NASA's 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge Open for Registration - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Registration is open for the fourth running of the NASA Centennial Challenge program's Sample Return Robot Challenge, which will take place June 8-13, 2015. The autonomous robot competition, which carries a prize purse of $1.5 million, will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, which has hosted the event since 2012.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next Space Station Crew Launch - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sept. 25 launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 41/42, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station. NASA Television coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will include video of the pre-launch activities leading up to spacecraft boarding.

NASA Seeks America's Best and Brightest for Space Technology Research Fellowships - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is seeking applications from U.S. graduate students for the agency's Space Technology Research Fellowships.

Hubble Helps Find Smallest Known Galaxy Containing a Supermassive Black Hole - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known.

NASA Administrator Visits North Texas Air Traffic Management Facilities, Discusses NextGen Development - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and aviation partners of the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility will host a media availability with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden at 11:15 a.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 19, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event will highlight new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country.

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft is nearing its scheduled Sept. 21 insertion into Martian orbit after completing a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles.

NASA Announces a New Challenge at World Maker Faire - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will announce a new challenge to engage the public in the agency’s journey to Mars Saturday, Sept. 20, at the World Maker Faire in New York City. NASA Chief Technologist David Miller will announce the details of the new challenge during a talk in the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic.

NASA Chooses American Companies to Transport U.S. Astronauts to International Space Station - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively, with a goal of ending the nation’s sole reliance on Russia in 2017.

NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.