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NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover – Countdown to Mars (Media Briefing)

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Follow the road to launch for our next mission to the Red Planet, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover. NASA leadership and a panel of scientists and engineers will preview the upcoming mission at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Wednesday, June 17.   Briefing participants will be: – NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine – Lori…

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NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Gateway Crew Cabin

NASA has finalized the contract for the initial crew module of the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting outpost. The Gateway is a key component of NASA’s long-term Artemis architecture and the HALO capability furthers our plans for human exploration at the Moon in preparation for future human missions to Mars These first two elements of the Gateway – HALO and PPE…

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NASA Announces Challenge Seeking Innovative Ideas to Advance Missions

NASA has opened a pilot Entrepreneurs Challenge to invite fresh ideas and new participants in supporting development of new instruments and technologies to advance the agency’s science exploration goals. The agency’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is seeking novel ideas reflective of those currently trending in the commercial sector – particularly in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, autonomy, robotics…

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Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A…

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NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

  For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex…

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Watch the Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

  NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30, for the launch of the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to…

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NASA Remembers Annie Glenn

The following is a statement on the passing of Annie Glenn, wife of former NASA astronaut Sen. John Glenn: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Annie Glenn. A stalwart member of the space and military communities, her courageous support of her legendary husband John was unmatched. “She provided an example for other women who followed to face the…

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