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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Mar. 9, 2016 — NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit on March 22, 2016 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fifth contracted resupply mission to ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — The first US mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study is undergoing a major milestone in its environmental ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Spending nearly a year in space, 249 miles from Earth, could be a lonely prospect, but an office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., made sure astronaut Scott Kelly could ... read more

Feb. 23, 2016 — Regular telescopes are not good at detecting Earth-like planets because a host star's light generally drowns out the relatively dimmer light of a potential planet. A new development in space ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — NASA astronaut Scott Kelly paved the way for future missions when he embarked on a one-year mission in space along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. Kelly will be the first American to ... read more

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 — Scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks and sent them to the International Space Station. After 18 months on board in conditions similar to those on Mars, more than ... 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 time -- is an elemental ... 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. 25, 2016 — Crew members reared small freshwater fish aboard International Space Station for 56 days and examined the animals' jawbones and teeth for any potential effects from microgravity. Investigators ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — In space, there is no scent of baking bread, no wind on your face, no sound of raindrops hitting the roof, no favorite kitten to curl up in your lap. Over time, being deprived of these common ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — What may seem like a failure in systems is actually an exceptional opportunity for scientists back on Earth to better understand how plants grow in ... 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

Momentum Builds for Creation of 'Moon Villages'

Jan. 6, 2016 — Villages on the moon, constructed through cooperation between astronauts and robotic systems on the lunar surface, could become a reality as early as 2030. That's the consensus of a recent ... 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. 17, 2015 — Just in time for the release of the movie "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what looks like a cosmic, double-bladed ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Not since 1977 has a full moon dawned in the skies on Christmas. But this year, a bright full moon will be an added gift for the holidays. December's full moon, the last of the year, is called ... read more

Dec. 6, 2015 — The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space, having successfully launched from Kourou, French Guiana (Dec. 3 local time/Dec. 2 PST). On board is the state-of-the-art Disturbance Reduction ... 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

Dec. 3, 2015 — Astronomers have detected a very compact and faint early galaxy that was forming 400 million years after the big ... read more

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