Space Exploration

NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:12
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
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Media Accreditation Opens for Launch of Ocean-Measuring Satellite

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:19
Registration is open for U.S. and international media to cover the July 22 launch of Jason-3, the fourth mission in a series of satellite missions that measure the height of the ocean surface.
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NASA Invites Universities to Submit Innovative Early-Stage Technology Proposals

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:08
NASA is seeking proposals from universities for early stage technology development that will support the agency's long-term plans for human exploration of Mars and scientific study of our solar system and beyond.
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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Station Resupply Launch

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-20 16:32
Media accreditation is open for the June 26 launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida to the International Space Station.
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NASA’s CubeSat Initiative Aids in Testing of Technology for Solar Sails in Space

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-20 14:49
With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space Wednesday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.
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NASA Soil Moisture Mission Begins Science Operations

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-19 13:02
NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations.
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NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from International Space Station

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-19 12:37
After delivering more than two tons of supplies and research to the International Space Station that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Thursday, May 21. NASA Television will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure begi
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Dava Newman Begins Work as NASA’s Deputy Administrator

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-18 15:27
Dava Newman started her official duties as NASA’s new deputy administrator on Monday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.
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NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-18 14:02
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit.
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NASA Names Winners of Student Launch Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-18 11:21
For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.
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NASA Challenges Designers to Construct Habitat for Deep Space Exploration

NASA: Breaking News - Sat, 2015-05-16 13:26
NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars.
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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for New Horizons Pluto Flyby

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-15 12:37
NASA has opened media accreditation for the New Horizons spacecraft’s historic encounter with Pluto in mid-July.
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NASA Study Shows Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf Nearing Its Final Act

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-14 15:42
A new NASA study finds the last remaining section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.
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NASA Awards Grant to Manage “Swarmathon” Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-13 15:40
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected the University of New Mexico (UNM) for a cooperative agreement to manage the agency’s Swarmathon challenge, an innovative swarm robotics competition.
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NASA Cohosts Forum on Managing Expanding Unmanned Aerial System Traffic

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-12 15:09
NASA and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are partnering to cosponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Convention: A New Era in Aviation, July 28-30, at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
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International Space Station Partners Adjust Spacecraft Schedule

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-12 14:28
NASA and its international partners agreed Tuesday to set a new schedule for spacecraft traffic to and from the International Space Station.
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NASA Research Reveals Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

NASA: Universe News - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:02
NASA experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Sea salt on Europa's surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its seafloor - an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support life.
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NASA Research Reveals Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:02
NASA experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Sea salt on Europa's surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its seafloor - an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support life.
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NASA Research Reveals Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2015-05-12 13:02
NASA experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. Sea salt on Europa's surface suggests the ocean is interacting with its seafloor - an important consideration in determining whether the icy moon could support life.
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NASA Unveils Latest Technology Roadmaps for Future Agency Needs

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-11 16:08
NASA has released the agency’s 2015 technology roadmaps laying out the promising new technologies that will help NASA achieve its aeronautics, science and human exploration missions for the next 20 years, including the agency’s journey to Mars.
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