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The wheels and suspension system have been installed on NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, a key step in assembly and testing of the flight system for the Mars Science Laboratory mission slated to launch next year. The centerpiece of MSL, Curiosity has six wheels and a rocker-bogie suspension system like its smaller predecessors: Spirit, Opportunity and Sojourner. Each wheel has its own drive motor and the corner wheels also have independent steering motors. Unlike earlier Mars rovers,...
Topics: What -- MSL, What -- Opportunity, What -- Spirit, Where -- Mars
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Flight Day 9 saw the crew of STS-133 taking time out of their continuing outfitting of the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) to join with the Expedition 26 crew aboard the International Space Station to answer questions from media 220 miles below.
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NASA's MESSENGER probe has discovered a surprise on Mercury: Something is digging "hollows" in the surface of the innermost planet.
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER
After modifications to Discovery's external tank, shuttle managers look at launch dates for Discovery in late February. Also, SLOPE helps Glenn researchers' learning curve; Leland Melvin tells students, "Yes, you can!" Just shy of its 7 years anniversary on Mars, the Opportunity rover checks out a crater, and SoCal students "elevate" their "ping pong" game in a NASA contest!
Topics: What -- YES, What -- Crater, What -- Opportunity, Where -- Mars
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During a NASA Television Science briefing, scientists discussed the findings of the first global analysis of the giant asteroid Vesta by NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The Dawn mission has confirmed Vesta's status as a special fossil of the early solar system and revealed a more varied, diverse world than originally thought. Dawn has shown Vesta is the only known intact, layered planetary building block with an iron core surviving from the earliest days of the solar system. It therefore more closely...
Topics: What -- Dawn, Where -- Vesta, What -- Moon, NASA, Science, News, Conference, Vesta
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Solar storms and Northern Lights are in the offing as the sun approaches Solar Max, expected in mid-to-late 2013. Recently, Earth's defenses were tested by a volley of strong eruptions. Find out what happened in this week's explosive ScienceCast.
Topics: What -- Sun, NASA, ScienceCasts, Solar, Maximum
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In honor of Women's History Month, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosts an event to recognize the success of women at NASA, JPL and other institutions who are working in the fields of space science, engineering and technology.
Topics: NASA, JPL, Women
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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver helped kick off Women's History Month at an event at George Washington University in Washington. The Women, Aerospace, and Innovation event showcased new videos from the Women@NASA website highlighting the role of women in science, technology, engineering and math at the agency. Inspiring and engaging young females in the STEM fields was detailed in data presented by the Girl Scouts Research Institute. You can check out more...
Topics: Where -- Washington, NASA, Women, Aerospace
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The pinpoint touchdown of the Soyuz capsule carrying Expedition 27 crew members Dimitry Kondratyev, Paolo Nespoli and Cady Coleman as it set down on a sunny, warm morning on the steppe of Kazakhstan.
Topic: Where -- Kazakhstan
Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson guides the shuttle to a secure docking with the International Space Station.
Cameras mounted on the International Space Station captured new views of Hurricane Irene at 4:27 p.m. EDT on August 26, 2011 as the storm bore down on the east coast of the United States. Accompanied by narration from Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Mike Fossum of NASA, the video showed the massive system moving north at 14 miles an hour packing winds of 100 miles an hour some 300 miles south-southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Irene is expected to track to the northeast along the...
Topics: Where -- Jersey, Where -- North Carolina
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The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a particle physics detector that could unlock mysteries about dark matter and other cosmic radiation, is installed outside the International Space Station.
Topic: What -- Spectrometer
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The opening of the hatch on the Russian Mini Research Module-1, Rassvet ("dawn") highlights the STS-132 crew's seventh day in space. Rassvet is now attached to the International Space Station's Zarya module, where it will help station crew members conduct science research in microgravity. Also, cargo was transferred from space shuttle Atlantis' middeck to the space station.
Topic: What -- Dawn
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The Rosette star formation region is located about 5,000 light years from Earth. X-rays reveal hundreds of young stars clustered in the center of a new image taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and additional fainter clusters on either side. The Rosette Nebula has long been a favorite target of amateur astronomers in the constellation Monoceros, the Unicorn, and can be occasionally seen by small telescopes from earth.
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Monoceros
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Family, friends and co-workers held a welcome ceremony for the returning six STS-133 astronauts at Ellington Field's Hangar 276, in Houston on Mar. 10. Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialists Mike Barratt, Al Drew, Steve Bowen and Nicole Stott landed safely at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard space shuttle Discovery on Mar. 9 to conclude their successful 13-day mission to the International Space Station.
