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  • K-10 rovers at Haughton Crater

    NASA Robots Practice Moon Survey in the Arctic Circle

    07.20.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- Two NASA robots are surveying a rocky, isolated polar desert within a crater in the Arctic Circle. The study will help scientists learn how robots could evaluate potential outposts on the moon or Mars.

  • Columbia Supercomputer

    NASA Awards Contract for Supercomputing Support Services

    07.17.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA has selected Computer Sciences Corporation of Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The contract has a potential value of approximately $600 million.

  • K-10 rovers at Haughton Crater

    NASA Scientists to Discuss Experiments Live From Arctic Crater

    07.17.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Ames Research Center will show a live videoconference from a crater in the Canadian Arctic on Friday, July 20, 2007, featuring a panel of NASA researchers conducting experiments there.

  • Saturn's moon Hyperion

    NASA Finds Hydrocarbons on Saturn’s Moon Hyperion

    07.04.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed for the first time surface details of Saturn's moon Hyperion, including cup-like craters filled with hydrocarbons that may indicate more widespread presence in our solar system of basic chemicals necessary for life.

  • Costa Rica

    NASA Airborne Expedition Chases Climate, Ozone Questions

    06.27.07 - WASHINGTON -- NASA's Tropical Composition, Cloud and Climate Coupling (TC4) field campaign will begin this summer in San Jose, Costa Rica, with an investigation into how chemical compounds in the air are transported vertically into the stratosphere and how that transport affects cloud formation and climate.

  • Cool Robot Robotics Alliance Project

    NASA to Host Girl Scouts for a Week-Long Science Experience

    06.26.07 - MOFFETT FIELD- NASA Ames is hosting 50 high school-aged Girl Scouts for 'Launch into Technology,' a program consisting of two seven-day residential institutes, one focused on robotics and the other on aeronautics. On Wednesday, June 27, news media representatives are invited to the 'Launch into Technology' media day from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PDT.

  • Hasso Niemann

    Retired NASA Scientist Wins First Al Seiff Memorial Award

    06.25.07 - A retired NASA scientist whose instruments probed the atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn's largest moon, Titan, received an award for his work.

  • Space Shuttle

    NASA Ames to Show Live Broadcast of Space Shuttle Landing

    06.21.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA Ames Research Center will show the live televised broadcast of the landing of STS-117 space shuttle Atlantis on Friday, June 22.

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    NASA Liquid-Mirror Telescope on Moon Might See Deeper Back in Time

    06.21.07 - Someday, astronauts on the moon may pour liquid onto a disc-shaped mesh to make a huge mirror for a powerful telescope, according to a technical article just made public.

  • NASA Ames Administraton Building

    NASA Ames to Host Summit of Technology and Communications Experts

    06.20.07 - Internet, virtual world and communications experts from the Silicon Valley and around the country will gather at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., to participate in discussions about how to make NASA's missions and research more accessible on the Web.

  • Space Shuttle

    NASA Ames to Show Live Broadcast of Space Shuttle Landing

    06.19.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA Ames Research Center will show the live televised broadcast of the landing of STS-117 space shuttle Atlantis on Thursday, June 21. The space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to complete a 13-day mission to the International Space Station with a landing in Florida at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

  • Earth, Moon

    NASA Nanotechnology Space Sensor Test Successful in Orbit

    06.18.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA recently tested the first nanotechnology-based electronic device to fly in space. The test showed that the "nanosensor" could monitor trace gases inside a spaceship. This technology could lead to smaller, more capable environmental monitors and smoke detectors in future crew habitats.

  • mars

    NASA Research Supports Presence of Large Oceans on Early Mars

    06.14.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - NASA-funded astrobiologists at the University of California, Berkeley have discovered evidence supporting the presence of large oceans of liquid water on early Mars.

  • Space Shuttle

    NASA Ames to Show Live Broadcast of Space Shuttle Launch

    06.07.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif., -- NASA Ames Research Center will extend the hours of operation of its Exploration Center on Friday, June 8, 2007, for the public and news media to observe the live televised broadcast of the launch of STS-117 space shuttle Atlantis that afternoon.

  • supercomputer

    NASA Selects IBM for Next-Generation Supercomputer Applications

    06.06.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. - On Wednesday, NASA and IBM, Armonk, N.Y., announced the agency has selected an IBM System p575+ supercomputer for evaluating next-generation technology to meet the agency's future supercomputing requirements. Supercomputers play a critical role in many NASA missions, including new space vehicle design, global climate studies and astrophysics research.

  • artist redition of the NASA Resarch Park

    Robotic and Space Technologies Center to Hold Open House

    06.04.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.- A consortium of academic institutions in partnership with NASA, will open the doors of a new center designed to foster innovations in robotic and space technologies.

  • Image of Condoleezza Rice

    Secretary of State to Test New Electric Car at NASA Ames

    05.23.07 - MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer will visit Moffett Field on Thursday, May 24 for a first-hand look at one of Silicon Valley's new green technologies, including a ride in the Tesla Roadster, a new 100 percent electric, zero-emissions sports car.

  • Wyoming Quarter

    Arapaho School Joins the NASA Explorer Schools Family

    05.22.07 - NASA has selected Arapaho School, Arapaho, Wyo., to join NASA's Explorer Schools (NES) Program, a three-year partnership that uses the agency's unique missions to inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography.

  • Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) telescope.

    NASA Rededicates Flying Observatory on Lindbergh Anniversary

    05.21.07 - WACO, Texas - Monday, NASA dedicated a unique astronomy aircraft to pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh on the 80th anniversary of his historic transatlantic flight. Erik Lindbergh, the pilot's grandson, joined NASA for the event May 21, in Waco, Texas.

  • NASA Explorer School

    Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School Joins the NASA Explorer Schools Family

    05.11.07 - Today, NASA has announced the selection of Edward Harris, Jr. Middle School, Elk Grove, Calif., to join NASA's Explorer Schools (NES) Program, a three-year partnership that uses NASA's unique missions to inspire students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography.