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NASA Astronauts on Third and Final Spacewalk in October Series
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NASA astronauts Joe Acaba (left) and Randy Bresnik (right) at work outside the International Space Station on Oct. 20, 2017, in the third of a series of three planned spacewalks. The two astronauts successfully completed the 6 hour, 49 minute spacewalk at 2:36 p.m. EDT.

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This Week in NASA History: Second Crewed Skylab Mission Splashes Down – Sept. 25, 1973
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This week in 1973, the second crewed Skylab mission splashed down in the Pacific Ocean following a successful 59-day mission in the orbiting laboratory.

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NASA Concludes Summer of Testing with Fifth Flight Controller Hot Fire
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NASA engineers closed a summer of successful hot fire testing Aug. 30 for flight controllers on RS-25 engines that will help power the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket being built to carry astronauts to deep-space destinations, including Mars.

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NASA to chase the eclipse with jets to capture “clearest images of the corona to date”
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Well, it looks like the best view of this year’s eclipse on August 21st is going to go to NASA. They recently announced that they’ll be chasing it with WB-57F jets. For most of us here on planet earth, the eclipse will last around two and a half minutes in total. You can see here […]

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NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft
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When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures on […]

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NASA Langley and the Space Race
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Neil Armstrong trained for the Apollo 11 mission at NASA Langley’s Lunar Landing Research Facility on equipment that cancelled all but one-sixth of Earth’s gravitational force. Armstrong offered perhaps the greatest tribute to the importance of his training when asked what it was like to land on the moon, replying, “Like Langley.”

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This Week in NASA History: Apollo AS-203 Launches — July 5, 1966
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This week in 1966, the AS-203 rocket launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The Apollo AS-203 mission was an uncrewed test of the vehicle’s second stage, the S-IVB stage, and the instrument unit of the Saturn V to obtain flight information under orbital conditions.

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NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer Prepares for Friday Spacewalk
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Expedition 51 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA is seen inside the International Space Station in his spacesuit during a fit check, in preparation for a spacewalk on Friday, May 12, 2017. This will be the 200th spacewalk at the station for assembly and maintenance, the ninth spacewalk for NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and the […]

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NASA Marks Progress on Hardware for Orion's Second Flight with Space Launch System Rocket
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Machining for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, scheduled to fly on the second integrated flight with agency’s Space Launch System rocket, is well underway at Ingersoll Machine Tools in Rockford, Illinois. The new deep space spacecraft will take humans farther into the solar system than we have ever traveled before.

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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record
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534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and counting. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson flew through the standing record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut at 1:27 a.m. EDT on April 24, 2017, and with the recent extension of her stay at the International Space Station, she has five months to rack up […]

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Thomas Byrdsong, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langley Research Center
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On March 2, 1963 Engineer Thomas Byrdsong checks the Apollo/Saturn 1B Ground-wind-loads model in the Transonic Dynamics Tunnel at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

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