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Jul 28, 2014, 17:18 ET
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Cassini Spacecraft Reveals 101 Geysers and more on Icy Saturn Moon

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. ...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:24 ET
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NASA's Long-Lived Mars Opportunity Rover Sets Off-World Driving Record

NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:13 ET
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Reporters Invited to NASA Hurricane Airborne Mission Media Day at Wallops

Media are invited to learn about NASA's Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) airborne mission from scientists and pilots and see the...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:01 ET
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NASA Selects Environmental Test and Integration Services II Contract

 NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services II (ETIS II) contract to Sierra Lobo, Inc of Fremont, Ohio. The contract will...

Jul 25, 2014, 14:52 ET
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NASA's Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

 NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1...

Jul 24, 2014, 16:13 ET
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NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames

 NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple...

Jul 24, 2014, 12:57 ET
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Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

 A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken...

Jul 24, 2014, 08:15 ET
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Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

 Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar...

Jul 23, 2014, 15:41 ET
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide...

Jul 23, 2014, 14:39 ET
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NASA TV Coverage Set For European Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station

NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency's (ESA's) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle...

Jul 22, 2014, 14:50 ET
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NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23,...

Jul 22, 2014, 12:27 ET
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NASA Partners Punctuate Summer with Spacecraft Development Advances

Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA's aerospace industry partners for the agency's Commercial Crew Program as they...

Jul 18, 2014, 16:15 ET
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NASA Astronaut Hank Hartsfield, Led First Flight of Space Shuttle Discovery, Dies at 80

Former NASA astronaut Henry W. (Hank) Hartsfield Jr., who served as commander of space shuttle Discovery's maiden mission and flew on three shuttle...

Jul 18, 2014, 15:16 ET
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NASA Updates Apollo Anniversary, Next Giant Leap Events

NASA has updated events that are marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and the steps being taken for America's next giant leap to...

Jul 17, 2014, 15:53 ET
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NASA Awards Construction Contract at Kennedy Space Center

NASA has awarded a two-year contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. of Orlando to build a new multi-story headquarters building at the agency's...

Jul 17, 2014, 13:09 ET
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NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance...

Jul 17, 2014, 12:39 ET
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NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations...

Jul 16, 2014, 11:37 ET
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International Undersea Crew Available for Live Satellite Interviews

How does living and working underwater for nine days help us explore space? Four astronauts who will be living 62 feet below the surface of the...

Jul 16, 2014, 11:08 ET
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Space Station Cargo Ship Activities to Air on NASA TV

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday,...

Jul 15, 2014, 15:26 ET
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NASA Turns Over Next-Generation Air Traffic Management Tool to Federal Aviation Administration

 A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)...

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