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U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears
U.S. Air Force says satellite protection takes priority over rocket engine fears

On Tuesday, Gen. William Shelton claimed that more concern should be applied to the safety of satellites rather than a dwindling Russian rocket supply...

   
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch
Government says NASA lacks funding, decision-making ability for SLS launch

NASA’s new heavy lift rocket, called the Space Launch System (SLS), may not be ready for its first test flight in 2017. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) Read More.

   
Experts scrutinize Russian rocket dependency at Senate hearing
Experts scrutinize Russian rocket dependency at Senate hearing

The United States would struggle to find alternative rocket engine providers if tensions escalate between the Russia and U.S, experts told lawmakers on Wednesday...

   
On Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA looks back and forward
On Apollo 11 anniversary, NASA looks back and forward

On the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing during the Apollo 11 mission, NASA has released a statement laying out the agency’s plans for the future, especially its “Path to Mars”...

   
James Webb Space Telescope passes another test
James Webb Space Telescope passes another test

According to a NASA statement, on July 8, the agency’s long-gestating James Webb Space Telescope succeeded in another evaluation...

   
Odor-resistant clothing to be tested on ISS
Odor-resistant clothing to be tested on ISS

The International Space Station will soon be receiving clothing that might prevent astronauts from having to change outfits as frequently. On Sunday, the Cygnus spacecraft launched atop the Orbital Sciences Corp Antares rocket carrying the odor-resistant clothing along with 3,670 lbs...

   
NASA outlines plan for finding life on habitable exoplanets
NASA outlines plan for finding life on habitable exoplanets

Scientists speaking at a public talk at NASA’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on Monday outlined the American space agency’s plans for continuing the hunt for life beyond our world...

   
New data confirm that Voyager 1 is in interstellar space
New data confirm that Voyager 1 is in interstellar space

NASA’s Voyager 1 probe is the most distant manmade object, and the first to enter interstellar space, the ocean of plasma between stars. Although Voyager 1 has yet to clear the vast Oort Cloud, a shell of comets that extends to the very limit of the Sun’s gravity, it has left the heliosphere, a bubble of charged particles surrounding the rest of the solar system and pushed outwards by the solar winds...

   
Solar shock wave hits distant Voyager 1
Solar shock wave hits distant Voyager 1

A shock wave produced by the Sun hit the Voyager 1 spacecraft last fall, according to members of the Voyager mission team. Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter and Saturn, while its twin Voyager 2 conducted a 'grand tour' of all four solar system gas giants...

   
New NASA program has undergraduates designing and flying payloads
New NASA program has undergraduates designing and flying payloads

A new program organized by NASA's Science Mission Directorate is providing undergraduates an unprecedented opportunity to actively take part in science missions both on Earth and in space...