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Reporters Invited to See Orion, Speak with NASA Managers at Navy Days-Los Angeles - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

A test version of NASA's new Orion spacecraft will be at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, Aug. 6, following testing with the U.S. Navy. Media are invited from 6 to 9 a.m. PDT to see the craft and learn about NASA's deep space exploration plans, which include sending astronauts to an asteroid and Mars.

NASA Announces Mars 2020 Rover Payload to Explore the Red Planet as Never Before - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

The NASA Mars Rover 2020 will carry instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.

NASA's Fermi Space Telescope Reveals New Source of Gamma Rays - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.

NASA Hosts 3 p.m. EDT Teleconference with Mars 2020 Principal Investigators - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT today with the principal investigators of the selected instruments that will fly aboard the agency’s Mars 2020 rover.

Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe - Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

NASA, Small Business Administrators and U.S. Sen. Cardin to Announce Results of 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will join Small Business Administrator (SBA) Maria Contreras-Sweet and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Friday, Aug. 1 at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to announce the results of the 2013 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard.

NASA to Announce Mars 2020 Rover Instruments - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will announce on Thursday, July 31, the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency’s Mars 2020 mission, a roving laboratory based on the highly successful Curiosity rover. The announcement will air live at noon EDT on NASA Television and on the agency’s website.

NASA Selects Instruments to Track Climate Impact on Vegetation - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

NASA Holds Space Tech Mission Directorate Update Media Call Aug. 5 - Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 5, to discuss the activities of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate and how technology drives exploration.

Astronaut Mike Massimino Departs NASA for University Position - Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

After almost two decades with NASA, including two space shuttle missions, astronaut Mike Massimino left the space agency Monday for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York.