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This Week at NASA: Spacewalks and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: Spacewalks and More.

On Feb. 25, International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA continued rigging power and data cables during the second in a series of three spacewalks to prepare for installation of two new docking ports for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.


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NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission Briefing Video in Story

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NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission Briefing.

During a February 25 briefing at NASA headquarters, details were discussed about the upcoming Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, scheduled for launch March 12 from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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This Week at NASA: Space Station Walks, Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission and More

This Week at NASA: Space Station Walks, Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission and More Video in Story

A Feb. 18 briefing at Johnson Space Center previewed a series of U.S. spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for new docking ports that will allow future crews launched from Florida, on U.S. commercial spacecraft to dock to the station.


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NASA FISO Presentation: An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission Plan

NASA FISO Presentation: An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission Plan

Now available is this weeks NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material from the February 11 2015 colloquium. This speaker was Sydney Do (MIT) who discussed "An Independent Assessment of the Technical Feasibility of the Mars One Mission Plan."


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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 Announced

U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees 2015 Announced Video in Story

This years group to be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame has been announced. Include are: John Grunsfeld, Steven W. Lindsey, Kent V. Rominger and Dr. M. "Rhea" Seddon.


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NASA: Solar Dynamics Observatory Celebrating 5 Years

NASA: Solar Dynamics Observatory Celebrating 5 Years Video in Story

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day.


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Inside KSC for February 13, 2015

Inside KSC for February 13, 2015 Video in Story

DSCOVR launches this week to headline events Inside KSC! The launch of the NOAA spacecraft was the third of 2015 for Kennedy teams, including CRS-5 and SMAP. Safety and Health Week is personal this year and the Tour de KSC bicyle ride is coming up.


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This Week at NASA - February 13, 2015

This Week at NASA - February 13, 2015 Video in Story

NASA and its International Space Station partners announced the crews of three upcoming missions to the ISS. The crews include three NASA astronauts. In May 2016, Kate Rubins will join the Expedition 48 crew already in orbit. Shane Kimbrough will follow on Expedition 49 and veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson will serve on Expedition 50.


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Video: Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Pre-launch News Briefing

Video: Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Pre-launch News Briefing Video in Story

NASA Television coverage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) mission news briefing on Feb. 7 2015 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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This Week at NASA: The State of NASA and More

This Week at NASA: The State of NASA and More Video in Story

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, speaking during his Feb. 2 "State of NASA" address at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the release of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 $18.5 billion budget proposal for NASA said, "I can unequivocally say that the State of NASA is strong."


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This Week at NASA: Commercial Crew, SMAP and More

This Week at NASA: Commercial Crew, SMAP and More Video in Story

During a Jan. 26 media briefing at the Johnson Space Center, Administrator Charlie Bolden, other NASA officials and representatives from Boeing and SpaceX discussed key development activities, test plans and objectives for developing safe, reliable and cost-effective spacecraft and systems that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States.


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Videos: Soil Mapping Spacecraft Ready for Flight and News Conference

Videos: Soil Mapping Spacecraft Ready for Flight and News Conference Video in Story

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft will be boosted into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Learn how SMAP and the Delta II were readied for liftoff.


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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.


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NASA Opportunity Rover: 11 Years on Mars and Counting

NASA Opportunity Rover: 11 Years on Mars and Counting Video in Story

The Mars Opportunity rover has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004 (Universal Time, which was Jan. 24, PST). That is farther than any other off-Earth surface vehicle has driven.


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Video: Mars Helicopter - Crazy Engineering

Video: Mars Helicopter - Crazy Engineering Video in Story

JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could 'scout' a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky.



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