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NASA Invites Media to Discuss First Mission to Study Mars Interior, First Interplanetary Launch from West Coast
NASA's next mission to the Red Planet will be the topic of a media briefing at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. PDT) Thursday, March 29, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on ...
Automated sea vehicles for monitoring the oceans
A new company from ESA’s UK business incubator has developed an autonomous boat that is propelled by the waves and carries ocean sensors powered by solar energy.
Safeguarding our most precious resource: water
According to this year’s Global Risk Report by the World Economic Forum, water crises are one of the five biggest risks to society. ESA is working with development banks to help water-resource authorities use information from satellites to manage this ...
Return to Titan: Why this icy world is our best bet to find life Tantalising clues suggest the weird seas on Saturn’s largest moon contain a chemical cocktail capable of spawning life. A daring mission now aims to find out
The universe may end in a collision with a bubble of nothingness The most precise calculation of the lifetime of our universe finds that a bubble of vacuum energy made by the Higgs boson could envelop us all in 10139 years
Space ‘disco ball’ satellite is falling back to Earth today The Humanity Star, an orbiting geodesic sphere that reflects sunlight, was expected to circle earth until September but it is coming down early
Two NASA Astronauts Among Crew Heading to International Space Station
Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time).
Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch the Sun
Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28, at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The spacecraft will embark this summer on a daring trek, traveling closer ...
Giving up forests
Marking the International Day of Forests, this Sentinel-2 image shows an area of Bolivia that was once covered by trees but is now dominated by agriculture
Media Preview of Final Voyage of NASA's Around-the-World Atmospheric Mission
Media are invited to preview the final deployment of one of NASA's most ambitious airborne studies of Earth's atmosphere on Friday, April 13, at Building 703 of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, located in Palmdale, California.
Technology image of the week: this scorched, twisted panel helps to understand how reentering satellites break apart as they fall to Earth
NASA to Launch Parachute Test off Virginia Coast March 27
NASA will test a parachute for possible future missions to Mars from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, March 27. Live coverage of the test is scheduled to begin at 6:15 a.m. EDT on the Wallops Ustream site.
News story: UK team to lead European mission to study new planets The ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey) mission was selected today as the next European Space Agency (ESA) science mission, putting UK leadership at the heart of research into planets that lie outside our solar system – exoplanets.
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Transparency data: UK Space Agency: spending report for February 2018 The UK Space Agency publishes details of all its spending, both over £25,000 and under, on a monthly basis.
A Nearby Ancient “Relic Galaxy” on This Week @NASA – March 16, 2018
Uncovering a relic galaxy in our own cosmic backyard, preparing for launch to the space station, and honoring the legacy of Stephen Hawking – a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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ScienceCasts: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.