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Trump's space-themed ad pulled after it violated NASA guidelines

The reelection campaign of President Donald Trump has taken down an online ad tied to the recent Demo-2 commercial crew launch after complaints it appeared to violate NASA media guidelines, and criticism from one person who appeared in it.

US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission

Washington - NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

Washington - A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station, the first time a crewed US spacecraft has performed the feat in nearly a decade.

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.

SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions.

Bob and Doug, the best friends on historic SpaceX-NASA mission

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the astronauts set to launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket Wednesday, are both former military pilots, both recruited by NASA in 2000, and both married to fellow astronauts.

Today marks the return of human spaceflight from US soil

When NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral in a SpaceX Crew Dragon Wednesday, it will be the first time Americans once again will launch from U.S. soil since 2011.

Q&A: NASA to explore Moon habitability Special

NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) has launched the 'Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload' challenge on thecrowdsourcing site, HeroX. The aim is for on innovators across the world to help solve one of their biggest challenges: Moon habitability.

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

Washington - NASA gave the green light on Friday to next week's launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel -- the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and a crucial step towards ending American dependence on Russian rockets.

NASA's ICESat-2 mission tracks the decline of ice sheets

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.

NASA picks Alabama student's entry for first Mars helicopter

An Alabama high school student named NASA's first Mars helicopter that will be deployed to the red planet later this summer. Ingenuity - the name submitted by Vaneeza Rupani, was selected for the 4 pound (1.8 kilograms) solar-powered helicopter.

NASA's 'worm' logo makes a comeback with SpaceX launch in May

The worm is back. NASA's sleek and wavy logo from the 1970s is set to make its return on a SpaceX Falcon 9 scheduled to launch in May -- the first to carry astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil since 2011.

NASA announces May 27, date for manned flight to Space Station

Cape Canaveral - NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted on Friday that a launch date of May 27, 2020, has been set for the launch of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil to the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA hits Boeing with 61 fixes after 'high-visibility close call'

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) joint investigation into Boeing’s failed December CST-100 crew capsule spaceflight mission came up with a long list of corrections needed before the Starliner flies again.

Three new space-based instruments to advance air quality science

NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, March 9, to discuss an international collaboration aimed at improving our understanding of air quality. The teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.

Launch date set for ESA's Solar Orbiter mission 'to face the sun'

The ESA announced on Tuesday that its Solar Orbiter mission will launch from Cape Canaveral on February 6. The ESA-led mission will provide the first views of the Sun’s unchartered polar regions, giving unprecedented insight into how our star works.

Essential Science: Earth-size habitable-zone world detected

NASA has reported it has detected an Earth-like planet that has all the indications of being habitable. This forms part of the space agency’s attempt to seek out new planets of interest in the cosmos.

Joint mission will launch 2 satellites to track rising sea levels

One of the clear signs of climate change is rising ocean levels. Now a joint mission involving the US and Europe is launching a pair of satellites starting in November 2020, to provide more detailed information about rising sea levels.

Eyeing Moon, NASA hosts first public astronaut graduation ceremony

Houston - NASA on Friday celebrated its latest class of graduating astronauts at a public ceremony in Houston, honoring a diverse and gender-balanced group now qualified for spaceflight missions including America's return to the Moon and eventual journey to Mars...

Core stage of NASA's SLS 'megarocket' to undergo 'key testing'

The heart of NASA's first Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket is on the move. The 212-foot (65 meters) long core stage of the "megarocket" left New Orleans - headed for Mississippi by barge - for crucial tests to assess its readiness for launch.

Op-Ed: Conservatism vs science: Against America’s best interests

Washington - Would you call dismantling United States science programs and research “national scale sabotage”? Some would. The sheer scope of the Trump administration’s war on science is staggering. It’s systemic, and it’s dangerous.

NASA's Orion capsule takes a ride on the 'Super Guppy'

Transporting NASA's Orion space capsule from one place to another can be a daunting task, especially when it has a mass of about 8.5 metric tons (19,000 pounds). But NASA also has a very big plane that can do the job.

NASA chooses five new companies to partner with Artemis Program

Five new companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, were chosen by NASA to join nine other vendors selected in November 2018, in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services program (CLPS) on Monday.

Op-Ed: Oxygen release on Mars – New options for life?

Cape Canaveral - The discovery of variable oxygen levels on Mars has created a fascinating, if frustrating, series of possibilities for science. Are the oxygen levels related to organic life, or some unknown inorganic process?

Op-Ed: Following humans into space, fungi and bacteria are real risks

Boulder - Humans live surrounded by microorganisms of all kinds. The most persistent are on skin and on anything around people. They’re also going into space and could become a serious issue.

Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'

Paris - Scientists claimed Wednesday to have achieved a near-mythical state of computing in which a new generation of machine vastly outperforms the world's fastest super-computer, known as "quantum supremacy".

NASA paid SpaceX $5 million for employee safety review

During a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan in September 2018, Elon Musk sipped whiskey and puffed a little weed while musing at length about artificial intelligence, colonizing space, and the need to give love a chance. NASA was not impressed.

In first, spacewalk conducted by two women: NASA TV

Washington - US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk Friday, following a spacesuit flub earlier this year that caused the historic mission to be aborted.

Unhappy NASA boss to tour SpaceX facility on Thursday

Hawthorne - Elon Musk's SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California will be visited by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday to check the progress of the company after he called it out for being “years behind schedule”.

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar

Yangon - NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally.
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Hurricane Bonnie made landfall in North Carolina, United States, inflicting severe crop damage. The second named storm, first hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic hurricane season
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A winter storm in New England
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The Inmarsat communications satellite.
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The crow flew suddenly, seeming to caw a taunt -- "Cannot capture me!"
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Record low temperatures in Russia
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Curiosity's First Sample Drilling: At the center of this image from NASA's Curiosity rover is the hole in a rock called "John Klein" where the rover conducted its first sample drilling on Mars. The drilling took place on Feb. 8, 2013
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Sun hides behind clouds while reflecting light. Trees helplessly stand in and witness the glory of mother nature. The snap was taken in a village of Tripura, India
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A satellite image of Syria. Understanding how the refugee situation developed is vital to understanding where it will go from here.
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Snow on Mount Seymour, North Vancouver, Canada.
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NASA: GoPro Spacewalk
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The red planet, Mars.
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NASA image of Europa with plumes emitted from south pole
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Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
Three crew members from Expedition 36 on the ISS return to Earth.
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The NEXT ion thruster has been operated for over 43 000 hours. This demonstrated performance permits...
The NEXT ion thruster has been operated for over 43,000 hours. This demonstrated performance permits future science spacecraft to travel to and outer planets and their moons
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Artist's concept of one of the eight Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System satellites deployed in space.
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Full field X-ray view of Andromeda's center with black hole candidates marked.
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After a nearly snow-free winter 2011-2012 snow covers Dane County in southeastern Wisconsin one mid-January day.
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Flares look like bright flashes of light on the sun. Coronal mass ejections look like clouds zooming out into space.
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The Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design was presented at the 2015 NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Florida
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