Topic: Where -- Florida
Dr. Michael Duncan, NASA/Johnson Space Center Deputy Chief Medical Officer, talks about NASA's assistance to trapped miners in Chile.
Topic: Where -- Chile
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Frank Culbertson, the commander of Expedition 3 on the International Space Station, recalls what it was like being the only American not on Earth at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Culbertson's comments are showcased by the Sinead O'Connor ballad, "One More Day."
Topics: What -- Earth, Who -- Frank Culbertson
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From Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum answered questions during an educational in-flight event on Sept. 27 with students gathered at the Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Conference at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburgh, Texas, about research being conducted on the orbital laboratory and life on the outpost.
Topic: Where -- Texas
NASA debuted its new Women@NASA website during a Women's History Month event at the agency's Headquarters in Washington on March 16. Approximately 200 local students from elementary through high school learned about the significant and varied roles women have played in the agency's history. NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver hosted the event; featured guest was Valerie B. Jarrett, senior presidential advisor and chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. The one-hour program also...
Topic: Where -- Washington
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A team of four NASA experts journeyed to Chile to assist the Chilean government on everything from what the trapped miners should eat and drink to how they could best adapt to their cramped, prolonged confinement. Also, six the crew members of the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, dress rehearsed their launch at the Kennedy Space Center. Plus, Dryden gets the NAC, LCROSS breaks through with Popular Mechanics, and NASA "airs it out" in Albuquerque.
Topics: What -- AIRS, Where -- Chile
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The four astronauts of the final space shuttle mission are greeted by R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe and the group's hit, "Man on the Moon" to begin Flight Day 7. If you have difficulty viewing this video, it can be viewed at http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=101261101 On recording this song for the Atlantis' last crew Stipe said, "I recorded 'Man on The Moon' for NASA in Venice, Italy, where Galileo first presented to the Venetian government his...
Topics: What -- Galileo, What -- MESSENGER, Where -- Italy, What -- Moon
A NASA team offering support to 33 Chilean miners trapped in a gold and copper mine near Copiapo since August 5, spoke with reporters during a news conference at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Sept. 7. The group, an amalgam of medical staff, an engineer and a psychologist, is lending NASA's expertise dealing with astronauts living in relative isolation miles above earth, to this effort.
Topic: What -- Earth
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In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, astronaut Mike Massimino takes you on a tour of the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. This historic facility helped build the mighty Saturn V rockets in the 1960s and has built the space shuttle's external tank for the last 30 years. See how -- even advanced as shuttles are -- it still takes human hands and small tools to create this important piece of hardware.
Topic: Where -- Saturn
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Profiles of NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker, and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin. They're scheduled to launch on their Soyuz TMA-19 to the International Space Station at 5:35 p.m. Eastern on June 15 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Wheelock and Yurchikin are both spaceflight veterans; Walker, the only native Houstonian chosen as an astronaut, will be making her first visit to space. The Soyuz crew will join Expedition 24 crewmates Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Mikhail Kornienko...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin
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The Soyuz capsule carrying Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka put down safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan on Mar. 16.
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Alexander Kaleri
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Mission managers say preparations by Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke for the third EVA of STS-134 are going according to schedule.
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The STS-135 crew enjoys some off-duty time after completing their transfer of supplies from Atlantis to the ISS.
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The Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory was launched into its polar orbit of the Earth on June 10 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Calif. Aquarius will measure the amount of salt in ocean waters around the globe. Salinity affects ocean circulation and climate.
Topics: What -- Polar, What -- Aquarius, What -- Earth
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Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew commanded by Mark Kelly spend their sixth day docked to the International Space Station.
Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
This video from the Glenn Research Center highlights in stunning, behind-the-scenes imagery the launches of three space shuttle missions: STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124. NASA engineers provide commentary as footage from the ground and from the orbiters themselves document in detail the first phase of a mission.
Topics: What -- STS-117, What -- STS-114
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Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Dan Burbank, who is serving as the Expedition 30 Commander and Flight Engineer Don Pettit discussed life and work aboard the orbital laboratory with reporters from KGW-TV in Portland, OR, not far Pettit's hometown of Silverton, OR, and the Huffington Post during a pair of in-flight interviews on January 6, 2012.
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Mission Specialists Mike Good and Garrett Reisman installed the final three new batteries on the P6 truss segment of the International Space Station on the third and final spacewalk of STS-132. Good, Reisman and the other four members of the space shuttle Atlantis crew will conclude a weeks stay at the ISS on Sunday.
Topic: Who -- Garrett Reisman
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After awakening to REM's "Man on the Moon" and a message from front man Michael Stipe, the four astronauts on STS-135, the final space shuttle mission, continue moving cargo and supplies from the Rafaello module to the International Space Station.
Topic: What -- Moon
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Watch Expedition 25 Land Safely, Celebrate Messenger's Orbit Around Mercury, Check out NASA's New Website Honoring Women, Meetup at the Tweetup with a Former Space Station Resident, Do the Logo-Motion, Meet Robonaut 2, and Mark the Anniversaries of Gemini 3 and STS-76.
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- STS-76, What -- Gemini 3
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Dr. Mike Duncan, one of four NASA personnel who aided in the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners from an underground chamber, presents "Chilean Miner Rescue: the NASA Experience." Duncan talks about the team's efforts in Chile, and its subsequent visit to the White House.
Topic: Where -- Chile
After more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will move into orbit around Mercury on March 17, 2011. The durable spacecraft — carrying seven science instruments and fortified against the blistering environs near the sun — will be the first to orbit the innermost planet. At 8:45 p.m. EDT, MESSENGER — having pointed its largest thruster very close to the direction of travel — will fire that thruster for nearly 14 minutes, with other thrusters...
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- Sun, What -- MESSENGER, What -- Earth, Where -- Venus, What -- Mariner 10
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An unpiloted Russian resupply ship, the ISS Progress 41, docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station Jan. 29, 2011, two days after being launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Progress is loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew members living and working on the orbital laboratory. It arrived just two days after a Japanese cargo ship delivered more than four tons of supplies to the complex to cap...
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, What -- Progress 41
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Flight Day 6 was kick-started for the STS-135 astronauts with a special wake-up message from Elton John and one of the legendary performer's greatest hits. "Rocket Man" debuted around the time of the Apollo 16 mission, which sent men to the moon for the fifth time. The 4-½ minute song, which describes a long-term space bound astronaut's mixed feelings at leaving his family to do his job, has been played to awaken four shuttle crews aboard Discovery and Atlantis. "Rocket...
Topics: What -- Apollo 16, What -- Moon
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NASA has just released new movies of an "inky-dark" solar explosion that continues to puzzle experts more than a month after it happened.
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"Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy. Researchers discuss the possible meaning of this mismatch in this week's ScienceCast video. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more.
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Voyager 2, What -- Voyager 1
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Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly is interviewed by Fox News Radio about his mission aboard the International Space Station. Kelly and Flight Engineers Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka are expecting the arrival of the three other members of their crew at the International Space Station on Dec. 17. Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli are scheduled to launch Dec. 15 from Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz spacecraft.
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Who -- Scott Kelly, Who -- Alexander Kaleri
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The Launch Equipment Test Facility (LETF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida held a 'ribbon cutting' ceremony on Aug. 27 to mark the four year, $35 million comprehensive upgrade the facility has undergone. The LETF was established in the 1970s to support the qualification of the Space Shuttle Program's umbilical and launch mechanisms. Throughout the years, the facility has supported the development of systems for shuttle and space station, Delta and Atlas rockets, and various research...
Topics: What -- Atlas, Where -- Florida
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Atlantis' pilot recounts his small-town upbringing in upstate New York and the long road he took to become a NASA astronaut. Hurley also addresses the risks inherent in spaceflight; sheltering aboard the International Space Station in the event of an emergency; and, what it might be like to come home on a Soyuz spacecraft.
Topic: Where -- New York
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NASA's International Space Station Program Manager, Mike Suffredini, discusses the loss of Russia's Progress 44 spacecraft less than six minutes after its Aug. 24 launch from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station. The unpiloted cargo ship carrying three tons of food, fuel and other supplies for the six Expedition 28 crew members crashed in the mountainous Altai region of southwest Russia.
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Russia
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NASA 's newest Earth-observing research mission, Glory, is designed to improve our understanding of how the sun and airborne particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate. Scientists discussed the scientific objectives of this mission with the press and others at a briefing at NASA headquarters. Glory is slated to launch in February, 2011.
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- NASA Headquarters
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Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin, Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker relocated their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on June 28 from the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet module, which was installed in May. Yurchikhin manually docked the Soyuz to Rassvet for the first-ever linkup to the module. The move opens the aft port of Zvezda for the arrival of a new unpiloted Russian Progress resupply craft with food, fuel and supplies on July 2.
