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
Aug. 26, 2015 For astronauts living in space with objects zooming around them at 22,000 miles per hour like rogue super-bullets, it's good to have a backup plan. Although shields and fancy maneuvers could help ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 New research predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula's ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 Astrobiologists draw upon what is known about Earth's most extreme lifeforms and the environments of Mars and Titan, Saturn's moon, to paint a clearer picture of what life on ... read more
Aug. 26, 2015 Some dying stars suffer from ‘irregular heartbeats.' The research confirms rapid brightening events in otherwise normal pulsating white dwarfs, which are stars in the final stage of their life ... read more
Aug. 21, 2015 It is one of the most intriguing questions in astrochemistry: the mystery of the diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs), a collection of about 400 absorption bands that show up in ... 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