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 - 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.
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.
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."