Topics: Who -- Fyodor Yurchikhin, What -- Zvezda
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From outside their underwater laboratory in Florida, NASA Astronaut and NEEMO 16 Commander Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger and European Space Agency astronaut Timothy Peake took a call from NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden on June 18. Bolden was speaking from the NASA TV studio at the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C. An international crew of four headed by Lindenburger has been performing spacewalks on the ocean floor to test concepts for future asteroid exploration as part of the 16th...
Topics: Where -- Washington, What -- Aquarius, Where -- Florida, Admin, Bolden, Talks, To, NEEMO, 16, Crew
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Gemma Flores is an architect at Dryden Flight Research Center in California. She served as the project manager for construction of the Consolidated Information Technology Center. She enjoys all aspects of her job; from planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance, Gemma states, "I like the idea of doing something really technical and being able to be creative with it." Gemma graduated in 2004 from Cal Poly, Pomona with an architecture degree.
Topics: Where -- California, NASA, Women's, History, Month, Gemma, Flores
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‪The four-member crew of the final space shuttle mission participated in a full launch dress rehearsal, known as the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, on June 23 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test provided an opportunity for the crew and ground teams to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization, emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. Atlantis' crew members are Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, and...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, Where -- Florida, Who -- Rex Walheim
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James Cameron, director of "Avatar," is featured in a series of public service announcements that describe the many contributions of NASA's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet. "A Steady Eye on Home" is one of three public service announcements featuring "Avatar" film imagery and computer animations and data from NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites. NASA has 14 science satellites in orbit making cutting-edge...
Topic: What -- Earth
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New ISS resident and Expedition 26 Flight Engineer Cady Coleman chats with CNN's "American Morning" program about her recent arrival and scheduled six-month stay at the orbiting complex.
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Russian and American space officials gathered at the Cosmonautics Museum in Moscow on April 11 on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the first human in space Yuri Gagarin, to commemorate this historic achievement.
Topics: Where -- Moscow, Who -- Yuri Gagarin
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Administrator Charles Bolden talks of the contributions to the space program made by African Americans, including Guy Bluford, the first black man in space; the first African American woman in space; and Fred Gregory, the first black to pilot and command a space shuttle mission.
Topic: Who -- Charles Bolden
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NASA's first Future Forum of 2011 brought together agency officials and local business, science and education leaders to discuss the agency's role in advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, and education and NASA's benefit to the nation's economy. Part 1 of the one-day forum featured remarks by Administrator Charles Bolden, and two panel discussions. "Innovation, Exploration, and Inspiration and NASA's Future," with, NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun; Chief Scientist...
Topics: Where -- Maryland, Who -- Charles Bolden
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The Expedition 30/31 crew slated to lift off to the International Space Station later this month takes part in activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Soyuz spacecraft that'll take NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, and astronaut Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency to the station is scheduled to launch Dec. 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, then dock to the orbiting laboratory two days later.
Topics: Who -- Oleg Kononenko, Where -- Kazakhstan
The MESSENGER spacecraft captured its first image of Mercury since entering the planet's orbit. The picture was of previously unseen terrain near the small, rocky planet's south pole. The snapshot is part of the "checkout phase" conducted for the spacecraft that'll include its taking around 75,000 images of Mercury's surface. Full operations to study the planet's geology, formation and history are scheduled to begin April 4.
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- Snapshot, What -- MESSENGER
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Juno team leaders discuss the solar-powered spacecraft's mission and its planned arrival at Jupiter in July 2016. There, it'll orbit the planet's poles 33 times to find out more about the gas giant's interior, atmosphere and aurora. Scientists believe Jupiter holds the key to better understanding the origins of our solar system.
Topic: Where -- Jupiter
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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, STS-135 managers brief media members on the final mission of the Space Shuttle Program, the 12-day flight of Atlantis and her four-member crew to the International Space Station.
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Expedition 29 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA Flight Engineer Dan Burbank and Russian Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia on October 31, 2011. Afterward, they departed for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to complete training for their launch to the International Space Station in the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on November 14, Baikonur time.
Topics: Where -- Kazakhstan, Where -- Russia
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 29 Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency discussed his mission with students gathered at the Japan-Pacific Information and Communications Technology Center located at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, during an in-flight educational event on Oct. 13, 2011. Furukawa is scheduled to return to Earth in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft on Nov. 22 after almost six months in space.
Topics: Where -- Japan, Where -- Suva, Where -- Fiji, What -- Earth
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In cooperation with NASA, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, has announced its newest game, "Angry Birds Space." Game developers have incorporated concepts of human space exploration into the new game. From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets, players use physics as they explore the various levels of the game set both on planets and in microgravity. Aboard the International Space Station, Flight Engineer Don Pettit...
