NASA Exercises Contract Option for White Sands Test Facility - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is exercising its second cost-plus-award-fee option to extend the period of performance with Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide test evaluation and support services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Celebrate with NASA as Agency Commemorates Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th Anniversary - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary with a variety of events highlighting its groundbreaking achievements and scientific contributions with activities running April 20-26.

NASA Awards Radiation Challenge Winners, Launches Next Round to Seek Ideas for Protecting Humans on the Journey to Mars - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA awarded $12,000 to five winners of a challenge to mitigate radiation exposure on deep space missions and launched a new follow-on challenge to identify innovative ways of protecting crews on the journey to Mars.

NASA Spacecraft Achieves Unprecedented Success Studying Mercury - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

After extraordinary science findings and technological innovations, a NASA spacecraft launched in 2004 to study Mercury will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, after it runs out of propellant.

NASA, USGS Begin Work on Landsat 9 to Continue Land Imaging Legacy - Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have started work on Landsat 9, planned to launch in 2023, which will extend the Earth-observing program’s record of land images to half a century.

NASA Selects American Small Business and Research Institution Projects for Further Development - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected 149 research and technology proposals from American small businesses and research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into the solar system and beyond while benefiting America's technology-driven economy right here on Earth.

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons.

Research for One-Year Space Station Mission Among NASA Cargo Launched Aboard SpaceX Resupply Flight - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Research that will help prepare NASA astronauts and robotic explorers for future missions to Mars is among the two tons of cargo now on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:10 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 14 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities - Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day April 17-22 with a variety of live and online activities to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

NASA to Celebrate MESSENGER Mission Prior to Surface Impact of Mercury - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will hold a media and public event at 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, to share scientific findings and technical accomplishments of the agency’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft.