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NASA-German SOFIA Observatory Completes First Science Flight

Bob Meyer, program manager of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, highlights some of the technical features of the German-built infrared telescope

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed the first of three science flights on Wednesday morning to demonstrate the aircraft’s potential to make discoveries about the infrared universe. The airborne observatory is an international collaboration between NASA and the German Aerospace Center, Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR). […]

NASA Launches Exploration, Science Collaboration with Alaska

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA and the State of Alaska agreed today to collaborate in a variety of activities of mutual interest involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science. During a ceremony held at the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s (AAC) Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, NASA’s Ames Research Center Director […]

NASA Television Will Air Next Soyuz Landing And Launch

HOUSTON — NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later. Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and NASA Flight Engineer Shannon Walker are scheduled […]

NASA Reschedules Shuttle Launch Status Meeting, Discovery’s Launch No Earlier Than Dec. 3

On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians reattach the vent line to the ground umbilical carrier plate, or GUCP, on space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank.

HOUSTON — NASA managers have postponed a launch status meeting and news conference planned for Monday, Nov. 22. The events were rescheduled after a Space Shuttle Program meeting Thursday determined more analysis is needed before proceeding toward the launch of space shuttle Discovery on its STS-133 mission. The Program Requirements Control Board (PRCB) identified the […]

NASA Spacecraft Sees Cosmic Snow Storm During Encounter With Comet Hartley 2

WASHINGTON — The EPOXI mission’s recent encounter with comet Hartley 2 provided the first images clear enough for scientists to link jets of dust and gas with specific surface features. NASA and other scientists have begun to analyze the images. The EPOXI spacecraft revealed a cometary snow storm created by carbon dioxide jets spewing out […]

NASA Collaborates with Alaska on Space Exploration, Science

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — News media are invited to attend a signing ceremony to commemorate a new collaborative relationship between NASA’s Ames Research Center and the State of Alaska. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. AST on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at the Alaska Aerospace Corporation’s Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska. After […]

NASA Awards Test Operations Contract At Stennis Space Center

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WASHINGTON — NASA has awarded the Test Operations Contract at Stennis Space Center, near Bay St. Louis, Miss., to Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. of Houston. The Test Operations Contract is a performance based, cost-plus-award-fee contract, valued at $95.7 million with a five-year period of performance consisting of a base period of 30 months and one […]

Sunspot 1121 Unleases X-ray Flare

Sunspot 1121 Unleashes X-ray Flare

NASA/SDO/AIA: Radiation from the flare created a wave of ionization in Earth’s upper atmosphere that altered the propagation of low-frequency radio waves. There was, however, no bright CME (plasma cloud) hurled in our direction, so the event is unlikely to produce auroras in the nights ahead. This is the third M-flare in as many days […]

NASA’S ‘Kids In Micro-G’ Program Seeks Science Submissions For 2011

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HOUSTON — NASA’s “Kids in Micro-g” challenge is accepting proposals from students in fifth through eighth grades to design a classroom experiment that also can be performed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Proposals are due by Dec. 8. The experiments should examine the effect of weightlessness on various subjects: liquids, solids, the […]

NASA Celebrates 10 Years Of The International Space Station Program

NASA Administrator Statement On 10th Anniversary Of Crews Aboard The International Space Station WASHINGTON — On Nov. 2, 2000, the first crew arrived aboard the International Space Station to live and work aboard the orbiting laboratory. The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles on the 10th anniversary: “Today, we celebrate ten years of […]

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