Close-up of the Asteroid Redirect Vehicle departing the asteroid after capturing a boulder from its surface. Credit: NASA artist's concept
Falcon 9 May 6, 2016, liftoff; SpaceX
Europa Clipper. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) questioned whether the Air Force can capably run space programs after trouble with its weather satellite program. Credit: House Armed Services Committee
Engineers developing Orion’s thermal protection system have been improving the spacecraft’s heat shield design and manufacturing process since the vehicle successfully traveled to space for the first time last year. Credit: NASA
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Roger W. Teague. Credit: U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
Falcon 9 rocket
Orbital ATK JPSS
Artist's concept of the Landsat 9 satellite. Credit: NASA
DMSP satellite. Credit: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin artist's concept
NASA once again plans to track carbon dioxide from the ISS using an instrument left over from the campaign to build the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, shown above entering a thermal vacuum chamber at Orbital ATK's Gilbert, Arizona, spacecraft factory prior to the satellite's 2014 launch.  Credit: NASA

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