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View of NASA's CYGNSS Hurricane Mission Launch From Chase Plane Hurricane forecasters will soon have a new tool to better understand and forecast storm intensity. A constellation of eight microsatellites called NASAs Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission or CYGNSS got a boost into Earth orbit aboard an Orbital ATK Pegasus XL rocket deployed from an L-1011 aircraft.
NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Prepares For the Journey Home NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is pictured inside of the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft while conducting routine spacesuit checks. The Expedition 49 trio of Rubins JAXA astronaut Takuya Onishi and cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin are scheduled to undock their Soyuz on Saturday Oct. 29 and land at 11:59 p.m. EDT.