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April 2010 Top Stories


Was A Giant Comet Responsible for North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC? »» Was A Giant Comet Responsible for North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] 13,000 years ago the Earth was struck by thousands of Tunguska-sized cometary fragments over the course of an hour, leading to a dramatic cooling of the planet, according to astronomer Professor Bill Napier.

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Letter from Rep. Posey to President Obama Regarding The Space Summit »» Letter from Rep. Posey to President Obama Regarding The Space Summit

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] I understand you will visit Kennedy Space Center on April 15, 2010, presumably to provide details on your vision and plan for America's human space flight program.

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NASA And NOAA Mark 50 Years Of Weather Watching From Space »» NASA And NOAA Mark 50 Years Of Weather Watching From Space

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting.

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Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image »» Colony of Young Stars Shines in New Spitzer Image

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] Astronomers have their eyes on a hot group of young stars, watching their every move like the paparazzi.

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Rendezvous Sensor Technology Launches on Next Space Shuttle Flight »» Rendezvous Sensor Technology Launches on Next Space Shuttle Flight

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] NASA engineers and contractors have worked together for the past two years on a technology that would make it easier for future space vehicles to dock to the International Space Station.

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NASA Releases Stunning Hubble Space Telescope 20th-Anniversary Book »» NASA Releases Stunning Hubble Space Telescope 20th-Anniversary Book

[Thursday, April 1, 2010] "Hubble: A Journey Through Space and Time" takes an in-depth look at this unique, ground-breaking telescope. It serves as an authoritative account of the observatory, which has revolutionized astronomy and photography.

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Crew Lifts Off from Kazakhstan to Join Crewmates aboard the International Space Station »» Crew Lifts Off from Kazakhstan to Join Crewmates aboard the International Space Station

[Friday, April 2, 2010] NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko safely launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday.

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Falcon 9 Launch Update »» Falcon 9 Launch Update

[Saturday, April 3, 2010] Certification of the Falcon 9 FTS and subsequent range availability will put the first Falcon 9 test launch towards the latter half of the anticipated March-May window, with the first attempt no earlier than May 8, 2010.

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NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 April 2010 »» NASA ISS On-Orbit Status 4 April 2010

[Sunday, April 4, 2010] Soyuz TMA-18/22S docked successfully this morning at 1:25am ED at the MRM2 (Mini Research Module 2), 3 minutes ahead of schedule, ~20 min after local sunrise, on Soyuz orbit #34 (DO2).

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NASA'S Shuttle Discovery Heads to Station After Predawn Launch »» NASA'S Shuttle Discovery Heads to Station After Predawn Launch

[Monday, April 5, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery lit up Florida's Space Coast sky about 45 minutes before sunrise Monday with a 6:21 a.m. EDT launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

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NOAA SEC Space Weather Advisory Bulletin #10- 1: Strong Geomagnetic Storm in Progress »» NOAA SEC Space Weather Advisory Bulletin #10- 1: Strong Geomagnetic Storm in Progress

[Monday, April 5, 2010] A geomagnetic storm began at 05:55 AM EST Monday, April 5, 2010. Space weather storm levels reached Strong (G3) levels on the Geomagnetic Storms Space Weather Scale.

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Monterey Students Set to Receive Call from Orbiting Space Shuttle Astronauts -- Including Former Teacher »» Monterey Students Set to Receive Call from Orbiting Space Shuttle Astronauts -- Including Former Teacher

[Monday, April 5, 2010] Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10.

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NASA Demonstrates Novel Ocean-Powered Underwater Vehicle »» NASA Demonstrates Novel Ocean-Powered Underwater Vehicle

[Monday, April 5, 2010] NASA, U.S. Navy and university researchers have successfully demonstrated the first robotic underwater vehicle to be powered entirely by natural, renewable, ocean thermal energy.

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NASA's Gobal Hawk Takes Off »» NASA's Gobal Hawk Takes Off

[Monday, April 5, 2010] The newest bird in NASA's flock -- the unmanned Global Hawk -- took off at 7 a.m. Pacific time today (April 2) from Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

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Mars Odyssey and Phoenix Status Report: Third Listening Period to Begin Monday, April 5 »» Mars Odyssey and Phoenix Status Report: Third Listening Period to Begin Monday, April 5

[Monday, April 5, 2010] From April 5 through April 9, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a third campaign to check whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life after experiencing a Martian arctic winter it was not designed to survive.

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Spirit May Have Begun Months-Long Hibernation »» Spirit May Have Begun Months-Long Hibernation

[Monday, April 5, 2010] NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit skipped a planned communication session on March 30 and, as anticipated from recent power-supply projections, has probably entered a low-power hibernation mode.

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Is A Human Space Flight Compromise Emerging? »» Is A Human Space Flight Compromise Emerging?

[Monday, April 5, 2010] There seems to be a general consensus forming behind the scenes as to what sort of rethinking might be acceptable to all parties with regard to where NASA human spaceflight is going.

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Florida State Senate Moves Rapidly to Pass Jobs Bill »» Florida State Senate Moves Rapidly to Pass Jobs Bill

[Monday, April 5, 2010] The bill, sponsored by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Destin), entitled "Jobs for Florida" (SB1752), includes critical funding for Florida's aerospace industry.

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NASA Funds Initiative to Develop One Stop Shopping for Students Seeking Agency Internships »» NASA Funds Initiative to Develop One Stop Shopping for Students Seeking Agency Internships

[Monday, April 5, 2010] Undergraduate and graduate students who want to apply for a NASA internship or fellowship soon will have access to all of NASA's opportunities at one Web site.

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A Planet-Like Companion Growing up in the Fast Lane »» A Planet-Like Companion Growing up in the Fast Lane

[Tuesday, April 6, 2010] The cliche that youth grow up so fast is about to take on a new twist. This is due to the discovery of a very young planet-like object (with a mass somewhere between 5-10 times that of Jupiter), paired with a low-mass brown dwarf.

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MSSS delivers Mast Cameras for MSL, restarts work on zoom version of Mastcams »» MSSS delivers Mast Cameras for MSL, restarts work on zoom version of Mastcams

[Tuesday, April 6, 2010] Malin Space Science Systems, Inc. (MSSS), has delivered the last two of four science cameras it developed for the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2011 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover mission.

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NASA Extends Contract with Russian Federal Space Agency »» NASA Extends Contract with Russian Federal Space Agency

[Tuesday, April 6, 2010] NASA has signed a $335 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related services in 2013 and 2014.

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Early Earth absorbed more sunlight -- no extreme greenhouse needed to keep water wet »» Early Earth absorbed more sunlight -- no extreme greenhouse needed to keep water wet

[Tuesday, April 6, 2010] Ancient rocks hold ample evidence that the early Earth was awash in liquid water - a planetary ocean of it. So something must have compensated for the reduced solar output and kept Earth's water wet.

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #05 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11 a.m. CDT »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #05 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11 a.m. CDT

[Wednesday, April 7, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew took up temporary residence at the International Space Station with a smooth rendezvous and docking at 2:44 a.m. CDT Wednesday, April 7.

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NASA Update with Charlie Bolden and Lori Garver - April 8, 1 p.m. EDT »» NASA Update with Charlie Bolden and Lori Garver - April 8, 1 p.m. EDT

[Thursday, April 8, 2010] Administrator Bolden and Deputy Administrator Garver will outline the next steps in implementing the new exploration strategy outlined in the 2011 fiscal year budget proposal.

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Successful launch for ESA's CryoSat-2 ice satellite »» Successful launch for ESA's CryoSat-2 ice satellite

[Thursday, April 8, 2010] Europe's first mission dedicated to studying the Earth's ice was launched today from Kazakhstan.

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Space Available: NASA Embraces Open Government Initiative »» Space Available: NASA Embraces Open Government Initiative

[Thursday, April 8, 2010] Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies.

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Details of Workforce Breakdown Under NASA FY 2011 Budget »» Details of Workforce Breakdown Under NASA FY 2011 Budget

[Thursday, April 8, 2010] NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver briefed reporters on Thursday, April 8, about the next steps in implementing the agency's new exploration initiatives outlined in the new fiscal year 2011 budget.

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NASA-Funded Research Suggests Venus is Geologically Alive »» NASA-Funded Research Suggests Venus is Geologically Alive

[Thursday, April 8, 2010] For the first time, scientists have detected clear signs of recent lava flows on the surface of Venus.

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #09 Friday, April 9, 2010 - 8:00 a.m. CDT »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #09 Friday, April 9, 2010 - 8:00 a.m. CDT

[Friday, April 9, 2010] Discovery Mission Specialists Rick Mastracchio and Clayton Anderson wound up a 6-hour, 27-minute spacewalk at 6:58 a.m. CDT

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #10 9 p.m. CDT Friday, April 9, 2010 »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #10 9 p.m. CDT Friday, April 9, 2010

[Saturday, April 10, 2010] Upon waking, the seven astronauts onboard Discovery and the International Space Station's Expedition 23 crew learned the mission would be extended one day to allow for a docked inspection of the shuttle's thermal protection system.

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #14 9 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 11, 2010 »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #14 9 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 11, 2010

[Sunday, April 11, 2010] Astronauts on space shuttle Discovery will enjoy some well-deserved off duty time in the morning, then continue to transfer items from the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module and prepare for the final spacewalk of the mission in the afternoon.

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NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Moves to Launch Pad, Liftoff Practice Set »» NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Moves to Launch Pad, Liftoff Practice Set

[Sunday, April 11, 2010] Media are invited to cover space shuttle Atlantis' move from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39A and the STS-132 crew's launch dress rehearsal at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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NASTAR Center Awarded First FAA Safety Approval from Office of Commercial Space Transportation »» NASTAR Center Awarded First FAA Safety Approval from Office of Commercial Space Transportation

[Monday, April 12, 2010] Environmental Tectonics Corporation's NASTAR Center announced today that it is the first entity to receive a Safety Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

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Udall, Bennet Ask President to Explain, Re-evaluate Cut of Constellation Program »» Udall, Bennet Ask President to Explain, Re-evaluate Cut of Constellation Program

[Monday, April 12, 2010] Today, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet met with NASA Administrator, General Charlie Bolden, to urge President Obama to re-evaluate his proposed cancellation of the Constellation program.

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Innovative NASA-JAXA Partnership Benefits Global Earth Science »» Innovative NASA-JAXA Partnership Benefits Global Earth Science

[Monday, April 12, 2010] In a unique collaboration between national space agencies, the United States and Japan began combining elements of their satellite resources on Monday to increase a critical type of Earth observation data.

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Bring the Excitement of Robotics and the STS-131 Space Shuttle Mission Into the Classroom »» Bring the Excitement of Robotics and the STS-131 Space Shuttle Mission Into the Classroom

[Monday, April 12, 2010] Bring the excitement of robotics and the STS-131 mission into the classroom with these resources available online.

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President Obama to Deliver Remarks at Kennedy Space Center »» President Obama to Deliver Remarks at Kennedy Space Center

[Monday, April 12, 2010] On the afternoon of Thursday, April 15 President Barack Obama will visit Cape Canaveral, Florida and deliver remarks on the bold new course the Administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human space flight.

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Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Space Policy »» Open Letter to President Obama Regarding Space Policy

[Monday, April 12, 2010] America is faced with the near-simultaneous ending of the Shuttle program and your recent budget proposal to cancel the Constellation program. This is wrong for our country for many reasons

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Recipe for the Future: Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Program Combines Entrepreneurship, Imagination and High-School Innovators »» Recipe for the Future: Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards Program Combines Entrepreneurship, Imagination and High-School Innovators

[Tuesday, April 13, 2010] The Conrad Foundation's 2010 Innovation Summit concluded over the weekend with the announcement of this year's Spirit of Innovation Award winners

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OSTP Fact Sheet on the President's April 15th Address in Florida: A Bold Approach for Space Exploration and Discovery »» OSTP Fact Sheet on the President's April 15th Address in Florida: A Bold Approach for Space Exploration and Discovery

[Tuesday, April 13, 2010] On Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the President will outline a bold strategy for human spaceflight that increases the NASA budget by $6 billion over the next five years.

