NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets - Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet.

NASA TV Coverage Set For European Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station - Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.

NASA Partners Punctuate Summer with Spacecraft Development Advances - Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA's aerospace industry partners for the agency's Commercial Crew Program as they progress through systems testing, review boards and quarterly sessions under their Space Act Agreements with the agency.

NASA Updates Apollo Anniversary, Next Giant Leap Events - Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has updated events that are marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and the steps being taken for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.

NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle - Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the United States, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain.