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Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Gears Up for Annual Autograph Show, Gala

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) was founded by the surviving Mercury 7 astronauts in 1984. Its mission is to help educate subsequent generations of STEM pioneers. Photo Credit: NASA

While the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is known to many space buffs for its annual Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show and its galas featuring a [...]

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, [...]

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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NASA Video: This is Robonaut

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One worker at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) gets an unexpected attitude from a “colleague”—a Robonaut—on a seemingly average work day. Currently four Robonauts exist, with others in development. These robots will help humans explore, work, and live in space. One is currently aboard the International Space [...]

NASA Announces Space Station Research and Development Conference

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WASHINGTON — The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will conduct the second annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference July 16-18 in Denver. 

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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 Administrator Details Impact of 2014 Budget

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discussed the White House’s 2014 FY Budget Request, which was released earlier today. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden spoke with the media today regarding the White House’s 2014 FY Budget Request, which was unveiled Wednesday, April 10, 2013, a few hours prior to [...]

NASA Official: Rumors Wrong, New 'Socials' to Be Planned, Held

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A re-post of a NASA memo that appeared on NASA Watch, SpaceRef, and later Universe Today suggested NASA will not be creating new versions of the highly-popular social media events known as “Socials.” This created a bit of an uproar from fans of these events. The belief that “Sequestration will Cancel [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]