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Visit every month to find out how aviation and space exploration have improved life for humans on Earth and in space.

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Discovery to Dock With Station Today

STS-128 shuttle missions

Commanded by veteran astronaut Rick Sturckow, the 13-day STS-128 mission will deliver the Leonardo supply module to the International Space Station, along with a new crew member for the station.

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LRO Sends Back First Moon Images

LRO in lunar orbit.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is now in lunar orbit. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite will impact the moon in October.


International Space Station: Expedition 20

International Space Station

Commander Gennady Padalka leads a six-member crew of astronauts from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States.

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