Space Exploration

NASA's LAUNCH Program Recognized for Government Innovation

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-30 23:00
A NASA program supporting innovative approaches to sustainability challenges has received an Innovations in American Government Award from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
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NASA Invites Public to Send Names and Messages to Mars

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-30 23:00
NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere.
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NASA Rover Prototype Set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-30 23:00
NASA's newest scientific rover is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland.
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NASA Selects U.S. Small Business Technology Transfer Projects For Further Development

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-30 23:00
NASA has selected 14 proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue development of innovative technologies that are needed for future NASA missions and could become viable commercial products and services.
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Success Continues as NASA's Orion Parachute Tests Get More Difficult

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-30 23:00
A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft safely landed during a simulation of two types of parachute failures Wednesday.
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NASA Extends Crew Flight Contract with Russian Space Agency

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-04-29 23:00
NASA has signed a $424 million modification to its contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) for full crew transportation services to the International Space Station in 2016 with return and rescue services extending through June 2017.
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NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA: Breaking News - Mon, 2013-04-29 23:00
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, a Vining, Minn., native who is making final preparations for a launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 7- 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 9.
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NASA Probe Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.
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Herschel Completes Its 'Cool' Journey in Space

NASA: Universe News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope for which NASA helped build instruments and process data, has stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant as expected.
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NASA, NSBRI Select 23 Proposals to Support Crew Health on Missions

NASA: Breaking News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 23 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions.
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Herschel Completes Its 'Cool' Journey in Space

NASA: Breaking News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope for which NASA helped build instruments and process data, has stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant as expected.
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NASA Probe Gets Close-Up Views of Large Hurricane on Saturn

NASA: Breaking News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.
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Texas Students to Speak Live With Space Station NASA Astronaut

NASA: Breaking News - Sun, 2013-04-28 23:00
NASA Expedition 35 astronaut and flight engineer Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station will conduct a live air-to-ground talk with students of Fredricksburg High School in Texas at 12:40 p.m. EDT (11:40 a.m. CDT) Thursday, May 2.
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NASA, Partners Solicit Creative Materials Manufacturing Solutions

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2013-04-25 23:00
NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and Nike have issued a challenge to identify 10 game-changing innovations that could enable fabric systems to enhance global economic growth, drives human prosperity and replenishes the planet's resources.
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NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding With Saturn's Rings

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Wed, 2013-04-24 23:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.
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NASA Probe Observes Meteors Colliding With Saturn's Rings

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-04-24 23:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided the first direct evidence of small meteoroids breaking into streams of rubble and crashing into Saturn's rings.
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NASA Selects Small Businesses for Innovative Research and Technology Projects

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-04-24 23:00
NASA has selected 44 additional proposals from 42 small high-technology companies to enter into negotiations for Phase 2 contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
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NASA Extends Mission Operations Support Contract

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2013-04-24 23:00
NASA has exercised a contract option with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide continued mission control systems services, development, maintenance and operations support as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract.
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NASA 'Inspired Science' Challenge Winners Talk Live With Astronaut

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-23 23:00
NASA astronaut Don Pettit will conduct three live video chats Thursday, April 25, with 12 student teams whose science experiments won an agency-sponsored contest.
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Space Station Communications Test Bed Checks Out; Experiments Begin

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2013-04-23 23:00
NASA's Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) test bed has begun its experiments after completing its checkout on the International Space Station.
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