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Citizen Science
Oct 5, 2021
This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. The events in this series are designed to leverage internal and external NASA knowledge to co-create a quick reference list of the data issues to consider and some of the best practices and resources that can inform... Read More
Earth
Sep 28, 2021
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket with the Landsat 9 satellite onboard launches, Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
The measurement of the effects of space-relevant stresses on organisms, and fundamental research into the underlying mechanisms of those effects, are core components of NASA's Space Biology Program. These stresses include galactic cosmic radiation (GCR), solar particle events (SPEs), and reduced... Read More
Space Experiments, Space Biology
Sep 10, 2021
NASA announces the award of 10 grants or cooperative agreements for exciting new Space Biology research that will advance NASA’s understanding of how living systems respond, acclimate, and adapt to the space environment in support of human space exploration.
Earth, Climate Change
Sep 8, 2021
Seasonal summer rains have done little to offset drought conditions gripping the western United States, with California and Nevada seeing record July heat and moderate-to-exceptional drought according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Now, new NASA research is showing... Read More
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Science Activation
Sep 7, 2021
NASA will award approximately $35 million over four years to eight organizations from across the country to bring agency science to learners of all ages, backgrounds, and communities.
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Solar System
Aug 31, 2021
“With the generous help of Citizen Scientists we hope to quadruple the number of known active asteroids and encourage study of an ambiguous population of solar system objects, knowledge of which is currently hampered due to a very small sample size.”
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Space Experiments
Aug 26, 2021
When the Space X23 rocket launches on August 28th to resupply the International Space Station, it will carry two experiments designed to sustain humans as they go farther and stay longer in deep space.
Two enclosed metal boxes set vertically one above the other. Both boxes have numerous and assorted ports. Short cables connect the two boxes to one-another. Two longer cables extend out of the image.
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Aug 9, 2021
In space, weight matters. So do size and energy efficiency. Which is why scientists will be conducting a series of experiments to see if they can reduce the size and weight of the temperature control systems that will be needed to support space travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
A metal mechanical box, with the sides open sits flat on a table, as two individuals - wearing gloves, lab coats and hair masks - examine the interior of the box.
Space Experiments
Aug 5, 2021
A lot of power means a lot of heat. NASA’s future missions to explore the Moon and Mars will require enormous amounts of electrical power and hardware to support astronauts and drive new technologies. This increase in power, however, also increases the amount of heat generated—and then that heat... Read More
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Solar System
Jul 8, 2021
Venus blazes as the "Evening Star" following sunset, with a much fainter planet Mars nearby. Catch their super close pairing on July 12. Plus, if you can find your way to dark skies, this is the best time of year to enjoy the magic of the Milky Way.
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Citizen Science
Jul 2, 2021
NASA is funding 23 new awards from across the U.S. to develop or support citizen science projects and research. Citizen science projects foster collaboration between scientists and interested members of the public.  
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Science Activation
Jun 21, 2021
Let NASA bring the universe to your home! We’re inviting every student, educator, and lifelong learner to share in the excitement of scientific discovery and space exploration through unique opportunities from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with... Read More
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ISS
Jun 21, 2021
The International Space Station has proven to be a one-of-a-kind laboratory. Microgravity conditions allow for experiments impossible to duplicate on Earth. New science, new knowledge. The station has also proven to have the capacity to serve as an incubator for new business, accelerating the... Read More
Space Experiments, Physical Sciences
Jun 16, 2021
NASA’s Physical Sciences Research Program selected five ground-based proposals in response to the research announcement “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix G.” These five research projects, involving recognized experts in the fields of combustion science, complex fluids... Read More
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