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01/16/2018Columbus: 10 years a lab
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue… In 2008 another Columbus sailed into space. 
01/12/2018Jupiter’s Colorful Cloud Belts
Colorful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. 
01/10/2018Exploring alien worlds with lasers
In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time. 
01/09/2018See-through metals
Astronauts on the International Space Station have begun running an experiment that could shine new light on how metal alloys are formed. How humanity has mastered metallurgy is synonymous with progress, with historians labelling periods such as the...
01/04/2018Spend Next New Year's Eve with New Horizons
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01/04/2018High Above Jupiter’s Clouds
Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere on Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:43 a.m. PST. 
12/21/2017New Horizons Enters Last Hibernation Period Before Kuiper Belt Encounter
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12/21/2017ESA’s next satellite propelled by butane
ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal box-sized satellite will fly around its near-twin to test their radio communications.
12/15/2017Planting oxygen
When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like today’s Dragon, self-sufficient spaceflight in the fut...
12/14/2017Mars upside down
Which way is up in space? Planets are usually shown with the north pole at the top and the south pole at the bottom. In this remarkable image taken by ESA’s Mars Express, the Red Planet is seen with north at the bottom, and the equator at the top.
12/14/2017Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli landed back on Earth early this morning after 139 days in space. The ride home from the International Space Station required braking from 28 800 km/h to a standstill in barely three hours. 
12/12/2017AGU Fall Meeting: New Horizons Explores the Kuiper Belt
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12/12/2017Does New Horizons' Next Target Have a Moon?
12/12/2017Galileo launch brings navigation network close to completion
Europe has four more Galileo navigation satellites in the sky following their launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. After today’s success, only one more launch remains before the Galileo constellation is complete and delivering global coverage.
12/12/2017Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity
Scientists have a better sense of how bright areas on Ceres formed and changed over time -- processes indicative of an active, evolving world.
12/11/2017NASA's Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. The findings were announced Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans.
12/09/2017New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt
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12/08/2017Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday’s flight
Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday.
12/07/2017Cells in space
Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth begins with cell research, and the latest experiments on the International Space Stat...
12/04/2017Visit of President of Republic of Bulgaria to ESA
The President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr Rumen Radev, was welcomed on a visit to ESA’s Headquarters in Paris on 4 December by the Agency’s Director General, Jan Wörner.
12/01/2017Sentinel-5P brings air pollution into focus
Launched on 13 October, the Sentinel-5P satellite has delivered its first images of air pollution. Even though the satellite is still being prepared for service, these first results have been hailed as exceptional and show how this latest Copernicus s...
11/30/2017Space technology to drive autonomous ships
ESA Director General Jan Wörner signed a Memorandum of Intent with Rolls-Royce today, as the two entities agree to investigate how space technology can be used to develop autonomous and remote-controlled ships.
11/30/2017Jupiter Blues
See Jovian clouds in striking shades of blue in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. 
11/30/2017NASA Extends Campaign to Nickname New Horizons' Next Target
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11/28/2017Going green to the Red Planet
ESA’s ground station in Western Australia routinely communicates with spacecraft at far-away places like Mars. Now, it’s using sunlight to generate electricity, significantly reducing energy costs.
11/28/2017Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms
ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ between drones and satellites.
11/23/2017ESA’s latest technology CubeSat cleared for launch site
GomX-4B, ESA’s latest and largest technology-testing CubeSat, will be launched from China early next year, together with the near-identical GomX-4A. The pair will test intersatellite communication links and propulsion while orbiting up to 4500 km apart.
11/22/2017Forty years of Meteosat
ESA’s first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world co...
11/21/2017Galileo quartet fuelled and ready to fly
Europe’s next four Galileo navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to lift them into orbit are being readied for their 12 December launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
11/21/2017Gadgets for Mars
A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets.&nb...
11/16/2017Jovian Tempest
This color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet. 
11/16/2017Fracture swarms on Mars
These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.
11/15/2017Ozone ups and downs
Climate scientists studying three decades of ozone measurements from seven satellites see a positive trend in global recovery thanks to international efforts to curb ozone-depleting substances.
11/13/2017Astronaut meets volcano
An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye. 
11/09/2017Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution
Surface features on Ceres and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.
11/09/2017The road to Orion’s launch
NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now...
11/09/2017Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere   
See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
11/08/2017Vega launches Earth observation satellite for Morocco
Arianespace has launched a Vega rocket to deliver an Earth observation satellite into orbit for the Kingdom of Morocco.
11/07/2017Stressed seedlings in space
Life on Earth has a myriad of problems, but gravity isn’t one of them – staying grounded means organisms can soak up the light and heat that enables growth. 
11/06/2017Heating ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years
Enough heat to power hydrothermal activity inside Saturn’s ocean moon Enceladus for billions of years could be generated through tidal friction if the moon has a highly porous core, a new study finds, working in favour of the moon as a potentially hab...
11/06/2017Help Nickname New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
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11/06/2017Beyond Bitcoin: Leveraging the Blockchain for Space 4.0
ESA’s Strategy Department is investigating the role blockchain technologies could play in adapting the Agency for Space 4.0. 
11/03/2017European Space Week starts today in Estonia
When is the last time you used space technology? Probably a matter of minutes ago, if you took bearings on your phone, checked the weather or withdrew money. Starting today, European Space Week celebrates space for the rest of us – as a source of serv...
11/02/2017Wind satellite vacuum packed
With liftoff on the horizon, ESA’s Aeolus satellite is going through its last round of tests to make sure that this complex mission will work in orbit. Over the next month, it is sitting in a large chamber that has had all the air sucked out to simula...
11/02/2017Launch your design with Cheops
ESA is offering graphic designers and artists a unique opportunity to feature their work on the rocket carrying the Cheops satellite.
11/02/2017Juno Aces Eighth Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager
NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
11/01/2017Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure
Want to help humanity’s exploration of our Solar System? Do you have a medical degree and are not afraid of the dark or the cold? ESA is looking for someone to spend over six months in Antarctica running research to prepare for missions to the Moon an...
10/30/2017Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide
It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon dioxide from our atmosphe...
10/30/2017KOREASAT-5A MISSION
On Monday, October 30th at 3:34 p.m., SpaceX successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
10/26/2017Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon
A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. “We are the Fer...
10/26/2017Rosetta finds comet plume powered from below
Last year, a fountain of dust was spotted streaming from Rosetta’s comet, prompting the question: how was it powered? Scientists now suggest the outburst was driven from inside the comet, perhaps released from ancient gas vents or pockets of hidden ice.
10/26/2017Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres
Ceres' crust as we see it today, with its mixture of ice, salts and hydrated materials, represents most of the dwarf planet's ancient ocean, scientists say.
10/25/2017Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanes
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spin...
10/23/2017Galileo in place for launch: then there were four
Two more Galileo satellites have reached Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, joining the first pair of navigation satellites and the Ariane 5 rocket due to haul the quartet to orbit this December.
10/20/2017Mine craft for Mars
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10/19/2017Jovian Moon Shadow
Jupiter’s moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
10/19/2017Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres
NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10/18/2017Speeding up cancer screening
Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers. Screening vans are already on the streets.
10/17/2017Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.
10/17/2017Space2Health: the hackathon
What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour...
10/17/2017ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite
Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster a...
10/16/2017Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health.
10/16/2017ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings inf...
10/16/2017Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
10/13/2017Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
10/13/2017Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
10/12/2017Asteroid Luca
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano� is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
10/11/2017Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealed
We are all aware that Antarctica’s ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 mis...
10/11/2017EchoStar 105/SES-11 Mission
On October 11th, SpaceX successfully launched the EchoStar 105/SES-11 payload from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 36 minutes after liftoff into its targeted orbit.
10/10/2017Ready to assume control of Sentinel-5P
Mission controllers completed a critical final rehearsal today, confirming that everything and everyone on ground are ready to take over control of Sentinel-5P in the harsh environment of space.
10/10/2017New crew and new research in Antarctica
The Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes: for nine months no supplies can be delivered, the nearest living beings are 600 km away at the Russian Vostok station, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon for four months in...
10/09/2017Sentinel-5P poised for liftoff
With four days to liftoff, the next Sentinel satellite is now on the launch pad at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.
10/09/2017Iridium-3 Mission
On Monday, October 9, at 5:37 a.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Iridium-3 mission from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10/06/2017To Mars with ESA and the Guggenheim Bilbao
ESA and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with the BBK Foundation, are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Spanish arts centre with a performance of Chasmata, a journey to Mars through contemporary art, music and architecture. Monday’s concert can be...
10/06/2017Juno Observes Jupiter, Io and Europa
This color-enhanced image of Jupiter and two of its largest moons – Io and Europa – was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet. 
10/05/2017Colourful dunes on wind-swept Mars
Dunes are prominent indicators of prevailing winds, as can be seen on this crater floor on Mars, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 16 May.
10/04/2017Sentinel-5P sealed from view
As preparations for the launch of Sentinel-5P continue on track, the team at Russia’s Plesetsk site has bid farewell to the satellite as it was sealed from view in the Rockot fairing. Liftoff is set for 13 October at 09:27 GMT (11:27 CEST).
10/03/2017Sputnik – 60 years of the space age
Sixty years ago, the first ‘beep-beep’ signal from Sputnik was heard from the heavens on the night of 4 October 1957, marking the beginning of a new era for humankind.
10/02/2017Galileo pair arrives in French Guiana
Europe’s next two Galileo navigation satellites have touched down in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of the launch of a quartet by Ariane 5 at the end of this year.
09/30/2017Ariane 5’s fifth launch this year
Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-37e and BSAT-4a, into their planned orbits.
09/29/2017Telemedicine via satellite improves care at astronaut landings
Tempus Pro, a portable vital-signs monitor offering telemedicine via satellite, is helping medics at ESA astronaut landings. Thomas Pesquet was the first to benefit at the end of his mission in May.
09/28/2017Solving the Mystery of Pluto’s Giant Blades of Ice
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09/28/201795 Minutes Over Jupiter
This sequence of color-enhanced images shows how quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it swoops by Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
09/28/2017Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta
Scientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.
09/27/2017Dawn Mission Celebrates 10 Years in Space
Ten years ago, NASA's Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.
09/26/2017Preparing to fly Sentinel-5P
The teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.
09/26/2017Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radar
A long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter’s icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.
09/25/2017Sentinel-5P satellite fuelled
Engineers have been at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site for a month now, ticking off the jobs on the ‘to do’ list so that the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite is fit and ready for liftoff on 13 October. With the satellite now fuelled, the team has passed...
09/25/2017Your personal running coach
A start-up company from ESA’s business incubator in Bavaria has developed a training app to help runners to exercise in a healthy way, and to reduce injuries from over-training.
09/21/2017Soaring Over Jupiter
This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet. 
09/21/2017Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bed
This week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space. Ten volunteers will lie in beds with the head end tilted down 6º for 60 days, k...
09/20/2017First steps: returning humanity to the Moon
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage.  
09/19/2017Solar antics
The Sun’s recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power.
09/18/2017Join us for #Sentinel5P launch
Are you passionate about our planet and interested in how satellites help to improve everyday lives and do you share your passion via social media? Then ESA’s next SocialSpace event is for you.
09/18/2017Travel app wins top prize at App Camp
An app that uses satellite imagery to give flight travellers an interactive, bird’s-eye view of their routes took the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s centre in Frascati, Italy.
09/18/2017500 new European companies from space
Thousands of new jobs and boosted local economies are the direct results from ESA’s investment in young companies through its business incubators, which have now fostered more than 500 start-ups that adapt space technology and satellite services for u...
09/15/2017Earth through different eyes
In the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only one...
09/15/2017Cassini concludes pioneering mission at Saturn
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet’s atmosphere.
09/15/2017Galileos set to fly on Ariane 6
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets – ESA’s first contract to use Europe’s new vehicle.
09/14/2017Diet tracker in space
Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on...
09/14/2017Sentinel-5P launch preparations in full swing
With liftoff set for 13 October, engineers at Russia’s Plesetsk launch site are steaming ahead with the task of getting Europe’s next Copernicus satellite ready for its journey into orbit.
09/14/2017Splashdown! Crashing into martian mud
An impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.
09/12/2017How to follow Cassini’s end of mission
The international Cassini mission reaches its dramatic finale this Friday by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, concluding 13-years of exploration around the ringed planet.
09/12/2017Hibernation Over, New Horizons Continues Its Kuiper Belt Cruise
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09/08/2017Juno’s Eighth Close Approach to Jupiter 
This series of enhanced-color images shows Jupiter up close and personal, as NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
09/07/2017Pluto Features Given First Official Names
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09/07/2017OTV-5 Mission
On Thursday, September 7 at 10:00 am EDT, SpaceX successfully launched the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) payload from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/07/2017Happy birthday ESOC
Fifty years ago tomorrow, the European Space Operations Centre was inaugurated in Darmstadt, Germany. Since then, the centre has become known worldwide as Europe’s ‘Gateway to Space’. 
09/06/2017New Horizons Files Flight Plan for 2019 Flyby
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09/06/2017Jupiter’s Auroras Present a Powerful Mystery
Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful aurora.
09/05/2017Italy’s drought seen from space
Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.
09/04/2017New era in air-quality monitoring a step away
The Sentinel-5P satellite has arrived in Plesetsk in northern Russia to be prepared for liftoff on 13 October. Built to deliver global maps of air pollutants every day and in more detail than ever before, this latest Copernicus mission will set a new...
09/03/2017ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricane
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson returned to Earth this morning after their stay on the International Space Station, landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. From there, Jack and Peggy flew to ESA’s E...
08/31/2017Close encounters of the stellar kind
The movements of more than 300 000 stars surveyed by ESA’s Gaia satellite reveal that rare close encounters with our Sun might disturb the cloud of comets at the far reaches of our Solar System, sending some towards Earth in the distant future.
08/30/2017Juno Scientists Prepare for Seventh Science Pass of Jupiter
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its seventh science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Friday, Sept. 1, at 2:49 p.m. PDT. 
08/30/2017Space-inspired Star Storm to premiere next month
Star Storm, an explosive performance inspired by stellar processes in the Universe, will be premiered at the 2017 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria, on 10 September.
08/25/2017Big dishes band together
Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of ESA’s Mars orbiters, underlining the value of international collaboration for exploring the Red Planet.
08/24/2017ESA and Chinese astronauts train together
ESA astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Matthias Maurer joined 16 Chinese astronauts earlier this month for nine days of sea survival training off China’s coastal city of Yantai. The ultimate goal is for ESA to establish a long term cooperation with...
08/24/2017Granting weightless wishes
ESA participated in the Kid’s Weightless Dreams campaign organised by Novespace and Rêves de Gosse giving children with disabilities the opportunity to experience weightlessness and lunar gravity on a parabolic flight. 
08/22/2017Solar spectacular seen from Earth and space
While ground-based observers experienced the awe-inspiring view of a total solar eclipse yesterday, astronauts aboard the International Space Station, and our Sun-watching satellites, enjoyed unique perspectives of this spectacular sight from space.
08/17/2017ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes – thanks to a pioneering ESA space mission.
08/17/2017Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts
For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts.
08/17/2017New Horizons Team Receives Prestigious SPIE George W. Goddard Award
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08/16/2017Jupiter: A New Point of View
The tumultuous Great Red Spot is fading from Juno's view while the dynamic bands of the southern region of Jupiter come into focus. 
08/15/2017Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.
08/14/2017Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-12)
On August 14, 2017, SpaceX successfully launched its twelfth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-12) from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Liftoff occurred at 12:31 p.m.
08/10/2017Jupiter Fractal Art    
Artist Mik Petter created this unique, digital artwork using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The art form, known as fractals, uses mathematical formulas to create art with an infinite variety of form, detail, color and light.
08/10/2017Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars
An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions. 
08/03/2017New Horizons' Next Target Just Got a Lot More Interesting
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08/03/2017Jupiter Storm of the High North
A dynamic storm at the southern edge of Jupiter’s northern polar region dominates this Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
08/02/2017Vega lofts two satellites on second launch this year
This morning Arianespace launched a Vega rocket carrying two Earth observation satellites for Italy, France and Israel encased in Vega’s lighter protective fairing.
07/31/2017The flying kettle
A warm meal was quickly delivered by a drone from an ESA business incubator start-up to the last inhabitant in a remote village in Portugal.
07/29/2017ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli starts third mission on Space Station
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergei Ryazansky were launched into space yesterday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Their Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft circled Earth four...
07/27/2017One plant at a time
Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging.   Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.  
07/27/2017Jupiter’s Great Red Spot in True Color
This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Björn Jónsson using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
07/27/2017One plant at a
Precision farming is set to become even more precise with a new camera drawing on satellite imaging. Thanks to research with ESA on new cameras, hyperspectral cameras flying on drones are now able to see details as small as 4–5 cm.  
07/19/2017Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
A pair of ESA rovers trundled around a Moon-like area of Tenerife by both day and night during a nine-day test campaign, gathering terabytes of data for follow-up analysis.
07/19/2017New Horizons Team Strikes Gold in Argentina
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07/14/2017New Horizons Unveils New Maps of Pluto, Charon on Flyby Anniversary
07/14/2017New Horizons Video Soars over Pluto’s Majestic Mountains and Icy Plains
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07/13/2017Tributes to wetter times on Mars
A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESA’s Mars Express.
07/13/2017LISA Pathfinder: bake, rattle and roll
The final days of the LISA Pathfinder mission are some of the busiest, as controllers make final tests and get ready to switch off the gravitational pioneer next Tuesday.
07/12/2017Sentinel satellite captures birth of behemoth iceberg
Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg has now brok...
07/12/2017NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Spots Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
“For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot,â€? said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. 
07/11/2017NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.
07/11/2017SOFIA in Right Place at Right Time to Study Next New Horizons Flyby Object
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07/10/2017Real time simulation as Juno passes in front of Jupiter's Great Red spot (LIVE)
Live simulation as Juno flies directly over Jupiter's red spot for the first time.
07/10/2017SOFIA to Make Advance Observations of Next New Horizons Flyby Object
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07/07/2017Counting calories in space
Rockets and spacecraft may get us to Mars, but food must nourish us on the journey. Now researchers are using the International Space Station to look at how much food will be needed on a spacecraft heading to the Moon, Mars or beyond. By tracking the...
07/06/2017Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing
ESA’s Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.
07/06/2017See our seasons change from space
With the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite fully fledged and its data freely available, the task of monitoring and understanding our changing planet has been made that much easier. Seeing the effect spring has on our plant life is just one of its many...
07/06/2017How to rescue a Moonwalker in need
During a simulated space mission underwater last week, ESA tested an ingenious concept to bring astronauts safely back to base if they are incapacitated during lunar exploration. Four ‘aquanauts’, including ESA astronaut Pedro Duque and NASA astronau...
07/06/2017New Mysteries Surround New Horizons' Next Flyby Target
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07/05/2017Intelsat 35e Mission
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered Intelsat 35e, a commercial communications satellite, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
07/05/2017Giant iceberg in the making
All eyes are on Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf as a deep crack continues to cut across the ice, leaving a huge chunk clinging on. When it eventually gives way, one of the largest icebergs on record will be set adrift. Even before the inevitable happe...
06/30/2017Earth-based Views of Jupiter to Enhance Juno Flyby 
Telescopes in Hawaii have obtained new images of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, which will assist the first-ever close-up study of the Great Red Spot, planned for July 10.
06/30/2017NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Fly Over Jupiter's Great Red Spot July 10
Just days after celebrating its first anniversary in Jupiter orbit, NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
06/29/2017The ‘Face’ of Jupiter
This image, processed by citizen scientist Jason Major, is titled “Jovey McJupiterface.â€? 
06/29/2017Ariane 5 launch proves reliability and flies new fairing
An Ariane 5 carrying two telecom satellites inside a new lighter fairing lifted off on the fourth mission from Europe’s Spaceport in two months.
06/25/2017Iridium-2 Mission
On Sunday, June 25 at 1:25 p.m. PDT, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.
06/23/2017BulgariaSat-1 Mission
On June 23, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into orbit—the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history.
06/23/2017NASA's New Horizons Mission Honors Memory of Engineer Lisa Hardaway
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06/21/2017ESA marks #Asteroid Day
The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
06/21/2017Jupiter’s Bands of Clouds   
This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
06/21/2017ESA marks #Asteroid Day
The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour global telethon.
06/21/2017Proba-V images Portuguese forest fire
ESA’s Proba-V minisatellite has captured the forest fire raging in central Portugal, revealing blackened scars and columns of smoke as well as pinpointing active fire hotspots.
06/20/2017Gravitational wave mission selected, planet-hunting mission moves forward
The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme, while the Plato exoplanet hunter moves into development.
06/19/2017Return to the blue
How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves.
06/19/2017Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.
06/15/2017Jupiter’s Clouds of Many Colors
NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles above the cloud tops.
06/15/2017Keeping the rhythm in space
Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock simil...
06/14/2017NASA Awards Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Operations Contract
June 14, 2017 - NASA’s has awarded a contract to Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Service of Houston for support of flight crew training and development activities at the Sonny Carter Training Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
06/13/2017New Horizons Team Digs into New Data on Next Flyby Target
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06/13/2017Media Invited to Briefings on August Total Solar Eclipse
June 13, 2017 - For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important viewing safety, travel and science information during two briefings at the Newseum in Washington starting at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21.
06/13/2017Satellites forewarn of locust plagues
Satellites are helping to predict favourable conditions for desert locusts to swarm, which poses a threat to agricultural production and, subsequently, livelihoods and food security.
06/12/2017NASA Hosts Briefing on Latest Results of Exoplanet-Hunting Mission
June 12, 2017 - NASA will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, June 19, to announce the latest planet candidate results from the agency's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission. The briefing, taking place during the Kepler Science Conference, will be held at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
06/09/2017The future of the Orion constellation
A new video, based on measurements by ESA’s Gaia and Hipparcos satellites, shows how our view of the Orion constellation will evolve over the next 450 000 years.
06/09/2017Media Invited to NASA’s Kepler and K2 Mission Science Conference
June 9, 2017 - NASA invites members of the media to attend the fourth Kepler and K2 Science Conference held June 19-23. The weeklong science conference will take place at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
06/09/2017NASA TV to Cover International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch
June 9, 2017 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 14.
06/09/2017NASA Selects Safety, Mission Assurance Support Contractor
June 9, 2017 - NASA has selected Bastion Technologies, Inc. (BTI), of Houston, to provide safety and mission assurance support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
06/08/2017Galileo grows: two more satellites join working constellation
Two further satellites have formally become part of Europe’s Galileo satnav system, broadcasting timing and navigation signals worldwide while also picking up distress calls across the planet.
06/08/2017Window to a watery past on Mars
This 70 km-wide crater and its surrounds offer a window into the watery past of the Red Planet.
06/08/2017Three DIY CubeSats Score Rides on Exploration Mission-1
June 8, 2017 - NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has awarded rides for three small spacecraft on the agency's newest rocket, and $20,000 each in prize money, to the winning teams of citizen solvers competing in the semi-final round of the agency’s Cube Quest Challenge.
06/07/2017NASA Awards Universal Stage Adapter Contract for Space Launch System
June 7, 2017 - NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage (EUS).
06/07/2017NASA Announces its 2017 Astronaut Candidates
June 7, 2017 - After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000. Rising to the top of more than 18,300 applicants, NASA chose 12 women and men as the agency’s new astronaut candidates.
06/06/2017Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
June 6, 2017 - Students at Leeds Elementary School in Elkton, Maryland, will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 9.
06/05/2017Quantifying the effects of climate change
Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
06/05/2017NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas
June 5, 2017 - Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts.
06/03/2017First Dragon Reflight
On June 3, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft for the company’s eleventh Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-11) to the International Space Station.
06/03/2017New NASA Experiments, Research Headed to International Space Station
June 3, 2017 - Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
06/02/2017Thomas Pesquet returns to Earth
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet landed on the steppe of Kazakhstan today with Russian commander Oleg Novitsky in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft after six months in space. Touchdown was at 14:10 GMT after a four-hour flight from the International Space Stat...
06/02/2017Media Invited to Demonstrations of NASA Drone Traffic Management
June 2, 2017 - NASA’s three-week national campaign to further test and refine its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies continues, and media are invited to see these technologies in action Tuesday, June 6, at four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites across the country.
06/02/2017Vice President Pence Will Visit NASA's Johnson Space Center June 7
June 2, 2017 - Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, June 7, to welcome America’s newest astronaut candidates, chosen from more than 18,000 applicants to carry the torch for future human space exploration.
06/02/2017Ariane 5 launches its heaviest telecom payload
The Ariane 5 rocket, operated by Arianespace, has carried its heaviest telecommunications payload ever to deliver the ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat-172B satellites into their planned orbits. 
06/01/2017U.S. Cargo Ships to Depart, Arrive at International Space Station
June 1, 2017 - With the delay of SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station to Saturday, June 3, two NASA commercial provider cargo ships now will pass each other in orbit to provide services to the space station.
06/01/2017The heat is on for Sentinel-3B
While the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite is in orbit delivering a wealth of information about our home planet, engineers are putting its twin, Sentinel-3B, through a series of vigorous tests before it is shipped to the launch site next year.
05/31/2017NASA TV Coverage Set for Return of Two Space Station Crew Members
May 31, 2017 - Two crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbital outpost Friday, June 2. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning Thursday, June 1, with the space station change of command ceremony.
05/30/2017NASA to Announce New Astronaut Class on June 7
May 30, 2017 - After evaluating a record number of applications, NASA will introduce its new astronaut candidates at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 7, from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
05/29/2017New Horizons for Alexander Gerst
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05/26/2017NASA to Make Announcement About First Mission to Touch Sun
May 26, 2017 - NASA will make an announcement about the agency’s first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere during an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, from the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
05/25/2017A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission
May 25, 2017 - Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant.
05/25/2017NASA to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Resupply
May 25, 2017 - NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 5:15 p.m., followed by the post-launch news conference at 7:30 p.m.
05/25/2017A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA's Juno Mission
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05/25/2017New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target
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05/24/2017James Webb Space Telescope Available for Media Viewing in Houston
May 24, 2017 - Media are invited to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to view the James Webb Space Telescope and talk to experts about upcoming cryogenic vacuum tests at 10:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 31.
05/24/2017Sentinel-2 captures coral bleaching of Great Barrier Reef
Scientists observed the bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef early this year using satellite images. While capturing these events from space has been difficult in the past, Sentinel-2’s frequent revisits and its resolution makes it possible.
05/24/2017Schiaparelli landing investigation completed
The inquiry into the crash-landing of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module has concluded that conflicting information in the onboard computer caused the descent sequence to end prematurely.
05/23/2017NASA Acting Administrator Statement on FY 2018 Budget Proposal
May 23, 2017 - The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday.
05/22/2017Exploring underground with a colliding drone
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05/22/2017NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter
Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 25.
05/22/2017NASA Highlights FY2018 Budget Proposal on May 23
May 22, 2017 - NASA will hold a series of events May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Facebook Live virtual tours of NASA’s 10 centers, where innovation is enabling exploration and discovery.
05/22/2017NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter
May 22, 2017 - Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters.
05/22/2017NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency Spacewalk
May 22, 2017 - NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday, May 23. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
05/22/2017Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management Tools
May 22, 2017 - Media are invited to see the latest technologies NASA is working on as part of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project Thursday, May 25, at the Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.
05/19/2017Two Veteran NASA Astronauts Joined the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame
May 19, 2017 - Two veteran NASA astronauts, Ellen Ochoa and Michael Foale, joined the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Friday.
05/18/2017Jovian Cloud Tops
This view of Jupiter, taken by the JunoCam imager of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights Oval BA – a massive storm known as the Little Red Spot. 
05/18/2017Jupiter’s Little Red SpoT
This view of Jupiter, taken by the JunoCam imager of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights Oval BA – a massive storm known as the Little Red Spot. 
05/18/2017NASA Selects Facilities Operations, Maintenance Support Contractor
May 18, 2017 - NASA has selected URS Federal Services Inc. of Germantown, Maryland, to provide facilities operations and maintenance support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
05/18/2017NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
May 18, 2017 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, May 26, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
05/18/2017Saving time in space
Working inside the International Space Station is sometimes like assembling complex furniture but with the tools and paper instructions continually floating out of reach. Astronauts also face situations unforeseen by the instructions. Communication de...
05/17/2017Utah Students Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station
May 17, 2017 - Utah students will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:40 p.m. EDT Friday, May 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
05/16/2017Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.
05/15/2017Inmarsat-5 Flight 4
On May 15, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully delivered the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit.
05/15/2017NASA Astronauts Inducted into Hall of Fame May 19 on NASA Television
May 15, 2017 - Two NASA astronauts, both with one-of-a-kind career credits, will be honored Friday, May 19, when they are inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 1 p.m. EDT.
05/12/2017NASA Holds Media Teleconference Today on Exploration Mission-1 Status
May 12, 2017 - NASA will provide an update on the status of Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, during a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT today, May 12.
05/12/2017Novel use of satnav saves precious water
Water conservation is a growing concern globally, and particularly for farmers in the USA, where decades of irrigating huge fields has depleted vital resources of fresh surface water and groundwater. An ESA spin-off that can help to preserve water sup...
05/12/2017Negribreen on the move
Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.
05/11/2017Winning plans for CubeSats to the Moon
If you could fly a CubeSat to the Moon, what could such a tiny satellite do there? ESA posed this question – and now four proposals will be studied in more detail for possible flight over the coming decade.
05/10/2017Honeywell and NASA Fuse Hip-Hop and Physics to Inspire Students
May 10, 2017 - Honeywell and NASA are bringing FMA Live! Forces in Motion, an award-winning hip-hop educational experience, to middle school students along the east coast this spring.
05/09/2017NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk
May 9, 2017 - NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will perform a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station Friday, May 12. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
05/08/2017MIT to Participate in Live Q&A with International Space Station
May 8, 2017 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students will participate in a live question-and-answer session with an alumnus astronaut aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 10.
05/05/2017Ariane 5’s second liftoff this year
Ariane 5 has delivered two telecom satellites, SGDC and Koreasat-7, into their planned orbits.
05/05/2017Approaching Jupiter    
This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
05/04/2017NASA Opens Media Accreditation for SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch
May 4, 2017 - Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for Thursday, June 1.
05/04/2017NASA Awards Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services Contract
May 4, 2017 - NASA has awarded the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services (OMES) II contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) of McLean, Virginia, to support the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
05/04/2017NASA News Conference, Media Availability with Next Space Station Crew
May 4, 2017 - NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and their Russian crewmate Alexander Misurkin, who are part of an upcoming International Space Station crew, will conduct a news conference and be available for media interviews Wednesday, May 10, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
05/04/2017Test site for ESA-backed airbreathing engine
Work began today on building the UK’s latest rocket engine test facility, designed for firing the engine core of the ESA-backed SABRE propulsion system within three years.
05/04/2017Dawn Mission Honored by RNASA Foundation
Members of NASA's Dawn mission were honored with awards from the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation at a banquet in Houston on April 28, 2017.
05/03/2017Printing bricks from moondust using the Sun’s heat
Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight – proving in principle that future lunar colonists could one day use the same approach to build settlements on the Moon.
05/02/2017Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades
Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.
04/28/2017NASA's Terra Satellite Spots Sawmill Fire
April 28, 2017 - The heat from the Sawmill Fire in Arizona were detected by NASA's Terra satellite as it passed overhead.
04/28/2017Hubble's Bright Shining Lizard Star
April 28, 2017 - The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of The Lizard.
04/28/2017NASA Awards Goddard Institute For Space Studies Contract
April 28, 2017 - NASA has awarded a follow-on contract to SciSpace LLC of Bethesda, Maryland, for specialized scientific support services to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.
04/28/2017Monitoring the airways
Astronauts in space are valuable sources of scientific data. Researchers collect blood and urine samples to understand what effects living in weightlessness has on their bodies. For one experiment, investigators are interested in their breath.
04/27/2017Public Invited to Scientific Lecture at Library of Congress
April 27, 2017 - The public is invited to a free talk called "NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO): Preparing Astronauts for Space Exploration" with Kelsey Young in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT.
04/26/2017Scientists Propose Mechanism to Describe Solar Eruptions of All Sizes
April 26, 2017 - From long jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in many shapes and sizes. Scientists now propose that a universal mechanism can explain the whole spectrum of solar eruptions.
04/26/2017From Volcanos to the Future, NASA Instrument Looks Sky High
April 26, 2017 - On one of Earth’s largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and helps set the stage for human exploration of other worlds.
04/26/2017West Mims Fire on Florida/Georgia Border
April 26, 2017 - The lightning-caused fire located on the Georgia/Florida border was reported on April 6, 2017, approximately 2.5 miles northeast of the Eddy Fire Tower in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
04/26/2017Dawn Observing Ceres; 3rd Reaction Wheel Malfunctions
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is preparing to observe Ceres on April 29 from an "opposition" position, directly between the dwarf planet's mysterious Occator Crater and the sun.
04/25/2017James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Seen in Full Bloom
April 25, 2017 - It's springtime and the deployed primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope looks like a spring flower in full bloom. Once launched into space, the Webb telescope’s 18-segmented gold mirror is specially designed to capture infrared light from the first galaxies that formed in the early universe.
04/25/2017Taking AIM at Night-Shining Clouds: 10 Years, 10 Science Highlights
April 25, 2017 - Launched on April 25, 2007, NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, mission, has provided the foundation for a wealth of new science on the dynamics and composition of Earth's upper atmosphere.
04/25/2017Sweet 16: Goddard Teams Fly Extraordinary Number of Payloads in 2017
April 25, 2017 - Sixteen different missions whose instruments and components were developed at least in part with funding from the center’s Internal Research and Development, or IRAD, program have either launched or are scheduled to launch this year aboard commercial launch vehicles, sounding rockets, balloons, and high-altitude research aircraft.
04/25/2017ESA boosting its Argentine link with deep space
Thanks to some high-tech improvements, ESA’s radio dish in Argentina will be ready to receive the rising torrent of scientific data beamed back by future missions exploring deep in our Solar System.
04/25/2017Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale
After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into...
04/25/2017NASA Digital Communications Honored with 2017 Webby Awards
April 25, 2017 - NASA's digital communications team will be honored at the 21st Annual Webby Awards on May 16 in New York. For the first time, NASA’s social media presence has been recognized by the Webby Awards, winning in corporate communications and being honored with the People's Voice Award.
04/24/2017NASA’s Cassini, Voyager Missions Suggest New Picture of Sun’s Interaction with Galaxy
New data from three NASA missions show that the heliosphere — the bubble of the sun’s magnetic influence that surrounds the inner solar system — may be much more compact and rounded than previously thought.
04/24/2017NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education with President Trump
April 24, 2017 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut – an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.
04/24/2017NASA Awards Goddard Logistics, Technical Information Services Contract
April 24, 2017 - NASA has awarded the Goddard Logistics and Technical Information II (GLTI II) Services Contract to TRAX International Corporation of Las Vegas.
04/24/2017Science record set on Space Station
If anything should break in space, let it be records. The astronauts of Expedition 50 have done just that by setting a new record for most time spent on scientific research on the International Space Station.
04/21/2017When Swarm met Steve
Thanks to social media and the power of citizen scientists chasing the northern lights, a new feature was discovered recently. Nobody knew what this strange ribbon of purple light was, so … it was called Steve.
04/21/2017Call for a sustainable future in space
With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.
04/21/2017How to See President’s Call to International Space Station on April 24
April 21, 2017 - President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special 20-minute, Earth-to-space call at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, April 24, to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
04/20/2017A New Angle on Two Spiral Galaxies for Hubble's 27th Birthday
April 20, 2017 - This starry pair offers a glimpse of what our Milky Way galaxy would look like to an outside observer.
04/20/2017NASA Sees the Formation of Early Atlantic Ocean Tropical Depression 1
April 20, 2017 - A low pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, located southwest of the Azores was designated as Subtropical Depression One on April 19 as NASA examined its rainfall.
04/20/2017Two New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station
April 20, 2017 - After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 9:23 a.m. EDT Thursday where they will continue important scientific research.
04/19/2017Surveying Space Weather Science
April 19, 2017 - Storms from the sun can affect our power grids, railway systems and underground pipelines. NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science behind this space weather.
04/19/2017Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft continues exploring Ceres, evidence mounts that the enigmatic dwarf planet retains a significant amount of water ice.
04/19/2017NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life
April 19, 2017 - NASA scientists from across the agency will present their latest findings and perspectives on topics ranging from the origins and evolution of life on Earth to the search for habitable environments and life in our solar system and beyond during the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference, April 24-28 in Mesa, Arizona.
04/19/2017President Trump Makes Long-Distance Call to American Astronaut
April 19, 2017 - President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
04/19/2017NASA Eyes Far-Out Technologies with Latest Investment Selections
April 19, 2017 - NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 277 American small businesses and 44 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, and advancements in aviation and science, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.
04/18/2017Engineer Allison Evans Builds Boxes that Fly in Space
April 18, 2017 - Allison Evans builds the boxes that enclose the brains of the spacecraft for Goddard.
04/18/2017The Edge of Jupiter
This enhanced color Jupiter image showcases several interesting features on the apparent edge of the planet.
04/18/2017Satellite service boosting special flight operations
Thanks to ESA, aircraft are using satcoms to share realtime information with other aircraft and ground stations to improve flight operations.
04/18/2017NASA Space Station Cargo Launches aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission
April 18, 2017 - The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft delivers more than 7,600 pounds of cargo Saturday, April 22.
04/17/2017Glacier Shape Influences Susceptibility to Melting
April 17, 2017 - Just how prone a glacier is to thinning depends on its thickness and surface slope, features that are influenced by the landscape under the glacier.
04/17/2017NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as 'Comet Crumb' Detector
April 17, 2017 - NASA scientists hope to take advantage of LISA Pathfinder's record-breaking sensitivity to acceleration to map out the distribution of tiny dust particles shed by asteroids and comets far from Earth.
04/17/2017NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities
April 17, 2017 - This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
04/14/2017Free Event: NASA Scientist Talks Extreme Universe at Lib. of Congress
April 14, 2017 - The public is invited to a free talk called “The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope: Opening a Window on the Extreme Universe� with NASA's Dr. Julie McEnery in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.
04/14/2017Hubble Sees Starbursts in Virgo
April 14, 2017 - Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be replenished.
04/14/2017GOES-S Satellite in Thermal Vacuum Testing
April 14, 2017 - In March GOES-S was lifted into a thermal vacuum chamber to test its ability to function in the cold void of space in its orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.
04/14/2017Watch World’s First Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18
April 14, 2017 - NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch.
04/13/2017NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds'
April 13, 2017 - Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescop
04/13/2017NASA Awards Commercial Payload Processing Contract
April 13, 2017 - NASA has selected Astrotech Space Operations, LLC, of Titusville, Florida, to provide commercial payload processing services for agency missions launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
04/13/2017ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only makin...
04/12/2017NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer, Crewmate
April 12, 2017 - NASA astronaut Jack Fischer is poised for a journey of exploration and research on the International Space Station. Extensive coverage of upcoming prelaunch activities, launch and arrival will air on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.
04/11/2017NASA Astronaut to Star in First Ultra-HD Live Stream from Space
April 11, 2017 - NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will take viewers 250 miles off the Earth to the International Space Station in the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 26.
04/11/2017NASA TV to Air Orbital ATK Resupply Mission Launch, Briefings
April 11, 2017 - NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 11:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 18. Coverage of the launch begins at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
04/10/2017Nap Time for New Horizons: NASA Spacecraft Enters Hibernation
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04/10/2017NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough Returns to Earth
April 10, 2017 - Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA is among three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth Monday, after 173 days in space, landing in Kazakhstan at approximately 7:20 a.m. EDT (5:20 p.m. Kazakhstan time).
04/10/2017NASA to Reveal New Discoveries on Oceans Beyond Earth
April 10, 2017 - NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency’s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13.
04/06/2017Ceres' Temporary Atmosphere Linked to Solar Activity
Solar particles free water molecules from the surface of Ceres, allowing them to escape and create a tenuous atmosphere, according to a new study.
04/06/2017Crater triplets
At first glance this scene may seem nothing out of the ordinary, but the large elongated crater marks the imprint of an impacting body that may have broken into three before it hit Mars.
04/06/2017Galileo’s search and rescue service in the spotlight
Europe’s Galileo satnav network does more than let us find our way – it is also helping to save lives. Today sees a spotlight cast on Galileo’s Search and Rescue service, which pinpoints people in distress on land or sea.
04/06/2017Exoplanet mission gets ticket to ride
A Soyuz rocket operated by Arianespace from Europe’s spaceport in Kourou will boost ESA’s upcoming exoplanet satellite into space.
04/06/2017When Jovian Light and Dark Collide
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.
04/06/2017Acting NASA Administrator Statement on John Glenn’s Interment
April 6, 2017 - Statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the interment Thursday of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
04/06/2017NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts
April 6, 2017 - NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor to an asteroid, and an artificial gravity device for long-duration, deep space missions, along with other technologies that so far has been limited to the realm of science fiction.
04/05/2017NASA TV to Air Return of Space Station Crew Members to Earth April 10
April 5, 2017 - Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Monday, April 10.
04/05/2017NASA Awards Multi-Center Protective Services Contract
April 5, 2017 - NASA has awarded a contract to Security Walls, LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee, to perform a wide range of protective services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
04/05/2017NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Adds Time to Record-Breaking Mission
April 5, 2017 - Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.
04/03/2017New Horizons Halfway from Pluto to Next Flyby Target
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03/31/2017Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities
When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on technology originally explored to help ESA astronaut...
03/30/2017World's First Reflight of an Orbital Class Rocket
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03/30/2017Jupiter’s Swirling ‘Pearl’ Storm
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a swirling storm just south of one of the white oval storms on Jupiter. 
03/29/2017California Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on Space Station
March 29, 2017 - Students from Betsy Ross Elementary School in Anaheim, California, will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:40 a.m. EDT Monday, April 3.
03/29/2017NASA Awards Facilities Engineering Design, Inspection Contract
March 29, 2017 - NASA has awarded an architect and engineering services contract to Accura Rosser 8(a) JV of Atlanta to perform engineering design and inspection services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
03/29/2017NASA to Preview ‘Grand Finale’ of Cassini Saturn Mission
March 29, 2017 - NASA will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment, known as the Grand Finale, which begins in late April. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
03/28/2017Climate at your fingertips
Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top scientists.
03/28/2017NASA Announces Upcoming International Space Station Crew Assignments
March 28, 2017 - Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018.
03/28/2017NASA Launches App for Amazon Fire TV
March 28, 2017 - NASA has released its popular app for a new platform, Amazon Fire TV. This version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices
03/28/2017NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library
March 28, 2017 - NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.
03/28/2017Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen
Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planet’s early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.
03/27/2017Wang Appointed to Head NASA’s Office of Communications
March 27, 2017 - Jen Rae Wang has been selected by Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot as NASA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications. Wang joins NASA with more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of state and federal government in public, legislative, and media affairs both domestically and internationally, strategic communicati
03/27/2017NASA Astronaut Fischer Available for Interviews Before Mission
March 27, 2017 - NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who is making final preparations for an April 20 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4.
03/24/2017Satellites shed new light on earthquakes
Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates meet.
03/24/2017NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos of Nearby Cosmos
March 24, 2017 - NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.
03/24/2017NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Set for Fifth Jupiter Flyby 
Juno will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27 2017.
03/24/2017OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Search Tests Instruments, Science Team
During an almost two-week search, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft’s MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects that scientists believe may exist in one...
03/24/2017CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D
Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.
03/23/2017NASA Awards Facilities Contract
March 23, 2017 - NASA has awarded the Facilities, Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III Contract (FaCETS III) contract to PTSI Managed Services, Inc., of Pasadena, California, for infrastructure maintenance at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
03/23/2017NASA Updates Schedule for International Space Station Spacewalks
March 23, 2017 - Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
03/23/2017NASA to Host 2017 Human Exploration Rover Challenge
March 23, 2017 - Media are invited to watch as nearly 100 high school and college teams from across the globe compete Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
03/23/2017Surviving the long dark night of the Moon
Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.
03/22/2017First Steps Toward High-speed Space ‘Internet’
March 22, 2017 - NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky. Laser communication offers data rates that are 10 to 100 times better than current radio-frequency systems.
03/22/2017NASA Selects CubeSat, SmallSat Mission Concept Studies
March 22, 2017 - NASA has selected ten studies under the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies (PSDS3) program, to develop mission concepts using small satellites to investigate Venus, Earth’s moon, asteroids, Mars and the outer planets.
03/22/2017NASA’s SDO Sees a Stretch of Spotless Sun
March 22, 2017 - For 15 days starting on March 7, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, returned visible light images of a yolk-like spotless sun.
03/22/2017Ice in Ceres' Shadowed Craters Linked to Tilt History
March 22, 2017 - The tilt of Ceres' rotation axis could be related to ice in shadowed regions, research from NASA's Dawn mission suggests.
03/22/2017Sea Ice Extent Sinks to Record Lows at Both Poles
March 22, 2017 - The Arctic sea ice maximum extent and Antarctic minimum extent are both record lows this year. Combined, sea ice numbers are at their lowest point since satellites began to continuously measure sea ice in 1979.
03/22/2017Ice in Ceres' Shadowed Craters Linked to Tilt History
The tilt of Ceres' rotation axis could be related to ice in shadowed regions, research from NASA's Dawn mission suggests.
03/21/2017Jefferson Beck – Films Adventures in Science
March 21, 2017 - Jefferson Beck films adventures in science.
03/21/2017NASA Hybrid Computer Enables Raven’s Autonomous Rendezvous Capability
March 21, 2017 - A hybrid computing system developed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, is the enabling technology behind an ambitious experiment testing a relative navigation and autonomous docking capability known as Raven.
03/21/2017Unravelling Earth’s magnetic field
ESA’s Swarm satellites are seeing fine details in one of the most difficult layers of Earth’s magnetic field to unpick – as well as our planet’s magnetic history imprinted on Earth’s crust.
03/21/2017NASA Acting Administrator Statement on the NASA Authorization Act
March 21, 2017 - Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on President Trump signing Tuesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.
03/21/2017Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior
Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.  
03/20/2017Swift Maps a Star's 'Death Spiral' into a Black Hole
March 20, 2017 - Astronomers measured the light produced when a sun-like star wandered too close to a 3-million-solar-mass black hole similar to the one at the center of our own galaxy.
03/20/2017Wildfires Cross Much of Southeastern United States
March 20, 2017 - NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image of the fires in the southeastern U.S. using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on March 16, 2017.
03/20/2017Mars Volcano, Earth’s Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time
March 20, 2017 - Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during its final peak of activity.
03/20/2017To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond
After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment. Their aim is not to disturb its beauty, but to join forces in an all...
03/20/2017Glitter helps to monitor ocean waves
The notion of glitter might appear as somewhat frivolous, but scientists are using Sun glitter in images from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission to map the motion of the sea surface.
03/17/2017NASA TV to Air Preview Briefing, Three U.S. Spacewalks
March 17, 2017 - Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
03/17/2017Two more spacewalks for Thomas Pesquet
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make two more spacewalks under NASA’s plans to maintain the International Space Station during his mission.
03/17/2017NASA TV to Air Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station
March 17, 2017 - NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 9 p.m., EDT Friday, March 24, the start of a 30-minute launch window.
03/16/2017NASA Satellite Identifies Global Ammonia ‘Hotspots’
March 16, 2017 - Study ties fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and climate change to increased ammonia over the United States, Europe, China and India.
03/16/2017Goodbye to a Pathfinder Earth Satellite After 17 Years
March 16, 2017 - After 17 years, one of NASA’s pathfinder Earth satellites for testing new technologies comes to an end March 30, 2017.
03/16/2017ECHOSTAR XXIII MISSION
On March 16, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered EchoStar XXIII, a commercial communications satellite for EchoStar Corporation, to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).  EchoStar XXIII is a highly flexible, Ku-band broadcast satel
03/16/2017NASA Acting Administrator Statement on FY2018 Budget Proposal
March 16, 2017 - Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 agency budget proposal.
03/16/2017ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board
Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – Juice – from the drawing board and i...
03/16/2017ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.
03/16/2017Beautiful science with astronaut aurora
Some of the most wonderful pictures taken by astronauts from space are of aurora dancing over our planet. Now the photos are more than just pretty pictures thanks to an ESA project that makes them scientifically usable.
03/15/2017NASA's 'Solarium' Sun Exhibit Heads to New York City
March 15, 2017 - NASA's Solarium — an immersive digital art installation — invites visitors to get up close and personal with the sun on March 18, 2017, in celebration of Sun-Earth Day at the American Natural History Museum in New York City.
03/15/2017NASA's Webb Telescope Ghostly 'Lights Out' Inspection
March 15, 2017 - The technicians who are inspecting the telescope and its expansive golden mirrors look like ghostly wraiths in this image as they conduct a "lights out inspection" in the Spacecraft Systems Development and Integration Facility (SSDIF) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
03/15/2017Relativistic Electrons Uncovered with NASA’s Van Allen Probes
March 15, 2017 - New observations from the Van Allen Probes show that the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are not present as much of the time as previously thought — good news for spacecraft flying in the region.
03/15/2017NASA's ICESat-2 to Provide More Depth to Sea Ice Forecasts
March 15, 2017 - Researchers are already anticipating using ICESat-2, to measure sea ice in the third dimension.
03/15/2017NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland
March 15, 2017 - NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland, to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth systems science.
03/15/2017NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
March 15, 2017 - After delivering about 5,500 pounds of cargo, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, March 19. Live coverage of Dragon's departure will begin at 4:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
03/15/2017NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
March 15, 2017 - Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.
03/15/2017West Virginia Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on Space Station
March 15, 2017 - Students in West Virginia will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. EDT Friday, March 17.
03/15/2017A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images
Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union’s Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision’ it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
03/15/201742 is the answer
Forty-two is the answer, but what is the question? Scientists from the University of Zurich wanted to probe how immune cells adapt to weightlessness so they sent an experiment to the International Space Station with ESA.
03/13/2017NASA, NOAA Satellites See Winter Storm Madness "March" to the East
March 13, 2017 - NASA and NOAA satellites are providing various views of the major winter storm marching toward the U.S. East coast on March 13.
03/13/2017NASA Contracts for Armstrong Center Logistics Services
March 13, 2017 - NASA has selected Kay and Associates, Inc., in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, to provide center logistics services and aerospace ground equipment support services (CLS & AGESS) for the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
03/13/2017No obstacles for airports using satellites
Thanks to ESA, airports can now use satellites to identify and manage obstacles that could pose a risk to flight safety. 
03/10/2017Hubble Homes In on a Hypergiant's Home
March 10, 2017 - The super star cluster Westerlund 1, only 15,000 light-years away in our Milky Way neighborhood, hosts one of the largest stars ever discovered.
03/10/2017NASA’s Aerial Survey of Polar Ice Expands Its Arctic Reach
March 10, 2017 - For the first time, the campaign will expand its reach to explore the Arctic’s Eurasian Basin through two research flights based out of Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the northern Atlantic Ocean.
03/10/2017NASA Awards Contract for SOFIA Science, Mission Operations Support
March 10, 2017 - NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association of Columbia, Maryland, to provide the agency with science and mission operations support for its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program.
03/09/2017NASA Mars Orbiter Tracks Back-to-Back Regional Storms
A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating.
03/09/2017New Co-Investigators Add Depth to New Horizons Team
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03/09/2017Orbiting in sunshine
Following three days of intensive work, mission control today declared the newly launched Sentinel-2B satellite fit and ready for commissioning.
03/09/2017NASA Brings Universe to South By Southwest
March 9, 2017 - NASA returns to Austin, Texas, to share its exciting missions, discoveries, technology advancements and plans for future space exploration at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, March 10-14, and SXSW Tradeshow, March 13-15.
