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This Week at NASA: Closet Spacecraft Formation Flying, Mars and More Video in Story

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Closet Spacecraft Formation Flying, Mars and More.

The four spacecraft orbiting Earth in formation as part of NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission achieved a new record recently when the space between them was decreased from just over six miles to only four-and-a-half miles.


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NASA's Orion Spacecraft: Evaluating Radiation Protection Plans for Astronauts Video in Story

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NASA's Orion Spacecraft.

When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity's frontier and push the boundaries of exploration.

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NASA FISO Presentation: NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission

NASA FISO Presentation: NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission

Now available is the September 21, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers was Philip McAlister (NASA HQ) who discussed "NASA Collaboration with SpaceX's Red Dragon Mission".


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NASA's MMS Achieves Closest-Ever Flying Formation

NASA's MMS Achieves Closest-Ever Flying Formation Video in Story

On Sept. 15, 2016, NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale, or MMS, mission achieved a new record: Its four spacecraft are flying only four-and-a-half miles apart, the closest separation ever of any multi-spacecraft formation. The previous record was first set by MMS in October 2015, when the spacecraft achieved a flying separation of just over six miles apart.


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NASA FISO Presentation: Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign

NASA FISO Presentation: Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign

Now available is the September 7, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Mark Lupisella, Jack Bleacher and Michael Wright of NASA GSFC who discussed "Low-Latency Teleoperations for the Evolvable Mars Campaign".


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NASA FISO Presentation: Telerobotics from Mars Orbit - Lessons from Robotic Exploration for Human Missions to Mars

NASA FISO Presentation: Telerobotics from Mars Orbit - Lessons from Robotic Exploration for Human Missions to Mars

Now available is the August 31, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Jim Bell (ASU) who discussed "Telerobotics from Mars Orbit - Lessons from Robotic Exploration for Human Missions to Mars"


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This Week at NASA: Asteroid Redirect Mission Briefing, Arctic Sea Ice and More

This Week at NASA: Asteroid Redirect Mission Briefing, Arctic Sea Ice and More Video in Story

On Sept. 14, officials from the White House and NASA discussed the space agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) during a televised event at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


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NASA, White House Provide an Update on the Asteroid Redirect Mission

NASA, White House Provide an Update on the Asteroid Redirect Mission Video in Story

Officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and NASA held a live Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) discussion at the space agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.


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This Week at NASA: OSIRIS-REx Launches, NASA X-Plane and More

This Week at NASA: OSIRIS-REx Launches, NASA X-Plane and More Video in Story

On Sept. 8, NASA launched the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


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NASA OSIRIS-REx Post Launch Status of Asteroid Sample Return Mission

NASA OSIRIS-REx Post Launch Status of Asteroid Sample Return Mission Video in Story

Following the Sept. 8 launch of the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, representatives from NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) discussed the status of the spacecraft and the next steps on the mission.


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ScienceCasts: To Asteroid Bennu and Back

ScienceCasts: To Asteroid Bennu and Back Video in Story

OSIRIS-REx seeks answers to the questions that are central to the human experience: Where did we come from? What is our destiny? Asteroids, the leftover debris from the solar system formation process, can answer these questions and teach us about the history of the sun and planets.


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NASA Previews OSIRIS-REx, the First U.S. Sample Return Mission to an Asteroid

NASA Previews OSIRIS-REx, the First U.S. Sample Return Mission to an Asteroid Video in Story

On Sept. 6, NASA previewed the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security - Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx mission, during a pre-launch news conference at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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NASA FISO Presentation: NASA Space Portal - A Framework for Space Exploration and Development in the 21st Century?

NASA FISO Presentation: NASA Space Portal - A Framework for Space Exploration and Development in the 21st Century?

Now available is the August 17, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Dan Rasky (NASA ARC) who discussed "NASA Space Portal - A Framework for Space Exploration and Development in the 21st Century?"


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This Week at NASA: 2nd Spacewalk in two Weeks, Hurricanes and More

This Week at NASA: 2nd Spacewalk in two Weeks, Hurricanes and More Video in Story

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA conducted a spacewalk Sept. 1 to retract a thermal radiator, install the first of several enhanced high definition cameras on the station's truss and tighten bolts on a joint that enables one of the station's solar arrays to rotate.


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This Week at NASA: Dragon Leaves the Space Station and More

This Week at NASA: Dragon Leaves the Space Station and More Video in Story

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft left the International Space Station on August 26.


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NASA FISO Presentation: The Deep Space Network - The Next 50 Years

NASA FISO Presentation: The Deep Space Network - The Next 50 Years

Now available is the August 10, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Leslie Deutsch (NASA JPL) who discussed "The Deep Space Network - The Next 50 Years."



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