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'Space Frog' Joins List of Wayward Animal Launch Day Casualties

Being an animal who calls one of the locations that NASA launches from home can be extremely hazardous to your health. Images courtesy of NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The list of animal launch day casualties increased by one (that we’re aware of) this past week with the launch of NASA’s LADEE spacecraft to the [...]

Moon-Bound LADEE Spacecraft Back On Track After Minor Problem

NASA’s latest spacecraft bound for the Moon, LADEE, has encountered and recovered from a glitch on the way to survey the lunar atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA / Ames

NASA’s $280 million Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer mission, or LADEE, is well on its way to the Moon after the compact car-size spacecraft encountered a minor problem after launching [...]

NASA to Share the Universe With Instagram Users Through Its Images

NASA’s LADEE mission begins its journey to the Moon with a spectacular liftoff from Pad 0B at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) on Wallops Island, Va., on 6 September 2013. The mission marked the maiden voyage of the five-stage Minotaur V rocket. Photo Credit: NASA-Wallops/Chris Perry

NASA is launching an official Instagram profile that [...]

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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Remotes, Tweetups, and Rockets: Preparing for Launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Covering the space program is an amazing experience. There is a tremendous amount of effort that has to go on behind the scenes to bring the sheer power, the thrill, and the spectacle of launch to the public. Do not think for [...]

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

Image Credit: NASA

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 [...]

ULA Hosts First Tweetup, Prepares to Launch Atlas Rocket

United Launch Alliance hosted the first half of its two-day “Tweetup” today. The second half will take place tomorrow during launch activities for the Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 spacecraft. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA) conducted its first “Tweetup” today at Cape Canaveral Air [...]

United Launch Alliance to Host 'Social' for Upcoming Launch of Atlas V Rocket

United Launch Alliance will host its first “Tweetup” during the March 19 launch of the Atlas V 401 rocket with the SBIRS 2 (GEO-2) satellite. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance is getting ready to follow in the footsteps of NASA, in that the Colorado-based company is getting [...]

NASA, SpaceX Select March 1 for Next Cargo Resupply Services Flight

NASA has announced a planned March 1, 2013, launch date for the next mission under the space agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The mission will be carried out by a Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, [...]