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thermal spacex
2014-10-17 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "Because the technologies required to land large payloads on Mars are significantly different...

Asteroid Redirect Mission
2014-10-03 03:00:32

NASA Headquarters To meet NASA's goal of sending humans to Mars, the agency plans to test a number of new spaceflight capabilities in the 2020s through an innovative mission to redirect an asteroid to orbit the moon and send humans to explore it. Six new papers by NASA engineers and officials detail ways this Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and planned advances in new technologies will directly enable the ambitious human Journey to Mars. The papers were presented at the International...

skyscience
2014-10-14 10:40:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe the sky and share their observations as citizen scientists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA's #SkyScience activity is part of an annual educational event organized by the American Geosciences Institute to encourage the public to engage in Earth sciences. Citizen scientists can participate in this global...

2014-09-25 16:21:05

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Gazarik, Ph.D., associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), visited Southern Research Institute's Engineering Research Center (ERC) today to tour the engineering facilities and meet with engineering program directors. NASA established STMD in February 2013 to lead the innovation of technologies that will maintain NASA leadership in space exploration and spur U.S. economic growth....

international space station
2014-09-25 12:43:08

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA The International Space Station has been called a stepping stone to other worlds. NASA hasn't forgotten, however, that the behemoth space station is also on the doorstep of Earth. "We're seeing the space station come into its own as an Earth-observing platform," says Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station Program. "It has a different orbit than other Earth-observing satellites. It's closer to Earth, and it sees Earth at...

2014-09-23 12:21:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a flight engineer with Expedition 40 currently aboard the International Space Station, and Expedition 26/27 NASA astronaut Cady Coleman will speak with former President Bill Clinton during the closing session of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York at 4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The event will be broadcast live on...

mars citizen science
2014-09-20 16:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA announced Saturday the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "NASA is committed to engaging the public, and specifically the maker community through innovative activities like the Mars Balance Mass Challenge," said NASA Chief Technologist David Miller. "And NASA Solve is a great...

2014-09-15 16:21:06

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 20 students from across the nation to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This scholarship program, which is in its seventh year, is designed to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fields of study related to aeronautics. Recipients were selected from hundreds of applications to the program. "These...

high def earth
2014-09-09 10:28:47

Laura Nilesm International Space Station Program Science Office and Public Affairs Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center A series of new Earth science instruments launching to the International Space Station over the next year is prompting a new era of Earth observation from the orbiting outpost. These new tools that monitor ocean winds and measure clouds and pollution in the atmosphere, among other climate science phenomena, will help NASA deliver important information to climate...

ISS-RapidScat
2014-09-04 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA opens a new era this month in its exploration of our home planet with the launch of the first in a series of Earth science instruments to the International Space Station. A media briefing on this addition to NASA's Earth-observing program will air at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 8, on NASA Television and the agency's website. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The first Earth-observing instrument to be mounted on...


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