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Kathy Lueders Selected to Lead NASA’s Human Spaceflight Office

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Friday selected Commercial Crew Program Manager Kathy Lueders to be the agency’s next associate administrator of the Human Exploration and...
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NASA to Announce Selection of Company to Fly VIPER Rover to Moon

NASA will announce the commercial provider selected to deliver NASA’s new water-hunting mobile robot, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), to the South...
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NASA Awards Contracts for Architect-Engineer Services

NASA has selected BRPH Architects Engineers Inc. of Melbourne, Florida, Affiliated Engineers SE, Inc. of Newberry, Florida, and Nelson Engineering Co. of Merritt Island,...
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NASA Awards Northrop Grumman Artemis Contract for Gateway Crew Cabin

NASA has finalized the contract for the initial crew module of the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting outpost. The full NASA story can be found here:...

The Red Planet’s Holden Crater

The Red Planet's Holden Crater 2020-06-08 06:26:00 Exquisite layering is revealed emerging from the sand in southern Holden Crater. Sequences like these offer a window into...

Hubble Catches Cosmic Snowflakes

Hubble Catches Cosmic Snowflakes 2020-06-05 04:30:00The stars of the globular cluster NGC 6441 sparkle peacefully in the night sky, about 13,000 light-years from the Milky...
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NASA Awards MOSSI Contract

NASA has awarded the Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration (MOSSI) contract to SGT LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland. The full NASA story can be found...
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NASA Invites Media to Launch of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs...
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NASA Selects Astrobotic to Fly Water-Hunting Rover to the Moon

NASA has awarded Astrobotic of Pittsburgh $199.5 million to deliver NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) to the Moon’s South Pole in late...
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NASA Assigns Astronaut Kate Rubins to Expedition 63/64 Crew

NASA has assigned astronaut Kate Rubins to a six-month mission to the International Space Station as a flight engineer and member of the Expedition...

Grand Finale: One of Cassini’s Last Dives

Grand Finale: One of Cassini's Last Dives 2020-06-11 06:52:00 This illustration imagines the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft during one of its final dives between Saturn...

Preparing Perseverance Mars Rover to Collect Samples on the Red Planet

Preparing Perseverance Mars Rover to Collect Samples on the Red Planet 2020-06-03 06:17:00 The samples Apollo 11 brought back to Earth from the Moon were...

Ice Melt Accelerates Regional Freshwater Depletion

Ice Melt Accelerates Regional Freshwater Depletion 2020-06-02 06:14:00 A small glacier in the Arctic region of Norwegian archipelago Svalbard, as photographed by NASA's Airborne Tropical...

Space Station Instrument Helps Researchers to Understand Lightning

Space Station Instrument Helps Researchers to Understand Lightning 2020-06-04 06:02:00 Lightning flashes from a storm cloud to strike the ground. Such bolts represent only a small...

Demo-2: Launching Into History

Demo-2: Launching Into History 2020-06-01 05:59:00 On Saturday, May 30, 2020, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on...

Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey 2020-05-30 16:22:00 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch...
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NASA Administrator, Sen. Cruz, Rep. Babin to Discuss Crew Dragon Test

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Brian Babin of Texas will hold a news conference at 1 p.m....

Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station 2020-05-30 12:58:00 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2...
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NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Test of SpaceX Crew Dragon

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its...

SpaceX Demo-2: A New Era in Human Spaceflight

SpaceX Demo-2: A New Era in Human Spaceflight 2020-05-30 06:12:00 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen illuminated...
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Next NASA Advisory Council Meeting Postponed

The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) virtual public meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, has been postponed until further notice. The full NASA story can...
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Eight US Manufacturers Selected to Make NASA COVID-19 Ventilator

After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator...
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Updates to Coverage of NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas...

Imagining Another Earth

Imagining Another Earth 2020-05-28 07:27:00 This artist's concept shows exoplanet Kepler-1649c orbiting around its host red dwarf star. The full NASA story can be found here:...

Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A

Sunrise from Launch Complex 39A 2020-05-27 05:05:00 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad...
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Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight on Wednesday, May 27, carrying NASA astronauts...

Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars

Hubble Sees Brilliant Tapestry of Stars 2020-05-29 06:46:00 The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resembles a glittering fireworks display in this Hubble Space...

Leroy Chiao Makes a Bubble in Space

Leroy Chiao Makes a Bubble in Space 2020-05-26 00:20:00 In this iconic image, Staion Commander Leroy Chiao of NASA watches a water bubble float between...
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NASA Science to Hold Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting

ASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting via teleconference with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Demo-2 Rolled Out At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX Demo-2 Rollout 2020-05-21 07:50:00 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out...
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NASA Invites Public to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into...

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX Demo-2 Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center 2020-05-21 06:01:00 NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley listen as NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine gives...
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NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s...

Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight

Annie and John Glenn Arrive for the Gemini IV Flight 2020-05-20 04:31:00 Annie and John Glenn arrive at the Mission Control Center for the Gemini...
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NASA Remembers Annie Glenn

The following is a statement on the passing of Annie Glenn, wife of former NASA astronaut Sen. John Glenn: The full NASA story can be...
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Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis

Chemist Audrey Miyamoto Prepares Apollo 11 Sample for Analysis 2020-05-19 05:06:00 Chemist Audrey Miyamoto preparing an Apollo lunar sample to analyze for amino acids at...
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NASA to Make Announcement About WFIRST Space Telescope Mission

NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the...

Station Crew Sees Typhoon from Space

Station Crew Sees Typhoon from Space 2020-05-18 06:27:00 The crew of the International Space Station snapped this image of this typhoon in the South Pacific...

High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter

High-Altitude Hazes on Jupiter 2020-05-14 06:21:00 NASA's Juno mission captured this look at Jupiter's tumultuous northern regions during the spacecraft's close approach to the planet...
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NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to Space Station

NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station beginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live...

Cygnus Says Farewell to the Space Station

Cygnus Says Farewell to the Space Station 2020-05-13 05:53:00 Northrup Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm moments...

Iowa Native and Astronaut Raja Chari

Iowa Native and Astronaut Raja Chari 2020-05-12 00:26:00 Iowa native astronaut Raja Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. The full...

Abell 2384: Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters

Abell 2384: Bending the Bridge Between Two Galaxy Clusters 2020-05-11 07:23:00 Several hundred million years ago, two galaxy clusters collided and then passed through each...
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Ricky Arnold: Teacher and Astronaut

Ricky Arnold: Teacher and Astronaut 2020-05-08 06:07:00 NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold takes an out of this world "space-selfie" while conducting a spacewalk on March 29, 2018. The...
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NASA Funds Artemis Student Challenges to Inspire Space Exploration

NASA will award nearly $2.4 million to universities as part of the Artemis Student Challenges, a bold new initiative to inspire the next generation...

Spring Has Sprung at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center

Spring Has Sprung at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center 2020-05-07 01:50:00 Blooming roses at the Armstrong Flight Research Center highlighting the Bell X-IE aircraft. The full...

Life Detection Systems Chief Vance Oyama Examines Apollo 11 Samples

Life Detection Systems Chief Vance Oyama Examines Apollo 11 Samples 2020-05-06 11:54:00 Life Detection Systems branch chief Vance Oyama operates a specially designed soil distribution...

NASA TV to Air Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Departure from Space Station

Nearly three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrup Grumman’s unpiloted Cygnus cargo craft is...

Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble

Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble 2020-05-15 06:48:00 Nancy Grace Roman (1925-2018), NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.' The full NASA...

The Crab Nebula: Observations Through Time

The Crab Nebula: Observations Through Time 2020-05-05 16:57:00 This composite of the Crab Nebula was made with data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (blue and...

NASA Builds on Investments in US Small Business’ Technologies

NASA has selected 139 proposals for follow-on funding though the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The full NASA story can be found here:...

Joe Acaba Goes from Teacher to Astronaut

Joe Acaba Goes from Teacher to Astronaut 2020-05-04 06:59:00 It's Teacher Appreciation Week and teachers and space travel go hand-in-hand. The full NASA story can be...

NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and...
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NASA Commits to Future Artemis Missions with More SLS Rocket Engines

NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to manufacture 18 additional Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engines to support...
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Educators to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Educators from across the nation will have an opportunity next week to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The full NASA...

Sang Choi Earns a Place in NASA’s Inventors Hall of Fame

Sang Choi Earns a Place in NASA's Inventors Hall of Fame 2020-05-01 04:52:00 Sang Choi has worked for NASA for nearly 40 years. Since beginning...
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NASA-Developed Ventilator Authorized by FDA for Emergency Use

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients today was approved by the Food and Drug Administration...
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NASA Names Companies to Develop Human Landers for Artemis Missions

NASA has selected three U.S. companies to design and develop human landing systems (HLS) for the agency’s Artemis program, one of which will land...
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NASA, Partners Launch Virtual Hackathon to Develop COVID-19 Solutions

NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) are inviting coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to...

Shining a Light on Dark Matter

Shining a Light on Dark Matter 2020-04-30 03:48:00 Dark matter, although invisible, makes up most of the universe’s mass and creates its underlying structure. The full...

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA’s Next Red Planet Rover Mission

Mars Helicopter to Fly on NASA's Next Red Planet Rover Mission 2020-04-29 07:00:00 The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with NASA's Mars...
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NASA to Announce Commercial Human Lander Awards for Artemis Missions

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 30, to announce the companies selected to develop modern human landing systems...

30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope 2020-04-28 06:02:00 On April 25, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed from the cargo bay of space...

NASA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

NASA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 2020-04-27 07:13:00 On Friday, April 24, 2020, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine visited the White House to brief President Trump...
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Space Station Crew Snaps an Image of the Susquehanna River

Space Station Crew Snaps an Image of the Susquehanna River 2020-04-23 23:45:00 The Susquehanna River cuts through the folds of the Valley-and-Ridge province of the Appalachian...

