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2011-02-04 11:10:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will score big on super SUN-day at 11 a.m. EST, Sunday, Feb. 6, with the release online of the first complete view of the sun's entire surface and atmosphere. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Seeing the whole sun front and back simultaneously will enable significant advances in space weather forecasting for Earth, and improve planning for future robotic or crewed spacecraft missions throughout the solar...

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2010-12-10 12:40:00

A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago. These impacts added less than one percent of the planets' mass. Scientists hope the research not only will provide a better historical picture of the birth and evolution of Earth, the moon and Mars, but also allow researchers to better explore what happened in our solar system's...

2010-12-09 17:49:00

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago. These impacts added less than one percent of the planets' mass. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists hope the research not only will provide a better historical picture of the birth...

2010-11-02 14:06:00

LAUREL, Md., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Langley Research Center (LaRC) to provide subject matter expertise to support complex proposal evaluations, management and technical assessments, and advanced studies. The Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity, cost plus fixed fee contract has a potential value of $91M over five years. ERT will be...

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2010-10-28 10:25:22

Four current NASA leaders and one retiree were recognized for their work by Women in Aerospace at the organization's annual awards ceremony and banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The event celebrates women's professional excellence in aerospace and honors those who have made outstanding contributions to the aerospace community. NASA leaders who were honored at the 2010 awards are: Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Director of NASA's Langley Research Center Lesa Roe, Program Planning Specialist Beth...

2010-04-08 07:47:54

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will brief reporters on Thursday, April 8, about the next steps in implementing the agency's new exploration initiatives outlined in the new fiscal year 2011 budget. Joining the Administrator and Deputy Administrator will be: * Bill Gerstenmaier, Space Operations Mission Directorate Associate Administrator* Edward Weiler, Science Mission directorate Associate Administrator* Doug Cooke, Exploration Systems Mission...

2009-09-18 15:28:10

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and French Space Agency President Yannick d'Escatha signed four agreements in support of U.S. and French space cooperation during a ceremony Thursday at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The French Space Agency has a long history of participating with NASA in Earth and space science missions," Bolden said. "I am pleased to see this cooperation expand as we look to further engage the international community in exploring space." The Centre National d'Etudes...

2009-03-06 22:10:43

NASA's Kepler spacecraft launched Friday evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a mission to find new planets. The spacecraft is mounted on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. Sixty-two minutes after launch, Kepler was to have separated entirely from its rocket on the way to its final Earth-trailing orbit around the sun, NASA said. Kepler will spend the next three and one-half years watching more than 100,000 stars for signs of Earth-sized planets moving around stars...


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