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NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council.
Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Today
Students from nine school districts in Port Orchard, Washington, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST today.
New Space Policy Directive Calls for Human Expansion Across Solar System
President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon.
NASA Provides Coverage of Today’s Space Policy Directive Signing
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the Space Policy Directive 1 signing ceremony at the White House at 3 p.m. EST today.
NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.
NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes
NASA is taking the next step in the development of a space-based, on-demand fabrication capability by partnering with three U.S. companies, under NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program, to create prototypes.
NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.
The Moon Shines Brightly Among NASA’s 2017 Highlights
The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans.
NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is now targeting its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 12.
NASA Television Coverage Set for Space Station Crew Landing, Launch
Three crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to end their mission and return to Earth on Thursday, Dec. 14, just days before another three space travelers begin their mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.


Image of the Day

Science From the Moon’s Shadow
The Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse was rare in its long, uninterrupted path over land, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth in ways that aren’t usually possible. On Dec. 11, researchers discussed initial findings based on observations gathered during the eclipse.
Retrospective: Moon
This false-color image is composed of 15 images taken through three color filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it passed through the Earth-Moon system on Dec. 8, 1992.
NASA's Science Aircraft Flies Over Thomas Fire in California
During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California, around 1 p.m. PST on Dec. 5th, 2017.
Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft at Sunrise
NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft at sunrise, prior to its departure from the International Space Station at 8:11 a.m., Dec. 6, 2017. Expedition 53 Flight Engineers Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba of NASA gave the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm the command to release Cygnus.
Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk
Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquired a true-color image of the stunning scene on November 25.
Space Station Transits the Moon
The International Space Station is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
Hubble Sees Galaxy Cluster Warping Space and Time
The Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537.
Space Station in the Sky Over Washington D.C.
The International Space Station is seen in this twenty-second exposure as it flies over the Washington National Cathedral, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli.
A Proving Ground in Space
Dellingr is a shoebox-sized spacecraft built to show that CubeSat platforms could be cost-effective, reliable and capable of gathering highly robust science.
Alpha and Omega
These two images illustrate just how far Cassini traveled to get to Saturn.


Science News

Greenhouses for Mars
When humans go to the Moon or Mars, they'll probably take plants with them. NASA-supported researchers are learning how greenhouses work on other planets.
Electric Border Collie
Using electric fields, NASA-supported researchers are learning to herd microbes for the benefit of astronauts and Homeland Security.
The Hidden Life of Thunderstorms
Scientists are sending unmanned aircraft into electrical storms to learn more about their mysterious inner workings.
Storm Warnings
A new device onboard two NASA satellites could improve 3- to 12-hour forecasts of severe weather.
Mercury Transits Sun
Mark your calendar: On Wednesday, November 8, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun.
Houston, We Have a Solution
New research aboard the space station aims to adapt a tried-and-true repair tool to weightlessness.
Membranes on Mars
New membranes developed by NASA-funded researchers could help people go to Mars--and clean the air here on Earth.
Spooky Atomic Clocks
NASA-supported researchers hope to improve high-precision clocks by entangling their atoms.
A New Form of Matter: II
NASA-supported researchers have discovered a weird new phase of matter called fermionic condensates.
Resilient Rockets
Spacecraft and automobiles could benefit from a new NASA technology that protects the insides of scorching-hot engines.