An Otherworldly-Looking Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar

An Otherworldly-Looking Bombetoka Bay, Madagascar 2020-04-22 23:38:00 On the northwestern coast of Madagascar, the salty waters of the Mozambique Channel penetrate inland to join with...

The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness

The Black Marble: Our Planet in Brilliant Darkness 2020-04-22 04:06:00 This image is one of several global images of the Earth at night released in...

The Gulf Stream in Infrared

The Gulf Stream in Infrared 2020-04-21 04:21:00 This image shows a small portion of the Gulf Stream off of South Carolina as it appeared in...

The Blue Marble: The View From Apollo 17

The Blue Marble: The View From Apollo 17 2020-04-19 23:20:00 Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, people around the world marked the first Earth...
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Jessica Meir and Her Crewmates Return Safely from the Space Station

Jessica Meir and Her Crewmates Return Safely from the Space Station 2020-04-17 06:13:00 NASA astronaut Jessica Meir gives a thumbs up after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg...
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NASA Astronauts Meir, Morgan, Crewmate Skripochka Return from to Earth

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan returned to Earth Friday, along with Soyuz Commander Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The full...
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Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight

Kepler-1649c: Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Hides in Plain Sight 2020-04-15 23:13:00 This artist's illustration shows what Kepler-1649c could look like from its surface. The full NASA story...
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Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone,...
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NASA Astronaut, Air Force General to Talk with Students

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt will discuss leadership for the future of air and space through an online...
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Checkpoint: OSIRIS-REx Practices Sample Collection

Checkpoint: OSIRIS-REx Practices Sample Collection 2020-04-14 06:22:00 This image shows sample site Nightingale Crater, OSIRIS-REx’s primary sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. The full NASA story can...
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NASA TV to Air Landing of Astronauts Meir, Morgan, Crewmate Skripochka

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, who has spent nine months living and working on the International Space Station, will join fellow NASA astronaut Jessica Meir...

NASA ‘Optometrists’ Verify Mars Perseverance Rover’s 20/20 Vision

NASA 'Optometrists' Verify Mars Perseverance Rover's 20/20 Vision 2020-04-13 05:43:00 Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars Perseverance rover underwent an "eye" exam after several cameras...
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NASA Marks Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with #EarthDayAtHome

As the world observes the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, NASA is highlighting the agency’s many contributions to sustaining and...
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NASA Looks to University Teams to Advance Aviation Technology

NASA has selected five teams led by university faculty and students to examine a range of technical areas in support of the agency’s aeronautics...

Hubble Spots Spirals Within a Spiral

Hubble Spots Spirals Within a Spiral 2020-04-10 04:35:00 A galaxy having so many distinct rings is rare, making NGC 2273 unusual. Galaxy NGC 2273 hosts...
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Imagining Apollo 13 on the Lunar Surface

Imagining Apollo 13 on the Lunar Surface 2020-04-09 22:54:00 Apollo 13 launched on April 11, 1970, on a journey to become the third crew to land...
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NASA Awards Propellants and Life Support Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to AECOM Management Services Inc. of Germantown, Maryland, to support the agency’s need for propellants and life support services...
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Maine Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Students from Maine will have an opportunity next week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who have special ties to...
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NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Arrive Safely at Space Station

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts arrived Thursday for their mission aboard the International Space Station, temporarily restoring the orbiting laboratory’s population...
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Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station

Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station 2020-04-09 06:17:00 The Soyuz MS-16 lifts off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday,...

NASA Calls on Gamers, Citizen Scientists to Help Map World’s Corals

NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world in an...
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NASA Awards Contract to Deliver Science, Tech to Moon

NASA has selected Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California, to deliver and operate eight payloads – with nine science and technology instruments – to...
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Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing

Assembling the X-59 QueSST Wing 2020-04-08 06:34:00 The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, wing assembly is lifted by a crane and moved to another area...
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NASA Selects Early-Stage Technology Concepts for New, Continued Study

Future technologies that could enable quicker trips to Mars and robotic exploration of ocean worlds might have started out as NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts...
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Cardiac Research on the Space Station

Cardiac Research on the Space Station 2020-04-07 07:05:00 Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir conducts cardiac research inside the Life Sciences Glovebox. The full...
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NASA Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 ‘A Successful Failure’

As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission – which has become known as “a successful failure” that saw the safe...
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New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

NASA’s newest podcast is taking listeners on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth and help unravel the mysteries of the universe. The full...
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NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station

A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9. The full...
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Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared

Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation in Infrared 2020-04-06 06:20:00 In this Hubble Space Telescope image, researchers has revisited one of Hubble's most iconic and popular images:...
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NASA Awards FAIMOS II Contract

NASA has awarded the Facility Assurance, Inspection, Monitoring and Occupational Safety (FAIMOS) II contract to Mission Technology of Cleveland to provide support services for...
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Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy

Hubble Captures a Cannibal Galaxy 2020-04-03 05:11:00 This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast,...
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News Conference to Feature NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Three NASA astronauts will participate in a live media teleconference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10. The full NASA story can be found here:...
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NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Filled with more than 4,000 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International...
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Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars

Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars 2020-04-02 01:42:00 This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar...

Thousands Apply to Join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to...

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