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Robotics Teams Prepare to Compete for $1.5 Million in NASA Challenge

Twenty robotics teams, ranging from university students to small businesses, are preparing to compete June 8-13 in the fourth running of the NASA...

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NASA's Hubble Finds Pluto's Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

If you lived on one of Pluto's moons, you might have a hard time determining when, or from which direction, the sun will rise each day....

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NASA Invests in Future of Aviation with Eight Supersonic Research Projects

Quieter, greener supersonic travel is the focus of eight studies selected by NASA's Commercial Supersonic Technology Project to receive more than...

Jun 01, 2015, 14:27 ET
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NASA Wraps Up Fuel-Efficiency Tests of Aircraft Wing Coatings that Slough Bug Guts

Bug guts create drag, and drag increases fuel consumption. But aircraft of the future could be made more fuel-efficient with non-stick coatings...

May 30, 2015, 19:28 ET
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Four NASA Heroes Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

NASA's Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld and former astronauts Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger, and M. Rhea...

May 29, 2015, 14:21 ET
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Actor Jon Cryer Voices New NASA Film to Help Celebrate 50 Years of Spacewalks

On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White became the first American to walk in space. NASA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United States'...

May 28, 2015, 15:11 ET
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NASA to Hold Media Call to Discuss Surprising Observations of Pluto's Moons

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the Hubble Space Telescope's surprising observations of how...

May 28, 2015, 11:16 ET
Apple Pay Now Available to NASA Federal Credit Union Members

Apple Pay™ Now Available to NASA Federal Credit Union's Members Offering an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay

NASA Federal Credit Union now offers its members access to Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy,...

May 27, 2015, 15:42 ET
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Commercial Crew Milestones Met; Partners on Track for Missions in 2017

NASA has taken another step toward returning America's ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in...

May 27, 2015, 14:47 ET
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NASA Begins Testing Mars Lander in Preparation for Next Mission to Red Planet

Testing is underway on NASA's next mission on the journey to Mars, a stationary lander scheduled to launch in March 2016. The...

May 27, 2015, 14:10 ET
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Astronaut Available to Discuss First, Next 50 Years of Spacewalking

On June 3, 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White exited the Gemini 4 space capsule using a hand-held oxygen jet gun to push himself from the hatch for a...

May 26, 2015, 18:36 ET
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NASA Brings Science of Space Down to Earth for 2015 World Science Festival

From mega space telescopes to space navigation, NASA is bringing a variety of interactive, hands-on activities and exhibits to the more than...

May 26, 2015, 17:11 ET
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NASA Television to Air U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony May 30

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30. The...

May 26, 2015, 15:26 ET
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NASA Sets New Launch Window for Supersonic Vehicle Test

The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) now will launch no earlier than 12:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 a.m. HST) Tuesday,...

May 26, 2015, 14:19 ET
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NASA's Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbor...

May 22, 2015, 15:19 ET
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Space Station Module Relocation Makes Way for Commercial Crew Spacecraft

The International Space Station Program will take the next step in expanding a robust commercial market in low-Earth orbit when work continues...

May 21, 2015, 17:13 ET
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NASA TV to Air Announcement of Instruments for Europa Mission

NASA will announce on Tuesday, May 26, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter's icy moon...

May 21, 2015, 15:30 ET
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NASA, Canadian Agency Renew Agreement to Reduce Aviation Icing Risks

NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft...

May 21, 2015, 15:08 ET
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NASA Announces Opportunities to Advance 'Tipping Point' and Emerging Space Technologies

NASA announced Thursday two opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency's goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities...

May 21, 2015, 14:11 ET
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Critical NASA Research Returns to Earth Aboard U.S. SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the...