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An ill-fitting spacesuit cancels NASA’s first all-female spacewalk

A historic spacewalk was scheduled to occur this week, with only women operating outside the ISS for the first time ever. News of the event was revealed earlier this month when a flight controller tweeted about the schedule, but as NASA noted at the…
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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx has started orbiting asteroid Bennu

After NASA's OSIRIS-REx arrived at asteroid Bennu in early December, its ground team quickly started measuring and mapping out the celestial body. They needed all the information they could get in order to enter Bennu's orbit, since the asteroid has…
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Rocket Lab launches NASA’s first dedicated cubesat mission

Rocket Lab isn't quite done establishing firsts. The company has successfully launched ElaNa-19 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites), NASA's first cubesat mission to get a dedicated ride to space. Until now, the agency's tiny satellites have piggyb…
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NASA’s Insight lander delivers its first clear photo from Mars

Earlier today the Insight lander successfully touched down on Mars, and it's already crushing the 'gram. Signals indicating that its solar panels had opened and were generating power came back to Earth at about 8:30 PM ET, along with a few photograph…
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NASA’s Hubble successor may miss its launch window

The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA's successor to Hubble, has undergone its share of delays. Now, things are getting even tighter. A report from the US Government Accountability Office finds that because of ongoing technical issues with the telesco…
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NASA’s Cassini probe bids farewell to Saturn with epic image

NASA's Cassini spacecraft was always destined to be a doomed hero. After two decades in space, diligently exploring Saturn and its many strange and beautiful moons, operators deliberately crashed the spacecraft into the planet to make sure the moons…
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NASA’s retiring EO-1 satellite changed how we see Earth with these stunning photos

NASA has retired one of its greats — the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite — but the stunning images of Earth captured during its 17-year mission will live on. Here are 20 of our favorites.

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Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 take off from NASA’s historic launch pad

At 10:01 AM EST on February 18th, a SpaceX flight will take off from Launch Complex 39A for the first time since the company signed a 20-year lease for its use. The company will also attempt another first stage landing around 9 minutes after take off…
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent photos of Saturn’s north pole

As Cassini winds down its 20-year mission to Saturn, the spacecraft will maneuver into a series of weeklong orbits, allowing it to get a closer look at the planet's famous rings as it flies by. Although there are still a few days before Cassini graze…
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NASA’s EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

NASA’s futuristic, physics-defying EmDrive thruster may have just taken an important leap toward silencing its critics, by reportedly passing a rigorous peer review process with a forthcoming paper.

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NASA’s next space telescope sees 100 times more than Hubble

As much as the Hubble Space Telescope has done to shine a light on the darkest corners of the universe, it doesn't hold a candle to what's coming next. NASA has started work on WFIRST (Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope), a space observatory with…
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Wildly innovative ‘space igloo’ wins NASA’s 3D printed Martian habitat challenge

A space igloo created with naturally-occurring Martian ice was the winner of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition sponsored jointly by NASA and America Makes.

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