04.19.13 - Journalists are invited to attend an Earth Day visit by NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver to the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
04.08.13 - NASA invites the news media to attend its 'Cherry Blossoms' NASA Social event at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Friday, April 12.
04.03.13 - The public is invited to a free presentation on exoplanets by senior Goddard astrophysicist Jennifer Wiseman, April 10 at the Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md.
04.02.13 - James E. Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, has announced he is retiring.
03.22.13 - NASA is extending its contract with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations activities at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., for 36 months.
03.21.13 - NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first images from the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite, which was launched Feb. 11.
03.20.13 - NASA engineer Tom Flatley received the William Randolph Lovelace II award at the 51st Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
03.15.13 - Local news media are invited to the Maryland Science Center on Friday, March 22, to cover hands-on NASA Sun Earth Day activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT.
03.14.13 - The six science instruments of MAVEN's Particles and Fields Package that will characterize the solar wind and ionosphere of Mars have been integrated with the spacecraft.
03.13.13 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's free Sunday Experiment on Sunday, March 17.
03.13.13 - NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are conducting an artistic challenge for people around the world to develop an anime character to represent the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission.
03.08.13 - NASA Goddard's Innovative Partnerships Program Office is pleased to announce a collaboration between NASA and the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
03.04.13 - The public is invited to experience "Archaeology from Space," a free lecture presented by Dr. Compton Tucker at NASA Goddard's Visitor Center on March 13.
02.26.13 - Paulo Oemig of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. was chosen as one of 20 outstanding educators by the Space Foundation for its 2013 flight of Teacher Liaisons.
02.11.13 - NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
02.12.13 - Scientific observations made by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) are the subject of a special edition of Journal of Geophysical Research Planets.
02.08.13 - MAVEN is assembled and is undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities, near Denver.
02.08.13 - NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites.
02.05.13 - The February 2013 edition of Sunday Experiment will uncover the world of thermal coating and contamination engineering.
01.30.13 - The public is invited to a free event on Feb. 13 to experience 'Our Eruptive Sun: The Causes and Consequences of Space Weather,' by Dr. Phillip Chamberlin, Research Astrophysicist in the Solar Physics Laboratory at Goddard.
01.30.13 - The first of NASA’s three next-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), known as TDRS-K, launched at 8:48 p.m. EST Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
01.23.13 - NASA has awarded a protective services follow-on contract to Alutiiq Pacific LLC of Anchorage, Alaska, which consolidates services at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and its three affiliated facilities in the United States.
01.17.13 - NASA beamed an image of the Mona Lisa to the LRO spacecraft as part of the first demo of laser communication with a satellite at the moon.
01.10.13 - NASA's Goddard Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST around the SDO mission.
01.08.13 - Newly released Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut, and of a mysterious planet circling it, may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system.
01.07.13 - NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 10, about the upcoming launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. The news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
01.02.13 - The public is invited to a free event in January to experience "Finding the Slippery Slope: Detecting Landslides from Space," by Dalia Kirschbaum, research physical scientist in hydrological science at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
02.06.13 - Sea-surface height data from NASA's Jason-1 satellite show that the equatorial Pacific Ocean is still locked in what some call a neutral, or 'La Nada' state.
12.20.12 - An oversized semi-trailer truck carrying NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) has arrived at its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for launch.
12.20.12 - The 2012 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest registration deadline has been extended until Jan. 10, 2013.
12.14.12 - NASA has awarded a cooperative funding agreement to the University of Maryland at College Park to continue collaborative research in the field of Earth systems science.
12.05.12 - The public is invited to a free event in December to experience “Asking What Was Once Unthinkable,” by Dr. Noah Petro, research scientist and team member for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
12.03.12 - NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian soil.
11.16.12 - A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
11.07.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
11.07.12 - Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony to announce the renaming of NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP).
11.07.12 - The public is invited to a free event on Nov. 14 to experience "Space Exploration and Humanity's Quest to Understand Everything,” by Dr. David T. Leisawitz, chief of the Science Proposal Support Office at NASA Goddard.
11.02.12 - Curiosity's Goddard-built SAM instrument suite has taken significant steps toward understanding how Mars may have lost much of its original atmosphere.
11.01.12 - A NASA interactive exhibit featuring the James Webb Space Telescope and NASA's Hubble Telescope is coming to the Washington County Museum in Portland, Oregon.
