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Inspiring a New Generation to Look at the Stars: 'Max Goes to the Space Station' and More Otherworldy Adventures on the ISS

The cover of Jeffrey Bennett’s recently published children’s book “Max Goes to the Space Station.” It will be read by the crew of Expedition 38 onboard the ISS as part of an educational outreach program called “Story Time from Space.” Image Credit: Jeffrey Bennett/Big Kid Science

“It is the birthright of every child, [...]

Dnepr Prepares to Launch World Record 32 Satellites on Single Mission

The Space Head Module (SHM) is prepared for installation atop the Dnepr launch vehicle for the forthcoming flight of a record-breaking 32 satellites. Photo Credit: ISC Kosmotras

Three months after successfully lofting South Korea’s KOMPSAT-5 environmental monitoring satellite, Russia is primed to launch its next Dnepr rocket early Thursday, 21 November, carrying a record [...]

Comet ISON Appears In Tact As it Plunges Toward Perihelion Next Month

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of Comet ISON on Oct. 9, 2013. The image suggests that the comet is intact, a good sign that it will survive perihelion next month when it dives to within one million miles of the Sun’s surface. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

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The Mars Society Calls On Volunteers for 12-Month Simulated Mars Mission Next Year

The Mars Society is calling for additional volunteers for its 2014 Mars Arctic 365 mission at the FMARS facility (pictured above) in Devon Island, Canada. Photo Credit: The Mars Society.

The Mars Society, the world’s largest and most influential non-profit space advocacy organization dedicated to human exploration and settlement of Mars, has issued a call [...]

A Most 'Egg-cellent' Competition: Space Florida and Kennedy Space Center Host 'Egg Drop'

Third graders from Lithia Springs Elementary show off their “Lithia Lynx Lander” at the Planetary Lander Egg Drop. Photo credit: Emily Carney/AmericaSpace.

DOVER, Fla — While it has been said, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket,” and “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” 233 Florida students opted to not take that advice [...]

NASA Announces Challenges for the 2013 International Space Apps Challenge

Image Credit: NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA and over 150 partner organizations worldwide will be hosting the International Space Apps Challenge on April 20-21, 2013. The International Space Apps Challenge is a technology development event during which citizens from around the world work together to solve challenges relevant to improving life on Earth and in space.

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NASA's Twitter Account Wins Back-to-Back Shorty Awards

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech

WASHINGTON — NASA’s official Twitter feed, @NASA, has won its second consecutive Shorty Award for the best government use of social media.

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NASA Hosts Its First Google+ Hangout in Spanish

Photo Credit: John Studwell

WASHINGTON — NASA is expanding its reach to the nation’s growing Spanish-speaking population by holding its first-ever Google+ Hangout en Espanol from 6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, March 28.

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For All Spiderkind, NASA Spidernaut Nefertiti Dies At Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the "Spidernaut", died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the “Spidernaut,” died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

It’s not everyday an insect can claim to have accomplished more in its short life than many people, but Nefertiti was an exception. The red-back jumping spider, nicknamed the “Spidernaut,” traveled [...]

GRAIL Spacecraft Create Highest Resolution Gravity Map of Moon Ever Produced

This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA's GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA's Apollo moon mission samples as well as orbital remote-sensing data. Image credit: SA/JPL-Caltech/ IPGP

This image depicting the porosity of the lunar highland crust was derived using bulk density data from NASA’s GRAIL mission and independent grain density measurements from NASA’s Apollo moon mission samples, as well as orbital remote-sensing data. Image credit: SA/JPL-Caltech/ IPGP

For well over a year now, two washer-machine sized twin spacecraft [...]