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NASA Launches Rocket On Asteroid Probe Mission

NASA Launches Rocket On Asteroid Probe Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday carrying a robot space probe on NASA’s first quest to collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth in hopes of learning more about the origins of life...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Mission to Mars Set For Takeoff in 2018

NASA's InSight Lander Mission to Mars Set For Takeoff in 2018

Finally, NASA's InSight lander mission is set for takeoff in the spring of 2018. It was announced on Friday, Sept. 2, that the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) will be up after patching all the structural issues that stymied its scheduled launch in March 2016...

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet, the US space agency has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to …

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NASA Hires US Companies to Develop Habitats for Mars Mission

In a bid to help advance the manned flight to Red Planet,  NASA has selected six US companies to develop ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Habitation systems provide a safe place for humans to live as scientists move beyond Earth on the journey to Mars. Through the …

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NASA Juno Spacecraft Set to Arrive at Jupiter

Fireworks are not the only thing being watched in the sky this Fourth of July. On Monday, NASA’s spacecraft “Juno,” was one rotation away from being inserted into orbital rotation around Jupiter. As of noon Monday, Juno was an hour away from passing Jupiter’s second-closest moon, Europa.  “It’s a milestone for planetary science,” …

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NASA Unveils Electric Plane

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced it is in the process of developing an experimental electric airplane. Their new model, the X-57, could cut operational costs by 40 percent compared to other gas-powered planes of the same size. This plane would not only have a much smaller …

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