10.19.12 - The Innovative Partnerships Office and the Information Technology and Communications Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. accepted InformationWeek Magazine's Best Innovative Government Agency award.
10.16.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Oct. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
10.11.12 - The public is invited to a free event on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Library of Congress, Washington, in which NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati will demonstrate the tremendous power of the space-based perspective in science, exploration and in daily life.
10.03.12 - NASA Earth explorers will take students on virtual trips around the world to inspire them to pursue science, technology, engineering and math careers.
10.01.12 - The public is invited to a free kickoff event in October to learn about 'Mars since 2000 and the quest for signs of past life,' by Dr. Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist.
10.01.12 - NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck will visit Emergent Space Technologies Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., at 3:30 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 15. The visit is part of NASA's ongoing recognition of American small businesses, which create new technologies that enable future missions while also creating new products, services and jobs.
10.01.12 - NASA has awarded three contracts totaling $137.3 million to improve the affordability, reliability and performance of an advanced booster for the Space Launch System (SLS).
09.28.12 - NASA has selected Chugach Federal Systems Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, for facilities operations and maintenance services for the Management Operations Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
09.27.12 - NASA selects Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) of McLean, Va., for ocean color services at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
09.25.12 - NASA is set to begin its third annual NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest to help raise student awareness and understanding of NASA technologies and their many benefits to the public and our everyday lives.
09.24.12 - Two Landsat images appear on the upcoming "Earthscapes" stamps, which will be promoted at a free event Oct. 1 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
09.12.12 - Two hours before Hurricane Isaac made landfall a NASA satellite observed Hot Towers in the storm.
09.18.12 - NASA's Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) mission has successfully completed a Mission Concept Review, a major evaluation milestone of the engineering plan to execute the build and launch of a space communications laser system.
09.13.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host a public event on Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT to celebrate the inspirational power of the moon.
09.11.12 - NASA's Mars Atmosphere And Volatile EvolutioN mission is officially authorized to transition into the next phase of the mission, system delivery, integration and test, and launch.
09.11.12 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will host a question-and-answer session between local students and residents aboard the International Space Station on Thursday, Sept. 13.
09.04.12 - Students worldwide have an opportunity to name an asteroid from which an upcoming NASA mission will return the first samples to Earth.
09.04.12 - The public is invited to a free lecture Sept. 12 at the Library of Congress, about Lora Koenig's research at Earth's poles in extreme conditions.
08.15.12 - Scientists using LRO's spectrometer have observed helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the moon.
08.10.12 - NASA has completed negotiations and finalized the contracts for the spacecraft and instruments that comprise the JPSS-1 Satellite, NOAA's second next generation operational polar-orbiting satellite, planned to launch in 2017.
07.27.12 - Approximately 500 college and high school students from across the country are about two thirds of the way through their participation in Goddard’s 2012 Summer Internship Program.
07.23.12 - President Obama has named six NASA individuals as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), including an environmental scientist from Goddard.
07.23.12 - NASA and the Interior Department Monday marked the 40th anniversary of the Landsat program, the world's longest-running Earth-observing satellite program.
07.18.12 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center will host a public event on July 28 from 1-3 p.m. EDT to celebrate (in advance) the landing of NASA's latest Mars rover, Curiosity.
07.11.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host a special Webb Family Science Night on Wednesday, July 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT.
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07.10.12 - Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese today announced he has named Dr. Colleen Hartman to the position of deputy director for science, operations and program performance.
06.19.12 - A NASA computer animation that shows how the sun's heat drives the Earth's swirling winds and ocean currents and a series that tours the lunar surface and the evolution of the moon are the scientific visualizations selected by an annual conference that presents and publishes the best in computer graphics and technical research.
06.19.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is hosting a half-day event for local media June 26, to showcase the Center's state-of-the-art facilities, future Heliophysics missions, and space weather computer modeling efforts.
06.15.12 - Ten students and three professors from two Historically Black College and University institutions are now at Goddard and the results of their efforts may one day be orbiting above the Earth or flying off into deep space.
06.15.12 - The National Air and Space Museum and NASA will host a media screening of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," on June 19.
06.14.12 - The first instrument that will fly aboard NASA's JWST has been delivered to Goddard. The Mid-Infrared Instrument will allow scientists to study cold and distant objects in greater detail.
06.07.12 - The public is invited to a free lecture being held at the Library of Congress June 14, about how water use is being mapped from space.
