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Telescope to help tell the story of the universe

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NASA is set for another Apollo moment with the launch of its new James Webb Space Telescope as early as Dec. 24, barring complications. Billed as NASA’s most ambitious telescope to date, its purpose is to fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.…

NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth

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NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.…

NASA Confirms Thousands of Massive, Ancient Volcanic Eruptions on Mars

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Scientists found evidence that a region of northern Mars called Arabia Terra experienced thousands of “super eruptions,” the biggest volcanic eruptions known, over a 500-million-year period.…

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

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The FINANCIAL — NASA’s Perseverance rover today completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock, a core from Jezero Crater slightly thicker than a pencil. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California received data that confirmed the historic milestone.…

NASA-DLR Study Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

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The FINANCIAL -- Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to research conducted by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).…

Complex Molecules Could Hold the Secret of Identifying Alien Life

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The FINANCIAL -- A new system capable of identifying complex molecular signatures could aid in the search for alien life in the universe and could even lead to the creation of new forms of life in the laboratory, scientists say.…

On a Changing Planet, NASA Goes Green

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The FINANCIAL -- NASA is responsible for collecting much of the data that people use to explain humanity’s environmental impact on Earth, from documenting climate change and its impacts on ice, sea level, and weather patterns, to monitoring the health of forests and the movement of fresh water, NASA notes.…

NASA Science, Cargo Launches on 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission to Space Station

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The FINANCIAL -- A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with approximately 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. According to NASA, about three hours after launch, the spacecraft’s solar arrays successfully deployed to…

NASA Selects Firefly Aerospace for Artemis Commercial Moon Delivery in 2023

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The FINANCIAL -- NASA has awarded Firefly Aerospace of Cedar Park, Texas, approximately $93.3 million to deliver a suite of 10 science investigations and technology demonstrations to the Moon in 2023. The delivery, planned for Mare Crisium, a low-lying basin on the Moon’s near side, will investigate a variety of lunar surface conditions and resources. Such…

Listening for a space craft to land on Mars

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The FINANCIAL-- According to Oxford University we may not have found life on Mars, but there is considerable excitement in the Oxford scientific community about the imminent possibility of detecting the landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover using InSight, another spacecraft which is already on the red planet.…

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NASA’s AIM Sees First Night-Shining Clouds of Antarctic Summer

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The FINANCIAL -- Summer in Antarctica is marked by days in which the Sun never sets, balmy temperatures that hover as high as freezing, and electric-blue clouds of ice. NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission — AIM for short — spotted the summer’s first noctilucent, or night-shining, clouds on Dec. 8, 2020. In the…

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station

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The FINANCIAL — An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX…

NASA prepared for Mars Sample Return Campaign

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The FINANCIAL — NASA released an independent review report Tuesday indicating the agency is now ready to undertake its Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign to bring pristine samples from Mars to Earth for scientific study. The agency established the MSR Independent Review Board (IRB) to evaluate its early concepts for a groundbreaking, international partnership with…

NASA selected 17 U.S companies to mature commercial space technologies, capabilities

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The FINANCIAL — NASA has selected 17 U.S. companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space technologies for the Moon and beyond. The NASA and industry teams will design a 3D printing system for NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program, test a simple method for removing dust from planetary solar arrays, mature a first-stage rocket recovery system for a small satellite…

NASA seeks new partners to help tell the story of human exploration at the Moon

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The FINANCIAL — NASA is seeking new partners to help the agency tell the story of human exploration at the Moon with the Artemis program in ways that engage, excite, and inspire a worldwide audience. Through the end of this decade, NASA will explore more of the lunar surface than ever before and will establish a sustainable…