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Small, Ground-Based Telescope Images Three Exoplanets »» Small, Ground-Based Telescope Images Three Exoplanets

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] Astronomers have snapped a picture of three planets orbiting a star beyond our own using a modest-sized telescope on the ground.

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Lightning on Saturn »» Lightning on Saturn

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of lightning on Saturn. The images have allowed scientists to create the first movie showing lightning flashing on another planet.

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NASA to Launch Human-Like Robot to Join Space Station Crew »» NASA to Launch Human-Like Robot to Join Space Station Crew

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station.

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NASA Announces Conference on the American Space Program for the 21st Century »» NASA Announces Conference on the American Space Program for the 21st Century

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] NASA will hold a conference following President Obama's remarks about the bold new course the administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human spaceflight on Thursday, April 15, at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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First Detailed Look at Young Dusty Discs Around Aging Stars »» First Detailed Look at Young Dusty Discs Around Aging Stars

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] Towards the end of its life, in around 5 billion years time, our Sun will evolve into a red giant star.

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ESA's ice mission delivers first data »» ESA's ice mission delivers first data

[Wednesday, April 14, 2010] ESA's CryoSat-2 has delivered its first data just hours after ground controllers switched on the satellite's sophisticated radar instrument for the first time.

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Elon Musk: At Long Last, an Inspiring Future for Space Exploration »» Elon Musk: At Long Last, an Inspiring Future for Space Exploration

[Thursday, April 15, 2010] Millennia from now, when the vast majority of the 20th century is reduced to a few footnotes known only to erudite scholars of history, they will still remember that was when we first set foot upon a heavenly body.

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Remarks of President Barack Obama Space Exploration in the 21st Century »» Remarks of President Barack Obama Space Exploration in the 21st Century

[Thursday, April 15, 2010] In the years that have followed, the Space Race inspired a generation of scientists and innovators, including - I'm sure - many of you. It has contributed to immeasurable technological advances that have improved our health and well-being.

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails President's Space Plan As Creating »» Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails President's Space Plan As Creating "More Spacecraft, More Astronaut Flights, and More Jobs"

[Thursday, April 15, 2010] The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly endorsed President Obama's space vision today.

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Lunar Polar Craters May Be Electrified »» Lunar Polar Craters May Be Electrified

[Friday, April 16, 2010] As the solar wind flows over natural obstructions on the moon, it may charge polar lunar craters to hundreds of volts, according to new calculations by NASA's Lunar Science Institute team.

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Tune in to MyMoon Webcast to Learn About a New Citizen Scientist Program »» Tune in to MyMoon Webcast to Learn About a New Citizen Scientist Program

[Friday, April 16, 2010] Join the Lunar and Planetary Institute on April 21, 2010, for a live video webcast with Delia Santiago. She will discuss an exciting new citizen scientist program called MoonZoo. The rest of the conversation is up to you!

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Challenger Center and Green Trail Energy Bring Power to Washington »» Challenger Center and Green Trail Energy Bring Power to Washington

[Friday, April 16, 2010] This week in Washington, DC thousands of people will descend on the National Mall to see a variety of clean energy ideas as part of Earth Day. One of the pieces of technology on display is co-sponsored by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education.

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NASA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Nationwide »» NASA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Nationwide

[Friday, April 16, 2010] NASA centers across the nation invite journalists and the public to see and hear about the agency's contributions to exploring and protecting our home planet during this year's Earth Day celebrations.

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #26 11:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, April 17, 2010 »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #26 11:30 a.m. CDT Saturday, April 17, 2010

[Saturday, April 17, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery undocked from the International Space Station at 7:52 a.m. CDT, ending a stay of 10 days, 5 hours and 8 minutes. The visit included three spacewalks and delivery of more than seven tons of equipment and supplies.

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Space Shuttle Crew Set to Return to Earth Monday »» Space Shuttle Crew Set to Return to Earth Monday

[Saturday, April 17, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Discovery to land.

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NASA STS-131 Status Report #30 12:30 p.m. CDT Monday, April 19, 2010 »» NASA STS-131 Status Report #30 12:30 p.m. CDT Monday, April 19, 2010

[Monday, April 19, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery will spend another day in orbit after two landing opportunities at Kennedy Space Center in Florida were foiled by clouds and rain in the area.

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NASA's Swift catches 500th gamma-ray burst »» NASA's Swift catches 500th gamma-ray burst

[Monday, April 19, 2010] In its first five years in orbit, NASA's Swift satellite has given astronomers more than they could have hoped for.

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Study concludes aerospace industry must evolve new ways to recruit and retain future engineers »» Study concludes aerospace industry must evolve new ways to recruit and retain future engineers

[Monday, April 19, 2010] Aerospace companies must consider offering newly recruited workers flexible job assignments and a variety of projects to remain competitive with other scientific fields of employment.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Crew Returns to Earth after Fortifying International Space Station Science »» Space Shuttle Discovery Crew Returns to Earth after Fortifying International Space Station Science

[Tuesday, April 20, 2010] Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 6.2 million miles with a 9:08 a.m. EDT landing Tuesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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NASA And NSTA Send Teachers Flying For Science In Microgravity »» NASA And NSTA Send Teachers Flying For Science In Microgravity

[Tuesday, April 20, 2010] NASA and the National Science Teachers Association, or NSTA, have selected high school teachers from Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina and Washington to fly an experiment in microgravity.

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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Discovers Extrasolar Planet Lacking Methane »» NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope Discovers Extrasolar Planet Lacking Methane

[Wednesday, April 21, 2010] NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered something odd about a distant planet -- it lacks methane, an ingredient common to many of the planets in our solar system.

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NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images »» NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes. These solar activities affect everything on Earth.

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NASA Solicitation: Long Lived Venus Lander Cooling System Studt and Conceptual Design »» NASA Solicitation: Long Lived Venus Lander Cooling System Studt and Conceptual Design

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] In the coming years, NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) intends to build a room-sized test cell that simulates the physical conditions on the surface of Venus.

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NASA ARC Solicitation: Rodent Habitat Systems for Manned Space Flight Opportunities »» NASA ARC Solicitation: Rodent Habitat Systems for Manned Space Flight Opportunities

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] NASA is investigating the availability and feasibility of options for expanding its capability to provide in-space habitation systems for rodents (rats & mice) for scientific research on the International Space Station (ISS).

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NASA, Park Service Promote Climate Science Education for Kids »» NASA, Park Service Promote Climate Science Education for Kids

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] A team from NASA, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by launching educational climate science activities on the National Park Service WebRangers site.

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VISTA Captures Celestial Cat's Hidden Secrets »» VISTA Captures Celestial Cat's Hidden Secrets

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] The Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6334, is a huge stellar nursery, the birthplace of hundreds of massive stars.

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AIAA Executive Director Encourages Passage of the »» AIAA Executive Director Encourages Passage of the "Space to Schools Act

[Thursday, April 22, 2010] Robert Dickman, executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, today issued the following statement in support of HR 5903, the "Space to Schools Act of 2010":

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Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 20 Years of Discovery »» Hubble Space Telescope Celebrates 20 Years of Discovery

[Friday, April 23, 2010] As the Hubble Space Telescope achieves the major milestone of two decades on orbit, NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute are celebrating Hubble's journey of exploration with a stunning new picture and several online educational activities.

