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  • Tucson's Paragon Space teams up on space-station contract

    September 13, 2017 9:36 PM 15

    Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corp. has teamed up with a Maryland-based company on a multitask NASA contract for work supporting the International Space Station that could be worth up to $500 million over seven years. Under the contract NASA awarded to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, the ISS Program office will issue task orders to provide

  • NASA will study the moon in new ways

    September 10, 2017 5:02 PM 30

    NASA is scheduled to hold a work aimed at to study the lunar surface and its features. To do this, U.S. scientists invented a new way. In order to better understand the surface features of the Earth satellite, NASA experts came up with insertion into its orbit two micro-satellites. A special feature will be that they will be joining the thread. One satellite

  • WATCH: Telescope captures images of NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft

    September 9, 2017 1:37 PM 28

    As NASA's asteroid-bound spacecraft OSIRIS-REx approaches Earth for its September 22 gravity assist, a ground-based telescope has captured images of the spacecraft. This is the first Earth-based view of OSIRIS-REx since its launch on September 8, 2016, NASA said on Friday. The images were taken on September 2, by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory

  • Southern resident orcas spotted for the first time in two months

    September 7, 2017 11:06 PM 9

    Whale researchers spotted the southern resident killer whales breaching and searching for food off the coast of Vancouver Island for the first time in more than two months. Mark Malleson, with the Center for Whale Research based in the U.S., spotted the whales just west of Sheringham lighthouse in Port Renfrew. A release from the centre says a "large

  • SpaceX successfully launches the X-37B, the Pentagon’s secretive autonomous space drone

    September 7, 2017 2:10 PM 14

    In the Pentagon's vast arsenal there is little quite like it: a super-secret space drone that looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, but orbits the Earth for months, even years, at a time. Doing what? The Air Force won't say. On the tarmac, the X-37B, as it is called, looks tiny, standing not much taller than a person. Its wingspan measures

  • SpaceX launches U.S. military space plane on secret mission

    September 7, 2017 12:44 PM 43

    5th secret mission for X-37B, 1st time launching aboard SpaceX rocket SpaceX successfully launched the U.S. Air Force's reusable robotic space plane on its latest secret mission today. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), built by Boeing, is an unmanned spacecraft that has spent up to 700 days orbiting the Earth on previous missions. The space plane

  • NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson back on Earth after record-breaking space mission

    September 3, 2017 1:59 AM 23

    Whitson broke the 534-day U.S. record for cumulative time in space back in April NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and two crewmates made a parachute touchdown in Kazakhstan on Saturday, capping a career-total 665 days in orbit, a U.S. record. Whitson, 57, ended an extended stay of more than nine months aboard the International Space Station, a $100 billion

  • Cassini Timeline: NASA Mission to Saturn Ahead of Grand Finale Death Dive

    September 1, 2017 8:31 AM 34

    The Cassini spacecraft will reach its grand finale on September 15, when it will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, where the temperature and pressure will crush and vaporize the craft into oblivion. The death dive takes place almost 20 years after the spacecraft first launched and marks the end of one the longest missions undertaken by NASA, the European

  • Whales risk death to flee deafening sonar

    August 29, 2017 11:04 PM 15

    Sonar from military ships and helicopters is forcing whales to dive for so long that they are at risk of a fatal condition similar to the bends, according to a study. One beaked whale fleeing the sound waves slipped underwater for 163 minutes, almost half an hour more than the longest dive previously noted for any mammal. Lone beached whales and even beached

  • Air Force, Orbital ATK set to launch ORS-5 space tracking satellite

    August 24, 2017 8:56 PM 22

    Orbital ATK is preparing to launch the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite on Aug. 25th from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Orbital ATK is preparing to launch the U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space-5 satellite on Aug. 25th from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The ORS-5 will be launched