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NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Ready for Jan. 29 Launch

January 28, 2015

The sun sets behind Space Launch Complex 2 (SLC-2) with the Delta II rocket and the Soil Moisture Active Passive ...

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Mars Balance Mass Challenge

The Mars Balance Mass Challenge seeks design ideas for small science and technology payloads that could potentially provide dual purpose as ejectable balance masses on spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere.

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Embers from a Rock Comet: The 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower YouTube Video

Forecasters expect as many as 120 meteors per hour when the Geminid meteor shower peaks on Dec. 13-14.

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