NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event 

October 10, 2017

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the James Webb Auditorium in the agency’s headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday, October 12, 2017, with a discussion of the contributions of Hispanics to […]

NASA Damage Map Aids Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

September 28, 2017

By Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory A NASA-produced map showing areas of eastern Puerto Rico that were likely damaged by Hurricane Maria has been provided to responding agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The […]

NASA Concept: A Clockwork Rover for Venus

August 25, 2017

By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California A good watch can take a beating and keep on ticking. With the right parts, can a rover do the same on a planet like Venus? A concept […]

NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Competition Coming to Illinois

August 23, 2017

NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is advancing the additive construction technology needed to create sustainable housing for deep space exploration. The competition is currently in Phase 2: Level 3, with teams competing for $500,000 in prize […]

Joint NASA-Brazil SPORT CubeSat Mission Planned

August 3, 2017

Mission Will Unlock Complex Equatorial Phenomena, Lay Groundwork for Better Space Weather Prediction By Molly Porter, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama NASA and a team of Brazilian space researchers have announced a joint CubeSat mission […]

NASA Data Suggest Future May Be Rainier Than Expected

June 9, 2017

Written by Carol Rasmussen (NASA’s Earth Science News Team), Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) A new study suggests that most global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in Earth’s tropical regions […]

NASA Discovers a New Mode of Ice Loss in Greenland

May 25, 2017

Written by Carol Rasmussen (NASA Earth Science News Team), Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) A new NASA study finds that during Greenland’s hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the […]

NASA Moves Up Launch of Psyche Mission to a Metal Asteroid

May 24, 2017

By D.C. Agle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Karin Valentine (Arizona State University-School of Earth and Space Exploration), Laurie Cantillo (NASA HQ), and Dwayne Brown (NASA HQ) Psyche, NASA’s Discovery Mission to a unique metal asteroid, has been moved […]

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

April 27, 2017

By Preston Dyches (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo (NASA HQ) NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and […]

NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

April 10, 2017

By Andrew Good (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Gina Anderson (NASA HQ) A mechanical rover inspired by a Dutch artist. A weather balloon that recharges its batteries in the clouds of Venus. These are just two of the […]

Student-Built Robots Compete in Robotics Competition

March 24, 2017

By Jeannette Owens (NASA Glenn Research Center), Katherine Brown (NASA HQ), and William Jeffs (Johnson Space Center) Over 1,500 high school students from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will compete in the 16th […]

JPL Tests Robotics in Ice Caves Near Active Volcano

February 13, 2017

Descent into a Frozen Underworld By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, jpl.nasa.gov Mt. Erebus is at the end of our world — and offers a portal to another. It’s our planet’s southernmost active volcano, reaching 12,448 […]

NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

February 11, 2017

By Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase […]

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