Florida launch base to be renamed Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

By Stephen Clark The military-run spaceport at Cape Canaveral will soon be renamed Cape Canaveral Space Force Station to reflect the facility’s transition from the U.S. Air Force to the newly-created Space Force, military officials said Friday. Officials said Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, home operational launch pads leased by United Launch Alliance and SpaceX, […]

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SpaceX test-fires Falcon 9 rocket for Starlink launch Sunday

By Stephen Clark SpaceX test-fired its next Falcon 9 rocket Friday ahead of a planned launch Sunday from Cape Canaveral with 60 more Starlink Internet satellites, days after an international group sounded another warning about the effects of large satellite fleets on astronomy. The hold-down firing Friday at Cape Canaveral signaled a milestone in SpaceX’s […]

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NASA Selects Four Possible Missions to Study the Secrets of the Solar System

Artist concept of the solar system. Credits: NASA NASA has selected four Discovery Program investigations to develop concept studies for new missions. Although they’re not official missions yet and some ultimately may not be chosen to move forward, the selections focus on compelling targets and science that are not covered by NASA’s active missions or […]

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Orion “Passengers” on Artemis I to Test Radiation Vest for Deep Space Missions

As NASA leads the way for human exploration at the Moon and beyond, space radiation is one of the biggest hazards crews face. In 2018, NASA signed an agreement with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for an experiment to test the AstroRad radiation protection vest on Artemis I, the […]

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Boeing works towards SLS Core Stage Green Run checkouts after completing first test

Technicians for NASA Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage prime contractor Boeing completed the first of many tests on the program’s first working article in the test stand at the Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi and are now getting it ready for its crucial pre-launch test-firing later this year. Core Stage-1, which serves as […]

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Trump's 2021 NASA budget proposal axes 2 telescopes, 2 Earth science missions & STEM grants

An artist’s depiction of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope. The space telescope one of several missions again on the budget chopping block for Trump administration’s FY2021 budget proposal. (Image: © NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) In the Trump administration’s federal budget request for 2021, proposes the cancellation of two NASA telescopes, two Earth science […]

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Antares and Cygnus 13th ISS resupply flight rescheduled for Thursday liftoff

The Northrop Grumman Antares 230+ liftoff from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Virginia has been rescheduled to launch this Thursday (02/13) at 4:06pm EST. The rocket is set to carry the automated Cygnus spacecraft on its 13th contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). It was scheduled to lift off […]

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