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Senate Approves 2017 NASA Authorization Bill

The Senate on Friday unanimously approved a new NASA authorization bill that would require the agency to study the feasibility of sending astronauts to the International Space Station aboard the Orion spacecraft, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Jeff Foust writes the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 directs the space agency to submit a report that will …

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Navy Scientists Will Launch Space Experiments to ISS

Scientists at the U.S. Navy‘s corporate laboratory will send two experiments to the International Space Station on Feb. 17 as part of the Defense Department‘s Space Test Program mission. The National Research Laboratory said Wednesday its Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph and GPS Radio Occultation and Ultraviolet Photometer Co-located experiments are two of …

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NASA, University of Alabama Plan Follow-On Earth Lightning Study from Space Station

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Alabama plan to conduct a follow-on study of Earth’s lightning and its connections to atmospheric phenomena from the vantage point of the International Space Station. The agency said Wednesday it will deploy a Lightning Imaging Sensor aboard SpaceX‘s 10th cargo resupply mission to ISS as part of a …

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NASA, University of Miami Researchers Partner to Develop Solid-State Battery for Microsatellites

Researchers from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center and the University of Miami have teamed up to protoype a solid-state battery that could be used in microsatellites. NASA said Saturday Luke Roberson, a senior principal investigator at Kennedy’s Exploration Research and Technology Directorate, collaborates with Ryan Karkkainen and Xiangyang Zhou, researchers at the University of Miami, on the battery development project …

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NASA, ESA Astronauts to Update ISS Power System Through Spacewalks

Expedition 50 astronauts will update the International Space Station’s power system during two spacewalks on Jan. 6 and 13. NASA said Wednesday Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA will conduct the first spacewalk then Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of European Space Agency will perform the …

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Russian Space Agency Loses Contact with Resupply Spacecraft

Russia’s space agency has lost contact with a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft more than six minutes into its flight to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft took off aboard a Soyuz rocket at normal conditions before it encountered an anomaly during third stage operation …

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