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Explore the universe and discover our home planet with the official NASA page on Google+
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Before #GRACEFO launches tomorrow to study our planet’s changing water, get to know the ground-breaking duo: https://go.nasa.gov/2ICvg3a
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We like the stars, the stars that go 💥BOOM!💥

But, what makes a star go boom? By understanding how stellar explosions called supernovae occur, scientists can unlock mysteries that are key to what we are made of and the fate of our universe: https://youtu.be/B94yHU-e5_c

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A new day, a new, extraordinary perspective. Get a closer look at this unique view of Jupiter and its iconic red spot, courtesy of our Juno spacecraft’s 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet: https://go.nasa.gov/2rX1bFg
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Our GRACE Follow-on (#GRACEFO) mission will continue the work of tracking Earth's water movement to monitor changes in underground water storage, the amount of water in ice sheets and glaciers and sea level caused by the addition of water to the ocean. To learn more about the mission from our experts, watch a prelaunch briefing starting at 1:30 p.m. EDT on https://go.nasa.gov/2rXNA0m and ask questions using #askNASA.
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In case you missed it, we launched around 7,400 pounds of science experiments, food and supplies to the International Space Station at 4:44 a.m. EDT. Lifting off from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket successfully delivered the Cygnus cargo vehicle to orbit. The spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at its orbiting home on Thursday, May 24. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2IYKS4o
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Get a recap and hear from mission experts at 7:00 a.m. EDT about today’s early morning launch of Orbital ATK’s #Antares rocket and #Cygnus spacecraft. Now safely in orbit, with solar arrays unfurled, the cargo vehicle will deliver tons of science and supplies to the International Space Station. Watch: https://www.nasa.gov/live Have questions? Use #askNASA
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Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket carrying the #Cygnus cargo spacecraft lifted off at 4:44 a.m. EDT and is on its way to the International Space Station. At the time of launch, the space station was traveling at an altitude of about 250 miles, over the central south Atlantic.

An hour and half after launch, commands will be given to deploy the spacecraft’s UltraFlex solar arrays. Launch coverage will resume on NASA TV at http://www.nasa.gov/live at about 5:45 a.m. for solar array deployment, which is expected to last about 30 minutes.

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The countdown to T-0 for Orbital ATK’s #Antares rocket, carrying science and supplies to the International Space Station is on schedule for a 5-minute launch window opening at 4:39 a.m. EDT. The forecast has upgraded the probability of favorable launch-time weather to 75%. Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2IFfMvz
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Want to see a rocket launch? Tune in live starting at 4 a.m. EDT to watch the countdown to liftoff of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo vehicle aboard the #Antares rocket. Carrying around 7,400 pounds of science and supplies for the crew on the International Space Station, launch is slated for 4:39 a.m. Watch live: https://www.nasa.gov/live
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Get ready for liftoff! Tomorrow, an Orbital ATK #Cygnus cargo spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station at 4:39 a.m. EDT, delivering tons of science and supplies to the crew of 6 onboard. Tune in live starting at 4:00 a.m. Details: https://go.nasa.gov/2GABbUK
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