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NASA Astronaut Steve Swanson Visits Washington with Open Media Events - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, who returned in September 2014 from 169 days of living and working aboard the International Space Station, is visiting the Washington area today through Thursday, March 5, to discuss with students and local innovators research being done on the station.

NASA Spacecraft Nears Historic Dwarf Planet Arrival - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6.

NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak Live with Dallas Students - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will speak with students and faculty from the School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG Magnet) at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center in Dallas at 12:15 p.m. EST (11:15 a.m. CST) Thursday, March 5.

NASA Administrator Lauds Senator Mikulski for Championing America’s Space Program - Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday’s announcement by Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski of her plan to retire from Congress in 2016.

NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration to multiple generations of engineers, scientists, astronauts, and other space explorers. As Mr. Spock, he made science and technology important to the story, while never failing to show, by example, that it is the people around us who matter most.

NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission - Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 12 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. There is a 30-minute window for the launch.

New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit – after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.

NASA Spacecraft Prepares for March 12 Launch to Study Earth’s Dynamic Magnetic Space Environment - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

Final preparations are underway for the launch of NASA’s quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, which constitute the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection. This fundamental process occurs throughout the universe where magnetic fields connect and disconnect with an explosive release of energy.

NASA Offers Space Tech Grants to Early Career University Faculty - Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate is seeking proposals from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of outstanding early-career faculty members who are beginning independent research careers. The grants will sponsor research in specific high-priority areas of interest to America's space program.

UPDATE -- NASA Reschedules MMS Briefing to 3 p.m. EST Feb. 25 - Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has rescheduled to 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 25, a briefing on an upcoming mission to study magnetic reconnection around the Earth, a fundamental process that occurs throughout the universe where magnetic fields connect and disconnect explosively releasing energy.