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Jul 01, 2015, 18:02 ET
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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final "all clear" as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf...

Jul 01, 2015, 14:40 ET
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NASA Takes to Kansas Skies to Study Nighttime Thunderstorms

NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find out why they often form after the sun...

Jun 30, 2015, 18:13 ET
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Space Station Cargo Ship Launch and Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian resupply ship to the International Space Station...

Jun 30, 2015, 16:32 ET

NASA Signs Scientific and Education Agreements with Brazil

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) President José Raimundo Braga Coelho have signed agreements to further...

Jun 30, 2015, 14:42 ET
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NASA Astronaut Preps for First Space Station Mission, Available for Media Interviews

 NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, who is making final preparations for his launch next month on his first mission to the International Space...

Jun 29, 2015, 15:13 ET
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NASA Invites Media to Tour VIPR, Aeronautics Research Project

NASA will host a behind-the-scenes tour of the Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) project at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research...

Jun 28, 2015, 12:48 ET
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NASA Administrator Statement on the Loss of SpaceX CRS-7

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the loss Sunday of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 (CRS-7)...

Jun 26, 2015, 11:54 ET

First Instrument Delivered for NASA's Upcoming Asteroid Sample Return Mission

The first of five instruments for a spacecraft that will collect a sample from an asteroid and bring it back to Earth has arrived at Lockheed...

Jun 25, 2015, 17:13 ET

NASA Invites Media, Social Media to a Space Launch System RS-25 Engine Test

Media and social media followers are invited to watch as NASA tests an RS-25 engine like those that will power the rocket that launches astronauts...

Jun 25, 2015, 14:24 ET
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NASA, Microsoft Collaborate to Bring Science Fiction to Science Fact

 NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the...

Jun 24, 2015, 17:50 ET
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NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with International Undersea Crew

 NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for future deep space missions during the...

Jun 24, 2015, 07:53 ET
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NASA-Developed Air Traffic Management Tool Flies Into Use

A new software tool developed by NASA, and being deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is positioned to help air traffic...

Jun 23, 2015, 16:28 ET

NASA's Chandra Captures X-Ray Echoes Pinpointing Distant Neutron Star

Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the largest and brightest set of rings from X-ray light echoes ever observed....

Jun 23, 2015, 11:03 ET
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NASA, Partners Test Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NASA, working with government and industry partners, is testing a system that would make it possible for unmanned aircraft to fly routine...

Jun 22, 2015, 16:02 ET
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NASA Signs Agreement with Space Florida to Operate Historic Landing Facility

 A new agreement marks another step in the transformation of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to a multi-user spaceport. NASA's historic...

Jun 22, 2015, 12:29 ET

Media Invited to Tour Journey to Mars Exhibits with Senior NASA Leaders

Senior NASA officials will help showcase the agency's work on the Journey to Mars during a Mars Day on the Hill event Thursday, June 25, in the...

Jun 22, 2015, 11:49 ET

NASA Selects Six Wild Ideas in Aviation for Further Study

NASA has selected six proposals to study transformative ideas that might expand what's possible in aviation, shifting the boundary between...

Jun 19, 2015, 18:12 ET

NASA TV Coverage Set for Seventh SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA commercial partner SpaceX currently is targeting Sunday, June 28, for the launch of its seventh cargo delivery to the International Space...

Jun 19, 2015, 15:15 ET
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Veteran NASA Spacecraft Nears 60,000th Lap Around Mars, No Pit Stops

NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since arriving at the Red Planet in 2001....

Jun 19, 2015, 11:56 ET
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NASA Names New Director for Langley Research Center

NASA has announced that Dr. David E. Bowles has been named director of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, succeeding Stephen G....