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NASA resumes space-station missions on Thursday

Cape Canaveral - Commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station are expected to resume Thursday with the launch of a Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Investigation opens into U.S. spaceship mishap

Wallops Island - NASA is warning coastal Virginia residents not to touch any debris they find from Tuesday night's explosion and crash of a rocket and supply capsule headed for the International Space Station.

NASA's Fermi spots a nova at the constellation Cygnus Special

Greenbelt - Astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have detected gamma-rays from a nova for the first time. The discovery stunned observers and overturns the notion that novae explosions lack the power to emit such high-energy radiation.
 

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OUT OF THIS WORLD: A NASA artist s conception of what Kepler-186f  the first Earth-size planet spott...
OUT OF THIS WORLD: A NASA artist's conception of what Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet spotted orbiting in another star's habitable zone, looks like is shown in a picture released Thursday by the space agency.
NASA/Reuters
View showing Cygnus pulling away from ISS after undocking three months ago
View showing Cygnus pulling away from ISS after undocking three months ago,
NASA
Orbital ATK s Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14  2...
Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo craft is released from the International Space Station in this June 14, 2016.
NASA/ESA astronaut Tim Peake
The Saffire experiments being conducted by NASA will help in our understanding of how fire acts in s...
The Saffire experiments being conducted by NASA will help in our understanding of how fire acts in space.
NASA
A team of scientists and engineers tests the components of Saffire I and Saffire II.
A team of scientists and engineers tests the components of Saffire I and Saffire II.
NASA
Black hole Cygnus X-1
Black hole Cygnus X-1
NASA
The artist s concept depicts Kepler-69c  a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star l...
The artist's concept depicts Kepler-69c, a super-Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of a star like our sun, located about 2,700 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.
Via NASA
NanoRacks-LEMUR-2 is being loaded into the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer.
NanoRacks-LEMUR-2 is being loaded into the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer.
Spire Global, Inc/NASA
The pre-flight Saffire-I lit by green LEDs as it was during flight.
The pre-flight Saffire-I lit by green LEDs as it was during flight.
NASA
This size and scale of the Kepler-452 system compared alongside the Kepler-186 system and the solar ...
This size and scale of the Kepler-452 system compared alongside the Kepler-186 system and the solar system. Kepler-186 is a miniature solar system that would fit entirely inside the orbit of Mercury.
NASA/JPL-CalTech/R. Hurt
From left to right  Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese  director of the God...
From left to right, Wallops Flight Facility director Bill Wrobel; Chris Scolese, director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden; and former astronaut Frank Culbertson, now of Orbital Sciences Corp., pose in front of Orbital's Cygnus space capsule at Wallops near Chincoteague, Va., in 2012.
NASA/Wikimedia Commons

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