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“Fly me to the Moon”: Airbus wins ESA contract for three more European Service Modules for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

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  Going to the Moon with the Artemis programme involves Europe   Service modules being built by Airbus Bremen - 10 European nations involved   The European Space...

“Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich” satellite successfully lifted off into space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

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The Airbus-built European ocean satellite "Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich" has successfully begun its “Seeing-the-Seas” mission. On 21 November 2020 the satellite lifted off from...

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts join Expedition 64 crew on the ISS

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NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon have arrived...

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station

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An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft...

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos landed on Earth

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of the Russian space agency Roscosmos landed on Earth at 16:54 UTC in...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully touches asteroid

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NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly...

Nokia selected by NASA to build first-ever cellular network on the Moon

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LTE/4G technology promises to revolutionise lunar surface communications by delivering reliable, high data rates while containing power, size and cost. Communications will be...

Two Airbus H135 helicopters delivered to support space exploration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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The aircraft will provide aerial security and support of the upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for late...

Airbus to keep NASA’s H135 helicopters flying for up to 10 years

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The $15million HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA’s H135 fleet The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability...

Boeing to support International Space Station operations through 2024

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Contract extension takes NASA-Boeing partnership for orbiting laboratory into the third decade Boeing, NASA’s lead industry partner for the International Space Station (ISS) since 1993,...

[Video] Fokker F-28 crash test at NASA Langley

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The NASA Langley Research Center has released a short clip of a Fokker F-28 aircraft being dropped at their Landing and Impact Research Facility,...

NASA’s InSight lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet

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On 26 November, NASA's InSight lander, the abbreviation for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport successfully touched down on the Red...

Issue with booster forces Soyuz rocket to return to earth for an emergency landing

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The Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, that was launched this morning for a four-orbit, six-hour journey to...

DC-8 on her way to Germany for NASA International Aviation Research

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NASA’s DC-8 “Flying Laboratory” is on its way to Germany for a joint flight campaign to sample clouds, contrails or aircraft emissions. NASA’s ongoing research...

SpaceX to send privately crewed Dragon spacecraft beyond the Moon next year

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Privately owned SpaceX company published this interesting and exciting news today: We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private...

NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star

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This information is not directly aviation-related, but due its importance in the field of outer space which is not so distant from aviation, we...

NASA begins work to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet

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The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of...

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