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NASA’s Opportunity Mars Rover finishes marathon

Posted March 25, 2015 by

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win.

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NASA announces teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Posted March 25, 2015 by

NASA/MSFC/Emmett Given Pedaling across a simulated alien landscape of rock, craters and shifting sand is one of the nearly 90 teams of high school, college and university students from across the United States and around the world who competed in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 11-12, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket…

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F. E. Warren conducts Minuteman III missile test launch from Vandenberg

Posted March 23, 2015 by

A team Airmen from Air Force Global Strike Command, launched an unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle March 23, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

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NASA awards contract for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 spacecraft

Posted March 23, 2015 by

NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Va., for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft. The JPSS-2 spacecraft will provide operational continuity of satellite-based observations to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide critical weather…

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NASA spacecraft detects aurora, mysterious dust cloud around Mars

Posted March 18, 2015 by

University of Colorado image Artistís conception of MAVENís Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observing the ìChristmas Lights Aurora” on Mars. MAVEN observations show that aurora on Mars is similar to Earthís “Northern Lights” but has a different origin. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained…

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Space station crew returns to Earth, lands safely in Kazakhstan

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Three crew members returned to Earth March 11 after a 167-day mission on the International Space Station that included hundreds of scientific experiments and several spacewalks to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future arrivals by U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.

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NASA spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, preparing to study magnetic reconnection

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Following a successful launch at 10:44 p.m., EDT, March 12, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.

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New NASA mission to study ocean color, airborne particles, clouds

Posted March 13, 2015 by

NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health, fisheries and the carbon cycle.

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NASA’s Hubble observations suggest underground ocean on Jupiter’s largest moon

Posted March 13, 2015 by

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water on Earth's surface.

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NASA challenge invites students to help design journey to Mars systems

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College students have the opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for NASA’s journey to Mars by designing systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through the agency’s Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge.

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