Topics: AngryBirds, Space, NASA, ISS, 10Mbps
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While other mission tasks are completed, mission specialists Drew Feustel and Greg Chamitoff prepare for the first EVA of STS-134.
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Imagery rarely seen by the public that highlights three space shuttle launches is set to music in this special video produced by NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center.
Jaiwon Shin is the associate administrator for NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington. High-speed research and aircraft icing are Shin's areas of technical expertise. He has been instrumental in restructuring NASA's aeronautics program to focus on fundamental research and better align with plans for the nation's Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Topic: Where -- Washington
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An unmanned Russian cargo ship launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on a two-day trip to deliver almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the six crew members on the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 46 resupply craft launched in near zero-degree weather from Baikonur at 6:06 p.m. EST on Jan. 25 (5:06 a.m. on Jan. 26 Baikonur time). The spacecraft is scheduled to dock to the station's Pirs Docking Compartment on Jan. 27.
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A briefing at the Kennedy Space Center details NASA's recent awards of more than $269 million for the continued development of commercial transportation systems to carry astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit. Four U.S. companies received the awards in the second round of NASA's Commercial Crew Development, or CCDev, effort. Commercial crew transport will free NASA to concentrate on developing and building new technologies for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.
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NASA reveals new images and science findings from the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury. The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging, or MESSENGER spacecraft conducted more than a dozen laps through the inner solar system for six years prior to achieving the historic orbit insertion on March 17.
Topics: Where -- Mercury, What -- MESSENGER
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Before every shuttle launch, the astronauts train with their ascent team in Mission Control Houston. In this episode of NASA Behind the Scenes, astronaut Mike Massimino introduces you to some of the STS-133 Mission Control team members as well as the people who work in the back rooms. Also, sit in the "front room" as shuttle Discovery runs through a simulated launch.
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The cargo that will fly aboard space shuttle Endeavour on its final mission, STS-134, was transported to Launch Pad 39A from the NASA Kennedy Space Center's Space Station Processing Facility. The STS-134 mission, targeted for launch on April 19, will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-2 (AMS) and the Express Logistics Carrier 3 to the International Space Station. The AMS is a sophisticated science instrument designed to increase our understanding of the universe. The carrier is a platform...
Topic: What -- Space Shuttle Endeavour
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The Hubble Space Telescope presented astronomers with this rosy picture on the celebration of its completion of 21 years since it was deployed in 1990. This especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth. The larger of the spiral galaxies, known as UGC 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as UGC...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Andromeda, What -- STS-31
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External cameras on the International Space Station captured views of Hurricane Rina at 2:39 p.m. EDT on Oct. 25, 2011, as the complex flew 248 miles over the Caribbean Sea east of Belize. The late season hurricane, which continues to intensify, was located 300 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, barely moving west-northwest at a glacial three miles an hour. Rina is packing winds of 105 miles an hour, and is forecast to intensify to a major hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan...
Topics: Where -- Caribbean Sea, Where -- Belize
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From an altitude of 218 miles, the International Space Station flies over Hurricane Earl as it churns as a Category 4 storm northeast of Puerto Rico near the northern Antilles islands. The station's Progress 37 cargo craft and the Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft are in the foreground.
Topics: What -- Progress 37, Where -- Puerto Rico
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Aboard the International Space Station, external cameras captured new video of Hurricane Katia as it moved northwest across the western Atlantic north of Puerto Rico at 10:35 a.m. EDT on Sept. 6, 2011. Katia has strengthened into a major Category 3 hurricane packing winds of 125 miles an hour and could strengthen even more before taking a turn to the north and then northeast off the east coast of the United States.
Topic: Where -- Puerto Rico
NASA's Johnson Space Center helped NASA commemorate the 10th anniversary of a continuous human presence aboard the International Space Station with a roundtable discussion on Oct. 27. Participants included Peggy Whitson, NASA chief astronaut, Expedition 5 flight engineer and Expedition 16 commander; Mike Lopez-Alegria, NASA astronaut and Expedition 14 commander; and Clay Anderson, NASA astronaut and Expedition15 and 16 flight engineer. On Nov. 2, 2000, Expedition 1 Commander Bill Shepherd and...
Topics: Who -- Yuri Gidzenko, Who -- Peggy Whitson, Who -- Sergei Krikalev
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Reporters from KTRK-TV and KTRH Radio, both in Houston, conduct in-flight interviews with Expedition 28 astronauts aboard the International Space Station orbiting 220 miles above Earth.
Topic: What -- Earth