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NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) -- the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars -- and approved the program's progression from formulation to development, something no other exploration class vehicle has achieved since the agency built the space shuttle.

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

NASA Holds Teleconference Today to Discuss Progress on World’s Largest Rocket - Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA officials will hold a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today to discuss the agency’s progress on the Space Launch System (SLS), the heavy-lift rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to Mars.

NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets.

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit En Route to Historic Pluto Encounter - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Space Station Astronauts to Speak with California Elementary School Students - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA, currently orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station, will speak with students and educators at Elliott Ranch Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, Wednesday, Aug. 27.

NASA Awards Contract Option on Test and Operations Support Contract - Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Awards Contract Option on Test and Operations Support Contract

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data.

NASA Awards Research Facilities and Engineering Support Services Contract - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA TV to Air Events That Highlight Pluto-Bound Spacecraft - Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Media and the public are invited to attend two events Monday, Aug. 25 from 1-3 p.m. EDT to learn more about the agency’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and its historic connection to the Voyager spacecraft’s visit to Neptune in 1989.