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NASA's TRMM Satellite Captures Information About Spring Storms Which Hit The US Great Plains
2014-05-12 03:27:36

[ Watch The Video: TRMM Satellite Sees Thunderstorms In the South ] Hal Pierce, NASA The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite captured rainfall and cloud height information about the powerful thunderstorms and severe weather that affected the Great Plains over May 8 and 9. Severe weather extended from Minnesota to southern Texas on Thursday afternoon, May 8 and Friday morning, May 9. During that time there were three tornadoes reported in Minnesota, two in...

2014-05-09 12:20:41

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a firsthand look at work being done on the Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft during a visit to the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Monday, May 12. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Bolden will visit Goddard's Integration and Test Facility where the four MMS spacecraft are undergoing testing. The spacecraft will be in a rare...

NASA's Four New Lines Of Business Focus On Problem-Solving
2014-05-07 03:50:41

By Bob Granath, NASA Engineering is about making dreams a reality. At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the team in the Engineering and Technology Directorate not only puts those visions on paper, but sees the designs all the way through from development to reality. This key organization recently aligned its structure around four new lines of business. This fresh approach is designed to bring its functions in line with the spaceport's efforts to transition from a historically...

2014-05-06 16:22:03

GREENBELT, Md., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on May 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. It's a free afternoon for elementary-aged school children and their families with a look at how NASA explores space and studies Earth from space using satellites and other technology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This month's Sunday Experiment will explore NASA's...

Satellite Data Brought To African Agriculture
2014-04-30 03:47:59

Kate Ramsayer, NASA From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the growing conditions a few dozen miles down the road. A new program is bringing together scientists in two branches of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., as well as an African non-profit organization in order to get relevant...

2014-04-28 20:20:34

HAMPTON, Va., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA today announced that Stephen G. Jurczyk has been named director of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., succeeding Lesa Roe who served in that capacity since October 2005. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the announcement April 28 in an agency-wide email to employees. (Jurczyk image available at...

NASA Satellite Data Show Drought May Take Toll On Congo Rainforest
2014-04-24 03:15:45

[ Watch The Video: Drought Effects On Congo Rainforest Cover Shown By NASA Satellites ] NASA A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade. The study, led by Liming Zhou of University at Albany, State University of New York, shows between 2000 and 2012 the decline affected an increasing amount of forest area and intensified. The...

Looking At Earth From Orbit: 2013
2014-04-22 10:58:27

[ Watch The Video: NASA Sees Earth From Orbit: 2013 ] NASA A fleet of orbiting satellites monitors Earth constantly. The satellites from NASA and other space agencies give us a fresh, wide perspective on things that we can see from the ground – and things that we can’t. A look back at Earth in 2013 from the viewpoint of orbit reveals the kind of data gathering and technical achievement that are the reason NASA puts Earth-observing satellites in space. A visualization of...

2014-04-18 08:20:35

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally...

2014-04-16 12:22:31

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The six new members are Wanda Austin, Wayne Hale, Scott Hubbard, Miles O'Brien, Thomas Young, and Kathryn Schmoll. The group has a...


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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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