Space Exploration

NASA Selects Advanced Space Technology Concepts for Further Study

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-08 13:06
NASA has selected 15 proposals for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), a program that aims to turn science fiction into science fact through the development of pioneering technologies.
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NASA’s Langley Research Center Named Vertical Flight Heritage Site

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-08 11:58
NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was recognized Friday for its decades of contributions to the advancement of helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.
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NASA Hosts Media Call on Draft Solicitation for New Class of Launch Services

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-07 16:14
NASA’s Launch Services Program has issued a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS), which would be commercial launch services for small satellites and experiments on science missions using a smaller than currently available class of rockets.
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SpaceX Demonstrates Astronaut Escape System for Crew Dragon Spacecraft

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-06 11:34
A loud whoosh, faint smoke trail and billowing parachutes marked a successful demonstration Wednesday by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon spacecraft abort system – an important step in NASA’s endeavor to rebuild America's ability to launch crews to the International Space Station from U.S. soil.
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NASA Test Materials to Fly on Air Force Space Plane

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-06 10:10
Building on more than a decade of data from International Space Station (ISS) research, NASA is expanding its materials science research by flying an experiment on the U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane.
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NASA's Chief Technologist Visits Pittsburgh; Available to Media

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-06 09:58
NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will be in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 13, to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2015.
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NASA Astronaut Kjell Lindgren Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-06 08:58
NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who is making final preparations for his launch this month to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 12.
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NASA Announces Journey to Mars Challenge, Seeks Public Input on Establishing Sustained Human Presence on Red Planet

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-05 16:25
What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth?
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NASA Announces New Director of Ames Research Center

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-04 16:30
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Monday the selection of Dr. Eugene L. Tu as the next director of the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, effective immediately.
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NASA Langley to Be Recognized for Advancing Helicopter Research

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-05-04 12:16
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Friday, May 8 to participate in a ceremony recognizing Langley’s decades of contributions to improving helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft.
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NASA Administrator Statement on House Authorization Bill

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-04-30 17:31
Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the House of Representatives’ NASA authorization bill
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NASA Invests in Hundreds of U.S. Small Businesses to Enable Future Missions

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:36
NASA has selected research and technology proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the United States for grants to develop new technologies that will further NASA's journey to Mars.
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NASA Completes MESSENGER Mission with Expected Impact on Mercury's Surface

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-04-30 16:19
A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury’s surface at about 8,750 mph and created a new crater on the planet’s surface.
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NASA’s New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

NASA: Universe News - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:14
For the first time, images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto – the primary target of the New Horizons close flyby in mid-July.
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NASA’s New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Wed, 2015-04-29 16:14
For the first time, images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto – the primary target of the New Horizons close flyby in mid-July.
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NASA's NuSTAR Captures Possible 'Screams' from Zombie Stars

NASA: Universe News - Wed, 2015-04-29 13:01
Peering into the heart of the Milky Way galaxy, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) has spotted a mysterious glow of high-energy X-rays that, according to scientists, could be the "howls" of dead stars as they feed on stellar companions.
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NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

NASA: Universe News - Thu, 2015-04-23 09:01
The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch on April 24, 1990.
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NASA Spacecraft Achieves Unprecedented Success Studying Mercury

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Thu, 2015-04-16 13:52
After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant.
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NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2015-04-14 13:13
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.
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NASA to Celebrate MESSENGER Mission Prior to Surface Impact of Mercury

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Mon, 2015-04-13 18:36
NASA will hold a media and public event at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, to share scientific findings and technical accomplishments of the agency’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft.
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