Missions

  • Sally K. Ride, the first American woman in space, has passed away at the age of 61.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit recounts the days leading up to the launch of Expedition 31, as well as some of the more every-day aspects of living on the International Space Station.
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  • The Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecrafts were launched on an outward trajectory from the Sun in 1972 and 1973. In the 1980s, navigators for the mission saw a mysterious deceleration on the two spacecraft. Now, researchers have determined the cause of this 'Pioneer Anomaly.'
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit recently completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. In this diary entry, he discusses the marvel of spacesuits and his stay at the Cosmonaut Hotel in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
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  • A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad.
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit recently completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. While in orbit, he posted a series of diary entries about his experiences on the station and the important research that the crew conducted concerning life's
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  • Astronaut Don Pettit recently completed a stay on the International Space Station as part of the Expedition 31 crew. While in orbit, he posted a series of diary entries about his experiences on the station and the important research that the crew conducted concerning life's
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  • The B612 Foundation has announced plans to build, launch and operate the first privately funded deep space mission. Sentinel will be a space telescope placed in orbit around the Sun, and will create a comprehensive map of the inner Solar System.
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  • NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has encountered a region in space where the intensity of charged particles beyond our solar system has markedly increased. Scientists have concluded that the craft is now on the edge of the Solar System.
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  • A espaçonave da NASA Voyager 1 encontrou uma região no espaço onde a intensidade das partículas carregadas de fora do nosso Sistema Solar aumentou consideravelmente. Os cientistas concluíram que a nave está agora na borda do Sistema Solar.
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