Cassini’s Swan Song – Flagship NASA Mission Ends after 20 Years

Cassini – NASA’s flagship planetary exploration mission for the last 20 years – found a fiery grave in Saturn’s dense atmosphere on Friday, ending a remarkable mission of discovery that will keep scientists busy for years to come to decipher the secrets Saturn and its enigmatic moons hold.

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Three Crewmen Arrive at International Space Station after Express Soyuz Rendezvous

Carrying a crew of three, a Russian Soyuz FG rocket lit up the skies over the Baikonur Cosmodrome Tuesday night as it embarked on a nine-minute climb to orbit in pursuit of the International Space Station to send the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft on a fast-track rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory with the second half of the Expedition 53 crew.

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Cape Canaveral Spaceport Braces for Major Hurricane Irma

One of the world’s prime space launch sites is bracing for its encounter with major Hurricane Irma – expected to move across Florida this weekend and bring with it extreme winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge.

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Sunday Morning Soyuz Landing on Tap for U.S.-Russian Trio, Peggy Whitson to Return after 289 Days

A veteran Russian Cosmonaut and two NASA Astronauts will barrel through a blaze of fire Sunday morning aboard their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, aiming for a parachute-and-rocket-assisted landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan Sunday morning

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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Returns to Flight Testing with Successful Captive Carry Test

Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser took to the skies over California’s Edwards Air Force Base on Wednesday for the first captive carry flight in the craft’s current round of testing that will ultimately see the space plane fly freely for approach and landing tests as part of its flight qualification for NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contracts.

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NASA’s TDRS-M Satellite Arrives in Geosynchronous Orbit, Completes Antenna & Array Deployment

NASA’s TDRS-M satellite this week reached its high-altitude perch in Geosynchronous Orbit and completed all major deployment events on its solar arrays and antennas in preparation for a multi-month commissioning phase before entering an active role within the agency’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

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