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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country. Here is a list of the major agency Earth Day activities: #PictureEarth on Social Media Celebrate the planet we all call home with NASA’s #PictureEarth social media event. Post […]

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants to see your take. NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event. Post a close-up photo on social media of your favorite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming […]

NASA Invests in 18 Potentially Revolutionary Space Tech Concepts

NASA Invests in 18 Potentially Revolutionary Space Tech Concepts

Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The program will fund 18 studies to determine the feasibility of early-stage technologies that could go on to change […]

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and James Buchli are the latest veteran NASA astronauts to join the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. “The pioneering spirit we see in every astronaut is truly exemplified by this year’s inductees,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Janet Kavandi and James Buchli represent the best of America’s […]

New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world’s first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of commercial technologies that were developed or improved by the agency’s space program and benefit people everywhere. “NASA works hard, not […]

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s launch and arrival will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the orbiting laboratory, […]

NASA Administrator Statement on Return to Moon in Next Five Years

NASA Administrator Statement on Return to Moon in Next Five Years

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Tuesday’s announcement by Vice President Mike Pence, at the fifth meeting of the National Space Council, about putting American astronauts back on the Moon in the next five years: “Today, I joined leaders from across the country as Vice President Mike Pence chaired the […]

NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises

NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface. Bennu also revealed itself to be more rugged than expected, challenging the mission team to alter its flight and sample collection plans, due to the rough […]

NASA Administrator Statement on NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans, FY 2020 Budget

NASA Administrator Statement on NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans, FY 2020 Budget

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine:  “President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 NASA budget is one of the strongest on record for our storied agency. At $21 billion, this budget represents a nearly 6 percent increase over last year’s request and comes at a time of constrained resources across the federal government. It also is […]

SUMMERS: NASA’s Center For Life Detection Is On The Hunt For Life In The Universe

SUMMERS: NASA’s Center For Life Detection Is On The Hunt For Life In The Universe

Michael Summers | Professor of Planetary Science and Astronomy . Knowing if something is alive or not is easy. Right? Barking dogs and flying birds are alive. Rocks are not. Turtles and polar bears are alive. Water is not. And so on. The difficulty of knowing what is, and is not, alive comes about when […]