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NASA Put a Big Disco Ball in Space 40 Years Ago, and It's Still There

Space.com - ‎55 minutes ago‎
A giant disco ball has been monitoring the Earth from space for forty years - and will continue to hang there for millions more. The NASA satellite, dubbed LAGEOS - short for Laser Geodynamics Satellite - celebrated its 40th year in space on May 4.
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An ex-Microsoft billionaire just accused NASA of releasing seriously flawed data on asteroids

ScienceAlert - ‎16 hours ago‎
A former Microsoft chief technologist has just come out and accused NASA of making some fundamental mistakes in their assessment of the size of more than 157,000 near-Earth asteroids.
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NASA reveals details on experimental space habitat during Reddit AMA

CNET - ‎3 hours ago‎
BEAM will be expanded to its full size on Thursday and begin its tech demonstration attached to the International Space Station, according to NASA. The module is expected to expand from its compressed size of 8 feet in diameter by 7 feet in length to ...
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Violent solar storms helped foster life on Earth, NASA says

ABC Online - ‎May 23, 2016‎
NASA's paper explored why the Earth's climate was warm enough for liquid water to be present to encourage simple molecules and allow the planet to brew and incubate life.
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Science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope successfully installed

Phys.Org - ‎7 hours ago‎
Inside the world's largest clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the team crane-lifted the heavy science instrument package, lowered it into an enclosure on the back of the telescope, and secured it to the telescope.
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Mystery of Massive Black Holes May be Answered by NASA Telescopes

ABC News - ‎58 minutes ago‎
This illustration represents the best evidence to date that the direct collapse of a gas cloud produced supermassive black holes in the early Universe.

NASA's Yearlong Spaceman Still Has Sore Feet, Fatigue

ABC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA's yearlong spaceman says even after 2 ½ months back on Earth, his feet are still sore. Retired astronaut Scott Kelly spoke to NASA employees Wednesday from the agency's Washington headquarters about his historic mission at the International Space ...
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Four wild technologies lawmakers want NASA to pursue

Ars Technica - ‎May 24, 2016‎
It all sounds like science fiction, but a new budget for NASA proposed by the US House of Representatives includes seed money for all of these initiatives, some of which are receiving funding for the first time.
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NASA New Flash: "All Galaxies Including Milky Way are Embedded Within a Vast Sphere of Black Holes"

The Daily Galaxy (blog) - ‎18 hours ago‎
In 2005, Kashlinsky led a team of astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to explore the background glow of infrared light in one part of the sky.

How I Designed a Practical Electric Plane for NASA

IEEE Spectrum - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Recognizing the possibilities—and hoping to spur innovation—NASA recently challenged students to design a four-seat, all-electric aircraft capable of entering service by 2020.
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NASA Lets Scientists and Tourists Walk on Mars Using Microsoft 'HoloLens' Virtual Reality Program

Nature World News - ‎12 hours ago‎
NASA developed OnSight, a virtual reality program using Microsoft's HoloLens to enable tourists and scientists to walk on the surface of Mars.
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U.S. lawmaker orders NASA to plan for trip to Alpha Centauri by 100th anniversary of moon landing

Science Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
It seems that the recently announced Breakthrough Starshot project—to send a privately funded fleet of tiny spacecraft to a nearby star—may have started a star rush.
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NASA Chief: Congress Should Revise US-China Space Cooperation Law

Voice of America - ‎19 hours ago‎
NASA says the U.S. can someday cooperate with China as it did with the Soviet Union on the Apollo-Soyuz joint project in 1975.

NASA gets another boost in funding, as does Planetary Science and Europa

The Planetary Society (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Commerce, Justice, and Science—the House of Representatives' subcommittee that oversees NASA spending—just released details on how they would fund the space agency in 2017.

Story of NASA's black female mathematicians gets made into a movie

Engadget - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Katherine Johnson received a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 for her contribution to America's Space Race, and soon more people will know what she did to deserve it.
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Forget the asteroid mission and go to the Moon, lawmakers tell NASA

Ars Technica - ‎May 23, 2016‎
On Tuesday, budget writers in the US House will make changes to a bill that funds federal commerce, justice, and science agencies—which includes NASA—for the coming fiscal year. But a draft of the full bill released Monday contains a blockbuster for ...
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NASA's astronaut program receives record number of applications ahead of Mars mission

ABC Online - ‎May 22, 2016‎
A record number of people applied to be astronauts this year as the organisation embarks on its mission to get humans to Mars within two decades.

NASA using satellites and 3D images to track tropics

WTVD-TV - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Hurricane season starts in a week, and once again this year, NASA will play a huge role in forecasting. Powerful satellites orbit space bringing back 3D images captured inside tropical cyclones.
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KBR acquiring NASA contractor Wyle

SpaceNews - ‎May 24, 2016‎
KBR acquiring NASA contractor Wyle. by Brian Berger - May 24, 2016. Wyle microbiologist Cherie Ombre prepares a sample of water for testing at the Molecular Biology Lab in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space ...
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NASA Probe Tracks Object in Solar System's Badlands

Discovery News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
With its primary mission far behind, NASA's New Horizons is getting used to its new role as humanity's deep space emissary.
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