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This Week on NASA: A Tour of the Armstrong Flight Research Center and More Video in Story

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NASA invited social media members Nov. 18 and 19 to the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center for a two-day event highlighting the ways NASA is with you when you fly.


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This Week at NASA: Orion Rolls Out to the Pad and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: Orion rolls out to the pad and more.

In preparation for its first spaceflight test next month, NASA's Orion spacecraft was transported from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 37 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 11, arriving at the launch pad early Nov. 12.

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Video: The Theodore von Karman Lecture Series: NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission

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A Theodore von Kármán Lecture Series talk, held November 6 and 7 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, addressed the key aspects of the agency's Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM) concept, which seeks to rendezvous with, capture, and redirect to translunar space a near-Earth asteroid.


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This Week at NASA: Orion Test Flight, Mars and More

This Week at NASA: Orion Test Flight, Mars and More Video in Story

A NASA media briefing on Nov. 6 at Kennedy Space Center highlighted the fully assembled Orion spacecraft and details of its first test flight, scheduled for Dec. 4.


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NASA News Conference: Previewing Orion's First Flight Test

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During a NASA Television media briefing from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA officials discussed the completed construction of the new Orion spacecraft and details of its first test flight, scheduled for Dec. 4.


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This Week at NASA: Dragon, Antares Crash, SLS and More

This Week at NASA: Dragon, Antares Crash, SLS and More Video in Story

The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was recently detached from the International Space Station for its return to Earth, just over a month after delivering about 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the ISS.


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Video: Professor Stephen Hawking

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Professor Hawking explains the need for space exploration.


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Video: Space Debris In Motion

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The animation depicts the distribution and movement of man-made objects orbiting Earth.


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This Week at NASA: Images From Comet's Mars Flyby and More

This Week at NASA: Images From Comet's Mars Flyby and More Video in Story

Several Mars-based NASA spacecraft had prime viewing positions for comet Siding Spring's October 19 close flyby of the Red Planet. Early images included a composite photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope that combined shots of Mars, the comet, and a star background to illustrate Siding Spring's distance from Mars at closest approach.


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NASA Tip: How to Safely Watch the Oct. 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

NASA Tip: How to Safely Watch the Oct. 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

During the late afternoon of Oct. 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from much of North America before sundown. Partial eclipses occur when the moon blocks part of the sun from view.


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This Week at NASA: Power Spacewalk, Maven First Light and More

This Week at NASA: Power Spacewalk, Maven First Light and More Video in Story

During an October 15 spacewalk outside the International Space Station - the second U.S. spacewalk in as many weeks - Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore of NASA, replaced a failed voltage regulation device to restore the station's electrical power output to full capacity.


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This Week at NASA: Spacewalk, Mars Flyby and More

This Week at NASA: Spacewalk, Mars Flyby and More Video in Story

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA and Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency donned U.S. spacesuits for an October 7 spacewalk to relocate a failed cooling pump and to install a backup power cable device for the station's rail car system.


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This Week at NASA: New Crew Launches to the ISS and More

This Week at NASA: New Crew Launches to the ISS and More Video in Story

On September 25, Eastern time, NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and his Expedition 41/42 crewmates, Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency, launched to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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This Week at NASA: Returning Human Spaceflight to America

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During a September 16 news conference at Kennedy Space Center - a major announcement by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station - effectively putting America back into the business of launching humans to space - ending our sole reliance on Russia by 2017.


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Inside Kennedy Space Center and Spaceport Magazine

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NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has released what could be a new regular video feature called Inside KSC. It appears to be a complementary product to the September edition of the KSC Spaceport Magazine.


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This Week at NASA: Mars, Space Launch System, Orion and More

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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, other NASA officials and representatives from The Boeing Company participated in a September 12 ribbon cutting for the new 170-foot-high Vertical Assembly Center at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.



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