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NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident

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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 Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Jan. 28, the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident. NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while

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Noodle-shaped plasma lenses may lurk in the Milky Way

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Invisible structures shaped like noodles, sheets or spherical shells could be floating around in our galaxy radically challenging our understanding of gas conditions in the Milky Way. Five of the six 22-metre antennas comprising CSIRO’s Compact Array in Australia under the night lights of the Milky Way. Image credit: Alex Cherney. Dr. Keith Bannister, CSIRO

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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

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Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The record-breaking year continues

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Media Invited to See NASA’s Orion Crew Module for its Journey to Mars

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NASA’s Orion crew module will be available to media at two NASA locations Jan. 26th and in early February, as engineers continue to prepare the spacecraft to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit and on the journey to Mars. Orion’s pressure vessel was completed Jan.

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Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

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Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic

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NASA Invites Media for Live Interviews on James Webb Space Telescope

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NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees

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The following is a letter from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to grantee institutions running NASA-funded programs regarding harassment policies: As a leader in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), NASA endeavors to make our collaborations with our grant recipient institutions as productive and successful as possible in all facets of our shared

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NASA Awards International Space Station Cargo Transport Contracts

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NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency’s journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2019 through 2024. The agency unveiled its selection of Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia; Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nevada; and SpaceX of

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NASA Advisory Panel Releases 2015 Safety Report

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The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2015 annual report examining NASA’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. View 2015 ASAP Report The report, released Wednesday, is based on the panel’s 2015 fact-finding

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