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National Space Council Aims to Streamline Space Launch Licensing Process

The National Space Council has approved four recommendations that seek to introduce changes to commercial space regulations, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Vice President Mike Pence, chair of the council, and other NSC members cleared the recommendations during their second public session Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The council’s first recommendation …

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NASA to Showcase Orion Stage Adapter Before Launch Preparations

NASA plans to showcase an Orion stage adapter technology at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama before the space agency transfers the flight hardware to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The agency said Saturday it will display the spacecraft adapter at a media event on Tuesday ahead of preparations for the first integrated test …

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Mike Pence: NASA to Refocus on Human Space Exploration

Vice President Mike Pence has said the Trump administration seeks to redirect NASA‘s focus toward human space exploration, including flights to the moon and Mars, Space News reported Thursday. Pence said in a speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center that the revival of the National Space Council will help U.S. regain leadership …

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Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The U.S. Air Force‘s unmanned reusable space plane has arrived from an on-orbit mission at the shuttle landing facility of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 performed on-orbit experiments during its 718-day mission, which brings the total number of days spent in space for the OTV program to 2,085 …

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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 Experts Provide Tech Support to GeNO, SeaDek Marine Products via Regional Economic Devt Program

Subject-matter experts at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have provided technical support to SeaDek Marine Products and GeNO as part of the agency’s Regional Economic Development program that seeks to increase partnership between the center and local businesses. NASA said Tuesday KSC’s Cryogenics Test Laboratory provided test equipment as well as test and …

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NASA to Launch Neutron Star Research Mission in February 2017

NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has received the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer technology the space agency aims to send to the International Space Station in February 2017 aboard a SpaceX cargo resupply spacecraft. The NICER mission seeks to explore the astrophysics of neutron stars and test a space navigation technology intended to support NASA’s future deep-space …

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