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NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.

UPDATE - NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from the U.S. in 2017 - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

(Updates how media can participate via phone) -- NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes.

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’ - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from U.S. in 2017 - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.

NASA Joins White House, from Ground and Space, to Discuss State of STEM Education in America - Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will join the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) Wednesday, Jan. 21 for its third annual State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (SoSTEM) event. The event will air live on NASA Television, beginning at 1 p.m. EST, and also will be live-streamed online.

NASA TV Coverage Set for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission - Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is preparing for a Thursday, Jan. 29, launch of the first U.S. Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture. The agency’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) will lift off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST) on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

NASA, NOAA Find 2014 Warmest Year in Modern Record - Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Begins First Stages of Pluto Encounter - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently began its long-awaited, historic encounter with Pluto. The spacecraft is entering the first of several approach phases that culminate July 14 with the first close-up flyby of the dwarf planet, 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth.