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TDRS: An era of continuous space communications

More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent of each orbit. If this were true today, the International ...

dateAug 17, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Moonrise from the space station

From his vantage point in low Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik pointed his camera toward the rising Moon and captured this beautiful image on August 3, 2017.

dateAug 09, 2017 in Space Exploration
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