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SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon CRS-3 Launch to the ISS Video in Story

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon CRS-3 Launch to the ISS

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft launched today on its 3rd Commercial Resupply Mission (CRS-3) to the International Space Station for NASA.


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This Week at NASA: Go for OSIRIS-REx, Budget Hearings and More Video in Story

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The team that will conduct NASA's first mission to collect samples from an asteroid was given the go-ahead to start building the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, flight instruments and ground launch support facilities, thanks to a successful Mission Critical Design Review.

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The Deep Space Network NASA Social - Celebrating 50 Years

The Deep Space Network NASA Social - Celebrating 50 Years Video in Story

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN), the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking" to spacecraft, we invited 45 social media followers to spend a day at JPL and a second day at the DSN Goldstone antenna complex.


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This Week At NASA: Water on Enceladus, DNS Celebrates 50 and More

This Week At NASA: Water on Enceladus, DNS Celebrates 50 and More Video in Story

Thanks to NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the Deep Space Network, we have evidence that a large underground ocean of water exists on Saturn's moon Enceladus -- a theory formulated in 2005.


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This Week at NASA: Budget, Mars, Asteroids, ISS and More

This Week at NASA: Budget, Mars, Asteroids, ISS and More Video in Story

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden responded to questions at a Congressional hearing about the agency's $17.5 billion FY2015 budget proposal, which affirms the bi-partisan plan agreed to by Congress and the President for NASA to carry out an ambitious deep space exploration program.


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Congressional Hearing: A Review of the NASA Budget for Fiscal Year 2015

Congressional Hearing: A Review of the NASA Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 Video in Story

Hearing of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Space - A Review of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as the witness.


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NASA Morpheus Completes Tethered Flight With Test of Hazard Avoidance System

NASA Morpheus Completes Tethered Flight With Test of Hazard Avoidance System Video in Story

The Morpheus lander tried out a sophisticated hazard avoidance system March 27 during a flight test conducted with the unmanned lander suspended from a crane on a tether on the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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NASA's Ground Systems Development and Operations Program Completes Preliminary Design Review

NASA's Ground Systems Development and Operations Program Completes Preliminary Design Review Video in Story

NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program.


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NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum

NASA Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum Video in Story

The Asteroid Initiative Opportunities Forum at NASA Headquarters provided status updates from the ongoing Asteroid Redirect Mission concept and extensibility refinement to expand on the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), which is a follow-on step from the 2013 Request for Information in mission planning activities.


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This Week at NASA: Checking Out the Space Launch System, SXSW and more

This Week at NASA: Checking Out the Space Launch System, SXSW and more Video in Story

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited Marshall Space Flight Center to see work being done on the avionics and flight software for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.


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NASA Exploration Systems Development Division Quarterly Update #5

NASA Exploration Systems Development Division Quarterly Update #5 Video in Story

NASA's Orion, Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations program are making steady progress toward sending humans farther than they've ever been before.


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This Week at NASA: FY 2015 Budget Briefed, Kepler and More

This Week at NASA: FY 2015 Budget Briefed, Kepler and More Video in Story

NASA's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal was announced March 4. The $17.5 billion budget supports NASA's new strategic plan to drive advances in science, technology, aeronautics and space exploration.


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This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Satellite Launched, Hubble and More

This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Satellite Launched, Hubble and More Video in Story

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Core Observatory launched from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center on February 27, Eastern Standard Time.


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NASA Orion Parachute System Tested to Its Limits

NASA Orion Parachute System Tested to Its Limits Video in Story

The parachute system designed for NASA's Orion spacecraft passed another hurdle on Feb. 26, in a test that put extra stress on its drogue parachutes and simulated a failure of one of its three main parachutes.


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NASA and JAXA Launch the GMP Satellite

NASA and JAXA Launch the GMP Satellite Video in Story

From the Tanegashima Space Center near the southernmost tip of Japan, NASA and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched a joint mission to study global measurements of rainfall and snowfall abroad JAXA's H-IIA rocket.


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This Week at NASA: Cygnus Released, Orion and More

This Week at NASA: Cygnus Released, Orion and More Video in Story

With delivery of more than a ton of supplies and experiments completed, Orbital Sciences Corporation's Cygnus cargo craft was detached and released from the International Space Station February 18 -- wrapping up the first of at least eight NASA contracted supply missions to the space station for Orbital through 2016.



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