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NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to Earth

Portal origin URL: NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to EarthPortal origin nid: 470821Published: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 16:41Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA...

NASA Awards Earth Science Data and Information System Contract

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Earth Science Data and Information System ContractPortal origin nid: 470819Published: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 16:16Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3 contract to Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Maryland.Portal...

Dust Storms and Valley Fever in the American West

Portal origin URL: Dust Storms and Valley Fever in the American WestPortal origin nid: 470661Published: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal...

International Cutting-Edge SWOT Satellite to Survey the World’s Water

Portal origin URL: International Cutting-Edge SWOT Satellite to Survey the World’s WaterPortal origin nid: 470799Published: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 08:49Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: So just how does the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission expect to measure what’s flowing in the planet’s lakes, rivers, and oceans? A very busy project...


WEDNESDAY 5. MAY 2021


Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch

Portal origin URL: Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for LaunchPortal origin nid: 470792Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 16:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing...

Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: Illuminating the Cosmic Dark Ages

Portal origin URL: Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: Illuminating the Cosmic Dark AgesPortal origin nid: 470764Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The early-stage NASA concept could see robots hang wire mesh in a crater on the Moon’s far side, creating a radio telescope to help probe the dawn of the universe.Portal...


TUESDAY 4. MAY 2021


Episode 32 - Mars Helicopter and the Future of Extraterrestrial Flight

On April 19, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter became the first spacecraft to achieve powered, controlled flight on another world. This historic flight on Mars has implications for how we will explore other worlds. Join experts from the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team and upcoming Dragonfly mission to learn about the future of extraterrestrial flight.    Meet the guests:   Mr....

New “Moon Duster” Will Help Clean NASA Assets in Space

PROJECT Lunar Dust Research and Mitigation SNAPSHOT To help protect future space assets and astronauts from dangerous effects that arise from Moon/Mars dust exposure, NASA is developing a new technology that will utilize electron beams/ultraviolet light to remove dust.  Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison “Jack” Schmitt coated by lunar dust during his field investigation (left). University...


MONDAY 3. MAY 2021


What's Up - May 2021

Beginning mid-May, find all four inner planets (including Earth!) near the western horizon after sunset. And on May 26, a supermoon total eclipse. News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Monday, May 3, 2021 -...

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus’ Atmosphere

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus’ AtmospherePortal origin nid: 470646Published: Monday, May 3, 2021 - 09:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: During a brief swing by Venus, Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper...


FRIDAY 30. APRIL 2021


NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration PhasePortal origin nid: 470632Published: Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has a new mission. Having proven that powered, controlled flight is possible on the Red Planet, the Ingenuity experiment will soon...


THURSDAY 29. APRIL 2021


Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet Grows

Portal origin URL: Hubble Watches How a Giant Planet GrowsPortal origin nid: 470522Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 10:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers a rare look at a Jupiter-sized, still-forming planet that is feeding off material surrounding a young star.Portal image: This...

Langley Scientists Eyeing New Way to Measure Key Climate Indicator

Portal origin URL: Langley Scientists Eyeing New Way to Measure Key Climate IndicatorPortal origin nid: 470569Published: Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 09:31Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, have set out to transform the way the agency measures Earth's energy budget — a key...

BPS plant research results in COSPAR award

John Kiss, recipient of the COSPAR International Cooperation Medal One of the prime challenges facing future space exploration is how to grow and sustain plant life beyond the bounds of Earth. There are different gravity levels on the Moon and Mars to consider, different levels of radiation, different wavelengths of light – all of which need to be better understood before we can hope to...

NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

Portal origin URL: NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next StepsPortal origin nid: 470564Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 18:05Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcraft’s remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30...


WEDNESDAY 28. APRIL 2021


With Goals Met, NASA to Push Envelope with Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Portal origin URL: With Goals Met, NASA to Push Envelope with Ingenuity Mars HelicopterPortal origin nid: 470563Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 17:44Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Now that NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has accomplished the goal of achieving powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on the Red Planet, and with data from...

Episode 31 - Connected By Earth

This year at NASA, EarthDay is about connections—to our planet and to each other. Our planet is home to over 7 billion people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, but we are all #ConnectedByEarth​. Join NASA climate experts to learn about the connections between human activity and climate change. Dr. Kimberley R. Miner will host this episode and is a climate scientist at NASA’s...

Lofted by NASA Balloons, New Experiments Will Study Sun-Earth System

Portal origin URL: Lofted by NASA Balloons, New Experiments Will Study Sun-Earth SystemPortal origin nid: 470532Published: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A suite of scientific balloons is about to lift off from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility’s field site in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, carrying...


TUESDAY 27. APRIL 2021


NASA Astronaut Paints a Picture of Success Growing Plants in Space

Portal origin URL: NASA Astronaut Paints a Picture of Success Growing Plants in SpacePortal origin nid: 470490Published: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael...


MONDAY 26. APRIL 2021



SUNDAY 25. APRIL 2021


NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flies Faster, Farther on Third Flight

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flies Faster, Farther on Third FlightPortal origin nid: 470434Published: Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 08:19Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: The craft’s April 25 flight was conducted at speeds and distances beyond what had ever been previously demonstrated, even in testing on Earth.Portal...


FRIDAY 23. APRIL 2021


NASA Data Helps Builds Resilience as Disasters Grow More Intense

Portal origin URL: NASA Data Helps Builds Resilience as Disasters Grow More IntensePortal origin nid: 470402Published: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In a decade filled by record-breaking events including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to...

Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of Destruction

Portal origin URL: Hubble Captures Giant Star on the Edge of DestructionPortal origin nid: 470353Published: Friday, April 23, 2021 - 08:45Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant "celebrity star,"...


THURSDAY 22. APRIL 2021


Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the Sun

Portal origin URL: Mars-Directed CME Erupts from the SunPortal origin nid: 470381Published: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 16:04Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA and ESA Sun-watching spacecraft see a coronal mass ejection headed for Mars.Portal...