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NASA handles viral VP pic with a light touch

You know that viral photo of Vice President Mike Pence putting his hand on a piece of space hardware marked with a “Do Not Touch” sign? Don’t worry about it, NASA says. The picture, snapped by news photographers on July 6 during Pence’s … Continue reading

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VP vows return to moon and ‘boots on Mars’

Vice President Mike Pence, the newly minted chairman of a revived National Space Council, said today that President Donald Trump is committed to a return to the moon and a push onward to Mars. Pence laid out the broad strokes … Continue reading

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Prince gets a shout-out from space station

We caught a #Dragon! @AstroPeggy & @Astro2Fish use @Space_Station’s robotic arm to capture @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/g258TK6dcK — NASA (@NASA) June 5, 2017 What do Prince and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule, freshly arrived at the International Space Station, have … Continue reading

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Here’s how NASA’s Mars 2020 rover will look

The rover that NASA is getting ready to send to Mars in 2020 looks a lot like the Curiosity rover that’s been working on Mars for almost five years – except for that freakishly big robotic arm. The arm is one … Continue reading

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NASA spacewalkers triumph over fussy bolt

NASA spacewalkers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer replaced a faulty computer relay box on the International Space Station today, but not before dealing with a problem all too familiar to home fixer-uppers. The box, about the size of a microwave … Continue reading

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NASA plays it safe for SLS rocket’s first flight

NASA has broken the news to the White House and the world that speeding up the first crewed flight of its exploration launch system wouldn’t be worth the added cost and risk. That means the first launch of NASA’s heavy-lift … Continue reading

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200th spacewalk is short but does the job

A small water leak cropped up in one of the hoses designed to keep NASA astronaut Jack Fischer’s spacesuit cool while he waited to begin today’s 200th spacewalk on the International Space Station. That had a domino effect on the … Continue reading

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