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NASA’s Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system, larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data.

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NASA awards contract to support agency’s human spaceflight programs

Posted July 29, 2015 by

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories Inc., of El Segundo, Calif., to provide biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The work supports ongoing research aboard the International Space Station and helps enable the journey to Mars. The Human Health and Performance contract…

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Astronaut Stephen Frick retires from NASA

Posted July 27, 2015 by

Astronaut Stephen Frick has retired from NASA to accept a position in the private sector. Frick, who flew as both a shuttle pilot and commander, left the Agency July 13. Steve has been a great asset to the astronaut office and NASA, and we are sad to see him leave, said Chris Cassidy, chief of…

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NASA’s Kepler mission discovers bigger, older cousin to Earth

Posted July 24, 2015 by

NASA/JPL-CalTech/R. Hurt photograph This size and scale of the Kepler-452 system compared alongside the Kepler-186 system and the solar system. Kepler-186 is a miniature solar system that would fit entirely inside the orbit of Mercury. NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and…

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Launch, docking returns ISS crew to full strength

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have arrived at the International Space Station to continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars while making discoveries that can benefit all of humanity.

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NASA’s New Horizons team finds haze, flowing ice on Pluto

Posted July 24, 2015 by

Flowing ice and a surprising extended haze are among the newest discoveries from NASA’s New Horizons mission, which reveal distant Pluto to be an icy world of wonders.

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NASA satellite camera provides ‘EPIC’ view of Earth

Posted July 22, 2015 by

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

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NASA’s New Horizons discovers frozen plains in heart of Pluto’s ‘heart’

Posted July 20, 2015 by

In the latest data from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, a new close-up image of Pluto reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is possibly still being shaped by geologic processes.

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Boeing demonstrates digital GPS navigation signals

Posted July 20, 2015 by

Boeing successfully demonstrated a digital version of the Global Positioning System III navigation signals, a breakthrough that could contribute to significantly modernizing this vital service. This advancement overcomes the limitations of current GPS analog payloads in combining multiple signals and accommodating future requirements. It also has fewer components, weighs and costs less, is simpler to…

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Teachers learn about NASA’s telescopes, Hubble, SOFIA

Posted July 15, 2015 by

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's education office held a teachers' workshop in recognition of the 25th Hubble Space Telescope anniversary April 23, which included comparison to the German telescope mounted in the agency's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) 747 aircraft.

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