Space Exploration

Landsat 8 Satellite Begins Watch

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-29 23:00
NASA transferred operational control Thursday of the Landsat 8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, S.D.
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Radiation Measured by NASA's Curiosity on Voyage to Mars has Implications for Future Human Missions

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-29 23:00
Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space expeditions in the future.
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Actor Jaden Smith Focuses on Earth Science in a New NASA PSA

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-29 23:00
Jaden Smith, star of Columbia Pictures' movie "After Earth," is featured in a new NASA public service announcement that describes the contributions of the agency's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet.
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NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and television events May 30-31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
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NASA'S Swift Reveals New Phenomenon in a Neutron Star

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
Astronomers using NASA's Swift X-ray Telescope have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand these extremely dense objects.
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NASA Hosts June 4 Media Briefing on Next Solar Mission Launch

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 4, about the upcoming launch of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission.
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NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA: Universe News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and television events May 30-31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
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NASA'S Swift Reveals New Phenomenon in a Neutron Star

NASA: Universe News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
Astronomers using NASA's Swift X-ray Telescope have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand these extremely dense objects.
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NASA's WISE Mission Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members

NASA: Universe News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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NASA's WISE Mission Finds Lost Asteroid Family Members

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
Data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to a new and improved family tree for asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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NASA Selects 31 Space Biology Research Proposals

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA's Space Biology Program will fund 31 proposals to help investigate how cells, plants and animals respond to changes in gravity.
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NASA Hosts June 4 Media Briefing on Next Solar Mission Launch

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA will host a news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 4, about the upcoming launch of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission.
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NASA'S Swift Reveals New Phenomenon in a Neutron Star

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
Astronomers using NASA's Swift X-ray Telescope have observed a spinning neutron star suddenly slowing down, yielding clues they can use to understand these extremely dense objects.
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NASA Hosts News and Social Media Events Around This Week's Asteroid Pass

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-28 23:00
NASA is inviting members of the media and public to participate in online and television events May 30-31 with NASA officials and experts discussing the agency's asteroid initiative and the Earth flyby of the 1.7-mile-long asteroid 1998 QE2.
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New Space Station Residents on Fast Track to Orbital Laboratory

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-27 23:00
Three new Expedition 36 crew members lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:31 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 28, (2:31 a.m. Kazakh time, Wednesday, May 29) on a six-hour flight to the International Space Station.
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NASA Discusses Curiosity Radiation Findings

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Sun, 2013-05-26 23:00
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity.
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NASA Discusses Curiosity Radiation Findings

NASA: Breaking News - Sun, 2013-05-26 23:00
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, to present new findings from the Mars Science Laboratory Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the rover Curiosity.
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NASA Statement on Space Technology Meetings in Europe

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-05-23 23:00
The following is a statement from NASA's associate administrator for space technology, Michael Gazarik, about his meetings this week in Europe to discuss potential cooperation on development of space technologies that will enable NASA's future missions. These include the asteroid initiative announced in the president's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.
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NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope Reveals the Ring Nebula's True Shape

NASA: Universe News - Wed, 2013-05-22 23:00
The Ring Nebula's distinctive shape makes it a popular illustration for astronomy books. But new observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope of the glowing gas shroud around an old, dying, sun-like star reveal a new twist.
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NASA Education Offers Summer of Innovation 'Mini-Awards'

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-22 23:00
NASA's Summer of Innovation project is accepting proposals through Monday, June 10, from organizations that want to offer students science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational experiences this summer.
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