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  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - David Morrison has been appointed interim director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, based at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., effective immediately. A nationwide search for a permanent director is under way.

    NASA Appoints Interim Lunar Science Institute Director

    02.04.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - David Morrison has been appointed interim director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute, based at the Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., effective immediately. A nationwide search for a permanent director is under way.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to view a televised news briefing from NASA Headquarters about the agency’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget at 11:30 a.m. PST, on Monday, Feb. 4, at Ames Research Center.

    NASA Ames to Conduct FY 2009 Budget Briefing for Local News Media

    01.31.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – News media are invited to view a televised news briefing from NASA Headquarters about the agency’s Fiscal Year 2009 budget at 11:30 a.m. PST, on Monday, Feb. 4, at Ames Research Center.

  • NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (Messenger) spacecraft is the first mission sent to orbit the planet closest to our sun. The spacecraft's cameras and other high-technology instruments collected more than 1,200 images and made other observations.

    NASA Releases Science Results and New Images from Mercury Flyby

    01.29.08 - NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (Messenger) spacecraft is the first mission sent to orbit the planet closest to our sun. The spacecraft's cameras and other high-technology instruments collected more than 1,200 images and made other observations.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – – NASA's Ames Research Center and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, (KAIST) South Korea’s premier research and education institution, signed a memorandum for the record on Jan. 26, 2008, an important milestone in a new relationship under development.

    NASA Ames Explores Possible Collaboration with South Korea

    01.28.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – – NASA's Ames Research Center and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, (KAIST) South Korea’s premier research and education institution, signed a memorandum for the record on Jan. 26, 2008, an important milestone in a new relationship under development.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - Four projects that will advance key technologies to meet critical needs for NASA's mission will be led by Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The projects are part of NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program Seed Fund that addresses technology barriers with cost-shared, joint-development programs.

    NASA Ames Marks Potential New Collaboration with South Korea

    01.24.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – – News media are invited to attend the signing of an important milestone in a new relationship under development between NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s premier research and education institution, on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008 at Ames.

  • The bright and fertile minds of middle school students across the United States have cultivated their visions of what future cities must look like in order to support humankind's growing infrastructure needs. Soon they will put their conceptualizations to the test. This year’s focus: nanotechnology.

    Teams Face Off at NASA's Ames in Future City Competition

    01.24.08 - The bright and fertile minds of middle school students across the United States have cultivated their visions of what future cities must look like in order to support humankind's growing infrastructural needs.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - - NASA-funded astrobiologists have found evidence of oxygen present in Earth's atmosphere earlier than previously known, pushing back the timeline for the rise of oxygen in the atmosphere.

    NASA Ames to Broadcast Earth Science Briefing

    01.24.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Ames will televise a media briefing live from NASA Headquarters in Washington that can be viewed at Ames' main auditorium, Bldg., N201 on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 a.m. PST. The briefing will focus on NASA's Earth science program and will discuss major activities planned for 2008, including the launch of two new Earth-observing missions and a weather satellite.

  • LCROSS

    NASA's Quest to Find Water on the Moon Moves Closer to Launch

    01.14.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - Cameras and sensors that will look for the presence of water on the moon have completed validation tests and been shipped to the manufacturer of NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- The world’s largest airborne observatory will be briefly visiting NASA Ames Research Center and news media are invited for a tour.

    World's Largest Airborne Observatory to Land at NASA Ames

    01.11.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- The world’s largest airborne observatory will be briefly visiting NASA Ames Research Center and news media are invited for a tour.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - A NASA-televised kickoff of the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) international student robot design competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The six-week robot design and build contest includes 1,500 teams that comprise 37,000 high school students worldwide.

    NASA Will Broadcast 2008 Robotics Competition Kickoff Live

    01.02.08 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - A NASA-televised kickoff of the annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) international student robot design competition will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m. EST from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. The six-week robot design and build contest includes 1,500 teams that comprise 37,000 high school students worldwide.

  • NASA scientists and astronomers will take to the skies in the afternoon of Jan. 3 to observe nature's New Year's celebration: the Quadrantid meteor shower.

    NASA Scientists Fly Over Arctic to Study New Year Meteor Shower

    12.28.07 - NASA scientists and astronomers will take to the skies in the afternoon of Jan. 3 to observe nature's New Year's celebration: the Quadrantid meteor shower.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Devastating wildfires, moon research and high tech Silicon Valley collaborations were top stories for NASA Ames Research Center in 2007.

    Fires, Moon, High Tech Collaborations Highlight 2007

    12.17.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Devastating wildfires, moon research and high tech Silicon Valley collaborations were top stories for NASA Ames Research Center in 2007.

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    NASA Transforms into 'North Pole' for Children's Fantasy Flight

    12.11.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – The Cops Care Cancer Foundation will host its annual Christmas Fantasy Flight for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at noon PST, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.

  • Hurricane Image

    NASA Hurricane Animation Improves Storm Damage Prediction

    12.11.07 - New hurricane animation developed by NASA can help forecasters predict overall storm damage more accurately, thanks to a student intern science team that developed new computer graphics using satellite imagery.

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  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- News media and the public are invited to attend a live televised broadcast of the landing of STS-118 space shuttle Endeavour on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007.

    NASA Targets Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch on Jan. 2

    12.10.07 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the International Space Station now is targeted to launch no earlier than Jan. 2 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The liftoff date depends on the resolution of a problem in a fuel sensor system.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of STS-122 space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

    NASA Reschedules Space Shuttle Launch

    12.07.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- The launch of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis will take place no earlier than Saturday, Dec. 8, at 12:43 p.m. PST. Thursday's scheduled liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., was postponed because of a problem with a fuel cutoff sensor system inside the shuttle's external fuel tank.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Martian clouds may contain less water than previously thought, according to a new NASA study.

    NASA Study Reveals Less Water in Mars' Clouds

    12.06.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – Martian clouds may contain less water than previously thought, according to a new NASA study.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of STS-122 space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

    NASA Postpones Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch; Aims for Friday

    12.06.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- NASA has delayed Thursday's planned launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. The next liftoff opportunity is Friday at 1:09 p.m. PST.

  • MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of STS-122 space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

    NASA Ames To Show Live Broadcast of Space Shuttle Launch

    12.04.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- News media and the public are invited to observe the live televised broadcast of STS-122 space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Exploration Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

  • NASA Explorer School

    NASA Shares Vision for Space Exploration with Elk Grove Students

    11.21.07 - John Herrington, former astronaut and the first Native American to fly into space, will visit Edward Harris Jr. Middle School, Elk Grove Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2007, to share NASA's future exploration goals and his excitement about space exploration.