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NASA Opens Accreditation for Launch of Mission to Explore Ionosphere

Sun Sep 16, 2019
NASA has opened media accreditation for the launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission, targeted to be air-launched over the Atlantic Ocean on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket...

NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather

Sun Sep 3, 2019
NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth.

Streaks in Aurora Found to Map Features in Earth’s Radiation Environment

Sun Aug 27, 2019
A special kind of streaked aurora has been found to track disturbances in near-Earth space from the ground.

NASA’s BITSE Solar Scope Is Ready for Balloon Flight Over New Mexico

Sun Aug 23, 2019
NASA is getting ready to test a new way to see the Sun, high over the New Mexico desert: a coronagraph called BITSE. BITSE will fly up to the edge of the atmosphere from Fort Sumner, New Mexico, and...

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

Sun Aug 15, 2019
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events...

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

Sun Aug 13, 2019
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the...

One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Sun Aug 12, 2019
Since Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made one trip around the Sun, while the daring solar explorer is well into its third orbit.

NASA’s MMS Finds First Interplanetary Shock

Sun Aug 8, 2019
NASA's MMS mission just made the first high-resolution measurements of an interplanetary shockwave launched from the Sun.

How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

Sun Aug 7, 2019
Space radiation is a critical factor for astronaut safety as they venture to the Moon. NASA is exploring a variety of techniques and technology to mitigate different types of radiation during space...