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U.S., India to Collaborate on Mars Exploration, Earth-Observing Mission

In a meeting Tuesday in Toronto, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and K. Radhakrishnan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),...

Sep 29, 2014, 16:57 ET
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NASA TV Previews, Broadcasts U.S. Space Station Spacewalks

 Three astronauts of the International Space Station Expedition 41 crew will conduct two spacewalks outside the orbiting laboratory Tuesday,...

Sep 29, 2014, 16:48 ET
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NASA Awards Safety and Mission Assurance Services Contract

NASA has selected Mission Technologies, Inc., of Cleveland to provide facility assurance, inspection, maintenance and occupational safety services...

Sep 26, 2014, 10:14 ET
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NASA Expands Commercial Space Program, Requests Proposals for Second Round of Cargo Resupply Contracts for International Space Station

On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space...

Sep 25, 2014, 17:19 ET
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New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur...

Sep 25, 2014, 16:17 ET
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NASA Awards Agency-wide Helium Contract

NASA has awarded an agency-wide multiple award contract to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Linde, LLC of Murray...

Sep 25, 2014, 16:16 ET
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NASA Awards Glenn Multiple Award Construction Contract

NASA has selected eight companies to perform competitively bid construction and non-construction task orders at NASA's Glenn Research Center in...

Sep 25, 2014, 12:01 ET
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NASA Langley Offers Glimpse of Tomorrow at the Inaugural Virginia Science Festival

NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, will supply images of the future to brighten the fun and boost the learning at the first-ever...

Sep 24, 2014, 15:11 ET
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NASA Crashes Helicopter to Test Safety Improvements

NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name...

Sep 24, 2014, 13:12 ET
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NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

 Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water...

Sep 24, 2014, 10:57 ET
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NASA Administrator Statement About India's Mars Orbiter Mission

The following statement is from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): "We congratulate the Indian Space...

Sep 23, 2014, 16:40 ET
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NASA Accelerates Technology Transfer with William & Mary

 NASA's oldest aeronautics research laboratory and Virginia's oldest college are working together to launch spinoff technology into the future....

Sep 23, 2014, 13:46 ET
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NASA Manager Honored for Launching New Era of Private-Sector Spacecraft

Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious...

Sep 23, 2014, 11:06 ET
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NASA Astronaut to Speak to Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Attendees from International Space Station

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a flight engineer with Expedition 40 currently aboard the International Space Station, and Expedition 26/27 NASA...

Sep 22, 2014, 17:39 ET
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Media Invited to See NASA's MMS Spacecraft Prior to Shipment for Launch

Accredited news media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT...

Sep 22, 2014, 17:03 ET
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NASA Administrator to Participate in High-Flying STEM Education Event

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give remarks at the launch of the world's first "flying classroom" -- an innovative program to inspire and...

Sep 22, 2014, 14:34 ET
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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record

Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the...

Sep 21, 2014, 23:26 ET
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NASA's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now...

Sep 21, 2014, 03:20 ET
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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

 About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon...

Sep 20, 2014, 14:03 ET
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NASA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Opens Challenge to Participate in Future Mars Missions

NASA announced Saturday the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World...