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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered

Jan 21, 2015
"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to...

Space Station Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule

Jan 12, 2015
"We are pretty thrilled up here," ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore informed NASA's Mission Control Center....

Chandra X-ray Observatory Captures Mega Milky Way Black Hole Outburst

Jan 06, 2015
"...Nature often surprises us, and we saw soemthing else that was really exciting," said lead researcher Daryl Haggard, of Amherst College....

Made Manifest

Dec 29, 2014
In a departure from past practice, SpaceX has revamped its public launch manifest to omit mission dates....

SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January

Dec 18, 2014
Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch....

Rosetta Points to OSIRIS-REx, Hayabusa 2 to Solve Earth's Water Mystery

Dec 11, 2014
"We knew that Rosetta's in situ analysis of the comet was always going to throw up surprises...," said Matt Taylor, ESA's Rosetta project scientist....

Orbital to launch next CRS mission atop ULA Atlas 5 in September

Dec 09, 2014
Orbital says a re-engined Antares rocket will conduct flights to the ISS for NASA from the company's Wallops Island launch site on Virginia's eastern...

Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut

Dec 08, 2014
Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November...

Orion Returns to Earth with a Triumphant Pacific Splash Down

Dec 05, 2014
"Every system on the spacecraft functioned by the book -- from start to finish," NASA's Rob Navias reported from Mission Control...

The Rise of Orion

Dec 05, 2014
"It was just magnificent, a dawn launch," said NASA astronaut Rex Walheim, who flew aboard NASA's final space shuttle mission, STS-135, in July 2011...

Exploration Flight Test-1: Orion's "Trial by Fire" is Underway

Dec 05, 2014
"Very exciting," said Mark Geyer, NASA's Orion project manager. "The launch itself was just a blast. We're looking forward for the rest of the day."...

NASA slips Orion EM-1 readiness to 2018

Dec 05, 2014
A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....

NASA slips Orion EM1 flight to 2018

Dec 05, 2014
A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....

Launch Teams Hustle To Place Orion In Orbit Early Friday After Scrub

Dec 04, 2014
"We'll go make sure we have a happy rocket," vowed United Launch Alliance COO Dan Collins. "As soon as we do that, we will get back to the pad and...

Delta IV issues, Winds Scrub Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 Debut

Dec 04, 2014
NASA, Lockheed Martin look to a second launch attempt on Friday at 7:05 a.m., EST....
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