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NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars - Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST today during which agency officials will discuss and answer questions on the selection of an Asteroid Redirect Mission concept.

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.

NASA Analysis: 11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite - Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA Tests Software That May Help Increase Flight Efficiency, Decrease Aircraft Noise - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports.

NASA Highlights Drought, Mars, Arctic Warming at American Geophysical Union - Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Help U.S. Cope with Climate Change: Enter NASA-USGS Data App Challenge - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.

NASA, SpaceX Update Launch of Resupply Mission to the Space Station - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract now is scheduled to launch no earlier than 1:20 p.m. EST Friday, Dec. 19, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 12:15 p.m.

Space Station Partners Hold Paris News Conference to Discuss Yearlong Mission - Thu, 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and its International Space Station partners will hold a news conference in Paris at 10 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 18, to discuss the upcoming one-year expedition on the International Space Station. NASA Television and the agency's website will carry the briefing live.

NASA Awards the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport III Follow-On Contract - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has awarded a contract to the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority of Norfolk, Virginia for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport III (MARS III) follow-on contract.