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Can Volcanic Super Eruptions Lead to Major Cooling? Study Suggests No
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New research suggests that sunlight-blocking particles from an extreme eruption would not cool surface temperatures on Earth as severely as previously estimated.

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IPEx Autonomy Testing
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Harsh, low-angle sunlight, long and dark shadows, and a featureless terrain will make navigation difficult when NASA’s ISRU Pilot Excavator (IPEx) is sent to the Moon. Because of this, the IPEx team has begun testing various approaches to autonomously drive…

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Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil
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This densely populated group of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1841, which is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy that lies about 162,000 light-years away. Satellite galaxies are bound by…

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NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission: 10 years, 10 stories
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From peering into hurricanes to tracking El Niño-related floods and droughts to aiding in disaster responses, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission has had a busy decade in orbit. As the GPM mission team at NASA and the Japan Aerospace…

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Update on Status of NASA’s OSAM-1 Project
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Following an in-depth, independent project review, NASA has decided to discontinue the On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1) project due to continued technical, cost, and schedule challenges, and a broader community evolution away from refueling unprepared spacecraft, which has…

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Night-Shining Cloud Mission Ends; Yields High Science Results for NASA
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After 16 years studying Earth’s highest clouds for the benefit of humanity – polar mesospheric clouds – from its orbit some 350 miles above the ground, NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, or AIM, mission has come to an…

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Hubble Uncovers a Celestial Fossil
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This densely populated group of stars is the globular cluster NGC 1841, which is part of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way galaxy that lies about 162,000 light-years away. Satellite galaxies are bound by…

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March’s Night Sky Notes: Constant Companions: Circumpolar Constellations, Part II
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Some constellations can be as familiar as old friends. Learn about three of them in March’s Night Sky Notes!

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NASA Ames Astrogram – January/February 2024
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Into the Belly of the Rover: VIPER’s Final Science Instrument Installed by Rachel Hoover TRIDENT, designed and developed by engineers at Honeybee Robotics in Altadena, California, is the fourth and final science instrument to be installed into VIPER. NASA engineers…

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NASA Selects ACMI as Second Approved Exploration Park Facility
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NASA Selects ACMI as Second Approved Exploration Park Facility Editor’s note: This release was updated March 1, 2024, to adjust a quote provided by the company involved. NASA and the American Center for Manufacturing and Innovation (ACMI) signed an agreement…

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Langley Celebrates Black History Month: Clayton Turner
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Clayton P. Turner serves as the Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. His career at NASA Langley has spanned 33 years. His experiences prior to his career with NASA include three years of military service. He graduated…

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Student Teams to Help Fill the Inflatable Void with Latest Student Challenge  
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This year will be a “BIG” year for several college and university teams as they research, design, and demonstrate novel inflatable systems configured for future lunar operations through a NASA-sponsored engineering competition. NASA’s Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing (BIG) Idea Challenge…

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Astronaut Victor Glover Visits NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
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NASA Artemis II astronaut Victor Glover met with Edwards Air Force Base school-age children at a joint NASA and Air Force Black Employee Resource Group event at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, on Feb. 15.

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Odysseus Lands on the Moon
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Following a launch on Feb. 15, Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander touched down in the Moon’s south polar region on Feb. 22 and has since transmitted valuable scientific data back to Earth. Odysseus took six NASA payloads along for the ride…

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NASA Signs Agreement with Nikon to Develop Lunar Artemis Camera
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When NASA sends astronauts to the South Pole region of the Moon for the first time with its Artemis campaign, they will capture photos with a handheld camera to help advance scientific research and discovery for the benefit of all.…

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Astrophysics Instruments
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Science in Space – February 2024 Instruments on the exterior of the International Space Station provide data on astrophysical phenomena that are helping scientists better understand our universe and its origins. Crew members install and maintain these instruments robotically and…

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NASA Honors Life of Former Administrator, Astronaut Richard Truly 
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The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on former NASA Administrator and astronaut Richard Truly, who passed away Feb. 27, 2024, at his home in Genesee, Colorado, at the age of 86. “NASA is the place it…

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The Marshall Star for February 28, 2024
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NASA Tech Contributes to Soft Moon Landing For the first time in more than 50 years, new NASA science instruments and technology demonstrations are operating on the Moon following the first successful delivery of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload…

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MAF Announcement – NEPA Public Notice
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NEPA Public Notice 2023-11-06 Draft Environmental Assessment – Lease for 50 Acre Business Park. Click here to view PDF

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NASA Invites Media, Public to Solar Eclipse Events in April
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On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, giving people in 15 states the opportunity to see the Moon completely block the Sun, revealing our star’s relatively faint corona. “This year’s total solar eclipse will be…

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Splashdown 101: Joint Team to Recover Crew, Orion After Moon Missions
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When Artemis II NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, Christina Koch, and CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen return to Earth after a nearly 10-day mission around the Moon, a joint NASA and Department of Defense team led by…

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NASA Kennedy Seeks Nominations for 2024 Chroniclers Recognition
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NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is asking members of the news media to nominate former colleagues they deem worthy of honoring as a space program Chronicler.The NASA Kennedy’s Chroniclers program recognizes broadcasters, journalists, authors, contractor public relations representatives, and…

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Completes Scientific Mission on Space Station
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After months aboard the International Space Station, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 is returning to Earth. NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov each completed their first spaceflight. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and ESA (European Space…

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NASA, SpaceX Test Starship Lunar Lander Docking System
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As part of NASA’s Artemis campaign that will establish the foundation for long-term scientific exploration at the Moon, crew will need to move between different spacecraft to carry out lunar landings. NASA and SpaceX recently performed qualification testing for the…

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Mission Manager Update: All VIPER Flight Instruments Installed!
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The VIPER team continues to push forward with the build of the flight rover that’ll go to the surface of the Moon. As of this writing, all of VIPER’s flight instruments are installed, and the rover is more than 80%…

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