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  • Shuttle Discovery’s Launch Date is Feb. 24

    02.18.11 - NASA managers have officially made Feb. 24 the launch date for space shuttle Discovery on STS-133. The announcement came at the conclusion of the Flight Readiness Review, or FRR, a meeting held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center to assess preparations for flight.

  • NASA Aircraft Sensors Fly Atmospheric Rivers Study

    02.17.11 - NASA’s Global Hawk is flying a high-altitude study over the Pacific Ocean in search of atmospheric regions that transport large amounts of water vapor long distances and cause extreme precipitation events.

  • NASA Administrator Addresses Agency Budget

    02.15.11 - Excerpts from remarks by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget at a news conference held Feb. 14 at NASA Headquarters, Washington.

  • NASA Astronaut Mark Kelly Resumes Training For STS-134 Mission

    02.04.11 - NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7.

  • Kepler Finds Over 1000 Planet Candidates

    02.02.11 - Kepler Mission scientists have discovered more than 1,100 planet candidates to date, two of which are near Earth-sized in the habitable zone of small, cool stars.

  • Hubble Sees Further Back In Time Than Ever

    01.26.11 - Astronomers have pushed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what they believe is the most distant, ancient object ever seen in the universe.

  • NASA's Commercial Crew Program

    01.21.11 - NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo Program is investing financial and technical resources to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate safe, reliable, and cost-effective space transportation capabilities.

  • NASA Prepares to Launch Next Earth-Observing Satellite Mission, Glory

    In February of 2011, NASA will launch its newest Earth-observing research mission, Glory, designed to improve our understanding of how the sun and airborne particles called aerosols affect Earth's climate.

  • NASA's Stardust NExT Prepares for Comet Close-Up

    01.21.11 - NASA's Stardust spacecraft will fly past Comet Tempel 1 at a distance of about 200 kilometers (124 miles) on Valentine's Day -- Feb. 14, 2011, in U.S. time zones.

  • NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Discovers it's First Rocky Planet

    01.14.11 - NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered Kepler-10b, its first confirmed rocky planet and the smallest transiting exoplanet discovered to date.

  • Rover Will Spend 7th Birthday at Stadium Size Crater

    01.04.11 - The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity beside a 100-meter-diameter crater, which the rover will explore over the next several weeks. This phase includes an important milestone for Opportunity and its twin, Spirit: This month, both rovers are celebrating their seventh anniversaries on Mars.


    12.15.10 - NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has worked longer at Mars than any other spacecraft in history.

  • Cassini Spots Possible Titan Ice Volcano

    12.15.10 - New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal topography on Saturn's moon Titan that makes the best case yet for an ice volcano on Titan and reveals the most Earth-like candidate in the outer solar system.


    12.03.10 - Space shuttle Discovery’s launch for the STS-133 mission has been targeted for no earlier than February 3, 2011 to allow for more testing on two 21-foot-long, U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle's external tank. NASA repaired the cracks and reapplied foam to the exterior of the stringers.

  • NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.

    12.02.10 - NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.

  • NASA Managers Discuss Space Shuttle Discovery's STS-133 Mission

    11.24.10 - Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Space Operations, and Space Shuttle Program Manager John Shannon discuss the status of the next space shuttle mission in a news conference from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

  • EPOXI Spacecraft Flew Through 'Snow' Storm at Comet Hartley 2

    11.18.10 - On its way past comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010, NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft flew through a storm of fluffy ice particles spewed out by carbon dioxide jets coming from the rough ends of the comet, and through water vapor flowing from its smooth, middle portion.


    11.15.10 - NASA’s Operation IceBridge continues its multi-year mission to map polar ice sheets and sea ice from Punta Arenas, Chile. Researchers are using seven instruments aboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory to map Antarctic ice surfaces and the features hidden below. The data are critical for understanding the dynamics of ice in West Antarctica and its impact on sea-level rise.


    11.05.10 - NASA managers have decided to postpone the next launch attempt for space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than Nov. 30 at 4:05 a.m. EST. due to a hydrogen gas leak detected while filling the external tank.

  • NASA EPOXI Flyby Reveals New Insights into Comet Features

    11.05.10 - NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010.