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  • Lunar Community Speaks Up About Exploration Plans
    Community Letter regarding NASA's Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program "As you are aware, the Lunar Discovery and Exploration Program (LDEP) is the continuation of a credible plan to re-engage in lunar surface exploration that has evolved and matu…
    - 2 days ago 22 Aug 19, 3:09pm -
  • Newt Gingrich Has A Space Posse - And A Space Plan
    The Moon-Mars Development Prize Competition, Gingrich 360 "A number of us have been working on prizes for lunar development (for an illustrated outline of possibilities that currently exist or are in development go to Gingrich 360 for a paper inspire…
    - 2 days ago 22 Aug 19, 2:17am -
  • Output From The National Space Council Meeting
    Recommendations Approved by the National Space Council to President Trump "1. Within 60 days, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator will designate an office and submit a plan to the Chairman of the National Space Coun…
    - 3 days ago 21 Aug 19, 1:39pm -
  • Vice President Pence's National Space Council Comments
    Remarks By Vice President Pence at The Sixth Meeting Of The National Space Council "But as we gather here today, we do so recognizing that it's been 47 years since the last American set foot on the moon. In...
    - 3 days ago 20 Aug 19, 6:04pm -
  • National Space Council Meeting
    NASA Television to Broadcast Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council "NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage of the sixth meeting of the National Space Council at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 20, from the Smithsonian..…
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 4:20pm -
  • NASA's Big Astrobiology Mission To Europa Makes No Mention Of Astrobiology
    Keith's note: NASA JPL issued a press release on Monday titled "Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Confirmed". Great news for the Astrobiology community as noted by the release - except that the NASA Astrobiology website linked to in this...
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:56am -
  • Correction
    Keith's note: According to Dr. Philip Schein he had clearly stated his intention to retire from the CASIS board several months ago after 5 years of service. He then formally submitted a letter of resignation to the CASIS board....
    - 4 days ago 19 Aug 19, 5:06pm -
  • Hooray Yet Another Space Plan
    Newt Gingrich: We're in a space race with China - We must win to protect our economic and national security, Fox "As our legacy space companies and NASA continue to fumble around and protect their prized projects, China is aggressively...
    - 5 days ago 19 Aug 19, 3:36pm -
  • MSFC Offers Time Off If People Go To A Meeting With The Boss
    Always enjoy town halls at @NASA centers. Our @NASA_Marshall workforce will be critical for our #Artemis program. I'm grateful for the incredibly talented team here in Alabama! pic.twitter.com/hcT3acgfYx— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) Augus…
    - 7 days ago 17 Aug 19, 12:57am -
  • That Time NASA Over-Analzyed The Value Of LEGOs
    "Have you ever seen LEGO bricks float? Now is your chance! Watch former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino unbox and build LEGO sets in zero gravity! Get inspired to join the greatest adventure ever as we work together to put...
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 19, 11:08pm -
  • Texas Responds To NASA Lunar Lander Management In Alabama
    When asked why no one from the Texas delegation showed up at this event (despite being invited) @JimBridenstine punted and deferred to the members of Congress.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) August 16, 2019 FYI @SenTedCruz @RepBrianBabin WRT claims t…
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 19, 10:10pm -
  • Should NASA Even Be Building A Lunar Lander In The First Place?
    #Moon2024 deadline means @NASA_Marshall-led lander needs to be on the Moon NLT 31 Dec 2024 That probably means PDR in 2020, CDR in 2021, construction start in 2021/22, test flight in 2023, Right? And its being led by the...
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 19, 8:15pm -
  • Friday's NASA Lunar Lander Event Stirs Up Some Dust (Update)
    NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program "NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates on the agency's plans for lan…
    - 7 days ago 16 Aug 19, 5:00pm -
  • TrumpSpace: No Mention Of The Moon Thing But Rich Guys Pay NASA Rent
    President Trump praises reusable rockets, omits Moon in space remarks, Ars Technica "We're investing in the future of human spaceflight," the president said, prefacing his off-the-cuff remarks on spaceflight. "And some day soon American astronauts wi…
    - 8 days ago 16 Aug 19, 3:41pm -
  • Update On NASA-Directed Changes At CASIS
    Letter From NASA JSC to CASIS Board Of Directors Regarding Cooperative Agreement No. NNH11CD70A/80JSC018M0005 "Pursuant to Paragraph 4.6, Change in Principal Investigator or Scope, of the subject cooperative agreement, the CASIS decision to change or…
    - 9 days ago 15 Aug 19, 2:44pm -

SpaceRef

  • Storms On Jupiter Are Disturbing The Planet's Colorful Belts
    Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances in their flow and even changing their color....
