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IceCube' No Longer On Ice
2014-08-01 03:32:16

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission.

NASA Discusses Progress Reached So Far In Future Asteroid Mission
2014-06-20 12:35:12

Proposed studies for NASA’s missions to capture and redirect an asteroid are set to kick off in July. The space agency said these studies should inform not only the future asteroid mission, but also future missions to Mars.

Human Path to Mars Detailed In NASA Exploration Forum
2014-04-30 03:59:03

NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. In an Exploration Forum at NASA Headquarters in Washington on April 29, 2014, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and officials from across the agency detailed NASA’s Human Path to Mars.

2014-04-23 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.