Day: April 17, 2019


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Northrop Grumman – Cygnus NG-11 Mission patch.  April 17, 2019 NASA�s commercial partner Northrop Grumman launched its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at about 4:46 p.m. EDT today, April 17. Image above: The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A, Wednesday, April 17, […]

The Universe�s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last

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NASA & DLR – SOFIA Mission patch. April 17, 2019 The first type of molecule that ever formed in the universe has been detected in space for the first time, after decades of searching. Scientists discovered its signature in our own galaxy using the world�s largest airborne observatory, NASA�s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or […]

NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

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ISS – International Space Station patch. April 17, 2019 NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, an extended stay for NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, and a record-setting flight for NASA astronaut Christina Koch. Astronauts Koch […]