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NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’ NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’ The first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachuted to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975, when the agency’s crews were …

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To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements

To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements

To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements To Land Perseverance Rover in One Piece, NASA Made Improvements When NASA’s Perseverance rover arrives at Mars, mission managers will be watching, helpless to do anything. The $2.4 billion spacecraft will hit the top of the Martian atmosphere at more than 12,000 miles per hour and then come to a …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home

SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home

SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home If a hurricane does not get in the way, two astronauts who took the first commercial trip to orbit will return home on Sunday. Two astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, traveled to the International Space Station in May aboard …

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NASA Mars Launch 2020: Highlights From Perseverance Rover’s Journey

NASA Mars Launch 2020: Highlights From Perseverance Rover's Journey

NASA Mars Launch 2020: Highlights From Perseverance Rover’s Journey NASA Mars Launch 2020: Highlights From Perseverance Rover’s Journey NASA’s Perseverance rover is headed to Mars, the third spacecraft to head that way this month. Perseverance, a robotic wheeled vehicle designed to look for signs of past life on Mars, lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday at 7:50 …

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Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover

Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover

Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover Why NASA Picked Jezero Crater for the Perseverance Rover Sixteen years ago, Caleb Fassett, then a graduate student at Brown University, spotted an intriguing hole in the ground on Mars. Mars today is cold and dry, but it was not always that way. Here was one of the places with clear …

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NASA Delays James Webb Telescope Launch Date, Again

NASA Delays James Webb Telescope Launch Date, Again

NASA Delays James Webb Telescope Launch Date, Again NASA Delays James Webb Telescope Launch Date, Again After years of budget overruns, testing problems and political difficulties, NASA’s next great telescope has been delayed again, the space agency announced Thursday. The James Webb Space Telescope, which was proceeding toward a launch date of March 2021, will now be launched no sooner …

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Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems Kathy Lueders, who was recently appointed associate administrator of the agency’s human exploration and operations directorate, said that NASA, as part of efforts to reduce costly bureaucratic overhead, had not asked Boeing or SpaceX for a high-level management plan for how complex pieces of …

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NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson

NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson

NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson NASA Names Headquarters After Its First Black Female Engineer, Mary Jackson NASA announced on Wednesday that it would name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after Mary Jackson, the organization’s first black female engineer and a pivotal player in helping U.S. astronauts reach space. Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of NASA, said …

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NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’

NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet's 'Wright Brothers Moment'

NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’ NASA Mars Helicopter Will Be Red Planet’s ‘Wright Brothers Moment’ NASA is about to take to the air on another planet. As part of its next mission to Mars, leaving Earth this summer, the space agency will attempt to do something that has never been done before: fly a helicopter …

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NASA Picks Astrobotic to Carry VIPER Ice-Hunting Moon Rover

NASA Picks Astrobotic to Carry VIPER Ice-Hunting Moon Rover

NASA Picks Astrobotic to Carry VIPER Ice-Hunting Moon Rover NASA Picks Astrobotic to Carry VIPER Ice-Hunting Moon Rover After sending four rovers to Mars — with a fifth scheduled to launch in July — NASA announced on Thursday a contract for putting its first wheeled robot on the moon. Astrobotic Technology Inc. of Pittsburgh won a $199.5 million contract to …

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