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2013-10-22 20:20:14

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) has made history using a pulsed laser beam to transmit data over the 239,000 miles between the moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second (Mbps). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LLCD is NASA's first system for two-way communication using a laser instead of radio waves. It also has demonstrated an error-free data...

2013-10-22 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free lecture called "Our Place in the Universe - Cosmology from the Ancient Greeks to Today" to be held at the Library of Congress. The lecture will be given by NASA astrobiologist Michelle Thaller on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 11:30 a.m. EDT in the Pickford Theater of the Library of Congress's Madison building. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "As a scientist, I am always...

Tropical Storm Lekima Born In Northwestern Pacific Ocean
2013-10-22 10:44:06

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The twenty-eighth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season developed and strengthened into Tropical Storm Lekima. On Oct. 21 at 1500 UTC/11 a.m. EDT, Tropical Storm Lekima had maximum sustained winds near 55 knots/63.2 mph/101.9 kph. It was centered near 13.6 north and 159.4 east, about 815 nautical miles/ 937.9 miles/1,509 km east of Saipan. Lekima was moving to the north-northwest at 10 knots/11.5 mph/18.5 kph. A...

2013-10-22 10:17:57

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Tuesday, Oct. 22 -- his first visit to a NASA center since the end of the government shutdown. The visit is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will join Bolden at Goddard to view the latest launch preparations for the Global Precipitation Measurement and Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft, as...

2013-10-21 20:20:31

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Tuesday, Oct. 22 -- his first visit to a NASA center since the end of the government shutdown. The visit is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who is Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will join Bolden at Goddard to...

NASA Reveals Herculean Process Of Handling Big Data
2013-10-18 11:20:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you’ve ever downloaded a movie from the Internet, you know that large amounts of data can take time to transfer and process using a standard computer. Now imagine the herculean task NASA faces in trying to process the constant flood of data streaming in from the simple Voyager probe signal emanating from outside our Solar System to the hi-res images being downloaded from various orbiting telescopes. "Scientists use big data for...

NASA Sees Tropical Storm Octave Makes Landfall In Western Mexico
2013-10-18 08:30:06

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Depression 15-E formed on Oct. 12 at 11 p.m. EDT and strengthened into Tropical Storm Octave. Four days later NASA's Terra satellite saw the weakened storm headed for landfall in western Mexico. TD15-E formed about 470 miles/755 km south of the southern tip of Baja California, near 16.1 north and 110.2 west. By 5 a.m. EDT on Oct. 13, TD15-E became Tropical Storm Octave. Octave's maximum sustained winds peaked at 65 mph/100 kph at 11 p.m. EDT on...

How Is The Shutdown Really Affecting NASA Workers?
2013-10-14 04:06:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online As the US government shutdown trudges on, comedians are using the big screen tales of space-related heroism to skewer the situation in Washington, while some real-life NASA astronauts are going to extremes in order to make ends meet. Gravity, the movie, which shows astronauts, portrayed by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, struggling to survive in outer space following a harrowing accident, earned $44.3 million and was the top...

2013-10-02 23:27:47

Goddard Space Flight Center utilizes small business program to procure world-class services. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Cadence Group Associates, Inc. (Cadence Group) is pleased to announce it has been chosen to provide Information Science and Library Services to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), an organization that builds spacecraft, instruments, and new technology to study the Earth, the sun, our solar system, and the universe. Cadence Group along with its...

2013-09-26 13:00:30

NASA has exercised the second option under its contract with TRAX International Corp. of Las Vegas for logistics and technical information services at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This option increases the value of the contract by $83.9 million to a total of $177.4 million. It extends the period of performance from Oct. 1 until Sept. 30, 2014. TRAX will continue to provide logistics support, technical information management and other services to support...


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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