03/08/2017Jupiter Wallpaper
The oranges and grayed-out regions of blue-green in this tiled and color-enhanced image resemble a color scheme much like Romantic era paintings, but more abstract.
03/08/2017Dawn Identifies Age of Ceres' Brightest Area
The bright central area of Ceres' Occator Crater, known as Cerealia Facula, is approximately 30 million years younger than the crater in which it lies, according to a new study in the Astronomical Journal.
03/08/2017NASA Selects Over 100 Small Business Projects for Space Innovation
March 8, 2017 - NASA has selected 133 proposals from U.S. companies to conduct research and develop technologies that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space and benefit the U.S. economy.
03/08/2017NASA Marks International Women’s Day with Virtual Career Tours
March 8, 2017 - In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA has unveiled an educational virtual tour that brings students into the exciting careers of seven women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at the agency.
03/07/2017Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched
The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
03/03/2017Dressed to thrill
Mission teams on two continents completed a pre-launch ‘dress rehearsal’ yesterday, ensuring everything is ready for Sentinel-2B liftoff next week.
03/02/2017NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
March 2, 2017 - NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST Monday, March 6, to discuss science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
03/02/2017Sentinel-2B poised for liftoff
With liftoff just few days away, the next Sentinel satellite for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme is positioned in the launch tower at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
03/02/2017Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars
ESA’s Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.
03/01/2017NASA Releases Software Catalog
March 1, 2017 - NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without any royalty or copyright fees.
03/01/2017Juno Captures Jupiter Cloudscape in High Resolution 
This close-up view of Jupiter captures the turbulent region just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft.
03/01/2017Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds
ESA and NASA space telescopes have made the most detailed observation of an ultra-fast wind flowing from the vicinity of a black hole at nearly a quarter of the speed of light.
03/01/2017U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Speak to Astronauts aboard Space Station
March 1, 2017 - During an annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce conference in Washington, NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot will moderate a discussion with NASA astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station.
02/28/2017Houston Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Feb. 28, 2017 - Students from Hartsfield Elementary 4-H Club of the Houston Independent School District in Texas will speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station.
02/28/2017SnapPlanet app wins top prize at Space App Camp
Developers of an app that combines the increasing availability of satellite images with social networking took home the top prize at this year’s Space App Camp in Barcelona.
02/27/2017NASA Statement About SpaceX Private Moon Venture Announcement
Feb. 27, 2017 - NASA statement on SpaceX’s announcement Monday about a private space mission around the moon.
02/27/2017SpaceX to Send Privately Crewed Dragon Spacecraft Beyond the Moon Next Year
We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. They have already paid a significant deposit to do a moon mission.
02/27/2017Science checkout continues for ExoMars orbiter
Next week, the ExoMars orbiter will devote two days to making important calibration measurements at the Red Planet, which are needed for the science phase of the mission that will begin next year.
02/27/2017Santa Monica High School Wins Regional Ocean Sciences Bowl
In a nail-biting final round, the school's team took first place and will move on to the national competition.
02/27/2017Martian Winds Carve Mountains, Move Dust, Raise Dust
On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet's landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today.
02/24/2017NASA to Hold Media Telecon on Crew Feasibility Study
Feb. 24, 2017 - NASA will discuss plans for an ongoing study to assess the feasibility of adding a crew to Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST today, Friday, Feb. 24. The call will stream live on NASA’s website.
02/24/2017NASA Wind Tunnel Tests X-Plane Design for Quieter Supersonic Jet
Feb. 24, 2017 - Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane preliminary design at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
02/24/2017Jovian Art
NASA’s Juno spacecraft skimmed the upper wisps of Jupiter’s atmosphere when JunoCam snapped this image from an altitude of about 9,000 miles above the giant planet’s swirling cloudtops. 
02/24/2017Vega flight opportunity for multiple small satellites
Europe’s Vega small launcher is set to demonstrate its extended capability to deploy multiple light satellites using its new versatile Small Satellites Mission Service (SSMS) dispenser, in the second half of 2018.
02/23/2017NASA Invites Media to Next Test of Orion Spacecraft Parachutes
Feb. 23, 2017 - NASA is inviting media to attend a test of the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes on Wednesday, March 8, at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Orion is scheduled for its second airdrop test, in a series of eight, to qualify the parachute system for crewed flights.
02/23/2017Two radar eyes are better than one
A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.
02/23/2017New Horizons, IAU Set Pluto Naming Themes
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02/23/2017The NASA Imager Dentists Use Daily
Imaging technology developed at JPL is now used in dental X-rays.
02/22/2017NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery
Feb. 22, 2017 - NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
02/22/2017NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships
Feb. 22, 2017 - NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.
02/22/2017NASA's Introduce a Girl to Engineering Event
Feb. 22, 2017 - NASA celebrates National Engineer Week and Girl's Day with a series of events.
02/22/2017NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
02/21/2017NASA's Europa Flyby Mission Moves into Design Phase
A mission to examine the habitability of Jupiter's ocean-bearing moon Europa is taking one step closer to the launchpad, with the recent completion of a major NASA review.
02/21/2017In Atmospheric River Storms, Wind Is a Risk, Too
While rain and snow in atmospheric river storms can be drought busters, they bring a well-known flood risk. A new NASA study shows they also bring high wind damage worldwide.
02/21/2017The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe
ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible.
02/20/2017NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System
Feb. 20, 2017 - NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
02/20/2017SpaceX Launches NASA Science, Cargo to the Space Station
Feb. 19, 2017 - Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to the International Space Station following liftoff at 9:39 a.m. EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
02/20/2017NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System
NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets.
02/20/2017CRS-10 Mission in Photos (ongoing)
At 9:39:00 am ET on February 19, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon spacecraft, lifted off from Launch Complex 39A to deliver nearly 5,500 lbs of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station.
02/18/2017NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Dockin
Feb. 17, 2017 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22.
02/18/2017NASA’s Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter
Feb. 17, 2017 - NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.
02/17/2017NASA's Juno to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.
02/17/2017ESA’s six-legged Suntracker flying on a Dragon
Tomorrow, a Space-X Dragon cargo ferry will be launched to the International Space Station packed with supplies, experiments, tools and food for the six astronauts living and working high above Earth. In the unpressurised cargo hold is a new NASA sens...
02/17/2017NASA’s Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter
NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.
02/16/2017NASA Selects Proposals for First Space Technology Research Institutes
Feb. 16, 2017 - NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.
02/16/2017NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Station Resupply Mission
Feb. 15, 2017 - NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
02/16/2017Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres
NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
02/16/2017An Ice World...With an Ocean?
How a puzzling sensor reading transformed NASA's Cassini Saturn mission and created a new target in the search for habitable worlds beyond Earth.
02/16/2017Dawn Discovers Evidence for Organic Material on Ceres
NASA's Dawn mission has found evidence for organic material on Ceres, a dwarf planet and the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
02/16/2017Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack
Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.
02/16/2017Art and space enter a new dimension
ESA’s involvement in the world of art is entering a new dimension, thanks to the cooperation with the Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, with the idea of making space activities as inclusive as possible for more of the public on Earth.
02/16/2017NASA: Snow Science Supporting the US Water Supply
Researchers have completed the first flights of a NASA-led field campaign that is targeting one of the biggest gaps in scientists' understanding of Earth's water resources: snow.
02/16/2017Earth Science on the Space Station Continues to Grow
The number of instruments on the International Space Station dedicated to observing Earth to increase our understanding of our home planet continues to grow.
02/16/2017Sentinel-2 teams prepare for space
Going to space is never routine, and Sentinel-2 mission controllers are leaving nothing to chance as they prepare for the critical days following next month’s liftoff.
02/16/2017Fuel Sentinel-2B: done
As liftoff day draws closer, the Sentinel-2B 'to do' list is shrinking as tasks are ticked off, including the tricky process of fuelling the satellite. And, even despite having to do a few unexpected jobs, everything is on track for launch.
02/16/2017Sentinels warn of dangerous ice crack
Following the appearance of a large crack in the ice shelf close to the Halley VI research station in Antarctica, information from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 satellites helped to decide to close the base temporarily.
02/15/2017NASA-funded Website Lets the Public Search for New Nearby Worlds
NASA is inviting the public to help search for possible undiscovered worlds in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.
02/15/2017Setting Sun on Space Station Solar research
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02/15/2017NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Closer Image of Jupiter
During Earth-Trojan asteroid search operations, the PolyCam imager aboard NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter (center) and three of its moons, Callisto (left), Io, and Ganymede. The image, which shows the...
02/14/2017NASA's MMS Spacecraft Prepares to Fly to New Heights
Feb. 9, 2017 - NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission begins a three-month long journey into a new orbit, taking it twice as far out as it has previously flown, to areas where magnetic reconnection is thought to trigger auroras.
02/14/2017Hubble sees Massive Comet Pollute White Dwarf Atmosphere
Feb. 8, 2017 - Hubble observed a massive object with the makeup of a comet being ripped apart and scattered in the atmosphere of a white dwarf.
02/14/2017OSIRIS-REx Searches for Earth-Trojan Asteroids
Feb. 9, 2017 - OSIRIS-REx will spend the next two weeks looking for asteroids hanging out in Earth's L4 Lagrange point.
02/14/2017Hubble Sees Spiral in Andromeda
Feb. 10, 2017 - The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy.
02/14/2017Comet’s Trip Past Earth Offers First in a Trio of Opportunities
Feb. 10, 2017 - Comet hunters still have a chance to see comet 45P in the next few days using binoculars or a telescope.
02/14/2017New Date for NASA Media Day on Study of Snow-bound Water Resources
Feb. 10, 2017 - NASA will host a media day in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to highlight the SnowEx project a field campaign that will employ new remote-sensing techniques to measure the amount of water held in snow, a key factor in calculating water supplies in many parts of the world.
02/14/2017New Data from NOAA GOES-16’s SEISS Instrument
Feb. 10, 2017 - The new Space Environment In�Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA’s GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to Earth.
02/14/2017TDRS-M Space Communications Satellite Begins Final Testing
Feb. 13, 2017 - NASA's TDRS-M satellite, which will replenish and expand the current TDRS fleet, begins final testing before launch, scheduled for Aug. 3, 2017.
02/14/2017NASA Awards Engineering Services Contract for the Suomi NPP Satellite
Feb. 13, 2017 - NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado.
02/14/2017NASA Gives the Webb Telescope a Shakedown
Feb. 13, 2017 - Scientists and engineers had many challenges in designing the components of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and then had to custom design and build ways to test it.
02/14/2017Lasers Could Give Space Research its 'Broadband' Moment
New laser technology could yield more science data and high-definition video from spacecraft.
02/14/2017Spitzer Hears Stellar 'Heartbeat' from Planetary Companion
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
02/14/2017Ariane 5’s first launch this year
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits.
02/14/2017NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Takes Its First Image of Jupiter
This magnified, cropped image showing Jupiter and three of its moons was taken by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s MapCam instrument during optical navigation testing for the mission’s Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search. The image...
02/13/2017NASA Announces Awards to Develop Oxygen Recovery Technologies
Feb. 13, 2017 - NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing.
02/13/2017Descent into a Frozen Underworld
A JPL robotics researcher tested new technologies in ice caves near an active volcano in Antarctica.
02/11/2017Scientists Shortlist Three Landing Sites for Mars 2020
Participants in a landing site workshop for NASA's upcoming Mars 2020 mission have recommended three locations on the Red Planet for further evaluation.
02/10/2017Asteroid Resembles Dungeons and Dragons Dice
Radar images of asteroid 2017 BQ6 were obtained on Feb. 6 and 7 with NASA's 70-meter antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California.
02/10/2017New Horizons Exits Brief Safe Mode, Recovery Operations Continue
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02/09/2017Tornado Recovery Efforts, Assessments Ongoing at NASA’s Michoud
Feb. 8, 2017 - Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts following a tornado strike at the facility Tuesday.
02/09/2017A Valentine: From Cassini with Love
The world has ridden along with NASA's Saturn spacecraft via its incredible images. Now the mission invites the public to share their own works of art.
02/09/2017NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss
Data from NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign are dramatically increasing our knowledge of how the ocean is melting Greenland's ice sheet.
02/09/2017NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Earth-Trojan Asteroid Search
A NASA spacecraft begins its search Thursday for an enigmatic class of near-Earth objects known as Earth-Trojan asteroids. OSIRIS-REx, currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, will spend almost two weeks searching...
02/08/2017One Role of Mars Orbiter: Check Possible Landing Sites
At this week's workshop about where NASA's next Mars rover should land, most of the information comes from a prolific spacecraft that's been orbiting Mars since 2006.
02/08/2017NASA-Led Campaign Studies Hawaii's Iconic Volcanoes
A NASA-led science team is exploring Hawaii's Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes from the air, ground and space to better understand volcanic processes and hazards.
02/08/2017Blue jets studied from Space Station
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02/08/2017CryoSat reveals lake outbursts beneath Antarctic ice
A novel way of using ESA’s CryoSat mission has revealed how lakes beneath Thwaites Glacier drained into the Amundsen Sea – potentially the largest such outflow ever reported in this region of West Antarctica.
02/08/2017Jupiter From Below (Enhanced Color)
This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. 
02/08/2017NASA Studies a Rarity: Growing Louisiana Deltas
A NASA study of two growing Louisiana deltas can help scientists better understand how coastal wetlands will respond to global sea level rise.
02/08/2017NASA Receives Science Report on Europa Lander Concept
A report on the potential science value of a lander on Europa has been delivered to NASA, and the agency is engaging the science community to discuss its findings.
02/07/2017Jeremy Frank: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Jan. 19, 2017 - A conversation with Jeremy Frank, Principle Investigator for the Autonomous Systems and Operations Project at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
02/07/2017The Value Is in the Journey
Jan. 24, 2017 - Jennifer Johnson received an internship in the NASA Education Associates Program at Ames, where she worked for the NASA Robotics Alliance Project.
02/07/2017Ian Brosnan, NASA and USGS Initiatives: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Jan. 26, 2017 - A conversation with Ian Brosnan, Special Assistant for New National Aeronautics and Space Administration and United States Geological Survey Science Initiatives.
02/07/2017Fluctuating Forces of Flight Captured by New, High-Tech Paint
Jan. 26, 2017 - As it thunders upward through the Earth’s atmosphere to carry a spacecraft into orbit, a rocket is buffeted by a chaotic flow of air. This creates considerable pressure forces that change rapidly in strength and direction, especially at or near the speed of sound.
02/07/2017Chaotic Airflow Over Rocket Measured in Groundbreaking Test
Jan. 24, 2017 - A high-tech paint made a state-of-the-art aerodynamics test possible at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
02/07/2017Fossil Preservation in the Driest Place on Earth
Jan. 27, 2017 - NASA scientist Mary Beth Wilhelm, wearing a cleanroom suit, kneels as she collects soil samples containing microorganisms from Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on the planet. She is investigating the preservation of ancient microorganisms on Earth, and what that might mean for future visits to Mars.
02/07/2017A Born Activist for Solving Problems
Jan. 31, 2017 - As an intern at NASA Ames, George Gorospe rebuilt and developed new software for a 100-kilogram planetary rover, and performed vibrational stress analyses for the Lunar Micro Rover. Today, Gorospe works as a professional research engineer at Ames.
02/07/2017NASA's Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars
Feb. 6, 2017 - Evidence shows ancient Mars sometimes had water on its surface. Yet climate modelers struggle to produce scenarios where its surface is warm enough to keep water unfrozen.
02/07/2017Texas Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Feb. 7, 2017 - Students from the Weslaco Independent School District in Weslaco, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:05 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 9. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
02/07/2017Tornado Recovery Underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility
Feb. 7, 2017 - Recovery efforts are underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which was impacted by a tornado at 11:25 a.m. CST Tuesday. All 3,500 employees at the facility have been accounted for, with five sustaining minor injuries.
02/07/2017Angling up for Mars science
ESA’s latest Mars orbiter has moved itself into a new path on its way to achieving the final orbit for probing the Red Planet.
02/07/2017New Horizons Team Earns NASA, International Awards
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02/06/2017NASA's Curiosity Rover Sharpens Paradox of Ancient Mars
Evidence shows ancient Mars sometimes had water on its surface. Yet climate modelers struggle to produce scenarios where its surface is warm enough to keep water unfrozen.
02/06/2017Queen Elizabeth Prize Honors Digital Imaging Pioneers
Eric Fossum receives the world's most prestigious engineering prize for leading a JPL team that developed breakthrough imaging technology in the 1990s.
02/03/2017NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next Orbital ATK Resupply Mission
Feb. 3, 2017 - NASA has opened media accreditation for the next Orbital ATK launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus spacecraft is targeted to launch March 19, during a 30-minute window that opens at approximately 10:56 p.m. EDT.
02/03/2017NASA Highlights Science Launching on Next SpaceX Cargo Mission
Feb. 3, 2017 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 8, to discuss research investigations launching aboard the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. Among the investigations are experiments with potential to fight human disease and a new autonomous spacecraft docking technology for testing.
02/02/2017Media Invited to See NASA Air Traffic Management Technology in Action
Feb. 2, 2017 - NASA is in Washington state to test a new aircraft technology that could help airlines reduce air traffic delays and air traffic controller workloads. Media are invited to learn about the new software during an in-flight test Thursday, Feb. 9.
02/02/2017NASA Goddard Distance Learning Series Highlights Black History Month
Feb. 1, 2017 - At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the Office of Education is hosting a series of free and interactive distance learning events throughout the month of February in recognition of Black History Month.
02/02/2017Swirling spirals at the north pole of Mars
A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs.
02/02/2017A new recruit for ESA’s astronaut corps
Matthias Maurer, from Germany, has started his astronaut training as part of ESA’s astronaut corps.
02/01/2017It's Never 'Groundhog Day' at Jupiter
NASA Juno Flies By Gas Giant.
02/01/2017It’s Never 'Groundhog Day' at JupiterJuno to Fly By Gas Giant Thursday
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fourth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Thursday, February 2nd. 
02/01/2017New Horizons Refines Course for Next Flyby
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01/31/2017Airborne Mission Chases Air Pollution Through the Seasons
Jan. 26, 2017 - ATom will study global seasonal transformations in air pollution by flying from the Northern Hemisphere in winter down to the sunny Southern Hemisphere and back again.
01/31/2017Star Birth With a Chance of Winds?
Jan. 27, 2017 - The lesser-known constellation of The Hunting Dogs, is home to a variety of deep-sky objects — including this beautiful galaxy, known as NGC 4861.
01/31/2017NASA Studies Cosmic Radiation to Protect High-Altitude Travelers
Jan. 27, 2017 - NASA scientists studying high-altitude radiation recently published new results on the effects of cosmic radiation in our atmosphere to help improve real-time radiation monitoring for aviation industry crew and passengers.
01/31/2017NASA Sounding Rocket Successfully Launches into Alaskan Night
Jan. 27, 2017 - An experiment to measure nitric oxide in the polar sky was successfully launched on a NASA sounding rocket at 8:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 27, 2017, from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska.
01/31/2017NASA's Fermi Discovers Most Extreme Blazars Yet
Jan. 30, 2017 - NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has identified the farthest gamma-ray blazars, a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supersized black holes. Light from the most distant object began its journey to us when the universe was 1.4 billion years old, or nearly 10 percent of its present age.
01/31/2017Fermi Sees Gamma Rays from 'Hidden' Solar Flares
Jan. 30, 2017 - NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located on the far side of the sun -- light it shouldn't be able to see.
01/31/2017NASA’s New Shape-Shifting Radiator Inspired by Origami
Jan. 31, 2017 - Japan’s ancient art of paper folding has inspired the design of a potentially trailblazing “smart� radiator that a NASA technologist is now developing to remove or retain heat on small satellites.
01/31/2017NASA Sees Fires Still Dotting U.S. Southeast
Jan. 31, 2017 - This image from January 30, 2017, shows that the fires in the southeastern U.S. have not abated.
01/31/2017NASA Round-the-World Science Mission Stops in New Zealand
Jan. 31, 2017 - Media are invited to preview one of NASA's most ambitious airborne studies of Earth's atmosphere on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
01/31/2017NuSTAR Helps Solve 'Rapid Burster' Mystery
Scientists observing a neutron star in the "Rapid Burster" system may have solved a 40-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts.
01/30/2017NASA Hosts Media Day for Colorado Study of Snow-bound Water Resources
Jan. 30, 2017 - NASA will host a media day at 9:30 a.m. MST on Feb. 13 to highlight a field campaign designed to advance new remote-sensing techniques to measure the amount of water held in snow, a key factor in calculating water supplies in many parts of the world.
01/30/2017Troy High School Places First at Regional Science Bowl
It was the 25th year JPL has hosted the event.
01/30/2017New Planet Imager Delivers First Science
A new device on the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has delivered its first images, showing a ring of planet-forming dust around a star.
01/30/2017Wind satellite heads for final testing
The road to realising ESA’s Aeolus mission may have been long and bumpy, but developing novel space technology is, by its very nature, challenging. With the satellite now equipped with its revolutionary instrument, the path ahead is much smoother as i...
01/30/2017Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail
Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.
01/27/2017NASA Invites Media Behind the Scenes of Volcano, Coral Reef Research
Jan. 27, 2017 - NASA is hosting a media day on Feb. 8 in O’ahu, Hawaii, to spotlight two field campaigns that seek to unlock some of the mysteries behind two of Hawaii’s treasured natural resources: coral reefs and volcanoes.
01/27/2017Storms Filled 37 Percent of CA Snow-Water Deficit
January storms may have recouped 37 percent of California's five-year deficit in snow water.
01/26/2017A New Test for Life on Other Planets
On an otherworldly landscape in Mono Lake, California, scientists have tested a new method for potentially detecting chemical signatures of life on another planet.
01/25/2017NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes
Jan. 25, 2017 - NASA will honor members of the NASA family, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
01/25/2017Study Tracks 'Memory' of Soil Moisture
The first year of data from NASA's SMAP mission provides surprising findings that will help in forecasting weather and monitoring crop growth.
01/25/2017Similar-Looking Ridges on Mars Have Diverse Origins
Thin, blade-like walls, some as tall as a 16-story building, dominate a previously undocumented network of intersecting ridges on Mars, found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
01/25/2017Juno’s Close Look at a Little Red Spot
JunoCam snapped this shot of Jupiter’s northern latitudes on Dec. 11, 2016 at 8:47 a.m. PST (11:47 a.m. EST), as the spacecraft performed a close flyby of the gas giant planet.
01/24/2017Oklahoma Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Jan. 24, 2017 - Students from Jenks Middle School in Jenks, Oklahoma, will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:35 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 26. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
01/24/2017Experience NASA at Super Bowl LIVE Fan Festival in Houston
Jan. 24, 2017 - Space exploration will feature prominently at Super Bowl LIVE, a nine-day fan festival running Jan. 28 through Feb. 5 in Houston, site of Super Bowl LI.
01/24/2017NuSTAR Finds New Clues to 'Chameleon Supernova'
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, apparently because it had thrown off a lot of material late in its life.
01/24/2017NASA Dust-on-Snow Data Help Colorado River Managers
NASA measures the dust on the Colorado and Utah snowpack to help forecast water supplies in the Colorado River Basin.
01/23/2017NASA Television to Air Service Celebrating Life of Eugene Cernan
Jan. 23, 2017 - NASA Television will provide the pool coverage of the funeral service for NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Eugene A. Cernan at 3:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. CST) on Tuesday, Jan. 24, live from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
01/23/2017NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
Jan. 23, 2017 - Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
01/20/2017NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Cargo Launch
Jan. 19, 2017 - Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than February.
01/20/2017A Colorful 'Landing' on Pluto
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01/19/2017NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally
Jan. 18, 2017 - Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
01/19/2017NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
Jan. 18, 2017 - NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01/19/2017Public to Choose Jupiter Picture Sites for NASA Juno
For the first time, the public can vote on which pictures the spacecraft's JunoCam imager takes of Jupiter.
01/19/2017PI BLOG: Searching For the Earth-Trojan Asteroids
The OSIRIS-REx mission will take advantage of our fortuitous trajectory to search for an elusive class of asteroids that may be the remnants of the building blocks of the Earth. Since our launch on September 8, 2016, spacecraft operations...
01/19/2017Public to Choose Jupiter Picture Sites for NASA Juno   
For the first time, the public can vote on which pictures the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager takes of Jupiter.
01/19/2017PI BLOG: SEARCHING FOR THE EARTH-TROJAN ASTEROIDS
The OSIRIS-REx mission will take advantage of our fortuitous trajectory to search for an elusive class of asteroids that may be the remnants of the building blocks of the Earth. Since our launch on September 8, 2016, spacecraft operations...
01/18/2017NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future New Horizons Mission
Jan. 17, 2017 - Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 19 -- the 11th anniversary of the spacecraft’s launch.
01/18/2017Iowa Students to Speak to Astronaut on the International Space Station
Jan. 17, 2017 - Students from Oskaloosa and Mt. Ayr Community Schools in Iowa will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
01/18/2017NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon
Jan. 16, 2017 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan:
01/18/2017Gene Cernan Family Statement on Astronaut's Passing
Jan. 16, 2017 - The following is a statement released on the behalf of Gene Cernan’s family:
01/18/2017Family Statement Regarding Service Arrangements for Gene Cernan
Jan. 17, 2017 - A funeral service for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, who passed away Monday at the age of 82, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road in Houston.
01/17/2017Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks
Scientists used NASA's Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.
01/17/2017Successful Deep Space Maneuver for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft
New tracking data confirms that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aced its first Deep Space Maneuver (DSM-1) on Dec. 28, 2016. The engine burn sets up the spacecraft for an Earth gravity assist this fall as it continues its two-year journey...
01/17/2017Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons
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01/15/2017Knowing How to Get What She Wants
Jan. 10, 2017 - Jendai Robinson knew early on she wanted to go to medical school to become a physician. Born and raised in New Jersey, her parents both worked but Jendai knew she would need financial assistance to fulfill her goals. Determined to succeed, Jendai learned the financial assistance sytstem well enough to receive multiple internships.
01/15/2017Nettie Roozeboom: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Jan. 11, 2017 - A conversation with Nettie Roozeboom, aerospace engineer in the Wind Tunnel Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
01/15/2017NASA Spaceflight Missions, Robotics Technology, Focus at CES 2017
Jan. 12, 2017 - Joining industry technology leaders, NASA hosted a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-9, 2017, to display and discuss its advanced technologies for human and robotic space exploration and to showcase technology transfer to self-driving cars.
01/15/2017Unique Tiltrotor Test Rig to Begin Operational Runs
Jan. 13, 2017 - Unprecedented Tiltrotor Aircraft Testing to Begin at NASA Ames
01/14/2017Iridium-1 Mission in Photos
On January 14, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully delivered 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.
01/13/2017NASA, NOAA to Announce 2016 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions
Jan. 13, 2017 - Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 18.
01/13/2017NASA Invites Media to Pre-Super Bowl Event at Johnson Space Center
Jan. 13, 2017 - Media are invited to visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI to get an insider’s look at the central hub of human space exploration and interview experts from across the agency and industry. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
01/13/2017NASA Awards Engineering Contract for Earth, Space Science Missions
Jan. 13, 2017 - NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC of Columbia, Maryland, for engineering services to support more than 20 NASA exploration missions.
01/13/2017Rolling on the (Atmospheric) River
A series of atmospheric rivers that brought drought-relieving rain, snow and flooding to California this week is highlighted in a new movie created with NASA satellite data.
01/13/2017IRIDIUM-1 MISSION
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will deliver 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit for Iridium, a global leader in mobile voice and data satellite communications.
01/13/2017Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot   
This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. 
01/13/2017Catching Cassini’s call
This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn.
01/12/2017NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork
Jan. 12, 2017 - NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate critical scientific questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.
01/12/2017NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2016 Annual Report
Jan. 11, 2017 - The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
01/12/2017NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork
NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 to investigate critical science questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it.
01/12/2017Sentinel-2B launch preparations off to a flying start
Some of us may be easing ourselves gently into the New Year, but for the team readying Sentinel-2B for liftoff on 7 March it’s full steam ahead.
01/11/2017Huygens: 'Ground Truth' From an Alien Moon
The 2005 descent of ESA's Huygens probe to Saturn's moon Titan remains a major milestone in solar system exploration.
01/10/2017Asteroid sleuths go back to the future
Careful sleuthing through decade-old images has enabled ESA’s asteroid team to decide that a newly discovered space rock poses little threat of hitting Earth any time soon.
01/09/2017Atlanta Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Jan. 9, 2017 - Students at The Lovett School in Atlanta will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
01/07/2017Black Holes Hide in Our Cosmic Backyard
Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes.
01/06/2017End of Year Clip Show: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Dec. 28, 2016 - An end of year compilation of conversations with various NASA scientists, engineers, and researchers throughout 2016 on the NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast.
01/06/2017From Street Gang to Robotics Team to High School Teacher
Jan. 3, 2017 - From street gang to championship captain, Kenny Bargas led the Foothill High School Robotics Team 255 to victory at the 2000 FIRST National Robotics Competition. Today, he teaches English Literature at Overfelt High School in East San Jose. He acknowledges that FIRST robotics was a life-changing event for him.
01/06/2017First Images Demonstrate the Capabilities of SOFIA’s New Instrument
Jan. 3, 2017 - This is the first polarization image from SOFIA’s (the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) new infrared camera and polarimeter, known as the High-resolution Airborne Wideband Camera-plus (HAWC+).
01/06/2017The Keys to Success: Hard Work, Perseverance and Patience
Jan. 3, 2017 - Natasha Barbely began a NASA internship through the Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP) in the spring of 2008, in the field of rotorcraft aeromechanics.Today, she is an aerospace engineer who works in the Aeromechanics Office at Ames, where she specializes in aerodynamics and aeroacoustics for rotorcraft, and is currently pursuing a PhD.
01/06/2017SOFIA Makes Jupiter Observations Previously Only Possible from Space
Jan. 5, 2017 - Scientists have used NASA’s SOFIA airborne telescope to map circulation in Jupiter’s atmosphere, an area that cannot be seen by ground-based telescopes, at infrared wavelengths.
01/06/2017Terry Fong: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Jan. 5, 2017 - A conversation with Terry Fong, Senior Scientist for Autonomous Systems and Lead for the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
01/06/2017Your Home Planet, as Seen From Mars
From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.
01/06/2017The Case of the 'Missing Link' Neutron Star
A mysterious neutron star has been caught behaving like two distinct objects -- a radio pulsar and a magnetar -- and could be important to understanding the evolution of these objects.
01/05/2017NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System
Jan. 4, 2017 - NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system – a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun. The missions, known as Lucy and Psyche, were chosen from five finalists and will proceed to mission formulation.
01/05/2017NASA Assigns Upcoming Space Station Crew Members
Jan. 4, 2017 - NASA is assigning veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space Station in 2018.
01/05/2017How Far Away is That Galaxy? Vast Catalog Has Answers
A team of researchers has compiled a special catalog to help astronomers figure out the true distances to tens of thousands of galaxies beyond our own Milky Way.
01/04/2017NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System
NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system - a time less than 10 million years after the birth of our sun.
01/03/2017NASA to Hold Media Call for Discovery Program Announcement
Jan. 3, 2017 - NASA will discuss the results of its latest Discovery mission selection during a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
01/03/2017NASA Selects Mission to Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-ray Mysteries
Jan. 3, 2017 - NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black holes, neutron stars and pulsars.
12/29/2016NASA Preps for Space Station Power Upgrade Spacewalks
Dec. 28, 2016 - Expedition 50 astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 7 a.m. EST Jan. 6 and 13 to perform a complex upgrade to the orbital outpost’s power system. Coverage of the spacewalks will begin at 5:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
12/29/2016NASA's NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two
NASA's NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet.
12/28/2016NASA Mars Odyssey Orbiter Resumes Full Operations
NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has resumed full service following recovery after entering a safe standby mode on Dec. 26, 2016.
12/28/2016OSIRIS-REx Executes First Deep Space Maneuver
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its first Deep Space Maneuver today, putting it on course for an Earth flyby in September 2017. The team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data as it becomes available at the current...
12/24/2016Piers Sellers: A Legacy of Science
Dec. 24, 2016 - Piers Sellers, who passed away on Dec. 23 more than a year after learning he had pancreatic cancer, leaves behind a dynamic legacy at NASA.
12/23/2016Neptune-mass Outer Planets Likely Common Around Other Stars
Dec. 15, 2016 - Neptune-mass worlds are likely the most common type of planet to form in the icy outer realms of planetary systems.
12/23/2016Hubble "Cranes" in for a Closer Look at a Galaxy
Dec. 16, 2016 - Spiral galaxy IC 5201 sits 40 million light-years from us in the Crane constellation. As with most spirals we see, it has a bar of stars slicing through its center.
12/23/2016NASA Satellite Servicing Office Becomes a Projects Division
Dec. 19, 2016 - Since 2009, the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office has been building upon the heritage of satellite servicing and repair that began with Hubble. Recently, SSCO became the Satellite Servicing Projects Division.
12/23/2016Gina DiBraccio - A Maven of MAVEN and a Fitness Buff
Dec. 20, 2016 - Gina DiBraccio is a research scientist who works on the MAVEN mission and is also a fitness buff and a travel aficiondo.
12/23/2016Festive Nebulas Light Up Milky Way Neighbor
Dec. 20, 2016 - Hubble found these two festive-looking nebulas, situated so close as to appear as one, in the Small Magellanic Cloud.
12/23/2016NOAA’s GOES-S Satellite Undergoing Environmental Testing
Dec. 20, 2016 - The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-S is now fully integrated and undergoing environmental testing.
12/23/2016Hubble Chases a Small Stellar Galaxy in the Hunting Dog
Dec. 22, 2016 - Lurking in the constellation of Canes Venatici or The Hunting Dog, NGC 4707 lies roughly 22 million light-years from Earth.
12/23/2016Piers Sellers: 1955 - 2016
Dec. 23, 2016 - Astronaut Piers Sellers and Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, passed away Dec. 23 in Houston of pancreatic cancer. This is a statement from Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese on Sellers' passing.
12/23/2016Moth’s Eye Inspires Critical Component on SOFIA’s Newest Instrument
Dec. 20, 2016 - Nature, and more particularly a moth’s eye, inspired the technology that allows a new NASA-developed camera to create images of astronomical objects with far greater sensitivity than was previously possible.
12/23/2016A Potawatomi Daughter Embraces the Culture of Science
Dec. 20, 2016 - Sheenah Bryant is the daughter of a Citizen Potawatomi Native, and was the first of her family to go to college.Today she is a Ph.D. candidate in biomolecular sciences and has decided her research thesis will be on the biological effects of the space environment. As part of the program, she is a member of the bone and signaling lab at Ames.
12/23/2016Lynn Rothschild, Synthetic Biology: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Dec. 21, 2016 - A conversation with Lynn Rothschild, astrobiologist and synthetic biologist in the Earth Science Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
12/23/2016Wind Tunnel Testing Underway for Next, More Powerful Version of SLS
Dec. 22, 2016 - As engines are fired, software written and hardware welded to prepare for the first flight of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), engineers are already running tests in supersonic wind tunnels to develop the next, more powerful version of the world's most advanced launch vehicle capable of carrying humans to deep space destinations.
12/23/2016NASA Administrator Remembers NASA Scientist, Astronaut Piers Sellers
Dec. 23, 2016 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Piers Sellers, who passed away Friday in Houston of pancreatic cancer:
12/22/2016From outer space to inner eye
Contact lenses, spectacles and eye implants are now being made more accurately thanks to research instruments flying on the International Space Station.
12/21/2016NASA Releases New, Detailed Greenland Glacier Data
NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission has released preliminary data on the heights of Greenland coastal glaciers from its first airborne campaign in March 2016.
12/21/2016Ariane 5’s seventh launch this year
An Ariane 5 lifted off this evening to deliver two telecom satellites, Star One-D1 and JCSat-15, into their planned orbits.
12/20/2016Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants
Dec. 20, 2016 - A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence the boom-and-bust, or peak and decline, cycles of phytoplankton.
12/20/2016Meet a 'Spacecraft Dressmaker'
Meet one of the seamstresses behind JPL's thermal blankets, which protect spacecraft from extreme environments.
12/20/2016Small Troughs Growing on Mars May Become 'Spiders'
Erosion-carved troughs that grow and branch during multiple Martian years may be infant versions of larger features known as Martian "spiders."
12/20/2016Preparing for air traffic control via satellite
ESA recently completed its first flight trials using satellites to help bring Europe closer to its goal of modernising air traffic control.
12/19/2016New Technology Could Help Track Firefighters for Safety
Firefighters' lives are at risk if they get lost in smoky buildings. New JPL technology could help save them.
12/19/2016There’s a jet stream in our core
We would normally associate jet streams with the weather but, thanks to ESA’s magnetic field mission, scientists have discovered a jet stream deep below Earth’s surface – and it’s speeding up.
12/16/2016New NASA Hurricane Tracking Mission on Track
Dec. 15, 2016 - NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) will provide scientists with advanced technology to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes like never before.
12/16/2016NASA Television to Air Programs Celebrating Space Pioneer John Glenn
Dec. 16, 2016 - NASA Television will air two programs live from Ohio celebrating the life of U.S. Marine, NASA astronaut and Ohio senator John Glenn today and Saturday, Dec. 17.
12/16/2016New NASA Hurricane Tracking Mission on Track
NASA confirmed all eight spacecraft of its new Earth science mission, which will provide advanced technology to see inside tropical storms and hurricanes, are in good shape.
12/16/2016Skimming an alien atmosphere
After the smooth arrival of ESA’s latest Mars orbiter, mission controllers are now preparing it for the ultimate challenge: dipping into the Red Planet’s atmosphere to reach its final orbit.
12/16/2016Full go-ahead for building ExoMars 2020
The first ExoMars mission arrived at the Red Planet in October and now the second mission has been confirmed to complete its construction for a 2020 launch. 
12/16/2016Spacewalk for Thomas Pesquet
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the 11th European to perform a spacewalk when he ventures outside the International Space Station next month. Lasting up to seven hours on 13 January, its goal is to ensure the power supply of the International Sp...
12/16/2016Scientists Sweep Stodgy Stature from Saturn's C Ring
As a cosmic dust magnet, Saturn’s C ring gives away its youth. Once thought formed in an older, primordial era, the ring may be but a mere babe – less than 100 million years old, according to Cornell-led astronomers in a study to be published Jan. 1, 2017 in the journal Icarus.
12/16/2016Intel acquires ESA incubator company
There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA’s business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance.
12/16/2016Cassini Significant Events 12/07/16 - 12/13/16
Cassini's "background" command sequence, S101, made its appearance on the flight team's development schedule this week. S101 will be the last sequence for the Saturn-orbiting mission. It will conclude with instrument and telecommunications activities carefully selected for returning the best scientific measurements while Cassini makes its plunge into the gas giant next September.
12/15/2016NASA Reveals the Unknown in 2016
Dec. 15, 2016 - In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and stewardship of Earth.
12/15/2016Where is the Ice on Ceres? New NASA Dawn Findings
At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy.
12/15/2016Where is the Ice on Ceres? New NASA Dawn Findings
At first glance, Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, may not look icy.
12/15/2016Galileo begins serving the globe
Europe’s own Galileo satellite navigation system has begun operating, with the satellites in space delivering positioning, navigation and timing information to users around the globe.
12/15/2016Rosetta’s last words: science descending to a comet
ESA’s Rosetta completed its incredible mission on 30 September, collecting unprecedented images and data right until the moment of contact with the comet's surface.
12/15/2016Are planets like those in 'Star Wars: Rogue One' really out there? NASA plans to find out
In the "Star Wars" universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than science fiction.
12/14/2016John Marmie, Asteroid Redirect Mission: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Nov. 30, 2016 - A conversation with John Marmie, Asteroid Redirect Mission Commercial Partnerships & Hosted Payload Lead.
12/14/2016Eugene Tu: From Ames Intern to Ames Center Director
Dec. 6, 2016 - As a second-generation American, the director of Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Eugene Tu, may be the embodiment of President Obama’s belief that our nation derives strength from the diversity of its population and from its commitment to equal opportunity for all.
12/14/2016Kai Goebel, Intelligent Systems: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Dec. 7, 2016 - A conversation with Kai Goebel, Tech Area Lead for Discovery and Systems Health at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
12/14/2016SOFIA Sees Gas Streams Churning up Possible Storm of New Stars
Dec. 8, 2016 - SOFIA observes streams of dense, hot material flowing from a massive protostar impacting a cloud of dust and gas that may, one day, result in the formation of new stars.
12/14/2016Media Visit to 360-Degree Virtual Air Traffic Control Tower at Ames
Dec. 9, 2016 - As millions of Americans prepare to travel over the holidays, NASA is working to help make their experience even smoother, safer and more efficient, thanks to FutureFlight Central, a full-scale, simulated air traffic control tower, at NASA Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
12/14/2016Necessity Is the Mother of Invention and a Puerto Rican Scientist
Dec. 13, 2016 - While at Ames, Eduardo Nicolau developed a system named the Forward Osmosis Interfaced BioElectrochemical system (FOBE), which uses a two-step process. First, the urine is purified using forward osmosis, then drained into a bioreactor that contains activated carbon and the enzyme urease. Urease degrades urea into two molecules of ammonia.
12/14/2016NASA’s Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return
Dec. 13, 2016 - NASA’s Exo-Brake 'Parachute' to Enable Safe Return for Small Spacecraft
12/14/2016Dust “Floats� Above Lunar Surface
Dec. 13, 2016 - As millions on Earth enjoy a spectacular view of a supermoon on Dec. 14, a NASA-funded research team is reviewing the results of recent laboratory experiments that explain why dust “levitates� on the moon.
12/14/2016Michelle Eshow, Air Traffic Management: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Dec. 14, 2016 - A conversation with Michelle Eshow, Software Lead for Air Traffic Management at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
12/14/2016360-Degree Airport Simulator Tests the Future of Air Traffic Control
Dec. 14, 2016 - Heading home for the holidays may fill you with joy, as well as a little dread at the thought of the complexities of air travel at one of the busiest times of the year. The good news is that NASA is working on new technologies and concepts in air traffic management.
12/14/2016NASA, 4-H Launch Expeditionary Skills For Life
Dec. 14, 2016 - Being an astronaut takes teamwork, resiliency, a strong awareness of self and others, and perseverance – skills that also are necessary to succeed in life. So, NASA and 4-H are teaming up to help students develop these life skills.
12/14/2016Jupiter’s 7TH Pearl   
This image, highlights the seventh of Jupiter’s eight ‘string of pearls’-- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern hemisphere.
12/13/2016Nantucket Students to Speak to Space Station Commander
Dec. 13, 2016 - Massachusetts students will speak with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station on Thursday, Dec. 15.
12/13/2016NASA Targets Wednesday for Launch of Small Satellite Constellation
Dec. 12, 2016 - NASA is rescheduling the launch of its Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft for no earlier than Wednesday, Dec. 14, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, during a one-hour window that opens at 8:20 a.m. EST.
12/13/2016NASA Invites Media to Hidden Figures Book Discussion in Washington
Dec. 12, 2016 - NASA will host a panel discussion and reading from the book Hidden Figures, now a major motion picture, with about 350 students of Washington schools at 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington. The event will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
12/13/2016NASA Releases New Eye-Popping View of Carbon Dioxide
Follow the movement of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere in a new NASA visualization created using data from JPL's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite.
12/13/2016Juno Captures Jupiter 'Pearl'
A new image from NASA's Juno spacecraft highlights the seventh of Jupiter's eight 'string of pearls' -- huge counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals.
12/13/2016Mars Rock-Ingredient Stew Seen as Plus for Habitability
NASA's Curiosity rover finds evidence of how changes in ancient Mars lakes and wet underground environments, billions of years ago, affected favorability for microbial life.
12/12/2016NASA/USGS Provide Global View of Speed of Ice
Glaciers and ice sheets move in unique patterns, as evidenced by a new capability that uses satellites to map ice flow speeds in Greenland, Antarctica and mountain ranges.
12/12/2016Earth's Magnetic Fields Could Track Ocean Heat: NASA
As Earth warms, much of the extra heat is stored in the planet's ocean -- but monitoring the magnitude of that heat content is a difficult task.
12/12/2016NASA Mission to Search for Rare Asteroids
NASA’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth will be multitasking during its two-year outbound cruise to the asteroid Bennu. On Feb. 9-20, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and...
12/12/2016NASA Technology is all Around You
From GoPros to self-driving tractors, many industries are benefitting from JPL technology.
12/09/2016NASA Juno Mission Completes Latest Jupiter Flyby
NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter on Sunday, Dec. 11, its latest science orbit of the mission.
12/09/2016NASA Juno Mission Prepares for December 11 Jupiter Flyby
On Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.   
12/09/2016Cassini Significant Events 11/30/16 - 12/06/16
Cassini made its first Saturn-ringplane crossing in the "grazing" category this week. It passed southbound just outside the main rings early Sunday morning local time, going some 76,000 kilometers per hour with respect to the planet.
12/09/2016Visions of Harmony: Inspired by NASA’s Mission Juno
This Apple Music original celebrates the space agency’s groundbreaking journey to Jupiter—and the intersection between science and art.
12/08/2016NASA Shares the Universe on Pinterest and GIPHY
Dec. 8, 2016 - NASA now is sharing its best images on official Pinterest and GIPHY accounts, providing visitors an out-of-this-world journey through animated GIFs and images of Earth and beyond.
12/08/2016Ceres, Earth’s Flowing Ice, Mars at American Geophysical Union
Dec. 8, 2016 - NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 12-16 in San Francisco. NASA-related briefings will be carried live on the agency’s website.
12/08/2016NASA Remembers American Legend John Glenn
Dec. 8, 2016 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Sen. John Glenn:
12/08/2016Opportunity Inspects 'Gasconade' on 'Spirit Mound'
This relatively bright outcropping of rock, dubbed "Gasconade," was investigated by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity while the rover was perched on "Spirit Mound" at the western edge of Mars' Endeavour Crater.
12/08/2016Opportunity View of 'Private Joseph Field' on Mars
This image of a target called "Private Joseph Field" combines four images from the microscopic imager on the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, with enhanced color information added from the rover's panoramic camera.
12/08/2016JPL Remembers John Glenn
Senator and NASA astronaut John Glenn was, without question, an American hero.
12/08/2016NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Atmospheric Carbon Mission
NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation's lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space.
12/08/2016Teaching an old satellite new tricks
XMM-Newton is one of Europe’s longest-flying and most productive orbiting observatories, investigating the hot X-ray Universe. Thanks to teamwork and technical innovation, it’s on track to keep flying for a long time yet.
12/07/2016NASA Awards Launch Services Program Support Contract
Dec. 7, 2016 - NASA has awarded a contract to a.i. solutions, Inc., of Lanham, Maryland, to support the agency’s Launch Services Program (LSP) in providing end-to-end launch services for NASA and NASA-sponsored payloads on commercial expendable launch vehicles.
12/07/2016ESA to supply Service Module for first crewed Orion mission
ESA and NASA are extending their collaboration in human space exploration following confirmation that Europe will supply a second Service Module to support the first crewed mission of the Orion spacecraft.
12/07/2016Cassini Beams Back First Images from New Orbit
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn’s atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission. The new images show scenes from high above Saturn's northern hemisphere, including the planet's intriguing hexagon-shaped jet stream.
12/06/2016NASA Announces First Geostationary Vegetation, Carbon Mission
Dec. 6, 2016 - NASA has selected a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth’s natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
12/06/2016GPM Sees Deadly Tornadic Storms Moving Through U.S. Southeast
Nov. 30, 2016 - The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered rainfall data on the severe storms that impacted the southeastern U.S. over two days.
12/06/2016NASA Animation Shows Hurricane Otto Over 5 Days
Nov. 30, 2016 - This GOES-East video shows the track of Hurricane Otto over five days.
12/06/2016Suomi NPP Satellite Captures Smoke from Smoky Mountain Blazes
Nov. 30, 2016 - There are several large fires burning in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the smoke generated from them.
12/06/2016NASA's Webb Telescope Clean Room 'Transporter'
Nov. 30, 2016 - What looks like a teleporter from science fiction being draped over NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, is actually a "clean tent." The clean tent protects Webb from dust and dirt when engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center transport the telescope out of the relatively dust-free cleanroom and into the vibration and acoustics testing areas.
12/06/2016NASA Tracks Wildfires Still Plaguing Southeastern U.S.
Nov. 29, 2016 - NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of several wildfires still plaguing the southeastern United States on November 26, 2016.
12/06/2016NASA's John C. Mather Named Honorary Member of the Optical Society
Nov. 22, 2016 - Dr. John Mather, NASA's Nobel Prize-winning scientist, has received another honor to add to his many accolades -- he has been named an honorary member of the Optical Society.
12/06/2016Hubble Spotlight on Irregular Galaxy IC 3583
Dec. 2, 2016 - Irregular galaxy IC 3583 sits some 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo.
12/06/2016NASA’s AIM Observes Early Noctilucent Ice Clouds Over Antarctica
Dec. 2, 2016 - Data from NASA’s AIM spacecraft shows the sky over Antarctica is glowing electric blue due to the start (an early one) of noctilucent, or night-shining, cloud season in the Southern Hemisphere.
12/06/2016NASA's Sun-Observing IRIS Mission
Dec. 1, 2016 - The sun may seem static from Earth’s vantage point, 93 million miles away, but our star is constantly changing. Complex magnetic interactions force material throughout the solar atmosphere that can burst forth in massive eruptions. NASA’s recently extended IRIS mission watches the interface region, the lower levels of the sun’s atmosphere.
12/06/2016NASA Scientist to 'Revisit' Apollo 17 at Library of Congress Lecture
Dec. 1, 2016 - The public is invited to a free talk called "Revisiting the Apollo 17 Landing with LRO (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter)" with NASA Research Scientist Noah Petro in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.
12/06/2016Cassini Beams Back First Images from New Orbit
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission.
12/06/2016ExoMars orbiter images Phobos
The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has imaged the martian moon Phobos as part of a second set of test science measurements made since it arrived at the Red Planet on 19 October.
12/05/2016Spinoff 2017 Shows How NASA Technology Makes a Difference on Earth
Dec. 5, 2016 - NASA has released its Spinoff 2017 publication, which takes a close look at 50 different companies that are using NASA technology – innovations developed by NASA, with NASA funding, or under a contract with the agency – in products that we all benefit from.
12/05/2016NASA TV Coverage Set for Cargo Ship Destined for Space Station
Dec. 5, 2016 - The launch of a Japanese cargo ship to the International Space Station, and its arrival at the orbiting laboratory, will be broadcast Dec. 9 and 13 on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
12/05/2016NASA Awards Contract for Refueling Mission Spacecraft
Dec. 5, 2016 - NASA has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, California. Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.
12/05/2016Curiosity Rover Team Examining New Drill Hiatus
Mars Curiosity is studying its surroundings and monitoring, not driving or using its arm for science, while the team diagnoses an issue with a motor that moves the drill.
12/05/2016Spinoff 2017: NASA Tech Makes a Difference on Earth
NASA's new Spinoff 2017 publication looks at 50 companies that use NASA tech innovations (including JPL technology) in products that will benefit all of us.
12/05/2016Vega lofts Turkey’s Earth observation satellite
Arianespace today launched a Vega rocket on a commercial mission to deliver a Turkish Earth observation satellite into orbit.
12/05/2016Cassini Makes First Ring-Grazing Plunge
The Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30.
12/05/2016Cassini Makes First Ring-Grazing Plunge
NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings.
12/02/2016NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants
Dec. 2, 2016 - NASA has selected 13 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.
12/02/2016NASA Sets Coverage for Briefings, Launch of Small Satellites
Dec. 2, 2016 - The launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft is scheduled for 8:24 a.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12. News briefings, live launch commentary, photo opportunities and other media events will be held at nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
12/02/2016NASA Administrator Statement on ESA’s Commitment to Space Station
Dec. 2, 2016 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) decision to continue its operations aboard the International Space Station:
12/02/2016Students Test Their Concepts in JPL Invention Challenge
Now in its 19th year, the competition drew students from across Southern California -- and even as far away as Tanzania.
12/02/2016Nordic entrepreneurial spirit boosted by space
More than 17 000 people converged on Helsinki in Finland this week to create businesses – and ESA was there to add its space expertise.   
12/02/2016European ministers ready ESA for a United Space in Europe in the era of Space 4.0
ESA today concluded a two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Lucerne, Switzerland. Ministers in charge for space  matters from ESA’s 22 member states plus Slovenia and Canada allocated €10.3 billion for space activities and programmes ba...
12/02/2016Scientists Probe Mystery of Pluto’s Icy Heart
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12/01/2016NASA Invites Media to Talk with Cast of Hidden Figures
Dec. 1, 2016 - Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.
12/01/2016Russian Resupply Ship Experiences Anomaly; Station Crew Fine
Dec. 1, 2016 - The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight.
12/01/2016Cassini Significant Events 11/23/16 - 11/29/16
On Tuesday of this week, Cassini was poised to begin what can be called a whole new mission. A gravity assist on that day from the T-125 targeted flyby of Titan flung the spacecraft into a daring set of 20 highly-inclined orbits of Saturn. On each of these "ring-grazing" orbits, the spacecraft will come near the outer edge of the main ring system, closer to the gas giant than ever before (except for the day of arrival in 2004).
11/30/2016From Monterey Bay to Europa
Underwater drone research could change how we study the ocean -- and could eventually look for life on other planets.
11/30/2016Arctic freeze slows down
ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.
11/30/2016Cold plasma freshens up French fries
Bad smells from deep-fat frying in restaurants and take-away food venues could soon be eradicated thanks to experiments funded by ESA on the International Space Station.
11/30/2016Arctic sea-ice growth slower than ever
ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found that the Arctic has one of the lowest volumes of sea ice of any November, matching record lows in 2011 and 2012. Early winter growth of ice in the Arctic has been about 10% lower than usual.
11/29/2016NASA Radio on Europe's New Mars Orbiter Aces Relay Test
Data from each of the two rovers active on Mars reached Earth last week in the successful first relay test of a NASA radio aboard Europe's new Trace Gas Orbiter.
11/29/2016First views of Mars show potential for ESA’s new orbiter
ESA’s new ExoMars orbiter has tested its suite of instruments in orbit for the first time, hinting at a great potential for future observations.
11/28/2016NASA Television to Air International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch
Nov. 28, 2016 - A Russian cargo spacecraft is set to launch Thursday, Dec. 1, to deliver more than two and a half tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station crew. Coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website begins at 9:30 a.m. EST ahead of the 9:51 a.m. (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time) launch.
11/28/2016NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Hurricane Microsatellites Launch
Nov. 28, 2016 - Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, currently scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12.
11/28/2016NASA’s ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends
Nov. 28, 2016 - NASA’s International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. The mission launched Sept. 21, 2014, and had recently passed its original decommissioning date.
11/28/2016Metallic Glass Gears Make for Graceful Robots
JPL research using metallic glass could change how robots move and reduce their cost.
11/28/2016NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends
NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the International Space Station.
11/28/2016Citizens’ space debate: the main findings and the future
On 10 September, about 2000 Europeans helped to shape the future of space by taking part in a world first: the Citizens’ Debate on Space for Europe.
11/25/2016Satellites confirm sinking of San Francisco tower
The Sentinel-1 satellites have shown that the Millennium Tower skyscraper in the centre of San Francisco is sinking by a few centimetres a year. Studying the city is helping scientists to improve the monitoring of urban ground movements, particularly...
11/24/2016Vita: next Space Station mission name and logo
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be launched to the International Space Station next year for his third spaceflight. The name and logo for his mission were announced today. Vita stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability and was chosen b...
11/24/2016New arrivals at remotest base on Earth – will you be next?
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11/23/2016Early warning from space of homes on the slide
It was a literal property crash: multiple homes in the Cármenes del Mar resort on the south coast of Spain were engulfed in a landslide, leaving families homeless. But satellite archives offer early warning of such events – and now more accessible tha...
11/23/2016Cassini Significant Events 11/16/16 - 11/22/16
Cassini finished executing all the commands in its S96 sequence this week, examining Saturn, its rings, and three of its moons. The S97 commands were uplinked this week. Within that sequence will be the beginning of the "High-Flying, Ring Grazing Orbits" starting on Nov. 30.
11/22/2016NASA TV News Conference, Media Availability with Next Station Crew
Nov. 22, 2016 - NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are targeted to launch to the International Space Station in March, will participate in a news conference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television.
11/22/2016Real People Behind Hidden Figures, Stars Join NASA to Mark Anniversary
Nov. 22, 2016 - NASA will kick off a yearlong centennial celebration for its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, with events Thursday, Dec. 1 highlighting the critical work done by the African American women of Langley’s West Computing Unit, a story told in the book and upcoming movie Hidden Figures.
11/22/2016NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission
Nov. 22, 2016 - NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
11/22/2016NASA Saturn Mission Prepares for 'Ring-Grazing Orbits'
Cassini is set to enter the first phase of its dramatic endgame.
11/22/2016NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission.
11/22/2016Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior
Frozen beneath cracked, pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as is in Lake Superior, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined.
11/22/2016Study Sheds New Insights Into Global Warming Trends
A new analysis of the temporary slowdown seen in Earth's global average surface temperature warming trend between 1998 and 2013 concludes Earth's ocean absorbed the extra heat.
11/19/2016NASA Awards Space Studies Board Contract
Nov. 18, 2016 - NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of Washington to conduct studies on questions of national importance within the domain of NASA science and technology programs relating to space science, Earth science, and biological and physical science in space.
11/19/2016NASA Launches NOAA Advanced Geostationary Weather Satellite
Nov. 19, 2016 - NASA successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of highly advanced geostationary weather satellites Saturday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11/19/2016ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet arrives at the International Space Station
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky docked with the International Space Station today after a two-day flight in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft. 
11/18/2016New Ceres Views as Dawn Moves Higher
Newly released images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft showcase the dwarf planet's diversity and wonder.
11/18/2016New Ceres Views as Dawn Moves Higher
Newly released images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft showcase the dwarf planet's diversity and wonder.
11/18/2016ESA’s new Mars orbiter prepares for first science
The ExoMars orbiter is preparing to make its first scientific observations at Mars during two orbits of the planet starting next week.
11/17/2016New Crew Launches to Space Station to Continue Scientific Research
Nov. 17, 2016 - Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and France are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:20 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 17 (2:20 a.m. Nov. 18, Baikonur time).
11/17/2016Study Finds Widespread Land Losses from Gulf Oil Spill
Dramatic shoreline loss is revealed in new NASA/USGS maps of Louisiana wetlands where the coastline was heavily coated with oil during the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
11/17/2016Launch of new Galileo navigation quartet
An Ariane 5 rocket has launched four additional Galileo satellites, accelerating deployment of the new satellite navigation system.
11/17/2016Proxima mission begins
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitsky blasted into space this evening from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 20:20 GMT. Their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is now safely heading towards the In...
11/17/2016Cassini Significant Events 11/09/16 - 11/15/16
Among the various types of Cassini's scientific observations, two well-rehearsed Radio Science experiments took the spotlight this week.
11/16/2016Colorado Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Nov. 16, 2016 - Students in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:40 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 18. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
11/16/2016US Cargo Ship Set to Depart Space Station, Live NASA TV Coverage
Nov. 16, 2016 - One month after launching from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station at 8:20 a.m. EST Monday, Nov. 21. Live coverage of the spacecraft departure will begin at 8 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
11/16/2016NASA Receives Sixth Consecutive Clean Audit Opinion
Nov. 16, 2016 - NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY 2016) financial statements, marking the sixth consecutive year of “clean� opinions. The agency has released its FY 2016 Agency Financial Report (AFR), which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights.
11/16/2016NASA Microthrusters Achieve Success on ESA's LISA Pathfinder
The super-precise JPL thruster system has met all its mission goals on the LISA Pathfinder mission.
11/16/2016Probing Greenland’s ice sheet for future satellites
With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, “What on Earth am I doing out here?� as she set to taking ice samples.
11/15/2016NASA Updates 2017 International Space Station Crew Assignments
Nov. 15, 2016 - NASA and its international partners have updated the assignments for several crew rotations to the International Space Station in 2017. The changes reflect a switch in assignments for some NASA astronauts, as well as a reduction in the number of Russian cosmonauts on some missions.
11/15/2016Farewell to Sentinel-2B
Just weeks before Sentinel-2B is packed up and sent to French Guiana for its launch next March, media representatives and specialists got one last look at the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus programme. 
11/14/2016NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Science, Data Assimilation Suppor
Nov. 14, 2016 - NASA has awarded the Support for Atmospheres, Modeling, and Data Assimilation (SAMDA) contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc., of Lanham, Maryland. This contract will support the atmospheric science and data assimilation research conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
11/14/2016NASA Awards $30,000 to Top 5 Teams in Third Round of Cube Quest
Oct. 24, 2016 - NASA has awarded $30,000 to each of the five top-scoring teams in Ground Tournament-3 of the agency’s small satellite Cube Quest Challenge.
11/14/2016Go, Go, Green Wing! Mighty Morphing Materials in Aircraft Design
Nov. 3, 2016 - Early studies of aerodynamics showed that the shape of a wing has enormous effects on flight – but there isn’t just one “best� wing shape.
11/14/2016Stuart Rogers: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Nov. 2, 2016 - A conversation with Stuart Rogers, a NASA Aerospace Engineer in the Advanced Supercomputing Division at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
11/14/2016Look at Me Now! I Work at NASA!
Nov. 1, 2016 - Look at Me Now! I Work at NASA!
11/14/2016NASA Missions Harvest ‘Pumpkin’ Stars Passel
Oct. 27, 2016 - NASA's Kepler and Swift missions have found rapidly rotating stars producing more than 100 times our own sun's peak X-ray emission. Spinning so fast they resemble pumpkins, the stars likely formed by mergers of sun-like stars.
11/14/2016James Cockrell, Small Spacecrafts: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Oct. 26, 2016 - A conversation with James Cockrell, Project Manager for Small Spacecrafts.
11/14/2016NASA Takes Byte Out of Annual Supercomputing Conference
Nov. 10, 2016 - Experts from NASA and across the U.S. will present their latest research results and supercomputing achievements at SC16, the international high-performance computing conference, Nov. 14-17 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
11/14/2016NASA Takes Byte out of Supercomputing Conference
Nov. 10, 2016 - Whether tracking climate patterns around the globe, improving aircraft safety or designing spacecraft to explore the mysteries of our galaxy, NASA is pushing the boundaries of science, discovery and technology for the benefit of humanity with help from its powerful supercomputers.
11/14/2016Leedjia Svec, STEM Collaboration: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Nov. 9, 2016 - A conversation with U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Leedjia Svec, Director of Military Programs at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
11/14/2016NASA Assigns Mars Mission to Community College Students
Nov. 8, 2016 - NASA Ames selected 16 students from 75 applicants to participate in a unique opportunity provided by NASA’s Stem Synthesis Community College Internship Program.
11/14/2016First GRACE Follow-On Satellite Completes Construction
The first of two satellites has been completed for a follow-on to NASA's GRACE mission.
11/14/2016PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT CHECK OUT AND EARLY CRUISE PHASE ACTIVITIES
It has been awhile since I posted anything to this site. The launch of OSIRIS-REx was such an amazing, emotional experience; it took me about a month to come back down to Earth (pun intended). I have now settled into a normal work routine...
11/14/2016Cassini Significant Events 11/02/16 - 11/08/16
In December 2010, an amateur astronomer in Australia alerted the scientific community to a storm erupting in Saturn's northern hemisphere. Since 1876 astronomers have been seeing storms like this one only once during each Saturn year (about 29.5 Earth years). The 2010 sighting meant that Saturn's big convective eruption was happening early, and very fortuitously during Cassini's tenure.
11/14/2016PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REX SPACECRAFT CHECK OUT AND EARLY CRUISE PHASE ACTIVITIES
It has been awhile since I posted anything to this site. The launch of OSIRIS-REx was such an amazing, emotional experience; it took me about a month to come back down to Earth (pun intended). I have now settled into a normal work routine...
11/10/2016Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch Nov. 17, Watch Live on NASA TV
Nov. 10, 2016 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will launch Thursday, Nov. 17, for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
11/10/2016NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support
Nov. 10, 2016 - NASA has awarded contracts to nine companies to provide specialized engineering, aeronautics, and manufacturing support for Flight Operations Directorate work, facilities, and aircraft at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
11/10/2016NASA to Launch Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking SmallSats
NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small-satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12.
11/10/2016NASA Space Telescopes Pinpoint Elusive Brown Dwarf
Two NASA space telescopes jointly observed a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic object.
11/09/2016Iceberg patrol gains faster updates from orbit
The international iceberg patrol service set up after the sinking of the Titanic is now able to track drifting ice from orbit more swiftly through ESA-backed cloud computing.
11/08/2016Flying the fantastic four
This month, a single Ariane 5 rocket is set to propel four Galileo satellites into orbit for the navigation constellation’s first-ever quadruple launch. Mission controllers are training intensively for the complex space delivery.
11/07/2016NASA Small Satellites Set to Take a Fresh Look at Earth
Nov. 7, 2016 - Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet.
11/07/2016NASA Small Satellites Will Take a Fresh Look at Earth
NASA is launching six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative approaches for studying our changing planet.
11/07/2016A Box of 'Black Magic' to Study Earth from Space
CubeSats are challenging JPL engineers to build next-gen antennas.
11/04/2016NASA, FEMA Hold Asteroid Emergency Planning Exercise
What would we do if we discovered a large asteroid on course to impact Earth? That highly unlikely scenario was discussed at a recent NASA-FEMA tabletop exercise.
11/04/2016Watching Summer Clouds on Titan
New video shows bright clouds of methane drifting across Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
11/04/2016ESA and the Vatican join forces to save data in the digital age
At a ceremony held in Vatican City today, ESA and the Vatican Apostolic Library have agreed to continue their years-long cooperation on the preservation, management and exploitation of archived information.
11/03/2016NASA Announces Media Briefing on New Hurricane Mission
Nov. 3, 2016 - NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites that will gather never-before-seen details on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes.
11/03/2016NASA to Hold Media Call on New Small Satellite Missions to Study Earth
Nov. 2, 2016 - NASA will host a teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Nov. 7, to preview several Earth science missions using small satellites heading into space, starting this year, to help us better understand our home planet.
11/03/2016A record of ancient tectonic stress on Mars
Sets of ridges and troughs some 1000 km north of the giant Olympus Mons volcano contain a record of the intense tectonic stresses and strains experienced in the Acheron Fossae region on Mars 3.7–3.9 billion years ago.
11/03/2016Sentinel satellites reveal east–west shift in Italian quake
New information on the effects of the 30 October earthquake that struck central Italy continues to emerge as scientists analyse radar scans from satellites.
11/03/2016Schiaparelli crash site in colour
New high-resolution images taken by a NASA orbiter show parts of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module and its landing site in colour on the Red Planet.
11/03/2016Cassini Significant Events 10/26/16 - 11/01/16
Forty-five weeks and 46 orbits of Saturn remain in the Cassini mission. During this week's orbit, the spacecraft continued executing commands from its on-board S96 sequence, rotating and pointing its instruments to make observations, and turning again to play them back to Earth.
11/02/2016Curiosity Mars Rover Checks Odd-looking Iron Meteorite
Laser-zapping of a globular, golf-ball-size object on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover confirms that it is an iron-nickel meteorite fallen from the Red Planet's sky.
11/01/2016NASA Sets GOES-R/Atlas V Launch Events Coverage
Oct. 31, 2016 - The first spacecraft in a new series of NASA-built advanced geostationary weather satellites is set to launch into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Wednesday, Nov. 16. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:42 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11/01/2016New, Space-Based View of Human-Made Carbon Dioxide
Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations, using data from NASA's OCO-2.
10/30/2016Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Safely Return From the Space Station
Oct. 30, 2016 - NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Saturday after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.
10/28/2016NASA TV to Broadcast Agency Innovation Mission Day Keynote
Oct. 28, 2016 - NASA will host an agencywide event Tuesday, Nov. 1, highlighting innovation by NASA employees. NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will discuss the importance of encouraging collaboration across the agency, and this keynote presentation will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at noon EDT.
10/28/2016Next stop Baikonur for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet
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10/28/2016Keep an automatic eye on seismic zones
The Copernicus Sentinel-1 twin radar satellites combined with cloud computing are monitoring Europe’s earthquake zones by searching for ground shifts as small as a millimetre. 
10/28/2016Swarm reveals why satellites lose track
Satellite engineers have been puzzling over why GPS navigation systems on low-orbiting satellites like ESA’s Swarm sometimes black out when they fly over the equator between Africa and South America. Thanks to Swarm, it appears ‘thunderstorms’ in the...
10/27/2016Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Oct. 27, 2016 - Students will gather at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington for an opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. at noon EDT Thursday, Nov. 3. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
10/27/2016Art Turns Public Eyes (and Ears) Toward Space
"Orbit," an educational experience, lets the public explore satellites through sound.
10/27/2016Catalog of Known Near-Earth Asteroids Tops 15,000
The 15,000th near-Earth asteroid (2016 TB57) was discovered this month.
10/27/201615 000 space rocks and counting
The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a threat to our planet has reached a milestone: 15 000 discovered – with many more to go.
10/27/2016Detailed images of Schiaparelli and its descent hardware on Mars
A high-resolution image taken by a NASA Mars orbiter this week reveals further details of the area where the ExoMars Schiaparelli module ended up following its descent on 19 October.
10/27/2016New Horizons Returns Last Bits of 2015 Flyby Data
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10/27/2016Cassini Significant Events 10/19/16 - 10/25/16
A high point of the week was actually on the ground as two European Space Agency 35-meter diameter Deep Space Antennas (DSAs) tracked Cassini. The Cassini Project will be depending on ESA’s DSAs to fill in important gaps in the execution of crucial Radio Science observations during Cassini's 22 Proximal Orbits next year.
10/27/2016NASA Moon Mission Shares Insights into Giant Impacts
New results from NASA's GRAIL mission yield insights into the huge impacts that dominated the early history of Earth's moon and other solid worlds in our solar system.
10/27/2016No Balloons for JPL's Birthday, Just a 'Satelloon'
80 years of daring to do what few others have tried, including bouncing radio signals off a giant, orbiting balloon in 1960.
10/27/2016Further Clues to Fate of Mars Lander, Seen From Orbit
The most powerful telescope orbiting Mars provides new details of the scene where Europe's test lander hit the surface last week.
10/26/2016NASA Invites Media to Meet New Science Directorate Chief
Oct. 26, 2016 - Media are invited to meet Thomas Zurbuchen, recently named the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and ask questions in person or via phone during an informal brown bag lunch at noon EDT Monday, Oct. 31. The event will be held at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington.
10/26/2016Satellites to spot drones and guide cyclists
A space-age system for detecting drones took home the grand prize in this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition, while ESA’s prize went to a smart satnav bicycle bell.
10/26/2016Shared vision and goals for the future of Europe in space
A ‘Joint Statement on Shared Vision and Goals for the Future of European Space’ was signed by ESA Director General Jan Woerner and European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska in Brussels today.
10/25/2016NASA Television to Air Return of Three Space Station Crew Members
Oct. 25, 2016 - Three crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbital outpost Saturday, Oct. 29, with coverage of activities beginning the day before on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
10/25/2016NASA Awards Contract for Sustainable Land Imaging Spacecraft
Oct. 25, 2016 - NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, known publicly as Orbital ATK, for the Landsat 9 spacecraft.
10/25/2016Studies Offer New Glimpse of Melting Under Antarctic Glaciers
Two new studies offer a direct view of rapid melting from the undersides of glaciers in West Antarctica, with implications for future rates of global sea level rise.
10/25/2016NASA's Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver
NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for its next close flyby of Jupiter.
10/25/2016NASA's Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver
NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for its next close flyby of Jupiter.
10/21/2016Citizen Scientists Discover Potential New Exoplanet Hunting Ground
Oct. 21, 2016 - Via a NASA-led citizen science project, eight people with no formal training in astrophysics helped discover what could be a fruitful new place to search for planets outside our solar system – a large disk of gas and dust encircling a star known as a circumstellar disk.
10/21/2016NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Available for Interviews
Oct. 20, 2016 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will be available for live satellite interviews from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 27, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory from 7-8 a.m. EDT.
10/21/2016Media Invited to View NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors
Oct. 20, 2016 - Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday, Nov. 2, for an update about what’s in store for NASA’s next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope’s mirrors.
10/21/2016'Heartbeat Stars' Unlocked in New Study
Heartbeat stars got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result looks like an electrocardiogram, a graph of the electrical activity of the heart.
10/21/2016Camera on Mars Orbiter Shows Signs of Latest Mars Lander
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to Europe's Schiaparelli test lander, which arrived at Mars on Oct. 19.
10/21/2016Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has identified new markings on the surface of the Red Planet that are believed to be related to ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli entry, descent and landing technology demonstrator module.
10/21/2016Uranus May Have Two Undiscovered Moons
A new study suggests Uranus has two tiny, previously undiscovered moonlets orbiting near two of the planet's rings.
10/20/2016Saturn Fades into the Sunset
There's an especially pretty view of Saturn on October 27th, when it forms a straight line with Venus and Antares, low in the western sky just after sunset!
10/20/2016Cassini sees dramatic seasonal changes on Titan
As winter comes to the southern parts of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been following dramatic seasonal changes in the temperature and composition of the atmosphere there.
10/20/2016Cassini Significant Events 10/12/16 - 10/18/16
Cassini spent this week plunging in orbit towards Saturn's ring plane, passing rapidly through it, and then climbing back "up" and out all the way to apoapsis. This loop gave the spacecraft plenty of opportunities to study all the rings from every angle, using a number of highly effective techniques including the usual telescopic remote-sensing, but also direct sampling of dust, plus three stellar occultations and a solar occultation.
10/20/2016Citizen Scientists Seek South Pole 'Spiders' on Mars
Ten thousand volunteers viewing images of Mars have helped identify targets for closer inspection, yielding new insights about erosional features known as "spiders."
10/20/2016NASA Statement on ExoMars Mission
NASA statement notes achievement of Europe's ExoMars mission putting a science and communication asset into orbit around Mars.
10/20/2016Schiaparelli descent data: decoding underway
Essential data from the ExoMars Schiaparelli lander sent to its mothership Trace Gas Orbiter during the module’s descent to the Red Planet’s surface yesterday has been downlinked to Earth and is currently being analysed by experts.
10/20/2016The Life Cycle of a Flood Revealed
A NASA analysis of a 2015 Texas flood is the first to document the full life cycle and impacts of a flood on both land and ocean.
10/20/2016Cassini Sees Dramatic Seasonal Changes on Titan
As winter comes to the southern parts of Saturn's moon Titan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been following dramatic seasonal changes in the temperature and composition of the atmosphere there.
10/19/2016NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Crewmates Launch to Space Station
Oct. 19, 2016 - Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time).
10/19/2016NASA, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Talk Space Weather
Oct. 19, 2016 - Understanding the hazards of space weather on crewed and robotic missions is vital to informing plans for NASA’s Journey to Mars and other missions into our solar system, and beyond. Veteran NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and solar experts will discuss that and more during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 25.
10/19/2016Juno Spacecraft in Safe Mode for Latest Jupiter Flyby Scientists Intrigued by Data from First Flyby
Juno mission managers are working to bring the spacecraft out of safe mode, while the science team shares interesting findings from the August 27 Jupiter flyby.
10/19/2016ExoMars TGO reaches Mars orbit while EDM situation under assessment
The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA’s ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while contact has not yet been confirmed with the mission’s te...
10/19/2016Juno Spacecraft in Safe Mode for Latest Jupiter Flyby. Scientists Intrigued by Data from First Flyby.
Juno mission managers are working to bring the spacecraft out of safe mode, while the science team shares interesting findings from the August 27 Jupiter flyby. 
10/19/2016New Horizons Team Receives Planetary Society Award
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10/18/2016New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target is Reddish
The next target for NASA's New Horizons mission -- which made a historic flight past Pluto in July 2015 -- apparently bears a colorful resemblance to its famous, main destination.
10/18/2016Historical Records May Underestimate Sea Level Rise
A new NASA/university study finds tide gauges, the longest, best-quality historical records of ocean water levels, may have underestimated 20th century global sea level rise.
10/18/2016Cloudy Nights, Sunny Days on Distant Hot Jupiters
A new study finds clues to where clouds gather on hot Jupiters, and what they're likely made of.
10/18/2016New Horizons: Possible Clouds on Pluto, Next Target Is Reddish
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10/18/2016Boosting Europe’s all-electric satellites
Today, ESA astronaut Tim Peake opened a UK facility that will expand Europe’s capability with satellites that rely wholly on electric propulsion.
10/17/2016Orbital ATK Launches NASA Resupply Mission to Space Station
Oct. 17, 2016 - The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Monday aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
10/17/2016NASA’s Juno Team to Discuss Mission Status, Latest Science Results
Oct. 17, 2016 - Team members of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of its main engine, during a media briefing at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
10/17/2016Cynthia Rosenzweig - "What If and So What? Climate Change and Crops"
Oct. 12, 2016 - Rosenzweig narrates how her background as agronomist set her on a path to investigate how a change in climate due to increased carbon dioxide would impact food security and how NASA missions and models have been valuable at every step of the way.
10/17/2016Hubble Finds 10 Times More Galaxies Than Thought
Oct. 13, 2016 - The universe suddenly looks a lot more crowded than previously though thanks to a deep sky census by Hubble and major observatories.
10/17/2016Moon Hit by Surprising Number of Meteoroids
Oct. 13, 2016 - The moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had predicted, according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.
10/17/2016Hubble Sees Cassiopeia’s Unusual Resident
Oct. 14, 2016 - Hubble found a spiral galaxy with unusual star formation going on, some 38 million light-years away in Cassiopeia.
10/14/2016Media Invited to First Test of Drones Flying Beyond Line-of-Sight
Oct. 13, 2016 - Media are invited to watch the first test of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) research platform from noon to 2:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.
10/14/2016Mission Prepares for Next Jupiter Pass
Mission managers for Juno have decided to postpone the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor originally scheduled for Oct. 19. This burn, called the period reduction maneuver (PRM), was to reduce Juno’s orbital period around Jupiter from 53.4 to 14 days.
10/14/2016Ready for the Red Planet
Next week, ESA’s ExoMars has just a single chance to get captured by Mars’ gravity. The spacecraft and the mission controllers who will make it so are ready for arrival.
10/14/2016Mission Prepares for Next Jupiter Pass
All instruments will be on for the next pass, but a planned engine burn is postponed.
10/13/2016Cassini Significant Events 10/05/16 - 10/11/16
At the end of next month, Cassini will yet again be on course to go where no spacecraft has gone before. This time it will be Saturn's narrow, bright F ring.
10/13/2016Buried glaciers on Mars
This jumble of eroded blocks lies along the distinctive boundary between the Red Planet’s southern highlands and the northern lowlands, with remnants of ancient glaciers flowing around them.
10/13/2016Spacecraft 'Nuclear Batteries' Could Get a Boost from New Materials
A cutting-edge development in spacecraft power systems is a powerful material with an unfamiliar name: skutterudite.
10/13/2016Teleporting toward a quantum Internet
JPL is involved in a study that tested quantum teleportation underneath the city of Calgary in Canada.
10/12/2016Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch, Live on NASA TV
Oct. 12, 2016 - Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19 (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
10/12/2016Final exams prepare Thomas Pesquet for launch
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10/12/2016What to expect from Schiaparelli’s camera
As the ExoMars Schiaparelli module descends onto Mars on 19 October it will capture 15 images of the approaching surface. Scientists have simulated the view we can expect to see from the descent camera.
10/12/2016Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks Come From Starlight
With new data from Herschel, astronomers better understand how molecules form that are necessary for building other chemicals essential for life.
10/11/2016Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star
Oct. 6, 2016 - Hubble detected superhot blobs of gas ejected from a dying star so fast it would take only 30 minutes for them to travel from Earth to the moon.
10/11/2016Sarah Ringerud - Found Her Niche In The Rain
Oct. 5, 2016 - Sarah Ringerud found her niche at Goddard working on algorithms for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.
10/11/2016CfA: Proxima Centauri Might Be More Sunlike Than We Thought
Oct. 11, 2016 - At first glance, Proxima Centauri seems nothing like our sun. It's a small, cool, red dwarf star only one-tenth as massive and one-thousandth as luminous as the sun. However, new research shows that it is sunlike in one surprising way: it has a regular cycle of starspots.
10/11/2016NASA's Terra Satellite Shows Strength Around Tropical Storm Nicole
Oct. 11, 2016 - Strong thunderstorms were evident around Tropical Storm Nicole's center of circulation in imagery from NASA's Terra satellite.
10/11/2016Fires Overtake Landscape in the Mississippi Valley
Oct. 11, 2016 - Sheer numbers of fires in the Mississippi Valley overtake fires in the West, but intensity is lower.
10/11/2016NASA Gets a Last Look at Matthew Before It was Swallowed Up
Oct. 10, 2016 - Post-Tropical Cyclone Matthew was swallowed up or absorbed by a cold front on Oct. 10, but NASA's Terra satellite captured a last look at the storm before that happened.
10/11/2016NASA Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid Bennu
Oct. 7, 2016 - OSIRIS-REx fired its Trajectory Correction Maneuver thrusters Friday in order to slightly adjust trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to Bennu.
10/11/2016Hubble Peers Into the Center of a Spiral
Oct. 7, 2016 - This Hubble image shows the central region of a spiral galaxy known as NGC 247.
10/11/2016New Info. from Small Satellite on Solar Flares Study
Oct. 7, 2016 - A new miniature satellite is observing a particular class of X-ray light that has rarely been studied. These X-rays, which can result from eruptions on the sun, can disturb near-Earth space, interfering with GPS, radio and other communication signals.
10/11/2016NASA Scientist to Give Library of Congress Lecture
Oct. 11, 2016 - NASA's Kelsey Young will talk about "Preparing for the Next Generation of Crewed Planetary Surface Exploration: Incorporating Field Portable Technology" at the Library of Congress.
10/11/2016Atlantic Storm System Delays NASA Resupply Launch to Space Station
Oct. 11, 2016 - NASA and its partner Orbital ATK have postponed the launch of the company’s next commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Sunday, Oct. 16, as the agency prepares for Tropical Storm Nicole at its tracking site in Bermuda.
10/11/2016Team Evaluates New Data Collection Method After Age-Related Issue
Managers are evaluating another way to collect and process data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer on NASA's Aura satellite after an age-related TES component failure.
10/08/2016NASA's Opportunity Rover to Explore Mars Gully
"NASA's Opportunity Mars rover will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the 12-year-old mission. No Mars rover has done that before.
10/07/2016NASA's Kepler Gets the 'Big Picture' of Comet 67P
NASA's Kepler spacecraft studied comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for two weeks in September, complementing the view from the Rosetta spacecraft.
10/07/2016NASA's Opportunity Rover to Explore Mars Gully
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover will drive down a gully carved long ago by a fluid that might have been water, according to the latest plans for the mission.
10/07/2016Cassini Significant Events 09/28/16 - 10/04/16
One of Cassini's many routine engineering activities is reaction wheel biasing. The small reaction control thrusters are used to stabilize the spacecraft while the three reaction wheels are spun up or down to the ideal speeds for the next set of observations.
10/07/2016NASA Tests Thrusters on Journey to Asteroid Bennu
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its Trajectory Correction Maneuver (TCM) thrusters for the first time Friday in order to slightly adjust its trajectory on the outbound journey from Earth to the asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft’s...
10/07/2016Call for media: ExoMars arrives at the Red Planet
The ExoMars 2016 mission will enter orbit around the Red Planet on 19 October. At the same time, its Schiaparelli lander will descend to the surface. Representatives of traditional and social media are invited to attend a two-day event at ESA’s ESOC c...
10/07/2016Schiaparelli readied for Mars landing
This week, the commands that will govern the Schiaparelli lander’s descent and touchdown on Mars were uploaded to ESA’s ExoMars spacecraft, enroute to the Red Planet.
10/07/2016NASA JPL Satellites Dissect Powerful Hurricane Matthew
Hurricanes like Matthew are a lot more than meets the "eye." Images from several JPL satellites and instruments give scientists a wealth of information to analyze the storm.
10/06/2016Automating sample testing thanks to space
A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics.
10/06/2016An Infrared Look at Hurricane Matthew from NASA's AIRS
A JPL-developed advanced atmospheric sounding system aboard NASA's Aqua satellite is providing important insights into the inner workings of dangerous Hurricane Matthew.
10/06/2016Hubble Detects Giant 'Cannonballs' Shooting from Star
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star.
10/05/2016Trusted Ariane 5 lays foundations for Ariane 6
With 74 successful launches in a row, Ariane 5 now matches the reliability of Ariane 4 – while an experiment is helping the development of Ariane 6.
10/05/2016Study Predicts Next Global Dust Storm on Mars
Global dust storms on Mars could soon become more predictable -- which would be a boon for future astronauts there -- if the next one follows a pattern suggested by the past.
10/05/2016NASA-Produced Maps Help Gauge Italy Earthquake Damage
A NASA-funded program provided valuable information for the response to the strong August earthquake in central Italy.
10/04/2016NASA TV Coverage Set for Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station
Oct. 4, 2016 - NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is scheduled to launch its sixth mission to the International Space Station at 9:13 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 13. Live launch coverage will begin at 8:15 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
10/04/2016NASA Sees Hurricane Matthew over Haiti Tuesday Morning
NASA's MISR instrument catches hot towers -- enormous thunderheads -- from Hurricane Matthew over Haiti the morning of Oct. 4, 2016.
10/04/2016NASA Flight Program Tests Mars Lander Vision System
NASA tested new "eyes" for its next Mars rover mission on a rocket built by Masten Space Systems in Mojave, California, thanks in part to NASA's Flight Opportunities Program.
10/03/2016Magnetic oceans and electric Earth
Oceans might not be thought of as magnetic, but they make a tiny contribution to our planet’s protective magnetic shield. Remarkably, ESA’s Swarm satellites have not only measured this extremely faint field, but have also led to new discoveries about...
10/03/2016NASA's Curiosity Rover Begins Next Mars Chapter
After collecting drilled rock powder from a very scenic area, NASA's Curiosity rover is driving toward uphill destinations as part of its two-year mission extension.
09/30/2016NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event
Sept. 30, 2016 - NASA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the agency’s headquarters in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 4, with stories of aspiration, inspiration and exploration. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 10 a.m. EDT.
09/30/2016NASA Awards Contract for Information Technology Support Services
Sept. 29, 2016 - NASA has awarded its Goddard Information Technology Integration Support Services (GITISS) contract to Business Integra, Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland.
09/30/2016NASA Awards Audit Services Contracts
Sept. 30, 2016 - NASA has awarded contracts to six companies to provide agencywide contract auditing support services, previously performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
09/30/2016NASA Highlights Science on Next Space Station Resupply Mission
Sept. 30, 2016 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct 5, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
09/30/2016NASA, France to Collaborate on Aircraft Noise Research
Sept. 30, 2016 - During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France’s Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) signed an agreement Tuesday to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.
09/30/2016Mission complete: Rosetta’s journey ends in daring descent to comet
ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years. 
09/30/2016Final Descent Images from Rosetta Spacecraft
A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft shortly before its controlled impact into the comet's surface.
09/29/2016Curiosity Finds Evidence of Mars Crust Contributing to Atmosphere
NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence that chemistry in the surface material on Mars contributed to the makeup of its atmosphere.
09/29/2016Cassini Significant Events 09/21/16 - 09/27/16
Cassini executed another close encounter with Titan this week: T-123 was one of the few remaining in the mission.
09/29/2016Farewell Rosetta: ESA Mission to End on Comet Surface
The European Space Agency Rosetta mission will end dramatically Friday, Sept. 30, by touching down on a region of a comet known for active pits that spew dust into space.
09/28/2016NASA Television to Provide Coverage of European Mission Touchdown
Sept. 28, 2016 - NASA Television and the agency’s website will air the conclusion of ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Rosetta mission from 6:15 to 8 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 30, with NASA commentary, interviews and analysis of the successful mission. The Rosetta mission will end with the controlled decent of the spacecraft onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Geras
09/28/2016NASA, China to Collaborate on Air Traffic Management Research
Sept. 28, 2016 - NASA and the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on aeronautics research that will advance air transportation automation for U.S. and Chinese aviation operations in China.
09/28/2016The Frontier Fields: Where Primordial Galaxies Lurk
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has wrapped up its observations for the Frontier Fields project.
09/28/2016NASA TV Coverage of European Mission Comet Touchdown
NASA TV and the agency's website will air the conclusion of ESA's Rosetta mission early Friday morning, Sept. 30, with NASA commentary, interviews and analysis of the successful mission.
09/28/2016One-eyed robot learns to see in weightlessness
A small drone taught itself to judge distances using only one eye during trials aboard the International Space Station, ESA-backed researchers have reported.
09/27/2016Thomas Zurbuchen Named Head of NASA Science Mission Directorate
Sept. 27, 2016 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Thomas Zurbuchen as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, effective Monday, Oct. 3.
09/27/2016How to follow Rosetta’s grand finale
Rosetta is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).
09/26/2016NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting on Europa
Sept. 26, 2016 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.
09/26/2016Steve Howell, Senior Research Scientist on Astrophysics: Podcast
Sept. 21, 2016 - A conversation with Steve Howell, NASA Senior Research Scientist on astrophysics.
09/26/2016Hubble: Possible Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa.
09/26/2016Moon and Mars on a plane
Who wouldn’t want to run an experiment in lunar or martian gravity? ESA is offering European researchers the chance to test their theories on aircraft flights that offer 20 seconds of reduced gravity.
09/26/2016NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft Aces Instrument Check
Its science instruments have been powered on, and NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft continues on its journey to an asteroid. The spacecraft has passed its initial instrument check with flying colors as it speeds toward a 2018 rendezvous with...
09/23/2016NASA Awards Launch Range Operations Services Contract
Sept. 23, 2016 - NASA has awarded a sole-source bridge contract to LJT and Associates Inc. of Columbia, Maryland, to continue critical launch range operations support at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.
09/23/2016NASA Awards Contract for Security Services at its Stennis Space Center
Sept. 23, 2016 - NASA has awarded a contract to RiverTech, LLC, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, for a range of security services at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
09/23/2016ESA at the 67th International Astronautical Congress
Starting on 26 September, Guadalajara in Mexico will host the 67th International Astronautical Congress, the annual global convention that covers all aspects of space activities.  ESA’s Director General Jan Woerner will join the heads of t...
09/23/2016Summer fireworks on Rosetta’s comet
Brief but powerful outbursts seen from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko during its most active period last year have been traced back to their origins on the surface.
09/22/2016NASA iTech Fosters Technology Needed for Journey to Mars
Sept. 21, 2016 - NASA is seeking innovative technology for the agency’s future exploration missions in the solar system and beyond, including the Journey to Mars, from other U.S. government agencies, academia, the aerospace industry and the public through the new iTech initiative.
09/22/2016Cassini Significant Events 09/14/16 - 09/20/16
Cassini took its final “Opnav� image this week. Optical Navigation employs a unique system to provide data for improving estimates of the spacecraft's orbit, and for tracking the orbital behavior of selected natural satellites. It consists of images that the spacecraft takes and returns via telemetry as digital bits. Opnavs are used relatively infrequently, but they have extraordinary value, as mentioned below under Tuesday's activity.
09/21/2016NASA to Hold Media Call on Evidence of Surprising Activity on Europa
Sept. 20, 2016 - NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa.
09/20/2016JPL Seeks Robotic Spacecraft Development for Asteroid Redirect Mission
JPL issues a request for proposal for design, development and build of the robotic spacecraft to capture an asteroid boulder for the Asteroid Redirect Mission.
09/20/2016NASA Scientists Find 'Impossible' Cloud on Titan -- Again
The appearance of a mysterious ice cloud suggests that a different process than previously thought could be forming clouds on Saturn's moon Titan.
09/19/2016A Mixed-reality Trip to Mars
Mixed-reality technology designed by JPL and Microsoft "transports" the public to the Red Planet.
09/17/2016Recap: September 11-16 2016
A quick look back at the last week on the web.
09/16/2016NASA Aerodynamics Simulations Reshape Flight for Fuel Efficiency
Aug. 29, 2016 - Averaging a half-mile per gallon might seem unfathomable to most drivers, but for aircraft carrying hundreds of passengers at high altitude, it’s a huge improvement in fuel efficiency.
09/16/2016Gary Martin, Director of Partnerships: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Sept. 7, 2016 - A conversation with Gary Martin, Director of Partnerships at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
09/16/2016NASA Selects Next Generation Spectrometer for SOFIA Flying Observatory
Sept. 7, 2016 - A team from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been selected to develop a new, third-generation facility science instrument for the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA.
09/16/2016Know Thy Star, Know Thy Planet
Sept. 14, 2016 - Astronomers confirm TRAPPIST-1 is a single star and validate that its three transiting planets are Earth-size.
09/16/2016Zachary Burkland, Small Business Innovation Research: Podcast
Sept. 14, 2016 - A conversation with Zachary Burkland, Business Manager with the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) office.
09/16/2016Bringing schools and communities online in Africa
ESA is now working with satellite operator Avanti Communications to bring a swathe of new affordable Internet services to more people across sub-Saharan Africa through the Hylas-4 telecom satellite, due for launch next year.
09/16/2016Vega releases five satellites in complex mission
Arianespace launched a Vega rocket on a complex mission early this morning that demonstrated the flexibility of its upper stage and multisatellite carrier.
09/15/2016Childhood Cancer Patients to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Sept. 15, 2016 - Patients from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working on the International Space Station at 3:55 p.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16.
09/15/2016NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew
Sept. 14, 2016 - Three crew members headed to the International Space Station are scheduled to launch on Friday, Sept. 23. Live launch coverage will begin at 1:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
09/15/2016Cassini Begins Epic Final Year at Saturn
After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage.
09/15/2016Some Ancient Mars Lakes Came Long After Others
Lakes and snowmelt-fed streams on Mars formed much later than previously thought possible, according to new findings using data primarily from a NASA orbiter.
09/15/2016OSIRIS-REx MISSION STATUS REPORT – SEPT. 15
One week post-launch, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft remains healthy and is on track for its two-year journey to the asteroid Bennu.  As of noon EDT...
09/15/2016Cassini Begins Epic Final Year at Saturn
After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage. The conclusion of the historic scientific odyssey is planned for September 2017, but not before the spacecraft completes a daring two-part endgame.
09/15/2016Cassini Significant Events 09/07/16 - 09/13/16
Aside from one short, routine look at the weather on Saturn's giant moon Titan, all of Cassini's multi-spectral "eyes" spent this week making their specialized observations of the 120,000-kilometer-wide planet and its 280,000-kilometer-wide main ring system, from a varied range of viewing angles.
09/15/2016Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars
Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby objects.
09/14/2016Fighting Cancer with Space Research
JPL and the National Cancer Institute renewed a partnership to extend development of data science that originated in space exploration and now supports cancer discoveries.
09/14/2016Gaia’s billion-star map hints at treasures to come
The first catalogue of more than a billion stars from ESA’s Gaia satellite was published today – the largest all-sky survey of celestial objects to date.
09/14/2016Pluto 'Paints' its Largest Moon Red
09/14/2016X-ray Detection Sheds New Light on Pluto
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09/13/2016NASA Begins Study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef
A NASA airborne mission designed to transform our understanding of Earth's ecologically sensitive coral reefs has arrived in Australia to investigate the Great Barrier Reef.
09/13/2016Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo
Looking for food that could be harvested by astronauts far from Earth, researchers focused on spirulina, which has been harvested for food in South America and Africa for centuries. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti ate the first food containing sp...
09/12/2016White House, NASA to Discuss Asteroid Redirect Mission’s Importance
Sept. 12, 2016 - NASA will provide three virtual updates on two planned Asteroid Redirect Missions (ARM) Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NASA Television will provide coverage at 11 a.m. EDT of the first briefing to discuss ARM’s contributions to the Journey to Mars and protection of our planet.
09/12/2016Proba-3: set the controls for the verge of the Sun
By converging in orbit, a pair of small satellites will open a new view on the source of the largest structure in the Solar System: the Sun’s ghostly atmosphere, extending millions of kilometres out into space.
09/10/2016Marcello Rodriguez - Applying Physics to Engineering
Sept. 8, 2016 - Instrument-Builder Marcello Rodriguez Applies Physics to Engineering
09/10/2016Pioneer Fire in Idaho Heading Towards Deadwood Reservoir
Sept. 8, 2016 - The Pioneer Fire in Idaho has grown to 181,574 acres and is 56% contained with the containment area being mostly in the southern part of the fire.
09/10/2016Gap Fire Continues in California
Sept. 8, 2016 - The Gap Fire, burning on the Klamath National Forest grounds, is 29,759 acres in size and is 65% contained.
09/10/2016Charles Ichoku - Maniac Talk - July 25
Sept. 7, 2016 - NASA climate scientist Charles Ichoku presented a Maniac lecture entitled, "Reminiscences of a scientist's journey from Nawfia to NASA."
09/10/2016Gap Fire in California Slows Growth
Sept. 9, 2016 - The Gap Fire continues to burn on the Klamath National Forest in northern California.
09/10/2016NASA using Aircraft to Measure Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases
Sept. 9, 2016 - NASA is conducting low-level aircraft flights measuring greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region through September.
09/10/2016Hubble Peers into the Storm
Sept. 9, 2016 - Hubble sees a maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust within one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies, the Large Magellanic Cloud.
09/10/2016PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REX – DAY 2 IN SPACE
Our spacecraft continues to operate flawlessly. Kudos to the operations team members who have been tracking and operating the spacecraft since separation! Here are some details on recent status.  After a flawless launch day, day 2 has...
09/09/2016Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations
The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover of the "Murray Buttes" region on Mount Sharp.
09/09/2016RapidScat Team Investigating Power System Anomaly
Mission managers are assessing two power system-related anomalies affecting the operation of NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument on the International Space Station.
09/09/2016Fantastic four: November’s Galileos reach Europe’s Spaceport
A transatlantic flight delivered four Galileo satellites to French Guiana on Tuesday, in preparation for a shared launch this November by Ariane 5 – the first for Europe’s satnav constellation.
09/09/2016Rosetta’s descent towards region of active pits
Squeezing out unique scientific observations until the very end, Rosetta’s thrilling mission will culminate with a descent on 30 September towards a region of active pits on the comet’s ‘head’.
09/09/2016Cassini Significant Events 08/31/16 - 09/06/16
Cassini spent this week executing some of the final timed commands from its on-board S95 sequence. Commands for 10 weeks of control by the S96 sequence were properly installed in memory, across the distance of 1,502,000,000 kilometers from Earth, courtesy of the Deep Space Network (DSN). Those commands will begin clocking out next week. Work proceeded on preparing the 10-week sequences S97 and S98, and identifying the schedule for S99 work.
09/08/2016NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Speeds Toward Asteroid Rendezvous
Sept. 8, 2016 - NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar system.
09/08/2016NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Speeds Toward Asteroid Rendezvous
NASA's first asteroid sampling mission launched into space at 7:05 p.m. EDT Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, beginning a journey that could revolutionize our understanding of the early solar...
09/08/2016'Enterprise' Nebulae Seen by Spitzer
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the TV series "Star Trek," which first aired September 8th,1966, a new infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope may remind fans of the historic show.
09/07/2016Small Asteroid Flew Safely Past Earth Today
A small asteroid designated 2016 RB1 safely flew past Earth today, Sept. 7, at a distance of about 25,000 miles (just less than 1/10th the distance of Earth to the moon).
09/07/2016Titan's Dunes and Other Features Emerge in New Images
New scenes from a frigid alien landscape are coming to light in recent radar images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
09/07/2016Vega to launch ESA’s wind mission
Today, ESA and Arianespace signed a contract to secure the launch of the Aeolus satellite. With this milestone, a better understanding of Earth’s winds is another step closer.
09/07/2016Titan's Dunes and Other Features Emerge in New Images
This Cassini radar data was treated with a technique for handling noise that can result in clearer, easier to interpret views.
09/06/2016Hubble's Best Image of Alpha Centauri A and B
Sept. 2, 2016 - The closest star system to the Earth is the famous Alpha Centauri group. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has given us this stunning view of the bright Alpha Centauri A (on the left) and Alpha Centauri B (on the right), shining like huge cosmic headlamps in the dark.
09/06/2016A Strange Thing Happened in the Stratosphere
Sept. 2, 2016 - Stratospheric wind patterns changed recently in a way scientists had never seen in 60 years.
09/06/2016U.S. West's Largest Fire Still Burning Strong
Sept. 2, 2016 - The Pioneer Fire in Idaho continues to blaze and grow due to environmental factors that promote fire growth.
09/06/2016SDO Witnesses a Double Eclipse
Sept. 2, 2016 - Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO’s semiannual eclipse seasons, Earth briefly blocks SDO’s line of sight each day – a consequence of SDO’s geosynchronous orbit.
09/06/2016NASA Sees Hurricane Newton Approaching Landfall in Baja and Mexico
Sept. 6, 2016 - NASA's Terra satellite and a NASA animation of imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite provided views of Hurricane Newton as it neared landfall in Baja California, Mexico, today, Sept. 6.
09/06/2016Live Interviews for Media on 1st-Ever NASA Asteroid Sampling Mission
Sept. 6, 2016 - On Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7:05 p.m. EDT, NASA will launch its first-ever mission to return samples from an asteroid for study here on Earth. NASA Goddard is offering television stations live-shot interviews with scientists during the day.
09/06/2016Science Flights View Summer Melt of Greenland Ice
Sept. 6, 2016 - Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland again to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice sheet.
09/06/2016Gap Fire in California Continues to Burn
Sept. 6, 2016 - The Gap Fire continues to burning on the Klamath National Forest after starting on August 27, 2016 under circumstances that are still being investigated.
09/06/2016NASA Awards Safety, Mission Assurance Support Services Contract
Sept. 6, 2016 - NASA has awarded a contract to Alphaport, Inc., of Cleveland, for safety and mission assurance support services at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Headquarters in Washington and other sites supported by Kennedy programs and projects.
09/06/2016NASA Awards Grants to Inspire Mars Generation of Explorers, Scientists
Sept. 6, 2016 - NASA is awarding approximately $3 million in grants to three informal education organizations to help inspire the next generation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers as the agency progresses on its Journey to Mars.
09/06/2016NASA’s Record-breaking Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth
Sept. 6, 2016 - NASA astronaut and Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams returned to Earth Tuesday after his U.S. record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station.
09/05/2016Philae found!
Less than a month before the end of the mission, Rosetta’s high-resolution camera has revealed the Philae lander wedged into a dark crack on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
09/02/2016Florence Tan - Maniac Talk - From Malaysia to Mars
Aug. 31, 2016 - NASA Engineer Florence Tan presented a Maniac Lecture entitled, "From Malaysia to Mars."
09/02/2016Gap Fire in California
Aug. 31, 2016 - The Gap Fire started Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6pm about 5 miles east of Seiad, California and 2 miles north of Oneil Campground (on Highway 96).
09/02/2016NASA Sees a Weaker Tropical Storm Madeline Passing South of Hawaii
Sept. 1, 2016 - Once a major hurricane, Madeline was a tropical storm that appeared shapeless on a visible satellite image as it was passing south of the big island of Hawaii.
