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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Feb. 8, 2016 — Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Inside a massive clean room at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team is steadily installing the largest space telescope mirror ever. ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — One dozen flight mirrors are now installed on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, out of the eighteen mirror segments that make up the primary mirror. The assembly of the primary mirror is an ... read more

Dec. 22, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting data and images from the mission's final close flyby of Saturn's active moon Enceladus. Cassini passed Enceladus at a distance of 3,106 ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — There was a time when you could find spacecraft clean rooms in two sizes -- -- big and bigger. After all, these harsh-white, sterile environments have to handle very large spacecraft, support ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Stormy space weather sweeping across the equator is threatening vital power grids in regions long considered safe from such events, ground-breaking new research ... read more

Gravity, Who Needs It?

Nov. 18, 2015 — What happens to your body in space? NASA's Human Research Program has been unfolding answers for over a decade. Space is a dangerous, unfriendly place. The risks for a Mars mission are many, but ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — An aerospace engineering professor is developing a microsatellite imager that could be used to check satellites, do small repairs or refuel spacecraft — and keep astronauts from making risky ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — New experiments have successfully excited elusive plasma waves, known as whistler-mode chorus waves, which have hitherto only been observed in the Earth's near-space ... read more

Medicines Do Not Seem to Degrade Faster in Space

Nov. 10, 2015 — The results of an opportunistic, pilot-scale study suggest that medication degradation on the ISS does not differ from what is typically seen on ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) investigation will rely on the instrument to track the trajectory of cosmic ray particles and measure their charge and energy. The instrument is optimized ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — A new instrument attached to the 12-meter Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope at 5,000 meters above sea level in the Chilean Andes is opening up a previously unexplored window on the ... read more

Traveling Through Space? Don't Forget Your Sleeping Pills and Skin Cream

Nov. 2, 2015 — A new study is the first-ever examination of the medications used by astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station: the medications they used, the reasons they used them and ... read more

Northern Light Secrets Uncovered Thanks to Social Networking Tools

Nov. 2, 2015 — Magnetometers have a social network where they talk about the weather, researchers have discovered. The research team used data from over 100 individual magnetometers located at high latitudes in the ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has begun transmitting its latest images of Saturn's icy, geologically active moon Enceladus, acquired during the dramatic Oct. 28 flyby in which the probe passed ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Where there are people, there are bacteria, even in space. But what kinds of bacteria are present where astronauts live and work? In a recent study, researchers used state-of-the-art molecular ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Scientists have answered the question of why NASA's Voyager 1, when it became the first probe to enter interstellar space in mid-2012, observed a magnetic field that was inconsistent with that ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample the ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies through the moon's plume of icy ... read more

Robots for Future Human Missions to Mars

Oct. 28, 2015 — Scientists have developed a communication solution that can allow orbiting space station in outer space to maintain uninterrupted contact with robots working on the surface of a planet. The ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — With the help of enthusiastic European ham radio operators, engineering students now have two-way communication with their home-built ESA-sponsored satellite AAUSAT5 that was sent into orbit around ... read more

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