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WASHINGTON — NASA and President Obama are honoring the life and legacy of Sally Ride on the day a national tribute was held for the first American woman in space.
NASA has the first flight of the Orion spacecraft scheduled to take place in the latter half of 2014. More and more elements needed to conduct this mission have been assembled and are being readied for the inaugural flight of NASA’s new spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA
NASA and Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, Md., [...]
Since its launch in April 2001, and arrival at its destination six months later, Mars Odyssey has proven one of NASA’s most valuable emissaries to the Red Planet. Its reach has enabled it to scan the Martian seasons, communicate with surface rovers … and draw students of all ages into its mission of scientific [...]
Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am has the honor of producing the first song to be broadcast from Mars. Entitled “Reach for the Stars” the track has helped rekindle interest in space exploration. This effort has been championed by two-time shuttle veteran and current NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin, seen here shaking hand [...]
Artist's concept of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, currently en route to the red planet to investigate Mars' past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Students from community colleges in 24 states will be participating to design, build, and carry out fictional missions with their own rovers in early May at NASA [...]