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NASA program identifies only 10 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids NASA program identifies only 10 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids

In spite of having spent almost $100 million since 1998 on a project to identify potentially hazardous asteroids before they can hit the Earth, NASA will not meet its goal of finding 90 percent of these objects by 2020...

Companies competing for NASA transportation contact Companies competing for NASA transportation contact

As reported by Bloomberg News, NASA has issued a contract for private companies to ferry astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station by 2017, ending the agency’s dependence on Russian Soyuz craft for transportation...

Experiments provide framework for searching exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life Experiments provide framework for searching exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life

According to a NASA statement, researchers at the Astrobiology Institute’s Virtual Planetary Laboratory have carried out a series of simulations to examine whether the detection of certain gases in exoplanet atmospheres could indicate the presence of life...

Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions

Seven ongoing planetary missions, five at Mars, one at Saturn, and one at the Moon have been approved for extensions by NASA following reviews by top scientists...

ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space

The first ever 3D printer in space will arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX Dragon capsule later this month, where its ability to manufacture items in zero gravity will be tested...

New cryotank passes NASA tests New cryotank passes NASA tests

According to a NASA statement, the agency has subjected a new design of composite cryotank to a series of evaluations, which the component has passed with flying colors...

Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted

Still actively exploring Mars 10 years and eight months after landing, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will have its flash memory reformatted next month...

NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space

According to a NASA statement, the agency is about to start testing Swarmies, a group of robots and associated software that could one day be used to perform automated tasks in space...

NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage

According to a NASA statement, the agency’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), has just passed an exacting review...

Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust

Citizen scientists sifting through data returned by NASA's Stardust spacecraft in 2006 have discovered seven tiny grains of a substance likely to be interstellar dust...

Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2014

Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster
Andrew McDonald - Sep 04, 2014

Life after NASA: Astronauts' careers after returning to Earth Life after NASA: Astronauts' careers after returning to Earth
Andrew McDonald - Sep 03, 2014

ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014

Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014

New cryotank passes NASA tests New cryotank passes NASA tests
Andrew McDonald - Sep 02, 2014

Mars to be prominent in September evening sky Mars to be prominent in September evening sky
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014

Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014

Early galaxy 'Sparky' was a star factory Early galaxy 'Sparky' was a star factory
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

ESA observatory catches white dwarf going supernova ESA observatory catches white dwarf going supernova
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014

Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014

NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014

Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014

Telescopes capture unprecedented view of early colliding galaxies Telescopes capture unprecedented view of early colliding galaxies
Andrew McDonald - Aug 26, 2014

Five possible landing spots chosen for Rosetta probe Five possible landing spots chosen for Rosetta probe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014

Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

NASA may delay commercial contract award after failed SpaceX launch NASA may delay commercial contract award after failed SpaceX launch
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

NASA restores Voyager's historic footage of Neptune's strange moon Triton NASA restores Voyager's historic footage of Neptune's strange moon Triton
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014

Pluto-bound probe crosses orbit of Neptune Pluto-bound probe crosses orbit of Neptune
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 25, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 flew with 3D-printed component SpaceX Falcon 9 flew with 3D-printed component
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

High resolution satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base High resolution satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Tiny Peruvian satellite released from ISS Tiny Peruvian satellite released from ISS
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

Russian space official claims plankton grew on exterior of ISS Russian space official claims plankton grew on exterior of ISS
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

In ancient star, scientists find material from early universe In ancient star, scientists find material from early universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Boeing meets deadline for designing commercial spacecraft Boeing meets deadline for designing commercial spacecraft
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 21, 2014