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Aug 29, 2014, 17:00 ET
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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight

Media accreditation now is open to attend an event marking the move of NASA's Orion spacecraft at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The...

Aug 29, 2014, 13:58 ET
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NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

NASA's twin Van Allen Probes will celebrate on Saturday two years of studying the sun's influence on our planet and near-Earth space. The...

Aug 29, 2014, 12:06 ET
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Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D...

Aug 29, 2014, 10:15 ET
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Mississippi and Louisiana Students Get Out-of-This-World Start to the School Year

Students from Mississippi and Louisiana will gather at the INFINITY Science Center in Pearlington, Mississippi, for a long-distance call with NASA...

Aug 28, 2014, 16:21 ET
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Public Invited to 5th Annual International Observe the Moon Night

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host a public event on Sept. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EDT to...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:12 ET
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NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

 NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids....

Aug 27, 2014, 16:00 ET
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NASA Exercises Option on Engineering and Scientific Services Contract

NASA has exercised the second option of its Engineering and Scientific Services Contract with Vantage Partners, LLC, of Lanham, Maryland. Vantage...

Aug 27, 2014, 15:09 ET
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NASA Completes Key Review of World's Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class...

Aug 27, 2014, 13:13 ET
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NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed "Sparky," is...

Aug 27, 2014, 12:14 ET
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NASA Holds Teleconference Today to Discuss Progress on World's Largest Rocket

NASA officials will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today to discuss the agency's progress on the Space Launch System (SLS), the...

Aug 26, 2014, 16:14 ET
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NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

 NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:47 ET
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Launch Advisory: NASA to Conduct Technology Demonstration during Aug. 28 Launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

 NASA will test a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rocket missions with the launch of a Black Brant IX sounding rocket between...

Aug 25, 2014, 13:39 ET
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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:50 ET
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Space Station Astronauts to Speak with California Elementary School Students

Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA, currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station,...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:05 ET
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NASA Awards Contract Option on Test and Operations Support Contract

NASA has exercised the first option to extend the period of performance of its Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) with Jacobs Technology...

Aug 22, 2014, 18:17 ET
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Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies

Former NASA astronaut Steven R. Nagel, who served as a mission specialist on his first space shuttle flight, pilot on his second and commanded his...

Aug 22, 2014, 16:47 ET
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NASA Awards Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract for research facilities and engineering support services to InuTeq, LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland, in support of the...

Aug 22, 2014, 12:58 ET
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NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has...

Aug 21, 2014, 17:03 ET
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NASA Awards Program Analysis and Control Bridge III Contract

NASA has awarded the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC) III Bridge contract for support services to ASRC Research & Technology Solutions of...

Aug 21, 2014, 13:10 ET
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NASA Selects 26 Space Biology Research Proposals

 NASA's Space Biology Program will fund 26 proposals to investigate how microbes, cells, plants and animals respond to changes in gravity. The...