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What happened this week @NASA? A SpaceX Dragon cargo craft launched and arrived at the International Space Station, delivering more than two tons of science experiments and cargo. Our New Horizons spacecraft is nearing Pluto and more. Watch and discover! 
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Vote for us for the Webby Awards! Several of our sites & apps are nominated. Vote now: http://go.nasa.gov/1PZ5i92
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Just over 100 million light-years away is an elliptical galaxy called NGC 2865. Elliptical galaxies are usually filled with old, dying stars. This one, however, is relatively youthful and dynamic, with a rapidly rotating disk full of young stars and metal-rich gas.It contains an unusually high number of young stars — suggesting that a galaxy-wide starburst took place about one billion years ago. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1G1S1H9

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It's Always fascinating me to have had learn about our universe, but since I was here in planet earth I must learn more before sky fall. I need some clarity of my existence before aliens taking me away...okay, so I'm sorry, I can't have few places at the same time...I need to slow down...but its'nt goodbye I will be around and look the picture I love...says Astro.  Reid Wisemann...cheers NASA
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It was a hard-won triumph of the Apollo 13 mission - 45 years ago this week. When their spaceship was severely damaged 200,000 miles from Earth, it was like a bad dream from which the Apollo 13 crew could not wake. “Houston, we’ve had a problem here,” astronaut Jack Swigert told mission control in Houston. The crew splashed down #OTD 1970. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1G1iqVv
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That tragedy was about conspiracy theory. #JustSayin
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The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:29 a.m. EDT while the two spacecraft were traveling above the coast of Sierra Leone. The hatch between the newly arrived spacecraft and the Harmony module of the space station is scheduled to be opened Saturday.
 
The spacecraft is loaded with more than 4,300 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations, including critical materials to support about 40 of more than 250 science and research investigations during the station's Expeditions 43 and 44. The capsule is scheduled to spend five weeks attached to the station.
 
For an overview of newly delivered science investigations aboard Dragon, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spacex_six/
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NASA does all the calculations in SI. The news blurb is geared to US consumers, so is given in those units. 
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While the International Space Station​ was traveling 257 statue miles over the Pacific Ocean just east of Japan, Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency, with the assistance of Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA, successfully captured the SpaceX​ Dragon spacecraft with the station's robotic arm at 6:55 a.m. EDT.
 
Operations to berth Dragon to the space station begin at approximately 9:40 a.m. EDT/13:40 UTC. NASA TV coverage will resume at 9:15 a.m. at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 
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+NASA this is super cool news! And a woman to boot! Thanks for the ongoing updates, they make my day! You may get a lot of sh*t, but here's one happy Earth's citizen and grateful that you do all the work and research you do. 
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In the clouds of Jupiter, scientists have found evidence of a type of atmospheric wave that had long been proposed but had not been identified in images before now. Researchers consider this kind of wave, called a Kelvin wave, a fundamental part of a planetary atmosphere, so the absence of one on Jupiter has long been a mystery. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1PZoYtm

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The International Space Station is a unique laboratory for performing investigations that affect human health both in space and on Earth. Today, SpaceX Dragon spacecraft delivered research equipment for biology, biotechnology, human research, as well as additional research and supplies to the station. These new and ongoing investigations continue to assist researchers in pursuing scientific and medical knowledge not possible under the weight of gravity on Earth. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1G1G8Ro
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Follow all of today & tomorrow's Human Exploration Rover Challenge action online at http://go.nasa.gov/1G1x6Uo as student teams race against the clock in this engineering design competition.
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What happened aboard the International Space Station this week? The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft launched and docked, delivering new science experiment to the station. Watch our weekly update and learn more. Got a question or comment? Use #SpaceToGround to talk to us
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Following its capture, the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship is being maneuvered by ground controllers operating the International Space Station​'s robotic arm for installation onto the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module. 

Operations are progressing ahead of schedule, so NASA Television coverage will resume at 8:45 a.m. EDT/12:45 UTC at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.

Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency is at the robotic work station in the orbiting complex's cupola. Expedition 43 Commander Terry Virts of NASA is assisting her.
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Watch International Space Station​ astronauts use the station's robotic arm to reach out and capture the SpaceX​ Dragon spacecraft. 

SpaceX reported all spacecraft systems are ready for the final stages of rendezvous, and space station flight controllers reported the orbiting outpost is ready for the commercial spacecraft's arrival. The International Space Station and Dragon flight control teams are proceeding toward rendezvous and grapple at 7 a.m. EDT.

The spacecraft is delivering more than 4,300 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations for the Expeditions 43 crew members. Learn more: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spacex_six/
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"FOOD"..."FOOD", THE ASTRONAUTS ARE SAYING.
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NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world and in space for more than 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there -- or learn just by trying to get there -- that will make life better here on Earth?


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