09/02/2016Images From Sun’s Edge Reveal Solar Wind Origins
Sept. 1, 2016 - As the solar wind approaches Earth, it transitions from neatly defined rays in the sun's corona to turbulent gusts. For half a century, the details of this transition have been a mystery -- until now.
09/02/2016Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research
Sept. 1, 2016 - A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere.
09/02/2016"Lonely Mountain" on Ceres Likely a Salty-Mud Cryovolcano
Sept. 1, 2016 - An isolated mountain near the equator of the dwarf planet Ceres resembles a volcanic dome, according to new observations from NASA's Dawn mission.
09/02/2016NASA Approves 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission
NASA is moving forward with a spring 2018 launch of its InSight mission to study the deep interior of Mars, following final approval this week by the agency.
09/02/2016Jupiter's North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System
NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter's north pole, taken during the spacecraft's first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on.
09/01/2016Rus Belikov and Eduardo Bendek: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Aug. 31, 2016 - A conversation with Rus Belikov and Eduardo Bendek, senior research scientists at NASA’s Ames Research Center, working on next generation technology to directly image planets beyond the solar system.
09/01/2016NASA Selects Proposals for Advancing Key Exploration Technologies
Sept. 1, 2016 - NASA has selected 21 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America's technology-driven economy here on Earth.
09/01/2016Cassini Significant Events 08/24/16 - 08/30/16
Cassini took advantage of its rapidly changing views in the Saturn system again this week, coasting all the way through its short and highly-inclined orbit of Saturn. Most of the spacecraft's activities were controlled by the S95 sequence, which has been running the show since late last June.
09/01/2016Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research
A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere.
09/01/2016Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research
A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere.
08/31/2016NASA Extends Contract for Hubble Space Telescope Mission Operations
Aug. 31, 2016 - NASA has awarded a contract extension to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Corporation (LMSSC) of Greenbelt, Maryland, to continue maintaining the health and safety of the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope observatory through the next phase of its science mission.
08/31/2016Watch Live as NASA Astronaut, Two Crewmates Return to Earth
Aug. 31, 2016 - Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday, Sept. 6. NASA Television will provide coverage of their departure from the orbital outpost and return home, beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 6.
08/31/2016NASA's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby
Aug. 27, 2016 - NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today.
08/31/2016Public, Media Invited to Goddard to Celebrate Asteroid Mission Launch
Aug. 29, 2016 - Members of the public and the media are invited to celebrate the launch of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx sample return mission to an asteroid, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. This free event will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and is open to the public.
08/31/2016Fires in Idaho Continue to Plague State
Aug. 29, 2016 - Fires in the state of Idaho continue to plague residents.
08/31/2016NASA Team Probes Peculiar Age-Defying Star
Aug. 29, 2016 - For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of being extremely old and extremely young.
08/31/2016Satellites See Tropical Depression 8 off the North Carolina Coast
Aug. 30, 2016 - NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP and NOAA's GOES satellites showed Tropical Depression 8 nearing the North Carolina coast.
08/31/2016NASA Launches New Citizen Science Opportunity
Aug. 30, 2016 - The GLOBE Observer app is an initiative of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment program.
08/31/2016Satellite Sees Large Tropical Depression 9 in the Gulf of Mexico
Aug. 30, 2016 - Although the center of Tropical Depression 9 moved away from Cuba and into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, western Cuba was still getting drenched from the system.
08/31/2016New Horizons Spies a Kuiper Belt Companion
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08/31/2016Pluto's Methane Snowcaps on the Edge of Darkness
08/31/2016Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite hit by space particle
ESA engineers have discovered that a solar panel on the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite was hit by a millimetre-size particle in orbit on 23 August. Thanks to onboard cameras, ground controllers were able to identify the affected area. So far, there...
08/31/2016Dawn Sets Course for Higher Orbit
After studying Ceres for more than eight months from its low-altitude science orbit, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will move higher up for different views of the dwarf planet.
08/31/2016Planck: First Stars Formed Later Than We Thought
ESA's Planck satellite, has revealed that the first stars in the universe started forming later than previous observations of the cosmic microwave background indicated.
08/31/2016Dawn Sets Course for Higher Orbit
After studying Ceres for more than eight months from its low-altitude science orbit, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will move higher up for different views of the dwarf planet.
08/30/2016Galileo’s Ariane 5 arrives at Europe’s Spaceport
The first Ariane 5 rocket modified to carry four Galileo satellites into orbit has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana for a November launch.
08/29/2016Kentucky Students Talk Live with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Aug. 29, 2016 - Students in Hyden, Kentucky, will have the opportunity to speak with two NASA astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 31. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
08/29/2016NASA to Hold Asteroid Mission Briefings, Launch
Aug. 29, 2016 - NASA is gearing up to launch the United States’ first mission to sample an asteroid, with activities at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, and culminating with the spacecraft launch Thursday, Sept. 8. Various activities are open to media and will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
08/29/2016NASA Holds Final Sample Return Robot Competition
Aug. 29, 2016 - After five years of competition by more than 40 different teams from around the globe, NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge has reached its final stage. The top seven teams will compete for the $1.36 million prize purse on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Massachusetts, Sept. 4-6.
08/29/2016Sentinel-1 provides new insight into Italy’s earthquake
On 24 August, an earthquake struck central Italy, claiming at least 290 lives and causing widespread damage. Satellite images are being used to help emergency aid organisations, while scientists have begun to analyse ground movement.
08/29/2016First satellite-based wildlife monitoring tool for airports
Wildlife habitats close to airports pose a serious risk to safety at takeoff and landing. Thanks to ESA, a new service lets airports use satellites to identify and manage these areas.
08/29/2016NASA Team Probes Peculiar Age-Defying Star
For years, astronomers have puzzled over a massive star lodged deep in the Milky Way that shows conflicting signs of being extremely old and extremely young.
08/27/2016NASA's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby
NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was 6:44 a.m. PDTwhen Juno passed about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds.
08/27/2016NASA's Juno Successfully Completes Jupiter Flyby
NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter today.
08/26/2016Fires in Idaho and Wyoming
Aug. 23, 2016 - Wildfires have been plaguing the western part of the United States for the summer season and no state seems to be without incident including Idaho and Wyoming.
08/26/2016GOES-R Arrives at Kennedy for Launch Processing
Aug. 23, 2016 - GOES-R arrived at Kennedy Space Center Aug. 22 aboard a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo jet.
08/26/2016Four Fires Plague Southern California
Aug. 24, 2016 - Dry and hot weather conditions in the southern part of California as well as a spate of careless humans and lightning strikes have created an environment rife for fire outbreaks.
08/26/2016NASA's WISE, Fermi Reveal Surprising Blazar Connection
Aug. 24, 2016 - Astronomers using observations from NASA's WISE and Fermi missions have confirmed a connection between the infrared and gamma-ray light emitted by blazars, a class of distant galaxies powered by monster black holes
08/26/2016NASA Examines System 99L Over Hispaniola in Infrared Light
Aug. 26, 2016 - When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the tropical low pressure area known as System 99L it was located over Hispaniola.
08/26/2016Olympic National Park Fires in Washington State
Aug. 25, 2016 - Olympic Park Fires in Washington state
08/26/2016NASA Awards Next Generation Land Mobile Radio Contract
Aug. 25, 2016 - NASA has awarded the Next Generation Land Mobile Radio contract to Motorola Solutions, Inc., of Linthicum Heights, Maryland.
08/26/2016Hubble Spots Irregular Island in a Sea of Space
Aug. 26, 2016 - Hubble captures the glow of distant stars within NGC 5264, a dwarf galaxy located just over 15 million light-years away in the constellation of Hydra (The Sea Serpent).
08/26/2016California's Cedar Fire Continues to Threaten Outlying Communities
Aug. 26, 2016 - The Cedar Fire in the Sequoia National Forest is threatening communities around the edges of the fire.
08/26/2016ESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star
Aug. 24, 2016 - A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable.
08/26/2016NASA Calls for Proposals in Cooperative Agreement Notice, Round Two
Aug. 25, 2016 - NASA has released a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) - Cycle 2, for a second round of multi-institutional team-based proposals for researchers who wish to become participating members of its Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
08/26/2016SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down with Crucial NASA Research Samples
Aug. 26, 2016 - SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:47 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 26, southwest of Baja California with more than 3,000 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.
08/26/2016NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Mars 2020 Rover Mission
Aug. 25, 2016 - NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.
08/26/2016Jupiter's Extended Family? A Billion or More
The giant planet Jupiter could hold the secret to the formation of the solar system, of Earth itself, and of a billion or more "Jupiters" orbiting distant stars.
08/25/2016NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Mars 2020 Rover Mission
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency's Journey to Mars.
08/25/2016NASA's Juno to Soar Closest to Jupiter This Saturday
This Saturday, NASA's Juno spacecraft will get closer to the cloud tops of Jupiter than at any other time during its prime mission.
08/25/2016Cassini Significant Events 08/17/16 - 08/23/16
The Cassini Spacecraft's time in orbit is getting shorter. This refers to the long term, of course, since the Grand Finale is a little over a year away. But it also refers to each orbit Cassini makes of Saturn. Since Aug. 10, each full orbit of the planet has been taking only twelve days to complete.
08/25/2016Juno to Soar Closest to Jupiter This Saturday
This Saturday at 5:51 a.m. PDT Juno will get closer to the cloud tops of Jupiter than at any other time during its prime mission. At the moment of closest approach, Juno will be about 2,500 miles above Jupiter's swirling clouds and traveling at 130,000 mph with respect to the planet. 
08/25/2016Spitzer Space Telescope Begins 'Beyond' Phase
Celebrating the spacecraft's ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next phase of its journey "Beyond."
08/25/2016NASA's MISR Views America's National Parks in 3-D
In honor of the U.S. National Park Service's 100th anniversary, new 3-D images from NASA's MISR instrument showcase some of our nation's natural treasures.
08/25/2016FLEX takes on mutants
Because a plant isn’t green doesn’t mean it can’t photosynthesise as well as its more usual counterpart, but when measured by satellites, these non-green varieties skew results on plant health. FLEX is different. Experiments using ‘mutants’ show that...
08/25/2016Rosetta captures comet outburst
In unprecedented observations made earlier this year, Rosetta unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide.
08/25/2016Ariane 5’s fourth launch this year
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered two telecom satellites, Intelsat-33e and Intelsat-36, into their planned orbits.
08/24/2016NASA Awards Information Technology Services Contract
Aug. 24, 2016 - NASA has awarded an information technology services contract to All Points Logistics, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida, to perform a wide range of support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
08/24/2016NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough Available for Interviews Before Mission
Aug. 24, 2016 - NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is making final preparations for a September launch to the International Space Station, is available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 6. The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
08/24/2016NASA Pulls Together National Data, Sleuths Out Air Traffic Mysteries
Aug. 11, 2016 - For the first time ever, air traffic researchers can view and analyze archived flight data collected and merged from all air traffic facilities across the U.S., with fast update rates ranging from one second to 12 seconds for every flight’s position.
08/24/2016Kepler Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster
Aug. 12, 2016 - NASA's Kepler space telescope has helped amass the most complete catalog of rotation periods for stars in a cluster
08/24/2016Kepler Mission Manager Update: Photometer Update
Aug. 12, 2016 - The team has confirmed that the photometer responded as expected and began collecting data again on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
08/24/2016NASA Awards Contract for Aircraft Related Services
Aug. 12, 2016 - NASA announced selection today of USfalcon, Inc. of Cary, North Carolina, to provide aircraft-related services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
08/24/2016Where Is Orville?
Aug. 15, 2016 - Where Is Orville?
08/24/2016NASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016
Aug. 15, 2016 - NASA’s Tips for Celebrating National Aviation Day 2016
08/24/2016Molecules in Nebula Offer Clues to the Building Blocks of Life
Aug. 16, 2016 - Using data collected by NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) and other observatories, an international team of researchers has studied how a particular type of organic molecules, the raw materials for life – could develop in space.
08/24/2016David J. Smith: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Aug. 17, 2016 - A conversation with David J. Smith, NASA Research Scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
08/24/2016NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration
Aug. 19, 2016 - NASA Selects University Partners for Small Spacecraft Collaboration
08/24/2016Thomas Barclay: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
Aug. 24, 2016 - A conversation with Thomas Barclay, Senior Research Scientist on the Kepler/K2 Mission at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.
08/24/2016Media Invited to Interview Future Space Station Crew
Aug. 23, 2016 - NASA is inviting media to attend a news conference and conduct one-on-one interviews Tuesday, Aug. 30, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, with three crewmembers currently preparing for a November launch to the International Space Station. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
08/24/2016NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA’s GOES-R November Launch
Aug. 24, 2016 - Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4.
08/24/2016NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds
Aug. 24, 2016 - NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction.
08/24/201635 Years On, Voyager's Legacy Continues at Saturn
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn 35 years ago. The Cassini mission has followed up on many of Voyager's discoveries.
08/24/2016ESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star
A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable.
08/24/201635 Years On, Voyager's Legacy Continues at Saturn
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn 35 years ago. The Cassini mission has followed up on many of Voyager's discoveries.
08/24/2016NASA's WISE, Fermi Missions Reveal a Surprising Blazar Connection
Astronomers studying distant galaxies powered by monster black holes have uncovered an unexpected link between two very different wavelengths of the light they emit, the mid-infrared and gamma rays.
08/23/2016NASA Symposium: Futuristic Space Exploration Concepts
JPL explores five new ideas for space exploration, including robotic mirrors and an art-inspired automaton.
08/23/2016Test for Damp Ground at Mars' Seasonal Streaks Finds None
Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don't hold much water, according to new findings from a NASA Mars orbiter.
08/23/2016PI BLOG: THE ATLAS V 411 AV-067: OUR RIDE TO SPACE
OSIRIS-REx is scheduled for lift-off from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on September 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm EDT. The daily launch window is almost two hours long, extending to 9:00 pm EDT. The entire...
08/22/2016NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing
Aug. 22, 2016 - On Sept. 1, two NASA astronauts will spacewalk outside the International Space Station for the second time in less than two weeks.
08/22/2016NASA TV Coverage Set for U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
Aug. 22, 2016 - After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment – including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew spacecraft – a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station Friday, Aug. 26. NASA Television will provide coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT.
08/22/2016Proba-3: seeing through shadow to view Sun’s corona
Every 18 months or so, scientists and sensation-seekers gather at set points on Earth’s surface, to await awe-inspiring solar eclipses. The Moon briefly blocks the Sun, revealing its mysterious outer atmosphere, the corona. Though what if researchers...
08/19/2016Full-Circle Vista from NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Shows 'Murray Buttes'
Eroded mesas and buttes reminiscent of the U.S. Southwest shape part of the horizon in the latest 360-degree color panorama from NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
08/18/2016Most distant catch for ESA station
An ESA tracking station has acquired signals from the international Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn, across more than 1.4 billion km of space.
08/17/2016NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission
Aug. 17, 2016 - NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.
08/17/2016NASA Satellite Views California's Massive Blue Cut Fire
NASA's MISR instrument captured an image of the growing, destructive wildfire burning about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.
08/17/2016NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission
NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could...
08/17/2016How to dock CubeSats
The miniature satellites known as CubeSats already play a variety of roles in space. In future they could also serve as the building blocks of other, larger missions by being docked together in orbit.
08/16/2016NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results
Aug. 16, 2016 - Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data.
08/16/2016NASA Television to Air Journey to Mars Showcase, Rocket Engine Test
Aug. 16, 2016 - NASA is offering a behind-the-scenes look Thursday, Aug. 18, at its Journey to Mars, including the test of a rocket engine that will launch the agency to the Red Planet, with live coverage on social media, NASA Television and the agency’s website.
08/16/2016NASA Brings Aeronautics, Space Exploration to Chicago Air & Water Show
Aug. 15, 2016 - Visitors to this year’s annual Chicago Air and Water Show will have a chance to explore the universe with NASA.
08/16/2016NASA Awards Aeronautics, Space Programs, Policies Study Contract
Aug. 15, 2016 - NASA has awarded a sole source contract to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington to conduct studies and evaluations in support of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
08/15/2016NASA Study Analyzes Four Corners Methane Sources
A NASA-led team has analyzed a "hot spot" of methane emissions in the U.S. Four Corners region, quantifying both its overall magnitude and the magnitudes of its sources.
08/15/2016NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission Completes Design Milestone
NASA has approved the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to proceed to the next phase of design and development for the mission's robotic segment
08/15/2016Only days left to join Europe’s first citizens’ debate on space
Do you want the opportunity to have your say in suggesting priorities in European space programmes?
08/14/2016JCSAT-16 Mission in Photos
On August 14, 2016, Falcon 9 successfully delivered the JCSAT-16 commercial communications satellite to its targeted Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
08/12/2016Kepler Watches Stellar Dancers in the Pleiades Cluster
NASA's Kepler space telescope has helped amass the most complete catalog of rotation periods for stars in a cluster.
08/12/2016Cassini Significant Events 08/03/16 - 08/09/16
Occultation experiments are valuable for obtaining high quality information about rings, atmospheres, and other phenomena of interest. During an occultation, some object visible in the background becomes hidden behind a target: a bright, distant star goes behind a ring or an atmosphere, or the Sun sets behind a planet or a moon.
08/11/2016A.I. Could Be a Firefighter's 'Guardian Angel'
JPL research designed to keep first responders out of harm's way receives award from the Department of Homeland Security.
08/11/2016Spotlight on Schiaparelli’s landing site
Schiaparelli, the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module of the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars 2016 mission, will target the Meridiani Planum region for its October landing, as seen in this mosaic created from Mars Express images.
08/10/2016NASA to Host Media Briefing on Launch of Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft
Aug. 10, 2016 - In less than a month, NASA will launch the first U.S. spacecraft destined to rendezvous with, study and return a sample of an asteroid. Ahead of this mission, which will yield the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era, the agency will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 17.
08/10/2016Cassini Finds Flooded Canyons on Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.
08/10/2016Blog: What a Journey!
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08/10/2016Cassini Finds Flooded Canyons on Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found deep, steep-sided canyons on Saturn's moon Titan that are flooded with liquid hydrocarbons.
08/09/2016NASA Selects Six Companies to Develop Habitat Prototypes, Concepts
Aug. 9, 2016 - NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.
08/09/2016NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk to Install International Docking Adapter
Aug. 8, 2016 - NASA Television will bring to viewers around the world live coverage Friday, Aug. 19, as two NASA astronauts install a new gateway for American commercial crew spacecraft at the International Space Station -- a significant milestone in NASA’s work to return crew launches to U.S. soil.
08/08/2016NuSTAR Principal Investigator Honored for Research
Fiona Harrison, principal investigator of NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission, has been selected to receive the 2016 Massey Award, given by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).
08/06/2016SDO Status Update - Aug. 4, 2016
Aug. 4, 2016 - Two of SDO’s three science instruments – the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE – are online and sending science data to Earth. The SDO team is currently working on getting its third science instrument – the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly, or AIA – back online.
08/06/2016SOHO Sees Bright Sungrazer Comet
Aug. 4, 2016 - SOHO saw a bright comet plunge toward the sun on Aug. 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million mph.
08/06/2016First Map Of Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet
Aug. 3, 2016 - NASA researchers have helped produce the first map showing what parts of the bottom of the massive Greenland Ice Sheet are thawed.
08/06/2016Blog: Flying a Roller Coaster for Science
Aug. 2, 2016 - "Feeling breakfast move toward my chest is the uneasy cue that NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory is dropping altitude. We drop all right, from 35,000 feet to just 500 feet above the open ocean — the water so close the airplane’s wing starts to look like a diving board."
08/06/2016New Tech. Would Measure CO2 With Laser Accuracy
Aug. 2, 2016 - Ten years in the making, a new NASA instrument would measure atmospheric carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, with laser accuracy -- literally.
08/06/2016Teresita Smith - Chamorro 'Olympian' of the Pacific Islands
Aug. 2, 2016 - Teresita Smith is a Chamorro 'olympian' of the Pacific Islands and a champion of diversity at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
08/06/2016Plasma Rain on Sun's Surface
Aug. 5, 2016 - NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, captured a mid-level solar flare. After the flare, solar material cascades down to the solar limb in loops, a flare-driven event called "coronal rain."
08/06/2016NASA Sees Tropical Storm Earl Over Mexico
Aug. 5, 2016 - Tropical storm Earl has been intensifying as it moves through the Caribbean Sea. The GPM satellite spotted hot towers, towering thunderstorms within Earl that indicate the storm may intensify.
08/06/2016Decades of Discovery: NASA's Exploration of Jupiter
Aug. 5, 2016 - Launched five years ago on Aug. 5, 2011, NASA’s Juno mission maneuvered into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016, joining a long tradition of discovery at the gas giant.
08/06/2016A Hubble Sky Full of Stars
Aug. 5, 2016 - Located approximately 22,000 light-years away in the constellation of Musca (The Fly), this tightly packed collection of stars — known as a globular cluster — goes by the name of NGC 4833. It is one of the over 150 globular clusters known to reside within the Milky Way.
08/06/2016NASA Charges Toward Greener Aviation With Novel Concepts
Aug. 5, 2016 - NASA has selected five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use and emissions.
08/04/2016NASA Invites Media to Orion Water Drop Test, Update on Journey to Mars
Aug. 4, 2016 - Media are invited to watch engineers test a mockup of NASA’s Orion spacecraft in a simulated ocean splashdown Thursday, Aug. 25, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
08/04/2016NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative Opens Space to Educators, Nonprofits
Aug. 4, 2016 - Accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations and NASA centers can join the adventure and challenges of space while helping the agency achieve its exploration goals through the next round of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by 4:30 p.m. EST, Nov. 22.
08/04/2016Cassini Significant Events 07/27/16 - 08/02/16
Cassini reached apoapsis this week, marking the start of its orbit #239 of Saturn. With the exception of two Orbit Trim Maneuvers commanded in real time, all of the spacecraft's activities were controlled by the on-board command sequence S95.
08/04/2016NASA Rover Game Released for Curiosity's Anniversary
Nearing the fourth anniversary of Curiosity landing on Mars, the rover works on collecting a 17th sample, while Earthlings can play a new social media game about Mars exploration.
08/04/2016Astronomers Catalog Planets That May Be Earthlike
Using public data collected by NASA's Kepler mission, astronomers have catalogued the planet candidates that may be similar to our third rock from the sun.
08/04/2016Study Maps Hidden Water Pollution in U.S. Coastal Areas
A new study finds coastal waters and water supplies along a fifth of U.S. coasts are vulnerable to pollution from hidden underground water transfers between oceans and land.
08/03/2016NASA Invites Media to Journey to Mars Showcase on Aug. 18
Aug. 3, 2016 - Media are invited Thursday, Aug. 18, to interview experts from across NASA and industry about the science, technology and human spaceflight activities that are making the agency’s Journey to Mars possible.
08/03/2016What's Inside Ceres? New Findings from Gravity Data
A new study suggests Ceres has a weak interior, and that water and other light materials separated from rock during a heating phase early in its history.
08/03/2016NASA Maps Thawed Areas Under Greenland Ice Sheet
NASA has helped produce the first map of thawing at the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet -- key information in better predicting how it will react to a warming climate.
08/03/2016What's Inside Ceres? New Findings from Gravity Data
A new study suggests Ceres has a weak interior, and that water and other light materials separated from rock during a heating phase early in its history.
08/02/2016NASA Invites Media to Learn About New Hurricane Mission
Aug. 2, 2016 - NASA is inviting journalists to learn about a mission that will help improve hurricane track, intensity and storm surge forecasts during a media event from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio.
08/02/2016NASA Offers Media Access to View Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft
Aug. 1, 2016 - Media will have an opportunity to photograph NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and interview mission officials at 8 a.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 20, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. OSIRIS-REx will be the first U.S. mission to sample the surface of an aste
08/02/2016NASA Names New Chair for Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
Aug. 1, 2016 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Patricia Sanders as chair of the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress on matters concerning the agency’s safety performance.
08/02/2016NASA Spacecraft Views Huge Burn Area in LA's Backyard
A new image from a NASA spacecraft shows the area burned in the Sand Fire near Los Angeles.
08/02/2016Aladin wind probe ready for Aeolus
It has been years in the making, but one of the trickiest pieces of space technology ever developed is finally ready to join its satellite for launch by the end of next year. With this milestone, we are another step closer to a better understanding of...
08/01/2016Uncovering what lies beneath
A key feature of the James Webb Space Telescope is helping to shed light on what goes on underneath boats in stormy weather and around the structures of offshore oilrigs.
07/31/2016PI BLOG: 39 Days to Launch – What’s Left to Get Done?
With only 39 days to go until we launch OSIRIS-REx our schedule is packed with activities. Here is a quick rundown of what the team has left to do to get ready to blast this asteroid-sampling robot into space....
07/29/2016Five Years Post-Launch, Juno Is at a Turning Point
Five years after departing Earth, and a month after slipping into orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft is nearing a turning point.
07/29/2016Mars Gullies Likely Not Formed by Liquid Water
New findings using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show that gullies on modern Mars are likely not being formed by flowing liquid water.
07/29/2016NASA Orders Second SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station
July 29, 2016 - NASA took another important step Friday in returning U.S. astronaut launches from U.S. soil with the order of a second post-certification mission from commercial provider SpaceX in Hawthorne, California.
07/29/2016NASA Announces Changes to International Space Station Coverage
July 29, 2016 - In September, NASA will bring its online audience inside the world of human spaceflight as never before, from its Johnson Space Center in Houston -- home to NASA’s astronaut corps, the storied mission control and several human spaceflight programs.
07/29/2016Five Years Post-Launch, Juno Is at a Turning Point
Juno will reach the farthest point in its orbit of Jupiter for the first time, known as “apojove." 
07/29/2016Cassini Significant Events 07/20/16 - 07/26/16
Monday's close encounter with Titan, T-121, was the highlight this week. The spacecraft flew 976 kilometers off the surface of Saturn's planet-like moon, which itself is over 5,000 km wide. That was close enough to conduct Synthetic-Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging, which provides the highest-resolution views of that wild alien surface.
07/28/2016NASA Awards Protective Services Contract at Kennedy Space Center
July 28, 2016 - NASA has selected Chenega Infinity, LLC of Chantilly, Virginia, to provide protective services at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
07/28/2016Chorus of Black Holes Sings in X-Rays
Supermassive black holes in the universe are like a raucous choir singing in the language of X-rays. When black holes pull in surrounding matter, they let out powerful X-ray bursts.
07/27/2016Loneliest Young Star Seen by Spitzer and WISE
Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendous growth spurt.
07/26/2016NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests
July 26, 2016 - NASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests
07/26/2016The Case of the Missing Ceres Craters
Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have found that, surprisingly, Ceres lacks any truly large impact basins.
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07/21/2016NASA Mars Rover Can Choose Laser Targets on Its Own
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is using onboard software to select rocks to zap with its laser spectrometer and to autonomously point the instrument at the targets.
07/21/2016Cassini Significant Events 07/13/16 - 07/19/16
The gas giant planets Jupiter and Saturn seem like miniature solar systems. Indeed, studying them offers clues to scientists about how our solar system, and systems about other stars, were formed. Cassini has been providing one of many perspectives on exploration of the solar system, as discussed in a news feature released this week.
07/21/2016Historical Records Miss a Fifth of Global Warming: NASA
A new NASA-led study finds that almost one-fifth of the global warming that has occurred in the past 150 years has been missed by historical records due to quirks in how global temperatures were recorded.
07/20/2016Introduction: NASA in Silicon Valley Podcast
July 20, 2016 - NASA in Silicon Valley, a new podcast series from NASA’s Ames Research Center located in the heart of Silicon Valley
07/20/2016NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts
July 20, 2016 - NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars.
07/20/2016Hubble Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets
July 20, 2016 - Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.
07/20/2016New Horizons Pluto Stamp Earns Guinness World Record
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07/19/20162016 Climate Trends Continue to Break Records
July 19, 2016 - Two key climate change indicators -- global surface temperatures and Arctic sea ice extent -- have broken numerous records through the first half of 2016
07/19/2016Melissa “Missie� Vess - Makes the Pieces Play Well Together
July 19, 2016 - Missie Vess is the consummate juggler of work, home, and triathlons.
07/19/2016Ralph Kahn "Maniac Talk"
July 19, 2016 - Ralph Kahn "Maniac" talk given Feb. 1, 2016.
07/19/2016Science Flights Target Melting Arctic Sea Ice
July 19, 2016 - This summer, with sea ice across the Arctic Ocean shrinking to below-average levels, a NASA airborne survey of polar ice just completed its first flights.
07/19/2016NASA Seeks Picometer Accuracy
July 19, 2016 - A team of scientists has begun work to develop a high-speed interferometer capable of assuring picometer-level stability, a feat not yet accomplished.
07/19/2016X Marks the Spot for Milky Way Formation
A new understanding of our galaxy's structure began in an unlikely way: on Twitter.
07/18/2016NASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission
July 18, 2016 - An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission.
07/18/2016NASA Scientists to Discuss 2016 Climate Trends, Impacts
July 18, 2016 - Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19.
07/18/2016NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
July 18, 2016 - NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities including telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency’s Journey to Mars.
07/18/2016NASA, Industry Boost Opportunities for Small Businesses
July 18, 2016 - NASA and Boeing will announce a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program agreement Tuesday, July 26, at Boeing's Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
07/18/2016NASA Sends Science, Cargo to Space Station on SpaceX Mission
July 18, 2016 - Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after Monday’s launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.
07/18/2016NASA Scientists to Discuss 2016 Climate Trends, Impacts
NASA climate experts will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, plus research to better understand their impacts, on a July 19 media telecon.
07/18/2016NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission.
07/18/2016Indian Canyon Fire in South Dakota
July 18, 2016 - The Indian Canyon Fire in southwest South Dakota began as a dry lightning strike from passing storm on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
07/18/2016Alatna Wildfire Complex in Alaska
July 18, 2016 - For the second day in a row, there were more than 40 new fires in Alaska, most of them burning in a limited protection area in remote parts of the state.
07/18/2016Arizona's Fuller Fire Seen by NASA's Aqua Satellite
July 18, 2016 - NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Arizona on July 16 and captured a visible image of smoke from the Fuller Fire.
07/18/2016Blog: Living Off the Land in a Changing Arctic Climate
July 18, 2016 - Many residents of rural Alaska are reporting that the changing environment is creating obstacles to how they reach the resources they need to survive.
07/18/2016NASA's Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission
An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA's Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission.
07/15/2016NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch
July 15, 2016 - After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.
07/15/2016NASA Sails Full-Speed Ahead in Solar System Exploration
Cassini is part of a fleet of NASA spacecraft currently exploring our solar system from many angles.
07/15/2016Sun-Watching SDO Does a Somersault
July 15, 2016 - SDO dutifully performed a 360-degree roll on July 6, 2016. The seven-hour maneuver occurs twice a year to help SDO take precise measurements of the outer edge of the sun.
07/15/2016NASA's Terra Satellite Spots Smoke from Wildfires North of Flagstaff
July 15, 2016 - NASA's Terra satellite passed over Arizona on July 14 and captured a visible image of smoke from several wildfires located north of Flagstaff.
07/15/2016Hubble Spots a Secluded Starburst Galaxy
July 15, 2016 - This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows a starburst galaxy named MCG+07-33-027. This galaxy lies some 300 million light-years away from us, and is currently experiencing an extraordinarily high rate of star formation — a starburst.
07/15/2016NASA Sails Full-Speed Ahead in Solar System Exploration
With NASA's Juno poised to study Jupiter's origins, NASA continues to explore our solar system to help answer questions about our origins and future and whether we are alone.
07/15/2016NASA's Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch
After an extensive review process, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in summer of 2020 and arrive on Mars in February 2021.
07/14/2016NASA to Discuss Next Mars Rover on Facebook Live
July 14, 2016 - NASA will host a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 15, to talk about the science and technology aboard NASA's next Mars rover, Mars 2020, and the significant step the agency is taking on its Journey to Mars, proceeding with final design and construction of the robotic explorer.
07/14/2016Next Space Station Cargo Launch From Virginia Targeted for August
July 14, 2016 - Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
07/14/2016NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa
July 14, 2016 - NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.
07/14/2016Cassini Significant Events 07/06/16 - 07/12/16
Cassini usually executes a targeted encounter with Saturn's moon Titan, or a smaller moon, on each of the spacecraft's trips around the planet. During the past orbit no such encounter was included, so Cassini's orbit period and inclination remain unchanged. A new orbit, #238, began this week which will include the Titan T-121 close encounter on July 25, for the purpose of science observations and orbit shaping.
07/14/2016Video: Imagine a Landing on Pluto
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07/14/2016NASA to Discuss Next Mars Rover on Facebook Live
NASA will host a Facebook Live event Friday, July 15 at 10 a.m. PDT, about NASA's next Mars rover, Mars 2020, which is moving forward with final design and construction.
07/14/2016Cassini Significant Events 07/06/16 - 07/12/16
Cassini usually executes a targeted encounter with Saturn's moon Titan, or a smaller moon, on each of the spacecraft's trips around the planet. During the past orbit no such encounter was included, so Cassini's orbit period and inclination remain unchanged. A new orbit, #238, began this week which will include the Titan T-121 close encounter on July 25, for the purpose of science observations and orbit shaping.
07/14/2016Fires in the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico
July 14, 2016 - Several fires are burning in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of smoke and detected heat from several of them on July 13, 2016.
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07/13/2016Beaver Creek Fire in Colorado Heats Up
July 13, 2016 - The Beaver Creek fire which is located 24 miles north of Walden, CO, erupted on June 19, 2016 under unknown circumstances.
07/12/2016NASA to Televise Next SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission Launch
July 12, 2016 - NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to deliver scientific research, crew supplies and hardware on its ninth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station Monday, July 18. Coverage of this mission will begin with a prelaunch news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 16, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
07/12/2016NASA Television to Air International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch
July 12, 2016 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5:30 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 16.
07/12/2016Juno Sends First In-orbit View
This scene from JunoCam indicates it survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment without any degradation and is ready to take on Jupiter.
07/12/2016Black Hole Makes Material Wobble Around It
The European Space Agency's orbiting X-ray observatory, XMM-Newton, has proved the existence of a "gravitational vortex" around a black hole.
07/12/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Sends First In-orbit View
The JunoCam camera aboard NASA's Juno mission is operational and sending down data after the spacecraft's July 4 arrival at Jupiter.
07/12/2016NASA Eyes First-Ever Carbon-Nanotube Mirrors for CubeSat Telescope
July 12, 2016 - A lightweight telescope that a team of NASA scientists and engineers is developing specifically for CubeSat scientific investigations could become the first to carry a mirror made of carbon nanotubes in an epoxy resin.
07/12/2016Tiny Microchips Enable Extreme Science at Jupiter
July 12, 2016 - A family of microchips have been specifically designed to measure particles in space, the very stuff that can create radiation hazardous to satellite computers. It's these chips that will help Juno return amazing science from the harsh environment surrounding Jupiter.
07/12/2016Hayden Pass Fire in Colorado Continues to Grow
July 12, 2016 - The Hayden Pass Fire which began as a lightning strike on July 08, 2016, five miles southwest of Coaldale, Colorado, continues to grow.
07/12/2016REXIS to Map an Asteroid in X-Rays
July 12, 2016 - To determine the composition of Bennu's surface, the spacecraft carries an instrument to identify which elements are present on the asteroid and measure their abundance.
07/11/2016NASA Media Day Kicks Off US Airborne Greenhouse Gas Study
July 11, 2016 - NASA will host a media event from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT Friday, July 15 at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, offering journalists an inside look at a new airborne study over the eastern United States.
07/11/2016'Frankenstein' Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
About 250 million light-years away, there's a neighborhood of our universe that astronomers had considered quiet and unremarkable.
07/11/2016NASA Invites Media to Annual Exploration Science Forum, July 20-22
July 11, 2016 - Media are invited to participate in a panel discussion with planetary scientists during the third annual Exploration Science Forum, July 20-22, 2016, hosted by NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
07/11/2016NASA Camera Catches Moon 'Photobombing' Earth
July 11, 2016 - For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth.
07/08/2016Dawn Maps Ceres Craters Where Ice Can Accumulate
Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have identified permanently shadowed cold regions on the dwarf planet Ceres where ice deposits could exist now.
07/08/2016Frosty Cold Nights Year-Round on Mars May Stir Dust
Some dusty parts of Mars get as cold at night year-round as the planet's poles do in winter, even regions near the equator in summer, according to new NASA findings based on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter observations.
07/07/2016NASA to Discuss Research Headed to Space Station on Next Cargo Launch
July 7, 2016 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 13, to discuss the groundbreaking research and cargo aboard the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
07/07/2016NASA Highlights Space Station Research Benefits, Opportunities at San
July 7, 2016 - NASA astronauts, engineers and scientists will be joined by CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, retired astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, and other special guests, for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station (ISS) as a catalyst for discovery during the fifth annual ISS Research & Development Conference July 12-14 in San Diego.
07/07/2016NASA to Host Media Events Marking Anniversary of First Mars Landing
July 7, 2016 - NASA is celebrating the first successful landing on Mars by a U.S. spacecraft – Viking 1 -- with a history discussion from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19, and a Viking 40th anniversary symposium 8 a.m. to 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
07/07/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/29/16 - 07/05/16
Cassini flew through periapsis on the dark, south side of Saturn on Wednesday, and then spent the rest of the week climbing out towards a July-11 apoapsis in its inclined orbit. All of the spacecraft's activities were controlled by the on-board command sequence S95, while the flight team worked on developing additional ten-week sequences.
07/07/2016Team Begins Powering up Science Instruments
The engineers and scientists working on NASA's Juno mission have been busying themselves, getting their newly arrived Jupiter orbiter ready for operations around the largest planetary inhabitant in the solar system.
07/07/2016Mars Canyons Study Adds Clues about Possible Water
Puzzles persist about possible water at seasonally dark streaks on Martian slopes, according to a new study of thousands of such features in the Red Planet's largest canyon system.
07/07/2016NASA's Airborne Mission to Explore the Global Atmosphere
July 7, 2016 - A new NASA airborne campaign aims to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the land and oceans below.
07/07/2016Mission Status Report:Team Begins Powering up Science Instruments
The engineers and scientists working on NASA’s Juno mission have been busying themselves, getting their newly arrived Jupiter orbiter ready for operations around the largest planetary inhabitant in the solar system. 
07/07/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/29/16 - 07/05/16
Cassini flew through periapsis on the dark, south side of Saturn on Wednesday, and then spent the rest of the week climbing out towards a July-11 apoapsis in its inclined orbit. All of the spacecraft's activities were controlled by the on-board command sequence S95, while the flight team worked on developing additional ten-week sequences.
07/06/2016Nevada's Hot Pot Fire Still Blazing
July 6, 2016 - Hot Pot fire in Nevada which began on July 2, 2016 is now more than 122,000 acres in size.
07/06/2016Hitomi Mission Charts Hot Winds of Galaxy Cluster for First Time
July 6, 2016 - Measurements of unprecedented detail returned by a Goddard instrument on Japan's Hitomi satellite allow scientists to track the motion of X-ray-emitting gas at the heart of a cluster of galaxies for the first time.
07/06/2016New Crew Members, Including NASA Biologist, Launch to Space Station
July 6, 2016 - Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 6 (7:36 a.m. Baikonur time, July 7).
07/06/2016NASA Flights to Track Greenhouse Gases Across Eastern US
July 6, 2016 - This month, NASA begins an airborne experiment to improve scientists’ understanding of the sources of two powerful greenhouse gases and how they cycle into and out of the atmosphere.
07/06/2016Curiosity Rover Enters Precautionary Safe Mode
The team operating NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is taking steps to return the rover to full activity following a precautionary stand-down over the Fourth of July weekend.
07/06/20163-D Sims, NASA Supercomputer Help Further Discovery of Star Origins
July 6, 2016 - What processes are involved in the formation of individual stars and stellar clusters in our own galaxy and other galaxies? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using NASA’s most powerful supercomputer, Pleiades, to create unique star-formation simulations to answer this question.
07/05/2016Rosmarie de Wit - World Cup LAX Player Researching Earth’s Atmosphere
July 5, 2016 - Atmospheric researcher Rosmarie de Wit journeys from the Netherlands to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
07/05/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter
July 5, 2016 - After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 4.
07/04/2016NASA's Juno Hours From Gas Giant Jupiter
After almost five years and 1.7 billion million miles (2.7 billion kilometers), NASA's Juno mission is about to enter into orbit around Jupiter.
07/04/2016Juno Hours From Gas Giant Jupiter
After almost five years and 1.7 billion miles (2.7 billion kilometers), NASA's Juno mission is about to enter into orbit around the biggest planetary inhabitant in our solar system – Jupiter.
07/04/2016Juno Spacecraft Getting Close to Jupiter
NASA’s Juno mission has completed its main engine burn and entered orbit around Jupiter. Watch the live NASA news briefing at 10 p.m. PDT for more information. 
07/04/2016Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter   
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 pm. PDT Monday, July 4.
07/04/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn.
07/02/2016NASA Juno Mission T-Minus Two Days From Jupiter
As of noon (Pacific time) today, July 2, NASA's Juno mission was 1.79 million miles (2.88 million kilometers) from Jupiter -- and closing.
07/02/2016Juno Mission T-Minus Two Days From Jupiter   
As of noon (Pacific time) on July 2, Juno was 1.79 million miles from Jupiter -- and closing. The solar-powered spacecraft will cross the orbit of the outermost Galilean moon, Callisto, on July 3 at about 11 a.m. PDT. The orbits of Ganymede, Europa and Io (the other Galilean moons) will be crossed on July 4 at about 4 a.m. PDT, 10:30 a.m. PDT and 2:15 p.m. PDT respectively. 
07/01/2016Hubble Hotbed of Vigorous Star Formation
July 1, 2016 - This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image reveals the iridescent interior of one of the most active galaxies in our local neighborhood — NGC 1569 is currently a hotbed of vigorous star formation.
07/01/2016OPTIMUS PRIME Challenge Brings Winning Students to Goddard
July 1, 2016 - From June 28 through 30, 2016, the OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC) gave the contest’s winning students the opportunity to explore NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
07/01/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Getting Close to Jupiter
NASA's Juno mission, launched nearly five years ago, will soon reach its final destination: the most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter.
06/30/2016Hubble Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter’s Atmosphere
June 30, 2016 - Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras — stunning light shows in a planet’s atmosphere — on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. This observation program is supported by measurements made by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, currently on its way to Jupiter.
06/30/2016Infographic: Juno, Built to Withstand Intense Radiation Environments
June 30, 2016 - Juno has been headed for Jupiter since 2011 to study the gas giant’s atmosphere, aurora, gravity and magnetic field. This infographic illustrates the radiation environments Juno has traveled through on its journey near Earth and in interplanetary space.
06/30/2016Static Electricity May Transport Dust Across Airless Planetary Bodies
June 30, 2016 - A NASA-funded research team, led by Mihaly Horanyi at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Bolder), has conducted laboratory experiments to bring closure to a long-standing issue of electrostatic dust transport, explaining a variety of unusual phenomena on the surfaces of airless planetary bodies, including observations from the Apollo era.
06/30/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter's Magnetic Field
NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft has entered the planet's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space is controlled by what's going on inside Jupiter.
06/30/2016Dawn Completes Primary Mission
On June 30, just in time for the global celebration known as Asteroid Day, NASA's Dawn spacecraft completes its primary mission.
06/30/2016NASA Awards Grants to Nine Informal Learning Institutions
June 30, 2016 - NASA has awarded almost $10 million in grants to informal education organizations in seven states to help inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers.
06/30/2016NASA Television to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch
June 30, 2016 - The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch Wednesday, July 6. Live launch coverage will begin at 8:30 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency's website.
06/30/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/22/16 - 06/28/16
Cassini is orbiting Saturn with a period of 23.9 days in a plane inclined 43 degrees from the planet's equatorial plane. The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on June 29, using the 70-meter diameter Deep Space Network station in Spain.
06/30/2016Juno Enters Jupiter's Magnetic Field
Juno spacecraft has entered the Jupiter's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space is controlled by what's going on inside the planet.
06/30/2016Juno Spacecraft to Kick into Planned Autopilot for July 4 Jupiter Burn    
At about 12:15 pm PDT (3:15 p.m. EDT), mission controllers will transmit command product “ji4040� into deep space, to transition the solar-powered Juno spacecraft into autopilot.
06/30/2016NASA Rover's Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise
Some of the wind-sculpted sand ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth, and their relationship to the thin Martian atmosphere today provides new clues about the atmosphere's history.
06/30/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Kick into Planned Autopilot for July 4 Jupiter Burn
At about 12:15 pm PDT today (3:15 p.m. EDT), mission controllers will transmit command product "ji4040" into deep space, to transition the solar-powered Juno spacecraft into autopilot.
06/30/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/22/16 - 06/28/16
Cassini sped inbound this week towards a June 30 periapsis passage. Along the way, it made different kinds of observations of Saturn's rings. The optical remote-sensing instruments viewed the rings from their sunlit side and then from their dark side. The Cosmic Dust Analyzer directly observed ring-plane dust as it encountered the instrument, and two occultation experiments tracked bright stars while the rings passed in front of them, attenuating the starlight and revealing ring detail.
06/29/2016Goddard Scientist Piers Sellers Receives Distinguished Service Medal
June 29, 2016 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden presented Goddard scientist and former astronaut Piers Sellers with the highest honor the agency can bestow, the Distinguished Service Medal.
06/29/2016OSIRIS-REx Gears up for 3-D Mapping on the Fly
June 29, 2016 - OSIRIS-REx mission goals depend on accurate mapping of the target asteroid, Bennu.
06/29/2016Juno Will Peer Inside a Giant
June 29, 2016 - On July 4, Juno will begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries surrounding our solar system's largest planet, including the origin of its massive magnetosphere.
06/29/2016El Niño Could Drive Intense Season for Amazon Fires
June 29, 2016 - The long-lasting effects of El Niño are projected to cause an intense fire season in the Amazon, according to the 2016 seasonal fire forecast from scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine.
06/29/2016Wildfires Spread in Eastern Russia
June 29, 2016 - This color-enhanced image from the VIIRS imager aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite shows several fires burning in a small region of Russia in Krasnoyarsk Krai, west of Lake Baikal, near its border with Irkutsk.
06/29/2016Recent Hydrothermal Activity May Explain Ceres' Brightest Area
The brightest area on Ceres, located in the mysterious Occator Crater, has the highest concentration of carbonate minerals ever seen outside Earth, according to a new study from scientists on NASA's Dawn mission.
06/29/2016Illinois Students Chat Live with Astronaut, Space Station Commander
June 29, 2016 - Students in Elgin, Illinois, will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 12:35 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 30. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
06/29/2016NASA's Juno Peers Inside a Giant
NASA's Juno spacecraft, arriving at Jupiter on July 4, will begin to unravel some of the planet's greatest mysteries, including the origin of its massive magnetosphere.
06/29/2016NASA Updates Coverage for Juno Mission Arrival at Jupiter
This Fourth of July, NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey.
06/28/2016NASA Awards Contract to Increase Water Recovery on Space Station
June 28, 2016 - NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
06/28/2016NASA TV News Conference, Interviews With Next Space Station Crew
June 28, 2016 - NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and two Russian crewmates will answer questions about their upcoming mission on the International Space Station at a news conference, and be available for one-on-one interviews, Thursday, July 7, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and stream on th
06/28/2016NASA's Space Launch System Booster Passes Major Milestone
June 28, 2016 - A booster for the most powerful rocket in the world, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), successfully fired up Tuesday for its second qualification ground test at Orbital ATK's test facilities in Promontory, Utah. This was the last full-scale test for the booster before SLS’s first uncrewed test flight with NASA’s Orion spacecraft in late 2018, a key
06/27/2016Growing Arctic Carbon Emissions Could Go Unobserved
Winter changes in Arctic carbon dioxide may accelerate global warming. Scientists could detect these changes by aircraft with ongoing monitoring programs.
06/27/2016NASA Maps California Drought Effects on Sierra Trees
A new map created with measurements from an airborne instrument developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, reveals the devastating effect of California's ongoing drought on Sierra Nevada conifer forests.
06/27/2016NASA Rover Findings Point to a More Earth-like Martian Past
Chemicals found in Martian rocks by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover suggest the Red Planet once had more oxygen in its atmosphere than it does now.
06/27/2016SOFIA Status Update
June 27, 2016 - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date).
06/27/2016SOFIA Status Update
June 27, 2016 - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date).
06/24/2016Flying Over Ames
June 24, 2016 - NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley has been flying the rainbow flag along with the California, U.S. and NASA flags.
06/24/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Closing in on Jupiter
Today (6/24), at exactly 9:57 and 48 seconds a.m. PDT, NASA's Juno spacecraft was 5.5 million miles (8.9 million kilometers) from its July 4th appointment with Jupiter. 
06/24/2016Transportation Department, NASA, Partners Open Aviation Test Lab
June 24, 2016 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today marked the official opening of a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
06/24/2016NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival
June 24, 2016 - Visitors to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will have a chance to explore the universe through a range of activities, including first-ever festival stage presentations, during NASA Week, a celebration of space exploration to be held June 29-July 3, in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival, which begins June 30.
06/24/2016NASA TV to Air Russian Cargo Ship Movement at Space Station
June 24, 2016 - A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. EDT.
06/24/2016NASA Technology Applied in Breast Cancer Study
Getting spacecraft ready for launch may have more to do with medical research than you think.
06/24/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Closing in on Jupiter
Today (6/24), at exactly 9:57 and 48 seconds a.m. PDT, NASA's Juno spacecraft was 5.5 million miles (8.9 million kilometers) from its July 4th appointment with Jupiter.
06/24/2016NASA Weighs Use of Rover to Image Potential Mars Water Sites
NASA is weighing using the Curiosity Mars rover to capture images of dark streaks present on some higher slopes of Mount Sharp that may be potential water sites.
06/23/2016NASA Launches 5-Year Tech Demo to Improve Air Traffic Flow at Airports
June 23, 2016 - NASA is working toward a greener future in aviation, where airplanes push back from the gate, taxi to the runway and take off much quicker.
06/23/2016Turn Your Smartphone into Any Kind of Sensor
June 23, 2016 - This NASA-developed device, paired with your phone, creates sensors with unbounded potential.
06/23/2016Secretary Kerry Lands in Silicon Valley for GES2016
June 23, 2016 - On June 22, 2016, Ames Center Director Eugene Tu greeted Secretary John Kerry as he arrived at Moffett Field.
06/23/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/15/16 - 06/21/16
Cassini is orbiting Saturn with a period of 23.9 days in a plane inclined 43 degrees from the planet's equatorial plane. The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on June 22, using the 70-meter diameter Deep Space Network station in Australia.
06/23/2016NASA to Discuss, Broadcast Booster Test for Space Launch System Rocket
June 23, 2016 - The booster for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), which will power the agency’s astronauts on the journey to Mars, will fire up for a major ground test at 10:05 a.m. EDT (8:05 a.m. MDT) Tuesday, June 28, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.
06/23/2016NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Contract
June 23, 2016 - NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.
06/23/2016UPDATE: NASA to Broadcast Space Launch System Rocket Booster Test
June 23, 2016 - The booster for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), which will power the agency’s astronauts on the journey to Mars, will fire up for a major ground test at 10:05 a.m. EDT (8:05 a.m. MDT) Tuesday, June 28, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.
06/23/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/15/16 - 06/21/16
Cassini lingered near the farthest point from Saturn in its orbit this week, while the onboard activities were controlled by the sequence of commands known as S94. Earthbound teams on two continents continued working on command sequences S95, which will begin executing on June 26, the S96 sequence, which goes active on Sept. 8, and S97 which starts in November.
