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NASA to Turn Over Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag to Auction Winner, Per Court Order

2017-02-26 09:13:00
NASA, following a court order, will hand over a lunar sample bag to an Illinois woman who purchased the artifact at auction. The court's finding brings to an end an almost two-year dispute.

United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars

2017-02-26 09:00:00
The United Arab Emirates has the Red Planet in its sights, not only moving forward on a Mars orbiter but also establishing the first inhabitable human settlement on the planet by 2117.

Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea

2017-02-26 01:42:00
The Trump administration's liaison to NASA, Greg Autry, is leaving his post. He urges careful study of an idea to launch astronauts on the first test flight of agency's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule.

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 25 February 2017

2017-02-25 22:00:04
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 25 February 2017

NASA Studies Whether to Add Crew to 1st SLS Megarocket Moon Launch in 2019

2017-02-25 16:51:04

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - At the request of the new Trump Administration, NASA has initiated a month long study to determine the feasibility of converting the first integrated unmanned launch of the agency?s new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion capsule into a crewed mission that would propel two astronauts to the Moon and back by 2019 - 50 years after the first human lunar landing.

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SETI Has Already Tried Listening to TRAPPIST-1 for Aliens

2017-02-25 15:33:58

Ever since the presence of exoplanets was announced in the TRAPPIST-1 system, SETI has been monitoring the system for signs of alien life.

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See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse in Slooh Webcast Sunday!

2017-02-25 07:20:00
A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT).

Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse - What?s The Difference? | Video

2017-02-25 07:05:00
A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when the lunar disk does not completely block the Sun.

Scientists Practice Total Eclipse Science During Annular Solar Eclipse Sunday

2017-02-25 07:00:00
Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments.

Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service Exits Stealth Mode After Months of Secret, In-Space Tests

2017-02-25 07:00:00
Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

2017-02-25 03:36:36
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 24 February 2017

2017-02-25 02:11:40
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 24 February 2017

Nominations for NASA Federal advisory committees due March 8, 2017

2017-02-25 01:54:50
Nominations for NASA Federal advisory committees due March 8, 2017

NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin?s X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet

2017-02-25 01:53:44
NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin?s X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aces 3rd Glide Test Flight

2017-02-25 01:52:00
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Opens New Facility on Cape Canaveral

2017-02-25 01:48:39
Aerojet Rocketdyne Coleman Aerospace Opens New Facility on Cape Canaveral

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #737 24 February 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

2017-02-25 01:12:45
NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #737 24 February 2017 (Space Life Science Research Results)

NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

2017-02-24 22:32:04
Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017
The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon. Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts to Earth's neighboring planet, Mars, perhaps by the 2030s. Until now, the Orion test flight known as Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) was scheduled for 2018 and was expecte

AAAS and March for Science Partner to Uphold Science

2017-02-24 16:15:37
AAAS and March for Science Partner to Uphold Science

NASA Invites Media to Next Test of Orion Spacecraft Parachutes

2017-02-24 16:12:14
NASA Invites Media to Next Test of Orion Spacecraft Parachutes

OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu

2017-02-24 16:10:35
OSIRIS-REx: Sample Return from Asteroid (101955) Bennu

SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets 3 giant planets suitable for astrometric mass determination with Gaia

2017-02-24 16:10:00
SOPHIE search for northern extrasolar planets 3 giant planets suitable for astrometric mass determination with Gaia

Simulating the Smallest Ring World of Chariklo

2017-02-24 16:09:00
Simulating the Smallest Ring World of Chariklo

Does warm debris dust stem from asteroid belts?

2017-02-24 16:08:22
Does warm debris dust stem from asteroid belts?

An experimental study of low-velocity impacts into granular material in reduced gravity

2017-02-24 16:07:37
An experimental study of low-velocity impacts into granular material in reduced gravity

Search for exoplanets around pulsating stars of A--F type in Kepler Short Cadence data and the case of KIC 8197761

2017-02-24 16:07:01
Search for exoplanets around pulsating stars of A--F type in Kepler Short Cadence data and the case of KIC 8197761

The Cepheus Constellation

2017-02-24 15:30:55

Located in the northern hemisphere is Cepheus, one of the 48 constellations included by Ptolemy in his classic work, The Almagest.

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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference Today on Study to Add Crew to First Orion, Space Launch System Mission

2017-02-24 14:30:40
NASA to Hold Media Teleconference Today on Study to Add Crew to First Orion, Space Launch System Mission

Supernova Blast Wave Still Visible After 30 Years

2017-02-24 13:04:06

30 years ago today, a supernova explosion was spotted in the southern hemisphere skies. The exploding star was located in the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way ? and Supernova 1987A was the brightest and nearest supernova explosion for modern astronomers to observe. This has provided an amazing opportunity to […]

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Weekly Space Hangout ? February 24, 2017: 7 New Exoplanets Around Trappist-1 and More!

2017-02-24 13:00:20

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Their stories this week: Discovery of 7 exoplanet system Trappist-1 Alan Stern proposes a new definition of a planet Juno to stay in longer orbit We use a tool called Trello to […]

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Commercial rotation plans firming up as US Segment crew to increase early - NASASpaceflight.com

2017-02-26 12:21:58

NASA officials discuss Trump's push for first-term moon mission - Washington Post

2017-02-26 12:20:02

Closing in on launch: NASA's gold-mirrored, $8 billion Webb Space Telescope (w/video) - Tampabay.com (blog)

2017-02-26 10:49:25

Closing in on launch: NASA's gold-mirrored, $8 billion Webb Space Telescope (w/video) - Tampabay.com (blog)

2017-02-26 10:49:25

NASA Releases Image Depicting the "Heart" of Mars - Sputnik International

2017-02-26 08:48:25

NASA Releases Image Depicting the "Heart" of Mars - Sputnik International

2017-02-26 08:47:00

NASA Releases Image Depicting the "Heart" of Mars - Sputnik International

2017-02-26 08:47:00

NASA Releases Image Depicting the "Heart" of Mars - Sputnik International

2017-02-26 08:47:00

Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA might send humans around the moon, again - Christian Science Monitor

2017-02-25 11:27:00

Apollo 8 redux: Why NASA might send humans around the moon, again - Christian Science Monitor

2017-02-25 11:27:00

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 23 February 2017 - SpaceX Dragon Berthed - Space Ref (press release)

2017-02-25 10:42:45

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25

NASA, Palo Alto satellite company team up to explore unique asteroid - The Mercury News

2017-02-25 09:01:25