07.09.08 - Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool: global satellite maps from NASA.
06.20.08 - A new NASA-French space agency oceanography satellite launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a globe-circling voyage to continue charting sea level, a vital indicator of global climate change.
06.20.08 - NASA has selected two science proposals to be the agency's next Explorer Program Mission of Opportunity investigations. One activity will study black holes; the other will determine how the Earth's outer atmosphere responds to external forces.
06.12.08 - As the summer fire season heats up, NASA aircraft are set to follow the trail of smoke plumes from some of Earth's northernmost forest fires, examining their contribution to arctic pollution and implications for climate change.
05.29.08 - NASA has selected the University of Colorado at Boulder for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center.
05.20.08 - A satellite that will help scientists better monitor and understand rises in global sea level, study the world's ocean circulation and its links to Earth's climate, and improve weather and climate forecasts, is undergoing final preparations for a June 15 launch from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.
05.14.08 - A new NASA-led study shows human-caused climate change has made an impact on a wide range of Earth's natural systems, including permafrost thawing, plants blooming earlier across Europe and lakes declining in productivity in Africa.
05.13.08 - NASA will hold two media briefings on Tuesday, May 20, beginning at 11 a.m. EDT, on the international Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2, which is dedicated to monitoring sea-level rise and improving weather and climate forecasts.
05.07.08 - Administrator Michael Griffin announced Wednesday that Ed Weiler will remain as NASA's associate administrator for the agency's Science Mission Directorate. Weiler was named interim chief of the directorate March 26.
05.01.08 - International news media should apply now for accreditation to cover the launch of the Jason-2 satellite on the Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
04.22.08 - NASA will hold a media briefing Tuesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. EDT to discuss the latest research documenting changes in Earth’s ecosystems using NASA remote-sensing data.
04.22.08 - NASA has selected General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Inc., to build the Landsat Data Continuity Mission spacecraft.
04.17.08 - Since humans first flew in space, nothing has captivated astronauts more than the view of home out the window of their spacecraft.
04.16.08 - The Near-Earth Object Program Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has not changed its current estimates for the very low probability (1 in 45,000) of an Earth impact by the asteroid Apophis in 2036.
04.16.08 - NASA centers across America will roll out the green carpet April 22 to celebrate Earth Day and reporters are invited to hear first hand about the agency's contributions to understanding and protecting our environment.
04.08.08 - NASA will join its international partners in space-based climate change research to discuss their current and future Earth-observation programs at a seminar Friday, April 18, at the Keck Center of the National Academies, 500 5th St. NW, in Washington.
04.01.08 - NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, April 3, at 2:30 p.m. EDT to discuss findings from the Ares I thrust oscillation focus team.
03.28.08 - NASA has selected the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, for the management and operations of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Synthetic Aperture Radar Distributed Active Archive Center.
03.24.08 - NASA will host a media day in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Monday, April 14, to provide reporters with a behind-the-scenes view of the largest airborne experiment ever conducted to study the impact of air pollution on the Arctic's atmospheric chemistry and changing climate.
03.13.08 - NASA will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, March 18, at 12 p.m. EDT, to present the latest satellite observations of changing sea ice conditions in Earth's northern and southern polar regions.