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Jan 31, 2015, 11:25 ET
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NASA Launches Groundbreaking Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite

 NASA successfully launched its first Earth satellite designed to collect global observations of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath...

Jan 30, 2015, 18:58 ET
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Astronauts Speak with University of California Students from Space Station

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students at the University of California, Davis will have a rare opportunity to speak with Expedition 42 crew...

Jan 30, 2015, 18:13 ET
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NASA TV Coverage Set for NOAA DSCOVR Launch Feb. 8

 The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is scheduled to launch at 6:10 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 8 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape...

Jan 30, 2015, 17:50 ET
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Launch of NASA Soil Moisture Mapping Mission Set for Saturday

NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) now is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California...

Jan 30, 2015, 16:23 ET
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NASA Talk Looks at the F-22 From a Pilot's Perspective

 On Tuesday, Feb. 3 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, United States Air Force Maj. Kevin Heath will present "F-22 Raptor...

Jan 29, 2015, 16:13 ET
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UPDATE -- NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for "State of NASA" Events at Agency Centers

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for "State of NASA" events, unique opportunities...

Jan 29, 2015, 15:55 ET
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NASA Invites Media, Social Media to Major Space Launch System Booster Test

Media and social media followers are invited to watch as NASA tests the largest, most powerful booster ever built March 11 at ATK Aerospace...

Jan 28, 2015, 18:59 ET
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NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for "State of NASA" Events at Agency Centers

 NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for "State of NASA" events, unique...

Jan 28, 2015, 17:42 ET
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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:24 ET
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000...

Jan 26, 2015, 16:24 ET
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NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the...

Jan 22, 2015, 17:03 ET
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UPDATE - NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from the U.S. in 2017

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST)...

Jan 21, 2015, 17:06 ET
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NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to 'Work on Mars'

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using...

Jan 21, 2015, 16:02 ET
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NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from U.S. in 2017

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST)...

Jan 21, 2015, 11:30 ET
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NASA Langley's New Giant Robot Will Create Space-Age Materials

NASA's Langley Researcher Center will unveil its new seven-ton, two-story tall composite materials robot to the media and research community...

Jan 21, 2015, 10:10 ET
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NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth

NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient...

Jan 20, 2015, 15:53 ET
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NASA Joins White House, from Ground and Space, to Discuss State of STEM Education in America

NASA will join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Wednesday, Jan. 21 for its third annual State of Science,...

Jan 16, 2015, 17:08 ET
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission

NASA is preparing for a Thursday, Jan. 29, launch of the first U.S. Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface...

Jan 16, 2015, 11:06 ET
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NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record

The year 2014 ranks as Earth's warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Jan 15, 2015, 16:23 ET
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NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter

 NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several...