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Dec 23, 2014, 12:05 ET
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NASA Selects Commercial Space Partners for Collaborative Partnerships

NASA announced Tuesday the selection of four U.S. companies to collaborate with NASA through unfunded partnerships to develop new space...

Dec 22, 2014, 16:35 ET
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NASA Takes Giant Leaps on the Journey to Mars, Eyes Our Home Planet and the Distant Universe, Tests Technologies and Improves the Skies Above in 2014

 In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency's journey to Mars -- testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries...

Dec 22, 2014, 11:48 ET
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NASA Commercial Crew Partners Complete 23 Milestones in 2014, Look Ahead to 2015

NASA's Commercial Crew Program and the agency's industry partners completed 23 agreement and contract milestones in 2014 and participated in...

Dec 19, 2014, 15:12 ET
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Video Gives Astronaut's-Eye View Inside NASA's Orion Spacecraft

New video recorded during the return of NASA's Orion through Earth's atmosphere this month provides a taste of the intense conditions the...

Dec 19, 2014, 12:25 ET
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SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System

NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX's first milestone in the company's path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS)...

Dec 18, 2014, 15:17 ET
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NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global...

Dec 18, 2014, 15:17 ET
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NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global...

Dec 18, 2014, 13:17 ET
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NASA's Orion Arrives Back at Kennedy, Media Invited to View Spacecraft

After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA's Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land...

Dec 18, 2014, 11:44 ET
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NASA, SpaceX Update Launch of Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

NASA and SpaceX announced today the launch of SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station now will occur...

Dec 18, 2014, 11:21 ET
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NASA's Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission -- K2. The...

Dec 17, 2014, 10:36 ET
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NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars

 NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST today during which agency officials will discuss and answer questions on the selection of...

Dec 16, 2014, 16:17 ET
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Astronaut Chris Cassidy Congratulates Maine Students on Literacy Activities

NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, Christopher Cassidy recently congratulated more than 600 elementary and middle students in Saco, Maine, for...

Dec 16, 2014, 16:15 ET
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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon...

Dec 16, 2014, 14:15 ET
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NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic...

Dec 16, 2014, 14:00 ET
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NASA Launches New Micro-g NExT for Undergraduates

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to participate in a new microgravity activity called Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:22 ET
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NASA Analysis: 11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to...

Dec 15, 2014, 11:30 ET
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NASA Tests Software That May Help Increase Flight Efficiency, Decrease Aircraft Noise

NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental...

Dec 12, 2014, 16:40 ET
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MESSENGER Data Suggest Recurring Meteor Shower on Mercury

The closest planet to the sun appears to get hit by a periodic meteor shower, possibly associated with a comet that produces multiple events...

Dec 12, 2014, 15:00 ET
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NASA Highlights Drought, Mars, Arctic Warming at American Geophysical Union

 NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American...

Dec 11, 2014, 17:06 ET
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NASA, SpaceX Update Launch of Resupply Mission to the Space Station

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to...