05.31.12 - NASA has selected SGT Inc., of Greenbelt, Md., for the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services contract for the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
05.30.12 - NASA has selected TRAX International of Las Vegas to provide for Goddard Logistics and Technical Information services at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
05.30.12 - NASA will invite 25 of its U.S. social media followers to celebrate the 40th birthday of the Landsat program.
05.29.12 - Local media are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center's public event on June 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT to celebrate the Transit of Venus.
05.24.12 - The public is invited to the Goddard Visitor Center for our Transit of Venus watch party and celebration that will include presentations, near real-time SDO images of the transit and other events.
05.24.12 - To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United States' Landsat Earth-observing program, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are holding a contest that will offer winners customized satellite views of changing local landscapes.
05.21.12 - The pair of flux gate magnetometers measures the magnetic field at the location of the spacecraft. This instrument will help understand how the solar wind interacts with the planet’s atmosphere.
05.21.12 - NASA will present results from the satellite-servicing Robotic Refueling Mission during On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Workshop, hosted by Goddard Space Flight Center May 30-31, 2012.
05.16.12 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will host two panel sessions at the 47th annual Nebula Awards Weekend on May 18.
05.10.12 - Amazon Basin forests are expected to be less vulnerable to wildfires this year, according to the first forecast from a new fire severity model.
05.09.12 - On Sunday, May 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST, It's a free afternoon for children of all ages and their families with a look at how NASA studies the sun and space weather with the SDO satellite.
05.01.12 - The public is invited to a free talk on May 10 to called "Investigating Worlds Around Other Stars: Progress Towards the Discovery of Another Earth," by Dr. Avi M. Mandell, a NASA research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
05.02.12 - Plants are leafing and flowering sooner each year than predicted by controlled experiments designed to predict plant responses to rising temperatures.
04.26.12 - The public is invited to a free lecture being held at the Library of Congress about this summer's rare Venus transit event.
04.16.12 - Goddard will be having free "Scout Days" in May and June, where girl scouts and boy scouts can learn about NASA science and technology.
04.05.12 - This month's Sunday Experiment takes a look at how NASA explores space and studies the Earth from space using satellites and other technology.
04.03.12 - Dr. Daniel P. Glavin's talk will describe the concept of a "habitable environment" and the conditions on the ancient Earth that led to the origin of life.
04.02.12 - NASA glaciologist Kimberly Casey has visited six remote glaciers around the world to study what satellites can tell us about particulate pollution on glaciers, and how these particulates impact glacier melting rates.
03.29.12 - Saudi Arabia is drilling for a resource possibly more precious than oil by tapping hidden reserves of water in the Syrian Desert.
03.26.12 - 'Dreams and Possibilities: Planning for the Achievable' is the theme for the 50th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium to be held March 28 and 29.
03.27.12 - NASA successfully launched five suborbital sounding rockets this morning from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper level jet stream.
03.25.12 - NASA managers have given a "go" for a countdown leading to the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets early in the morning March 27, between 2am-5am EDT.
03.24.12 - NASA has scheduled the lATREX aunch of five suborbital sounding rockets to Tuesday, March 27 between midnight and 5am EDT.
03.24.12 - NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets from Wallops to no earlier than Monday morning, March 26.
03.22.12 - NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets to midnight to 3 a.m., Friday, March 23.
03.23.12 - NASA has rescheduled the launch of five suborbital sounding rockets to no earlier than Sunday morning Mar. 25. A decision launch attempt will be made this afternoon.
03.21.12 - Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2012, the NASA Goddard Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host a public lecture about Saturn's intriguing moon Titan. The talk begins at 7:00pm EDT.
03.21.12 - NASA has rescheduled the launch of 5 suborbital sounding rockets to midnight to 3am EDT, March 22.
03.20.12 - The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radararrived on Friday, March 16 and was unloaded today at Goddard.
03.20.12 - Direct observations linking the tidal pull of Saturn to jets on the moon Enceladus are among the highlights of NASA’s Cassini mission discussed at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
03.19.12 - NASA has set the ATREX mission for launch from midnight to 5 a.m. EDT, March 21. The countdown begins at 7 p.m. March 20.
03.18.12 - A high probability of unacceptable weather postpones launch attempt until evening of March 20.
03.17.12 - A high probability of unacceptable weather postpones launch attempt until evening of March 19.
03.15.12 - A high probability of unacceptable weather postpones launch attempt until evening of March 17.
03.15.12 - Researchers and flight crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in polar ice, begin the 2012 Arctic campaign.
