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2013-11-05 12:21:52

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected nine research teams from seven states for a new institute that will bring researchers together in a collaborative virtual setting to focus on questions concerning space science and human space exploration. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The teams participating in the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) will address scientific questions about the moon, near-Earth...

2013-06-04 12:40:14

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), speaking from the perspective of 124 years of advancing science and science education, expresses its profound concern over the Obama Administration´s fiscal year 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education restructuring proposal. This proposal will drastically reduce NASA´s education and public outreach (EPO) effort, including the abrupt termination of all mission-based EPO efforts in NASA´s Science...

2013-05-31 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will deliver the keynote address at the annual Space Weather Enterprise Forum Tuesday, June 4, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium and Science Center, located at 1301 East-West Highway in Silver Spring, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media representatives are invited to attend the forum, which will focus on the impact of space weather events...

2013-04-11 12:54:42

The following are statements from the associate administrators of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate on the administration's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year. From Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier: "The mission to find, capture and redirect an asteroid robotically, and then visit it with astronauts to study it and return samples takes...

2013-04-10 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from the associate administrators of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate on the administration's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) From Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier: "The mission to find, capture...

2013-01-08 09:25:00

William Borucki, science principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California, is the recipient of the 2013 Henry Draper Medal awarded by the National Academy of Sciences. Borucki is honored for his founding concept and visionary leadership during the development of Kepler, which uses transit photometry to determine the frequency and kinds of planets around other stars. "This is a commendable recognition for Bill Borucki...

2012-11-08 08:08:49

Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony to announce the renaming of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP). The event takes place Nov. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 pm EST, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Building 200, 11101 Johns Hopkins Rd., Laurel, Md. Along with the announcement of a new name and presentations highlighting the spacecraft's commissioning activities, there will be a tour of the RBSP mission operation facilities. The...

2012-10-26 16:00:14

NASA NASA has a new online science resource for teachers and students to help bring Earth, the solar system, and the universe into their schools and homes. Called NASA Wavelength, the site features hundreds of resources organized by topic and audience level from elementary to college, and out-of-school programs that span the extent of NASA science. Educators at all levels can locate educational resources through information on educational standards, subjects and keywords and other...

NASA Planning New Mars Mission For 2016
2012-08-21 04:48:31

Video: Digging Deep with NASA´s Next Mars Lander | Video: InSight Mission — Animation of Spacecraft April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Monday the selection of a new Discovery-class mission that will further NASA's exploration of our solar system. This will be the 12th in the Discovery-class mission series. Journalists from across the nation participated in a question and answer session, with many more listening in to the streaming...

2012-08-18 15:44:30

NASA has awarded the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena a new five-year contract to manage the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The contractor's primary mission is to support NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) in carrying out specific objectives identified in the SMD Science Plan. The contract is for $8.5 billion. The contract extends the agreement between Caltech and NASA for management of JPL beyond its current expiration date of Sept. 30. The new contract runs...