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NASA News…

Posted: 26 Jul 2010 in Government, NASA
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NASA news.

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Artist’s conception of Sedna, an exoplanet hiding on the fringes of our solar system.

NASA’s Deep Space Camera Locates Host of ‘Earths’
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Scientists celebrated Sunday after finding more than 700 suspected new planets — including up to 140 similar in size to Earth — in just six weeks of using a powerful new space observatory.

Early results from NASA’s Kepler Mission, a small satellite observing deep space, suggested planets like Earth were far more common than previously thought.

Past discoveries suggested most planets outside our solar system were gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn — but the new evidence tipped the balance in favor of solid worlds.

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Here’s a little NASA news for your purview.

This is about the Orion Pad Abort System. Good shit.

Orion Pad Abort 1 Test a Spectacular Success

NASA conducted a spectacular though brief flight test of the Orion Launch Abort System early Thursday morning at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.

The 500,000-lb. thrust abort motor rocketed the boilerplate crew module and its launch abort stack away from launch pad 32E at White Sands on time at 7 a.m. MDT, and initial indications that all systems for steering, separation, stabilization, deployment of the parachutes and landing worked perfectly.

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NASA News…

Posted: 7 Apr 2010 in NASA
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Since I work for NASA, I thought I’d start sharing news that I hear/see about NASA.

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NASA extends space contract with Russia on ISS

NASA announced Tuesday that it signed a contract with the Russian space agency to shuttle US astronauts to the orbiting International Space Station.

The 335 million dollar contract extension is for the “transportation, rescue and related services” of US crew bound for the ISS in 2013, NASA said in a statement.

The contract “covers comprehensive Soyuz support, including all necessary training and preparation for launch, crew rescue, and landing of a long-duration mission for six individual station crew members.”

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