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This Week at NASA: Mid-Year at NASA.

2017 is shaping up to be another year of unprecedented exploration, amazing discoveries, technological advances and progress in development of future missions - and we're just six months into the year. Here are some of our top stories of 2017, so far - Mid-Year at NASA.


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This Week at NASA: New NASA Astronaut Class and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: New NASA Astronaut Class and More.

Vice President Mike Pence helped announce America's newest class of astronaut candidates on June 7 at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Vice President joined Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa in welcoming members of the 2017 class -- who were selected from more than 18,000 applicants

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This Week at NASA: Touching the Sun and More

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The first mission designed to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere - Solar Probe Plus has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, in honor of University of Chicago physicist, Eugene Parker.


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Video: SpaceX Pre-Launch Briefing on the SpaceX CRS-11 Space Station Supply Mission

Video: SpaceX Pre-Launch Briefing on the SpaceX CRS-11 Space Station Supply Mission Video in Story

On May 31, a prelaunch status briefing was held at Kennedy Space Center, prior to launch of the eleventh SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX is targeting launch of its Dragon spacecraft aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1 from Launch Complex 39A at KSC.


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This Week at NASA: The State of NASA, Unscheduled Spacewalk and More

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

Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot discussed our Fiscal Year 2018 budget request on May 23, during his State of NASA address.


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This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More

This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More Video in Story

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has successfully passed the center of curvature test at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Md.


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Video: NASA's First 100 Days

Video: NASA's First 100 Days Video in Story

From a presidential call from the Oval Office with a record-breaking American Astronaut to announcing the discovery of Earth-sized planets outside our solar system, NASA's been busy during the first 100 days of President Trump's term.


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This Week at NASA: Peggy Whitson Sets a Record, DNA Research and More

This Week at NASA: Peggy Whitson Sets a Record, DNA Research and More Video in Story

On April 24 aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut.


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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.


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NASA's Launches Football Stadium Sized Super Balloon From New Zealand

NASA's Launches Football Stadium Sized Super Balloon From New Zealand Video in Story

NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time), on a mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitude band.


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Cassini Completes Final and Fateful Titan Flyby

Cassini Completes Final and Fateful Titan Flyby Video in Story

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.


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This Week at NASA: Expedition 51-52 Takes Flight, Earth Day and More

This Week at NASA: Expedition 51-52 Takes Flight, Earth Day and More Video in Story

On April 20, Expedition 51-52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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This Week at NASA: Oceans Beyond Earth and More

This Week at NASA: Oceans Beyond Earth and More Video in Story

Two long-running NASA missions are providing new details about ocean bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn - further heightening scientific interest in these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond.


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Playing Wheel of Fortune With NASA Public Affairs

Playing Wheel of Fortune With NASA Public Affairs

I just love the media advisories NASA issues such as this one for Thursday's "NASA to Reveal New Discoveries in News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth" press event.


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This Week at NASA: Cassini Grand Finale, John Glenn and More

This Week at NASA: Cassini Grand Finale, John Glenn and More Video in Story

NASA held a news conference April 4 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with participation from NASA headquarters, to preview the final phase of the Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn.


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This Week at NASA: The Bipartisan NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 is Signed

This Week at NASA: The Bipartisan NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 is Signed Video in Story

On March 21, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.



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