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NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights

(NASA) – NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and

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NASA’s Plans to End the ISS Could Put its Mars Missions in Danger

(NEW SCIENTIST) 31 July 2018, By Leah Crane – The International Space Station (ISS) is barrelling towards its expiry date, and NASA isn’t ready. Federal funding of the ISS might

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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

(NASA) – 21 June, 2018.  NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.  “Peggy Whitson is

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Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

(NASA) – Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will speak with NASA astronaut and alumnus Scott Tingle, who is living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 12:30 p.m.

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NASA Astronauts Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

(NASA) – Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, returned to Earth on Tuesday after

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SPACEX TO SEND PRIVATELY CREWED DRAGON SPACECRAFT BEYOND THE MOON NEXT YEAR

(SPACEX) – We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid

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How to FLY A SPACESHIP to the SPACE STATION

So, you just light the candle, woosh up to the ISS and hook up, right?  Wrong.  Pay attention, Nerds – it’s science time.

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NASA’s New App is ‘The Sims’ in Space, With Plants

(GIZMODO) – As a life-long, avid Sims player, I was pretty excited to hear about NASA Science Investigations: Plant Growth. Released last month, the educational app lets you zoom around

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Next Cygnus Mission to Station Set for March

(SPACE DAILY) – Orbital ATK has completed a significant mission milestone for NASA’s next International Space Station cargo mission. The Pressurized Cargo Module (PCM) of the Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at

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How Do You Open the Shutters on the ISS?

(NERDOLOGY) – It’s not something that you might think about every day, but there are some serious engineering challenges to what seem like relatively simple issues, like shuttering a window

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