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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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LOFAR radio telescope network to extend into Ireland

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The world’s biggest connected radio telescope is about to become even bigger! LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) will expand into Ireland. This is not only great news for Irish astrophysics, but also for the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT). The plans for a LOFAR station in Ireland have been around for a while, but now it’s official:

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See Venus and Saturn get close on the morning of 9 January

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On Saturday, 9 January at 3:57am GMT, magnitude -4.0 Venus passes just 5 arcminutes — less than one tenth of a degree — north of magnitude +0.5 Saturn. While the instant of closest approach will be missed by observers in the extreme west of Europe as Venus and Saturn will still be below the horizon, by 7am GMT the

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Most distant massive galaxy cluster identified

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