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Spacewalk by NASA Astronauts to Install Space Station Science Platform

  NASA – Watch live as astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins of NASA venture outside the International Space Station on Jan. 27. The spacewalk will begin at about 7 a.m. EST and last for approximately six and a half hours. The astronauts will focus on completing cable and antenna rigging for the “Bartolomeo” science payloads platform outside the station’s ESA (European Space Agency) Columbus module. They’ll also configure a Ka-band terminal that will enable an independent, high-bandwidth communication link to European ground stations. Hopkins will be extravehicular crew member 1 (EV 1), wearing a spacesuit with red stripes, and…

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Perseverance Mars Rover Pre-Landing News Conference

  NASA – After nearly 300 million miles, our Perseverance rover completes its journey to Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. To reach the surface of the Red Planet, it has to survive the harrowing final phase known as Entry, Descent, and Landing. On Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. EST, find out more about the upcoming landing from the scientists and engineers on the team: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters Lori Glaze, director, Planetary Science Division, NASA Headquarters Matt Wallace, Mars 2020 deputy project manager, JPL Allen Chen, Mars 2020 entry, descent, and landing lead, JPL Ken…

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Pence Says U.S. Space Force Members Will Be Called ‘Guardians’

By Bloomberg Quicktake: Now – Pence Says U.S. Space Force Members Will Be Called ‘Guardians’ The Trump administration celebrated the first birthday of the U.S. Space Force on Friday by announcing that its members will be known as “guardians.” Vice President Mike Pence made the announcement at a celebratory event tracing the development of the newest branch of the military over the past year. “It is my honor, on behalf of the president of the United States, to announce that henceforth the men and women of the United States Space Force will be known as guardians,” Pence said. “Soldiers, sailors,…

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