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August 24, 2011

Russian Cargo Flight Fails To Reach Orbit

NASA Reports An "Off-Nominal Situation"

Mission Control Moscow reported an abnormal situation from the Progress 44 cargo craft that launched on time at 0900 EDT Wednesday.

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Challenger Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Pledges Expanded Commitment To STEM Education

Challenger Center for Space Science Education announced Monday that the chairman of its board of directors, Dr. Scott Parazynski, will detail the organization's strategic growth plan and the expanded role it will play in strengthening America's STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the next five years at the center's annual conference this week.

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Diverse Technologies Selected For NASA Flight Demonstrations

Communications, Navigation And In-Space Propulsion Systems To Fly On Future Missions

NASA has selected three proposals as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities. The projects will develop and fly a space solar sail, deep space atomic clock, and space-based optical communications system.

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National Aerospace Week Launched

Highlights Industry Around US Sept. 11-17

Ongoing and emerging security threats, aging civil and space infrastructure, fiscal challenges and keeping and creating jobs are all part of the debate in the US over space exploration policy. This year's National Aerospace Week, an event established by Congress, will focus on informing the debate over choices our government will make in the coming months.

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Hutchison Calls On NASA To Announce SLS Design Immediately

Senator: "The Plan Is Financially And Technically Sound"

The ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee issued a statement late last week regarding NASA’s implementation of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, particularly with regard to the direction of U.S. human spaceflight programs.

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