12.17.10 - LRO is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of the moon's complex, heavily cratered landscape.
12.15.10 - Supporting content for the AGU media briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. PST
12.14.10 - Humans are consuming an increasing amount of the Earth's total annual land plant production, new NASA research has found.
12.13.10 - Summer land surface temperatures of cities in the Northeast were an average of 13°F to 16°F warmer than surrounding areas due to a complex phenomenon called the urban heat island effect.
12.07.10 - Additional growth of plants and trees would create a cooling effect that could work to reduce future global warming.
12.15.10 - Finding amino acids, a fundamental building block of life, in a meteorite where none were expected suggests that there is more than one way to make amino acids in space, which increases the chance for finding life elsewhere in the Universe.
11.29.10 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and The University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) are joining forces to study the Sun’s effect on Earth’s climate.
11.29.10 - A NASA research physicist working on the James Webb Space Telescope will be giving a presentation to visitors of the Imagination Station science center in Toledo, Ohio on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010.
11.23.10 - Goddard Center Director Rob Strain named Christyl Johnson the new Deputy Center Director for Science and Technology. She begins this new role December 6, following 2 Years at the White House.
11.17.10 - Goddard's Visitor Center will host elementary school-aged children and their families on November 21 for an afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities.
11.17.10 - The launch of NASA's FASTSAT mission is scheduled for this Friday night at 8:24pm ET from Alaska.
11.10.10 - Goddard Space Flight Center invites reporters to Greenbelt for a special Media Day highlighting NASA's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite.
11.09.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, from Punta Arenas, Chile, to discuss the agency's Operation IceBridge.
11.04.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EST on Nov. 9, 2010, to discuss the Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses, O/OREOS and Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite.
11.05.10 - A Space Act Agreement will allow certified Earth science teachers nationwide to continue to bring NASA Remote Sensing resources into their classrooms.
11.04.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1:45 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 to discuss the Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses, O/OREOS and Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite.
10.27.10 - On Nov. 1, the "NASA Exploration Experience" will visit West Caldwell, N.J., to propel visitors on a 3D journey across the solar system.
10.27.10 - Donations of refurbished computers and associated equipment are possible because Lockheed Martin is the primary contractor responsible for upgrading Goddard computers.
10.18.10 - As the James Webb Space Telescope enters its next critical phase of development, NASA and Northrop Grumman Corporation have forged an integrated, consolidated and "badgeless" Mission Systems Engineering team.
10.15.10 - On Oct. 22, the "NASA Exploration Experience" will visit Smyrna, Del., to propel visitors on a 3D journey across the solar system.
10.15.10 - On Oct. 27, the "NASA Exploration Experience" will visit Providence, R.I., to propel visitors on a 3D journey across the solar system.
10.14.10 - Julie McEnery and David Thompson of NASA's Fermi Space Telescope team have won the famous Lindsay award.
10.14.10 - Do you have elementary school students? If the answer is yes, you are invited to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on Sunday, Oct. 17.
10.12.10 - On Oct. 15, the "NASA Exploration Experience" will visit Burlington, Vt., to propel visitors on a 3D journey across the solar system.
10.12.10 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:00am ET on Thursday October 14 2010, to discuss NASA’s software that has been incorporated into medical imaging.
10.08.10 - The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite has completed assembly at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
10.08.10 - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed a series of tests that validate the telescope's sunshield design.
10.08.10 - More than 800 area students have been invited to Goddard to kick off a 3-year collaboration celebration known as Goddard Middle School Week.
10.05.10 - On October 4, 2010, NASA approved the development and 2013 launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission.
10.04.10 - Matt Greenhouse, Randy Kimble and Alexander Moiseev received the 2010 Robert H Goddard Award for Science for outstanding work done at Goddard.
09.29.10 - NASA has developed a video contest to raise students' awareness of how NASA technologies contribute to our everyday lives.
09.28.10 - NASA engineers have created a unique engineering marvel called the ISIM structure that recently survived exposure to extreme cryogenic temperatures, proving that the structure will remain stable when exposed to the harsh environment of space.
09.24.10 - The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate/weather satellite has successfully completed its Pre-Environmental Review.
09.23.10 - New models tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what our solar system might look like to alien astronomers.
09.23.10 - NASA’s traveling museum exhibition, New Views of the Universe, featuring the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, opens at Imagination Station museum in Toledo this Friday, Sept. 24.
09.13.10 - Elementary students and their families are invited to Goddard's visitor center on September 19 for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities exploring NASA's engineering at its best!
09.14.10 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on September 16 to discuss compelling new research results from the LRO mission.
09.14.10 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host a free evening event at its Visitor Center on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 –10 p.m. EDT to celebrate the 2010 International Observe the Moon Night.
09.08.10 - The Canadian Space Agency has delivered a test unit of the Fine Guidance Sensor to the James Webb Space Telescope to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt.
09.01.10 - The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-15 (also known as GOES-P), has been accepted into service.
09.01.10 - A NASA airborne mission is matched by a campaign to bring the data to researchers as quickly as possible, accelerating understanding of polar changes and how they may affect people and climate systems around the world.
08.19.10 - Newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate the moon shrank in the recent past (geologically speaking) and might still be shrinking today.
08.17.10 - The Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is opening its doors for a free night of space science and discovery.
08.17.10 - NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer has found the first fast X-ray pulsar to be eclipsed by its companion star.
08.10.10 - NASA’S Exploration Experience is an interactive traveling exhibit that takes visitors on a visual journey through the past, present and future of exploration. The exhibit will be on display at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., August 20-29.
07.22.10 - A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the bustling center of our Milky Way galaxy when it wandered too close to the galaxy's giant black hole.
07.22.10 - The last of five instruments slated to fly on the upcoming NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite have been successfully integrated, according to NASA officials. The polar-orbiting satellite is scheduled to launch in late 2011.
07.20.10 - Scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map of the height of the world’s forests by combining data from three NASA satellites. The map will help scientists build an inventory of how much carbon the world’s forests store and how fast that carbon cycles through ecosystems and back into the atmosphere.
07.20.10 - NASA has not selected a launch vehicle for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, despite news reports suggesting otherwise.
07.15.10 - NASA recently recognized the late Dr. Timothy Hawarden for his work on cooling techniques for infrared space telescopes, including the James Webb Space Telescope.
07.07.10 - Three NASA aircraft will begin flights to study tropical cyclones on Aug. 15 during the agency's first major U.S.-based hurricane field campaign since 2001.
07.02.10 - Starting today, movie theaters across the nation are offering something new in their lobbies. It's not a new popcorn topping or a bigger box of candy: Theaters are serving up a little Earth science knowledge from NASA.
06.29.10 - Tiny shutters as small as the width of a human hair are a key component in the James Webb Space Telescope, and they have now arrived at the European Space Agency.
06.29.10 - NASA has selected AECOM, Washington, D.C., along with HDR Architecture, Alexandria, Va., and SmithGroup, Inc, Washington, D.C., in response an architect and engineer services posting in March.
06.22.10 - Goddard Space Flight Center Director Rob Strain today announced that the center has selected the winners for the 2010 Goddard Contractor Excellence Award.
06.14.10 - The Solar X-Ray Imager instrument aboard GOES-15 just provided its first glimpse of the sun - an image we almost didn't get to see.
06.01.10 - The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached a major milestone last week when it successfully completed its Mission Critical Design Review (CDR).
05.26.10 - Engineers have begun building hardware for a new Landsat satellite instrument that helps monitor water consumption.
05.25.10 - A test unit for the "NIRCam" instrument that will fly aboard the James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for a year's worth of tests.
05.24.10 - The new technology will more quickly identify the locations of people in distress and reduce the risk faced by rescuers.
05.17.10 - Reporters will learn how NASA, NOAA, the Coast Guard, Air Force and other international partners are working together to reduce search times from hours to seconds.
05.17.10 - As Memorial Day weekend approaches and the boating, hiking and outdoor season begins, the number of folks requiring rescue increases.
05.18.10 - NASA has selected O'Donnell Construction Company, located in Washington, D.C., for award of the Construction of the Logistics Facility (Shipping & Receiving) contract.
05.19.10 - News representatives in the D.C. and Baltimore areas are invited to attend a media day event on June 2 to learn about a new NASA climate simulation center.
05.12.10 - The awards are based on the solicitation titled "2009 Research in the Design, Usage and Evaluation of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG) and Immersive Synthetic Environment."
05.11.10 - More than 37 years after humans last walked on the moon, planetary scientists are inviting members of the public to return to the lunar surface as "virtual astronauts."
05.11.10 - Dr. Jack Trombka, an emeritus senior fellow at Goddard, has been awarded the agency’s highest award honor, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
05.07.10 - Dr. Claire L. Parkinson, a climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has been elected into the American Philosophical Society.
05.05.10 - Dr. Neil Gehrels, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an honor considered to be one of the highest bestowed upon scientists and engineers.
04.27.10 - From approximately 22,236 miles in space, GOES-15 took its first full-disk infrared image of the Earth on April 26, 2010.
04.23.10 - These LRO images show some of the basaltic rocks, lava rilles and other features visited by the Apollo 15 crew, as well as Dante Crater - where the evidence of the Moon's volcanic past may be exposed.
04.22.10 - NASA, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service marked the 40th Earth Day by launching the first of three online interactive activities.
04.19.10 - NASA will present the new tactile learning book, "Touch the Earth," on Monday, April 19, in the "NASA Village" tent at the Earth Day Celebration on the National Mall.
04.19.10 - In the midst of seemingly unending questions about climate change, a new book by a climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center can provide some answers.
04.16.10 - As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations.
04.12.10 - NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. of Decator, Ala., to provide general construction services at the center.
04.07.10 - The GOES-15 (formerly GOES-P satellite) Opens Its "Eyes" and Sees First Image of Earth.
04.01.10 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected Straughan Environmental Services, Inc., Columbia, Md., for the Environmental Services contract.
04.01.10 - has selected Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Md., for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Evolution and Development contract.
03.31.10 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD has teamed with nonprofit Space Generation Advisory Council to host a world space party on Saturday, April 10, 2010.
03.30.10 - The cosmos is filled with color, and color is a key in determining age, chemical composition and how far objects are from Earth. To help identify these colors and objects the James Webb Space Telescope will be using a spectrograph called NIRSpec.
03.30.10 - NASA has awarded contracts to eight aerospace firms for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III spacecraft and related services.
03.22.10 - The workshop is the result of a recent Request For Information issued by NASA with the purpose of ensuring there is coordination and collaboration between the government and commercial sectors in future space servicing endeavors.
03.19.10 - Twelve days after a flawless launch, NASA and NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P reached its proper orbit and was renamed GOES-15.
03.18.10 - Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its year-two in Greenland March 22.
03.18.10 - NASA's Goddard and Marshall space flight centers will be offering exclusive licenses to four patent portfolios through a live public auction managed by ICAP Ocean Tomo.
03.17.10 - Two of Goddard's own recently received prestigious awards for their research in remote sensing and federal information technology.
03.15.10 - The Planetary Data System has released data sets from the seven instruments on board NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, allowing the public to follow along with NASA on its journey of lunar discovery.
03.10.10 - A new study confirms a mysterious collective motion of distant galaxy clusters -- dubbed the 'dark flow' -- and tracks it twice as far as originally reported.
03.05.10 - The new satellite joins four other similar spacecraft to improve weather forecasting and monitoring of environmental events.
03.04.10 - Lava can leave behind delicate features that have been previously considered clear evidence of water, according to studies that compare Earth, Mars and the moon.
03.04.10 - Officials from the Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland have signed a memorandum of understanding that creates a strong and important partnership between the two organizations.
03.02.10 - "Earth and Beyond: The Next Decades," is the theme for the 48th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium to be held March 10 through 11, at the Greenbelt Marriott.
03.02.10 - The James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness landmark today when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures.
02.24.10 - Reporters are invited to a media day in April to observe the first environmental science mission of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
02.23.10 - The Integrated Space Weather Analysis System is a robust, integrated system provides information about space weather conditions past, present, and future.
02.23.10 - The new "A Warming World" page hosts a series of new articles, videos, data visualizations, space-based imagery and interactive visuals that provide unique NASA perspectives on this topic of global importance.
02.22.10 - NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K-L program completed its critical design and production readiness reviews in El Segundo, Calif., on Feb. 19.
02.22.10 - The GOES-P satellite is now on the launchpad and will launch on March 2.
02.19.10 - On Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Goddard employees will present interactive exhibits and engaging presentations at the State Capitol in Annapolis, Maryland.
02.04.10 - NASA Goddard's Exploration Sciences Building was recently awarded the U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Rating.
02.04.10 - Paul Newman, Randal Koster and Michael Hesse have been bestowed the prestigious honor for their work in earth and space science.
02.02.10 - The James Webb Space Telescope's five-layer, tennis court sized sunshield has passed its critical design review, certifying that its design is complete and meets mission requirements.
01.29.10 - The development of a new series of weather and environmental monitoring satellites has marked a significant milestone.
01.21.10 - NASA’s traveling museum exhibition, New Views of the Universe, featuring the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes, will arrive at Science Central in Ft. Wayne, Indiana late next week.
01.13.10 - Drake Deming, a Senior Scientist in the Solar System Exploration Division at GSFC, was awarded the prestigious Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize at the American Astronomical Society meeting last week.
01.12.10 - The magnetic field surrounding our solar system acts like a mirror for the particles that IBEX sees.
01.11.10 - Two of the three proposals selected as candidates for the agency's next New Frontiers mission have the Goddard Space Flight Center playing a key role.
01.07.10 - In mythological times reflective surfaces like shiny mirrors were credited with the ability to look into the future. But NASA is using mirrors to look into the past.
01.05.10 - Scientists attempting to unlock the mysteries of the sun's corona, its outer atmosphere, have found another piece of the puzzle with the help of observations made during eclipses.