03.13.12 - NASA Visualization Explorer delivers new opportunities to explore research on the sun, planetary bodies, Earth and the universe to your iPad.
03.12.12 - Robotic Refueling Mission on the ISS demonstrated remotely controlled robots and specialized tools performing precise satellite-servicing tasks.
03.12.12 - As part of a study of the upper level jet stream, NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is scheduled to launch five suborbital sounding rockets in just over five minutes on March 15.
03.13.12 - New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere.
03.07.12 - A new study found that the covering roofs of New York City buildings can drastically cut the sweltering phenomenon called the 'urban heat island.'
03.07.12 - Groundbreaking scientific results from the Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized our understanding of the universe. New questions demand a new space-based telescope with improved technologies and expanded capabilities, said NASA scientist Amber Straughn.
03.05.12 - The Goddard Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, March 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It's a free afternoon for children of all ages and their families with a look at how NASA's most powerful space telescope will look at the universe and see further back in time than ever before.
03.02.12 - The public is invited to a free talk to called "Penguins, Polar Bears, and Laser Beams from Space: NASA Science at the Poles," by NASA scientist Dr. Tom Neumann.
03.01.12 - The Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument has arrived at Goddard for integration into NASA's upcoming Earth science spacecraft.
02.29.12 - A new NASA study revealed that the oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the floating ice cap that covers the Arctic Ocean.
02.29.12 - NASA is putting out the call to students who have interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
02.28.12 - NASA has developed a space weather app for Android users that provided access to some of the cutting-edge technology that our scientists use to track space weather.
03.09.12 - Evidence that there is more than one way to make some components of life increases the likelihood that life emerged elsewhere in the Universe.
02.21.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday changes to his senior leadership team. Associate Administrator Chris Scolese was named director of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Robert Lightfoot, director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will serve as acting associate administrator.
02.17.12 - Fifty-one teachers around the U.S. have been awarded an Endeavor Fellowship with NASA.
02.16.12 - NASA has awarded a contract to Trinnovim, LLC, of Arlington, Va., for specialized scientific support services to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), N.Y.
02.14.12 - A new NASA satellite instrument that makes a quantum leap forward in detector technology has arrived at Orbital Sciences Corp. in Gilbert, Ariz.
02.14.12 - In honor of engineering week, February's Sunday Experiment will focus on light and optics.
02.13.12 - Following the Fiscal Year 2013 budget announcement for the U.S. space agency, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
02.08.12 - Construction of a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes, is complete; it will be shipped from Japan to Goddard.
02.07.12 - NASA scientist Jacob Bleacher will discuss “NASA’s Desert RATS” at 11:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Washington, DC.
02.06.12 - NASA has selected Galaxy Global Corporation of Fairmont, W. Va., to provide support to the NASA Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Software Assurance Tools (SWAT) Group at the NASA IV&V Facility in Fairmont.
02.06.12 - A new interactive NASA art exhibit opens February 9 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore that will showcase stunning images of the sun.
02.02.12 - Join us in exploring what observations required astronomers to completely re-think the make-up of the universe. What's next for our view of the universe? It's getting darker all the time.
01.30.12 - NASA scientists figure prominently in the distinguished group honored as Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in 2012.
01.30.12 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Director Robert Strain announced he will leave the agency on March 4, 2012, to take a position in private industry.
01.25.12 - NASA renamed its newest Earth-observing satellite to honor the late Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin recognized widely as "the father of satellite meteorology."
01.18.12 - NASA has selected Jet Logistics, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., to receive an Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide the agency access to a variety of airborne platforms to conduct airborne science research.
01.13.12 - Goddard Space Flight Center's Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment from 1 to 3 p.m. EST January 15. It's a free afternoon with an intriguing look inside NASA technology.
01.12.12 - A new study by NASA highlights air pollution control measures that, if implemented, could slow the pace of global warming, improve health and boost agricultural production.
01.06.12 - The Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. invites the general public to a free lecture on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, entitled "Unlocking the Secrets of the Sun."
12.01.11 - Scientists have confirmed major reductions in the eastern United States of an air pollutant generated by coal power plants: sulfur dioxide.
11.28.11 - Betsy Pugel, who works at the Detector Systems Branch, received the Women in Aerospace's Achievement Award. Goddard Chief Engineer Steven Scott received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Award.
11.22.11 - The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) onboard NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first measurements on Nov. 21, 2011.
11.21.11 - A financial manager at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center won the 2011 Presidential SAVE award.
11.17.11 - The giant steel frame, now at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, will be used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of the Webb telescope.
11.16.11 - Goddard's Visitor Center will host a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP).
11.15.11 - NASA is now accepting submissions for the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Video Contest, which aims to raise awareness of how NASA technology benefits the public.
11.14.11 - Experts in mapping and monitoring our planet will describe present conditions and outline the future of many of Earth's natural resources.
11.10.11 - Researchers created a model to predict the severity and geographic distribution of fires in the Amazon rain forest and the rest of South America months in advance.
11.10.11 - The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder on board NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, NPP, acquired its first low-atmosphere moisture measurements on November 8, 2011.
11.08.11 - NASA engineers have produced a material that absorbs more than 99 percent of the light that hits it, across multiple wavelengths.
11.07.11 - John W. "Jack" Townsend, Jr., a space pioneer among the first employees of the newly formed Goddard Space Flight Center in 1959, who later served as its Director, died October 29 of lung cancer. He was 87.
11.04.11 - The public is invited to a free talk to learn "Why Space Telescopes Are Amazing," presented by NASA scientist Dr. Jane Rigby. The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Goddard Visitor Center on Nov. 10, 2011, at 7 p.m. EDT. Registration in advance is required.
10.27.11 - NASA's IceBridge team has seen a large -- and unexpected -- crack running across Pine Island Glacier, one of the largest and fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica.
10.20.11 - This year's Antarctic ozone hole, which yawns wide every Southern Hemisphere spring, was the ninth largest on record.
10.18.11 - The "Can you See it Now?" campaign, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's technology transfer initiative to bring awareness to Goddard's expertise in wavefront sensing and adaptive optics capabilities, will present the "Wavefront and Adaptive Optics Industry Day Workshop" on Thursday, Nov. 3.
10.12.11 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM), a suite of instruments aboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity Rover, as well as Mars geology.
10.11.11 - The "Signposts of Planets" meeting being held Oct. 18-20 at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., will bring together dozens of observers, modelers, and instrument builders to explore the relationship between exoplanets and the circumstellar disks in which they form.
10.06.11 - Take a free guided tour of the wonders of our solar system in 'The Wanderers,' the new Science on a Sphere (SOS) movie premiering at the Visitors Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
10.04.11 - When balance teeters, movement results. This simple idea is the fuel for a new movie from NASA called LOOP, opening Oct. 6 around the country in Science On a Sphere theaters.
09.28.11 - Dr. F. Michael Flasar, an expert on the atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan, is the recipient of the 46th Annual John C. Lindsay Memorial Award, the highest honor given by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in space science.
09.22.11 - NASA's Independent Verification and Validation Program (IV&V) will dedicate and name its new software laboratory the Jon McBride Software Testing and Research lab.
09.21.11 - International Observe the Moon Night occurs around the world on October 8, and the public is invited to participate in this free event at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center on October 8, 2011 from 7 to 10 p.m. ET.
09.19.11 - NASA is testing an element of the sunshield that will protect the James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors and instruments during its mission to observe the most distant objects in the universe.
09.13.11 - The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.
09.12.11 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
09.06.11 - NASA's LRO captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
09.01.11 - NASA will host a media teleconference at noon Tuesday, to reveal new images of three Apollo landing sites taken by LRO.
09.01.11 - The Innovative Partnership Program at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is hosting a an Emerging Commercial Suborbital Capabilities Vehicles Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
09.01.11 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss new observations about solar flares that can impact communication and navigation systems.
08.30.11 - Two of the most destructive natural disasters of 2010 were closely linked by a single meteorological event, even though they occurred 1,500 miles (2,414 km) apart and were of completely different natures, a new NASA study suggests.
08.24.11 - Two studies in the Aug. 25 issue of Nature provide new insights into a cosmic accident that has been streaming X-rays toward Earth.
08.22.11 - In order to inform and inspire, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has partnered with Tor-Forge Books to develop and publish a series of science-fiction-themed books.
08.19.11 - NASA will showcase and discuss a wealth of projects, technologies and science at the 2011 SPIE Optics and Photonics conference. Reporters should contact the conference to attend.
08.08.11 - NASA-funded researchers have found more evidence meteorites can carry DNA components created in space.
08.09.11 - The Operational Land Imager (OLI), built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo., has been approved by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for shipment to Orbital Sciences Corporation, Gilbert, Ariz. for integration onto the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft.
08.08.11 - Scientists observed for the first time the power of an earthquake and tsunami to break off large icebergs a hemisphere away.
07.29.11 - A wildfire broke out west of Boulder, Colorado, in early September 2010, threatening hundreds of structures and bathing Boulder in smoke.
07.28.11 - Water isn't the only thing pouring over Niagara Falls. Pollution from fires in Ontario, Canada is also making the one thousand mile trip, while being measured by NASA's Aqua satellite.
07.28.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland one last time on Friday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.
07.27.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
07.26.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
07.25.11 - An international group of scientists has detailed glacier ice loss following the collapse of the Larsen A and B ice shelves in 1995 and 2002.
07.25.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Tuesday, July 26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT.
07.26.11 - NASA satellites beam data from space; now the Agency is beaming it straight to your iPad.
07.21.11 - Fires throughout Ontario are generating pollution that is showing up in data from NASA's Aura Satellite in the Great Lakes region.
07.21.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Friday, July 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT.
07.20.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign will take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Thursday, July 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
07.20.11 - NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., is now offering its advanced optical technologies for licensing and partnership opportunities.
07.19.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Wednesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
07.19.11 - A NASA led team of scientists and engineers has repositioned two small probes from Earth’s orbit where they studied space weather to begin orbiting the moon to study its interior and surface composition.
07.15.11 - Central African fires are generating a high amount of pollution in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
07.15.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Satureday, July 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
07.14.11 - For some exceptional students, their efforts this summer are literally “out-of-this-world” as they live a 10-week hands-on experience interning at Goddard.
07.13.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Thursday, July 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.
07.10.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Monday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT.
07.09.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Tuesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.
07.05.11 - Media representatives in the D.C. metro area are invited to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. to view the launch of STS-135, the final voyage in NASA's space shuttle program.
07.04.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor and northeast Maryland on Tuesday, July 5, from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT.
07.01.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor on Saturday, July 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
06.29.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor on Thursday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT as part of a mission to enhance the capability of satellites to measure ground-level air quality from space.
06.30.11 - NASA's DISCOVER-AQ air quality field campaign is scheduled to take to the skies over the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor on Friday, July 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT.
06.17.11 - Swift discovered a series of powerful X-ray blasts coming from a source in the constellation Draco.
06.10.11 - NASA satellites have found a second super-sized black hole at the heart of an unusual nearby galaxy already known to be sporting one.
05.25.11 - OSIRIS-REx will pluck samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth. The samples could help explain our solar system's formation and how life began.
05.24.11 - The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite has successfully passed all environmental testing with the recent completion of thermal vacuum testing.
05.23.11 - The top six teams competing in the first 'RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge Synchronous Forum' showcased their creative ideas for a panel of expert judges, fellow teams and others on April 14, 2011.
05.13.11 - NASA has created a new interactive web-based tool that creates one of the most comprehensive lunar research websites to date.
05.11.11 - The Comet Hopper mission would study the evolution of 46P/Wirtanen by landing on the comet multiple times and observing its changes as it interacts with the sun.
05.05.11 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., opens its gates to welcome the community for a day of fun-filled activities, hands-on demonstrations, entertainment and more!
05.03.11 - NASA astronaut Piers Sellers is moving from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., beginning June 6.
05.03.11 - NASA has awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, Md., to establish a science center for collaborative research in Solar-Planetary Sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
05.03.11 - Media representatives in the Washington Metropolitan area are invited to a sneak peak tour, check out available on-line resources and attend the upcoming Explore@NASA Goddard event set for Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT.
05.02.11 - NASA has awarded a Cooperative Agreement to the Catholic University of America (CUA) to establish a science center for collaborative research in Solar-Heliospheric Sciences at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
04.28.11 - Tour one of NASA’s ER-2 High Altitude Airborne Science Aircraft in Nebraska where it is participating in a six-week Mid-Latitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment.
04.27.11 - Four Orlando students were chosen as winners of the 2010 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award.
04.27.11 - A Germantown, Md., student was chosen as one of the winners of the 2010 NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award.
04.18.11 - This week, NASA will broadcast a video file of the oil spill images on NASA-TV one year after the event, beginning April 19.
06.20.11 - PISA's magnetometer was called upon to support the main attitude determination and control system (ADCS) on FASTSAT following an anomaly on Feb 16, 2011.
