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NASA JPL: First Science From Juno at Jupiter

Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter discussed their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference on May 25, 2017. The teleconference participants were: Diane Brown, program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio Jack Connerney, deputy principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space …

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NASA’s Vantage Point Over Earth

This cool animation shows us many of NASA’s fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft’s, that measure aspects of the environment that touch the lives of every person around the world. They study everything from the air we breathe, to rain and snow that provide water for agriculture and communities, to natural disasters such as droughts and floods, …

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World’s First Live 360 Rocket Launch: Orbital ATK CRS-7

NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch. This stream will begin at approximately 11:00a.m. EDT on April 18th, and will last until the rocket is out of sight. This stream enables you to look around in 360 degrees -as …

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Lights of Human Activity Shine in NASA’s Image of Earth at Night

NASA has released an updated composite picture of how the Earth looks at night. Now, it is never night at the same time across the globe, but if it would be, this is how it would look. This nighttime look at our home planet, dubbed the Black Marble, provides researchers with a unique perspective of …

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TechCrunch: Northeastern puts NASA’s Valkyrie space robots through its paces

The Northeastern University has been tasked with prepping NASA’s Valkyrie robot for future missions to Mars. Both the robotics labs at MIT and Northeastern got their very own superhero robot on loan in 2015, plus tech and some $250,000 in monetary support from NASA. “Advances in robotics, including human-robotic collaboration, are critical to developing the …

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NASA: Science of Small Satellite Constellation Mission Previewed during Briefing

On Dec. 10, a news briefing at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida previewed the science of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft. CYGNSS, which is scheduled to take off aboard an Orbital Sciences ATK air-launched Pegasus XL launch vehicle Dec. 12, for deployment over the Atlantic Ocean, will make frequent and accurate …

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NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Update

Members of the media were invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Nov. 2 at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, for an update about what’s in store for NASA’s next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope’s mirrors. During the event, Bolden and other agency leaders …

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NASA VR/360 Astronaut Training: Space Walk

NASA has created a 360 degree video showing how life is for an astronaut training for spacewalks – in case they were lucky enough to ever be sent to the International Space Station. The clip is recorded at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) in Houston, Texas, and shows how it is for the astronauts, both …

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NASA Continues to Boldy Go!

50 years ago Star Trek premiered on the small screen. Today, stars of the original series; William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols and George Takei share their excitement and passion for the real space exploration being done by NASA.  

“NASA testing PRANDTL-D shows elegant bird-like agility”

Is THIS the first plane that will fly on Mars? Prototype of Nasa aircraft completes its first test flight *Named Prandtl-M, the aircraft will be small and piloted remotely *Has been designed by Nasa engineers along with two groups of students *Prototype flew on 11 August at the Armstrong Flight Research Centre *It could one …

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NASA: Behind the Scenes of our Journey to Mars

A NASA Social was held on August 18 at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at the Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to give the members of social and traditional media an opportunity to see the progress being made on sending humans to Mars. The event featured tours of …

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NASA: Comic-Con 2016 Panel: “Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go”

NASA and Star Trek have been connected, directly and indirectly, since Star Trek: The Original Series premiered in September 1966. While the TV show featured large ships voyaging to stars far away on five year missions, NASA was only beginning stretch humanity’s presence beyond Earth. When Star Trek premiered on Sept. 8, 1966, astronauts Pete …

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NASA: New High Dynamic Camera Records Rocket Test

This is footage of Orbital ATK’s QM-2 solid rocket booster test taken by NASA’s High Dynamic Range Stereo X (HiDyRS-X) camera. HiDyRS-X records high speed, high dynamic range footage in multiple exposures simultaneously for use in analyzing rocket engine tests. Traditional high speed video cameras are limited to shooting in one exposure at a time, …

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NASA: A Message from the Captain: Science Fact & Science Fiction

Actor William Shatner, known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk of Star Trek takes a moment to discuss the crossroads of science fiction, science fact and NASA.  

NASA: Q&A With the Stars of STAR TREK: BEYOND

The stars of the new Star Trek movie, Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spook) sit down to answer NASA trivia questions with Gay Yee Hill of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.    

NASA: Viking at 40: Future of Mars Exploration Panel

A capstone panel addressed the future of Mars Exploration at a Viking at 40 Symposium on July 20 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Panel speakers included Walt Engelund, Director, Space Technology & Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center, Panel Chair, Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist, Steve Jurczyk, Associate Administrator for Space Technology, …

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NASA: Office of Planetary Protection

The mission of the Office of Planetary Protection is to promote the responsible exploration of the solar system by implementing and developing efforts that protect the science, explored environments, and Earth. The objectives of planetary protection are several-fold and include: Preserving our ability to study other worlds as they exist in their natural states; avoiding …

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NASA: Spaceflight Then, Now, and Next

The 2016 John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History was held on June 14, at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum’s Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater in Washington, DC. The featured speakers, Apollo 11 astronaut, Major General Michael Collins, USAF (Ret.) and Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin and founder/CEO of Amazon.com, reflected on the invention …

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Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare

What would a submarine to explore the liquid methane seas of Saturn’s Moon Titan look like? This video shows one submarine concept that would explore both the shoreline and the depths of this strange world that has methane rain, rivers and seas! The design was developed for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, by …

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NASA: Ultra High Definition (4K) View of Planet Earth

NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. The International Space Station hosts a variety of payloads and experiments supporting climate research, weather predictions, hurricane monitoring, pollution tracking, disaster response and more.  

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