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Space News Archive - April 05, 2012

Eyes To The Sky: NASA T-38 Aircraft To Fly Over Washington Metro Area Today

NASA, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, will conduct training and photographic flights on Thursday, April 5, over the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Image 1 - NASA ER-2 Arrives In Iceland For MABEL Validation

After an all-night flight from its home base in Palmdale, Calif., a NASA ER-2 high-altitude environmental science aircraft arrived in Keflavik, Iceland late Monday morning to begin a series of flights over the next five weeks that are intended to validate the accuracy of a new laser altimeter named MABEL.

Image 1 - Cosmic 'Leaf Blower' Robs Galaxy Of Star-Making Fuel

Supernova explosions and the jets of a monstrous black hole are scattering a galaxy's star-making gas like a cosmic leaf blower, a new study finds.

NASA Seeks Hosts for Space Station Interactive Education Events

NASA is seeking formal and informal education organizations to host live in-flight interactive conversations between the next generation of explorers and astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Observations by two of the European Space Agency's space observatories have provided a multi-wavelength view of the mysterious galaxy Centaurus A.

ESA, NASA Join Forces To Measure Arctic Sea Ice

Marking another remarkable collaborative effort, ESA and NASA met up over the Arctic Ocean this week to perform some carefully coordinated flights directly under CryoSat orbiting above. The data gathered help ensure the accuracy of ESA’s ice mission.

SpaceTweetup With André Kuipers: Ask @Astro_Andre

Are you following @Astro_Andre’s Twitter updates and images from space? If you could speak to him live on the International Space Station, what would you most like to ask? Now’s your chance!

Natural hazards – like earthquakes and landslides – put people and places at risk every day, but satellites are able to help improve safety and mitigate these risks.

NASA's Kepler Mission Extended Through 2016

Funding for NASA's planet-seeking Kepler Mission, which was scheduled to expire in November, has been renewed for four more years, the US space agency announced on Wednesday.

Delta 4 Lifts Off With Spy Satellite On Board

United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched a Delta 4 rocket at 4:12 p.m. (7:12 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, April 3 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, carrying a surreptitious spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) -- a division of the US military.