In 2013, NASA helped transform access to low Earth orbit even as one of our venerable spacecraft reached the boundaries of the solar system and we moved ahead on technologies that will help us carry out an ambitious asteroid mission we announced and, eventually, move on to Mars.
Heres a quick trip back through 2013 for those and some of the other big things that happened This Year at NASA.
NASA (Jan. 24, 2014) "Here's some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!"
NASA's TDRS-L satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas rocket January 23, from Cape Canaveral Air Force ... watch video
NASA (May 29, 2014) NASA is constantly looking into ways to make flying safer and more efficient. On this episode of NASA X follow testing on new vertical tail design, engines, and see why NASA is ... watch video
NASA (Aug. 8, 2014) NASA EDGE interviews NASA Kennedy Space Center Directer Bob Cabana during their coveage of SpaceX-3. Find out about commercial space, future NASA launches and lounge singers!
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NASA (Dec. 1, 2014) NASA EDGE visits NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory to check in with the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Team. Find out how NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is helping to pave the way ... watch video
NASA (Mar. 5, 2015) Ever want to explore the vast seas of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan?
The Titan Submarine could do it one day... and more.
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NASA (Mar. 13, 2015) NASA EDGE joins the ELaNa X Teams as their CubeSats deploy less than two hours after a successful ride into space. Dr. Charles Norton (NASA JPL) and Scott Higginbotham (NASA Kennedy) share the ... watch video
Feb. 1, 2016 The origin of matter in the universe has puzzled physicists for generations. Today, we know that matter only accounts for 5 percent of our universe; another 25 percent is constituted of dark matter. ... read more
Jan. 29, 2016 Promising new calibration tools, called laser frequency combs, could allow astronomers to take a major step in discovering and characterizing earthlike planets around other ... read more
Jan. 28, 2016 New research is broadening perspectives on time and space. Scientists challenge the long-held presumption that time evolution -- the incessant unfolding of the universe over ... read more
Jan. 29, 2016 The moon was formed from a violent, head-on collision between the early Earth and a 'planetary embryo' called Theia approximately 100 million years after the Earth formed, ... read more
Jan. 28, 2016 New Hubble telescope observations suggest that a high-velocity gas cloud was launched from the outer regions of our own galaxy around 70 million years ago. Now, the cloud is ... read more
Jan. 13, 2014 NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen asteroid -- its first such discovery since coming out of hibernation last ... read more
Oct. 21, 2013 Newly discovered asteroid 2013 TV135 made a close approach to Earth on Sept. 16, when it came within about 4.2 million miles (6.7 million kilometers). The asteroid is initially estimated to be about ... read more
July 18, 2011 NASA's Dawn spacecraft is now the first probe ever to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn will study the asteroid, named Vesta, for a year ... read more