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2015-01-06 12:22:01

Primary Optical Payload Raises Bar for Most Powerful Space Telescope Ever Built PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan.

2014-12-29 16:20:29

GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to Dvorak, LLC of Baltimore, Maryland, for the Wallops North Island Electrical Upgrade Project.

clouds
2014-12-26 12:43:53

An unexpected and unwelcomed holiday surprise arrived for the people of Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana this week, and as the storm took shape, NASA and US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) probes kept an eye on the weather system.

antarctic weather balloons
2014-12-22 09:54:41

These scientists are guaranteed to have a white Christmas.

california drought 2
2014-12-17 09:34:41

That's about 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest reservoir in America.

2014-12-16 23:01:48

ASRC Federal InuTeq has been awarded the PAAC IV contract supporting NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

2014-12-16 12:21:06

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S.

maven mars
2014-12-16 10:03:09

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.

lunar transit
2014-11-25 10:31:00

On Nov. 22, 2014 from 5:29 to 6:04 p.m. EST., the moon partially obscured the view of the sun from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This phenomenon, which is called a lunar transit, could only be seen from SDO's point of view.


Latest Goddard Space Flight Center Reference Libraries

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2012-05-12 09:14:38

Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on December 2, 1993 at 4:27 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on December 13 at 12:25 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 163 times at an altitude of 321 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.4 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 37 seconds. This was the first mission to repair and maintain the Hubble Space Telescope. It involved the second longest spacewalk to date at nearly 8 hours. The final...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- The SOHO (Solar & Heliospheric Observatory) project is being carried out by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a cooperative effort between the two agencies in the framework of the Solar Terrestrial Science Program (STSP) comprising SOHO and CLUSTER, and the International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Program (ISTP), with Geotail (ISAS-Japan), Wind, and Polar. SOHO was launched on...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.