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Media Invited to Participate in Interactive Space Station Technology Forum - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during "Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum" from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct. 27, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Partners with Leading Technology Innovators to Enable Future Exploration - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions.

New Commercial Rocket Descent Data May Help NASA with Future Mars Landings - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars.

Boeing Concludes Commercial Crew Space Act Agreement for CST-100/Atlas V - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing’s crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket.

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first flight Thursday morning, will revisit a section of the Antarctic ice sheet that recently was found to be in irreversible decline.

NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Sun’s Atmosphere - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has provided scientists with five new findings into how the sun’s atmosphere, or corona, is heated far hotter than its surface, what causes the sun’s constant outflow of particles called the solar wind, and what mechanisms accelerate particles that power solar flares.

NASA TV to Air Russian Spacewalk from International Space Station - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 22.

NASA’s Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy through Cosmic Magnifying Glass - Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy -- one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January.

NASA’s Hubble Telescope Finds Potential Kuiper Belt Targets for New Horizons Pluto Mission - Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Peering out to the dim, outer reaches of our solar system, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered three Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft could potentially visit after it flies by Pluto in July 2015.