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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 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 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.

NASA's Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in 'Habitable Zone' - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.

NASA Sets Preview Briefing, TV Schedule for Space Station Spacewalk - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk in the coming week to replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. The activity, designated U.S. EVA 26, will be broadcast live on NASA Television and previewed in a briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston at 9:30 a.m. EDT Friday, April 18.

NASA Names Six New Members to Advisory Council - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the appointment of six new members to the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). The group advises NASA's senior leadership on challenges and solutions facing the agency as it unfolds a new era of exploration.

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.