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Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control

Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control

Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control Glynn S. Lunney, the NASA flight director who played a major role in America’s space program and was hailed for his leadership in the rescue of three Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by …

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Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA President Biden on Friday nominated Bill Nelson, a former senator from Florida, to head NASA. A statement from the White House announcing the nomination said of Mr. Nelson, “In the Senate he was known as the go-to senator for our nation’s space program.” The selection raised …

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Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket On Thursday, NASA’s new big rocket, the Space Launch System, will make a second attempt to not go anywhere. This test, called a hot fire, is a crucial step for the rocket, which has been in development for more than a decade. …

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NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival

NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover's Arrival

NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival NASA Will Listen for Thumps on Mars From Perseverance Rover’s Arrival When the Perseverance rover sets down on Mars on Thursday, another NASA spacecraft already there will be listening for the thump-thump that will result when the newcomer arrives. The hope is that these thumps will create enough shaking …

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Photos Show NASA Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Photos Show NASA Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars

Photos Show NASA Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars Photos Show NASA Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars The newest Martian, a robot named Perseverance, is alive and well after its first day and night on the red planet, NASA scientists and engineers said on Friday. Members of the triumphant team managing the spacecraft were exhilarated as they shared pictures captured by …

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Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82

Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82

Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82 Bruce Blackburn, Designer of Ubiquitous NASA Logo, Dies at 82 Bruce Blackburn, a graphic designer whose modern and minimalist logos became ingrained in the nation’s consciousness, including the four bold red letters for NASA known as the “worm” and the 1976 American Revolution Bicentennial star, died on Feb. 1 in …

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Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75

Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75

Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75 Millie Hughes-Fulford, NASA Shuttle Scientist, Dies at 75 Her research carried the hope of helping to create treatments to decrease the immunosuppression of T cells, especially among older people. “Millie was joyous about science,” Dr. Carl Grunfeld, associate chief of staff for research and development at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, …

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NASA Picks Artemis Astronauts for Moon Training

NASA Picks Artemis Astronauts for Moon Training

NASA Picks Artemis Astronauts for Moon Training NASA Picks Artemis Astronauts for Moon Training NASA on Wednesday introduced the group of astronauts it has chosen for upcoming missions to the moon. The program, called Artemis, aims to send people back to the moon for the first time since the end of NASA’s Apollo program in 1972. “This is the first …

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NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home?

NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home?

NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home? NASA Launched a Rocket 54 Years Ago. Has It Finally Come Home? It was after midnight on Sept. 19 and Paul Chodas, the manager of the Center for Near Earth Object Studies at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was working late, studying an object called 2020 …

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SpaceX NASA Live Updates: Astronauts Prepare for Launch

Astronauts Soichi Noguchi, left, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins at Cape Canaveral before the launch. 

SpaceX NASA Live Updates: Astronauts Prepare for Launch SpaceX NASA Live Updates: Astronauts Prepare for Launch Here’s what you need to know: Four astronauts — three from NASA, one from JAXA, the Japanese space agency — will be sitting inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, boosted to orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission is known as …

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