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M81's 'Halo' Sheds Light on Galaxy Formation »» M81's 'Halo' Sheds Light on Galaxy Formation

[Friday, April 23, 2010] Observations with Subaru Telescope's Prime Focus Camera (Suprime-Cam) have revealed an extended structure of the spiral galaxy Messier 81 (M81) that may hold a key to understanding the formation of galaxies.

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Former Secretary of Transportation Mineta Praises Obama's NASA Plan For Jump-Starting Commercial Spaceflight »» Former Secretary of Transportation Mineta Praises Obama's NASA Plan For Jump-Starting Commercial Spaceflight

[Friday, April 23, 2010] Mineta stated, "As President Barack Obama outlined in a historic speech last week, NASA will now partner with commercial space companies to bring that Silicon Valley spirit to all of NASA and breathe new life into the space industry."

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Planck highlights the complexity of star formation »» Planck highlights the complexity of star formation

[Monday, April 26, 2010] New images from ESA's Planck space observatory reveal the forces driving star formation and give astronomers a way to understand the complex physics that shape the dust and gas in our Galaxy.

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Scientists Discover Underwater Asphalt Volcanoes »» Scientists Discover Underwater Asphalt Volcanoes

[Monday, April 26, 2010] About 10 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, a series of impressive landmarks rise from the sea floor.

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Scientists Study »» Scientists Study "Glaciovolcanoes" Mountains of Fire and Ice, in Iceland, British Columbia, U.S.

[Monday, April 26, 2010] Scientists study 'glaciovolcanoes,' mountains of fire and ice, in Iceland, British Columbia, US Study of volcano-ice interaction offers window into geologic past and clues about Earth's long-term climate cycles.

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NASA Selects Partners in Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming for 2010 Summer of Innovation »» NASA Selects Partners in Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming for 2010 Summer of Innovation

[Monday, April 26, 2010] NASA is partnering with the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Summer of Innovation initiative to use the agency's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning.

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NASA ESMD Managers Information Packet: A New Space Enterprise »» NASA ESMD Managers Information Packet: A New Space Enterprise

[Monday, April 26, 2010] We sent out a manager information packet March 26 to give you accurate FY 2011 budget request information. In the interest of providing you with the most current information possible, we want to send you this update on the study teams and their progress.

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NASA Solicitation: Enabling Support Equipment and Services for International Space Station As A National Lab »» NASA Solicitation: Enabling Support Equipment and Services for International Space Station As A National Lab

[Monday, April 26, 2010] NASA is operating a share of the United States accommodations on the International Space Station as a national laboratory in accordance with Section 507 of the NASA Authorization Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-155).

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NASA Announces Wednesday Media Teleconference About Search For Extraterrestrial Life »» NASA Announces Wednesday Media Teleconference About Search For Extraterrestrial Life

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] NASA will hold a news media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the status of agency-sponsored astrobiology research, including the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life and the study of how life began on Earth.

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Administrator Bolden to Speak to NASA Workforce from Johnson Space Center »» Administrator Bolden to Speak to NASA Workforce from Johnson Space Center

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] Please join Administrator Charlie Bolden as he addresses the entire NASA workforce during a brief program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, April 28, at noon EDT.

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NASA Ames Center Director Receives Arthur C. Clarke Award »» NASA Ames Center Director Receives Arthur C. Clarke Award

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] The director of NASA's Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, was recognized Tuesday by The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for his leadership in space exploration.

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ESA's Envisat Monitors Oil Spill »» ESA's Envisat Monitors Oil Spill

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] These ESA Envisat images capture the oil that is spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after a drilling rig exploded and sank off the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi, USA, on 22 April.

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Cassini Measures Tug of Enceladus »» Cassini Measures Tug of Enceladus

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] NASA's Cassini spacecraft will be gliding low over Saturn's moon Enceladus for a gravity experiment designed to probe the moon's interior composition.

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Orbital Successfully Launches First Minotaur IV Rocket for U.S. Air Force »» Orbital Successfully Launches First Minotaur IV Rocket for U.S. Air Force

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] Orbital Sciences Corporation today announced that it successfully launched the first Minotaur IV rocket in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Hypersonic Technology Vehicle-2 (HTV-2) program.

