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Jul 27, 2015, 16:20 ET
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Astronaut Stephen Frick Retires from NASA

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a Shuttle pilot and commander,...

Jul 27, 2015, 14:44 ET
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NASA Astronauts Speak with Ohio Summer Camp Students from Space Station

Summer camp students at the Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland and students from the city's MC2 STEM High School will speak with...

Jul 24, 2015, 15:23 ET

NASA's New Horizons Team Finds Haze, Flowing Ice on Pluto

Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA's New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an...

Jul 24, 2015, 13:30 ET
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Crew of Underwater NASA Mission Available for Interviews

NASA currently is working in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to evaluate tools and techniques in preparation for future spacewalks on a variety of...

Jul 24, 2015, 11:22 ET
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NASA Hosts 'Quest for Quakes' Data Challenge

 A new NASA challenge is looking for evidence to support a theory that electromagnetic pulses (EMP) may precede an earthquake, potentially...

Jul 23, 2015, 15:46 ET

NASA Invites Media to Emergency Locator Transmitters Crash Test

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will crash test a small plane Wednesday, July 29, to test the performance of five...

Jul 23, 2015, 13:13 ET
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NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star. This discovery and the...

Jul 22, 2015, 23:53 ET
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Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength

 Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important...

Jul 22, 2015, 16:45 ET
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NASA Invites Media to 2015 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management Convention

NASA and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International will cosponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aircraft Systems...

Jul 21, 2015, 16:52 ET
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NASA Views Complex World: New Horizons Pluto Science Update Set for July 24

Members of NASA's New Horizons team will hold a science update at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 24, to reveal new images and discuss latest science...

Jul 21, 2015, 12:45 ET
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Astronaut Tony Antonelli Departs NASA After 15 Years

Two-time space shuttle pilot Tony Antonelli has departed from NASA. His last day with the agency was July 10. "Tony was a major contributor to...

Jul 20, 2015, 13:41 ET
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NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discoveries

NASA will host a news teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 23 to announce new discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler...

Jul 20, 2015, 11:02 ET
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NASA Satellite Camera Provides "EPIC" View of Earth

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one...

Jul 17, 2015, 15:47 ET
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NASA Aircraft Assists in FAA-Approved Drone Medical Supply Delivery Research

Some underserved Virginia patients were among the first to be officially helped by an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), more commonly known as a...

Jul 17, 2015, 13:49 ET
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NASA's New Horizons Discovers Frozen Plains in the Heart of Pluto's 'Heart'

In the latest data from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more...

Jul 16, 2015, 14:35 ET
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NASA to Release New Pluto Images, Science Findings at July 17 NASA TV Briefing

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 17, to reveal new images of Pluto and discuss new science findings from Tuesday's...

Jul 16, 2015, 13:12 ET
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Battling Wildfires from Space: NASA Adds to Firefighters' Toolkit

U.S. firefighters battling wildfires this year will get a clearer view of these threats with new NASA-funded satellite-based tools to better detect...

Jul 15, 2015, 17:52 ET

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch Wednesday, July 22. NASA Television will provide coverage...

Jul 15, 2015, 16:04 ET

From Mountains to Moons: Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

Icy mountains on Pluto and a new, crisp view of its largest moon, Charon, are among the several discoveries announced Wednesday by the NASA's New...

Jul 14, 2015, 23:31 ET
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NASA's New Horizons 'Phones Home' Safe after Pluto Flyby

 The call everyone was waiting for is in. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft phoned home just before 9 p.m. EDT Tuesday to tell the mission team...