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 06.19.06 - Mars Atmosphere Researcher McCleese Named JPL Chief Scientist
The director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has appointed Dr. Daniel J. McCleese as the laboratory's chief scientist.
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 06.19.06 - Pace Quickens for NASA Spacecraft Orbiting Mars
NASA's newest spacecraft at Mars has already cut the size and duration of each orbit by more than half, just 11 weeks into a 23-week process of shrinking its orbit.
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 06.17.06 - NASA Gives 'Go' for Space Shuttle Discovery's Launch
NASA senior managers on Saturday cleared the Space Shuttle Discovery for a July 1 flight to the International Space Station.
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 06.16.06 - NASA to Announce Answer to Black Hole Paradox
Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory for research are hosting a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21, to explain how black holes light up the universe.
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 06.16.06 - International Space Station Status Report: SS06-028
The International Space Station crew this week prepared for the exchange of unpiloted Progress cargo carriers and for the next shuttle mission, which will deliver an additional crew member.
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 06.16.06 - NASA Conference Celebrates 30 Years of Mars Research
NASA will host a symposium titled "Mars: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the agency's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
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 06.15.06 - NASA Astronomical Observatory Passes Hurdle
The world's largest airborne astronomical observatory has passed a technical and programmatic review that could potentially lead to the continuation of the mission.
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 06.14.06 - NASA Technology Aids Water Purification Effort in Iraq
NASA engineers, who are used to making a difference in the lives of astronauts in space, recently had the chance to improve the lives of villagers in Iraq by using NASA technology.
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 06.12.06 - NASA Marshall Center's Steve Cook Leads Development of NASA's New Space Launch Vehicles
As a child, Steve Cook dreamed of someday launching space vehicles, and astronauts, to worlds far beyond his hometown of Bloomington, Minn.
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 06.09.06 - International Space Station Status Report: SS06-027
The International Space Station crew wrapped up its week with post-spacewalk tasks and began to turn their focus toward the arrival of a Progress supply spacecraft and preparations for Discovery's upcoming shuttle mission, designated STS-121.
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 06.07.06 - NASA's Fuse Finds Infant Solar System Awash in Carbon
Scientists using NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, or FUSE, have discovered abundant amounts of carbon gas in a dusty disk surrounding a young star named Beta Pictoris.
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 06.07.06 - NASA Partners in American Indian Science and Engineering Education
NASA and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) announced the launch of the NASA AIHEC Summer Research Experience Program.
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 06.06.06 - First Images From NASA's CloudSat Have Scientists Sky High
The first images from NASA's new CloudSat satellite are already revealing never-before-seen 3-D details about clouds.
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 06.05.06 - Andromeda Adrift in Sea of Dust in New NASA Image
The Andromeda galaxy, named for the mythological princess who almost fell prey to a sea monster, appears tranquil in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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 06.05.06 - NASA Announces Distribution of Constellation Work
NASA announced Monday agency center responsibilities associated with the Constellation Program for robotic and human moon and Mars exploration.
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 06.02.06 - NASA Announces Mars Science Lab Mission Launch Contract
NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has selected Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services Inc. to deliver an Atlas V rocket for the Mars Science Laboratory mission to carry a large rover to the red planet in the fall of 2009.
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 06.02.06 - International Space Station Status Report: SS06-026
The residents of the International Space Station ventured outside their orbital home Thursday night to conduct a 6-hour, 31-minute spacewalk to repair, retrieve and replace hardware on the U.S. and Russian segments of the complex.
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 06.02.06 - NASA Welcomes European Space Station Module
NASA is celebrating the arrival of an important component to the International Space Station, the Columbus research laboratory.
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 06.01.06 - The Case of the Neutron Star With a Wayward Wake
A long observation with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed important new details of a neutron star that is spewing out a wake of high-energy particles as it races through space.
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 05.31.06 - NASA-Funded Study Says Saturn's Moon Enceladus Rolled Over
Saturn's moon Enceladus - an active, icy world with an unusually warm south pole – may have performed an unusual trick for a planetary body.
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 05.26.06 - International Space Station Status Report: SS06-025
The residents of the International Space Station turned their attention to spacewalk preparations this week as they gear up for a six-hour excursion outside the complex June 1.
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