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  • NASA Selects Scientific Computing and Technical Services Contract

    01.11.13 - NASA has selected Computer Science Corporation of Falls Church, Va., to support the Computational and Information Science Technology Office (CISTO) at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

  • NASA Selects High-Performing Interns As Student Ambassadors

    01.11.13 - NASA has inducted 86 top-performing interns into the 2013 NASA Student Ambassadors Virtual Community, a vital component of the agency's ongoing effort to engage undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, mathematics and technology (STEM) research and interactive opportunities. This fifth group of student ambassadors, Cohort V, includes interns from 32 states and 70 different universities.

  • NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss Space Station Expandable Module

    01.11.13 - NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a new addition to the International Space Station.

  • NASA Sets TDRS-K/Atlas V Launch Events Coverage

    01.11.13 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- News conferences, events and operating hours for the Press Site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the launch of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K) aboard an Atlas V rocket Tuesday, Jan. 29. The 40-minute launch window extends from 8:52 to 9:32 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • NASA'S Galex Reveals The Largest-Known Spiral Galaxy

    01.10.13 - The spectacular barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 has ranked among the biggest stellar systems for decades. Now a team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral, based on archival data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission.

  • Major NASA Air Pollution Study to Fly Over California

    01.10.13 - A multi-year NASA airborne science mission is on its way to California to help scientists better understand how to measure and forecast air quality globally from space.

  • NASA, MIT, DARPA Host Fourth Annual Student Robotic Challenge Jan. 11

    01.10.13 - NASA will join the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and high school student teams from the United States and abroad for the fourth annual Zero Robotics SPHERES Challenge Friday, Jan. 11.

  • NASA Prepares for Launch of Next Earth Observation Satellite

    01.10.13 - NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission, LDCM will add to the longest continuous data record of Earth's surface as viewed from space.

  • Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases Annual Report

    01.09.13 - The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) has released its 2012 annual report.

  • NASA Media Accreditation Now Open for TDRS-K Launch

    01.09.13 - NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K) launch media accreditation now is open. Liftoff will be aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 8:52 p.m. EST at the opening of a 40-minute launch window.

  • NASA Chases Climate Change Clues Into The Stratosphere

    01.09.13 - Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing Earth

  • Kentucky Students to Speak with Space Station's Tom Marshburn

    01.9.13 - Students of all ages, educators and pre-service teachers will gather at Eastern Kentucky University to speak with International Space Station astronaut Tom Marshburn on Friday, Jan. 11. The long-distance conversation is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. EST and can be seen live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

  • NASA, ESA Telescopes Find Evidence for Asteroid Belt Around Vega

    01.08.13 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.

  • NASA's Hubble Reveals Rogue Planetary Orbit for Fomalhaut B

    01.08.13 - Newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of a vast debris disk encircling the nearby star Fomalhaut and a mysterious planet circling it may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system.

  • NASA Telescopes See Weather Patterns in Brown Dwarf

    01.08.13 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like orbs.

  • SOFIA Spots Recent Starbursts in The Milky Way Galaxy's Center

    01.08.13 - Researchers using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have captured new images of a ring of gas and dust seven light-years in diameter surrounding the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and of a neighboring cluster of extremely luminous young stars embedded in dust cocoons

  • NASA Offers News Media Access to TDRS-K Spacecraft Jan. 11

    01.8.13 - NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-K (TDRS-K), set to launch this month, will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 11, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. Media representatives will be able to photograph the TDRS-K spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials.

  • NASA Holds Briefings Jan. 17 to Preview Space Station Science and Activities

    01.08.13 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold two news conferences Thursday, Jan. 17, to preview the upcoming Expedition 35 and 36 missions aboard the International Space Station.

  • New Chandra Movie Features Neutron Star Action

    01.07.13 - Unlike with some blockbuster films, the sequel to a movie from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is better than the first. This latest movie features a deeper look at a fast moving jet of particles produced by a rapidly rotating neutron star, and may provide new insight into the nature of some of the densest matter in the universe.

  • Galaxy's Gamma-Ray Flares Erupted Far From Its Black Hole

    01.07.13 - In 2011, a months-long blast of energy launched by an enormous black hole almost 11 billion years ago swept past Earth. Using a combination of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), the world's largest radio telescope, astronomers have zeroed in on the source of this ancient outburst.