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Feb 27, 2015, 16:39 ET
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NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Leonard Nimoy: "Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration to multiple...

Feb 27, 2015, 14:46 ET
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NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission

 NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 12 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape...

Feb 27, 2015, 08:12 ET
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NASA Releases First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission

 Like a lead violin tuning an orchestra, the GPM Core Observatory – launched one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014, as a collaboration between...

Feb 26, 2015, 13:58 ET
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New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA...

Feb 25, 2015, 16:39 ET
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NASA Spacecraft Prepares for March 12 Launch to Study Earth's Dynamic Magnetic Space Environment

Final preparations are underway for the launch of NASA's quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, which constitute the first space...

Feb 25, 2015, 14:56 ET
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NASA Offers Space Tech Grants to Early Career University Faculty

 NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career...

Feb 24, 2015, 17:51 ET
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UPDATE -- NASA Reschedules Briefing on Mission to Study Dynamic Magnetic System around Earth to 3 p.m. Eastern Feb. 25

NASA has rescheduled to 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 25, a briefing on an upcoming mission to study magnetic reconnection around the Earth, a...

Feb 24, 2015, 15:50 ET
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NASA Briefing to Discuss First Spacecraft Arrival at a Dwarf Planet

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will host a briefing at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Monday, March 2, to discuss the March 6 arrival of the...

Feb 24, 2015, 15:28 ET
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New Langley Professor Named at National Institute of Aerospace

The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) has a new Langley Distinguished Professor in Advanced Aerospace Systems Architecture for the Georgia...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:46 ET
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NASA Hosts Media Briefing on Mission to Study Dynamic Magnetic System Around Earth

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 25, to discuss an upcoming mission to study magnetic reconnection around Earth, a...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:42 ET
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NASA Awards Leadership Development and Excellence in Management Contract

 NASA has awarded the Leadership Development and Excellence in Management contract to Greystone Consulting Group of Annapolis, Maryland. This...

Feb 23, 2015, 16:00 ET
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Jurczyk Named Head of NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Steve Jurczyk as the agency's Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission...

Feb 23, 2015, 12:59 ET
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NASA Briefing to Highlight Early Results from New Earth Science Missions

Over the past 12 months NASA has added five missions to its orbiting Earth-observing fleet – the biggest one-year increase in more than a...

Feb 19, 2015, 17:31 ET
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Updated Dates Announced for Space Station U.S. Spacewalks

Three spacewalks on the International Space Station by two American astronauts now are planned for Saturday, Feb. 21; Wednesday, Feb. 25; and...

Feb 19, 2015, 14:37 ET
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NASA, ESA Telescopes Give Shape to Furious Black Hole Winds

 NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA's (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds...

Feb 18, 2015, 15:16 ET
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Rocket Launches Scheduled Feb. 23 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia

 Three Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets are scheduled for launch between 12:30 and 4:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, for the Department of Defense...

Feb 18, 2015, 10:18 ET
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Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Returns to Harvard for Education Forum

NASA astronaut and Harvard graduate Stephanie Wilson will visit her alma mater to take part in discussions focused on inspiring girls to pursue...

Feb 17, 2015, 16:48 ET
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NASA Science Leads New York City Climate Change 2015 Report

 The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) 2015, co-chaired by a NASA researcher, published its latest report which details significant...

Feb 17, 2015, 11:58 ET
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Media Invited to Visit Command Center for Wintertime Air Pollution Study

This Friday, university and federal researchers will provide the media with an inside look at a major field campaign that's zeroing in on the...

Feb 13, 2015, 15:30 ET
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Media Invited to Boeing Commercial Crew Access Tower Groundbreaking

 Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) will mark the start of construction of the Commercial Crew access tower at Space Launch Complex...