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NASA, SpaceX Launch DART: First Test Mission to Defend Planet Earth

DART

    NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first full-scale mission to test technology for defending Earth against potential asteroid or comet hazards, launched Wednesday at 1:21 a.m. EST on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4 East at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.   Just one part of NASA’s larger planetary defense strategy,…

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NASA Awards Challenge Prizes to Startup Companies

NASA has awarded $90,000 each to seven entrepreneurial startup companies under its Entrepreneur’s Challenge program. The awards will advance new technology concepts ranging from novel materials with properties not found in nature to innovative technologies that will enable small satellite (SmallSat) science missions.   The following companies were selected as winners of the Entrepreneur’s Challenge: Morpheus Space of Los Angeles, California Multiscale…

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Landsat 9 Goes to Work

  Landsat 9 is an Earth observation satellite launched on 27 September 2021 from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base on an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle NASA is in charge of building, launching, and testing the satellite, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS) operates the satellite, and manages and distributes the data archive. This current satellite is the ninth in the Landsat program, which is the longest-running enterprise for…

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NASA Commits $28 Million to Underfunded US Jurisdictions

NASA has awarded $28 million to fund the next five years of research infrastructure development across 28 jurisdictions. The Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), a part of NASA’s Office of Stem Engagement and based out of the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, supports science and technology research and development at colleges and universities while also funding studies…

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NASA, FAA Invite Media to Briefing on Air Traffic Control Updates

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual briefing for media Tuesday, Sept., 28 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss efforts to improve the sustainability of aviation through the demonstration of more efficient airport operations, contributing to the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle climate change.   Panelists will include NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and FAA Administrator Stephen…

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Something Smacked into Jupiter! (video)

  On September 13, 2021, many observers, including armature astronomers around the globe, were surprised when they witnessed what was apparently an object hitting Jupiter. Space debris hitting Jupiter happens regularly, but it is rare for amateur astronomers to catch one in the act.  A Brazilian amature astronomer seemingly captured a video of one of those strikes. Jupiter, with its strong gravitational…

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Cutting-Edge Science Launches on NASA’s SpaceX Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped with the uncrewed Dragon spacecraft, soars upward after lifting off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida at 3:14 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. Dragon will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX’s 23rd commercial resupply services mission.
Credits: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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NASA Unveils New Interactive Website Ahead of Landsat 9 Launch

Landsat 9

Landsat 9, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite mission, is scheduled to launch Thursday, Sept. 16, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. To help the media and public learn more about the project and its near 50-year history, NASA has launched a new interactive website:   www.nasa.gov/landsat9   Members of the media are also invited to a…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Spots Perseverance From Above

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

  Can you see NASA’s newest rover in this picture from Jezero Crater?   NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently completed its 11th flight at the Red Planet, snapping multiple photographs during its trip. Along with capturing the boulders, sand dunes, and rocky outcrops prevalent in the “South Séítah” region of Jezero Crater, a few of the images capture NASA’s Perseverance rover amid its first…

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