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Nov 25, 2015, 10:36 ET
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NASA's Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation

NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory's...

Nov 24, 2015, 17:05 ET
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NASA Statements on Katherine Johnson's Medal of Freedom

 The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about former NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson being...

Nov 24, 2015, 13:07 ET
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NASA TV to Air Event Marking Arrival of Test Orion Powerhouse

 NASA Television will broadcast an event marking the arrival of a full-size test version of the service module provided by the European Space...

Nov 24, 2015, 11:37 ET

NASA TV Coverage Set for Fourth Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station

 NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK is targeting Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space...

Nov 24, 2015, 10:30 ET
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NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Technology Research Grants

 NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of...

Nov 23, 2015, 15:23 ET

NASA's Next Ozone Layer Instrument Arrives at Launch Site

A NASA instrument to monitor aerosols, the ozone layer, and other gases in our atmosphere from space arrived Friday, Nov. 20 at NASA's Kennedy...

Nov 20, 2015, 16:38 ET
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NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station

NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order...

Nov 19, 2015, 17:24 ET
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NASA Announces New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance 'Tipping Point,' Emerging Space Capabilities

 NASA has secured partnerships with 22 U.S. companies through two solicitations to advance the agency's goals for robotic and human exploration...

Nov 18, 2015, 16:16 ET
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NASA Awards Grants to Broaden STEM Education for Underserved Students

 NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected four minority serving institutions for cooperative...

Nov 18, 2015, 13:40 ET
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New York Students Quiz Space Station Crew on Life Off the Earth

Students from East Side Middle School in New York will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station at...

Nov 17, 2015, 16:57 ET
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NASA Receives Fifth Consecutive Clean Audit Opinion

 NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015) financial statements, marking the fifth consecutive year of...

Nov 17, 2015, 14:26 ET
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NASA Astronaut Tim Kopra Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

 NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, who is making final preparations for a December launch to the International Space Station, is available for live...

Nov 17, 2015, 12:47 ET
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NASA Awards Two Robots to University Groups for R&D Upgrades

Humanoid robots will be helpful to astronauts on our journey to Mars, so NASA has awarded prototypes to two universities for advanced research and...

Nov 16, 2015, 16:44 ET
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NASA Invites Media for Last Look at Earth Observing Instrument Before Launch

 NASA is inviting reporters to see a space-based instrument that will track changes in the ozone layer, aerosols and other gases in our...

Nov 13, 2015, 17:23 ET
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Todd May Named Marshall Space Flight Center Acting Director

 NASA has named Todd May acting director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as the agency continues the process of...

Nov 13, 2015, 15:15 ET

Retired NASA Pilot to Enter Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame

A retired NASA pilot who has the distinction of being the only person in the world to have flown and tested both the Concorde and Russian TU-144...

Nov 12, 2015, 17:29 ET
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NASA Invites Children, Families to Learn about NASA's Space Exploration

 NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Nov. 15, from 1 p.m....

Nov 12, 2015, 12:14 ET
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As Earth Warms, NASA Targets 'Other Half' of Carbon, Climate Equation

 During a noon EST media teleconference today, NASA and university scientists will discuss new insights, tools and agency research into key...

Nov 09, 2015, 14:49 ET
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NASA Holds Media Briefing on Carbon's Role in Earth's Future Climate

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Thursday, Nov. 12 to discuss the latest insights into how Earth is responding to rising levels...

Nov 09, 2015, 12:42 ET

Four Months after Pluto Flyby, NASA's New Horizons Yields Wealth of Discovery

 From possible ice volcanoes to twirling moons, NASA's New Horizons science team is discussing more than 50 exciting discoveries about Pluto at...