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February 25, 2013
Educator Teams Fly On NASA Sofia Airborne Observatory
Palmdale CA (SPX) Feb 25, 2013
The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador (AAA) educators returned safely to Earth, landing in Palmdale, Calif. early in the morning Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, after completing their initial flight on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA. That flight launched the AAA program's first full year of operations, during which 26 educators from classrooms and science centers across the United States will fly on SOFIA as partners with scientists conducting astronomy research us ... read more
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Cassini Still Going Strong Investigating Saturn's Moons
NASA's longstanding Cassini mission to Saturn continues to provide scientists with exciting new insights on moons Titan and Enceladus as well as the planet's striking rings, Planetary Science Instit ... more

Rare asteroid sporting 'tail' spotted
Asteroids, unlike comets, are seldom seen sporting a tail as they orbit the sun, but Spanish astronomers say they've observed one of these rare exceptions. ... more

India plans mission to Mars in 2013
India said on Thursday it will send a $70 million space mission to Mars this year to study the red planet's atmosphere. ... more
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Countdown begins for Indo-French satellite launch
A countdown began Saturday for next week's launch of an Indian rocket that will carry seven satellites into orbit, including an Indo-French venture for studying the world's oceans, India's space agency said. ... more


Supersonic skydiver's records confirmed
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke three world records when he jumped from the edge of space in October, the World Air Sports Federation confirmed on Friday. ... more
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CubeSats, SmallSats and MicroSats

Previewing the next steps on the path to a magnetic fusion power plant
Scientists around the world have crossed a threshold into a promising and challenging new era in the quest for fusion energy. So says physicist George "Hutch" Neilson, director of advanced projects ... more

ISS plays host to innovative infectious disease research
Performing sensitive biological experiments is always a delicate affair. Few researchers, however, contend with the challenges faced by Cheryl Nickerson, whose working laboratory aboard the Internat ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


Kepler helps astronomers find tiny exo planet
An international team of astronomers has used nearly three years of high precision data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft to make the first observations of a planet outside our solar system that's small ... more

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along
Traces of water have been detected within the crystalline structure of mineral samples from the lunar highland upper crust obtained during the Apollo missions, according to a University of Michigan ... more

NASA Seeks Big Ideas for Small In-Space Propulsion Systems
NASA's Space Technology Program is calling for proposals to develop miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies that could revolutionize small satellite propulsion systems. Electrospray ... more
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Kennedy Engineers Designing Plant Habitat For ISS
Some of the research on the International Space Station focuses on meeting the needs of long-term spaceflight to destinations such as asteroids or Mars. A group of engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space ... more

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System
NASA's Kepler mission scientists have discovered a new planetary system that is home to the smallest planet yet found around a star similar to our sun. The planets are located in a system call ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Ancient rocks record first evidence for photosynthesis that made oxygen

New human ancestor's feet resemble our own, Dartmouth scientist finds

Observed latitudinal variations in erosion as a function of glacier dynamics

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and climate

Ecuador volcano spews giant ash column

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

Indonesia accepts international help to combat fires


The quest for a better bionic hand
For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that u ... more

Brain prostheses create a sense of touch
Rats can't usually see infrared light, but they have "touched" it in a Duke University lab. The rats sensed the light as a sensation of touch after Duke neurobiologist Miguel Nicolelis and his ... more

NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has relayed new images that confirm it has successfully obtained the first sample ever collected from the interior of a rock on another planet. No rover has ever drilled ... more
NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop

Countdown begins for Indo-French satellite launch

Another Sea Launch Failure

NASA Rover Confirms First Drilled Mars Rock Sample

India plans mission to Mars in 2013

Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface

Water On The Moon: It's Been There All Along

Building a lunar base with 3D printing

US, Europe team up for moon fly-by

Public to vote on names for Pluto moons

The PI's Perspective: The Seven-Year Itch

New Horizons Gets a New Year's Workout


Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say
The quest for rare earths vital to some of modern life's most indispensable technologies may see mining robots jet to the stars within decades, a world-first conference in Australia was told Wednesday. ... more

Searching for a Pale Blue SPHERE in the Universe
The Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) is now searching for Earth-like worlds. The PHL maintains the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog (HEC) in which exoplanets discoveries are classified and compar ... more

NASA Seeks University Participants for Summer Rocket Workshop
University faculty and students interested in learning how to build scientific experiments for spaceflight are invited to join RockOn 2013 from June 15-20 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virgin ... more

Cassini Sheds Light On Cosmic Particle Accelerators
During a chance encounter with an unusually strong blast of solar wind arriving at Saturn, the international Cassini spacecraft detected particles being accelerated to ultra-high energies, similar t ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Now 'right moment' for carbon tax: IMF chief

Discovery about new battery overturns decades of false assumptions

McMaster engineers build better energy storage device

Researchers measure how specific atoms move in dielectric materials

NCSEA report maps regulatory, policy path to develop energy storage in NC

Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Growth, climate in focus as world economic leaders meet


Potential benefits of inertial fusion energy justify continued R and D


Simplified brain lets the iCub robot learn language


Start Me Up!


NASA Awards Final Space Launch System Advanced Booster Contract


NASA briefly loses contact with space station


NASA plant study headed to space station


Rover finds gray rock beneath Red Planet's surface


Asteroid Steins' hidden gems


Temporary Comm Loss Interrupts Crew's Day


Radar Movie of Asteroid 2012 DA14

Asteroid 2012 DA14 Speeds Away From Earth

How Do We Know the Russian Meteor and 2012 DA14 Aren't Related?

Bleach could hamper Mars life search

Russia to launch bioscience satellite

At the mouth of the red valley

NASA Spinoff 2012 Features New Space Tech Bettering Your Life Today

Antares Engine Test Aborted; New Date TBD

NASA's MAVEN Mission Completes Assembly

Scientists turn eyes toward Europa in search for life

Robots with lift

Asteroid whizzes safely past Earth

Welcome Aboard Shenzhou 10

Telescopes Could Detect ET Life Signs Within 25 Years

Magnetic shielding of ion beam thruster walls

Orion Lands Safely on Two of Three Parachutes in Test

Getting the Right Spin on a Close-Passing Asteroid

Comet dust seeding life to Jupiter moons?

Low-Gravity Flights Will Aid ISS Fluids and Combustion Experiments

Humans and robots work better together following cross-training

Dry ice vacuum cleaner robot bound for Fukushima

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