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 19, 3:59am -
  • Spaceflight Consistently Affects The Gut Microbiome
    A new Northwestern University study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on the gut microbiome....
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 19, 3:52am -
  • Images From The Surface Of Asteroid Ryugu Yield Clues To Its Composition
    New images taken by a lander on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have yielded clues into the composition and origins of its rocks, which bear strong similarities to primitive meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites....
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 19, 3:45am -
  • Wildfires in the Brazilian Rainforest Creating Cross Country Smoke
    This natural-color image of smoke and fires in several states within Brazil including Amazonas, Mato Grosso, and Rondônia was collected by NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on August 20, 201…
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 19, 3:40am -
  • ESA Is Seeking Innovative Ideas For Exploring Lunar Caves
    How would you design a system to detect, map and explore caves on the Moon? Our latest hunt for ideas is seeking novel initiatives that address this question....
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 19, 5:39pm -
  • GRACE-FO Shows The Weight of Midwestern Floods
    In May 2019, after the wettest 12 months ever recorded in the Mississippi River Basin, the region was bearing the weight of 8 to 12 inches (200 to 300 millimeters) more water than average....
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 19, 5:36pm -
  • Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's New Underwater Lunar Adventure
    Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess c…
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 19, 5:34pm -
  • A Step Closer to Solving the Methane Mystery on Mars
    Scientists have taken an important step towards revealing the mysterious source of methane on Mars, by refining estimates of the gas in the planet's atmosphere....
    - 2 days ago 21 Aug 19, 5:28pm -
  • Europa Clipper Mission Confirmed
    An icy ocean world in our solar system that could tell us more about the potential for life on other worlds is coming into focus with confirmation of the Europa Clipper mission's next phase....
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:38am -
  • A Rare Look at a Rocky Exoplanet's Surface
    A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope provides a rare glimpse of conditions on the surface of a rocky planet orbiting a star beyond the Sun....
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:34am -
  • Big Data Rate Increase on the International Space Station
    NASA recently doubled the rate at which data from the International Space Station returns to Earth, paving the way for similar future upgrades on Gateway, NASA's upcoming outpost in lunar orbit, and other exploration missions....
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:32am -
  • Microgravity Changes Brain Connectivity
    An international team of Russian and Belgian researchers, including scientists from HSE University, has found out that space travel has a significant impact on the brain: they discovered that cosmonauts demonstrate changes in brain connectivity relat…
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:30am -
  • A Second Planet Has Been Discovered In The Beta Pictoris System
    A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes) (1), has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around β Pictoris, a star that i…
    - 4 days ago 20 Aug 19, 1:27am -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 August 2019 - Preparing for the 5th US Spacewalk of the Year
    Three NASA astronauts remain focused on preparations for next week's spacewalk at the International Space Station. The rest of the Expedition 60 focused on biology research and a pair of docked spaceships....
    - 5 days ago 19 Aug 19, 3:17pm -
  • This Week at NASA: Marshall Gets Human Landing System Development
    An update on development of a human lunar landing system, the final four sites selected for our first asteroid sample return mission, and our Parker Solar Probe prepares for another close encounter ... a few of the stories to tell...
    - 6 days ago 18 Aug 19, 12:30pm -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri
Millions of Stars in Omega Centauri
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NGC 1499: The California Nebula
NGC 1499: The California Nebula
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Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945
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The Orion You Can Almost See
The Orion You Can Almost See
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Animation: Spiral Disk around a Black Hole
Animation: Spiral Disk around a Black Hole
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Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna
Lenticular Clouds over Mount Etna
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