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Spacewalking Astronauts Plug Leak In Cosmic Ray Detector 

Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, bringing it another step closer to new life. It was the fourth spacewalk since November for NASA's Andrew Morgan and Italy's Luca...
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Nasa’s Kepler Spots A Star Slurping Up A Planet

NASA's Kepler space telescope is extremely good at spotting the subtle hints of distant exoplanets. It does this by detecting slight drops in the brightness of stars, signaling the presence of one or more planets hanging out in orbit. Kepler has...
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Spacex Is Poised To Launch Astronauts Into Space This Spring. Here's How Spacex And Boeing Became...

SpaceX completed an explosive test on Sunday that showed its Crew Dragon capsule can whisk astronauts to safety in the event of a rocket failure. The test was part of NASA's Commercial Crew program, a partnership between the space agency and private...
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Celebrating Spitzer, Nasa’s Infrared Telescope Retiring After A 16-year Mission

Spitzer peered into the depths to lift the dusty veil from some of the universe's most beautiful objects.
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Nasa’s Nessi Instrument Can Pick Out The Atmospheres Of Distant Exoplanets

The instrument on the Hale Telescope uses infrared light to investigate exoplanets' atmospheric compositions.
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Marla E. Perez-davis Is The New Grc Center Director

NASA Administrator Names Marla Pérez-Davis Director Of Glenn Research Center "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Marla Pérez-Davis director of the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Pérez-Davis has been...
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New Space Authorization Bill Introduced In The House

Full text Committee Members Introduce NASA Authorization Legislation "This afternoon, Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Chairwoman Kendra Horn (D-OK) along with Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Babin (R-TX), Chairwoman...
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Trump’s Space Force Logo Is A Total Rip-off Of ‘star Trek’ And Nasa

Way to boldly go where others have clearly gone before, Trump administration. Back in 2018, the Trump administration first announced that it was creating a Space Force, an initiative that would break off all space-related matters under the Air Force...
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Osiris-rex Flew 620 Meters Above Its Landing Site. Confirms That It’s A Boulder-strewn Nightmare,...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, asteroid Bennu (101955 Bennu), on December 3rd, 2018. Since then, the spacecraft has been examining the asteroid’s surface, looking for a suitable landing spot to collect a sample. The...
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9to5mac Happy Hour 261: An Interview With Astronaut Reisman, ‘for All Mankind’ Consultant For...

Special guest Astronaut Garrett Reisman joins Zac and Benjamin to discuss his experience with ‘For All Mankind’ on Apple TV+. Dr. Reisman joined NASA in 1998, traveled to space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 2008 and Space Shuttle...
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Nasa's Mars Rover Curiosity Had An Attitude Problem. (but It's Fine Now.)

An attitude problem sidelined NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot's handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.
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Nasa Launches In-depth Snow Study—first In 30 Years

The last time NASA carried out an in-depth study of winter storms in the heavily populated Northeast, the Berlin Wall had just come down and George H.W. Bush occupied the White House.
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Nasa's Kepler Witnesses Vampire Star System Undergoing Super-outburst

Astronomers searching archival data from NASA's Kepler exoplanet hunting mission identified a previously unknown dwarf nova that underwent a super-outburst, brightening by a factor of 1,600 times in less than a day.
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A Nasa Engineer Tells 6-year-old Nephew To Aim High

Six-year old Jerry Morrison is obsessed with space — a love that intensifies when talking to his uncle, a NASA engineer. "I learned from you a lot," Morrison told him. "More than I could imagine."(Image credit: Courtesy of the Morrison family)
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Nasa Spots Three Earth-crossing Asteroids Approaching This Weekend

NASA is currently monitoring a group of asteroids expected to approach Earth this weekend. According to the agency’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the approaching asteroids have Earth-intersecting orbits. The first asteroid that...
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This Is Probably Sandstone Layers On Mars. Absolutely Beautiful

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of instruments with it, including the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument. That instrument has...
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Dennis Andrucyk Is The New Gsfc Director

NASA Names Dennis Andrucyk New Goddard Space Flight Center Director "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Dennis Andrucyk director of its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective immediately. Andrucyk has been serving...
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Lost In Space: Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Suffers Brief Disorientation Glitch

NASA’s Curiosity rover, a space exploration vehicle designed to move across the surface of Mars, recently experienced a temporary freeze after it became confused about its own orientation.
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‘star Wars’ Actors Discover What It Takes To Be Nasa Astronauts

NASA astronauts Jessica Watkins (left) and Meghan McArthur (right) were on hand to help Kelly Marie Tran (center left) and Naomi Ackie (center right) with their astronaut training. (Photo Credit: Norah Moran / NASA) As the world...
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Nasa’s Curiosity Rover Freezes Up On Mars Due To Glitch

NASA's Curiosity rover lost its attitude on Monday, Jan. 20. (Photo Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech) NASA’s Curiosity rover is not moving right now for a good reason… A Curiosity mission update revealed that the Mars rover lost...
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