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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit

Posted August 25, 2014 by

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit – nearly 2.75 billion miles from Earth…

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NASA telescopes find clear skies, water vapor on exoplanet

Posted September 26, 2014 by

Astronomers using data from three of NASA’s space telescopes – Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler – have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a gaseous planet outside our solar system. The planet is about the size of Neptune, making it the smallest planet from which molecules of any kind have been detected. “This discovery…

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NASA’S Chandra Observatory identifies impact of cosmic chaos on star birth

Posted October 27, 2014 by

Photograph courtesy of NASA/CXC/Stanford/I. Zhuravleva et al Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a long-standing question of galaxy clusters do not form large numbers of stars.   The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution…

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Boeing completes first milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation Systems

Posted December 3, 2014 by

NASA has approved the completion of Boeing’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station from the United States under a groundbreaking Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The Certification Baseline Review is the first of many more milestones, including flight tests from Florida’s Space Coast that will establish the…

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U.S. Navy poised to Launch Lockheed Martin-built MUOS-3 satellite

Posted January 16, 2015 by

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, MUOS-3, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 20 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

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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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NASA brings in small business for further development of hypervelocity vehicles

Posted April 29, 2015 by

NASA has awarded the Entry Systems Technology Research and Development contract to Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., a small business in Hampton, Va. As NASA continues on its journey to Mars, the ESTRAD contract will provide engineering support for the development of technologies that will be used to design and fabricate vehicles that travel at hypervelocities…

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NASA releases detailed global climate change projections

Posted June 10, 2015 by

NASA photograph The new NASA global data set combines historical measurements with data from climate simulations using the best available computer models to provide forecasts of how global temperature (shown here) and precipitation might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. NASA has released data showing how temperature and rainfall patterns worldwide…

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Millennium Space Systems begins production on first commercial ALTAIR™ spacecraft

Posted August 5, 2015 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Millennium Space Systems recently announced the first commercial ALTAIR™ spacecraft is now in production. ALTAIR I further validates DARPA’s original SeeMe vision of game-changing affordability and responsiveness, coupled with high performance mission capability – ALTAIR™ leverages Millennium’s SeeMe design, taking the next steps to make it a reality. ALTAIR™ I’s flexible 27U form factor…

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ICAP Ocean Tomo auctions NASA software patent portfolios March 29

Posted March 27, 2012 by

The Innovative Partnership Program Office of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will hold a March 29 auction with ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC of Chicago to sell three NASA-developed technology lots totaling 12 patents. The patent portfolios include technologies applicable to the software-development industry, robotics, artificial intelligence, industrial process control and wireless sensor…

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