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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. Saturday and headed over the Pacific toward polar orbit. NASA Earth … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Washington, DC— Thursday morning, speaking by phone, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) congratulated Jody Singer on her appointment as Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Congressman Brooks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee, and Director Singer had served as acting director of Marshall since July. … Continue reading Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — In a story Aug. 3 about nine astronauts picked for fly on commercial capsules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of one astronaut. His name is Josh Cassada, not John. A corrected version of the story is below: Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights NASA names astronauts … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

WASHINGTON – NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. “Today, our country’s dreams of greater … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

WASHINGTON – NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.  The selection is part of NASA’s continuing effort to foster a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms that allow testing of new space technologies … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s hyped claims on economy, NKorea, vets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump received positive economic news this past week and twisted it out of proportion. That impulse ran through days of rhetoric as he hailed the success of a veterans program that hasn’t started and saw progress with North Korea that isn’t evident to his top diplomat. A week in review: ECONOMY … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s hyped claims on economy, NKorea, vets

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON — One of the star products of President Donald Trump’s Made in America showcase this year, NASA’s Orion crew capsule, will ride through space thanks to Europe. With its four solar-array wings, the European Service Module supplies propulsion, power and the essentials of life for the capsule’s space travels and marks a departure for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft