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NASA Awards Information Technology Contracts to 118 Small, Disadvantaged Businesses

By On April 4, 2015

NASA has awarded 118 contracts to small, disadvantaged businesses under Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP V), a multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle focused on information technology products and product-based services. Of… Read More


New NASA Mission to Study Ocean Color, Airborne Particles and Clouds

By On March 15, 2015

NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and atmosphere and advance studies of the impact of environmental changes on ocean health,… Read More


NASA finds Jupiter moon harbors more salt water than on all of Earth

By On March 13, 2015

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has the best evidence yet for an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon. The subterranean ocean is thought to have more water than all the water… Read More


Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Still Shrinking

By On February 21, 2015

The famous “Great Red Spot” is at its smallest size ever, according to recent measurements by the Hubble Space Telescope. These observations show that the Great Red Spot has shrunk to 10250… Read More


How to watch the next SpaceX DSCOVR launch on Tuesday

By On February 9, 2015

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) now is scheduled to launch at 6:05 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 10 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on… Read More


NASA Observes Day of Remembrance

By On January 27, 2015

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan.… Read More


SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System

By On December 19, 2014

NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap)… Read More


NASA Awards SpaceX Launch of Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

By On December 18, 2014

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017… Read More


NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

By On December 16, 2014

NASA‘s Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic… Read More


Venus Express goes gently into the night

By On December 16, 2014

ESA’s Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude… Read More


NASA’s MAVEN Mission Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss

By On December 16, 2014

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time. The findings are among the first returns from… Read More


NASA Tests Software That May Help Increase Flight Efficiency, Decrease Aircraft Noise

By On December 15, 2014

NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports. Known as ASTAR, or Airborne… Read More


NASA All About That Space – All About That Bass Parody Music Video

By On December 13, 2014

NASA has released an amazing parody video entitled “All about that space”. They chose to parody the pop hit from Megan Trainor, “All about that bass.” Because you know I’m all about… Read More

NGC 3226 and NGC 3227

Warm Gas Pours ‘Cold Water’ on Galaxy’s Star-Making

By On December 13, 2014

Some like it hot, but for creating new stars, a cool cosmic environment is ideal. As a new study suggests, a surge of warm gas into a nearby galaxy — left over… Read More


Scientists Warn That Cosmic Rays Will Threaten Future Deep-Space Astronaut Missions

By On December 7, 2014

Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new… Read More