04.11.11 - Goddard's Sunday Experiment this month features eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope.
04.01.11 - The SpaceMath@NASA mathematics resource for teachers and students recently achieved a landmark number of downloads.
03.31.11 - On April 9, scientists from NASA Goddard will team up with the Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails and Anne Arundel Community College to shrink the solar system down to 4.6 miles along the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail.
03.22.11 - "NASA: More Than You Imagine," is the theme for the 49th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
03.23.11 - Hydrogen sulfide, the malodorous compound produced by rotten eggs, may have been an important ingredient in the recipe for life, according to a recently discovered experiment performed by Dr. Stanley Miller in 1958.
03.18.11 - As the MESSENGER spacecraft begins its science operations above the surface of Mercury, Goddard instruments are gearing up to help unveil the planet's mysteries.
03.18.11 - On Friday, March 18, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer and Goddard Space Flight Center Director Rob Strain will join the American Red Cross and Goddard employees for an event marking the kick-off of the national Gabrielle Giffords Honorary Save-a-Life campaign.
03.16.11 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md., will host this month's Sunday Experiment on March 20.
03.15.11 - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team released the final set of data from the mission's exploration phase.
03.01.11 - NASA's Glory spacecraft is scheduled for launch on Friday, March 4. Technical issues with ground support equipment led to the scrub of the original Feb. 23 launch attempt. Those issues have been resolved.
02.23.11 - The launch of NASA's Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST.
02.18.11 - NASA is inviting its Twitter followers to a daylong event revolving around the sun and Earth's relationship.
02.23.11 - The launch of NASA’s Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has been postponed at least 24 hours.
02.15.11 - Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to learn about our closest star at a free event on Feb. 20, 2011.
02.11.11 - The precursor for the next generation of polar-orbiting weather satellites, NPP, is undergoing testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's facility in Boulder, Colo.
02.10.11 - NASA extended the contract with Arizona State University, for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera instrument aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
02.10.11 - NASA has selected seven contractors to receive Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), that will allow the agency access to a variety of airborne platforms.
01.31.11 - THEMIS helped track the origin of energetic particles in a kind of space weather called a substorm -- these speedy electrons gain energy from changing magnetic fields far from the origin of the event that causes them.
01.20.11 - The Glory mission will improve our understanding of how the sun and tiny atmospheric particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate.
01.19.11 - Experimente el entusiasmo de NASA en primer Domingo de Experimentos español de Goddard.
01.19.11 - Spanish-speaking Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, January 23, for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities that explore NASA engineering at its best.
01.18.11 - Material delivered to Earth by meteorite impacts may have been responsible for fundamental characteristics of all life on the planet.
01.14.11 - Elementary school-aged children and their families are invited to the Goddard Visitor Center on Sunday, January 16, for a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities that explore NASA engineering at its best.
01.13.11 - NASA will hold a media briefing on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. EST, about the agency's next Earth-observing satellite mission, Glory.
01.12.11 - The Crab Nebula was once thought to be the steadiest high-energy source in the sky. Not so, according to new data from NASA satellites.
01.11.11 - Glory, the latest Earth-observing satellite developed by NASA, arrived Tuesday at Vandenberg in preparation for launch.
01.06.11 - Observations from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese satellite Hinode offer a possible explanation for how the sun's high atmosphere gets so much hotter than the solar surface.
02.24.11 - Mark Flanner at the University of Michigan and his collaborators used satellite data to measure how much changes in snow and ice in the Northern Hemisphere have contributed to rising temperatures in the last 30 years.
02.09.10 - The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has reported that Arctic sea ice was at its lowest extent ever recorded for January (since satellite records began).
01.20.10 - Beneath the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica, scientists have found a deepwater channel -- a likely pathway for warm water to reach the glacier’s underbelly and melt it from below.
01.19.11 - NASA has opened online voting for the agency's OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Award student video contest.
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 - Donations of refurbished computers and associated equipment are possible because Lockheed Martin is the primary contractor responsible for upgrading Goddard computers.
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.
10.18.10 - 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 - More than 800 area students have been invited to Goddard to kick off a 3-year collaboration celebration known as Goddard Middle School Week.
10.08.10 - 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.
10.05.10 - 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.
09.28.10 - 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 - 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.
07.22.10 - 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.
07.20.10 - 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 - 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.
04.19.10 - 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.
04.16.10 - 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 - 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.
03.04.10 - 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.
03.02.10 - "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.