mission control

Astronauts Andrew Morgan, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are shown at the International Space Station on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019.
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October 18, 2019 - 11:54 am
The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid.
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Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, July 22, 2019, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95.
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July 22, 2019 - 7:51 pm
By Seth Borenstein WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA'...
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This image made available by NASA on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019 shows images with separate color and detail information, and a composited image of both, showing Ultima Thule, about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto.
January 03, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft 4 billion miles from Earth yielded its first close-up pictures Wednesday of the most distant celestial object ever explored, depicting what looks like a reddish snowman. Ultima Thule, as the small, icy object has been dubbed,...
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All eyes on Mars as NASA lander touched down
November 27, 2018 - 10:12 am
By Doug Criss and Emanuella Grinberg, CNN (CNN) -- After scoring a touchdown, NFL players often celebrate in the end zone with elaborate spectacles. Why should it be any different for NASA engineers? After the InSight lander's successful touchdown Monday on the surface of Mars, mission control at...
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