Space Exploration

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Detects ‘Sunscreen’ Layer on Distant Planet

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-11 13:07
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a stratosphere, one of the primary layers of Earth’s atmosphere, on a massive and blazing-hot exoplanet known as WASP-33b.
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NASA Hosts Media for Update on Asteroid Grand Challenge, Robotics Tour

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-11 11:46
Media and social media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland Tuesday, June 16 for an update on the agency's Asteroid Grand Challenge and the robotic systems that will be used on asteroid exploration missions.
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Expedition 43 Crew Departs Space Station, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-11 09:48
Three crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) returned to Earth Thursday after a 199-day mission that included several spacewalks, technology demonstrations, and hundreds of scientific experiments spanning multiple disciplines, including human and plant biology.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Vote on Commercial Crew Budget

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-06-10 20:00
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee vote Wednesday on NASA’s Fiscal Year 2016 commercial crew budget:
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NASA's LDSD Project Completes Second Experimental Test Flight

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-06-09 13:52
Engineers are poring over the data following the second experimental landing technology test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project. The saucer-shaped LDSD craft splashed down at 11:49 a.m. HST (5:49 p.m. EDT) Monday in the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
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NASA Releases Detailed Global Climate Change Projections

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-06-09 08:00
NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere.
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NASA to Hold Briefing to Discuss Status of 'Flying Saucer' Test

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-08 18:49
NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project completed its second flight test when the saucer-shaped craft splashed down safely Monday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. A post-flight media teleconference will be held at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 9 to review the test.
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NASA Commercial Crew Partner SpaceX Achieves Pad Abort Milestone Approval

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-08 15:09
NASA has approved a $30 million milestone payment to SpaceX under the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement with the company following a recent and successful pad abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft.
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NASA Spacecraft Detects Impact Glass on Surface of Mars

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-08 14:00
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has detected deposits of glass within impact craters on Mars. Though formed in the searing heat of a violent impact, such deposits might provide a delicate window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.
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NASA Selects Eight Projects for 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-08 11:02
NASA is working with eight U.S. universities on new technology projects for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars, as part of the 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge.
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NASA Awards Science Mission Support Contract

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-05 15:58
NASA has awarded a contract to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland for support of various science programs and projects at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
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NASA Television to Air Return of Three Space Station Crew Members

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-06-05 13:52
After more than six months of performing scientific research and technology demonstrations in space, three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to depart the orbiting laboratory Thursday, June 11. NASA Television will provide coverage of their station departure and return to Earth.
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NASA Awards Administrative Support Contract for Johnson Space Center

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-04 16:20
NASA has awarded Exceed Resources Inc., of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, a five-year contract to provide administrative and secretarial support services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
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NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-06-04 13:48
NASA is awarding a total of approximately $11.25 million to universities in 15 states to conduct basic research and technology development in areas critical to the agency’s mission.
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Robotics Teams Prepare to Compete for $1.5 Million in NASA Challenge

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-06-03 14:36
Twenty robotics teams, ranging from university students to small businesses, are preparing to compete June 8-13 in the fourth running of the NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge for a prize purse of $1.5 million.
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NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

NASA: Universe News - Wed, 2015-06-03 12:24
If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably.
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NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-06-03 12:24
If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably.
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NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Wed, 2015-06-03 12:24
If you lived on one of Pluto’s moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day. Comprehensive analysis of data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows that two of Pluto’s moons, Nix and Hydra, wobble unpredictably.
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NASA Invests in Future of Aviation with Supersonic Research Projects

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-06-03 10:22
Quieter, greener supersonic travel is the focus of eight studies selected by NASA’s Commercial Supersonic Technology Project to receive more than $2.3 million in funding for research that may help overcome the remaining barriers to commercial supersonic flight.
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NASA Tests Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2015-06-01 11:54
Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings NASA recently tested on Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 757.
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