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NASA unveils celestial fireworks as official image for Hubble 25th Anniversary

Posted April 24, 2015 by

The brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life resemble a glittering fireworks display in the 25th anniversary NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the solar system and beyond since its launch April 24, 1990.

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NASA awards radiation challenge winners, launches next round

Posted April 17, 2015 by

NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge to identify innovative ways of protecting crews on the journey to Mars.

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Celebrate with NASA as agency commemorates Hubble’s 25th anniversary

Posted April 17, 2015 by

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is turning 25 this year. The observatory has transformed our understanding of our solar system and beyond, and helped us find our place among the stars. NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running April…

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ULA unveils America’s new rocket

Posted April 17, 2015 by

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emmeil-0u5k&feature=player_embedded United Launch Alliance unveiled its Next Generation Launch System April 13 at the 31st Space Symposium. The new rocket, Vulcan, will transform the future of space by making launch services more affordable and accessible. The NGLS brings together decades of experience on ULA’s reliable Atlas and Delta vehicles, combining the best features of each…

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NASA spacecraft achieves unprecedented success studying Mercury

Posted April 17, 2015 by

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant.

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NASA selects American small business, research institution projects for further development

Posted April 15, 2015 by

NASA has selected 149 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 right here on Earth. The selected proposals now will enter into negotiations for contract awards as part of Phase II of the agency’s…

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft nears historic encounter with Pluto

Posted April 15, 2015 by

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons. “Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never…

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Research for one-year space station mission among NASA cargo launched aboard SpaceX resupply flight

Posted April 15, 2015 by

NASA TV The series of images shows the journey the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from its launch at 4:10 p.m., EDT, April 14 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., to solar array deployment.   Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future…

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NASA selects proposals for ultra-lightweight materials for journey to Mars, beyond

Posted April 8, 2015 by

NASA has selected three proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for future aerospace vehicles and structures. The proposals will mature advanced technologies that will enable NASA to reduce the mass of spacecraft by 40 percent for deep space exploration. “Lightweight and multifunctional materials and structures are one of NASA’s top focus areas capable of…

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NASA extends Lockheed Martin contract to prepare cargo for ISS

Posted April 8, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin will plan, process and pack a steady supply of cargo for the International Space Stationóranging from science hardware to food and the crew’s personal itemsóunder an extension of NASA’s Cargo Mission Contract. Currently, Lockheed Martin maintains more than three million items destined for the station. The team exports and ships about 25,000 pounds…

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