Thursday, September 8, 2016
Blazing a trail into the early evening sky, the first asteroid sampling mission launched launched by NASA blasted into space at 7:05 p.m. EDT, September 8 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to begin a two-year journey to the Near-Earth Asteroid Bennu and collect a sample from its surface. Atlas V OSIRIS-REx Launch
Thursday, January 22, 2015
NASA and ATK have completed installing the first Space Launch System booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a specialized test stand in Utah. The largest solid rocket motor ever built for flight, QM-1 is now being prepared for...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule’s first trip to space in December. Engineers finished building the Orion...
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), a spacecraft that made the most comprehensive survey to date of asteroids and comets, has returned its first set of test images in preparation for a renewed mission.
Friday, August 23, 2013
NASA released Thursday new photos and video animations depicting the agency’s planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid. The images depict crew operations including the Orion spacecraft’s trip to and rendezvous with the...
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