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06/22/2016NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars
Scientists have discovered an unexpected mineral in a rock sample at Gale Crater on Mars, a finding that may alter our understanding of how the planet evolved.
06/22/2016Bolden and Foxx to Announce New Technology at Charlotte Airport
June 22, 2016 - NASA, the FAA, American Airlines the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport are collaborating on a five-year effort to streamline aircraft arrival, departure and airport surface operations; research and testing will be led out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
06/22/2016The NASA App for Smartphones, Tablets and Digital Media Players
June 22, 2016 - The NASA app for Smartphones, Tablets and Digital Media Players
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06/21/2016Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo Launch Now No Earlier Than July 18
June 21, 2016 - The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 18.
06/21/2016NASA Uploads App for Apple TV
June 21, 2016 - Apple TV? There’s a NASA app for that.
06/20/2016NASA's K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star
Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected.
06/20/2016NASA's K2 Finds Newborn Exoplanet Around Young Star
June 20, 2016 - Astronomers have discovered the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected.
06/18/2016Three Space Station Crew Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan
June 18, 2016 - Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.
06/17/2016NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name
June 17, 2016 - With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.�
06/17/2016Logo Found inside BEAM, Contest Begins
Bigelow Aerospace placed a small logo inside the BEAM on the AVV cap. Tom Londrigan, a previous employee of Bigelow Aerospace during the Genesis program, happened to spot the logo from some of the imagery that was released. Due to his keen eye, Bigelow Aerospace has awarded Tom $1,000 in cash. Over time, Bigelow Aerospace will continue to place the logos on future payloads destined for the BEAM with cash prizes available to individuals who are first to spot the logos.
06/16/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/08/16 - 06/14/16
Cassini is orbiting Saturn with a period of 23.9 days in a plane inclined 43 degrees from the planet's equatorial plane. The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on June 14, using the 70-meter diameter Deep Space Network station in Australia.
06/16/2016NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Risk Jupiter’s Fireworks for Science
June 16, 2016 - On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.
06/16/2016NASA Awards Grants for University Research and Development Programs
June 16, 2016 - NASA is awarding approximately $8 million to 11 schools across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission.
06/16/2016Juno to Risk Jupiter’s Fireworks for Science    
Well below the Jovian cloud tops is a layer of hydrogen under such incredible pressure it acts as an electrical conductor. Scientists believe that the combination of this metallic hydrogen along with Jupiter's fast rotation generates a powerful magnetic field that surrounds the planet with electrons, protons and ions traveling at nearly the speed of light. 
06/16/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft to Risk Jupiter's Fireworks for Science
On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system's largest planet.
06/16/2016Students to Study Air Quality Data
June 16, 2016 - How do you create the next generation of Earth scientists? As they say, “Start them young.�
06/16/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/08/16 - 06/14/16
Cassini spent the week coasting outbound from Saturn, slowing towards a June 17 apoapsis. The new, increased inclination of Cassini's orbit, 43 degrees above the ring plane, makes for spectacular Saturn-viewing geometry. The spacecraft can look down onto the rings and the planet's day-night terminator (never possible from Earth), and the northern hexagon is clearly visible in the sunlight.
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06/15/2016Rover Opportunity Wrapping up Study of Martian Valley
"Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
06/15/2016Eutelsat/ABS Mission in Photos
On June 15, 2016, Falcon 9 successfully delivered two commercial communications satellites, Eutelsat 117 West B and ABS-2A, to their targeted Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO).
06/15/2016Small Asteroid Is Earth's Constant Companion
A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come.
06/15/2016SOFIA Status Update
June 15, 2016 - SOFIA is currently in New Zealand to study the skies of the Southern Hemisphere. During a routine pre-flight visual inspection, a crack was identified in the thrust casing of one of SOFIA's engines. For safety reasons, SOFIA will remain on the ground while the engine is replaced.
06/15/2016NASA Testing Technologies to Increase Drone Uses
June 15, 2016 - Through the UAS Traffic Management project, NASA engineers are thinking up ways to help drones become more widely used and accepted.
06/14/2016Rover Opportunity Wrapping up Study of Martian Valley
"Marathon Valley," slicing through a large crater's rim on Mars, has provided fruitful research targets for NASA's Opportunity rover since July 2015, but the rover may soon move on.
06/14/2016Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation
Astronomers have gained a new perspective on the behavior of outbursting star FU Orionis, using data from an airborne observatory and a space telescope.
06/14/2016A First: NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Space
For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth's surface.
06/14/2016Media Invited to Preview Around-the-World Atmospheric Mission
June 14, 2016 - Media are invited to preview one of NASA's most ambitious airborne studies of Earth's atmosphere on Thursday, July 7, at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California.
06/14/2016Juno Closing in on Jupiter, Media Briefing to Discuss July 4 Arrival
NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the agency’s Juno spacecraft and its July 4th arrival at Jupiter.
06/14/2016Gluttonous Star May Hold Clues to Planet Formation
June 14, 2016 - Astronomers have gained a new perspective on the behavior of outbursting star FU Orionis, using data from an airborne observatory and a space telescope.
06/13/2016Blog: Rewriting the Playbook on Pluto
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06/13/2016How Cold Can You Go? Cooler Tested for NASA Telescope
A first-of-its-kind cooler for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2018, has completed testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
06/13/2016NASA Mars Rover Descends Plateau, Turns Toward Mountain
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has analyzed its 12th drilled sample of Mars. This sample came from mudstone bedrock, which the rover resumed climbing in late May after six months studying other features.
06/13/2016NASA Spacecraft Closing in on Jupiter, Media Briefing to Discuss July 4 Arrival
NASA will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the agency's Juno spacecraft and its July 4th arrival at Jupiter.
06/13/2016Spacecraft Closing in on Jupiter, Briefing to Discuss July 4 Arrival
June 13, 2016 - NASA will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the agency’s Juno spacecraft and its July 4th arrival at Jupiter.
06/13/2016NASA And White House Address Gender Equality Achievements, Challenges
June 13, 2016 - NASA will host a conversation from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at NASA Headquarters in Washington on pathways for women and girls into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic programs and careers. The event, Engaging Women and Girls in STEM through Data Science, will air on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
06/13/2016Challenge Aims to Grow Human Tissue to Aid in Deep Space Exploration
June 13, 2016 - NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, is seeking ways to advance the field of bioengineering through a new prize competition.
06/13/2016NASA, Starburst Accelerator Partner for Aerospace Startup Pitch Event
June 13, 2016 - NASA and Starburst Accelerator are partnering for a pitch event about the future of aerospace on June 23. The event is in support of the 2016 White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
06/13/2016New Planet Is Largest Discovered That Orbits Two Suns
June 13, 2016 - If you cast your eyes toward the constellation Cygnus, you’ll be looking in the direction of the largest planet yet discovered around a double-star system. It’s too faint to see with the naked eye, but a team led by astronomers from Goddard and San Diego State University, used NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to identify the new planet.
06/12/2016NASA, UAE Sign Significant Space, Aeronautics Cooperation Agreement
June 12, 2016 - The United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in aeronautics research, and the exploration and use of airspace and outer space for peaceful purposes, working together in the peaceful use of outer space for the benefit of humanity.
06/10/2016Dawn Mission Honored With Collier Trophy
NASA's Dawn mission, the first spacecraft to orbit two extraterrestrial targets, has been honored with the National Aeronautic Association's 2016 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
06/10/2016NASA TV to Air Return of NASA Astronaut, Crewmates from Space Station
June 10, 2016 - Three International Space Station crew members are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Saturday, June 18. NASA Television will provide coverage of their preparations for departure and return to Earth, beginning at 9:15 a.m. EDT Friday, June 17.
06/10/2016NASA Highlights Next-Generation Aviation Research at Aviation 2016
June 10, 2016 - NASA’s leadership and top aeronautics innovators will discuss the agency’s 10-year plan to transform aviation at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, or Aviation 2016.
06/09/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/01/16 - 06/07/16
Cassini is orbiting Saturn with a period of 23.9 days in a plane inclined 43 degrees from the planet's equatorial plane. The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on June 8, using the 70-meter diameter Deep Space Network station in Australia.
06/09/2016The Jagged Shores of Pluto's Highlands
06/09/2016NASA's Juno Mission 25 Days from Jupiter
NASA's Juno mission is now 25 days and 11.1 million miles (17.8 million kilometers) away from the largest planetary inhabitant in our solar system -- Jupiter.
06/09/2016NASA Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern
After decades of research to discern seasonal patterns in Martian dust storms from images showing the dust, but the clearest pattern appears to be captured by measuring the temperature of the Red Planet's atmosphere.
06/09/2016NASA TV to Broadcast U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station
June 9, 2016 - After delivering almost 7,500 pounds of cargo to support dozens of science experiments from around the world, the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, June 14. NASA Television will provide live coverage of Cygnus' departure beginning at 9 a.m. EDT.
06/09/2016Cassini Significant Events 06/01/16 - 06/07/16
Cassini whipped around Saturn this Sunday, going 37,547 kilometers per hour relative to the planet at the closest point, and then shot by the huge moon Titan for the planned T-120 encounter on Tuesday. The spacecraft returned telemetry from a long train of science observations of Titan's surface, its atmosphere, and its magnetic and plasma environment.
06/08/2016Cloudy Days on Exoplanets May Hide Atmospheric Water
Scientists found that a group of hot Jupiters observed with Hubble may have about half their atmospheres blocked by clouds or haze.
06/08/2016NASA Showcases Technologies Available for Licensing at ‘TechBreakfast’
June 8, 2016 - NASA will showcase four demonstrations of its technologies now available for licensing at TechBreakfast, a monthly event in the Washington area, at 7:45 a.m. EDT Friday, June 10.
06/07/2016LISA Pathfinder Mission Paves Way for Space-based Detection of Gravitational Waves
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves.
06/06/2016NASA Awards Grants to Two Universities for STEM Education Programs
June 6, 2016 - NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected two minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $1 million to help strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
06/03/2016Cassini Significant Events 05/25/16 - 05/31/16
Cassini is orbiting Saturn with a period of 31.9 days in a plane inclined 36 degrees from the planet's equatorial plane. The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on May 25, using one of the 34-meter diameter Deep Space Network stations in Australia.
06/03/2016Microbes in Space: JPL Researcher Explores Tiny Life
A JPL microbiologist is studying fungi and bacteria as part of International Space Station research.
06/03/2016Cassini Significant Events 05/25/16 - 05/31/16
Cassini spent the week falling inbound along its orbit towards Saturn, while most of its activities were controlled by the onboard command sequence S94. On Earth, Sequence Implementation Process teams continued working on the S95 sequence, which will begin executing on June 26, the S96 sequence, which goes active on Sept. 8, and S97, which starts in November.
06/02/2016Five Things About Coral and CORAL
NASA's CORAL campaign will survey reef ecosystems from Hawaii to Australia. Here are a few fast facts about reefs and the way they're studied.
06/02/2016Fifty Years of Moon Dust: Surveyor 1 was a Pathfinder for Apollo
Surveyor 1 landed on the moon on June 2, 1966, marking America's first controlled touchdown on the lunar surface.
06/02/2016Secrets Revealed from Pluto's 'Twilight Zone'
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06/01/2016Pluto's Heart: Like a Cosmic 'Lava Lamp'
06/01/2016New Pluto and Planetary Stamps Wow at World Stamp Show
05/31/2016New NASA Instrument Brings Coasts and Coral into Focus
PRISM is advancing scientists' ability to study hard-to-see phenomena in coastal waters.
05/27/2016THAICOM 8 Mission in Photos
Falcon 9 successfully delivered THAICOM 8 to a Super Synchronous Transfer Orbit, with a high orbit of 91,000km, and the first stage landed on our Of Course I Still Love You droneship in the Atlantic.
05/27/2016New Horizons' Best Close-Up of Pluto's Surface
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05/27/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Crosses Jupiter/Sun Gravitational Boundary
Jupiter is now the most dominant gravitational force in the Juno spacecraft's universe.
05/27/2016Juno Spacecraft Crosses Jupiter/Sun Gravitational Boundary 
Jupiter is now the most dominant gravitational force in the Juno spacecraft’s universe.
05/27/2016Bigelow Aerospace Provides Updates on the Process to Expand Its BEAM on ISS
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05/26/2016NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap
Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.
05/25/2016NASA Response to Recent Paper on NEOWISE Asteroid Size Results
A paper posted Sunday by Nathan Myhrvold to ArXiv.org and described in an article by reporter Ken Chang in the May 23 New York Times discusses interpretations of data on asteroids from NASA's NEOWISE mission.
05/25/2016NASA’S OSIRIS-REx MISSION WILL HAVE A MAP FOR THAT
On Sept. 8, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is scheduled to launch for terra incognita: the unknown surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Like expeditions of old, OSIRIS-REx’s mission includes mapping the exotic terrain it...
05/24/2016NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly
Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.
05/24/2016PI BLOG: The Journey to Kennedy Space Center
The OSIRIS-REx project continues to progress seamlessly through the Assembly, Test, and Launch Operations (ATLO) phase. We are now done with the AT portion of this phase and have started LO. The test phase ended with the completion of the...
05/23/2016Blog: Behind the Lens at New Horizons' Pluto Flyby
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05/23/2016NASA Begins Launch Preparations for the First U.S. Asteroid Sampling Mission
NASA's first spacecraft designed to return a piece of an asteroid to Earth arrived Friday, May 20, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and has begun final preparations in advance of its September launch. The Origins,...
05/20/2016Pluto's 'Fretted' Terrain
05/20/2016Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth's Poles
Why is Antarctic sea ice cover increasing while Arctic sea ice is diminishing rapidly? A NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible.
05/18/2016First Stellar Occultations Shed Additional Light on Pluto's Atmosphere
05/18/2016New Horizons Collects First Science on a Post-Pluto Object
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05/17/2016Europa's Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance
A NASA modeling study suggests the necessary balance of chemical energy for life could exist in the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa, even without volcanic hydrothermal activity.
05/17/2016Kepler-223 System: Clues to Planetary Migration
A new study finds a solar system whose planets may resemble the ancient configuration of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
05/16/2016New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking
New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink due to a combination of natural and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.
05/11/2016Dragon Splashdown
Dragon successfully splashed down at 11:51 am PT in the Pacific Ocean, completing the Commercial Resupply Services 8 (CRS 8) mission which began with the liftoff of Falcon 9 and Dragon back on April 8th.
05/11/2016Second Cycle of Martian Seasons Completing for Curiosity Rover
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has completed its second Martian year since landing in 2012, recording environmental patterns through two full cycles of Martian seasons.
05/11/20162007 OR10: Largest Unnamed World in the Solar System
New results from NASA's Kepler/K2 mission reveal the largest unnamed body in our solar system and the third largest of the current roster of dwarf planets.
05/10/2016Kudos Continue for New Horizons Mission Accomplishments
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05/10/2016NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets -- the single largest finding of planets to date.
05/10/2016NASA-Mentored Teams Win Robotics Championship
Two teams mentored by NASA centers were in the winning alliance at the national FIRST Championship in St. Louis on April 30.
05/06/2016Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight
Scientists on NASA's Cassini mission were surprised to find that a small-scale surface change produces very visible effects on Saturn's active moon Enceladus.
05/06/2016Witness Juno's Arrival at Jupiter Live from JPL
Social media users may apply now for access to a two-day media event at JPL on July 3-4, 2016, culminating in the arrival of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter.
05/06/2016Icy Hydra
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05/06/2016Mission Status
As of May 6, 2016, Juno is approximately 450 million miles (724 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 40 minutes.
05/06/2016Witness Juno's Arrival at Jupiter Live from JPL
Social media users may apply now for access to a two-day media event at JPL on July 3-4, 2016, culminating in the arrival of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter.
05/05/2016JCSAT-14 Mission in Photos
On May 5, 2016, Falcon 9 launched the JCSAT-14 commercial communications satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit and landed the first-stage of the rocket on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
05/04/2016NASA Mars Rover Opportunity Climbs to High Point on Rim
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, continuing to drive while engineers tackle a flash-memory issue, has reached a crater-rim high point on "Cape Tribulation."
05/04/2016Hilltop Panorama Marks Mars Rover's 11th Anniversary
A panorama from one of the highest elevations that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached in its 11 years on Mars includes the U.S. flag at the summit.
05/04/2016Opportunity Rover Nears Mars Marathon Feat
In February 2015, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is approaching a cumulative driving distance on Mars equal to the length of a marathon race. This map shows the rover's position relative to where it could surpass that distance.
05/04/2016Rover Examining Odd Mars Rocks at Valley Overlook
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is investigating unusual rocks before reformatting the rover's memory and continued driving toward "Marathon Valley."
05/04/2016NASA Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover
After avoiding use of the rover's flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA's 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle's flash memory banks and resumed storing some data overnight for transmitting later.
05/04/2016NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Passes Marathon Distance
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Mars marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
05/04/2016Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting
The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting of that nonvolatile type of memory a week earlier.
05/04/2016Mars Test Rover Joins Runners at Finish Line
Runners at JPL cheer as a test model of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity does a ceremonial "crossing the finish line" after a relay marathon to celebrate the real rover surpassing the distance of a marathon race on Mars.
05/04/2016Rock Spire in 'Spirit of St. Louis Crater' on Mars
An elongated crater called "Spirit of St. Louis," with a rock spire in it, dominates a recent scene from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
05/04/2016Martian Reminder of a Pioneering Flight
Names related to the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic have been informally assigned to a crater NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is studying. This false-color view of the "Spirit of St. Louis Crater" and the "Lindbergh Mound" inside it comes from Opportunity's panoramic camera.
05/04/2016Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun
Next month, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth's perspective, and this celestial geometry will lead to diminished communications with spacecraft at Mars.
05/04/2016Opportunity Rover's 7th Mars Winter to Include New Study Area
NASA's Opportunity rover has resumed driving after Mars emerged from behind the sun. Plans call for the rover to examine sites in Marathon Valley during the upcoming winter.
05/04/2016Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover will soon drive to the southern side of a valley where a sunward tilt will help the solar-powered rover keep active through the Martian winter.
05/04/2016Mars Rover Opportunity Busy Through Depth of Winter
NASA's Opportunity rover, which landed on Mars 12 years ago this week, remained active through the shortest-sunshine days of the current Martian winter.
05/04/2016Rover Takes on Steepest Slope Ever Tried on Mars
NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity is driving to an alternative hillside target after a climb on the steepest slope ever tackled by any Mars rover. Opportunity could not quite get within reach of a target researchers hoped the rover could touch earlier this month.
05/04/2016Opportunity's Devilish View from on High
From its perch high on a ridge, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded this image of a Martian dust devil twisting through the valley below.
05/04/2016NASA to Announce Latest Kepler Discoveries During Media Teleconference
NASA will host a news teleconference Tuesday, May 10 to announce the latest discoveries made by its planet-hunting mission, the Kepler Space Telescope.
05/04/2016Study: Pluto's Interaction with the Solar Wind is Unique
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05/03/2016Found: Clues about Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars
Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests.
05/03/2016Blog: Planning for Pluto with GeoVis
05/02/2016Michael Watkins Named Next JPL Director
Michael M. Watkins has been appointed to lead JPL after current director Charles Elachi retires June 30.
05/02/2016New Elevation Map of Pluto's Sunken 'Heart'
04/28/2016Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths
How instruments called coronagraphs might help us ultimately find Earth-like worlds.
04/28/2016On the Road to Finding Other Earths
NASA is developing new technologies to help astronomers capture the shine of Earth-like worlds and ultimately look for evidence of life elsewhere in our galaxy.
04/27/2016Curiosity Mars Rover Crosses Rugged Plateau
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has nearly finished crossing a stretch of the most rugged and difficult-to-navigate terrain encountered during the mission's 44 months on Mars.
04/26/2016Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan
A new study finds that a large sea on Saturn's moon Titan is composed mostly of pure liquid methane, independently confirming an earlier result.
04/26/2016Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk
Astronomers used echoes of light to determine the distance from a star to the inner wall of its surrounding protoplanetary disk.
04/25/2016A Real-Life Bay Watch: NASA Helps Monitor LA Coastline
NASA satellites help the City of Los Angeles monitor Santa Monica Bay during wastewater treatment plant repairs.
04/22/2016Join NASA for a #24Seven Celebration of Earth Day
This Earth Day, join NASA in a behind-the-scenes look at all we do in Earth science -- and the people working to better understand our home planet, every minute of every day.
04/21/2016New Maps Chart Greenland Glaciers' Melting Risk
New maps of the seafloor around Greenland help scientists understand which glaciers are at increased risk for melting.
04/21/2016NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite
NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s
04/21/2016NASA Works to Improve Solar Electric Propulsion for Deep Space Exploration
NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. to design/develop an advanced electric propulsion system for deep space exploration missions like NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission.
04/21/2016Pluto's 'Halo' Craters
04/19/2016Lone Planetary-Mass Object Found in Family of Stars
Sitting all by itself in space, a newfound object may help answer mysteries about planets without parent stars.
04/19/2016New Ceres Images Show Bright Craters
Craters with bright material on dwarf planet Ceres shine in new images from NASA's Dawn mission.
04/14/2016Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system.
04/14/2016A Space Spider Watches Over Young Stars
A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS).
04/12/2016NASA Invests in Two-Dimensional Spacecraft, Reprogrammable Microorganisms
NASA has selected 13 proposals, including four from JPL, for a program that invests in transformative architectures through the development of pioneering technologies.
04/11/2016JPL Debuts 'A Ticket to Explore JPL'
JPL has a new approach to its annual public weekend. To ensure a safe, enjoyable experience, the event formerly called "Open House" will require tickets in 2016.
04/11/2016The Icy 'Spider' on Pluto
04/11/2016New Horizons Fills Gap in Space Environment Observations
04/08/2016CRS-8 Launch and Landing
On April 8, 2016, Falcon 9 launched Dragon on a cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA and, for the first time, landed the first-stage of the Falcon 9 back on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
04/08/2016Saturn Spacecraft Not Affected by Hypothetical Planet 9
Contrary to recent reports, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission managers and orbit determination experts at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
04/08/2016NASA Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth
New data on how water moves around Earth answer old questions about the planet's rotation.
04/07/2016Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds
NASA's K2 mission is on the hunt for planets floating alone without stars.
04/06/2016Vote for Us: NASA Receives Webby Nominations
NASA's principal website received its eighth Webby Award nomination for government website, and NASA's social media team has received its second nomination for social media presence.
04/05/2016Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft Delivers a Second Year of Data
NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft discovered 72 near-Earth objects out of 439 characterized in its first two years of operations.
04/05/2016Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago
The NASA spacecraft that was launched 15 years ago this week carried the name 2001 Mars Odyssey and the hopes for reviving a stymied program of exploring the Red Planet.
04/04/2016Opportunity's Devilish View from on High
From its perch high on a ridge, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded an image of a Martian dust devil twisting through the valley below.
04/04/2016New NASA Web Portal Shines Beacon on Rising Seas
Sea level rise is a global issue affecting millions. Now, a JPL-developed Web portal gives researchers, decision makers and the public alike a new resource to stay up to date.
04/04/2016PI BLOG: ENGINEERING AN IMPACT ON THE NEW FRONTIER
It was a chilly December morning; I was 10 years old and sitting on the cold, hard floor of my elementary school library … too enthralled and focused on a 20-inch television screen to realize how uncomfortable I was.  [...]...
04/01/2016NASA, Japan Make ASTER Earth Data Available At No Cost
Beginning today, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft since 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost.
03/31/2016Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3-D
03/25/2016Mission Status
As of March 25, 2016, Juno is approximately 410 million miles (659 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes. 
03/24/2016Pluto: On Frozen Pond
03/21/2016New Horizons Team Presents Latest Pluto Science Results at Planetary Conference
03/21/2016New Horizons Team Earns Prestigious Space Science, Engineering Honors
03/17/2016Research Papers in Science Reveal New Aspects of Pluto and Its Moons
03/10/2016What's Eating at Pluto?
03/07/2016Blog: The Polygons of Pluto
03/04/2016Methane Snow on Pluto's Peaks
02/29/2016Blog: Where's My Data? Keeping Track of New Horizons' Treasure of Information
02/25/2016The Frozen Canyons of Pluto's North Pole
02/24/2016PI BLOG: OSIRIS-REx PASSES EMI/EMC TESTING
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has completed the Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMI/EMC) system level test. This test has three objectives. The first objective is to test for Radiated Emissions, which are the...
02/19/2016Mission Status
As of Feb. 19, 2016, Juno is approximately 413 million miles (665 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes.
02/19/2016NASA Invites Public to Send Artwork to an Asteroid
NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S....
02/18/2016Pluto's 'Hulk-like' Moon Charon: A Possible Ancient Ocean?
02/12/2016Happy Valentine's Day from New Horizons!
02/11/2016Putting Pluto's Geology on the Map
02/04/2016Pluto's Mysterious, Floating Hills
02/04/2016Blog: Pluto Flyby, through the Eyes of an Early Career Scientist
02/04/2016NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Burns for Jupiter
NASA’s Juno spacecraft performs maneuver. Jupiter is five months away.
01/29/2016Winters Named New Horizons Project Manager
01/29/2016Pluto's Widespread Water Ice
01/29/2016Pluto's Blue Atmosphere in the Infrared
01/22/2016Voyager Mission Celebrates 30 Years Since Uranus
Looking back at the first and only encounter with this mysterious planet (so far).
01/21/2016PI BLOG: HOW REXIS MADE IT ON THE SPACECRAFT
OSIRIS-REx has achieved many major milestones over the past month. Of the more signification accomplishments is the installation of the Regolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer on the spacecraft. The instrument team has successfully installed...
01/19/2016The Voyage of a Lifetime: New Horizons Marks 10 Years Since Launch
01/14/2016Wright's Stuff
01/14/2016Pluto's Haze in Bands of Blue
01/13/2016NASA's Juno Spacecraft Breaks Solar Power Distance Record
NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant solar-powered emissary. The milestone occurred at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST, 19:00 UTC) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when Juno was about 493 million miles (793 million kilometers) from the sun. 
01/08/2016Mission Status
As of Jan. 8, 2016, Juno is approximately 457 million miles (735 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 41 minutes. 
01/07/2016'X' Marks a Curious Corner on Pluto's Icy Plains
01/07/2016Particles 'Go with the Flow' on Pluto's Surface
12/21/2015Background on Tonight's Launch
A lot about how things work in space is counter-intuitive, as all of our intuition is gained from daily experiences where the air is thick, gravity doesn't seem to change and movement is relatively slow.
12/11/2015ORBCOMM-2 MISSION UPDATE
SpaceX is currently aiming for a Monday, December 21st launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 11 satellites for
12/04/2015To Jupiter with JunoCam!
Scientists on NASA's Juno mission are preparing to receive some stunning images of Jupiter, and they need your help.
11/20/2015Mission Status
As of Nov. 20, 2015, Juno is approximately 522 million miles (841 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 47 minutes.
10/29/2015Voyager 1 Helps Solve Interstellar Medium Mystery
A study provides new insights about the magnetic field of the interstellar medium, using data from Voyager 1 and other spacecraft.
10/27/2015Hubble Maps Show Jupiter Changes and Prepare for Juno
New maps of Jupiter, produced using images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, provide a detailed window on the giant planet's dynamic features. 
06/25/2015The why and how of landing rockets
Some of you may have been following our recent attempts to vertically land the
05/06/2015Crew Dragon Completes Pad Abort Test
Just after 9am ET today, SpaceX completed the first key flight test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, a vehicle designed to carry astronauts to and from space.
05/04/20155 Things to Know About SpaceX’s Pad Abort Test
This year, SpaceX will execute some key flight tests of
04/05/2015MISSION STATUS
As of April 3, 2015, Juno is approximately 353 million miles (568 million kilometers) from Earth. 
02/13/2015'Pale Blue Dot' Images Turn 25
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft showed its love for the solar system, including Earth, with these images on Feb. 14, 2015.
01/08/2015MISSION STATUS
As of December 15, 1014, Juno is approximately 350 million miles (565 million kilometers) from Earth.
12/15/2014NASA Voyager: 'Tsunami Wave' Still Flies Through Interstellar Space
The "tsunami wave" that NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft began experiencing earlier this year is still propagating outward, according to new results.
11/07/2014MISSION STATUS
Juno spacecraft position and status info for as of November 5, 2014.
09/11/2014Mission status
As of September 8, 2014, Juno is approximately 416 million miles (670 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes. Juno has now travelled 1.42 billion miles (2.3 billion kilometers, or 15.28 AU) since launch. 
08/25/201425 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager
August 25, 1989: Neptune is in view. It is the middle of the night and everything is happening fast at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
07/23/2014NASA Voyager Statement About Solar Wind Models
NASA's Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone responds to an alternate model for the interaction between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium.
07/10/2014Mission Status
Did you know that Juno is spinning at a rate of 2 rotations per minute? As of June 30, 2014, Juno is approximately 370 million miles (596 million kilometers) from Earth.  
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05/05/2014JUNO MISSION STATUS
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03/18/2014JUNO POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of March 17, 2014
02/14/2014JUNO POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Feb. 14, 2014
01/10/2014JUNO POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Jan. 10, 2014
12/10/2013Juno Gives Starship-Like View of Earth Flyby 
Results from Juno's October Earth flyby, shared today at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, include a unique approach movie and a message sent by amateur radio operators.
12/06/2013JUNO POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Dec. 6, 2013
11/06/2013Juno POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Nov. 4, 2013
10/22/2013NASA'S Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space
- Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres had been found only in gas form.
10/16/2013Juno POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Oct. 17, 2013
09/15/2013Juno POSITION & STATUS
Position and status info for Juno as of Sept. 16, 2013
08/29/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of Aug. 30, 2013
08/11/2013Juno is Halfway to Jupiter
The Juno spacecraft has reached the halfway mark on its journey to Jupiter.
08/07/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of Aug. 8, 2013
06/20/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of June 21, 2013
06/06/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of June 7, 2013
05/23/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of May 24, 2013
05/09/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of May 10, 2013
04/25/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of April 26, 2013
04/11/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of April 12, 2013
03/29/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of March 29, 2013
03/18/2013Juno Position & Status
Position and status info for Juno as of March 18, 2013
09/16/2012Juno's Two Deep Space Maneuvers Are 'Back-To-Back Home Runs'
NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully executed a second Deep Space Maneuver, called DSM-2 last Friday, Sept. 14.
08/29/2012NASA's Jupiter-Bound Juno Changes Its Orbit
Earlier today, navigators and mission controllers for NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter watched their computer screens as their spacecraft successfully performed its first deep-space maneuver.
05/09/2012NASA's JUNO Spacecraft Images Big Dipper
En route to Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has snapped a quick photo of a familiar sight in the nighttime sky--the Big Dipper.
03/02/2012Kepler Releases New Catalog of Planet Candidates
- Since science operations began in May 2009, the Kepler team has released two catalogs of transiting planet candidates.
03/02/2012Engineers Tuck NuSTAR in its Nose Cone
> NuSTAR is being encapsulated in its rocket nose cone, or fairing, which will protect it during launch, scheduled for no earlier than March 21.
03/02/2012Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in Hubble Image
Astronomers observed what appeared to be a clump of dark matter left behind during a bizarre wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The dark matter collected... (
03/02/2012André Kuipers to speak with Chancellor Merkel from space
   ESA astronaut André Kuipers will speak live on 5 March from the International Space Station with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at CeBIT, the world's largest digital trade show. Students from the YouTube Space Lab science competition will be invited to ask questions.
03/02/2012ATV launch delayed
   PR 7 2012 - A routine inspection has concluded that additional measures are required to ensure the maximum readiness of the third Automated Transfer Vehicle for launch. It has therefore been decided to postpone the launch previously scheduled for 9 March.
03/02/2012Dark Matter Core Defies Explanation in NASA Hubble Image
- Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Telescope have observed what appears to be a clump of dark matter left behind from a wreck between massive clusters of galaxies.
03/02/2012NASA Invites Public To Event Honoring Women's History Month
- The "Women, Aerospace and Innovation" program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST on March 8 at the George Washington University's Jack Morton Auditorium and Marvin Center at 805 21st St. NW in Washington.
03/02/2012Community College Scholars Selected to Design Rovers
> Community college students team up with NASA for a chance to design robotic rovers through the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
03/02/2012Cassini Detects Hint of Fresh Air at Dione
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft has "sniffed" molecular oxygen ions around Saturn's icy moon Dione, confirming the presence of a tenuous atmosphere.
03/02/2012Community College Scholars Selected to Design Robotic Rovers
- Community college students will have the chance to design robotic rovers in cooperation with NASA. Ninety-two students from schools in 24 states have been selected to travel to a NASA center to develop rovers through the National Community College Aerospace Scholars program.
03/02/2012Public Invited to Free Lecture at NASA Goddard: NASA Science at the Poles
- The public is invited to a free talk to called "Penguins, Polar Bears, and Laser Beams from Space: NASA Science at the Poles," by NASA scientist Dr. Tom Neumann.
03/01/2012Renewal Open
03/01/2012ARD PR brochure "Sora to Sora" No.45 was added.
03/01/2012NASA Ames Gets Social with Yelpers
- In the spirit of NASA's successful series of Tweetups, Ames will host up to 80 users of Yelp, the review-based social network on March 8 and 16, 2012.
03/01/2012NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Earth Science Research
- NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
03/01/2012International Space Station Heads of Agencies Joint Statement
- The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on March 1, 2012, to review the scientific, technological, and social benefits being produced through their collaboration, and to discuss plans for further broadening these benefits by continuing to advance the human exploration of space.
03/01/2012NASA Finds Sea Ice Decline Driving Rise in Arctic Air Pollutants
- Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of toxic mercury in the Arctic, according to a new NASA-led study.
03/01/2012NASA Continues Orion Parachute Testing for Orbital Test Flight
- On Feb. 29, NASA successfully conducted another drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test in 2014.
03/01/2012Student Teams to Conduct Microgravity Experiments at Glenn Research Center
- NASA-selected student teams will test their science experiments in the 2.2-second drop tower at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland from March 15-20. While in free fall, the students' experiments will experience microgravity conditions similar to those on the International Space Station.
03/01/2012NASA Awards Cooperative Agreement for Earth Science Research
- NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
03/01/2012NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants
> A NASA-led study finds Arctic sea ice loss may be intensifying release of bromine into the atmosphere, depleting ground-level ozone and depositing toxic mercury in the Arctic.
03/01/2012Big science teams up with big business to kick�start European cloud computing
   European companies and research organisations have created a partnership to turn a wealth of data from various Earth sciences into useful and easily accessible information. The initiative is being tested using ESA’s earthquake and volcano research.
02/29/2012NASA Looks for International Student Educational Interest
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02/29/2012Ames Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Pioneer 10
- Launched on March 2, 1972, Pioneer 10 was the first spacecraft to travel through the asteroid belt, and the first spacecraft to obtain close-up images of Jupiter.
02/29/2012Ames Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Pioneer 10
- NASA Ames celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Pioneer 10
02/29/2012Fledgling stars flicker in the heart of Orion
   Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel and NASA’s Spitzer space telescopes have detected surprisingly rapid changes in the brightness of embryonic stars within the well-known Orion Nebula.
02/29/2012ATV-3 set to provide ESA’s annual service to Space Station
   PR 5 2012 - ESA’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Edoardo Amaldi, is ready for launch on an Ariane 5 to the International Space Station on 9 March from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
02/29/2012Young Stars Flicker Amidst Clouds of Gas and Dust
> Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
02/29/2012Camera on NASA Mars Odyssey Tops Decade of Discovery
> NASA's Mars Odyssey, the longest-working spacecraft ever sent to Mars, has now been sending home images for 10 years.
02/29/2012NASA Awards Administrative, Media, Professional Services Contract
- NASA today announced the selection of GenTech Partners Joint Venture, of Hampton, Va., to provide Langley Research Center's administrative, media and professional services (LAMPS).
02/29/2012NASA Seeking University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
- University faculty and students are invited to join a weeklong workshop June 16-21 to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment to space. Registration is open through May 1.
02/29/2012Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Turns On, Tunes In, and Drops Panoramic Postcard to Earth
02/28/2012‘A Vision of Discovery’ Educator Workshop: March 10
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02/28/2012APL Hosts 'Girl Power: Reach for the Sky'
02/28/2012New NASA Space Weather App for Android
- NASA has developed a space weather app for Android users that provided access to some of the cutting-edge technology that our scientists use to track space weather.
02/28/2012Proposed Mars Mission Has New Name
> Proposed Discovery mission concept by JPL to investigate the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets by studying the deep interior of Mars now has a new name, InSight.
02/28/2012André’s PromISSe mission extended on Space Station
   ESA astronaut André Kuipers will stay on the International Space Station for more than a month longer than originally planned. In addition to his normal routine he will spend some of the extra time conducting scientific experiments.
02/28/2012Asteroid 2011 AG5 - A Reality Check
> Asteroid 2011 AG5 has been receiving a lot of attention lately because of a very unlikely scenario which would place it on an Earth-interception course 28 years from now.
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02/27/2012NASA Lunar Scientists Shed Light on Moon's Impact History
- A team of researchers from the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., have discovered that debris that caused a "lunar cataclysm" on the moon 4 billion years ago struck it at much higher speeds than those that made the most ancient craters. The scientists found evidence supporting this scenario by examining the history of crater formation on the moon.
02/27/2012NASA Official Announces Chair of New Mars Program Planning Group
- NASA' s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars Exploration Program.
02/27/2012NASA EXTENDS AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
- NASA has awarded a three-month extension with two three-month options, for a total of nine months, on a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support.
02/27/2012NASA Glenn Event to Celebrate John Glenn's Legacy on March 2
- NASA's Glenn Research Center will host an event on March 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's orbital flight, the first by an American.
02/27/2012Space Station Sighting Opportunities Available in Bay Area
- Weather permitting, San Francisco Bay Area residents will have two good opportunities to see the International Space Station as it passes overhead at approximately 7:32 p.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 28, and again at 7:17 p.m., Thursday, March 1.
02/24/2012NASA Announces Time Change For Shuttle Tile Presentation To School
- The time for a Feb. 27 appearance by former space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education, at Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview in Washington, has changed. Melvin will present a space shuttle tile to the school and speak to students at 10 a.m.
02/24/2012NASA Co-Hosts Minority Males In STEM Symposium
- NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM Symposium on Feb. 28.
02/24/2012ESA’s blogging astronauts on the road to space
   ESA’s astronauts-in-training have a busy schedule. From their base at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, they are travelling all over the world to learn the skills required to fly in space, blogging as they go.
02/24/2012A new generation of meteorological satellites
   Europe’s next fleet of meteorological satellites is set to debut in 2017, following today’s signing of the development contract. While Meteosat Third Generation will ensure full continuity with the current Meteosat satellite family, it will also introduce significant improvements.
02/23/2012Shedding light on the ultra-relativistic electron-positron wind of the Crab Pulsar
02/23/2012The GOSAT Workshop 2012 - Towards GOSAT-2 mission
02/23/2012Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Land in Bay Area
- NASA and partners will host the third annual Next-Generation Suborbital Researchers Conference in Palo Alto, Calif., Feb. 27-29.
02/23/2012NASA Pinning Down Where 'Here' is Better Than Ever
> NASA is helping lead a global effort to upgrade systems used to determine a terrestrial reference frame for Earth and improve the accuracy of Earth observations from space.
02/23/2012Malta signs Cooperation Agreement
   Malta signed a Cooperation Agreement with ESA on 20 February 2012. The objective of this agreement is to allow Malta and ESA to create the framework for more-intensive cooperation in ESA projects in the future.
02/23/2012The Many Moods of Titan
> Recent data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a shifting, Earth-like environment at Saturn's moon Titan.
02/23/2012NASA Announces Winners of 2011 George M. Low Award for Quality
- NASA has presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service.
02/23/2012D.C. SCHOOL TO RECEIVE NASA SPACE SHUTTLE TILE DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT MONDAY
- Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27.
02/22/2012"D-SEND" brochure was added
02/22/2012NASA Astronauts Bring Wonder of Station to the Bay Area
- Media are invited to attend NASA’s “Destination: Station� events with new multimedia exhibit showcasing accomplishments aboard the space station.
02/22/2012NASA Awards Engineering Support Services Contract
- NASA announced the selection of Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc. of Hampton to provide engineering services to support research and technology development for the Langley Research Center
02/22/2012NASA's Spitzer Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space
> Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space.
02/22/2012Laser radar illuminates the way to deep space
   This car was not snapped with a camera but scanned by a 3D imaging lidar, the laser equivalent of radar. ESA is developing the sensor as a navigation aid for exploring deep space.
02/22/2012Regional winners named in student Space Lab competition
   European students are among the regional winners in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. The ultimate winners will have their experiment performed on the International Space Station, live-streamed to a global audience.
02/21/2012NASA Satellite Finds Earth's Clouds are Getting Lower
> A new university study using data from NASA's Terra spacecraft finds Earth's clouds got about one percent lower on average during the first decade of the 2000s.
02/21/2012NASA's Hubble Reveals a New Class of Extrasolar Planet
Observations of the extrasolar planet GJ1214b by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have come up with a new class of planet, a waterworld enshrouded... (
02/21/2012Space solutions for the Arctic
   Policy, solutions and funding for new initiatives: ESA is joining forces at two events with decision-makers, universities, industry and users to map how space services can contribute to emerging challenges in the Arctic. At the forefront are climate change, transport safety and security, and sustainable exploitation.
02/21/2012NASA Administrator Announces Senior Leadership Changes
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday changes to his senior leadership team. Associate Administrator Chris Scolese was named director of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Robert Lightfoot, director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will serve as acting associate administrator.
02/21/2012NASA Contract Modification For Engineering And Support Services
- NASA has signed its final contract option with InfoPro Corp. in Huntsville to continue engineering technicians and trades support services for the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center.
02/21/2012NASA's Chandra Finds Fastest Wind from Stellar-Mass Black Hole
- Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have clocked the fastest wind yet discovered blowing off a disk around a stellar-mass black hole.
02/20/2012NASA Spacecraft Reveals Recent Geological Activity on the Moon
- New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show the moon's crust is being stretched, forming minute valleys in a few small areas on the lunar surface.
02/20/2012Black Engineers Honor APL's Danielle Hilliard for Community Service
02/20/2012SpaceTweetup to highlight ATV mission
   ESA and the French space agency, CNES, are inviting 60 Twitter followers to a joint European SpaceTweetup in Toulouse, France, for the docking of ATV
02/17/201251 Teachers to be 'Agents of Change' for NASA STEM Education
- Fifty-one teachers around the U.S. have been awarded an Endeavor Fellowship with NASA.
02/17/2012NASA Chief Technologist to Visit Dayton's CRG Wednesday
- NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. EST
02/17/2012NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light
> A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests.
02/17/2012NuSTAR Mated to its Rocket
> Mating of NASA's NuSTAR observatory to its Pegasus rocket is underway.
02/17/2012New Jersey Education Consortium Hosts Live Chat with Space Station Astronauts
- Students and educators from Sussex County, N.J., will gather at Newton High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to further their space studies by speaking live with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station.
02/17/2012Swarm constellation heads north
   The three satellites that make up ESA’s Swarm magnetic field mission were presented to the media today. Following a demanding testing programme, the satellites were displayed in the cleanroom before they are shipped to Russia for their July launch.
02/17/2012NASA's Hubble Spots a Relic from a Shredded Galaxy
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope may have found evidence for a cluster of young, blue stars encircling HLX-1, one of the first intermediate-mass... (
02/17/2012NASA Chief Technologist to Visit Dayton's CRG Wednesday
- NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. EST
02/16/2012NASA Awards Goddard Institute for Space Studies Contract
- NASA has awarded a contract to Trinnovim, LLC, of Arlington, Va., for specialized scientific support services to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), N.Y.
02/16/2012NASA Ames Research Center Helps Propel Project Mercury to Success
- As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of American orbital flight this month on Feb. 20, 2012, it's important to remember that NASA Ames Research Center played a key role in NASA's first major human spaceflight mission.
02/16/2012Fifth ATV named after Georges Lemaître
   PR 4 2012 - ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATVs) are an essential contribution by Europe to running the International Space Station. Naming the fifth after Belgian scientist Georges Lemaître continues the tradition of drawing on great European visionaries to reflect Europe’s deep roots in science, technology and culture.
02/16/2012NASA Aeronautics Is Focus of Research And Technology Roundtable
- NASA officials will meet with aeronautics industry, academia and government leaders Feb. 21-22 for the second in a series of roundtable discussions about future directions for aeronautics research and technology.
02/16/2012NASA Events and Future Forum Mark 50 Years of Americans in Orbit
- Feb. 20 marks the 50th anniversary of the day in 1962 when U.S. Sen. John Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital. In the next two weeks, NASA Television will broadcast a series of live events and special programming to commemorate 50 years of Americans in orbit, including the premiere of a new documentary and special interactive online features.
02/15/2012Astronomers Watch Delayed Broadcast of a Powerful Stellar Eruption
Astronomers are watching a delayed broadcast of a spectacular outburst from the unstable, behemoth double-star system Eta Carinae, an event initially... (
02/15/2012NASA to Deliver Commercial Research Equipment to Station
- NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue
02/15/2012NASA Completes Publication of Boris Chertok's Rockets and People Memoir Series
- NASA's History Program Office has released the fourth volume of the English translation of Russian space pioneer Boris Chertok's highly acclaimed memoirs, Rockets and People: The Moon Race.
02/14/2012NASA-Supported 'The Cheesy Poofs' Robotics Team Honored by White House
- As part of the 2011 FIRST World Championship, each winning team would be invited to send a representative to the second annual White House Science Fair in the East Wing of the White House.
02/14/2012JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward
> NASA selects 33 small satellites - including two from JPL in partnership with Caltech - to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.
02/14/2012NASA Aircraft to Trek Globe in 2012 for Earth Studies
> With missions scheduled throughout the year, 2012 is shaping up to be an extraordinary time for NASA's Airborne Science Program and JPL Earth system science research.
02/14/2012NASA Announces Third Round Of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates
- NASA has selected 33 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.
02/14/2012Teachers Fly Experiments on NASA Reduced Gravity Flights
- More than 70 teachers had an opportunity to experience what it feels like to float in space as they participated in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston last week.
02/14/2012NASA Awards Huntsville Operations Support Center Services Contract
- NASA has selected COLSA Corp. of Huntsville, Ala., for its Huntsville Operations Support Center (HOSC) contract.
02/14/2012SLS Advanced Booster Risk Reduction Solutions
- NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has issued a NASA Research Announcement for the Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Booster risk-reduction effort.
02/14/2012Landsat Infrared Sensor Arrives at Orbital
- A new NASA satellite instrument that makes a quantum leap forward in detector technology has arrived at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert, Ariz.
02/14/2012NASA Invites Elementary Children and Families to Free Day of Engineering
- In honor of engineering week, February's Sunday Experiment will focus on light and optics.
02/13/2012The Forefront of Space Science: The Challenge for Ultra-Small Satellites : Aiming at Great Innovation in Space Science
02/13/2012ESA’s new Vega launcher scores success on maiden flight
   PR 3 2012 - Vega, ESA’s new launch vehicle, is ready to operate alongside the Ariane 5 and Soyuz launchers after a successful qualification flight this morning from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
02/13/2012Media Opportunity During NASA Administrator Visit to Goddard
- Following the Fiscal Year 2013 budget announcement for the U.S. space agency, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
02/13/2012NASA Reaches Higher With Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
- NASA announced a $17.7 billion budget request for FY2013 supporting an space exploration that will expand America's reach into the solar system.
02/13/2012NASA Reaches Higher With Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request
- NASA announced Monday a $17.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2013 supporting an ambitious program of space exploration that will build on new technologies and proven capabilities to expand America's reach into the solar system.
02/13/2012Planck All-Sky Images Show Cold Gas and Strange Haze
> New images from the Planck mission show previously undiscovered islands of star formation and a mysterious haze of microwave emissions in our Milky Way galaxy.
02/13/2012Advanced Communications Testbed for Space Station
> An orbiting laboratory will soon provide new and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate.
02/10/2012Station Astronauts Capture Stunning Views of U.S., Canada, Northern Lights
- Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently filmed spectacular night imagery from space of the United States.
02/10/2012New Horizons on Approach: 22 AU Down, Just 10 to Go
> Few spacecraft travel 10 astronomical units during their entire mission. But with New Horizons already logging more than twice that distance on its way to Pluto, coming to within 10 AU of its main target is akin to entering the home stretch. +
02/10/2012NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk Feb. 16
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02/10/2012NASA Hosts Events to Celebrate 50 Years of Americans in Orbit
- In celebration of 50 years of Americans in orbit, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host several events Feb. 17 and 18.
02/10/2012NASA Seeks Game Changing Technology Payloads for Suborbital Research Flights
- NASA is seeking proposals for small technology payloads that could fly on future NASA-sponsored suborbital flights.
02/10/2012Kepler Mission Manager Update
- The Kepler team announced the discovery of 11 new planetary systems with 26 more planets and found two new circumbinary planets.
02/09/2012Hitoshi Kuninaka recognized as AIAA Fellow
02/09/2012JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, December 2011
02/09/2012Next NASA Future Forum with John Glenn at Ohio State Feb. 20-21
- NASA Leaders and Sen. John Glenn will discuss NASA's past, present and future during a NASA Future Forum at Ohio State Feb. 20-21.
02/09/2012South Carolina Students to Speak Live with Space Station Astronauts Wednesday
- Students at Crayton Middle School in Columbia, S.C., will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
02/09/2012Spacecraft Computer Issue Resolved
> Engineers have found the root cause of a computer reset that occurred two months ago on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory and have determined how to correct it.
02/09/20123-D Map Study Shows Before-After of 2010 Mexico Quake
> A new partially NASA-supported study of the April 2010 major quake near the California-Mexico border gives the most comprehensive before-and-after picture yet of a quake zone.
02/09/2012Rockot to launch two Sentinel satellites
   ESA and Eurockot today signed contracts for launching two ESA satellites: Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-3A will fly in 2013 on Rockot vehicles from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia for Europe’s GMES programme.
02/08/2012Video: JAXA's Seasonal Report October to December 2011
02/08/2012SpaceX to Launch AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 in 2014
02/08/2012Spaceborne Precipitation Radar Ships from Japan to U.S.
- Construction of a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes, is complete; it will be shipped from Japan to Goddard.
02/08/2012NASA Ames Hosts Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Announcements
- Ames will host a news briefing with Director Pete Worden at 12:30 p.m. PST on Feb. 13, to discuss the impact of NASA's fiscal year 2013 budget on Ames.
02/08/2012Europe’s ATV space ferry set for launch to Space Station
   Fuel, water, oxygen, air and most of the dry cargo have been loaded into ESA's third Automated Transfer Vehicle,
02/08/2012New Views Show Old NASA Mars Landers
> New color images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show the agency's 2008 Phoenix Mars Lander and the lander that carried its rover Spirit to Mars in 2004.
02/08/2012NASA Mission Takes Stock of Earth's Melting Land Ice
> A new comprehensive University of Colorado-led study used gravity data from NASA's Grace mission to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to global sea level.
02/08/2012NASA Officials to Discuss Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2013 budget at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 13.
02/08/2012NASA Seeks Proposals for Green Propellant Technology Demonstrations
- NASA is seeking technology demonstration proposals for green propellant alternatives to the highly toxic fuel hydrazine
02/08/2012NASA Mission Takes Stock of Earth's Melting Land Ice
- In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.
02/08/2012NASA's Chandra Finds Milky Way's Black Hole Grazing on Asteroids
- The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be vaporizing and devouring asteroids.
