Mars Perseverance Rover 3D Model

On July 30, the Mars 2020 mission is scheduled to launch with its Perseverance rover. This mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the Red Planet. It has high-priority science goals for Mars exploration, including research about the potential for life on

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Mission Monday: Five fast facts about Telstar, the world’s first active communications satellite

58 years ago this week, NASA launched Telstar, the world’s first active communications satellite, into low-Earth orbit. The feat captured imaginations around the globe and sparked a new age of instant worldwide communications. Communication hasn’t always been instantaneous. However, 58 years ago, a beach-ball sized satellite sparked a new era

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Try this at home Part 4 – NASA wearable that reminds you not to touch your face

While NASA scientists and engineers are designing the next generation of spacecraft, they are also inventing new devices and tools that help us here on Earth. Most recently, NASA invented a wearable that reminds you not to touch your face to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. Build your own

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D.C. NASA Headquarters Renamed in Honor of Mary W. Jackson

Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters. That’s the new name of the NASA headquarters building in Washington, D.C. on “Hidden Figures Way,” announced NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Wednesday. Mary Winston Jackson (1921–2005) successfully overcame the barriers of segregation and gender bias to become a professional aerospace engineer and leader in

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Photo Puzzle: D.C. NASA Headquarters

This NASA Headquarters building in Washington, D.C. was recently renamed to honor an important figure in NASA history. This person started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. She was a mathematician and aerospace engineer, went on to lead

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Demo-2 liftoff

Top 15 Demo-2 launch photos

It’s official. Astronauts are once again launching to the International Space Station from American soil, something that hasn’t been done since the Space Shuttle Program concluded in 2011. On Saturday, May 30, at 2:22 p.m. CT, America watched as Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley rocketed into orbit in their SpaceX

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Demo-2 launch watch party guide

Be part of the NASA mission and watch history on May 30 as we launch astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Even though we can’t experience the launch together physically, we can still experience it together virtually. Celebrate this historic moment at home with a launch

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Expedition 63 launch.

Mission Monday: Two Space Station expeditions launch and land in April

This month two International Space Station missions launched and landed. Get a glimpse into Expedition 62 and 63 in this Mission Monday post! Expedition 63 launches to the International Space Station On April 9, the crew of Expedition 63 launched into space aboard their Soyuz spacecraft. Shortly after launch, the

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SpaceX 2020 missions to launch astronauts from American soil

NASA assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft last month. This is one of two significant SpaceX missions coming up this year that will achieve historic space exploration milestones. Crew Dragon Demo 2 (Demo-2) The Demo-2 mission will be the first

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NASA News Roundup: Space Station departures and launches

April is a busy month for the International Space Station. See what’s on the horizon for the floating laboratory in this week’s NASA News Roundup. April 7 departure Space Center Houston is the best place to experience the past, present and future of space exploration. Sometimes, that means being part

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