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Oct 06, 2015, 16:06 ET
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NASA Selects Student Teams for 2016 High-Powered Rocket Launch Challenge

NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near...

Oct 05, 2015, 17:34 ET
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International Space Station Partners Release Major Update to Docking Standard

 The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) has approved a major update to the station docking system standard....

Oct 05, 2015, 15:41 ET
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NASA Google+ Hangout Focuses on College Interns Rocket Experiments

 NASA's Digital Learning Network will host a Google+ Hangout on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 1:15 p.m. EDT to discuss NASA's flight test of a modified...

Oct 05, 2015, 12:55 ET
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NASA Talk Focuses on Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease

The world population over age 60 is growing at a rapid rate along with an increase in the cases of Alzheimer's, vascular dementia, and a number of...

Oct 02, 2015, 12:26 ET
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Media Advisory: Space Research Technologies Being Tested on Oct. 6 Rocket Launch from Virginia

 NASA will flight test a modified Black Brant sounding rocket motor, launch vehicle and spacecraft systems and sub-payload ejection...

Oct 01, 2015, 17:28 ET

NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events

Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket...

Oct 01, 2015, 14:49 ET
NASA Federal Credit Union Launches Star Trek(TM)-Themed Credit Card Program

NASA Federal Credit Union Launches Star Trek™-Themed Credit Card Program

 NASA Federal Credit Union announced the launch of its new Star Trek-branded credit cards. The four new cards, under license by CBS Consumer...

Oct 01, 2015, 13:49 ET
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Virginia Students to Speak Live with Space Station Crew

A group of students from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, will get the chance to speak with an astronaut who once studied in their...

Sep 29, 2015, 11:39 ET
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NASA TV to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the next launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 61, to resupply the...

Sep 28, 2015, 17:28 ET

NASA Announces Appointment of New Agency Chief Information Officer

 Renee Wynn took the helm Monday in leading the agency's information technology efforts and capabilities as NASA's new chief information...

Sep 28, 2015, 12:49 ET
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NASA Confirms Evidence That Liquid Water Flows on Today's Mars

New findings from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day...

Sep 25, 2015, 16:22 ET
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NASA Selects Science Education Partners for STEM Agreements

NASA has selected 27 organizations from across the United States to begin negotiations for cooperative agreement awards totaling $42 million to...

Sep 24, 2015, 16:44 ET
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NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved

NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency's ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28...

Sep 23, 2015, 09:44 ET
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NASA Selects Five New Flight Directors to Lead Mission Control

NASA has selected five new flight directors to manage International Space Station (ISS) operations. Anthony Vareha, Mary Lawrence, Rick Henfling,...

Sep 22, 2015, 16:33 ET

NASA Developed Technology Aims to Save Commercial Airlines Fuel, Time

During the next three years, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines will use the Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application, to make "traffic aware...

Sep 22, 2015, 12:24 ET
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NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

 Five weeks after delivering approximately five tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese...

Sep 21, 2015, 18:57 ET
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NASA Brings the International Space Station Experience to the Twin Cities

 NASA is traveling to the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, area Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 22-24, to highlight and share the accomplishments,...

Sep 21, 2015, 15:04 ET
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NASA's "Space to Ground" to be Released in Spanish During National Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, NASA is releasing four Spanish- language episodes of its weekly web series "Space to Ground."...

Sep 18, 2015, 12:15 ET
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NASA Seeks Big Ideas from Students for Inflatable Heat Shield Technology

NASA is giving university and college students an opportunity to be part of the agency's journey to Mars with the Breakthrough, Innovative, and...

Sep 17, 2015, 13:58 ET
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News Conference Features Next Space Station Crew, Interview Opportunities

 NASA will host a news conference for the next crew launching to the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, on...