02/07/2012Keiji Tachikawa JAXA?s Goal: Space Development that Meets Citizen Expectat
02/07/2012TRMM Latent Heat Products have been released
02/07/2012Astronaut, Former Kepler Team Member Remembered
- NASA astronaut and former Kepler science office director Janice Voss passed away Feb. 6, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.
02/07/2012Astronauts seen and heard: satcoms for the Space Station
   Seeing ESA astronaut André Kuipers on the International Space Station is a regular occurrence these days. You turn on your TV or check Twitter and there he is. Since there are no cables trailing from the Station to Earth, just how does this happen?
02/07/2012NASA Officials Participate in 2nd Annual White House Science Fair
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior agency officials joined President Obama at the second annual White House Science Fair today.
02/07/2012Mars-Bound NASA Rover Carries Coin for Camera Checkup
> At least one object in photos NASA's Curiosity rover will transmit from Mars later this year will look familiar to all Americans: a Lincoln penny sent as a camera reference.
02/07/2012NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer in Standby Mode
> NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was placed in standby mode today as engineers prepare to end mission operations, nearly nine years after the telescope's launch.
02/07/2012NASA Spinoff 2011 Unveils Benefits of NASA Technologies on Earth
- NASA's Spinoff 2011 publication, now available online, reveals how the space agency's ingenuity and partnerships have saved thousands of lives, generated billions of dollars, and created thousands of American jobs
02/07/2012NASA Calls for New Commercial Crew Proposals
- As part of NASA's ongoing efforts to foster development of a U.S. commercial crew space transportation capability to and from low Earth orbit and the International Space Station, NASA has issued a call for industry to submit proposals for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Initiative.
02/07/2012Jacob Bleacher Gives Free Talk at Library of Congress: "NASA’s Desert RATS"
- NASA scientist Jacob Bleacher will discuss “NASA’s Desert RATS� at 11:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Washington, DC.
02/06/2012NASA Awards Software Assurance Tools Group Support Contract
- NASA has selected Galaxy Global Corporation of Fairmont, W. Va., to provide support to the NASA Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Software Assurance Tools (SWAT) Group at the NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont.
02/06/2012Augmented reality promises astronauts instant medical knowhow
   A new augmented reality unit developed by ESA can provide just-in-time medical expertise to astronauts. All they need to do is put on a head-mounted display for 3D guidance in diagnosing problems or even performing surgery.
02/06/2012ESA's Mars Express radar gives strong evidence for former Mars ocean
   ESA's Mars Express has returned strong evidence for an ocean once covering part of Mars. Using radar, it has detected sediments reminiscent of an ocean floor within the boundaries of previously identified, ancient shorelines on Mars.
02/06/2012Astronaut Don Pettit Shares Passion for Science from Space
- NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans around the world.
02/06/2012New NASA Solar Exhibit at Maryland Science Center
- A new interactive NASA art exhibit opens February 9 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore that will showcase stunning images of the sun.
02/03/2012Reading the Dust from Asteroid Itokawa First Analysis of the HAYABUSA Sample
02/03/2012Mars Express reveals wind-blown deposits on Mars
   New images from ESA’s Mars Express show the Syrtis Major region on Mars. Once thought to be a sea of water, the region is now known to be a volcanic province dating back billions of years.
02/03/2012NASA Receives Second Highest Number Of Astronaut Applications
- More than 6,300 individuals applied to become a NASA astronaut between Nov. 15, 2011 and Jan. 27, the second highest number of applications ever received by the agency.
02/03/2012Vega set for its inaugural flight
   PR 2 2012 - On 13 February, the European Space Agency will perform the first qualification flight of its brand new Vega launch vehicle.
02/02/2012NASA Seeks Proposals for Small Satellite Demonstrations
- NASA is seeking proposals for flight demonstrations of small satellite technologies to increase the capabilities and range of uses for this category of spacecraft.
02/02/2012Eight more Galileo navsats agreed
   ESA today signed a contract to build a further eight Galileo satellites, alongside other agreements to modify Europe’s Ariane 5 launcher to carry four navigation satellites at a time.
02/02/2012Public Invited to Free Lecture at NASA Goddard: The Dark Universe
- Join us in exploring what observations required astronomers to completely re-think the make-up of the universe. What's next for our view of the universe? It's getting darker all the time.
02/02/2012NASA Administrator Leads Action Session of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will lead a discussion with business leaders and higher education professionals at a Listening and Action Session of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. PST on Friday, Feb. 3, in Seattle.
02/02/2012NASA's Juno Spacecraft Refines its Path to Jupiter
> NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver.
02/02/2012NASA Seeks Proposals For Edison Small Satellite Demonstrations
- NASA is seeking proposals for flight demonstrations of small satellite technologies with the goal of increasing the technical capabilities and range of uses for this emerging category of spacecraft.
02/02/2012Colbert Advocates NASA Space Station Research
- Stephen Colbert, host of the nightly 'The Colbert Report,' said in a new NASA public service announcement released today that he's always been a huge fan of space.
02/02/2012NASA to Host Media Telecon on Space Station Status
- NASA will host a media telecon at 2 p.m. CST today to discuss the status of the International Space Station and the progress toward an updated launch schedule, including international partner and commercial space vehicles.
02/02/2012Hubble Zooms in on a Magnified Galaxy
A team of astronomers aimed Hubble at one of the most striking examples of gravitational lensing, a nearly 90-degree arc of light in the galaxy cluster RCS2 032727-132623. (
02/02/2012NASA's Juno Spacecraft Refines Its Path to Jupiter
NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver.
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02/01/2012Call for Media: briefing on new results from ESA Planck mission
   Media representatives are invited to a briefing on new observations of the Milky Way and other galaxies by ESA's Planck mission.
02/01/2012Applied Physics Lab Named One of Baltimore's 'Best Places to Work'
02/01/2012New Horizons Aims to Put Its Stamp on History
> New Horizons will make history when it explores the Pluto system in July 2015. Plans for the flight past Pluto and its moons are well under way – and now, so is an effort to petition the U.S. Postal Service to commemorate the mission's achievements on a stamp. +
02/01/2012NASA Glenn To Host Tweetup Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of First American To Orbit Earth
- NASA's Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland will host a special event on March 2 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's first orbital flight by an American.
02/01/2012NASA Receives Final NRC Report On Space Technology Roadmaps
- NASA has received the National Research Council (NRC) report "NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities," which provides the agency with findings and recommendations on where best to invest in technologies needed to enable NASA's future missions in space.
02/01/2012NASA Spacecraft Returns First Video from Far Side Of The Moon
- A camera aboard one of NASA's twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has returned its first unique view of the far side of the moon.
02/01/2012NASA Mission Returns First Video From Moon's Far Side
> A camera aboard one of NASA's twin Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) lunar spacecraft has returned its first unique view of the far side of the moon.
02/01/2012SpaceX Test Fires Advanced New Engine
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01/31/2012NASA Announces Awards for Space Frontier Business Plan Competition
- NASA is continuing its support for the Space Frontier Foundation’s annual Business Plan Competition by funding this year’s awards totaling $110,000.
01/31/2012NASA Spacecraft Reveals New Observations of Interstellar Matter
- NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has captured the best and most complete glimpse yet of what lies beyond the solar system.
01/31/2012NASA, University Of Maryland Invite Public To Astronauts' Discussion Of Recent International Space Station Missions
- NASA and the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering invite the public to a discussion with three astronauts from recent International Space Station expedition missions at 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Hoff Theater inside the Adele H. Stamp Student Union.
01/31/2012Legendary Astronaut Shannon Lucid Retires From NASA
- Shannon Lucid, a member of NASA's first astronaut class to include women, has retired after more than three decades of service to the agency.
01/31/2012NASA Releases Sector 33 Air Traffic Control Educational Game APP
- NASA has released a new educational game with an air traffic control theme for Apple iPhone and iPad devices.
01/31/2012Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Celebrates 8 and Keeps on Rockin' into Year 9
01/30/2012JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
> JPL will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
01/30/2012NASA Releases First Multi-Player Facebook Game
- NASA has launched its first multi-player online game to test players' knowledge of the space program.
01/30/2012Goddard Center Director Announces NASA Departure
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director Robert Strain announced he will leave the agency on March 4, 2012, to take a position in private industry.
01/30/2012NASA Scientists Awarded Distinctions as 2012 AGU Elected Fellows
- NASA scientists figure prominently in the distinguished group honored as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2012.
01/27/2012NASA To Host Disaster Resiliency Panel
- NASA Research Park (NRP) will host a Disaster Resiliency Panel discussion 7 – 9 p.m. PST Tuesday Jan. 31, 2011. Media are invited.
01/27/2012Space Telescope Science Institute Awarded for Being a "Best Place to Work" in Baltimore
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01/27/2012Voyage to the most isolated base on Earth
   Alexander Kumar, the next ESA-sponsored crewmember to stay in Concordia, has arrived safely at the research base in Antarctica. The voyage to one of the remotest places on Earth takes even longer than the voyage to the International Space Station.
01/27/2012First Vega rocket assembled on launch pad
   ESA’s new Vega rocket is now fully assembled on its launch pad. Final preparations are in full swing for the rocket’s inaugural flight from Europe’s Spaceport. The launch window opens on 9 February.
01/27/2012New Horizons Works through Winter Wakeup
> New Horizons might be more than two billion miles from home, but the spacecraft spent most of January at the fingertips of its operators. After a busy month of housekeeping and maintenance activities, the team is ready to put its spacecraft back into hibernation. +
01/27/2012Astronaut Jerry Ross, First Seven-Time Flier, Retires
- Jerry Ross, the first person to launch into space seven times, has retired from NASA. In a career that spanned more than three decades, Ross spent almost 1,400 hours in space and conducted nine spacewalks to rank third on the list of most extravehicular activity time in space.
01/27/2012Texas Students to Speak Live With Space Station Crew
- Fifth- through eighth-grade students at Asa Low Intermediate School in Mansfield, Texas, will speak with NASA’s Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 11:50 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
01/27/2012NASA Study Solves Case of Earth's 'Missing Energy'
> Inconsistencies between satellite observations of Earth's heat and measurements of ocean heating led NASA scientists to reexamine the data to solve the puzzle.
01/27/2012Mars-Bound Instrument Detects Solar Burst's Effects
> This week's solar storm is giving a NASA Mars-bound spacecraft a chance to gauge how such events would affect radiation exposure of future astronauts flying to Mars.
01/27/2012NuSTAR Spacecraft Arrives in California
> NASA's NuSTAR mission has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California, where it will be mated to its Pegasus rocket.
01/26/2012Kepler Announces 11 Systems Hosting 26 Planets
- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets.
01/26/2012NASA Hosts Briefing on New Observations of Interstellar Matter
- NASA will host a Science Update at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, to discuss new analysis from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft of material from outside our solar system and the interstellar boundary region that surrounds our home in space.
01/26/2012NASA Deputy Administrator Visits Aurora Flight Sciences Highlights Importance Of Technology In An American Economy Built To Last
- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will visit Aurora Flight Sciences in Manassas, Va., on Jan. 27 to highlight how government can partner with small business to help create the jobs of the future through investment in science and technology.
01/26/2012NASA's Kepler Announces 11 Planetary Systems Hosting 26 Planets
- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems hosting 26 confirmed planets. These discoveries nearly double the number of verified planets and triple the number of stars known to have more than one planet that transits, or passes in front of, the star.
01/26/2012NASA Awards Safety And Mission Assurance Contract Extension
- NASA has exercised two six-month options to the agency's Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services Contract with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of San Diego for the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The options are worth $32.9 million.
01/26/2012NASA's Kepler Announces 11 New Planetary Systems
> NASA's Kepler mission has discovered 11 new planetary systems with a combined total of 26 planets. The mission has discovered more than 60 planets and thousands of candidates.
01/25/20121st International Announcement of Opportunity for HAYABUSA Sample Investigation
01/25/2012Educators Selected to Fly on NASA's SOFIA Airborne Observatory
- Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013.
01/25/2012Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases Annual Report
- The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, has released its 2011 annual report. The ASAP holds quarterly fact-finding and public meetings and visits NASA facilities to directly observe the agency's operations and decision making.
01/25/2012Robot competition in zero-gravity
   School teams from Europe and America have been commanding robots competing in the Spheres ZeroRobotics tournament in space. The arena: 400 km above Earth on the International Space Station.
01/25/2012NPP Renamed in Honor of Satellite Pioneer
- NASA renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite to honor the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin recognized widely as "the father of satellite meteorology."
01/25/2012NASA Renames Earth-Observing Mission in Honor of Satellite Pioneer
- NASA has renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite in honor of the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin who is recognized widely as "the father of satellite meteorology."
01/25/2012NASA's NuSTAR Ships to Vandenberg Ahead of March 14 Launch
- NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on Tuesday to be mated to its Pegasus launch vehicle. The observatory will detect X-rays from objects ranging from our sun to giant black holes billions of light-years away.
01/25/2012NASA's NuSTAR Ships to Vandenberg for March 14 Launch
> NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has been shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to be mated to its Pegasus launch vehicle.
01/25/2012Photo from NASA Mars Orbiter Shows Wind's Handiwork
> Martian dunes and sand ripples of mixed shapes and sizes form a striking pattern in a recent image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
01/25/2012Vesta Likely Cold and Dark Enough for Ice
> Roughly half of the giant asteroid Vesta is expected to be so cold, with so little sunlight, that water ice could have survived there for billions of years.
01/25/2012NASA's J-2X Engine Kicks Off 2012 With Powerpack Testing
- A new series of tests on the engine that will help carry humans to deep space will begin next week at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in southern Mississippi. The tests on the J-2X engine bring NASA one step closer to the first human-rated liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen rocket engine to be developed in 40 years.
01/25/2012Educators Selected to Fly on NASA's SOFIA Airborne Observatory
- Twenty-six educators from the United States have been selected for research flights aboard SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. As participants in the Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program, the educators will partner with professional astronomers using SOFIA for scientific observations in 2012 and 2013.
01/25/2012Opening of UK site producing the heart of Galileo
   The first Galileo satellites are already in orbit, with more on the way. Today ESA’s Director General and the UK’s Universities and Science Minister attended the grand opening of the facility where navigation payloads for the next batch of Galileo satellites are being built.
01/25/2012Photo from NASA Mars Orbiter Shows Wind's Handiwork
Martian dunes and sand ripples of mixed shapes and sizes form a striking pattern in a recent image from the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
01/24/2012Solar storm heading toward Earth
   A large solar flare yesterday triggered a coronal mass ejection travelling at 1400 km/s that will reach Earth today. An energetic eruption of this level can disrupt satellites, so operation teams at ESA and other organisations are closely monitoring the storm.
01/24/2012NASA Administrator Visits Morgan State University; Highlights Importance of Science, Math in Creating Economy That Works for All
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit Morgan State University in Baltimore on Jan. 25 to meet with students in the engineering and science programs, and highlight the importance of science, engineering and mathematics in creating and sustaining the American economy.
01/24/2012Zero Robotics Challenge Winners Decided in High-Tech Competition
- Two hundred high school students packed an auditorium at MIT on Monday, Jan. 23, for a competition to program miniature satellites aboard the space station. Alliance Rocket from the United States and virtual participants Alliance CyberAvo from Europe were named the winners in the third annual NASA-sponsored Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge.
01/24/2012Durable NASA Rover Beginning Ninth Year of Mars Work
> On the eighth anniversary of starting to explore Mars, NASA's rover Opportunity remains busy with new investigations.
01/23/2012The two faces of Titan's dunes
   A new analysis of radar data from the international Cassini spacecraft has revealed regional variations amongst Titan's sand dunes. The result yields new clues to the giant moon's climatic and geological history.
01/23/2012Satellites detect abundance of fresh water in the Arctic
   ESA satellites show that a large dome of fresh water has been building up in the Arctic Ocean over the last 15 years. A change in wind direction could cause the water to spill into the north Atlantic, cooling Europe.
01/23/2012Virginia Students to Speak Live With Space Station Astronauts
- Students gathered at The University of Virginia College at Wise will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineer Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station at 9:20 a.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 26.
01/23/2012Cassini Sees the Two Faces of Titan's Dunes
> A new analysis of radar data reveals patterns tied to altitude and latitude.
01/23/2012Astronaut Application Deadline Approaching
- Individuals interested in becoming America's future space explorers have until Friday to submit their applications. The deadline to apply for NASA's next astronaut class is Jan. 27.
01/20/2012Media Invited to Up Close Look at Engine Test Facilities for Next Deep Space Rocket
- Media representatives are invited to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Jan. 25 for a behind-the-scenes look at the facilities used for testing the J-2X engines that will launch astronauts on missions to deep space aboard the Space Launch System (SLS).
01/19/2012NASA Awards Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreement
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01/19/2012NASA TV Covers Space Station Cargo Ship Launch and Arrival
- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of the next spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station. The Expedition 30 crew will be standing by as the unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 46 resupply craft launches Wednesday, Jan. 25, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
01/19/2012Wallops Media Roundtable With NASA's Space Technology Director
- Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 24, with NASA's Chief Technologist Mason Peck during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.
01/19/2012NASA Finds 2011 Ninth Warmest Year on Record
- The global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record have occurred since the year 2000.
01/19/2012Vega rocket ready for first flight
   Final checkout of Europe’s new Vega launcher was completed last Friday, marking another milestone towards its maiden flight from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
01/18/2012NASA Clears The Runway For Open Source Software
- The NASA Open Government Initiative has launched a new website to expand the agency’s open source software development.
01/18/2012NASA Joins MIT and DARPA for Out-of-This-World Student Robotic Challenge
- NASA will join MIT, DARPA, and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge.
01/18/2012NASA Sees Repeating La Niña Hitting its Peak
> La Niña is peaking, increasing the odds of more stormy winter and spring weather in the Pacific Northwest, with dry conditions in the southwestern and southern United States.
01/18/2012Revisiting the 'Pillars of Creation'
> The famous "Pillars of Creation" are seen in a new light by the Herschel Space Observatory.
01/18/2012NASA Joins MIT and DARPA for Out-of-This-World Student Robotic Challenge
- NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the U.S. and abroad for the third annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge on Monday, Jan. 23.
01/18/2012NASA Hosts DC Tweetup With Space Station Astronaut Ron Garan
- NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut Ron Garan at 1:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The event will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW in Washington.
01/18/2012NASA Clears The Runway For Open Source Software
- The NASA Open Government Initiative has launched a new website to expand the agency's open source software development.
01/18/20128 Questions about NextGen, Part 1
- Leighton Quon answers eight questions about what NASA is doing to help improve air transportation for all of us in the future.
01/18/2012European finalists selected in Space Lab student competition
   Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station.
01/17/2012Montana Students Submit Winning Names for NASA Lunar Spacecraft
- Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year's Eve and New Year's Day have new names thanks to elementary students in Bozeman, Montana. Their winning entry, "Ebb and Flow," was selected as part of a nation-wide school contest that began in October 2011.
01/17/2012Media Invited to Simulation of Asteroid Mission
- Astronaut Al Drew and geologist Jose M. Hurtado of the University of Texas in El Paso will camp out in a prototype Space Exploration Vehicle this week to simulate an asteroid mission at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01/17/2012Montana Students Pick Winning Names for Moon Craft
> Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year's Eve and New Year's Day have new names, thanks to elementary students in Bozeman, Mont.
01/17/2012Voyager Instrument Cooling After Heater Turned off
> The heater shut-off is a step in the careful management of diminishing electrical power.
01/17/2012Planck Telescope Warms up as Planned
> One of Planck's two instruments has warmed up as expected, completing its survey of the early universe.
01/16/2012Seishiro Kibe Removing Space Debris:The Urgent Need to Clean Up Earth's Orbital Environment
01/16/2012New Horizons Team Remembers Patsy Tombaugh
> The New Horizons team mourns Patsy Tombaugh – widow of Pluto's discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh –who died Jan. 12 in Las Cruces, N.M. +
01/16/2012Planck's HFI completes its survey of early Universe
   The High Frequency Instrument on ESA's Planck mission has completed its survey of the remnant light from the Big Bang. The sensor ran out of coolant on Saturday as expected, ending its ability to detect this faint energy.
01/13/2012JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, November 2011
01/13/2012Computer Virus Infection at JAXA
01/13/2012Students, Families Invited to Explore NASA Technology
- Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment from 1 to 3 p.m. EST January 15. It's a free afternoon with an intriguing look inside NASA technology.
01/13/2012NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Attends Center Celebration
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak at the 44th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. EST at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
01/13/2012NASA TV’s Public, Media Channels Transitioning to HD
- Beginning Feb. 17, 2012, NASA Television’s Public and Media channels will transmit their respective content in high definition.
01/12/2012SDS-4 revealed to the media
01/12/2012Cassini Testing Part of Its Radio System
> The spacecraft has been communicating with Earth using an auxiliary oscillator.
01/12/2012JPL Radar Treks to Great White North to Study Snow
> Measuring snow from space - it's a challenge NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission will tackle.
01/12/2012NASA and Students to Announce Names for Moon Probes
> NASA will host a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST), on Jan. 17, to announce the names selected from a nationwide student contest for the twin GRAIL spacecraft.
01/12/2012NASA'S Orion Spacecraft to Land in Oklahoma, Texas and Alabama
- A test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft soon will make a cross-country journey, giving residents in three states the chance to see a full scale test version of the vehicle that will take humans into deep space.
01/12/2012NASA Moves Shuttle Engines From Kennedy To Stennis
- The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center's Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway. The RS-25D flight engines, repurposed for NASA's Space Launch System, are being moved to NASA's Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi.
01/12/2012NASA and Students to Announce New Names for Twin Lunar Probes
- NASA will host a news conference at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 17, to announce the names selected from a nationwide student contest for twin spacecraft that will study the moon in unprecedented detail.
01/12/2012NASA Study Shows Health, Food Security Benefits From Climate Change Actions
- A new study led by a NASA scientist highlights 14 key air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.
01/12/2012NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow
- Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space.
01/12/2012Study Shows Health, Food Security Benefits From Climate Change Actions
- A new study by NASA highlights air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.
01/11/2012Seen from Space : Rich repository of lithium resources—Atacama salt lake
01/11/2012NASA's Hubble Breaks New Ground with Distant Supernova Discovery
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a distant Type Ia supernova, the farthest stellar explosion that can be used to measure the expansion... (
01/11/2012Hubble Solves Mystery on Source of Supernova in Nearby Galaxy
Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, that caused a supernova... (
01/11/2012The Milky Way Contains at Least 100 Billion Planets According to Survey
Our Milky Way galaxy contains a minimum of 100 billion planets according to a detailed statistical study based on the detection of three extrasolar... (
01/11/2012NASA Associate Administrator for Human Spaceflight Receives AIAA Von Karman Award
- The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has honored Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate with the Von Karman Lectureship in Astronautics.
01/11/2012NASA's Hubble Breaks New Ground With Distant Supernova Discovery
- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has looked deep into the distant universe and detected the feeble glow of a star that exploded more than 9 billion years ago.
01/11/2012Hubble Solves Mystery On Source Of Supernova In Nearby Galaxy
- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, which caused a supernova seen in a nearby galaxy.
01/11/2012NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Three Smallest Exoplanets
- Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun. The planets orbit a single star, called KOI-961, and are 0.78, 0.73 and 0.57 times the radius of Earth. The smallest is about the size of Mars.
01/11/2012NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Three Smallest Exoplanets
> Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun.
01/11/2012Study Shows Our Galaxy Has at Least 100 Billion Planets
> Our Milky Way galaxy contains, on average, a minimum of one planet for every star, according to a new statistical study.
01/11/2012Hubble Zooms in on Double Nucleus in Andromeda Galaxy
A new Hubble Space Telescope image centers on the 100-million-solar-mass black hole at the hub of the neighboring spiral galaxy M31, or the Andromeda galaxy... (
01/11/2012Rare Ultra-blue Stars Found in Neighboring Galaxy's Hub
Peering deep inside the hub of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a large, rare population of hot, bright stars. (
01/11/2012Spacecraft Completes Biggest Maneuver
> NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the biggest maneuver planned for the mission's journey between Earth and Mars.
01/11/2012NASA Discovers New Double-Star Planet Systems
- The discovery of the Kepler-34 and Kepler-35 systems establishes that double-star worlds are not uncommon.
01/11/2012NASA's Kepler Mission Finds Three Smallest Exoplanets
- Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission have discovered the three smallest planets yet detected orbiting a star beyond our sun.
01/10/2012X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation Set to Revolutionize Healthcare with Launch of $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder X PRIZE
01/10/2012Hubble Pinpoints Farthest Protocluster of Galaxies Ever Seen
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of construction &mdash the most distant such grouping ever observed... (
01/10/2012Hubble Pinpoints Farthest Protocluster of Galaxies Ever Seen
- Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have uncovered a cluster of galaxies in the initial stages of development. It is the most distant such grouping ever observed in the early universe.
01/10/2012Stars Pop Onto the Scene in New WISE Image
> A new, large mosaic from NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) showcases a vast stretch of cosmic clouds bubbling with new star birth.
01/10/2012Before They Were Stars: New Image Shows Space Nursery
> The stars we see today weren't always as serene as they appear, floating alone in the dark of night.
01/10/2012Herschel and Spitzer See Nearby Galaxies' Stardust
> The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
01/10/2012NASA Awards Launch Services Program Support Contract
- NASA has selected a.i. solutions Inc. of Lanham, Md., to receive a contract award that will enable the agency's Launch Services Program (LSP) to provide integrated services for the preparation and launch of NASA's next generation of scientific and exploration spacecraft.
01/10/2012NASA's Online Radio Station Rocks Smartphones
- NASA's Third Rock Radio just got mobile. Updates to the NASA App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android now include a feature to listen to the agency's new online alternative rock radio station.
01/10/2012NASA's Fermi Space Telescope Explores New Energy Extremes
- After more than three years in space, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is extending its view of the high-energy sky into a largely unexplored electromagnetic range.
01/10/2012NASA's RXTE Helps Pinpoint Launch of 'Bullets' in a Black Hole's Jet
- Using observations from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer satellite and the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array radio telescope, an international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched superfast knots of gas into space.
01/10/2012NASA's Chandra Finds Largest Galaxy Cluster in Early Universe
- An exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, has been found using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile.
01/10/2012NASA's Online Radio Station Rocks Smartphones
- Third Rock Radio just got mobile. Updates to the NASA App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android now feature the agency's online alternative rock station.
01/10/2012New Star Cluster W3A Images Captured by SOFIA Observatory
- Researchers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured new images of a recently born cluster of massive stars named W3A.
01/10/2012Kepler Mission Manager Update
- The project had an exciting close to 2011. A very successful Kepler Science Conference was held at NASA Ames and attracted more than 500 people.
01/09/2012Overview of ESA activities in 2012 of interest to media
   PR 1 2012 - Expected key events of the year (follow this website for the final dates):
01/09/2012Teacher to Discuss How SOFIA Motivates Students
- Teacher who flew on NASA's Airborne Observatory available for interviews throughout the 2012 winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), Jan. 8-12 at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.
01/09/2012NASA Administrator Bolden To Tour Lockheed Martin, Hold Press Availability
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will tour Lockheed Martin's facilities near Denver on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
01/09/2012NASA ADMINISTRATOR MEETS WITH APOLLO ASTRONAUTS;
- "These are American heroes, fellow astronauts, and personal friends who have acted in good faith, and we have committed to work together to find the right policy and legal paths forward to address outstanding ownership questions," NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said.
01/09/2012NASA Issues Call for Visionary Advanced Technology Concepts
- NASA's Space Technology Program is looking for far-out ideas. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform future aerospace missions.
01/09/2012NASA's Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Completes Mission Operations
- After 16 years in space, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has made its last observation. The satellite provided unprecedented views into the extreme environments around white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes.
01/09/2012NASA Radar to Study Hawaii's Most Active Volcano
> A JPL-developed airborne radar has returned to the home of Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, to continue a study of one of Earth's most active volcanoes.
01/06/2012NASA Helps Kick Off 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition
- An international robotics competition aimed at developing a new generation of technology leaders kicks off at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 7. NASA, the largest sponsor of the FIRST Robotics Competition, and its centers across the nation will join local technology firms to launch the event.
01/06/2012Trajectory Maneuver Slated for Jan. 11
> An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.
01/06/2012NASA Debuts its New Video Program on NASA TV and the Web
- NASA launched a new high definition video program called "Destination Innovation" on Friday, Jan. 6 2012, that will air on NASA TV.
01/06/2012Public Invited to Free Lecture at NASA Goddard: Unlocking the Secrets of the Sun
- The Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. invites the general public to a free lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, entitled "Unlocking the Secrets of the Sun."
01/05/2012Fifty-Seven Student Rocket Teams to Take NASA Launch Challenge
- More than 500 students from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities in 29 states will show their rocketeering prowess in the 2011-12 NASA Student Launch Projects flight challenge. The teams will build and test large-scale rockets of their own design in April 2012.
01/05/2012Exoplanets, Supernovae, High-Energy Sky, New Images Among NASA News Highlights at American Astronomical Society Meeting
- NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the AAS 2012 winter meeting. The meeting runs from Sunday, Jan. 8, through Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas.
01/05/2012'Greeley Haven' is Winter Workplace for Mars Rover
> Researchers plan to keep NASA's Opportunity rover busy through Martian winter at a sun-facing site, "Greeley Haven," where a study of the planet's core has begun.
01/04/2012Ice data at your fingertips
   Discover ESA’s ice mission, track it in real time and obtain the latest measurements with the new CryoSat application. CryoSat is measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.
01/04/2012NASA Finds Russian Runoff Freshening Canadian Arctic
> A NASA study allays concerns melting Arctic sea ice could be increasing Arctic freshwater enough to impact the global 'ocean conveyor belt' that redistributes Earth's heat.
01/04/2012Media Invited To Final Orion Spacecraft Water Landing Test
- The final water landing test of the Orion crew capsule has been re-scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6, at NASA's Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin in Hampton, Va.
01/03/2012Expedition 31/32 Space Station Crew Conducts Briefing, Interviews
- Three crew members will discuss their upcoming Expedition 31 and 32 missions in a news conference at 1 p.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 11, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast the briefing live.
01/03/2012Media Invited to Final Orion Spacecraft Water Landing Test
- Media representatives are invited to watch as the Orion crew capsule makes its final water landing test on Thursday, Jan. 5, at NASA's Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin in Hampton, Va.
01/01/2012NASA's Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit
> The second of NASA's two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit.
01/01/2012NASA'S Twin GRAIL Spacecraft Reunite In Lunar Orbit
- The second of NASA’s two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit.
12/31/2011First Of NASA'S Two Grail Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Moon
- The first of two NASA spacecraft to study the moon in unprecedented detail has entered lunar orbit.
12/31/2011First of NASA's GRAIL Spacecraft Enters Moon Orbit
> The first of two NASA spacecraft to study the moon in unprecedented detail has entered lunar orbit.
12/31/2011How to See the Best Meteor Showers of the Year: Tools, Tips and 'Save the Dates'
> There are several major meteor showers to enjoy every year at various times, with some more active than others.
12/31/2011Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Climbs to Greeley Haven and We Look Back at 2011
12/30/2011NASA's GRAIL-A Spacecraft 24 Hours Away From Moon
> NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-A spacecraft is within 24 hours of its insertion burn that will place it into lunar orbit.
12/29/2011NASA Awards New Marshall Logistics Support Services Contract
- NASA has awarded CH2M Hill Constructors, Inc., of Englewood, Colo., a contract to provide logistics support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
12/28/2011NASA Twin Spacecraft on Final Approach for Moon Orbit
> NASA's twin spacecraft to study the moon from crust to core are nearing their New Year's Eve and New Year's Day main-engine burns to place the duo in lunar orbit.
12/28/2011NASA Twin Spacecraft On Final Approach For Moon Orbit
- NASA's twin spacecraft to study the moon from crust to core are nearing their New Year's Eve and New Year's Day main-engine burns to place the duo in lunar orbit.
12/28/2011Powerful Pixels: Mapping the "Apollo Zone"
- For NASA researchers, pixels are precious data that help us understand where we came from, where we've been, and where we're going.
12/23/2011ESA astronaut André Kuipers arrives at the Space Station
   ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononeko and Don Pettit docked today with the International Space Station in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. They will work aboard the Station now for five months and return to Earth in May.
12/23/2011NASA Media Telecon on Probes' Moon Orbit Insertion
> NASA will hold a media telecon at 11 a.m. PST on Dec. 28, to preview twin spacecraft being placed in orbit around the moon for the New Year.
12/23/2011NASA To Host Media Teleconference On Probes' Moon Orbit Insertion
- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 28, to preview twin spacecraft being placed in orbit around the moon on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
12/22/2011NASA Awards Global Modeling And Assimilation Office Contract
- NASA has awarded a contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) of Lanham, Md., for the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) scientific support services.
12/22/2011NASA Selects Firms For Advanced Entry System Technology Development
- NASA has selected Airborne Systems North America of Santa Anna, Calif., ILC Dover LP of Frederica, Del., and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company of Littleton, Colo., to support agency inflatable aerodynamic decelerator research and development.
12/22/2011Space Station Commander Captures Unprecedented View Of Comet
- International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy, viewed from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
12/22/2011NASA's Cassini Delivers Holiday Treats From Saturn
> No team of reindeer, but radio signals flying clear across the solar system from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have delivered a holiday package of glorious images.
12/22/2011WISE Presents a Cosmic Wreath
> Sprigs of holly, a big red bow and silver bells appear to dress up this cosmic star-forming wreath, captured by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
12/22/2011CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves
   ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art mission is soon to be used to monitor conditions at sea for marine forecasting.
12/22/2011Season’s greetings from the other extreme
   It is summer in Antarctica and the new crew for the Concordia research station will soon arrive. And since the place is second only to space for harsh conditions, they have been trained courtesy of ESA.
12/21/2011Kepler Discoveries Highlight NASA Ames News in 2011
- Highlighting a successful year of discovery, Kepler mission announced major findings that were among the top news stories in 2011 for NASA's Ames.
12/21/2011ESA astronaut André Kuipers on his way to the International Space Station
   PR 37 2011 - After their launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 13:16 GMT (14:16 CET) today, ESA astronaut André Kuipers and crewmates Oleg Kononenko and Don Pettit are circling Earth every 90 minutes aboard the Soyuz TMA-3M spacecraft as they make their way to the International Space Station.
12/21/2011Trio Heads For Holiday Reunion With Space Station Residents
- NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-03M craft at 7:16 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 21 (7:16 p.m. local time), from Kazakhstan.
12/21/2011NASA Selects Student Teams For Microgravity Research Flights
- NASA Selects Student Teams For Microgravity Research Flights
12/21/2011NASA Conducts Orion Parachute Testing For Orbital Test Flight
- NASA successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert Tuesday in preparation for its orbital flight test in 2014.
12/21/2011Dawn Obtains First Low Altitude Images of Vesta
> NASA's Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the giant asteroid Vesta from its low-altitude mapping orbit.
12/21/2011NASA Telescopes Help Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time
> A remote, blob-shaped galaxy has been found bursting with stars by NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes.
12/21/2011NASA Extends Electrical Systems Engineering Services Contract
- NASA has extended the ordering period and increased the maximum ordering value of the Electrical Systems Engineering Services (ESES) interim contract with MEI Technologies, Inc. of Houston.
12/21/2011Cryogenic Testing Completed For NASA's Webb Telescope Mirrors
- Cryogenic testing is complete for the final six primary mirror segments and a secondary mirror that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
12/21/2011Distant Galaxy Bursts with Stars
One of the most distant galaxies known, called GN-108036, dates back to 750 million years after the Big Bang that created our universe. The galaxy's light took 12.9 billion... (
12/20/2011Applied Physics Lab Names New Executive For Research, Exploratory Development Business Area
12/20/2011APL Discovery Gives Advance Warning of Catastrophic Failure in Lithium Ion Batteries
12/20/2011Evidence of Complex Molecules Found on Pluto
> Even from afar, Pluto gets more and more interesting. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have discovered a strong ultraviolet-wavelength absorber on Pluto's surface – providing new evidence of complex hydrocarbon and /or nitrile molecules lying on the surface. +
12/20/2011Satellites can help to grow the perfect grape
   A little water is needed to make wine, but how do you know when enough is enough? ESA’s GrapeLook service can give you the answer.
12/20/2011NASA Discovers First Earth-size Planets
- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
12/20/2011NASA Ames Awards Engineering, Design, Fabrication Services Contract
- NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has awarded a Cost Plus Fixed Fee Indefinite Quantity/Indefinite Delivery contract with a maximum value of $20 million to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions (ARTS).
12/20/2011NASA Discovers First Earth-Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System
- NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
12/20/2011NASA Discovers First Earth-Size Planets Beyond Our Solar System
> NASA's Kepler mission has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system.
12/20/2011NASA Announces Plans for Human Exploration of Deep Space, Fosters Commercial Spaceflight and Makes Major Discoveries in 2011
- In 2011, NASA began developing a heavy-lift rocket for the human exploration of deep space, helped foster a new era of commercial spaceflight and technology breakthroughs, fully utilized a newly complete space station and made major discoveries about the universe we live in, many of which will benefit life on Earth.
12/19/2011JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, October 2011
12/19/2011The page for Environmental Test Technology Center has been renewed.
12/19/2011'Smart SPHERES' Tested Successfully on Space Station
- In November, a free-flying robot on the International Space Station successfully gathered and delivered motion data via a new smartphone controller.
12/19/2011SOFIA Peers in to the Heart of the Orion Nebula
- A new image from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) shows a complex distribution of interstellar dust and stars in the Orion nebula.
12/19/2011Radar in Mars Orbit Maps North Polar Deposits
> An American-Italian radar instrument orbiting Mars has mapped the three-dimensional structure of layers beneath the surface in the planet's north polar region.
12/19/2011Physicist and Former Astronaut John Grunsfeld to Head NASA Science Directorate
NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency's... (
12/19/2011Star images helping to save Vatican books
   Antique books in the Vatican Library are being digitised to preserve them for future generations using a technique developed through ESA to store satellite images of the sky.
12/19/2011André’s rocket rolled out
   The Christmas season has brought the gift of a Soyuz launcher for the PromISSe mission. ESA’s André Kuipers and his crewmates are running their final simulations and preparing to board the rocket on Wednesday to head towards the International Space Station.
12/19/2011Physicist And Former Astronaut John Grunsfeld To Head NSA Science Directorate
- NASA has named physicist and former astronaut John Grunsfeld as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Grunsfeld will take the reins of the office effective Jan. 4, 2012. He succeeds Ed Weiler, who retired from NASA on Sept. 30.
12/19/2011Maturing Technology: NASA Selects 85 Small Business Research And Technology Projects For Continued Development
- NASA has selected 85 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for Phase II contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
12/19/2011NASA's Kepler Announcing Newly Confirmed Planets
- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 20, announcing new discoveries by the Kepler mission.
12/19/2011Station Crew Set To Launch To A New Home For The Holidays
- Just in time for the holidays, the residents of the International Space Station will welcome three new crew members.
12/19/2011NASA's Kepler Announcing Newly Confirmed Planets
- NASA will host a news teleconference at 1 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 20, announcing new discoveries by the Kepler mission.
12/19/2011Kepler Mission Manager Update
- Kepler spacecraft experienced a processor reset. The project team detected a software reboot during a regularly scheduled contact and quickly recovered the spacecraft.
12/16/2011Vega to fly ESA experimental reentry vehicle
   The launch of ESA’s IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle on Europe’s new Vega rocket is now in detailed planning, a major step towards the craft’s flight in 2014.
12/16/2011Media Accreditation Now Open For NASA/SPACEX Launch
- Media accreditation for NASA's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight is open.
12/16/2011NASA Reaffirms Agency Scientific Integrity Policy
- NASA has reaffirmed its commitment to science with the release of a new framework on scientific integrity. The framework summarizes the agency's policies and practices that strengthen and uphold scientific integrity.
12/16/2011Fourth Status Report on Commercial Partners Progress Released
- NASA released the fourth in a series of 60-day reports today showing that commercial spaceflight development programs are moving forward.
12/15/2011The Forefront of Space Science: Understanding Relativistic Jets
12/15/2011NASA TAKES NEXT STEP IN DEVELOPING COMMERCIAL CREW PROGRAM
- NASA announced today a modified competitive procurement strategy to keep on track the agency’s plan to have U.S. companies transport American astronauts into space instead of outsourcing this work to foreign governments.
12/15/2011NASA's RXTE Detects 'Heartbeat' of Smallest Black Hole Candidate
- An international team of astronomers has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).
12/15/2011NASA's RXTE Detect 'Heartbeat' of Smallest Black Hole Candidate
- An international team of astronomers has identified a candidate for the smallest-known black hole using data from NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE).
12/15/2011NASA to Discuss Plans for Commercial Crew Development
- NASA will host a media teleconference today, Thursday, Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. EST, to discuss a modified competitive procurement strategy for the Commercial Crew Program. The program will assist industry in developing a commercial system that will transport American astronauts into space.
12/15/2011ESA Director General to meet the press in Paris
   PR 36 2011 - On Monday 9 January, ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain will meet the press at the traditional start-of-year gathering at ESA's headquarters in Paris.
12/15/2011Young star rebels against its parent cloud
   Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 has captured this image of a giant cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by a bright young star. The image shows how violent the end stages of the star-formation process can be, with the young object shaking up its stellar nursery.
12/15/2011Vega moves closer to its first liftoff
   The integration of Vega’s first, second and third stages is now complete at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The new rocket is moving full speed ahead towards its maiden flight at the end of January.
12/15/2011Hubble Serves Up a Holiday Snow Angel
The bipolar star-forming region, called Sharpless 2-106, or S106 for short, looks like a soaring, celestial snow angel. The outstretched "wings"... (
12/14/2011NASA: Climate Change May Bring Big Ecosystem Changes
> By 2100, climate change will bring big changes to Earth's ecosystems, with many plants and animals facing increasing competition for survival, finds a new NASA/Caltech study.
12/14/2011NASA Center Signs Commercial Agreement With Sierra Nevada
- NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet.
12/14/2011SMOS detects freezing soil as winter takes grip
   ESA’s SMOS satellite is designed to observe soil moisture and ocean salinity, but this innovative mission is showing that it can also offer new insight into Earth’s carbon and methane cycles by mapping soil as it freezes and thaws.
12/14/2011Galileo in tune: first navigation signal transmitted to Earth
   Europe’s Galileo system has passed its latest milestone, transmitting its very first test navigation signal back to Earth.
12/13/2011NASA-Supported Student Team Wins iGEM Contest
- A team of nine undergraduate students from Brown and Stanford universities understood this potential and visited NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., last summer, to make the first contributions of synthetic biology to human space exploration and sustained colonization as members of a combined Brown-Stanford team.
12/13/2011NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research in Space
- NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars. The research will aid in planning for future human missions to the Red Planet.
12/13/2011Media Invited To Simulated Asteroid Campout In Houston
- For three days this week, a small part of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will simulate a human mission to an asteroid. Reporters are invited to observe what the mission might entail.
12/13/2011NASA Astronaut Available Via Internet To Discuss Recruiting
- NASA Astronaut Available Via Internet To Discuss Recruiting
12/13/2011NASA Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research in Space
> NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover has begun monitoring space radiation during its 8-month trip from Earth to Mars.
12/13/2011Call for Media: Follow the launch of ESA astronaut André Kuipers
   PR 35 2011 - ESA astronaut André Kuipers is scheduled for launch to the International Space Station on 21 December. Media are invited to cover the event via ESA TV or ESA's web site or attend one of the ESA events in the Netherlands and Germany.
12/12/2011NASA's Dawn Spirals Down to Lowest Orbit
> PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully maneuvered into its closest orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta today, beginning a new phase of science observations.
12/12/2011Portraits of Moons Captured by Cassini
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft finishes close flyby of the Saturnian moon Dione on the way to Titan.
12/12/2011NASA Engages Public With New Custom Internet Radio Station
- NASA's mission of discovery and exploration will be showcased in a custom-produced Internet music radio station that is crafted specifically to speak the language of tech-savvy young adults.
12/12/2011NASA Extends Mission Operations Support Contract
- NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide continued mission control systems services, development, maintenance and operations support as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract.
12/09/2011André is ‘go for launch’ and has arrived at Baikonur
   ESA astronaut André Kuipers is now officially ready for liftoff on 21 December: he and his crewmates have passed their final exams and left for the launch site yesterday. Along with André’s plane, his PromISSe mission blog also took off yesterday.
12/09/2011NASA Announces Launch Date and Milestones for Spacex Flight
- NASA has announced the launch target for Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight will be Feb. 7, 2012.
12/09/2011Cassini to Make a Double Play
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be collecting images and data during close flybys of Saturn's moons Dione and Titan.
12/09/2011Student Inventors Kick it Into High Gear
> Twenty-three student teams used devices they built to kick a football into the can at the annual Invention Challenge, held at JPL today.
12/09/2011Star Explosion Leaves Behind a Rose
> What appears to be a giant red rose in space is all that's left of a star that exploded long ago.
12/08/2011NASA Presents Software of the Year Award
> Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.
12/08/2011NASA Deputy Administrator Garver Tours Blue Origin; Announces Commercial Space Firm’s April Engine Testing At NASA Stennis
- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver is visiting Blue Origin in Kent, Wash., today.
12/08/2011NASA Announces Robotics Student Competition 2012 Grant Awards
- NASA is challenging student inventors to gear up for the agency's 19th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. Registration is open for the engineering design and racing contest set to culminate in a two-day event in Huntsville, Ala., on April 13-14, 2012.
12/08/2011NASA Announces Robotics Student Competition Grant Awards
- NASA is awarding grants totaling $1,386,500 for student teams in 37 states to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition.
12/07/2011APL Wins Bike Friendly Business Award
12/07/2011TIMED Atmospheric Spacecraft Marks 10 Years of Groundbreaking Science
12/07/2011NASA to Hold Industry Day to Discuss Advanced Booster
- NASA will host an industry day at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. to share information on an upcoming NASA Research Announcement for the Space Launch System's advanced booster.
12/07/2011New Tool for Touring Mars Using Detailed Images
> It's now easier than ever to explore Mars in the great detail offered by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
12/07/2011NASA Finds 'Merging Tsunami' Doubled Japan Destruction
- NASA is challenging student inventors to gear up for the agency's 19th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. Registration is open for the engineering design and racing contest set to culminate in a two-day event in Huntsville, Ala., on April 13-14, 2012.
12/07/2011NASA's Jason-1 Achieves a One-Decade Landmark
> In Greek mythology, Jason embarked on an epic quest for the Golden Fleece. Today, NASA's modern-day Jason-1 achieves its own heroic status, marking its 10th birthday.
12/07/2011NASA Mars Rover Finds Mineral Vein Deposited by Water
> NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water.
12/07/2011NASA Mars Rover Finds Mineral Vein Deposited by Water
- NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found bright veins of a mineral, apparently gypsum, deposited by water.
12/07/2011Mars Exploration Rovers Special Update: Opportunity Finds Its Best Evidence Yet for Liquid Water, Gypsum at Homestake
12/06/2011NASA'S Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge
12/06/2011NASA Hosts Holiday Fantasy for Sick Children
- Hangar N211 at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will once again be transformed into the "North Pole" for the annual Cops Care Foundation Christmas Fantasy Flight for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
12/06/2011Hubble Racks Up 10,000 Science Papers
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has passed another milestone in its 21 years of exploration: the 10,000th refereed science paper has been published. This makes Hubble one of the most prolific... (
12/06/2011European ministers emphasise the role of space for the security of Europe and its citizens
   PR 34 2011 - Council underlined the importance of space systems for security. They drew attention to the role of satellite systems – particularly Galileo, EGNOS and GMES – as the backbone for improving Europe’s response to emergencies.
12/06/2011Indiana Students Will Talk Live With Space Station Commander
- Students at the Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Ind., will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station at approximately 11:35 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9.
12/05/2011The Space Shuttle and Japan's Manned Space Activities
12/05/2011NASA Unmanned Aircraft Measures Greenhouse Gases
- NASA researchers have demonstrated the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to collect very low altitude airborne measurements of greenhouse gases.
12/05/2011NASA Gears Up for Study of Earth's Radiation Balance
- NASA scientists have completed tests in preparation for an airborne science campaign to study air entering the tropical tropopause.
12/05/2011NASA's Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge
- NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space. Data obtained from Voyager over the last year reveal this new region to be a kind of cosmic purgatory.
12/05/2011NASA Finds 'Merging Tsunami' Doubled Japan Destruction
- NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami."
12/05/2011NASA TV Moving to New Satellite; Liveshot Service Moving to Ku Band
- Effective Dec. 19, 2011, NASA Television's Public, HD, Media and Education channels will be available for downlink on satellite AMC-18.
12/05/2011NASA's Voyager Hits New Region at Solar System Edge
> NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region between our solar system and interstellar space.
12/05/2011NASA's Kepler Confirms Its First Planet In Habitable Zone
> NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region around a star where liquid water could exist on a planet's surface.
12/05/2011NASA Finds 'Merging Tsunami' Doubled Japan Destruction
> NASA and university researchers have discovered the tsunami generated by the magnitude 9.0 quake off northeastern Japan in March 2011 was a long-hypothesized "merging tsunami"
12/05/2011NASA's Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-Like Star
- NASA has announced a unique opportunity to ask the commander of the International Space Station a question about his role on the orbiting outpost. Commander Dan Burbank will answer videotaped questions from the public during a live event tentatively set for Friday, Jan. 20 on NASA Television.
12/05/2011Veteran Space Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson to Leave Agency
- Astronaut Chris Ferguson, the last commander of a space shuttle mission, has announced his plans to retire from NASA on Dec. 9. He will leave for a new job in the private sector.
12/05/2011NASA Challenges Students To Train Like An Astronaut
- NASA Challenges Students To Train Like An Astronaut
12/05/2011Media Invited to Orion Spacecraft Water Landing Test at Langley
- Reporters are invited to watch a test version of the Orion crew capsule take its final splash of the year Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Hydro Impact Basin of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
12/05/2011NASA's Kepler Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star
- NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface.
12/05/2011Fastest Rotating Star Found in Neighboring Galaxy
An international team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope have found the fastest spinning star ever discovered. VFTS 102 rotates... (
12/05/2011New NASA Dawn Visuals Show Vesta's 'Color Palette'
> New color data from NASA's Dawn mission give scientists an inside look at the chemical composition of giant asteroid Vesta.
12/02/2011Super Earth-size Planet Confirmed Around Bright Star
- A research team led by Steve Howell has announced the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting one of the brightest stars in the Kepler field of view.
12/02/2011Space Station Astronaut Will Answer Video Questions From Public
- ASA has announced a unique opportunity to ask the commander of the International Space Station a question about his role on the orbiting outpost. Commander Dan Burbank will answer videotaped questions from the public during a live event tentatively set for Friday, Jan. 20 on NASA Television.
12/02/2011Norah Jones, Astronaut Piers Sellars Featured in New NASA Spinoff Technology Public Service Announcements
- Much of the technology we rely on daily was developed by NASA for space exploration and then adapted or enhanced for use here on Earth. Singer Norah Jones and NASA Astronaut Piers Sellers talk about how some of the agency's outstanding accomplishments in space are used to improve our life on Earth.
12/02/2011Mountains and buried ice on Mars
   New images from Mars Express show the Phlegra Montes mountain range, in a region where radar probing indicates large volumes of water ice are hiding below. This could be a source of water for future astronauts.
12/01/2011Kepler Mission Manager Update
- The mission operations team just successfully completed our latest science data downlink and we are making final preparations for the Kepler Science Conference.
12/01/2011What's That Sparkle in Cassini's Eye?
