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  • NASA Hosts Jan. 23 Media Teleconference On Sun Observations

    01.22.13 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 23, to discuss new observations of a large active region in the sun's 1- million-degree atmosphere called the corona.

  • NASA Successfully Tests Hypersonic Inflatable Heat Shield

    07.23.12 - WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. -- A large inflatable heat shield developed by NASA's Space Technology Program has successfully survived a trip through Earth's atmosphere while travelling at hypersonic speeds up to 7,600 mph.

  • NASA Telescope Captures Sharpest Images of Sun's Corona

    07.20.12 - WASHINGTON -- A telescope launched July 11 aboard a NASA sounding rocket has captured the highest-resolution images ever taken of the sun's million-degree atmosphere called the corona. The clarity of the images can help scientists better understand the behavior of the solar atmosphere and its impacts on Earth's space environment.

  • Chemical Release cloud from ATREX mission

    ATREX Mission Successfully Launched from Wallops

    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.