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NASA LaRC Solicitation: Study of Deployable Secondary Structures for Expendable Volumes »» NASA LaRC Solicitation: Study of Deployable Secondary Structures for Expendable Volumes

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] The ultimate goal of this research is to develop a system applicable to future habitation modules deployed on the lunar surface or in space.

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Earth microbes may contaminate the search for life on Mars »» Earth microbes may contaminate the search for life on Mars

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] Bacteria common to spacecraft may be able to survive the harsh environs of Mars long enough to inadvertently contaminate Mars with terrestrial life.

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From Rockets To Race Cars, NASA Returns To NASCAR »» From Rockets To Race Cars, NASA Returns To NASCAR

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] From better brakes and safer tires to heat-resistant paint and cleaner emissions, NASA's contributions to the racing world will be featured in the traveling exhibit the weekend of April 30-May 1 at the Richmond International Raceway.

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Persistent Evidence of a Jovian Mass Solar Companion in the Oort Cloud »» Persistent Evidence of a Jovian Mass Solar Companion in the Oort Cloud

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] We present an updated dynamical and statistical analysis of outer Oort cloud cometary evidence suggesting the sun has a wide-binary Jovian mass companion.

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ESA's CryoSat-2 and NASA's DC-8 star in Arctic cooperation »» ESA's CryoSat-2 and NASA's DC-8 star in Arctic cooperation

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] Taking advantage of NASA's 'Operation Ice Bridge' campaign, measurements of Arctic sea ice have been made from an aircraft flying directly under CryoSat-2's orbital path.

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Proba-1's close-up view of Eyjafjallajoekull volcano »» Proba-1's close-up view of Eyjafjallajoekull volcano

[Tuesday, April 27, 2010] ESA's small Proba-1 Earth-watcher has pinpointed the source of the ash that recently paralysed Europe, peering in high resolution from 600 km up at the volcano smouldering through Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull glacier.

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Scientists Say Ice Lurks in Asteroid's Cold Heart »» Scientists Say Ice Lurks in Asteroid's Cold Heart

[Wednesday, April 28, 2010] The cold hard facts of the discovery of the frosty mixture on one of the asteroid belt's largest occupants, suggests that some asteroids, along with their celestial brethren, comets, were the water carriers for a primordial Earth.

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NASA Study Sheds Light on Ozone Hole Chemistry »» NASA Study Sheds Light on Ozone Hole Chemistry

[Thursday, April 29, 2010] A new NASA study of Earth's polar ozone layer reinforces scientists' understanding of how human-produced chlorine chemicals involved in the destruction of ozone interact with each other.

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NASA TV Provides Coverage Of New Launch Abort System Test »» NASA TV Provides Coverage Of New Launch Abort System Test

[Thursday, April 29, 2010] NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT from the launch site at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, N.M.

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Prepared Remarks by Charles Bolden at NASA JSC 28 April 2010 »» Prepared Remarks by Charles Bolden at NASA JSC 28 April 2010

[Thursday, April 29, 2010] I have come home to Houston and JSC to address a critical issue for our Agency and the actions I feel will be necessary for our Nation to achieve a more exciting and productive future in space.

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»» "Survivor" Black Holes May Be Mid-Sized

[Thursday, April 29, 2010] New evidence from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton strengthens the case that two mid-sized black holes exist close to the center of a nearby starburst galaxy.

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Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn »» Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn

[Thursday, April 29, 2010] With the help of amateur astronomers, the composite infrared spectrometer instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft has taken its first look at a massive blizzard in Saturn's atmosphere.

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NASA Satellite Imagery Keeping Eye on the Gulf Oil Spill »» NASA Satellite Imagery Keeping Eye on the Gulf Oil Spill

[Friday, April 30, 2010] NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites are helping the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) keep tabs on the extent of the recent Gulf oil spill with satellite images from time to time.

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