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

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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 […]

Voyager 1 Enters Final Region Of Our Solar System Before Interstellar Space

This artist's concept shows plasma flows around NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL

This artist’s concept shows plasma flows around NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft as it approaches interstellar space. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which left Earth some 35 years ago, continues on an epic journey across the solar system towards an inevitable crossing into interstellar space.  The spacecraft has travelled farther than any man-made object […]

NASA Looking to Fly Educator's Experiments

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NASA is planning on inspiring the next generation of explorers in a way that only the space agency is capable of. NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC), located in Houston, Texas, is seeking out applications from school teachers who wish to fly scientific experiments aboard the agency’s reduced-gravity aircraft in 2013. 

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One Year To Launch: MAVEN Spacecraft Prepares For NASA's Next Mars Mission

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA's Mars Scout program. Set to launch in 2013, the mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind, giving insight into the history of Mars' atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability. Image Credit: Corby Waste/NASA JPL

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission is part of NASA’s Mars Scout program. Set to launch in 2013, the mission will explore the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere and its interactions with the sun and solar wind, giving insight into the history of Mars’ atmosphere and climate, liquid water, and planetary habitability. Image […]

Preparing for 'The End'...and a New Beginning

Whichever way one looks at the situation, the International Space Station has either already passed – or is approaching – the halfway mark of its existence. Its future beyond 2020 remains unclear, but its potential remains enormous. Photo Credit: NASA

A year or so before The End, the process will begin.

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Shuttle Endeavour's Public Exhibit Unveiled in California

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

Guests walk around space shuttle Endeavour after the grand opening ceremony for the California Science center, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls

The California Science Center in Los Angeles unveiled their newest exhibit Tuesday to the general public, NASA’s retired space shuttle Endeavour.  After 25 missions to […]

PHOTO FEATURE: Mission 26 A Success, Endeavour Arrives At The California Science Center

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News and AmericaSpace

After a 3-day, 13-mile journey through the City of Angels, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially hands over the Endeavour to California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph. Mrs Lynda Oschin was also present to welcome Endeavour to her new home, a home which is named in honor of her late husband Samuel Oschin. Photo […]