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft obtains the first-ever synthetic aperture radar images of Saturn's moon Enceladus
12/01/2011Course Excellent, Adjustment Postponed
> Excellent launch precision for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission has forestalled the need for an early trajectory correction maneuver, now not required for a month or more.
12/01/2011NASA Confirms Sharp Pollution Decline
- Scientists have confirmed major reductions in the eastern United States of an air pollutant generated by coal power plants: sulfur dioxide.
12/01/2011NASA's Deep Impact Spacecraft Eyes the Future
> NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft completed a 140-second firing of its onboard rocket motors on Thursday, Nov. 24.
12/01/2011NASA Awards Stennis Space Center Protective Service Contract
- NASA has selected ISS Action, Inc. of Jamaica, N.Y., to provide protective services at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss.
12/01/2011Asteroids, Mars and Drought Among NASA News Highlights at American Geophysical Union Meeting
- NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the 2011 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
12/01/2011NASA Announcing Kepler Discoveries at Science Conference
- NASA will host a news briefing at 8 a.m. PST, Monday, Dec. 5, to announce new discoveries by the Kepler mission. The briefing, during the Kepler Science Conference, will be in building 152 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
12/01/2011NASA Announcing Kepler Discoveries at Science Conference
- NASA will host a news briefing at 8 a.m. PST, Monday, Dec. 5, to announce new discoveries by the Kepler mission. The briefing, during the Kepler Science Conference, will be in building 152 at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
11/30/2011Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Crunches Homestake and Scouts Locales for Winter
11/30/2011NASA, Library of Congress Establish Honorary Astrobiology Chair
- NASA and the Library of Congress have established the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress chair in Astrobiology.
11/30/2011NASA, Library of Congress Establish Honorary Astrobiology Chair
- NASA and the Library of Congress have established the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress chair in Astrobiology at the Library's scholarly research organization, the John W. Kluge Center in Washington. The chair is named for the late Nobel Laureate and founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
11/30/2011Swift Finds a Gamma-Ray Burst With a Dual Personality
- NASA and the Library of Congress have established the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA-Library of Congress chair in Astrobiology at the Library's scholarly research organization, the John W. Kluge Center in Washington. The chair is named for the late Nobel Laureate and founding director of the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
11/30/2011NASA Awards Software Services Contract
- NASA has selected TASC Inc., of Andover, Mass., to provide software services to the agency's Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, W.Va.
11/30/2011NASA Exercises Contract Option For TDRS-M Satellite Decision Will Retain Hundreds Of Jobs
- NASA has elected to exercise the first of two available contract options for procurement of an additional Tracking Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) from Boeing Satellite Systems, Inc. of El Segundo, Calif.
11/30/2011Trio of NASA Missions Named 'Best of What's New'
> NASA's Dawn, Mars Science Laboratory and MESSENGER missions have been honored by Popular Science magazine with "Best of What's New" Award in aviation and space.
11/30/2011NASA's Grace Helps Monitor U.S. Drought
> Data on groundwater storage from NASA's twin Grace satellites are now helping monitor droughts in Texas and elsewhere in the United States.
11/30/2011Dawn Soars Over Asteroid Vesta in 3-D
> Glide over the giant asteroid Vesta with NASA's Dawn spacecraft in a new 3-D video.
11/29/2011Europe prepares new technologies for future launchers
   ESA and the DLR German Space Center fired a Texus rocket 263 km into space on 27 November to test a new way of handling propellants on Europe’s future rockets.
11/29/2011NASA Selects 300 Small Business Research and Technology Projects
- NASA selected 300 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for possible contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research and the Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
11/28/2011JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, September 2011
11/28/2011Two Goddard Engineers Receive Prestigious Award
- Betsy Pugel, who works at the Detector Systems Branch, received the Women in Aerospace's Achievement Award. Goddard Chief Engineer Steven Scott received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Award.
11/28/2011Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum Available for Interviews
- Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1.
11/28/2011Coverage Set For Next Soyuz Crew Launch And Docking
- Fresh off the arrival of three new crew members at the International Space Station, the next trio of residents is set to launch to the outpost Dec. 21.
11/28/2011NASA Awards Financial and Business Management Services Contract
- NASA selected Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC, of Houston to provide financial and business management services for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and other entities at agency's Johnson Space Center.
11/28/2011Call for Media: ESA Mars500 crew in France, Italy and Spain
   PR 33 2011 - After their 17-month simulated voyage to the Red Planet, ESA's two Mars500 crewmembers, Romain Charles and Diego Urbina, are returning from Russia. The two will talk about their experience with media in Paris, Rome and near Madrid in early December.
11/26/2011NASA Launches Most Robust Rover to Explore Mars
- NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory.
11/26/2011NASA Launches Most Capable and Robust Rover to Mars
> NASA began a historic voyage to Mars with the Nov. 26 launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, which carries a car-sized rover named Curiosity.
11/25/2011AKARI operation completed
11/25/2011Asian Winter School in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)
11/25/2011NASA Administrator Tours Company Assisting With Mars Rover Launch
- NASA Administrator Tours Company Assisting With Mars Rover Launch
11/25/2011Space Lab student competition on YouTube attracts 5500 teams
   ESA astronauts will join Google and YouTube managers on 30 November to present highlights of the 'Space Lab' competition. Space Lab is challenging students around the world to design a science experiment for the International Space Station.
11/24/2011ESA station keeps contact with Russian Mars mission Phobos-Grunt
   Following the first successful contact on Tuesday, ESA's tracking station in Australia again established two-way communication with Russia's Phobos–Grunt spacecraft on 23 November. The data received from the spacecraft have been sent to the Russian mission control centre for analysis.
11/23/2011Scientists Simulate Moon and Mars Exploration in Mojave Desert
- NASA and collaborators returned to the Mojave Desert to complete field tests and simulations to investigate how humans will conduct science on the moon or Mars.
11/23/2011Mars Science Laboratory Launch Milestones
> NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is tucked inside its Atlas V rocket, ready for launch on Nov. 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11/23/2011NASA Hosts Second Annual Education Stakeholders' Summit
- NASA's Office of Education will host the second Education Stakeholders' Summit Nov. 29-Dec. 2 in Chantilly, Va. The summit's theme is "An Innovative Solution for the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow."
11/23/2011ESA tracking station establishes contact with Russia’s Mars mission
   On Tuesday, 22 November at 20:25 GMT, ESA's tracking station at Perth, Australia, established contact with Russia's Phobos-Grunt spacecraft. Contact with the Mars mission was lost shortly after separation from the launch vehicle was confirmed on 8 November.
11/23/2011Satellites and Sun connect isolated communities to the world
   A mobile phone unit connecting isolated communities to the rest of the world using satellites and solar power has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum.
11/22/2011Return of the Soyuz Spacecraft (27S/TMA-02M) with Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa aboard
11/22/2011NASA's Hubble Finds Stellar Life and Death in a Globular Cluster
A new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image shows globular cluster NGC 1846, a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands... (
11/22/2011NPP'S VIIRS Instrument Returns First Infrared Data
- The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011.
11/21/2011NASA Worker Wins 2011 Presidential SAVE Award
- A financial manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center won the 2011 Presidential SAVE award.
11/21/2011NASA Expands Women@NASA Website to Encourage Girls to Pursue Stem Careers
- NASA has expanded its Women@NASA website to include Aspire 2 Inspire, a new feature aimed at helping middle school girls explore education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
11/21/2011Smithsonian Channel To Air Special "Arthur Christmas" Segment Featuring NASA Spinoff Technology
- We all know about NASA's outstanding accomplishments in space, but few of us know just how much the space agency has accomplished right here at home. Except for Arthur. Arthur Christmas, that is.
11/21/2011NASA Awards New Protective Services Contract
- NASA has awarded Excalibur Associates Inc. of Alexandria, Va., a contract to provide protective services at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La.
11/21/2011ESA Council opens up to ten EU Member States
   Responding to the growing interest within Europe in space matters, ESA has invited 10 more countries to participate in meetings of its governing Council.
11/21/2011First-class views of the world below
   Images of some of our planet’s most beautiful features can be seen from the comfort of your Air France aircraft thanks to satellites.
11/21/2011NASA Updates Prelaunch Events for Mars Science Lab
> NASA has updated information about the news conferences and other events for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover launch.
11/21/2011Space Station Trio Lands Safely in Kazakhstan
- Three Station crew members safely returned to Earth on Monday, wrapping up nearly six months in space.
11/21/2011NASA Updates Prelaunch Events For Mars Science Lab Mission
- NASA has updated the news conferences, events and operating hours for the press site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover launch.
11/21/2011NASA's Airborne Observatory Views Star Forming Region W40
- A new image from SOFIA provides the highest resolution mid-infrared image taken to-date of the massive star formation region in our galaxy known as W40.
11/21/2011NASA Ames Features Live Broadcast of Mars Launch
- News media are invited to observe a live televised broadcast of the launch of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft with the Curiosity rover on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in the Exploration Center at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
11/18/2011SpaceX searches for new commercial launch site
11/18/2011Area Residents Invited to Visit Rocket Development Facility
11/18/2011Astronaut, Food Scientist To Discuss Thanksgiving In Space
- Please pass the irradiated smoked turkey, thermostable yams and freeze-dried green beans.
11/18/2011NASA Announces Prelaunch Events for Mars Science Lab Mission
- News conferences, events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the agency's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover launch.
11/18/2011NASA Announces Space Shuttle Closeout Contract Modification
- NASA announced the Space Shuttle Program and subcontractor closeout modification to the Space Program Operations Contract (SPOC) with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston, valued at $232.9 million.
11/18/2011MSL Entry, Descent and Landing Instrumentation (MEDLI)
- Sensors in MSL's heat shield feed NASA researchers' curiosity about high-speed flight in out-of-this-world atmospheres.
11/17/2011NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion
Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.
11/17/2011NASA Makes Science Communication Competition Interplanetary
- NASA, Cheltenham Festivals (UK) and the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science (BMSIS) are pleased to announce a partnership to operate a FameLab competition for the first time. The competition will be held in the fields of astrobiology and planetary sciences, and is open to all scientists working in these diverse areas of research.
11/17/2011NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes In Motion
- Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.
11/17/2011ESA’s ‘Earth from Space’ web-TV takes off
   Discover more about our planet with the new Earth from Space video programme. Join us every Friday at 10:00 CET for an 800 km-high tour with spectacular images from Earth-observing satellites.
11/17/2011Assembly Stand Completed for NASA's Webb Telescope Flight Optics
- The giant steel frame, now at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will be used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of the Webb telescope.
11/17/2011NASA Orbiter Catches Mars Sand Dunes in Motion
> Images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show sand dunes and ripples moving across the surface of Mars at dozens of locations and shifting up to several yards.
11/17/2011NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
> NASA'S turning up the heat and weaving a path toward future exploration with development of new game-changing technologies.
11/17/2011Seattle Museum Of Flight Hosts NASA Future Forum Dec. 9
- The second NASA Future Forum of 2011 will be held at The Museum of Flight in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST.
11/17/2011NASA's Hubble Confirms that Galaxies Are the Ultimate Recyclers
Galaxies learned to "go green" early in the history of the universe, continuously recycling immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements to build successive... (
11/17/2011NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
- A manufacturing process using electron beams could mean big savings and environmental benefits.
11/16/2011Cassini Chronicles Life of Saturn's Giant Storm
> New images and animated movies from NASA's Cassini spacecraft chronicle the birth and evolution of the colossal storm that ravaged the northern face of Saturn for nearly a year.
11/16/2011NASA Administrator Bolden Lauds Apollo 11 Crew And John Glenn
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made remarks today during a ceremony in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, where leaders of Congress honored astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with congressional gold medals.
11/16/2011NASA Probe Data Show Evidence Of Liquid Water On Icy Europa
- Data from a NASA planetary mission have provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water, equal in volume to the North American Great Lakes, beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon, Europa.
11/16/2011NASA Named One of Best Places to Work in Government
- NASA remains one of the best places to work in the federal government. In a survey released today by the Partnership for Public Service, a nonprofit, non-partisan organization, the agency retains its ranking of number five.
11/16/2011NASA Hosts 150 Twitter Followers at Mars Rover Launch
> NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
11/16/2011NASA Probe Data Show Liquid Water Evidence on Europa
> NASA's Galileo mission data have provided evidence of what appears to be a subsurface body of liquid water, with a volume equal to the Great Lakes, on Jupiter's moon, Europa.
11/16/2011NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Launch Of Mars Rover
- NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
11/16/2011NASA'S Diverse Collaborations Spread The Stem Education Message
- NASA's Office of Education is collaborating with a variety of organizations this week to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and increase academic excellence.
11/16/2011Elementary School Families Invited to a Free Inside Look at NPP
- Goddard's Visitor Center will host a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP).
11/16/2011Cosmic particle accelerators get things going
   ESA's Cluster satellites have discovered that cosmic particle accelerators are more efficient than previously thought. The discovery has revealed the initial stages of acceleration for the first time, a process that could apply across the Universe.
11/16/2011NASA Invites Media to Mars Science Lectures
- News media are invited to hear NASA’s David Blake give a free public lecture about Mars and NASA’s next mission to Mars—the Mars Science Laboratory—at 7 p.m. PST Thursday, Nov. 17 in the NASA Ames Exploration Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
11/16/2011NASA Probe Data Show Evidence of Liquid Water on Icy Europa
- Data from a NASA planetary mission have provided scientists evidence of what appears to be a body of liquid water, equal in volume to the North American Great Lakes, beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon, Europa.
11/15/2011Observation results of flooding in Thailand by Pi-SAR-L (L-band-Polarimetric and interferometry-Synthetic Aperture Radar)
11/15/2011NASA's Supercomputer Maintains Ranking, Supporting More Research
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA's largest supercomputer, Pleiades, maintained its status as seventh on the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful, high-performance computers.
11/15/2011NASA Receives Clean Audit Opinion
- NASA has released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), which provides a summary of the agency's annual performance and financial information.
11/15/2011NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
> NASA will host a Science Update at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to discuss new theories concerning Jupiter's icy moon Europa.
11/15/2011NASA Sharing Underwater Training Facility With Petroleum Industry
- Astronauts and oil field workers will share a training facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston thanks to a new agreement that takes advantage of excess capacity at the agency's underwater training pool.
11/15/20112011 Awards Presented For Achievements In Earth Remote Sensing
- NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the 2011 William T. Pecora awards to Alan H. Strahler, professor of geography and environment at Boston University, and to the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing at a ceremony Tuesday in Herndon, Va.
11/15/2011NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
- NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
11/15/2011NASA Accepting Applications For Future Astronauts
- Do you dream of flying in space? Now is your chance. NASA is accepting applications for the agency's next class for the Astronaut Candidate Program.
11/15/2011NASA Hosting Science Update About Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa
- News media are invited to interview NASA Planetary Scientist Jeff Moore in addition to viewing a live televised broadcast of a Science Update from NASA Headquarters about new theories concerning Jupiter's at 10 a.m. PST on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
11/15/2011Elementary Students in Hawaii Remotely Operate NASA Rovers for World Leaders
- During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Conference held Nov. 7-13, 2011, NASA collaborated with the University of Hawai’i Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) to share the excitement of exploration and robotics technology with elementary school children and even some APEC delegates.
11/15/20112011 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Video Contest
- NASA is now accepting submissions for the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest, which aims to raise awareness of how NASA technology benefits the public.
11/14/2011On Estimating Global Monthly Carbon Dioxide Fluxes by Region, utilizing the observational data obtained by the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite "IBUKI" (GOSAT)
11/14/2011NASA Kicks Off Application Process For New Astronauts
- NASA Kicks Off Application Process For New Astronauts
11/14/2011Voyager 2 Completes Switch to Backup Thruster Set
> NASA's Voyager 2 has successfully switched to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft.
11/14/2011NASA Invites Media to Interview Mars Science Lab Scientist
- News media are invited to interview NASA scientist David Blake, a principal investigator for the Mars Science Laboratory, at a briefing and lab demo at 10 a.m. PST, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, in building 239, room B-48, at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
11/14/2011NASA, USGS Announce Media Briefing: How Will We Sustain a More Populated Planet?
- Experts in mapping and monitoring our planet will describe present conditions and outline the future of many of Earth's natural resources.
11/13/2011New Space Station Crew Members Launch from Kazakhstan
- NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin launched to the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday.
11/11/2011NASA Releases Updated Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55
> NASA Scientists working with the Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have released a second, longer, more refined movie clip of asteroid 2005 YU55.
11/11/2011Spinning blood device set to safeguard astronaut health
   ESA has begun developing a new blood-testing device for astronauts on the International Space Station. A wide range of ailments from diabetes to heart disease should be diagnosable in moments from a single drop of astronaut blood.
11/11/2011First Vega launch campaign aims for January liftoff
   The first Vega launch campaign began on Monday at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana with the installation of the first stage on the pad. Europe’s new small launcher is on track for its maiden flight at the end of January.
11/11/2011Space and its benefits for citizens and society: A top priority for Europe
   After the recent launch of the first Galileo satellites – an event of paramount political importance for Europe – politicians, policymakers, space agency managers, industrialists, satellite operators and members of civil society gathered at the European Parliament in Brussels on 8–9 November for the 4th Conference on EU Space Policy.
11/10/2011Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) 1st Research Announcement (Algorithm Development)
11/10/2011'Preparing Matcha (powdered green tea) in space' was performed in Kibo
11/10/2011Ocean Temperatures Can Predict Amazon Fire Season Severity
- Researchers created a model to predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South America months in advance.
11/10/2011NPP Satellite Acquires First Moisture Measurements
- The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder on board NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first low-atmosphere moisture measurements on November 8, 2011.
11/10/2011NASA Ready For November Launch Of Car-Sized Mars Rover
- NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida's Space Coast at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25.
11/10/2011NASA Sets MSL/ATLAS V Launch Coverage Events
- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft with the Curiosity rover is set to launch to the planet Mars aboard an Atlas V rocket on Nov. 25, 2011 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
11/10/2011NASA Ready for November Launch of Car-Size Mars Rover
> NASA's most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the mostintriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a Nov. 25 launch from Florida.
11/10/2011New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous
> The very first stars in our universe were not the behemoths scientists had once thought, according to new simulations performed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
11/10/2011Nasa's Hubble Observes Young Dwarf Galaxies Bursting With Stars
- Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population of young dwarf galaxies brimming with star formation.
11/10/2011International consensus on joint space exploration
   PR 31 2011 - Representatives from 28 countries, the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) met in Lucca, Italy, on 10 November for the Third International Conference on Exploration and the first High-level International Space Exploration Platform.
11/10/2011Hubble Uncovers Tiny Galaxies Bursting with Star Birth in Early Universe
Using its near-infrared vision to peer 9 billion years back in time, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered an extraordinary population... (
11/10/2011The Tarantula Glows with X-rays and Infrared Light
> The Tarantula nebula can be seen here in a web of dust and multimillion-degree gas.
11/10/2011NASA Sets Mars Science Laboratory Launch Coverage
> News conferences and other events are planned in advance of the Nov. 25 launch of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
11/09/2011Announcement on suspending the Earth Observation Information System
11/09/2011LDCM Past Another Milestone
- 11.9.11 - The NASA Agency Program Management Council unanimously approved the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) to proceed to into Phase D following a Key Decision Point-D (KDP-D) review at NASA Headquarters on November 8, 2011.
11/09/2011NASA's New Upper Stage Engine Passes Major Test
- NASA conducted a successful 500-second test firing of the J-2X rocket engine on Wednesday, Nov. 9, marking another important step in development of an upper stage for the heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS).
11/09/2011International Team To Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf
- An international team of researchers funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea.
11/09/2011NASA Space Station Crewmen Available For In-Flight Interviews
- Two NASA astronauts soon will be aboard the International Space Station and available for regularly scheduled interview opportunities with accredited news media.
11/09/2011International Team To Drill Beneath Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf
- An international team of researchers funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) will travel next month to one of Antarctica's most active, remote and harsh spots to determine how changes in the waters circulating under an active ice sheet are causing a glacier to accelerate and drain into the sea.
11/09/2011Was the Real Discovery of the Expanding Universe Lost in Translation?
Writing in the Nov. 10 issue of the journal Nature, Space Telescope Science Institute astrophysicist Mario Livio solves the mystery of why paragraphs... (
11/09/2011Elon Musk Statement on USAF New Entrant Criteria
11/08/2011NASA Administrator Names Peck Agency’s Chief Technologist
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Cornell University Professor Mason Peck to be the agency's chief technologist, effective in January.
11/08/2011NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Upcoming Mars Rover Launch
- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the largest and most capable rover to be sent to another planet.
11/08/2011NASA to Hold Media Briefing About Mars Rover Launch
> NASA will hold a news conference Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory, with the largest and most capable rover going to another planet.
11/08/2011NASA Proposes Orion Spacecraft Test Flight In 2014
- NASA Proposes Orion Spacecraft Test Flight In 2014
11/08/2011New NASA Material Redefines 'Dark'
- NASA engineers have produced a material that absorbs more than 99 percent of the light that hits it, across multiple wavelengths.
11/08/2011Battered Tharsis Tholus volcano on Mars
   The latest image released from Mars Express reveals a large extinct volcano that has been battered and deformed over the aeons.
11/08/2011NASA Releases Radar Movie of Asteroid 2005 YU55
> Scientists working with the 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif., have generated a short movie clip of asteroid 2005 YU55.
11/08/2011NASA To Hold Media Briefing About Upcoming Mars Rover Launch
- NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), the largest and most capable rover to be sent to another planet.
11/08/2011Scientists Prepare for Coming ATTREX Climate Study
- Multi-year NASA airborne campaign to study the humidity and chemical composition of the tropical tropopause over the Pacific Ocean in 2013-2014.
11/07/2011NASA-Sponsored Robotics Teams Gear Up for 2012
- The CalGames robot contests have begun! NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. is supporting two competitive high school robotics teams: Space Cookies Team 1868, and Cheesy Poofs Teams 252 and 254.
11/07/2011NASA Captures New Images of Large Asteroid Passing Earth
- NASA’s Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth.
11/07/2011NASA Captures New Images of Large Asteroid Passing Earth
> NASA's Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, Calif. has captured new radar images of Asteroid 2005 YU55 passing close to Earth.
11/07/2011International rendezvous in Lucca on global space exploration
   Discussions will focus on space exploration when ministers and heads of agencies of most of the world’s space-faring countries rendezvous on Thursday in Lucca, Italy.
11/07/2011Cassini Flyby Focuses on Saturn's Moon Enceladus
> Saturn's moon Enceladus shows its icy face and famous plumes in raw, unprocessed images captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its successful flyby on Nov. 6, 2011.
11/07/2011NASA Selects Contractor For Engineering And Scientific Services
- NASA has selected Vantage Partners LLC of Lanham, Md., to provide engineering and scientific services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
11/07/2011NASA Hosts Teleconference On Expedition To Antarctic Hot Spot
- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to discuss a new field campaign season on one of Antarctica's "hottest" spots: the rapidly-melting Pine Island Glacier.
11/07/2011Former Goddard Center Director John Townsend Dead at 87
- John W. "Jack" Townsend, Jr., a space pioneer among the first employees of the newly formed Goddard Space Flight Center in 1959, WHO later served as its Director, died October 29 of lung cancer. He was 87.
11/05/2011Voyager 2 to Switch to Backup Thruster Set
> NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft.
11/04/2011Gold dust collection in the sky: World's largest asteroid database made by AKARI
11/04/2011JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, August 2011
11/04/2011Galileo satellites handed over to control centre in Germany
   Europe’s first two Galileo satellites have reached their final operating orbits, opening the way for activating and testing their navigation payloads.
11/04/2011Conference on Space Policy for society and citizens
   Space as a key sector for Europe and its citizens will be the subject of a conference that will be held on 8 & 9 November at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament.
11/04/2011NASA Seeks Space Technology Graduate Fellowship Applicants
- NASA is seeking applications from graduate students for the agency's second class of Space Technology Research Fellowships.
11/04/2011Free Lecture at Goddard: Why Space Telescopes Are Amazing
- The public is invited to a free talk to learn "Why Space Telescopes Are Amazing," presented by NASA scientist Dr. Jane Rigby. The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center on Nov. 10, 2011, at 7 p.m. EDT.
11/04/2011Welcome back and thank you, Mars500
   The record-breaking simulated mission to Mars has ended with smiling faces after 17 months. Mars500’s six brave volunteers stepped out of their ‘spacecraft’ today to be welcomed by the waiting scientists – happy that the venture had worked even better than expected.
11/03/2011Media Invited To View Next J-2x Rocket Engine Test
- Reporters are invited to NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Wednesday, Nov. 9 to view a test firing of the J-2X rocket engine, a key component of NASA's Space Launch System, which will carry the Orion spacecraft, its crew, cargo, equipment and science experiments beyond Earth orbit.
11/03/2011NASA's Cassini Makes a New Pass at Enceladus
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft will acquire the first detailed radar images of Saturn's moon Enceladus during a flyby on Sunday, Nov. 6.
11/03/2011NASA's Fermi Finds Youngest Millisecond Pulsar, 100 Pulsars To-Date
- An international team of scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has discovered a surprisingly powerful millisecond pulsar that challenges existing theories about how these objects form.
11/02/2011NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground
A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
11/02/2011Space Station Astronauts Connect Live With D.C. Students
- To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.
11/02/2011NASA Study Of Clay Minerals Suggests Watery Martian Underground
- A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
11/02/2011NASA Announces New Advisory Council Chairman
- NASA Announces New Advisory Council Chairman
11/02/2011NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground
> A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
11/02/2011Where on Earth? Take the Quiz
> Test your skills as a geographical detective in the latest "Where on Earth?" quiz from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
11/02/2011Space Station Astronauts Connect Live With D.C. Students
- To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.
11/01/2011Seen from Space : Drop in sea surface temperature after the passage of typhoon
11/01/2011Kepler Mission Manager Update
- Busy times are routine for the Kepler project team. Since my last update, we have announced several more confirmed planets -- Kepler-16b, and the Kepler 18 system (18b, 18c, and 18d).
11/01/2011White House Honors NASA With Greengov Presidential Award
- NASA has won a GreenGov Presidential Award from the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The GreenGov awards celebrate exceptional efforts to promote sustainability in federal agency operations.
11/01/2011NASA And Space Florida Small Satellite Research Center Partner In Space Launch Challenge
- WASHINGTON -- NASA has signed an agreement with the Space Florida Small Satellite Research Center of Cape Canaveral, Florida, to manage the Nano-Satellite Launch Challenge, one of the agency's new Centennial Challenges prize competitions
11/01/2011NASA Hosting Media Teleconference About Antarctic Ice Mission
- NASA Hosting Media Teleconference About Antarctic Ice Mission
10/31/2011The Forefront of Space Science: Sand of Itokawa
10/31/2011Halloween Weekend Snow Paints a Ghostly Picture in the U.S. Northeast
- A late October snowstorm from a Nor'easter blanketed the eastern U.S. from West Virginia to Maine and broke records the weekend before Halloween Monday
10/31/2011NASA's Fermi to Reveal New Findings About Pulsars
- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss new discoveries about pulsars by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
10/31/2011NASA Kennedy Space Center Hosts Launch: Energy Forum Nov. 11 - 13
- NASA and partners from the LAUNCH: Energy forum will discuss innovative ideas during a three-day forum Nov. 11-13.
10/31/2011Philadelphia Eagles To Honor NASA Astronaut Chris Ferguson During Monday Night Football Nov. 7
- NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson will return to his hometown on Nov. 7 to serve as the Philadelphia Eagles' Honorary Captain during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game.
10/31/2011NASA Signs Agreement with Space Florida to Reuse Kennedy Facilities
- NASA today announced a partnership with Space Florida to exclusively occupy, use and modify Kennedy Space Center's Orbiter Processing Facility-3, the Space Shuttle Main Engine Processing Facility and Processing Control Center.
10/31/2011'Mysteries' Slideshow Highlights Spooky Side of Space
> A disappearing Martian 'bunny,' the Saturn 'hex' and Jupiter's scar face are all featured in an all-new, mysterious slideshow from JPL's Education Office.
10/31/2011NASA Launches JPL-Built Earth Science Experiment
> The launch of NASA's newest Earth spacecraft also deployed a small research satellite with a JPL-built experiment that will prove technology for future Earth missions.
10/31/2011Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Heads for New Discovery as Winter Blows In at Cape York
10/30/2011NASA Statement on Success of Russian Progress Launch
- NASA statement on the Oct. 30 launch of the Progress 45 spacecraft to the International Space Station.
10/28/2011NASA to Announce New Agreement for Kennedy Facilities Monday
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10/28/2011Vega getting ready for exploitation
   ESA PR 30 2011 - The Vega launch vehicle programme has recently taken several major steps towards operation: the decision has been made to start the qualification launch campaign; ESA and Arianespace have ordered four new launchers; studies for the launch of the LISA Pathfinder mission have started.
10/28/2011NASA Launches Multi-Talented Earth-Observing Satellite
- NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite soared into space early today aboard a Delta II rocket after liftoff at ------ a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10/28/2011NASA Seeks Hosts for Space Station Interactive Education Events
- NASA is seeking proposals from educators who are looking for a unique way to inspire the next generation of explorers.
10/28/2011Kepler Corn Maze
- Aerial view of the Kepler Mission-themed corn maze at the Dell’Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, Calif.
10/27/2011Asteroid Lutetia: postcard from the past
   ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed asteroid Lutetia to be a primitive body, left over as the planets were forming in our Solar System. Results from Rosetta's fleeting flyby also suggest that this mini-world tried to grow a metal heart.
10/27/2011NASA Seeking Student Experiments For Balloon Flight
- NASA Seeking Student Experiments For Balloon Flight
10/27/2011NASA Signs Earth Science Agreements With Brazil
- During a visit to South America, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Thursday signed two cooperative Earth science agreements with Agencia Espacial Brasileira (AEB), NASA's counterpart space agency in Brazil.
10/27/2011A Crack in the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf  &rarr
- NASA's IceBridge team has seen a large -- and unexpected -- crack running across Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest and fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica.
10/27/2011Astronomers Pin Down Galaxy Collision Rate
A new analysis of Hubble surveys, including the All-Wavelength Extended Groth Strip International Survey (AEGIS), the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS), and the Great Observatories... (
10/26/2011NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
> NASA scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif., as the space rock safely flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit on Nov. 8.
10/26/2011'Pacman' Nebula Gets Some Teeth
> When viewed in infrared light by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, the "Pacman" nebula looks hungrier than usual.
10/26/2011NASA Television to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival
- NASA Television will provide live launch coverage of a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 30.
10/26/2011Mikulski Opens Webb Telescope Exhibit at Maryland Science Center
- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver joined U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) during a dedication of a permanent exhibit of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to the Maryland Science Center.
10/26/2011NASA'S NEEMO Mission Ending Early Due To Hurricane Rina
- NASA'S NEEMO Mission Ending Early Due To Hurricane Rina
10/26/2011Elon Musk Testifies before Congress on NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program
10/26/2011NASA Welcomes Diverse Groups with Tour of Facilities
- Ames and SACNAS are bringing together talented students to give them a tour of one of our country's leading, world-class research centers.
10/26/2011NASA, Science Technology Featured at Supercomputing Conference
- NASA will highlight the vital role of supercomputing in the search for Earth-size planets, understanding the causes of space weather, relating air quality impacts to the changing weather and climate, improving aircraft performance, designing next-generation spacecraft, and much more at the 24th annual Supercomputing 2011 (SC11) conference.
10/25/2011$10 Million Archon Genomics X PRIZE to Sequence 100 Centenarians’ DNA and Announces Medco as Presenting Sponsor
10/25/2011NASA Hosting Human Space Exploration Workshop
- NASA Hosting Human Space Exploration Workshop
10/25/2011NASA Plans Media Briefings on NPP Launch from California
- NASA will host briefings Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. EDT, to discuss the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission.
10/25/2011NASA Releases Third Status Report On Commercial Partner Progress
- NASA Releases Third Status Report On Commercial Partner Progress
10/25/2011NASA Says Comet Elenin Gone and Should Be Forgotten
> Latest indications are this relatively small comet has broken into even smaller, even less significant, chunks of dust and ice.
10/24/2011AKARI detected the light from the first stars
10/24/2011X PRIZE Benefit Celebrates Innovation in Oil Cleanup, Sets Sights on Breakthroughs in Life Sciences, Education & Global Development
10/24/2011NASA's Next-Generation Space Observatory Comes To Baltimore
- Journalists are invited to an up-close look at a full-size model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Maryland Science Center.
10/24/2011NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery
> A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved.
10/24/2011Media Invited To Orion Spacecraft Water Landing Test At Langley
- Media Invited To Orion Spacecraft Water Landing Test At Langley
10/24/2011NASA Telescopes Help Solve Ancient Supernova Mystery
- A mystery that began nearly 2,000 years ago, when Chinese astronomers witnessed what would turn out to be an exploding star in the sky, has been solved.
10/24/2011NASA Collaborates to Create Disaster Management Technologies
- News media are invited to attend a demonstration of disaster management technologies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PDT at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
10/21/2011Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 years in orbit
   A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets. Celebrating its tenth birthday this week, Proba-1’s unique images are used by hundreds of scientific teams worldwide.
10/21/2011Press Invited To View NASA Satellite Launch From Suitland NOAA Facility
- On Oct. 28, Reporters are invited to join NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan to view the launch of the nation's newest Earth-observing satellite at NOAA's Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Md.
10/21/2011One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe
   PR 29 2011 - The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission.
10/20/2011SpaceX Completes Key Milestone to Fly Astronauts to International
10/20/2011NASA Sponsors 2011 Western Region Robotics Competition
- The robotic wars have begun! High school students from throughout the western United States will test their skills in robotics during the Western Region Robotics Forum, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. PDT Friday Oct. 21, and 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT Saturday Oct. 22, 2011.
10/20/2011National Academy of Engineering Honors JPL Director
> Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been honored by the National Academy of Engineering.
10/20/2011Herschel Finds Oceans of Water in Disk of Nearby Star
> Using data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time cold water vapor enveloping a dusty disk around a young star.
10/20/2011Latest Cassini Images of Enceladus on View
> These raw, unprocessed images of Saturn's moon and its jets were taken on Oct. 19, 2011.
10/20/2011Mars Rover Carries Device for Underground Scouting
> Russia has provided a neutron-shooting instrument called DAN that will enable NASA's next Mars rover to detect water-bearing minerals buried underneath the rover.
10/20/2011NASA Invites Twitter Followers to Launch of Earth-Observing Satellite
- Twenty lucky followers of NASA's Twitter account will get behind-the-scenes access at the launch of the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission.
10/20/2011Herschel Space Observatory Finds Oceans of Water in Planet-Forming Disk Around Nearby Star
- Using data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time cold water vapor enveloping a dusty disk around a young star.
10/20/2011NASA, NOAA Data Show Significant Antarctic Ozone Hole Remains
- The Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, reached its annual peak on Sept. 12.
10/20/2011Significant Antarctic Ozone Hole Remains
- This year's Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, was the ninth largest on record.
10/19/2011NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm In Nearby Solar System
- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system.
10/19/2011NASA Releases Visual Tour Of Earth's Fires
- NASA has released a series of new satellite data visualizations that show tens of millions of fires detected worldwide from space since 2002.
10/19/2011NASA Sets Media Opportunities for Undersea Mission (Update)
- Journalists will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar.
10/19/2011NASA Television to Air Next Space Station Crew Rotation
- NASA Television will broadcast the launch of three new International Space Station residents and the return of three crew members in November.
10/19/2011NASA's Spitzer Detects Comet Storm in Nearby Solar System
> NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has detected signs of icy bodies raining down in an alien solar system.
10/19/2011Spitzer Snaps a Picture of the Coolest of Companions
> Astronomers find a star with a companion as cool as Earth.
10/19/2011The Spark of a New Era
> Three-quarters of a century ago, a small team of banished rocketeers lit a fuse that would eventually carry America to every planet in the solar system.
10/19/2011NASA's Airborne Observatory Reaches New Heights Teaching Science
- NASA recently invited students and the general public to Ames Research Center to tour NASA's next generation airborne observatory, called SOFIA.
10/18/2011Development completed component catalog
10/18/2011Operational Land Imager (OLI) Integration
- 10.18.11 - Engineers at Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, AZ mechanically integrated the Operational Land Imager (OLI) onto the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft.
10/18/2011Orion's Belt Lights Up Cassini's View of Enceladus
> NASA's Cassini mission will take advantage of the position of two of the three stars in Orion's belt when the spacecraft flies by Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wed., Oct. 19.
10/18/2011GAO Report Raises Serious Concerns over ULA Block Buy
10/18/2011NASA Goddard to Host Wavefront and Adaptive Optics Industry Day
- The "Can you See it Now?" campaign, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's technology transfer initiative to bring awareness to Goddard's expertise in wavefront sensing and adaptive optics capabilities, will present the "Wavefront and Adaptive Optics Industry Day Workshop" on Thursday, Nov. 3.
10/18/2011Alabama Students To Chat With Space Station Commander
- Students gathered at Carver High School in Birmingham, Ala., will speak with Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum aboard the International Space Station at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 21.
10/18/2011NASA Deputy Administrator To Speak About Commercial Space Economy
- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will provide keynote remarks at the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) at 8:30 a.m. MDT on Thursday, Oct. 20.
10/18/2011NASA Science Conference Focuses on Diversity
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA’s Ames Research Center is supporting the efforts of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) to bring together a national network of talented students and science professionals committed to increasing diverse individuals’ participation in science.
10/17/2011Three New Flight Directors Chosen To Lead NASA's Mission Control
- NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations.
10/17/2011NASA, Japan Release Improved Topographic Map Of Earth
- NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
10/17/2011NASA, Japan Release Improved Topographic Map of Earth
> NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
10/17/2011CryoSat rocking and rolling
   ESA’s ice satellite is rolling left and right in orbit to help it continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.
10/15/2011First Soyuz ready for liftoff from French Guiana
   The first Soyuz to take off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana was moved to the launch pad yesterday. The rocket that will carry the first two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit is on track for liftoff on 20 October.
10/14/2011Astronaut Hoshide Begins to Tweet!
10/14/2011NASA, NRO, USAF Establish Strategy for Certifying New Expendable Launch Vehicles
- NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the U.S. Air Force signed an agreement this week to establish clear criteria for certification of commercial providers of launch vehicles used for national security space and civil space missions.
10/14/2011NASA Announces Media Opportunities For Undersea Mission
- News media representatives will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar.
10/14/2011Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Ready to Compete for Upcoming DoD Launches
10/13/2011NASA Continues Critical Survey Of Antarctica's Changing Ice
- Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign began the mission's third year of surveys this week over the changing ice of Antarctica.
10/13/2011NASA'S Next-Generation Space Observatory Comes To Baltimore
- Media representatives are invited to an up-close look at a full-size model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Maryland Science Center, located at 601 Light Street in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
10/13/2011Soyuz ready with Galileo satellites for milestone launch
   PR 28 2011 - International space cooperation will be highlighted in a historic event on 20 October: the launch of Europe’s first Galileo navigation satellites on Russia’s first Soyuz rocket to depart from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
10/13/2011Ambitious Hubble Survey Obtaining New Dark Matter Census
Cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (or MACS 1206 for short) is one of the first targets in a Hubble Space Telescope survey that will allow astronomers to construct... (
10/12/2011NASA's Dawn Science Team Presents Early Science Results
> Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission have provided details about the southern hemisphere of Vesta, which boasts one of the largest mountains in the solar system.
10/12/2011Giant Webb Space Telescope Model to "Land" in Baltimore
Baltimore's Maryland Science Center is going to be the "landing site" for the full-scale model of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope... (
10/12/2011Amateur skywatchers help space hazards team
   For the first time, observations coordinated by ESA's space hazards team have found an asteroid that comes close enough to Earth to pose an impact threat. The space rock was found by amateur astronomers, highlighting the value of 'crowd-sourcing' to science and planetary defence.
10/12/2011Goddard Invites Elementary Students, Families to Learn About Mars
- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), a suite of instruments aboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover, as well as Mars geology.
10/12/2011NASA Announces Two National Student Science Competitions
- NASA is offering students the opportunity to compete in two microgravity challenges: "Dropping In a Microgravity Environment," or DIME, and "What If No Gravity?" or WING.
10/12/2011NASA Readies New Type Of Earth-Observing Satellite For Launch
- NASA is planning an Oct. 27 launch of the first Earth-observing satellite to measure both global climate changes and key weather variables.
10/11/2011Winning Teams Announced in the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE
10/11/2011NASA, Lockheed Martin to Host Space Weather Workshop
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to attend a "Space Weather Risks and Society" workshop at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Oct. 15-16, 2011 to hear experts discuss solar storms and how to lessen their potential catastrophic impact on Earth.
10/11/2011NASA Transfers Endeavour Title To California Science Center
- NASA transferred title and ownership of space shuttle Endeavour to the California Science Center (CSC) during a ceremony Tuesday at the center in Los Angeles.
10/11/2011NASA Administrator Visits the Kennedy Space Center
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Space Coast community leaders, Kennedy Space Center employees and news media representatives during a Tuesday visit to Florida.
10/11/2011NASA Releases New Interactive Space Communications Game
- NASA has released an interactive, educational video game called NetworKing that depicts how the Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) network operates. The release of the video game coincides with the close of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10.
10/11/2011Media Invited to 'Signposts of Planets' Meeting at NASA Goddard
- The "Signposts of Planets" meeting being held Oct. 18-20 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will bring together dozens of observers, modelers, and instrument builders to explore the relationship between exoplanets and the circumstellar disks in which they form.
10/11/2011Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
> The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became JPL will be celebrated with a free, public screening of a new documentary at Caltech on Oct. 25.
10/11/2011NASA, Moffett Historical Society Launch USS Macon Airship Model
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – The airship USS Macon arrived at Naval Air Station Moffett on October 15, 1933. To commemorate the event, NASA’s Ames Research Center and the Moffett Historical Society will mark its 78th anniversary by launching a 20-foot working model of the USS Macon on Saturday, October 15, 2011in Moffett’s Hangar Two.
10/11/2011NASA Releases New Interactive Space Communications Game
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA has released an interactive, educational video game called NetworKing that depicts how the Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) network operates. The release of the video game coincides with the close of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10.
10/10/2011New View of Vesta Mountain From NASA's Dawn Mission
> A new image from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows a mountain three times as high as Mt. Everest, amidst the topography in the south polar region of the giant asteroid Vesta.
10/10/2011Call for media: Mars500, welcome back to Earth
   ESA PR 27 2011 Since June last year, the six crewmembers of a simulated mission to Mars have been isolated in a special facility near Moscow. They will ‘arrive back on Earth’ on 4 November and go into quarantine for four days for medical checks. Media are invited to meet the crew at a press conference on 8 November in Moscow.
10/10/2011Video Documents Three-Year Trek on Mars by NASA Rover
> A sequence of images, each taken at the end of a Martian day's drive, and a soundtrack from rover accelerometer data make a unique audio-visual record of a trek on Mars.
10/10/2011ESA joins YouTube Space Lab student space competition
   Today, ESA joins the launch of 'YouTube Space Lab', an exciting campaign initiated by YouTube, NASA, Space Adventures and Lenovo that challenges students around the world to design a science experiment for the International Space Station.
10/07/2011NASA Performs Student Experiments For Whole World To See
- NASA announced it will provide support to Space Adventures, Ltd. of Vienna, Va., to conduct a global competition for students to design experiments that will be performed in space and broadcast around the world.
10/07/2011Call for Media: 20 years of ERS missions
   ESA PR 26 2011 - ERS-2 was retired from service in September. To mark 20 years of the ERS Earth observation mission, media are invited to ESA headquarters in Paris on 12 October. The event will highlight the key scientific and technological achievements of the mission.
10/07/2011Kepler Mission-Themed Corn Maze Attracts More Than a Thousand Visitors
- More than a thousand visitors turned out for the Kepler Mission-themed corn maze on Oct. 1, 2011, hosted by NASA and the Dell’Osso Family Farm of Lathrop, Calif.
10/06/2011X PRIZE Foundation Announces Three-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Sponsorship with Shell for Prizes Promoting Exploration of Space, Oceans and Land
10/06/2011Astronomers Find Elusive Planets in Decade-Old Hubble Data
> Scientists are digging up planetary finds from old images taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
10/06/2011Astronomers Find Elusive Planets in Decade-Old Hubble Data
In a painstaking re-analysis of Hubble Space Telescope images from 1998, astronomers have found visual evidence for two extrasolar planets that went undetected... (
10/06/2011ESA finds that Venus has an ozone layer too
   ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus. Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers on Earth and Mars will help astronomers refine their searches for life on other planets.
10/06/2011NASA Developing Instruments For New Solar Orbiter Mission
- NASA will begin development and testing of two science instruments, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), to be placed on ESA's newly selected Solar Orbiter mission.
10/06/2011NASA's Moon Twins Going Their Own Way
> NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)-B spacecraft successfully executed its first flight path correction maneuver Wednesday, Oct. 5.
10/06/2011NASA Administrator Available To Media At Kennedy Oct. 11
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be available to media during a visit to the agency's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. EDT.
10/06/2011NASA Invites Twitter Fans To A Tweetup At Langley Research Center
- NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to register for a Tweetup and behind-the-scenes tour of the agency's first laboratory, NASA's Langley Research Center. NASA will host 50 social media guests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Hampton, Va., facility.
10/06/2011NASA Offers Rare Opportunity to Tour Airborne Observatory
- Reporters are invited to explore NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT on Oct. 14, 2011, at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
10/06/2011Guided Tour of Solar System Movie Debuts Oct. 11
- Take a free guided tour of the wonders of our solar system in 'The Wanderers,' the new Science on a Sphere (SOS) movie premiering at the Visitors Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
10/05/2011Seen from Space : The Curonian Spit on the Baltic Sea
10/05/2011Observation Completion by Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-EOS (AMSR-E)
10/05/2011The Forefront of Space Science : Electric Rocket: Game-Changing Technology
10/05/2011Did Earth's oceans come from comets?
   ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has found water in a comet with almost exactly the same composition as Earth's oceans. The discovery revives the idea that our planet's seas could once have been giant icebergs floating through space.
10/05/2011NASA Announces News Briefing On Next Earth Science Launch
- NASA will hold a news briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 1 p.m. EDT, on the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP), scheduled to launch on Oct. 27 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
10/05/2011Space Observatory Provides Clues To Creation Of Earth's Oceans
- Astronomers have found a new cosmic source for the same kind of water that appeared on Earth billions of years ago and created the oceans. The findings may help explain how Earth's surface ended up covered in water.
10/05/2011Space Observatory Provides Clues to Creation of Earth's Oceans
> Astronomers have found a new cosmic source for the same kind of water that appeared on Earth billions of years ago and created the oceans.
10/05/2011Mars Science Laboratory Meets its Match in Florida
> In a "match made for Mars," major components of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory have been connected at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, several weeks before launch.
10/04/2011First Vega starts journey to Europe’s Spaceport
   The first elements of Europe’s new Vega small launcher left Italy last Thursday to begin their long journey to Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, marking the final step towards its inaugural flight in January.
10/04/2011Astrophysicist Adam Riess Wins the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics
Adam Riess, an astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in Physics and Astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University... (
10/04/2011Dark and bright: ESA chooses next two science missions
   ESA PR 25 2011 - The powerful influence of the Sun and the nature of the mysterious 'dark energy' motivate ESA’s next two science missions. Solar Orbiter and Euclid were selected today by ESA's Science Programme Committee for implementation, with launches planned for 2017 and 2019.
10/04/2011NASA Selects Technology Payloads For Reduced-Gravity Flights
- NASA has selected nine proposals to demonstrate new technologies for the second set of payloads to fly on commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicles and the Zero-G commercial parabolic aircraft.
10/04/2011Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits Second-Lowest Level
- Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record.
10/04/2011NASA Ames to Celebrate Moon at Festive Event
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., will host a free event celebrating the moon from noon to 11 p.m. PDT on Saturday, Oct. 8 to celebrate the 2011 International Observe the Moon Night.
10/04/2011NASA Movie on Ocean Circulation Gets Visitors in the 'LOOP'
- When balance teeters, movement results. This simple idea is the fuel for a new movie from NASA called LOOP, opening Oct. 6 around the country in Science On a Sphere theaters.
10/03/2011NASA Awards Historic Green Aviation Prize
- NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.
10/03/2011NASA Invites Students To Name Moon-Bound Spacecraft
- NASA has a class assignment for U.S. students: help the agency give the twin spacecraft headed to orbit around the moon new names.
10/03/2011NASA To Seek Applicants For Next Astronaut Candidate Class
- In early November, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates who will support long-duration missions to the International Space Station and future deep space exploration activities.
10/03/2011Saturn's Geyser Moon Enceladus Shows off for NASA's Cassini
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its Oct. 1 flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus and its dramatic plumes of water vapor and ice.
10/03/2011NASA Mars Rovers Win Popular Mechanics 'Breakthrough' Award
> NASA Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the team that made and operated them, will receive a lifetime achievement award from Popular Mechanics magazine this month.
10/03/2011NASA Invites Students to Name Moon-Bound Spacecraft
> NASA has a class assignment for U.S. students: help the agency give the twin spacecraft headed to orbit around the moon new names.
10/03/2011NASA Awards Historic Green Aviation Prize
- NASA has awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry.
10/02/2011NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
> A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.
10/02/2011NASA Leads Study Of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
- A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.
09/30/2011Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Digs In at Endeavour, Team Remembers 9/11
09/30/2011NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins New Vesta Mapping Orbit
> NASA's Dawn spacecraft has completed a gentle spiral into its new science orbit for an even closer view of the giant asteroid Vesta.
09/30/2011NASA Modifies Launch Service Contract To Add Delta II Rocket
- NASA Modifies Launch Service Contract To Add Delta II Rocket
09/30/2011NASA Awards Protective Services Contract At Kennedy
- NASA Awards Protective Services Contract At Kennedy
09/30/2011NASA Modifies Contract To Continue Ground Operations Work
- NASA Modifies Contract To Continue Ground Operations Work
09/30/2011NASA Scientist Unveils New Chemical Detection Technology
- NASA scientists are creating technology that can detect hazardous chemical compounds in the air with a smart phone.
09/30/2011President Obama Visits California’s Silicon Valley
- President Barack Obama’s arrival onboard Air Force One on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 at Moffett Federal Airfield marked his first landing at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
09/29/2011Space Telescopes Reveal Secrets of Turbulent Black Hole
An international team of astronomers using five different telescopes has uncovered striking features around a supermassive black hole in the core of the distant... (
09/29/2011The washable wearable antenna
   Wearing an antenna – without anyone knowing – is making a splash in the world of search and rescue.
09/29/2011ESA spacecraft reveal new anatomy around a black hole
   A fleet of spacecraft including ESA's XMM-Newton and Integral have shown unprecedented details close to a supermassive black hole. They reveal huge 'bullets' of gas being driven away from the 'gravitational monster'.
09/29/2011NASA Supercomputer Enables Largest Cosmological Simulations
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Scientists have generated the largest and most realistic cosmological simulations of the evolving universe to-date, thanks to NASA’s powerful Pleiades supercomputer. Using the "Bolshoi" simulation code, researchers hope to explain how galaxies and other very large structures in the universe changed since the Big Bang.
09/29/2011NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
- NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
09/29/2011NASA Spacecraft Revealing More Details About Planet Mercury
- NASA Spacecraft Revealing More Details About Planet Mercury
09/29/2011NASA, Aerospace Business Leaders Discuss Space Launch System -- Next U.S. Heavy Lift Spacecraft -- At Industry Day Event
- NASA leaders met Thursday to discuss acquisition plans for the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket with hundreds of representatives of aerospace industry companies, small businesses and independent entrepreneurs.
