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This Week at NASA: Viking at Forty and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: Viking at Forty and More.

Forty years ago, on July 20, 1976, Viking 1 became the first U.S. spacecraft to successfully land on Mars. To celebrate the anniversary of the historic robotic feat and to highlight NASA's effort to send humans to Mars in the 2030s, Langley Research Center, in Hampton, Virginia hosted a two-day "Viking at 40" event.


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This Week at NASA: New Space Station Crew and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: New Space Station Crew and More.

The Expedition 48/49 crew that launched July 7 from Kazakhstan arrived as scheduled at the International Space Station July 9 Eastern time.

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This week at NASA: Juno arrives at Jupiter and more

This week at NASA: Juno arrives at Jupiter and more Video in Story

After an almost five-year journey to Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully settled into orbit around our solar system's largest planet on July 4 - giving Juno team members yet another reason to celebrate on America's birthday.


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NASA provides an update on Juno's arrival at Jupiter after it enters orbit

NASA provides an update on Juno's arrival at Jupiter after it enters orbit Video in Story

On July 5, just hours after NASA's Juno spacecraft arrived at the planet Jupiter, NASA held a press briefing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California to provide a status update on the spacecraft.


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Replay: Juno orbital insertion at Jupiter

Replay: Juno orbital insertion at Jupiter Video in Story

On July 4th, NASA Television aired live coverage of the solar-powered Juno spacecraft's arrival at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey.


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Video: Juno at Jupiter, into the unknown

Video: Juno at Jupiter, into the unknown Video in Story

Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer than any spacecraft before. Juno will see Jupiter for what it really is, but first it must pass the trial of orbit insertion.


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NASA JPL Jupiter Orbital Insertion Press Kit

NASA JPL Jupiter Orbital Insertion Press Kit

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has provided the following Orbital Insertion press kit for the 4th of July critical insertion into Jupiter's orbit.


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Happy 4th of July, from NASA

Happy 4th of July, from NASA Video in Story

To all Americans -- in space and on Earth -- NASA wishes you a safe and happy July 4th Independence Day.


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Jupiter - The deadliest radiation in the solar system

Jupiter - The deadliest radiation in the solar system Video in Story

On Monday, the NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter. Bill Nye explains Jupiter's deadly radiation. Jupiter produces the radiation equivalent of 100 million X-rays. Nye explains how NASA protects the instruments on the Juno spacecraft from this incredibly fierce environment.


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NASA JPL: What's up in the sky for July 2016

NASA JPL: What's up in the sky for July 2016 Video in Story

Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way. Spot planets, constellations, nebulae and galaxies.


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NASA's Juno spacecraft captures roar of Jupiter as it nears the gas giant

NASA's Juno spacecraft captures roar of Jupiter as it nears the gas giant Video in Story

NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016.


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This week at NASA: Space launch booster test, Juno at Jupiter and more

This week at NASA: Space launch booster test, Juno at Jupiter and more Video in Story

On June 28, the booster for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket was fired up for a major two-minute full-duration qualification ground test at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems' test facilities in Promontory, Utah.


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NASA Juno Mission: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video

NASA Juno Mission: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video Video in Story

Fly along with NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Turn on your sound to find out more about the planet, the mission and the spacecraft.


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NASA FISO Presentation: Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites

NASA FISO Presentation: Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites

Now available is the June 15, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Gordon Roesler of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office who discussed "Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites".


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Media Briefing: The Science of Juno's Mission to Jupiter

Media Briefing: The Science of Juno's Mission to Jupiter Video in Story

During a news briefing from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California the science team involved with the Juno mission to Jupiter talked about the scientific goals of the mission.


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Infographic: Juno, Built to Withstand Intense Radiation Environments

Infographic: Juno, Built to Withstand Intense Radiation Environments

Juno has been headed for Jupiter since 2011 to study the gas giant's atmosphere, aurora, gravity and magnetic field. This infographic illustrates the radiation environments Juno has traveled through on its journey near Earth and in interplanetary space.



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