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50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first crewed launch of the Saturn V
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In 2020, NASA and SpaceX will launch American astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Would you like to learn how to make your own Demo-2 to launch in your home? Watch this tutorial to learn how. All you will need is paper, markers, scissors, tape, yarn
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NASA astronaut Doug Hurley was the pilot on STS‐127 and STS‐135. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. Before joining NASA, he was a fighter pilot and test pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps. Hurley is currently serving as Spacecraft Commander on the first crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is a native of Missouri and a veteran of two space shuttle flights. Behnken flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging more than 708 hours in space, and more than 37 hours during six spacewalks. Behnken is currently serving as Joint Operations Commander on the first crewed
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Preparing to ‘Launch America,’ a cargo spacecraft arrives at the space station, and the detective capabilities of our next Mars rover … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-Preparing%20to%20Launch%20America%20into%20a%20New%20Era%20of%20Space%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20May%2029,%202020
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It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S.
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It’s not just Mission Control that’s counting down — how are you preparing to #LaunchAmerica? From building your own rocket to binge-watching launch overage, share a video, a photo or simply your thoughts for a chance to be featured on our social media platforms, as we prepare for the return of human spaceflight to U.S.
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We’re going forward to the Moon, together. NASA astronaut Alvin Drew answers the question, “Who is going with us?” He describes the purpose of the Gateway and how it helps with our plans to explore the Moon and Mars. Alvin also underlines how NASA partnerships will contribute to the Artemis Program. Comment with your #AskNASA
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Modern rocket. Retro logo. Same mission. The Worm is back. And just in time to mark the return of human spaceflight on American rockets from American soil. The retro, modern and iconic emblem will fly once again, this time on the side of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will ferry astronauts Robert Behnken and
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Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan, stars of 20th Century Fox’s Film “The Martian”, got a tour from Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. News media followed the tour taking a peek at what NASA’s “Real Martians” are working on. For more videos of the visit: Space Station Crew Members Talk to Cast of The Martian
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What questions would you ask NASA? Actor Brad Pitt, who plays an astronaut in his new movie Ad Astra, helps us kick off our new #AskNASA YouTube series with a few questions about space exploration. What did you learn from watching astronauts on the International Space Station? Would you rather visit the Moon or Mars?
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Together with SpaceX, NASA will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. SpaceX will launch people into space for the first time ever with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board Crew Dragon, which will dock to the International Space Station. Prepare to #LaunchAmerica on May 27: www.nasa.gov/launchamerica Share with us
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“Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Apollo 13 has become known as “a successful failure” that saw a safe return of the crew in spite of a catastrophic explosion in the middle of their lunar journey. This 30-minute documentary features interviews with Apollo 13 Astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise, as well as Flight Directors Gene
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“Houston, we’ve had a problem” is the now famous phrase radioed from Apollo 13 to Mission Control upon the catastrophic explosion that dramatically changed the mission. On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, we recognize the triumph of the mission control team and the astronauts, and look at the lessons learned. The Apollo
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As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station – with an eye toward the Moon and Mars – NASA is accepting applications March 2 to 31 for the next class of Artemis Generation astronauts. The basic requirements to apply include United States citizenship
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Living and working in space requires human perseverance. Future missions will focus on exploration at greater distances from Earth; to the Moon and then to Mars. These missions will mean humans will stay in space for extended durations. To ensure that these goals are achieved, NASA’s astronauts must be able to perform at peak productivity
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Currently, live views from the International Space Station (ISS) are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node
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Currently, live views from the International Space Station (ISS) are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node
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Apollo 12 launched from Cape Kennedy on Nov. 14, 1969, into a cloudy, rain-swept sky. Launch controllers lost telemetry contact at 36 seconds, and again at 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle was struck by lightning. In addition to continuing Apollo’s lunar exploration tasks, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon deployed the
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Currently, live views from the International Space Station (ISS) are streaming from an external camera mounted on the ISS module called Node 2. Node 2 is located on the forward part of the ISS. The camera is looking forward at an angle so that the International Docking Adapter 2 (IDA2) is visible. If the Node
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NASA is hiring more new Artemis generation astronauts. Will you be next? NASA’s latest astronaut class shares their journey. To join them, astronaut candidates must have earned a master’s degree from an accredited institution in engineering, biological science, physical science, computer science or mathematics. The requirement for the master’s degree can also be met by:
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The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer receiving communications from the payload. A team of engineers are reviewing the available health and status information from HDEV to identify what may have occurred. Additional updates will be published as they
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Pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson has died at the age of 101. Johnson was part of a group of African-American women who worked on critical mathematical calculations in the early days of human spaceflight, as chronicled in the best-selling book and hit movie “Hidden Figures.” “She was an American hero and her pioneering legacy will
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NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing
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NASA Explorers is a new digital series that takes you inside the space agency and follows the pioneers, risk-takers and experts at the front line of exploration. Season 1, “Cryosphere,” joins NASA scientists on their journey to the frozen ends of the Earth as they study our rapidly changing world from satellites, planes and boots
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NASA is making steady progress on building the Orion spacecraft, which will take astronauts deeper into space than ever before. Take a look at the latest achievements and milestones in “Orion: From Factory to Flight” as Orion gets ready for its first orbital test flight in 2014.
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Can you spot the sharp-angled, rectangular iceberg? This footage (partially sped up) is from an Oct. 16, 2018 flight over the northern Antarctic Peninsula by our Operation IceBridge DC-8 aircraft. Mission Scientist John Sonntag provides commentary. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2JdEy71 Operation IceBridge is NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice. During the survey, designed to assess changes
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NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new scientific discoveries
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Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA discussed how he and his crewmates will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and his view of Earth from orbit during the holiday season in a downlink message recorded Nov. 18. Kimbrough, who arrived on the station in October, is in the midst of a
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