09/29/2011NASA Selects Science Investigations For Concept Studies
- NASA has selected 11 science proposals for evaluation as potential future science missions. The proposals outline prospective missions to study the Earth's atmosphere, the sun, the Milky Way galaxy, and Earth-like planets around nearby stars.
09/29/2011NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
> New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.
09/29/2011NASA-Funded Quake Forecast Gets High Score in Study
> A NASA-funded method for forecasting earthquakes in California has received high marks in a comparative study of seven earthquake forecasts.
09/29/2011NASA Selects Science Investigations For Concept Studies
> NASA has selected 11 science proposals, including one from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, for evaluation as potential future science missions.
09/28/2011Goddard Scientist Receives Lindsay Award for Titan Research
- Dr. F. Michael Flasar, an expert on the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, is the recipient of the 46th Annual John C. Lindsay Memorial Award, the highest honor given by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in space science.
09/28/2011150 Of NASA's Twitter Followers Will Be Invited To Mars Rover Launch
- NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/28/2011NASA Announces Tweetup for Mars Rover Launch
> NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers on Nov. 23 and 25 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/28/2011Best of ERS: 20 years of observing Earth
   Watch the celebration and scientific workshop on the legacy of the two ERS satellite missions. The events were held on 27 September at ESRIN, ESA’s centre for Earth observation, in Frascati, Italy.
09/28/2011JPL Participates in Space-Themed Corn Maze
> The seven participating farms around the country planted and designed NASA-themed corn mazes.
09/28/2011NASA Invites Media to Google Green Flight Challenge Expo
- Journalists will get an opportunity to view eight electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft up close on Oct. 3, 2011, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
09/27/2011NASA Announces California Tweetup To Tour Airborne Observatory
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- NASA will host a Tweetup for 50 of its Twitter followers on Oct. 14 at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
09/27/2011European experts follow satellite reentry
   ESA closely monitored the reentry on 24 September of the UARS observatory satellite. The Agency's Space Debris Office worked with NASA and international partners in a coordinated prediction and risk-assessment exercise.
09/27/2011NASA Spacecraft Reveals New Details Of Planet Mercury
- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 29, to discuss new data and images from the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury.
09/27/2011NASA'S Associate Administrator For Science Ed Weiler To Retire
- Ed Weiler, who has worked almost 33 years as a leader in NASA's science exploration programs, will retire from the agency effective Sept. 30.
09/27/2011NASA Announces California Tweetup To Tour Airborne Observatory
- NASA will host a Tweetup for 50 of its Twitter followers on Oct. 14 at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. The Tweetup includes a tour of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft, which will visit Ames.
09/26/2011NASA Scientists Receive Presidential Early Career Awards
- President Obama has named four NASA scientists as recipients of the 2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The NASA recipients and 90 other federal researchers will receive their awards in a ceremony on October 14 in Washington.
09/26/2011NASA Awards Architectural Contract For New Complex At Kennedy
- NASA has selected Hunton Brady Architects, P.A. of Orlando, Fla., to provide design, engineering, and other professional services required to develop a Central Campus Complex at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/26/2011NASA Awards Architectural Contract For Bridge Work At Kennedy
- NASA has selected FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc. of Tallahassee, Fla., to provide architect engineer studies, designs and other professional services required for replacement bridges and rehabilitation of existing bridges at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
09/26/2011NASA to Host News Conference on Asteroid Search Findings
> NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Thurs., Sept. 29, to reveal near-Earth asteroid findings and implications for future research.
09/26/2011NASA To Host News Conference On Asteroid Search Findings
- NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT on Thurs., Sept. 29, to reveal near-Earth asteroid findings and implications for future research. The briefing will take place in the NASA Headquarters James E. Webb Auditorium, located at 300 E St. SW in Washington.
09/26/2011NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Featured in Unique Maze
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to visit Space Farm 7, a unique corn maze commemorating 50 years of human spaceflight by NASA and the Dell'Osso Family Farm in Lathrop, Calif., at 12 p.m. PDT on Oct. 1, 2011.
09/26/2011NASA Partners Uncover New Hypothesis on Crater Debris
- A team of researchers partnered with the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) has developed a new hypothesis for the origin of crater ejecta—debris that is launched out of a crater during meteorite impacts.
09/23/2011NASA to Brief Industry on Space Launch System Procurement
- NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, agency procurement officials, and Space Launch System Program managers will meet with contractors and small-business entrepreneurs Sept. 29 for the Space Launch System Industry Day at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala.
09/23/2011NASA's Space Shuttle Crew Members Host Tweetup in Washington
- NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with Sandy Magnus and Chris Ferguson at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 13.
09/22/2011NASA Posts Global Exploration Roadmap
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09/22/2011Green Aviation
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09/22/2011Exploring an asteroid with the Desert RATS
   Earlier this month, European scientists linked up with astronauts roaming over the surface of an asteroid. Desert RATS, NASA’s realistic simulation of a future mission, this year included a European dimension for the first time.
09/22/2011The Sounds of NASA Available for Download
- Historic and interesting sounds and sound bites from NASA space missions are available for download as ringtones or on your computer for events, errors, alarms and notifications.
09/22/2011NASA Partners with DOE to Construct 'Greenest' Federal Building
- NASA Ames and the Department of Energy are collaborating on technologies and processes for what may be the "greenest" building in the federal government.
09/22/2011The Sounds Of NASA Available For Download
- Historic and interesting sounds and sound bites from NASA space missions are available for download as ringtones or on your computer for events, errors, alarms and notifications.
09/22/2011NASA Completes Orion Spacecraft Parachute Testing In Arizona
- NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft.
09/22/2011Aquarius Yields NASA'S First Global Map Of Ocean Salinity
- NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
09/22/2011Aquarius Yields NASA's First Global Map of Ocean Salinity
> NASA's new Aquarius instrument has produced its first global map of the salinity of the ocean surface, providing an early glimpse of the mission's anticipated discoveries.
09/22/2011NASA 2012 Lunabotics Competition Open For Registration
- NASA is accepting applications from teams of U.S. and international undergraduate and graduate students for the third annual Lunabotics Mining Competition. The event will be at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida May 21-26, 2012.
09/22/2011Light Fantastic: Laser at Inner Harbor Beams Hubble's Heartbeat
Beginning on Sunday, September 25 an outdoor laser exhibit at the Maryland Science Center will present a unique blend of astronomy and art. Hubble spectral... (
09/22/2011NASA Posts Space Launch System Acquisition Overview
- NASA has released the acquisition overview for the Space Launch System (SLS).
09/22/2011New NASA Software Laboratory in W.Va. Named in Honor of Former Astronaut Jon A. McBride
- NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Program (IV&V) will dedicate and name its new software laboratory the Jon McBride Software Testing and Research lab.
09/22/2011Deployment Update
- NASA’s Flying Telescope Showcased at Joint Base Andrews
09/21/2011NASA and The Cleantech Open Partner in Robotics Challenge
- NASA has selected The Cleantech Open of Redwood, Calif., to manage the agency's Night Rover Challenge that will culminate in a competition in fall 2012.
09/21/2011Ariane 5’s fifth launch of 2011
   This evening, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Arabsat-5C and SES-2, into their planned transfer orbits.
09/21/2011NASA, CAFE Foundation Host Google Green Flight Challenge Expo
- The public will get an opportunity early in October to view eight electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft up close at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
09/21/2011Update With Additional Speaker: Media Opportunity With NASA'S SOFIA During Washington Stopover
- NASA is inviting journalists to tour and learn more about the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 12 to 2 p.m. EDT at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
09/21/2011Saturn's Moon Enceladus Spreads Its Influence
> Chalk up one more feat for Saturn's intriguing moon Enceladus. The small, dynamic moon spews out dramatic plumes of water vapor and ice -- first seen by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2005.
09/21/2011Plant Experiments Take Root On Space Station To Inspire Students
- A unique science project designed to sow the excitement of scientific discovery in students is sprouting this week aboard the International Space Station.
09/21/2011NASA Selects Teachers For Student's Reduced Gravity Experiments
- Teachers from 14 NASA Explorer Schools (NES) have been selected for the 2011 School Recognition Award for their contributions to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
09/21/2011Public Invited to "International Observe the Moon Night" at NASA Goddard
- International Observe the Moon Night occurs around the world on October 8, and the public is invited to participate in this free event at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on October 8, 2011 from 7 to 10 p.m. ET.
09/20/2011JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, July 2011
09/20/2011Green Skies Over Santa Rosa
- U.S. teams are preparing to test electric, biofueled and hybrid-powered aircraft, vying to be the most fuel-efficient small aircraft in the world.
09/20/2011Media Accreditation Open For NASA'S Mars Science Lab Launch
- Media Accreditation Open For NASA'S Mars Science Lab Launch
09/20/2011NASA Invites Twitter And Facebook Fans To A Tweetup At Wallops Flight Facility
- NASA Invites Twitter And Facebook Fans To A Tweetup At Wallops Flight Facility
09/20/2011NASA Administrator To Kick Off Aviation Forum
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is scheduled to open the "New Horizons in Aviation Forum" at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Virginia Beach, Va., Convention Center.
09/20/2011NASA Picks Boeing For Composite Cryogenic Propellant Tank Tests
- NASA has selected The Boeing Company of Huntington Beach, Calif., for the Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort.
09/20/2011NASA'S WISE Mission Captures Black Hole's Wildly Flaring Jet
- NASA'S WISE Mission Captures Black Hole's Wildly Flaring Jet
09/20/2011NASA and Cafe Hosting Green Flight Challenge
- NASA and the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation of Santa Rosa, Calif., will hold the 2011 Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, at the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
09/20/2011NASA Announces International Space Apps Competition
- NASA is announcing the International Space Apps Competition to support the Open Government Partnership (OGP), which President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.
09/20/2011NASA's WISE Mission Captures Black Hole's Wildly Flaring Jet
> Astronomers using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have captured rare data of a flaring black hole, revealing new details about these powerful objects and their blazing jets.
09/20/2011Countdown to Europe’s first Soyuz launch under way
   The clock is ticking for the first Soyuz flight from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The rocket, which will carry the first two satellites of Europe’s Galileo navigation system into orbit, is being prepared for launch on 20 October.
09/19/2011Deployment Update
- SOFIA on Display at Stuttgart, Germany
09/19/2011NASA Releases Commercial Crew Draft RFP, Announces CCDEV2 Optional Milestones
- NASA unveiled Monday an outline of its acquisition strategy to procure transportation services from private industry to carry U.S. astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station.
09/19/2011NASA Administrator To Speak At 2011 Air And Space Conference
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak on Monday, Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. EDT at the Air Force Association's 2011 Air and Space Conference at the Gaylord Convention Center at the National Harbor in Maryland.
09/19/2011NASA Announces 15th Undersea Exploration Mission Date And Crew
- An international crew of astronauts will venture into the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 17 to test innovative solutions to possible engineering challenges during a crewed mission to an asteroid.
09/19/2011Origin of Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Remains a Mystery
> The family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit according to new observations.
09/19/2011NASA's Wise Raises Doubt About Asteroid Family Believed Responsible for Dinosaur Extinction
- Observations from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission indicate the family of asteroids some believed was responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs is not likely the culprit, keeping the case open on one of Earth's greatest mysteries.
09/19/2011Tests Under Way On The Sunshield For NASA'S Webb Telescope
- NASA is testing an element of the sunshield that will protect the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors and instruments during its mission to observe the most distant objects in the universe.
09/19/2011The Challenge Is On: Robot Prize Competition Registration Opens
- NASA and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, Mass., are seeking teams to compete in a robot technology demonstration competition with a potential $1.5 million prize.
09/19/2011Tests Under way on the Sunshield for NASA's Webb Telescope
- NASA is testing an element of the sunshield that will protect the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors and instruments during its mission to observe the most distant objects in the universe.
09/17/2011SOFIA Observatory On First Overseas Deployment
- The SOFIA flying observatory highlighted at the DLR German Aerospace Day and featured at the German SOFIA Institute's infrared astronomy exhibition.
09/16/2011NASA Astronaut Ron Garan Available For Media Interviews
- NASA astronaut Ron Garan will be available for live satellite interviews one week after returning to Earth from 6 to 7:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 22.
09/16/2011Media Opportunity With NASA's Sofia During Washington Stopover
- NASA is inviting journalists to tour and learn more about the world's largest airborne astronomical observatory on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 12 to 2 p.m. EDT at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
09/16/2011NASA Holds Media Telecon On Development Of Composite Cryogenic Propellant Tanks
- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 20, to announce the company that will lead the agency's Composite Cryotank Technologies Demonstration effort.
09/16/2011NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
- NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development.
09/16/2011Space Station Trio Lands Safely In Kazakhstan
- Three International Space Station crew members safely returned to Earth Friday, Sept. 16, wrapping up a six-month mission of research and exploration.
09/16/2011NASA's Dawn Collects a Bounty of Beauty from Vesta
> A new video from NASA's Dawn spacecraft takes us on a flyover journey above the surface of the giant asteroid Vesta.
09/16/2011NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
> NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development.
09/16/2011Cassini Presents Saturn Moon Quintet
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures five Saturnian moons in one image. Janus, Pandora, Enceladus, Mimas, Rhea and Saturn's rings are depicted in crisp grayscale.
09/15/2011Watari Shinichi Improving Our Understanding of Space Weather
09/15/2011AKARI's Mid-IR All-Sky Survey
09/15/2011Statement by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Senate Funding to Restore American Human Spaceflight Capability
09/15/2011NASA Team Honored For Assisting Chilean Miner Rescue
- The NASA team, who provided medical, survival and engineering expertise to help the miners trapped underground in Chile last year, received the National Security and International Affairs Medal from the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.
09/15/2011NASA's Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars
> The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact.
09/15/2011Meteor Likely Cause of Southwest U.S. Light Show
> A meteor is the most probable cause of a bright, colorful fireball witnessed by people in a wide swath of the southwestern United States.
09/15/2011International Space Station Partners Set Tentative Launch Schedule
- NASA and its international partners have agreed to a tentative launch schedule with crew flights to the International Space Station resuming on Nov. 14.
09/15/2011NASA'S Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars
- The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact.
09/15/2011NASA's Kepler Discovery Confirms First Planet Orbiting Two Stars
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- The existence of a world with a double sunset, as portrayed in the film Star Wars more than 30 years ago, is now scientific fact. NASA's Kepler mission has made the first unambiguous detection of a circumbinary planet -- a planet orbiting two stars -- 200 light-years from Earth.
09/15/2011Even Low-Mass Galaxies Can Harbor Supermassive Black Holes
Using the slitless grism on Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 to probe the distant universe, astronomers have found supermassive black holes growing... (
09/14/2011Mission talk by team leaders
09/14/2011Wallops Media Roundtable With NASA'S Space Technology Director
- Journalists are invited to a roundtable discussion at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 16, with NASA's Space Technology Program Director Michael Gazarik during his visit to the agency's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.
09/14/2011NASA Awards Microwave Sounder Contract For JPSS Spacecraft
- NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source letter contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. of Azusa, Calif., for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1).
09/14/2011NASA Rover Inspects Next Rock at Endeavour
> The second rock that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is examining in its new neighborhood offers a taste of bedrock.
09/14/2011NASA Announces Design For New Deep Space Exploration System
- NASA has selected the design of a new Space Launch System that will take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America's future human space exploration efforts.
09/14/2011NASA Announces Major Decisions For Future Human Spaceflight
- NASA leaders will participate in two media events Wednesday, Sept. 14, to discuss the new Space Launch System that will take American astronauts farther into space than ever before.
09/14/2011Arctic ice nears record low
   A new record low could soon be set for ice in the Arctic. The past five years have seen the lowest extent of sea ice since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.
09/14/2011NASA Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
> A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.
09/14/2011NASA to Announce Kepler Discovery at Media Briefing
> NASA will host a news briefing at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT), Thursday, Sept. 15, to announce a new discovery by the Kepler mission.
09/13/2011Herschel Mission Finds Galactic Growth Slow and Steady
> New findings from the Herschel Space Observatory paint a more tranquil picture of galaxy growth than previously thought.
09/13/2011Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution
   ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns this long-held assumption and paints a more stately picture of how galaxies evolve.
09/13/2011NASA'S Webb Telescope Completes Mirror Coating Milestone
- NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major milestone in its development.
09/13/2011NASA To Announce Kepler Discovery At Media Briefing
- NASA will host a news briefing at 11 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Sept. 15, to announce a new discovery by the Kepler mission.
09/13/2011NASA Begins Commercial Partnership With Alliant Techsystems
- NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Salt Lake City have agreed to collaborate on the development of the company's Liberty Launch System as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Development Round 2 activities.
09/13/2011NASA Selects Companies To Study Solar Electric Propulsion Spacecraft
- NASA Selects Companies To Study Solar Electric Propulsion Spacecraft
09/13/2011Webb Telescope Completes Mirror-Coating Milestone
- The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.
09/13/2011NASA to Announce Kepler Discovery at Media Briefing
- NASA will host a news briefing at 11 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Sept. 15, to announce a new discovery by the Kepler mission.
09/12/2011Goddard Invites Elementary Students and Their Families to LRO Event
- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
09/12/2011NASA Offers Shuttle Tiles And Space Food To Schools And Universities
- NASA is offering space shuttle heat shield tiles and dehydrated astronaut food to eligible schools and universities.
09/12/2011NASA Seeks Undergraduates To Fly Research In Microgravity
- NASA is offering undergraduate students the opportunity to test an experiment in microgravity as part of the agency’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program.
09/12/2011NASA, ATK New Commercial Crew Announcement on NASA TV
- The NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) announcement of an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13 will be carried live on NASA Television.
09/12/2011Memorial Image Taken on Mars on September 11, 2011
> A view of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center towers was taken on Mars yesterday, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
09/12/2011Expedition 30/31 Space Station Crew Conducts Briefing, Interviews
- Three International Space Station crew members will discuss their upcoming Expedition 30 and 31 missions in a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 20, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09/12/2011ERS satellite missions complete after 20 years
   After a final thruster firing last week to deplete its remaining fuel, ESA's venerable ERS-2 observation satellite has been safely taken out of service. Ground controllers also ensured the space environment was protected for future missions.
09/10/2011NASA Launches Mission To Study Moon From Crust To Core
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09/10/2011NASA Launches Mission to Study Moon From Crust to Core
> NASA's twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 9:08 a.m. EDT (6:08 a.m. PDT)Saturday, Sept. 10.
09/10/2011NASA GRAIL Mission to the Moon Underway
> NASA's GRAIL mission to study the moon from crust to core successfully lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Pad SLC-17B at 9:08 a.m. EDT (6:08 a.m. PDT).
09/09/2011Deep Space Capsule Comes Alive With First Weld
- Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991. Engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans started welding together the first space-bound Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
09/09/2011First Galileo satellite touches down in French Guiana
   The first Galileo navigation satellite has arrived in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, ready to begin preparations for launch on 20 October.
09/09/2011NASA Awards Space Radiobiology Research Grants
- NASA is funding nine proposals from eight states to investigate space radiation’s effect on human explorers. The proposals from researchers in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Texas have a total value of approximately $12 million.
09/09/2011NASA, ATK Announce New Commercial Crew Agreement
- NASA and Alliant Techsystems (ATK) managers will announce an agreement that could accelerate the availability of U.S. commercial crew transportation capabilities at 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The announcement will occur at the Press Site auditorium at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09/09/2011NASA Names CASIS To Manage Space Station National Lab Research
- NASA has finalized a cooperative agreement with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to manage the portion of the International Space Station that operates as a U.S. national laboratory.
09/08/2011LNG Propulsion System Project : Mission talk by team leaders
09/08/2011Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission Status Report: Orbiter Resumes Use of Camera
09/08/2011Tributes to Terrorism Victims are on Mars
> Two interplanetary memorials to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks reside on Mars in tools from New York used by NASA's Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.
09/08/2011Orbiter Resumes Use of Camera
> Operators of NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are resuming use of the mission's highest resolution camera following a second precautionary shutdown in two weeks.
09/08/2011NASA GRAIL Moon Mission Launch Rescheduled
> The launch of a Delta II vehicle carrying NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) was scrubbed today, Thursday, Sept. 8, due to weather.
09/08/2011Launch Postponed Until Saturday
> The launch of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has been postponed until Saturday, Sept. 10, with the first opportunity at 5:29 a.m. PDT (8:29 a.m. EDT).
09/08/2011Update: NASA Provides Media Interviews For Space Station National Lab Award
- NASA has canceled the previously scheduled news conference on Friday, Sept. 9, about the award of the organization that will manage the portion of the International Space Station operated as a U.S. national laboratory.
09/07/2011The ?Scinence? special edition on ?HAYABUSA? research reports was published
09/07/2011NASA Gives Race Car Fans a Reason to Cheer
- NASA has launched a new interactive online program that allows race fans to learn about the many contributions the agency has made to the racing industry.
09/07/2011GRAIL Launch Milestones
> NASA's GRAIL spacecraft are set to launch to the moon aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on Sept. 8, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
09/07/2011NASA Spacecraft Sees Wind-Whipped Fires in East Texas
> Some of the more than 170 major wildfires that have erupted throughout drought-stricken Texas in the past week are visible in this NASA satellite image of east Texas.
09/07/2011NASA Awards Contract Modification to Computer Science Corp.
- NASA has awarded Computer Science Corp. (CSC) of Falls Church, Va., a contract modification to exercise the second option year under the current contract.
09/07/2011NASA Announces Media Teleconference About Satellite Re-Entry
- NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 9, to discuss the anticipated re-entry of the agency's decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS). Re-entry is expected late this month or early October.
09/07/2011NASA Spacecraft Observes New Characteristics Of Solar Flares
- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has provided scientists new information about solar flares indicating an increase in strength and longevity that is more than previously thought.
09/07/2011NASA TV Will Broadcast Soyuz Landing On Sept. 15
- NASA Television will broadcast the return to Earth of three crew members who have called the International Space Station (ISS) home for more than five months.
09/06/2011New Images Offer Sharper View of Apollo Sites
- NASA's LRO captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
09/06/2011NASA Spacecraft Images Offer Sharper Views Of Apollo Landing Sites
- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
09/06/2011NASA Holds News Conference On Space Station National Lab Award
- NASA Holds News Conference On Space Station National Lab Award
09/06/2011Cleaning up with space tech
   There’s just about nowhere that state-of-the-art space technologies cannot reach – from the martian atmosphere to those hard-to-clean spots under the couch. The search for space dust is giving us cleaner homes.
09/06/2011NASA Awards Facility Operating Services Contract Award Term Period 2
- NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi has exercised award term period 2 of the Facility Operating Services Contract (FOSC) with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn.
09/06/2011NASA Chief Technologist Braun Returning to Georgia Tech
- Bobby Braun, who served as the first NASA chief technologist in a decade, will leave the agency in October to return to the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
09/05/2011André makes a PromISSe
   All the pieces are coming together for the next long mission by a European astronaut. Now it has a name and logo. ESA today revealed the name of André Kuipers' mission: PromISSe.
09/02/2011NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool To Explore The Solar System
- NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool To Explore The Solar System
09/02/2011NASA Gives Public New Internet Tool to Explore the Solar System
> NASA is giving the public the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool.
09/02/2011NASA Hosting First West Coast Launch Tweetup for Earth-Observing Satellite
- NASA will invite 25 of its U.S. Twitter followers to a Tweetup expected to culminate in the launch of the first of a new generation of Earth-observing satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California.
09/02/2011Rare martian lake delta spotted by Mars Express
   ESA’s Mars Express has spotted a rare case of a crater once filled by a lake, revealed by the presence of a delta. The delta is an ancient fan-shaped deposit of dark sediments, laid down in water. It is a reminder of Mars’ past, wetter climate.
09/01/2011Mars Exploration Rover Update: Opportunity Finds Martian Mystery at Endeavour Crater
09/01/2011NASA Announces Media Teleconference on New Apollo Images
- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon Tuesday, to reveal new images of three Apollo landing sites taken by LRO.
09/01/2011NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater
> The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything it has studied in its first 7.5 years on Mars.
09/01/2011Aquarius Makes First Ocean Salt Measurements
> NASA's Aquarius instrument has successfully completed its commissioning phase and is now "tasting" the saltiness of Earth's ocean surface.
09/01/2011NASA Invites 150 Twitter Followers to Lunar Launch
> NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter accounts to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8.
09/01/2011Media Invited to Commercial Suborbital Vehicle Workshop
- The Innovative Partnership Program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is hosting a an Emerging Commercial Suborbital Capabilities Vehicles Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
09/01/2011NASA Accepting Applications For Aeronautics Scholarships
- NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2012 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 15, 2012.
09/01/2011NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater
> The initial work of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity at its new location on Mars shows surface compositional differences from anything it has studied in its first 7.5 years on Mars.
09/01/2011NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater
- NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Martian Crater
09/01/2011NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers to Launch of Lunar Spacecraft
- NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Sept. 7-8.
09/01/2011NASA Announces Media Teleconference on New Apollo Images
- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 6, to reveal new images of three Apollo landing sites taken from the agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO.
09/01/2011NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Solar Flare Characteristics
- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.
09/01/2011New Radio Program Highlights And Inspires Innovation
- NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are launching a national radio program and podcast series that features compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
09/01/2011NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Solar Flare Characteristics
- NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.
08/31/2011The X PRIZE Foundation and LEGO Group Announce Global Student Team Winners of MoonBots 2.0 Challenge
08/31/2011NASA'S Chandra Finds Nearest Pair Of Supermassive Black Holes
- Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory discovered the first pair of supermassive black holes in a spiral galaxy similar to the Milky Way.
08/31/2011NASA Sets News Conference With Space Station Crew Members
- NASA Television will broadcast a news conference with the two agency astronauts aboard the International Space Station at 8:05 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Sept. 6.
08/31/2011NASA Selects Contractor For Icesat-2 Spacecraft
- NASA has selected Orbital Science Corporation of Dulles, Va., to build the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) spacecraft.
08/31/2011NASA Earth-Observing Satellite Arrives In California For Launch
- On Tuesday, Aug. 30, NASA's next Earth-observing research satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to begin preparations for an October launch.
08/31/2011Progress 44 accident and its consequences for Space Station
   The six astronauts on the International Space Station are safe and continuing their normal work after the loss of their space-bound cargo craft on 24 August.
08/31/2011Call for Media: ESA presents André Kuipers mission to Space Station
   ESA PR N°22-2011 - ESA astronaut André Kuipers will talk about his upcoming mission to the International Space Station during two media events: 5 September in Cologne, Germany, and 8 September in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
08/31/2011ESA Bulletin 147 (August 2011)
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08/31/2011Hubble Movies Provide Unprecedented View of Supersonic Jets from Young Stars
A team of scientists has collected enough high-resolution Hubble Space Telescope images over a 14-year period to stitch together time-lapse... (
08/31/2011Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Arrives at Endeavour Crater, Mission Begins Anew
08/31/2011Launch Preparations Report
> NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project continues to press ahead with launch preparation activities, planning to use additional time before encapsulating the rover in the launch vehicle's nose cone.
08/30/2011Jupiter-Bound Space Probe Captures Earth And Moon
> On its way to the biggest planet in the solar system -- Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft took time to capture its home planet and its natural satellite -- the moon.
08/30/2011NASA Announces Media Telecon About Opportunity Rover
> NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT (3:30 p.m. EDT) to discuss progress of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
08/30/2011Space Agencies Meet To Discuss A Global Exploration Roadmap
- Space Agencies Meet To Discuss A Global Exploration Roadmap
08/30/2011NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun Statement About NRC Interim Report On NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps
- NASA Chief Technologist Bobby Braun Statement About NRC Interim Report On NASA's Draft Space Technology Roadmaps
08/30/2011NASA Announces Media Teleconference About Opportunity Rover
- NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, Sept. 1, at 12:30 p.m. PDT to discuss progress of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
08/30/2011NASA Names Astrophysics Fellowship For Iconic Woman Astronomer
- NASA has established an astrophysics technology fellowship named for the woman many credit as one of the key contributors in the creation of the Hubble Space Telescope.
08/30/2011Extreme 2010 Russian Fires and Pakistan Floods Linked
- Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.
08/29/2011Jupiter-Bound Space Probe Captures Earth and Moon
En route to Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has snapped a quick photo of a familiar sight in the nighttime sky--the Big Dipper.
08/28/2011NASA Satellite Shows a Mean Irene's Fury
> A new NASA satellite image highlights Irene's intense precipitation as it moved into New England on Aug. 28.
08/27/2011NASA/ISRO Image Shows Irene's Winds Before Landfall
> Hurricane Irene's wind speeds and wind directions are shown in a new satellite image taken shortly before landfall in North Carolina on Aug. 27.
08/26/2011Track Irene's Progress on NASA Hurricane Websites
> Large and powerful Hurricane Irene is poised to become the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Ike in 2008.
08/26/2011Cassini Closes in on Saturn's Tumbling Moon Hyperion
> NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured new views of Saturn's oddly shaped moon Hyperion during its encounter with this cratered body on Thursday, Aug. 25.
08/26/2011NASA Sets Space Station Status Update Briefing For Monday
- NASA Television will broadcast an International Space Station status update briefing at 9 a.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 29.
08/25/2011Scientific paper in Nature using the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) on Kibo and the Swift satellite (USA) observations - First observation of a massive black hole swallowing a star -
08/25/2011Fast Falling Clouds Fuel Milky Way Star Formation
The long-term forecast for the Milky Way is cloudy with gaseous rain. A study by Nicolas Lehner and Christopher Howk of the University of Notre Dame concludes... (
08/25/2011NASA Exercises Ames Intelligent Systems Research Contract Option
- NASA has exercised Option Period #2 on the Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract.
08/25/2011Seattle Students Chat With Space Station Astronauts On Monday
- Seattle Students Chat With Space Station Astronauts On Monday
08/25/2011NASA Exercises Ames Intelligent Systems Research Contract Option
- NASA has exercised Option Period #2 on the Intelligent Systems Research and Development Support (ISRDS) contract. Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc., (SGT, Inc.), Greenbelt, Md., received the option award to continue to support intelligent systems research at the agency's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
08/25/2011NASA Moon Mission in Final Preparations for September Launch
> NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission to study the moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled Sept. 8 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
08/25/2011NASA Moon Mission In Final Preparations For September Launch
- NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission to study the moon is in final launch preparations for a scheduled Sept. 8 launch onboard a Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
08/25/2011Cygnus Space Station Cargo Carrier Arrives At NASA Wallops
- NASA's work to help develop the next generation of commercial space transportation systems reached another significant achievement yesterday with the arrival at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia of the Cygnus Pressurized Cargo Module, Orbital Science Corp.'s spacecraft to carry supplies to the International Space Station.
08/24/2011NASA Sets GRAIL/DELTA II Launch Coverage Events
> NASA's GRAIL spacecraft is set to launch to the moon aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on Sept. 8, 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
08/24/2011NASA Extends Information Technology Support Services Contract
- NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded a two-year contract option to DB Consulting Group Inc. of Silver Spring, Md., for information technology services. The option has a value that will not exceed $36 million.
08/24/2011NASA'S Swift Satellite Spots Black Hole Devouring A Star
- Two studies appearing in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth since late March.
08/24/2011NASA And ATK Full-Scale Solid Rocket Motor Test Set For Sept. 8
- NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, solid rocket motor at the ATK Aerospace Systems test facility in Promontory, Utah, at 4:05 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept. 8.
08/24/2011NASA Collaborates on Cargo Airship Workshop in Alaska
- The Cargo Airships for Northern Operations Workshop in Anchorage, Alaska will kick off Aug. 24, 2011. The workshop is co-organized by the State of Alaska and Ames.
08/24/2011How A Distant Black Hole Devoured A Star
- Two studies appearing in the Aug. 25 issue of the journal Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth since late March, when NASA's Swift satellite first detected it.
08/23/2011NASA Detects Metabolic Precursors in Meteorite Dust
- NASA scientists have found organic compounds associated with cellular respiration in carbonaceous meteorites, and simulated space-like conditions in the laboratory to determine how the compounds could have formed in deep space billions of years ago.
08/23/2011NASA's Wise Mission Discovers Coolest Class of Stars
- Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.
08/23/2011NASA Awards Ground Systems And Operations Support Contract
- NASA has selected Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. in Columbia, Md., to provide Ground Systems and Mission Operations support.
08/23/2011NASA Satellites Detect Pothole on Road to Higher Seas
> While global sea level rise has been steady for most of the past two decades, every once in a while, such as this past year, it hits a speed bump. NASA scientists explain why.
08/23/2011NASA's Wise Mission Discovers Coolest Class of Stars
> Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.
08/23/2011NASA Sets GRAIL/Delta II Launch Coverage Events
- NASA's GRAIL spacecraft is set to launch to the moon aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket on Sept. 8, 2011 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla.
08/22/2011The Forefront of Space Science : Development of Space-Application Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Space/Commercial Common-Use Strategy
08/22/2011Fire in Seto Inland Sea of Japan Captured by MODIS
08/22/2011AMSR/AMSR-E products order by GCOM-W1 Data Providing Service.
08/22/2011NASA And Tor-Forge Books Partner In Themed Science Fiction Works
- In an effort to introduce, inform and inspire readers about NASA, the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has partnered with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish a series of science-fiction-themed books.
08/22/2011Communications, Navigation And In-Space Propulsion Technologies Selected For NASA Flight Demonstration
- NASA has selected three proposals as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.
08/22/2011NASA Hosts News Conference On Upcoming Mission To Moon
- NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT, on Thursday Aug. 25, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission.
08/22/2011NASA Aeronautics Is Focus Of Research And Technology Roundtable
- NASA officials will meet with aeronautics industry, academia, and government leaders Aug. 25 to kick off a series of roundtable discussions about future directions for aeronautics research and technology.
08/22/2011NASA Hosts News Conference on Upcoming Moon Mission
> NASA will host a news conference at 8 a.m. PDT on Thursday Aug. 25, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission.
08/22/2011NASA Picks Three Proposals for Flight Demonstration
> NASA has selected three proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.
08/22/2011NASA Television To Air Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival
- NASA Television will provide live coverage as a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft arrives at the International Space Station at 9:38 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 26.
08/19/2011NASA Showcasing New Optical Technologies, Developments and Science at SPIE Conference
- NASA will showcase and discuss a wealth of projects, technologies and science at the 2011 SPIE Optics and Photonics conference. Reporters should contact the conference to attend.
08/19/2011Space Station Commercial Cargo Carrier Arriving At NASA Wallops
- NASA's partnership with industry to develop transportation to the International Space Station reaches another milestone on Wednesday, Aug. 24.
08/19/2011New Rover Snapshots Capture Endeavour Crater Vistas
> NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has captured eye-catching images of Martian terrain from its new perch at Endeavour Crater.
08/19/2011Media Invited to Major Property Transfer at Stennis Space Center
- Journalists are invited to a ceremony marking the official transfer of a 1.6-million-square-foot facility to NASA's Stennis Space Center, positioning the south Mississippi site for years of major expansion.
08/18/2011NASA Research Leads To First Complete Map Of Antarctic Ice Flow
- NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.
08/18/2011NASA Data And New Techniques Yield Detailed Views Of Solar Storms
- NASA spacecraft observations and new data processing techniques are giving scientists better insight into the evolution and development of solar storms that can damage satellites, disrupt communications and cause power grid failures on Earth.
08/18/2011NASA Media Telecon To Announce Technology Demonstration Missions
- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 22, to announce proposals selected in the agency's Technology Demonstration Mission program.
08/18/2011NASA Research Yields Full Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
> NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.
08/18/2011NASA's GRAIL Moon Twins are Joined to Their Booster
> NASA's lunar-bound GRAIL twins were mated to their Delta II launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 17.
08/18/2011Webb Telescope Instrument Completes Cryogenic Testing
> An instrument designed to probe the early universe has undergone tests mimicking the harsh conditions of space.
08/18/2011NASA Airborne Sensors Help Firefighters Battle Flames
- MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- As the summer blazes on, NASA-developed infrared imaging technology will once again be used to support wildfire incident commanders in California.
08/17/2011APL Planetary Scientist Elected Fellow of Geological Society of America
08/16/2011NASA Hosts News Briefing About Tracking Space Weather Events
- NASA will host a news briefing at 2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 18, to discuss new details about the structure of solar storms and the impact they have on Earth.
08/16/2011NASA'S Exploration Associate Administrator Doug Cooke To Retire
- Doug Cooke, who worked for nearly 38 years in NASA's space shuttle, International Space Station and exploration systems programs, will retire from the agency effective Oct. 3.
08/16/2011NASA Names Terry Wilcutt Agency Safety Chief
- WASHINGTON -- Terrence W. Wilcutt has been appointed NASA's chief of safety and mission assurance, effective Sept. 1.
08/16/2011NASA Research Confirms it's a Small World, After All
> Our planet Earth is not expanding, as some scientists had previously speculated.
08/16/2011Comet Elenin Poses No Threat to Earth
> Comet Elenin, like most comets, is harmless. NASA scientists share the facts about Elenin, which will pass at a safe 22 million miles from Earth in October.
08/16/2011Space Shuttle Crew to Discuss Final Mission at NASA Ames
- NASA's space shuttle Atlantis astronauts will be available for interviews and to discuss their mission to the International Space Station -- the flight that brought the illustrious Space Shuttle Program to a close -- Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, in the Syvertson Auditorium, N-201, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
08/15/2011Honeycomb Carbon Crystals Possibly Detected in Space
> Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space.
08/15/2011Mississippi And Louisiana Students To Call Space Station Astronauts
- Students gathered at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi will place a long distance call to astronauts aboard the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 18.
08/12/2011NASA Unveils New Batch Of Space Shuttle Program Artifacts
- The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to receive a piece of spaceflight history.
08/12/2011TEDxNASA@Siliconvalley On Aug. 17 Will Be Streamed Online
- The TEDxNASA@SiliconValley event, which will feature presentations on "extreme green ideas," will be streamed live online on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT.
08/12/2011NASA Creates Human Exploration And Operations Directorate
- NASA has announced the creation of the Human Exploration and Operations (HEO) Mission Directorate.
08/12/2011TEDxNASA@SiliconValley on Aug. 17 Will Be Streamed Online
- TEDxNASA@SiliconValley, which will feature presentations on “extreme green ideas,� will be streamed live online on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2:30-8 p.m. PDT.
08/12/2011NASA's Kepler Mission Announces Next Data Release to Public Archive
- The mission operations team successfully completed the summer quarterly roll of the spacecraft over June 26-27.
08/11/2011GRAIL Launch Less Than One Month Away
> GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B - completed their final inspections and were weighed one final time at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla., on Tuesday.
08/11/2011Unusual Fault Pattern Surfaces in Earthquake Study
> Researchers have discovered a warped and complicated pattern in the depths of the faults that triggered an April 2010 earthquake in Mexico.
08/11/2011Hubble Offers a Dazzling View of the 'Necklace' Nebula
A giant cosmic necklace glows brightly in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image. The object, aptly named the Necklace Nebula, is a recently discovered planetary... (
08/11/2011NASA Holds It Summit In San Francisco Aug. 15-17
- More than 1,700 people have signed up to attend NASA's second annual IT Summit.
08/11/2011NASA's Asteroid Photographer Beams Back Science Data
> NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now in its first science-collecting orbit at Vesta.
08/11/2011NASA Awards Grants To Four Universities To Improve Stem Programs
- NASA has awarded grants to four universities and their partner institutions that serve large numbers of minority and underrepresented students to strengthen programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
08/11/2011Mission Manager Update - Closing Quarter Nine, Onto Quarter 10
- The mission operations team successfully completed the summer quarterly roll of the spacecraft over June 26-27.
08/10/2011NASA Mars Rover Arrives At New Site On Martian Surface
- After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before.
08/10/2011NASA Astronauts To Visit Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- The last crew to fly aboard a space shuttle will visit New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 18.
08/10/2011NASA Mars Rover Arrives at New Site on Martian Surface
> After a journey of almost three years, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached the Red Planet's Endeavour crater to study rocks never seen before.
08/10/2011A Cosmic Inkblot Test
> What do you see when you look at this strange mix of shapes from space?
08/09/2011Japan tsunami caused icebergs to break off in Antarctica
   The effects of the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated areas of Japan can be seen as far away as Antarctica. Satellite images show new icebergs were created after the tsunami hit the Sulzberger Ice Shelf.
08/09/2011NASA Selects Seven Firms To Provide Near-Space Flight Services
- NASA has selected seven companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.
08/09/2011NASA Offers Media Access To Mars-Bound Rover On Aug. 12
- NASA's next Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) known as Curiosity, will be the focus of a media opportunity at 7 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 12, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
08/09/2011NASA , Sweden Partner on Small Spacecraft Technology Development
- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
08/09/2011Critical Milestone Reached for 2012 Landsat Mission
- The Operational Land Imager (OLI), built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo., has been approved by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for shipment to Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz. for integration onto the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft.
08/08/2011NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
08/08/2011NASA Selects Visionary Advanced Technology Concepts For Study
- NASA has selected 30 proposals for funding under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program.
08/08/2011NASA Announces Web Enterprise Services And Technology Contract
- NASA has selected The Portal Group (TPG) Consulting of Long Beach, Calif., for the Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program's Web Enterprise Services and Technology (WEST) contract.
08/08/2011NASA Holds Future Forum At University Of Maryland
- NASA's first Future Forum of 2011 will bring together agency officials and local business, science and education leaders to discuss the agency's role in advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, and education and NASA's benefit to the nation's economy.
08/08/2011NASA Mars Rover Approaches Long-Term Goal
> NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity may reach the rim of Endeavour crater in coming days.
08/08/2011Tohoku Tsunami Created Icebergs In Antarctica
- A NASA scientist and her colleagues were able to observe for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away.
08/08/2011Putting it all Together on Titan
> Three of Titan's major surface features -- dunes, craters and the enigmatic Xanadu -- appear in this radar image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
08/08/2011NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
08/08/2011NASA Research Shows DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space
- NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
08/07/2011Ariane 5’s fourth launch of 2011
   Early this morning, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Astra-1N and BSAT-3c/JCSAT-110R, into their planned transfer orbits.
08/05/2011NASA Selects Companies To Study Storing Cryogenic Propellants In Space
- NASA has selected four companies to develop concepts for storing and transferring cryogenic propellants in space.
08/05/2011NASA's Juno Spacecraft Launches to Jupiter
> NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:25 a.m. PDT (12:25 p.m. EDT) Friday to begin a five-year journey to Jupiter.
08/05/2011NASA Selects Companies To Study Storing Cryogenic Propellants In Space
- NASA has selected four companies to develop concepts for storing and transferring cryogenic propellants in space.
08/05/2011NASA Announces Next Opportunity For Cubesat Space Missions
- NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch between 2012 and 2014.
08/05/2011NASA'S Juno Spacecraft Launches To Jupiter
- NASA'S Juno Spacecraft Launches To Jupiter
08/05/2011NASA, U.S. EPA Challenge Students to Solve Green Problems
- This summer, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired more than 40 college students from around the country to work on site.
08/05/2011Space Scientists Seek Returns from JEDI
08/05/2011Mars’ northern polar regions in transition
   A newly released image from ESA’s Mars Express shows the north pole of Mars during the red planet’s summer solstice. All the carbon dioxide ice has gone, leaving just a bright cap of water ice.
08/04/2011NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars
Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
08/04/2011Industry Team Contributes to Precision Tracking Space System Project
08/04/2011NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars
- Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
08/04/2011NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing On Mars
- Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
08/04/2011NASA Holds Media Telecon To Announce NIAC Selections
- NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 8, to announce the proposals selected for study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, or NIAC, program.
08/04/2011Minnesota Scouts Call Space Station Astronauts
- Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students in St. Paul, Minn., will make a special call to the International Space Station on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 12:55 p.m. EDT.
08/04/2011NASA Spacecraft Data Suggest Water Flowing on Mars
> Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars.
08/04/2011Juno Mission Hours Away from Planned Launch
> On Friday, Aug. 5, the launch window for NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno mission opens at 8:34 a.m. PDT (11:34 a.m. EDT) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
08/04/2011Juno Launch Milestones
NASA's Juno spacecraft has successfully separated from the Centaur upper stage of its Atlas V rocket. It is on its way to Jupiter.
08/03/2011Yasuhiro Kawada, A Focal Point for Space Development
08/03/2011NASA Announces News Briefing on Mars Orbiter Science Finding
NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) about a significant new Mars science finding.
08/03/2011NASA Ames Scientists Available at Mars News Briefing Broadcast
- News media are invited to interview NASA Planetary Scientists Robert Haberle, Jeff Moore and Ted L. Roush in addition to viewing a live televised broadcast of a news briefing from NASA Headquarters about a significant new Mars science finding at 11 a.m. PDT, Thursday, Aug. 4, in the main auditorium, N-201, at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
08/03/2011NASA Announces News Briefing On Mars Orbiter Science Finding
- NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. EDT about a significant new Mars science finding.
08/03/2011NASA Announces News Briefing on Mars Orbiter Science Finding
> NASA will host a news briefing on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) about a significant new Mars science finding.
08/03/2011NASA's Jupiter Probe Ready for Launch
> NASA's Juno spacecraft is getting ready to lift off on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
08/03/2011Juno Jupiter Mission to Carry Plaque Dedicated to Galileo
> A plaque dedicated to the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei will be carried to Jupiter aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.
08/03/2011Juno Spacecraft to Carry Three Figurines to Jupiter Orbit
> NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter and his wife Juno to Jupiter when the spacecraft launches on Aug. 5.
08/03/2011Juno Ready to Launch to Jupiter
The Juno spacecraft will soon be on its way to Jupiter on a mission to look deep beneath the planet's swirling curtain of clouds to find out what lies beneath.
08/02/2011Peering Inside the Flame: Fusion Imaging
- Imaging experts located at NASA's Ames Research Center captured and composited high dynamic range still images and video of the last shuttle launch.
08/02/2011LADEE Project Manager Update
- NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) observatory is cleared to go forward and complete the flight hardware fabrication necessary for its 2013 mission to explore the moon.
08/02/2011Media Invited To Experience NASA Field Tests For Future Missions
- NASA is once again taking human space exploration to the Arizona desert in tests to simulate conditions on other worlds.
08/02/2011NASA Launches New Open Government Blog
- NASA has launched the new http://open.nasa.gov blog to highlight the agency's Open Government success stories.
08/02/2011NASA's Jupiter Probe Ready for Launch
NASA's Juno spacecraft is getting ready to lift off on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
08/02/2011Juno Jupiter Mission to Carry Plaque Dedicated to Galileo
A plaque dedicated to the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei will be carried to Jupiter.
08/02/2011Juno Spacecraft to Carry Three Figurines To Jupiter Orbit
NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei.
08/01/2011NASA'S Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits Of Vesta
- NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the first ever to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt, is spiraling toward its first of four intensive science orbits.
08/01/2011Juno to Show Jupiter's Magnetic Field in High-Def
> When it comes to magnetic fields, Jupiter is the ultimate muscle car. NASA's Juno mission will help figure out how this mighty engine works.
08/01/2011NASA Invites Twitter Followers to Launch of Juno Spacecraft
> NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Aug. 4-5.
08/01/2011Astronomers searching for oxygen can breathe more easily
   ESA’s Herschel space observatory has found molecules of oxygen in a nearby star-forming cloud. This is the first undisputed detection of oxygen molecules in space. It concludes a long search but also leaves questions unanswered.
08/01/2011NASA Television To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk
- NASA Television To Broadcast Space Station Spacewalk
08/01/2011Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules In Space
- The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space. The molecules were discovered in the Orion star-forming complex.
08/01/2011Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules in Space
> The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.
08/01/2011NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins Science Orbits of Vesta
> NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the first ever to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt, is spiraling towards its first of four intensive science orbits.
08/01/2011NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers To Launch Of Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft
- NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup Aug. 4-5.
07/31/2011Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Opportunity Closes in on Endeavour as Team Bids Final Farewell to Spirit
07/31/2011NASA Invites 150 Lucky Twitter Followers to Launch of Jupiter-Bound Spacecraft
NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup.
07/31/2011Juno to Show Jupiter's Magnetic Field in High-Def
When it comes to magnetic fields, Jupiter is the ultimate muscle car -- it has the biggest, brawniest field of any planet in the solar system, powered by a monster engine under the hood.
07/29/2011Satellite Shows Burn Scar from Fourmile Canyon Fire of Sept. 2010
- A wildfire broke out west of Boulder, Colorado, in early September 2010, threatening hundreds of structures and bathing Boulder in smoke.
07/28/2011JAXA's Seasonal Report April to June 2011 (with English subtitles)
07/28/2011Teams Begin Testing in the Final Stage of the $1.4 Million Wendy Schmidt Oil Cleanup X CHALLENGE
07/28/2011NASA to Unveil Vesta Images at News Conference
> NASA will host a news conference on Monday, Aug. 1 to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's successful orbit insertion around Vesta and unveil images from Dawn's framing camera.
07/28/2011NASA's Dawn's Spacecraft Views Dark Side of Vesta
> NASA's Dawn mission, in orbit around Vesta, captures a new image from a distance of 3,200 miles (5,200) kilometers from the giant asteroid.
07/28/2011NASA Satellite Tracks Severity of African Drought
> New data from NASA's Aqua spacecraft highlight the extreme dryness that is currently gripping northeast Africa, contributing to spreading famine.
07/28/2011Penultimate Space Shuttle Crew Discusses Recent Mission
- The last crew to fly aboard space shuttle Endeavour will discuss its mission to the International Space Station -- the penultimate flight of the shuttle program.
07/28/2011Update – New Event Time Nasa To Unveil Vesta Images At News Conference
- NASA will host a news conference on Monday, Aug. 1, at noon EDT, to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's successful orbit insertion around Vesta on July 15 and unveil the first full-frame images from Dawn's framing camera.
07/28/2011NASA Measures Wildfire Pollution Pour Over Niagara Falls
- Water isn't the only thing pouring over Niagara Falls. Pollution from fires in Ontario, Canada is also making the one thousand mile trip, while being measured by NASA's Aqua satellite.
07/28/2011NASA Plans Final Air Pollution Flight Over Maryland on July 29
- NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland one last time on Friday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.
07/27/2011New uses for Space Station
   For more than a decade, the International Space Station has been a busy orbiting research lab. But it could soon take on a new role as a testbed for ambitious missions deeper into space.
07/27/2011First joint European Space Tweetup in Cologne
   The DLR German Aerospace Center and the European Space Agency are inviting 60 Twitter followers to the first joint European Space Tweetup as part of German Aerospace Day on 18 September in Cologne, Germany.
07/27/2011NASA's Chandra Observatory Images Gas Flowing Toward Black Hole
- The flow of hot gas toward a black hole has been clearly imaged for the first time in X-rays.
07/27/2011NASA To Unveil Full-Frame Image Of Vesta At News Conference
- NASA will host a news conference on Monday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. EDT, to discuss the Dawn spacecraft's successful orbit insertion around Vesta on July 15 and unveil the first full-frame images from Dawn's framing camera.
07/27/2011NASA's WISE Finds Earth's First Trojan Asteroid
> Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's WISE mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.
07/27/2011NASA's Jupiter-Bound Juno Spacecraft Mated to its Rocket
> NASA's Juno spacecraft has completed a 15-mile (25-kilometer) trip from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to its Cape Canaveral launch pad.
07/27/2011NASA's Wise Mission Finds First Trojan Asteroid Sharing Earth's Orbit
- Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known "Trojan" asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth.
07/27/2011NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
- NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows.
07/27/2011NASA's Jupiter-Bound Juno Spacecraft Mated to Its Rocket
- NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its last significant terrestrial journey on Wednesday, with a 15-mile (25-kilometer) trip from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to its launch at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
07/27/2011NASA Plans Air Pollution Flight Over Maryland on July 28
- NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
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