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Why NASA Is Building An $18 Billion Rocket To Nowhere

BuzzFeed News - ‎2 hours ago‎
In its 2017 budget request, NASA asked Congress for $1.3 billion to build its next jumbo rocket. Last week, despite years of fighting with the Obama Administration over its plans to explore an asteroid with the rocket, the Senate Appropriations ...

NASA has mapped every eclipse that will occur for the next 1000 years

Vox - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
NASA knows that on January 27, in the year 2837, a total solar eclipse will pass over southern Mexico. If the onlookers (our descendants or our conquering alien overlords) are lucky, and it's a clear day, they'll see something like this - a show that ...
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NASA Releases 360-Degree Video of Mars Surface

Nature World News - ‎3 hours ago‎
It looks like the Curiosity rover is still active. NASA recently released 360-degree video of Mars. Everyone who has access to computers and smart phones can access the video and see the surface of Mars up-close and in the widest, most interactive way ...
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Spectacular NASA Videos Reveal a Sun Storm in Jaw-Dropping 4K HD - ‎22 hours ago‎
A spectacular new video of the sun captured by a NASA spacecraft puts you up close and personal with a fiery storm on our closest star - all in mind-boggling 4K resolution.

The meteoric rise of NASA's social media program

TechRadar - ‎2 hours ago‎
I once had to make a concerted effort to hunt down news and images from NASA, but now it seems like I couldn't escape the it even if I tried.
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NASA Now Has New Options For Sampling Moon's Ancient Interior

Forbes - ‎10 hours ago‎
Finding and sampling the Moon's ancient interior mantle - one of the science drivers for sending robotic spacecraft and future NASA astronauts to the Moon's South Pole Aitken basin - is just as likely achievable at similar deep impact basins ...

Nasa knows about every eclipse in next 1000 years

Times of India - ‎5 hours ago‎
"Nasa knows that on January 27, in the year 2837, a total solar eclipse will pass over southern Mexico. If the onlookers are lucky and it is a clear day, they will see a show that has captivated people on this planet for as long as we have been on ...
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NASA's Kepler: Discovering 1000+ exoplanets, and counting - ‎6 hours ago‎
On March 6th, 2009, a Delta II rocket was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida carrying a payload designed by NASA to be the first that searches for Earth-like planets in our own galaxy. The Kepler space observatory which NASA ...

Aerojet Rocketdyne's $67M contract with NASA set to develop new SEP system

SpaceFlight Insider - ‎12 hours ago‎
Engineers in the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) project tested this prototype of a 13-kilowatt Hall thruster at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The testing demonstrated the prototype's readiness for industry to develop this new high ...

Proposal for extended New Horizons mission submitted to NASA

SpaceFlight Insider - ‎4 hours ago‎
An extended mission proposal featuring a close flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) along with distant observations of 20 more KBOs and further study of the environment of the outer solar system has been submitted to NASA by the New Horizons team.

NASA's Special Anti-Gravity Suits Will Now Be Used To Help New Mothers. Amazing!

Storypick - ‎6 hours ago‎
In 1969, the NASA Ames Research Center helped out a woman who was suffering from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a condition which leads to excess internal abdominal bleeding in women even after they have given birth.
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NASA just unveiled the James Webb Space Telescope's huge golden mirror

ScienceAlert - ‎15 hours ago‎
When launched, Hubble's successor, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, will be the most powerful space telescope in the world (or, outside of it?

Juno Spacecraft: NASA's New Mission To Jupiter - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Juno is one of three New Frontiers probes that NASA is currently operating or building. The others are New Horizons, which flew by Pluto in 2015, and OSIRIS-REx, which is expected to fly to asteroid 101955 Bennu in 2020 to collect a sample and return ...
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New NASA map forecasts Zika risk

Mother Nature Network (blog) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
(Image: NCAR/NASA). Mosquitoes are often the worst part of summer, even when they aren't carrying terrible diseases. And for many American cities, the annual boom of bloodsuckers is looming larger than usual this summer due to the Zika virus.

Climate Change Champion Leonardo DiCaprio Visits NASA Goddard to Research for Upcoming Documentary

People Magazine - ‎13 hours ago‎
Academy Award winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio visited Goddard Saturday to talk about NASA Earth science with former astronaut Piers S...ellers, the current deputy director of Goddard's Sciences and Exploration Directorate.
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Watch a NASA Scientist and a Yellow Puppet Explore Greenland's Melting Glaciers

Mother Jones - ‎6 hours ago‎
For a sign that Josh Willis isn't your typical NASA scientist, let's start with the name of his major new climate study: Oceans Melting Greenland.

NASA T-38 Jet Reunited with Space Shuttle Enterprise in New York City - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A NASA supersonic jet that chased the space shuttle Enterprise as it performed test landings in California 40 years ago has finally caught up with the prototype orbiter in New York City.

NASA, NSBRI Select Proposals to Support Astronaut Health on Long Duration Space Exploration Missions

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎19 hours ago‎
HOUSTON, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will fund 27 proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during ...
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What NASA Can Learn from SpaceX

The Planetary Society (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
NASA, by not committing to a Mars plan, cannot prioritize which technology it needs to be developing now. This means everything is important and nothing is important.