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Three Days to 'Fight for Space': An Interview With Documentary Filmmaker Paul Hildebrandt

Fight for Space is a documentary film that explores the history of the US Space Program, the NASA budget, and the future. (Photo credit: Fight for Space)

Fight for Space is a documentary film that explores the history of the U.S. Space Program, the NASA budget, and the future. (Photo credit: Fight for Space)

Last week, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket soared into the clear night sky above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The grumbling rocket […]

Moon Bound Google Lunar XPRIZE Awards $5.25 Million in Milestone Prizes

The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition designed to inspire young scientists and engineers to build a robot and safely land it on the lunar surface while on a strict budget. (Photo credit: Google Lunar XPRIZE)

The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is a competition designed to inspire young scientists and engineers to build a robot and safely land it on the lunar surface while on a strict budget. (Photo credit: Google Lunar XPRIZE)

A total of $5.25 million in Milestone Prizes was awarded to five teams this week, on […]

NASA Selects 2013 NASA Innovative Advanced Technology Concepts for Continued Study

Image Credit: NASA/NIAC

NASA has selected six technology proposals for continued study under the agency’s Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program.

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Astronaut Autographs, Flown Items, and More Available at ASF's Online Auction

Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will host its Fall Auction of Astronaut Memorabilia starting at 9 a.m. (EDT) Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. There will be some 34 lots with a wide range of unique space-flown items which have been signed by the men and women who were involved with […]

NASA Announces Next Opportunity for CubeSat Space Missions

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NASA is now accepting proposals for the CubeSat Launch Initiative. Proposals must be submitted electronically by 4:30 p.m. EST Nov. 26.

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Students and Teachers Become Rocket Scientists at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Photo Credit: Colorado Space Grant Consortium / NASA

WASHINGTON — More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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On @ The 90: NASA Re-Reaches for the Nuclear Future

NASA is revisiting sources of propulsion that could greatly aid crews visiting distant locations in our solar system. Photo Credit: MSFC / Emmett Given

Research at the Marshall Space Flight Center has picked up on an old thread to advance rocket technology. Known as the Nuclear Thermal Rocket, this technology uses the heat generated […]

Looking Back-Looking Forward: 50 Years with NASA

The past year saw NASA move away from the space shuttle program, continue its exploration efforts, and pursue paths that would return crews to deep space exploration missions. Images Courtesy of NASA and Wired4Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – For the past 50 years, NASA has been responsible for achievements in space—and on Earth. In […]

New Will.I.Am Song Premieres In Live Broadcast - From Mars

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during one of his visits to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during his visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the launch of the Curiosity rover to Mars last November. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Students, journalists, and other invited guests visiting NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California were treated to the first song broadcast from another planet Tuesday, when […]

NASA Chief Technologist Visits NASA’s Space Life Sciences Lab

A lab technician holds up a batch of ‘egg timer’ test sand samples for Mason Peck, NASA’s Chief Tchnologist to examine. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / blue Sawtooth Studios

This week Mason Peck NASA’s Chief Technologist was given a hands-on tour of research laboratories located in both Florida and Texas. After a closed-door meeting […]