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Orionid 2019 Coming Soon!

  It is Fall 2019 and time for another Orionid meteor shower. The meteors can be seen between October 2 to November 7, with the peak occurring during the morning of October 21st  or 22nd. The Orionids occur when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by Haley’s Comet, which is the parent comet of the shower. On the…

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NASA Astronauts Spacewalk Outside the International Space Station on Oct. 18

  NASA On Friday, Oct. 18 starting at about 7:50 a.m. EDT, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk. The duo will exit the station’s Quest airlock in their U.S. spacesuits to replace a power controller that failed over the weekend.   blob:https://www.nasa.gov/67397aed-9798-4123-817e-40d8ebbe8a73

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NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk

NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss this week’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website. Kenny Todd, manager of International Space Station Operations Integration, and Megan McArthur, deputy chief of NASA’s Astronaut Office, will talk to and take questions from media…

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NASA Invites Media to Final Orion Jettison Motor Test in Huntsville, Alabama

Media are invited to witness the final test for a motor on the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft prior to the first crewed Artemis missions to the Moon. The test will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Redstone Test Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA, with the help of contractors Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne, is certifying the…

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NASA Spacecraft Launches on Mission to Explore Frontier of Space

After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts. A Northrop Grumman Stargazer L-1011 aircraft took off at 8:31 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying…

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NASA Television to Cover Return of Astronaut Nick Hague, Crewmates

NASA astronaut and Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Nick Hague and two crewmates on the International Space Station are scheduled to conclude their stay on the orbiting laboratory Thursday, Oct. 3. Live coverage of their return will begin at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 2, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Hague, Expedition 60 and Soyuz commander Alexey Ovchinin of the…

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NASA Television to Air 10 Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to conduct what may become a record pace of 10 complex spacewalks during the next three months, a cadence that has not been experienced since assembly of the space station was completed in 2011. Experts will discuss those plans in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 1, at NASA’s Johnson Space…

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NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies

NASA has selected 14 American companies as partners whose technologies will help enable the agency’s Moon to Mars exploration approach. The selections are based on NASA’s fourth competitive Tipping Point solicitation and have a combined total award value of about $43.2 million. This investment in the U.S. space industry, including small businesses across the country, will help bring the technologies…

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