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Apr 01, 2015, 17:12 ET

NASA to Host Teleconference and Twitter Chat to Discuss Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

 NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday April 3, to explain and answer questions about the shortest lunar eclipse of the...

Apr 01, 2015, 17:00 ET

NASA Invites Public to April Hubble 25th Anniversary Events

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25 years of science this April 2015 with a variety of events open to the public around the U.S. Here is a...

Apr 01, 2015, 13:46 ET
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Our Solar System and Beyond: NASA's Search for Water and Habitable Planets

 NASA Television will air an event from 1 – 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 7, featuring leading science and engineering experts discussing...

Mar 31, 2015, 17:48 ET
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Curiosity Sniffs Out History of Martian Atmosphere

NASA's Curiosity rover is using a new experiment to better understand the history of the Martian atmosphere by analyzing xenon. While NASA's...

Mar 31, 2015, 15:31 ET
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Passes Critical Milestone

 NASA's groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral...

Mar 30, 2015, 16:55 ET

NASA Announces New Partnerships with U.S. Industry for Key Deep-Space Capabilities

Building on the success of NASA's partnerships with commercial industry to date, NASA has selected 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration...

Mar 30, 2015, 11:47 ET
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NASA Administrator, President's Science Advisor to Speak with Astronaut on Yearlong Space Station Mission

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be joined by John Holdren, science advisor to President Obama and director of the White House...

Mar 27, 2015, 16:47 ET
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Year in Space Starts for One American and One Russian

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

Mar 27, 2015, 16:02 ET
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NASA's Next Steps to Mars Will Be on Langley Legs

NASA announced plans Wednesday for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), scheduled for the mid-2020s, that will include technology developed at...

Mar 26, 2015, 18:28 ET

NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public

Millions of images of celestial objects, including asteroids, observed by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft...

Mar 26, 2015, 14:49 ET

NASA's Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter

 Using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow...

Mar 26, 2015, 14:39 ET
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NASA Goddard Releases Open Source Core Flight Software System Application Suite to Public

 The Innovative Technology Partnerships Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, announced the release of its core...

Mar 25, 2015, 16:11 ET

NASA Invites Reporters to see Stunning New Global Precipitation Portrait

Media are invited to see rain like never seen before. On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, NASA scientists will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT for...

Mar 25, 2015, 15:05 ET

NASA Announces Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative

NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new...

Mar 25, 2015, 14:30 ET

Increased Rainfall in Tropics Caused by More Frequent Big Storms

A new study based in part on NASA satellite data has shown that an increase in large, well-organized thunderstorms is behind increased rainfall in...

Mar 25, 2015, 13:02 ET
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NASA to Discuss Progress Today on Asteroid Initiative

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss the selection of an Asteroid Redirect Mission concept and other advances...

Mar 24, 2015, 17:14 ET
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NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in at Just Over 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first...

Mar 24, 2015, 16:45 ET
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Biologically Useful Nitrogen on Mars

A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA's Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the...

Mar 23, 2015, 16:20 ET
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NASA Awards Contract for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Spacecraft

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences...

Mar 23, 2015, 12:58 ET
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NASA Announces Teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge April...