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Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped with the uncrewed Dragon spacecraft, soars upward after lifting off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Dragon will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX’s 23rd commercial resupply services mission.
Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

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Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-duration mission of a crewed American spacecraft to date.   SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins,…

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Cygnus Resupply Craft With NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station

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A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with nearly 8,000 pounds of scientific investigations, technology demonstrations, commercial products, and other cargo after launching at 9:16 p.m. EDT Friday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.   The spacecraft launched on an Antares rocket from the Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad…

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High School Students will Ask NASA Astronaut Aboard ISS Questions

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  NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, currently aboard the International Space Station, will answer questions posed by high school students from across the nation this week. The educational downlink event will air live at 10:25 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 2, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Cassidy will answer prerecorded questions selected from high school students participating in the Society…

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NASA Selects Catherine Koerner as Orion Program Manager

NASA has selected Catherine Koerner as manager of the agency’s Orion Program. In this role, she will be responsible for the development and operations of NASA’s newest spacecraft that will carry astronauts on Artemis missions to the Moon and return them safely to Earth. Koerner begins her new position effective Tuesday, Sept. 8. “I’m honored to be selected as the…

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NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Joins Boeing Starliner Crew Mission to Space Station

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NASA has assigned astronaut Jeanette Epps to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission, the first operational crewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.   Epps will join NASA astronauts Sunita Williams and Josh Cassada for a six-month expedition planned for a launch in 2021 to the orbiting space laboratory. The flight will follow NASA…

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CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the…

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