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NASA Completes Critical Space Communications Network with Spectacular Launch of Final TDRS Science Relay Satellite

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Today marked the end of an era for NASA as the last of the agency’s…

5 years ago

Curiosity Rover ‘Locked and Loaded’ for Quantum Leap in Pursuit of Martian Microbial Life

[/caption] NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, the most technologically complex and scientifically capable robot built by humans to explore the surface…

11 years ago

Juno Jupiter Orbiter poised at Launch Pad for Aug. 5 Blastoff

[/caption] The Atlas V rocket that will power NASA’s new Juno science probe to Jupiter was rolled out to the…

11 years ago

Solar Powered Jupiter bound JUNO lands at Kennedy Space Center for blastoff

[/caption] Juno, NASA’s next big mission bound for the outer planets, has arrived at the Kennedy Space Center to kick…

11 years ago

Spectacular Sunset Launch of new US Spy Satellite

[/caption] A Delta IV rocket carrying a top secret military payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) blasted off Friday…

11 years ago

SDO Launch Scrub; Try Again Tomorrow

[/caption] Note: Nancy Atkinson is at Kennedy Space Center to cover SDO and the STS-130 shuttle mission Scrub! High winds…

12 years ago

Mars 2016 Methane Orbiter: Searching for Signs of Life

[/caption] The new joint Mars exploration program of NASA and ESA is quickly pushing forward to implement an agreed upon…

12 years ago

Atlas Launch halted by ORCA; Shuttle Atlantis Next in Line

(Editor's Note: Ken Kremer is in Florida for Universe Today covering the current launch attempts of the space shuttle and…

13 years ago

Launches and Dockings and Robots, Oh My!

[/caption] It was a busy weekend in the world of space flight -- both present and future -- and so…

13 years ago