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Sarah Brightman Discusses Upcoming Trip to Space

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British singer Sarah Brightman and backup Satoshi Takamatsu at as press conference in Moscow on Monday.

NASA, Boeing & SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts

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HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

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Video: NASA, Scott Kelly Get SOTU Shout Outs From President Obama

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President Barack Obama recognizes NASA and Astronaut Scott Kelly at the 2015 State of the Union Address.

Video Look at Upcoming Year-Long Mission on ISS

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Video Caption: The launch of Soyuz TMA-16M will return three veteran space fliers to the International Space Station, with two of them embarking on the first ever yearlong mission to this vehicle.

NanoRacks: The Fastest Space Manifester in the West

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nano_racks_logoWebster, TX—January 13 2014 — NanoRacks successfully manifested payloads onto SpaceX-5 in record time: nine days. Historically, it takes months, years even, to successfully manifest a payload for delivery to the International Space Station. But that speed is too slow for the agile commercial space industry.

NanoRacks was able to manifest CubeSats under a nine day deadline, and MixStix experiments in under one-month. That’s how little time there was to manifest payloads onto SpaceX-5 after the loss of Orb-3, and the company, working side by side with NASA and our customers, made it happen.

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Brightman & Takamatsu Complete First Day of Cosmonaut Training

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Satoshi_Takamatsu and Sarah Brightman (far right) meet the media. (Credit: Roscosmos)

Satoshi_Takamatsu and Sarah Brightman (far right) meet the media. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) – Today in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre (GCTC) the famous British actress, songwriter and dancer Sarah Brightman and Japanese advertising guru Satoshi Takamatsu began their spaceflight training.

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Student Experiments Get Reflight on Dragon After Antares Failure

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Students from Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and principal Paul Hembling with their investigation. (Credit: Credit:  Bert Edwards Science & Technology School)

Students from Bert Edwards Science & Technology School in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and principal Paul Hembling with their investigation. (Credit: Credit:
Bert Edwards Science & Technology School)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — Scientific research sometimes resembles a roller-coaster ride of highs and lows, success and failure. Students sending investigations on Mission 6 to the International Space Station learned this firsthand.

After a rigorous selection process and months of preparation, 42 students were set for the exciting experience of watching the October launch of their research in person from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. That excitement faded when Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket, which was set to deliver the cargo, suffered an anomaly during ascent. All supplies and research aboard, including the student investigations, were lost.

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CASIS Launches New Investigations to International Space Station

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Dragon CRS-5 spacecraft berthed at International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

Dragon CRS-5 spacecraft berthed at International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (CASIS PR) – The most recent series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) were successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) onboard the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) Dragon capsule. CASIS is tasked with managing and promoting research onboard the ISS U.S. National Laboratory.

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NASA Space Technology Progress in 2014

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Technicians prepare the 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) tank during manufacturing at the Boeing Developmental Center in Tukwila, Wash. (Credit: Boeing)

Technicians prepare the 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) tank during manufacturing at the Boeing Developmental Center in Tukwila, Wash. (Credit: Boeing)

WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA’s technological toolkit to further America’s space exploration goals is on sound footing thanks to major accomplishments in 2014 by the space agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).The directorate manages nine major technology development programs performed at each of NASA’s ten centers.

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SpaceX Plans for Pad Abort Test at Cape

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SpaceX Dragon abort test article. (Credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX Dragon abort test article. (Credit: SpaceX)

SpaceX is gearing up for two critical commercial crew tests involving its Dragon capsule in the coming months: a pad abort test in Florida, and an in-flight abort at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The pad abort test will occur sometime between Feb. 10 and May 10 according to an application for special temporary authority (STA) that SpaceX has filed with the Federal Commission Commission. The STA is required for use of radio frequency during the test.

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