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NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

NASA Hubble Instruments Highlight New National Air and Space Museum Exhibit - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Two instruments that played critical roles in discoveries made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope now are on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

NASA Featured Prominently at USA Science and Engineering Festival April 25-27 - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Media are invited to join a host of NASA scientists, engineers and managers at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, April 25-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, Washington.

NASA Selects Commercial Crew Program Manager - Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected Kathy Lueders as program manager for the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). Lueders, who has served as acting program manager since October 2013, will help keep the nation's space program on course to launch astronauts from American soil by 2017 aboard spacecraft built by American companies.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of live and online activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.

NASA, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Announce Media Opportunities at Hubble Anniversary Reception - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Media are invited to attend a breakfast reception at 8:30 a.m. EDT April 23 to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Hubble Space Telescope's launch into space with the opening of the "Repairing Hubble" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, located at 600 Independence Ave. SW in Washington.

NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Program Seeks Phase II Proposals - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas developed in the program's first phase.

NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon's Surface - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Ground controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m. PDT Thursday, April 17.

NASA Administrator and Senior Leaders to Outline NASA's "Path to Mars" - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit 2014 at 9 a.m. ET, Tuesday, April 22. The conference, sponsored by Explore Mars, will be held April 22-24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lisner and Betts Auditoriums at George Washington University in Washington and will be carried live on NASA TV.