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Orbital, NASA Delay ISS Docking Of Cygnus Until At Least Saturday
2013-09-27 13:40:40

UPDATE: Friday 1:40PM Central: NASA and its International Space Station partners have approved a Sunday, Sept. 29, target arrival of Orbital Sciences' Cygnus spacecraft on its demonstration cargo resupply mission to the space station. NASA Television coverage of the rendezvous will begin at 4:30 a.m. EDT and will continue through the capture and installation of the Cygnus spacecraft. --------------- [ Watch the Video: Cygnus Rendezvous With The ISS Postponed ] Lee Rannals for...

Mission Control Center Interface Test Completed By Boeing
2013-09-16 10:27:45

NASA For the first time, the Mission Control Center (MCC) at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has tested communications with a commercial, crew-capable spacecraft, as The Boeing Company conducted an interface test between the MCC and software planned for the company's CST-100 spacecraft. Boeing has partnered with NASA to develop a fully integrated crew transportation system, with its CST-100 spacecraft and United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, in partnership with NASA's...

2012-08-21 15:28:42

A simulated mission to an asteroid is under way at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. Journalists are invited to learn about the test and technologies on Thursday, Aug. 30. Media will be able to learn about the test and see the technologies up close. Reporters interested in attending should email Brandi Dean at brandi.k.dean@nasa.gov. International media must apply for credentials by 5 p.m. CDT, Aug. 23. U.S. reporters should respond by 5 p.m. Aug. 29. The Research and Technology...

2012-08-15 20:12:37

NASA is exercising an $80.5 million flex option on the Facilities Development and Operations Contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md. The level-of-effort flex option takes advantage of hours that were negotiated for the contract award in 2009 and increases the ceiling for the base contract period. The period of performance for the contract remains Jan. 1, 2009, through Sept. 30, 2013. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin provides support for the hardware, software, data...

ESA’s Mission Control Ready For Launch Of MSG-3
2012-07-04 16:46:59

Europe´s new meteorology mission is set to soar into space on an Ariane 5 from Kourou on 5 July. Just 34 minutes later, ESA´s team of expert mission controllers will begin shepherding the satellite through the critical first steps of its life. ESA developed the MSG series of satellites in close cooperation with Eumetsat — the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites — and ESOC is responsible for the complex ℠LEOP´ — the...


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2011-04-11 13:06:23

Chris Cassidy Chris Cassidy is a NASA astronaut and a Navy SEAL. He was born Christopher John Cassidy on January 4, 1970 in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from York High School, in York, Maine, and then subsequently also graduated from the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, Rhode Island, in 1989. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1993 and a Master's degree in Ocean engineering from MIT in 2000. Cassidy graduated from BUD/S Class 192,...

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