Space Exploration

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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Actor Jon Cryer Voices New NASA Film to Help Celebrate 50 Years of Spacewalks

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-29 13:32
On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White became the first American to walk in space. NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United States’ first extravehicular activity (EVA) -- better known as a spacewalk -- through a number of commemorative features on NASA Television and NASA.gov.
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NASA Awards Contract for Facilities Maintenance Services at Ames

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-29 11:58
NASA has selected prime contractor Jacobs Technology, Inc., of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide facilities maintenance support services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. This procurement was conducted as a full and open competition.
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NASA to Hold Media Call to Discuss Surprising Observations of Pluto’s Moons

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-28 14:18
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope’s surprising observations of how Pluto’s moons behave, and how these new discoveries are being used in the planning for the New Horizons Pluto flyby in July.
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Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners on Track for Missions in 2017

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-27 13:56
NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017.
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NASA Begins Testing Mars Lander in Preparation for Next Mission to Red Planet

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-27 13:30
Testing is underway on NASA’s next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016.
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Astronaut Available to Discuss First, Next 50 Years of Spacewalking

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-05-27 13:21
NASA astronaut and veteran spacewalker Mike Foreman is available to discuss with media the dramatic history and exciting future of spacewalking live via satellite from the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA Brings Science of Space Down to Earth for 2015 World Science Festival

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-26 18:10
From mega space telescopes to space navigation, NASA is bringing a variety of interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits to the more than 100,000 visitors who will attend this year’s World Science Festival in New York Wednesday, May 27 through Sunday, May 31.
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NASA Television to Air U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony May 30

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-26 16:53
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction in Florida.
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NASA Sets New Launch Window for Supersonic Vehicle Test

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-26 14:29
The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) now will launch no earlier than 12:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. HST) Tuesday, June 2, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1 p.m. EDT (7 a.m. HST).
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NASA’s Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

NASA: Universe News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:52
NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
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NASA’s Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:52
NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
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NASA’s Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

NASA: Breaking News - Tue, 2015-05-26 13:52
NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
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Space Station Module Relocation Makes Way for Commercial Crew Spacecraft

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-05-22 14:48
The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues Wednesday, May 27, to prepare the orbiting laboratory for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew and cargo vehicles. NASA Television will provide live coverage of the activity beginning at 8 a.m. EDT.
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NASA TV to Air Announcement of Instruments for Europa Mission

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 16:31
NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
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Critical NASA Research Returns to Earth Aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:43
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.
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NASA, Canadian Agency Renew Agreement to Reduce Aviation Icing Risks

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:14
NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft engine icing.
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NASA Announces Opportunities to Advance ‘Tipping Point’ and Emerging Space Technologies

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-05-21 12:02
NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. Through both solicitations, NASA is seeking industry-developed space technologies that can foster the development of commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA missions.
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NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

NASA: Solar System Exploration News - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:12
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
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NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

NASA: Universe News - Thu, 2015-05-21 11:12
A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). The galaxy is the most luminous galaxy found to date and belongs to a new class of objects recently discovered by WISE -- extremely luminous infrared galaxies, or ELIRGs.
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