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Aug 05, 2012

Planetary Protection

PASADENA, CALIF. -- The big Mars Science Laboratory rover is heading "right down the pipe" to an on-target rendezvous with the planet Sunday night,....More
Aug 04, 2012

On Target

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is performing perfectly, and the weather on Mars is cooperating, for a landing in the planet's Gale....More
Aug 04, 2012

Moment of truth approaches for NASA's Mars mission

Doug McCuistion, Mars Exploration program manager at NASA HQ makes no bones about the uncertainty involved in the upcoming landing attempt of....More
Aug 01, 2012

The Challenge of Nine

Congratulations go to SpaceX for a successful unmanned freight delivery to an orbiting space station, a capability that the Soviets/Russians have....More
Aug 01, 2012

Non-Planetary Resources

An interesting new business has recently received considerable public attention. Planetary Resources is looking for ways to harvest mineral resources....More
Jul 30, 2012

Russia's Progress 47 Cargo Craft Departs Space Station for Final Time

 Russia’s much traveled Progress 47 cargo capsule has departed the International Space Station for good, freeing the Russian segment Pirs docking....More
Jul 30, 2012

Progress 47 Returns to ISS with Successful KURS-NA Performance

  Progress 47 nears ISS docking. Image Credit: NASA TV ....More
Jul 27, 2012

Japan's HTV-3 Berthed to ISS

Japan's HTV-3 berthed to ISS. Image Credit: NASA TV Astronauts aboard the International Space Station berthed the third of Japan’s automated HTV re-....More
Jul 27, 2012

ISS Astronauts Grapple JAXA’s HTV-3

Japan's HTV-3 moments from capture over the Indian Ocean. Image Credit: NASA TVAstronauts aboard the International Space Station successfully....More
Jul 24, 2012

Progress 47/ISS Re-dock Aborted by Rendezvous System Test Problem

Russia’s unpiloted Progress 47 supply freighter aborted a scheduled re-docking with the six-person International Space Station late Monday, following....More
Jul 23, 2012

Progress Departs ISS for One Day KURS-NA Rendezvous System Test

Space Station as viewed bydeparting Progress cameras. Photo Credit: NASA TV   Russia's Progress 47 re-supply craft departed the International Space....More
Jul 21, 2012

Japan’s HTV-3 Boosts Biology, Earth Observation, Advanced Communications Experiments to the ISS

  The third of Japan’s supply and experiment filled H-II transfer vehicles, or the HTV-3, soared into Earth orbit atop an H-IIB rocket from the....More
Jul 18, 2012

Russia Looks to Accelerated Progress, Soyuz ISS Flight Profile

  Russia looks to Soyuz express. NASA TV....More
Jul 17, 2012

ISS Resumes Six Crew Ops with Soyuz Docking

  Soyuz approaches ISS with Russian, U.S....More
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