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2011-06-17 14:00:00

NASA issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals for mission concept studies of a solar electric propulsion system demonstration to test and validate key capabilities and technologies for future exploration missions.

2011-03-18 17:45:00

PHOENIX, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the evening of March 17, 2011, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft fired its main engine for 15 minutes to perform a Mercury capture maneuver and became the first spacecraft in history to orbit the innermost planet to the Sun.

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2011-03-17 07:40:00

The problem of space junk floating around Earth, which could one day force nations to cancel interstellar missions, could be solved using ground-based lasers, claims a new report prepared by NASA-affiliated scientists.

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2011-02-01 14:54:40

Sky watchers should be alert for flares from NASA's NanoSail-D.

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2011-01-29 12:19:48

What could happen if a 25-million-ton chunk of rock slammed into Earth?

2011-01-25 08:12:20

NASA has formed a partnership with Spaceweather to engage the amateur astronomy community to submit the best images of the orbiting NanoSail-D solar sail.

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2011-01-22 09:20:00

On Friday, Jan 21 at 10 am EST, engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite deployed its 100-square-foot polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and is operating as planned.

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2011-01-20 11:03:07

On Wednesday, Jan 19 at 11:30 am EST, engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite ejected from Fast Affordable Scientific and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT.

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2010-12-06 08:15:00

On Dec 6 at 1:31 am EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite.

2010-11-03 00:00:39

Dr. Michael Minovitch Announces Findings on His Invention: Gravity Assist Multiplanetary Trajectories Dr. Michael A. Minovitch, mathematician, physicist, and inventor, is announcing that his Gravity Propelled Interplanetary Space Travel work is available online.


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