Space Exploration

NASA'S Hubble Space Telescope Reveals the Ring Nebula's True Shape

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-05-23 00:00
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 Hosts Google+ Hangout with Recently Returned Space Station Astronauts

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-22 00:00
NASA will host a Google+ Hangout with the three recently returned International Space Station astronauts from 3-4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 23.
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NASA Announces Global Best in Class Winners for the International Space Apps Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-22 00:00
A panel of international judges from NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and other partner organizations has selected five "best in class" solutions as winners of the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge.
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Herschel Space Observatory Finds Mega Merger of Galaxies

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-05-22 00:00
A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation.
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Herschel Space Observatory Finds Mega Merger of Galaxies

NASA: Universe News - Wed, 2013-05-22 00:00
A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation.
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NASA Calls For Phase II Visionary Advanced Concepts

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-21 00:00
NASA is looking for far-out ideas. NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking Phase II proposals for continuation of promising studies selected during the first phase of the visionary program.
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Massachusetts Students Speak Live With Orbiting NASA Astronaut

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-05-21 00:00
NASA Expedition 35 astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy will speak live from the International Space Station with students at Talbot Innovation Middle School in Fall River, Mass., at 10:05 a.m. EDT, Thursday, May 23.
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NASA and The White House Pay Tribute to Sally Ride

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.
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NASA, Bigelow to Discuss Private Sector Human Space Exploration and Development

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
NASA and Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas are holding a media availability at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 23, to discuss the agency's Space Act Agreement with the company for its insight on collaborating with commercial industry on exploration beyond Earth orbit. Journalists can participate in-person or by teleconference.
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Vanderbilt Takes Top Prize in NASA Student Launch Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
The Aerospace Club of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., took first prize in the 2013 annual NASA Student Launch Projects challenge, in which student teams design, build and fly small rockets with science payloads to an altitude of 1 mile and return them safely to Earth.
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NASA Administrator Visits California Centers, Meets Media

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will hold media availabilities at all three of the agency's centers in California this week, highlighting progress on the asteroid mission, commercial crew transportation and space technology development.
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International Space Station Program, Science Briefing Set

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will host a news conference and social media event at 1 p.m. CDT (2 p.m. EDT) Wednesday, May 22, to preview the upcoming Expedition 36 mission aboard the International Space Station.
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Sally Ride National Tribute at Kennedy Center Tonight

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-05-20 00:00
NASA and Sally Ride Science are inviting journalists to tonight's "Sally Ride: A Lifetime of Accomplishment, A Champion of Science Literacy," a national tribute to America's first woman in space. The special event will be held at the Concert Hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., at 7 p.m. EDT.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Next Soyuz Space Station Crew Launch

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2013-05-17 00:00
NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the launch and docking of the next crew members who will fly to the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 28.
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Operations at Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2013-05-17 00:00
NASA released a synopsis Friday announcing plans to issue an announcement for proposals for the commercial use of Launch Pad 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The announcement is expected next week.
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NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Thu, 2013-05-16 00:00
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
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NASA Extends Environmental Testing and Integration Services Contract at Goddard

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-05-16 00:00
NASA has extended a contract with Analex Corporation of Fairfax, Va., for Environmental Testing and Integration Services at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
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NASA Satellite Data Help Pinpoint Glaciers' Role in Sea Level Rise

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-05-16 00:00
A new study of glaciers worldwide using observations from two NASA satellites has helped resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.
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NASA's Asteroid Sample Return Mission Moves into Development

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-05-16 00:00
NASA's first mission to sample an asteroid is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
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NASA Hosts Kepler Spacecraft Status Teleconference Today

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Wed, 2013-05-15 00:00
NASA will host a news teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT, today, May 15, to discuss the status of the agency's Kepler Space Telescope.
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