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May 01, 2015, 16:17 ET

NASA Talk Looks at Research Facility That Changed How We Fly and Drive

On Tuesday, May 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Robert Doggett Jr. and Thomas Yager will present "Rubber on the Runway...

Apr 30, 2015, 18:05 ET
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NASA Administrator Statement on House Authorization Bill

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the House of Representatives' NASA authorization bill: "The NASA...

Apr 30, 2015, 17:19 ET

NASA Invests in Hundreds of U.S. Small Businesses to Enable Future Missions

NASA has selected research and technology proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the United States for grants to...

Apr 30, 2015, 17:10 ET

NASA Completes MESSENGER Mission with Expected Impact on Mercury's Surface

A NASA planetary exploration mission came to a planned, but nonetheless dramatic, end Thursday when it slammed into Mercury's surface at about...

Apr 30, 2015, 15:57 ET
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SpaceX Targets May 6 for Pad Abort Test of New Crew Spacecraft

SpaceX now is targeting Wednesday, May 6, for a pad abort test of its Crew Dragon, a spacecraft under final development and certification through...

Apr 29, 2015, 17:12 ET
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NASA Awards Research Grants for Minority Serving Institutions

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected 10 minority serving universities for cooperative agreement...

Apr 29, 2015, 16:38 ET
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NASA's New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

 For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are revealing bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto –...

Apr 29, 2015, 14:21 ET
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NASA Announces Winning Ideas for Mars Balance Mass Challenge

 A self-employed technical consultant from Texas with an idea to study the Martian atmosphere and a team of engineers from Michigan with a way...

Apr 28, 2015, 17:06 ET
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NASA to Hold Media Call on Latest Images of Pluto from New Horizons Spacecraft

NASA will host a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 29 to discuss recent images returned from the New Horizons spacecraft as...

Apr 28, 2015, 16:53 ET

NASA Successfully Tests Shape-Changing Wing for Next Generation Aviation

 NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Michigan, successfully...

Apr 28, 2015, 14:05 ET

Russian Resupply Ship Experiencing Difficulties; International Space Station, Crew are Fine

The six crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) are safe and continuing regular operations with sufficient supplies as Russian flight...

Apr 28, 2015, 13:13 ET

NASA Technology Day on Capitol Hill to Showcase Critical Journey to Mars Tech

 To demonstrate how technology drives exploration, NASA will highlight key space technologies at its annual Technology Day on the Hill event...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:35 ET

NASA concludes most rigorous super pressure balloon flight to date

Following 32 days of flying its most rigorous test to date, NASA ended the flight of its super pressure balloon (SPB) Monday, April 27, while the...

Apr 27, 2015, 19:05 ET

Statements on Senate Confirmation of Dava Newman as NASA Deputy Administrator

The following are statements from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Dr. Dava Newman on Monday's Senate confirmation of Newman as the new NASA...

Apr 27, 2015, 16:49 ET
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NASA Awards Grants for Research, Technology Development

NASA has awarded 26 grants totaling $9.9 million to help bolster the capacity and competitiveness of 28 states and territories (jurisdictions) in...

Apr 27, 2015, 13:20 ET

NASA, Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Plane Come to Shreveport for Bug Research

 NASA researchers, working with Boeing's ecoDemonstrator Program, plan to be in Shreveport, Louisiana, April 27 to May 15, to test non-stick...

Apr 27, 2015, 13:16 ET
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NASA, Boeing ecoDemonstrator Jet Comes to Shreveport for Anti-Bug Research

NASA will test non-stick wing coatings designed to minimize insect residue and help reduce aircraft fuel consumption during flights in Shreveport,...

Apr 24, 2015, 15:03 ET
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NASA Balloon Reaches Australia After Nearly One Month of Flight

After nearly a month of flight, a massive NASA Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) is closing in on a key milestone of completing the first of many...

Apr 23, 2015, 09:33 ET
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NASA Unveils Celestial Fireworks as Official Image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:42 ET

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Kicks Off Geography Trivia from Space

Where over the world is NASA astronaut Scott Kelly? Kelly, who is working and living aboard the International Space Station on a one-year mission,...