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NASA: US government agency responsible for civilian space programs, and aeronautical and aerospace research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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It 'lifted the cosmic veil on the universe:' NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to be 'retired' on Thursday

After more than 16 "extraordinary years of exploration," NASA said that its Spitzer Space Telescope will be "turned off" on Thursday.  
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Astronaut to return home after 11 months in space

After nearly 11 months onboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch can't wait to dig into some salsa and chips, and swim and surf in the Gulf of Mexico. She holds the record..
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SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Into Space This Spring [Video]SpaceX Could Launch Astronauts Into Space This Spring

According to Business Insider, SpaceX completed an explosive test on Sunday. The intentional explosion proved its Crew Dragon capsule can take astronauts to safety in the event of a rocket failure. The..

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SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test [Video]SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:41Published

SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test [Video]SpaceX Executes Rocket Failure Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Elon Musk’s SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the..

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Ask our Astronaut | What do astronauts living at the International Space Station fear most? [Video]Ask our Astronaut | What do astronauts living at the International Space Station fear most?

Astronauts are trained for emergencies that can occur in outer space but the European Space Agency's Luca Parmitano and NASA's Drew Morgan say they know their job is dangerous.View on euronews

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NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program [Video]NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program

NASA's Moon to Mars exploration program first proposed in 2015 consists of three phases.

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EU, Russia to launch joint ExoMars mission in July 2020 [Video]EU, Russia to launch joint ExoMars mission in July 2020

The EU and Russia are collaborating on a mission to Mars to try and answer the question of whether life has ever existed on the Red Planet.

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NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing [Video]NASA rolls out space launch system booster for testing

NASA rolled out the core stage of the Space Launch System "mega-rocket" from a New Orleans factory on Wednesday.

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Teenager discovers planet during summer internship [Video]Teenager discovers planet during summer internship

NASA recently announced the discovery of a new planet by a teenage summer intern only on the job for three days. Conway G. Gittens has a look at his discovery.

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NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet [Video]NASA's TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

NASA's 'TESS' mission has found a possible Earth-sized habitable planet.

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Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth [Video]Neutron star's halo could help explain antimatter near Earth

NASA's Fermi telescope discovered a vast halo around a neutron star that could explain why there is so much antimatter near Earth.

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Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely [Video]Betelgeuse being dimmer does not mean supernova likely

Astronomers from Villanova University recently published an article noting that Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion has been significantly dimmer in recent months, leading some to speculate it could..

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Boeing marks 'bull's-eye' landing after timer glitch [Video]Boeing marks 'bull's-eye' landing after timer glitch

Boeing celebrated a successful ending to a crewless test mission that two days earlier failed to reach the orbit needed to dock with the International Space Station. Chris Dignam has more.

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Timer malfunction leaves Boeing spaceship adrift [Video]Timer malfunction leaves Boeing spaceship adrift

Boeing's Starliner space capsule won't make it to the International Space Station after a timer malfunction made it burn too much fuel. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive [Video]NASA's Mars 2020 rover successfully completes its first test drive

As part of NASA's preparation for next year's Mars mission, the Mars 2020 rover took its first driving test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on December 17.

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NASA greenlights final assembly of Lockheed Martin's quiet supersonic jet prototype [Video]NASA greenlights final assembly of Lockheed Martin's quiet supersonic jet prototype

NASA says it has cleared the final assembly of Lockheed Martin's quiet supersonic jet prototype.

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NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample [Video]NASA selects asteroid target site for spacecraft to sample

NASA has selected a target site for the spacecraft OSIRIS[a]-REx[b] to gather samples on the asteroid Bennu.

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NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon [Video]NASA reveals plans for antennas on far side of moon

Space researchers have proposed building a network of radio antennas on the far side of the moon.

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Stunning New Collection Shows Earth at Night... As Seen From Space [Video]Stunning New Collection Shows Earth at Night... As Seen From Space

These jaw-dropping images of our planet show the world after dark. They form part of a stunning new book by NASA entitled 'earth at night'.

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The NASA probe flying closer to the sun than ever before [Video]The NASA probe flying closer to the sun than ever before

Scientists have released the first data from a space probe flying so close to the sun that it's inside the star's upper atmosphere. The findings are reshaping our understanding of the violent solar..

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Do astronauts get any privacy in space or are they constantly being watched? [Video]Do astronauts get any privacy in space or are they constantly being watched?

In this episode, Luca's NASA astronaut colleague Andrew Morgan tells us more about intimacy in the International Space Station.View on euronews

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NASA to attach 'robot hotel' to International Space Station [Video]NASA to attach 'robot hotel' to International Space Station

NASA plans to launch a storage space for robotic tools called the Robotic Tool Stowage, or RiTS, to the International Space Station.

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Life on Mars? New rover aims to find out

Learn about the mission of NASA's latest Mars rover, which is packed with new tools and abilities.  
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AP Top Stories January 25 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, January 25th: Trump lawyer: Dems want to overturn last election; Xi chairs politburo meeting; Astronauts, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Italy's Luca Parmitano; Mouse museum..
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NASA releases video of first space-baked cookies

The results are in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space: The best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. But how do they taste? No..
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SpaceX’s Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight

A NASA program could be ready to launch astronauts to orbit once again, and the number of people traveling to space could surge.
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SpaceX says 'picture perfect' test paves way for human mission

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a big step its mission to fly NASA astronauts for..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, laying the foundation for its mission to fly NASA..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX to attempt rocket failure test again after bad weather delay

Elon Musk's SpaceX will try again on Sunday to destroy one of its own rockets in a test of a crucial emergency abort system, a day after bad weather forced the company to delay its final milestone test..
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Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

bad weather forces delay of spacex simulated rocket failure test
The test, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil, had been planned to take place on Saturday. SpaceX said in a Twitter post it was standing down from the Crew..
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Musk's SpaceX to simulate rocket failure in final astronaut capsule test

Elon Musk's SpaceX is gearing up to destroy one of its own rockets on Saturday to test a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, the company's final milestone test before..
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Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day

This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency.
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NASA, NOAA: Most recent decade is hottest recorded

The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. (Jan. 15)  
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Dark smoke from Australia fires is circling the Earth, NASA says

Even in big cities such as Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, Australians who are accustomed to blue skies face an unprecedented problem.
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NASA to announce name for Mars 2020 rover in March

nasa to announce name for mars 2020 rover in march
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- NASA will announce the name for its next Mars rover in March, according to a latest release of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). NASA initiated the "Name the..
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Australia fires: Smoke to make ‘full circuit’ around globe, Nasa says

australia fires: smoke to make ‘full circuit’ around globe, nasa says
Smoke from the wildfires that have devastated swathes of Australia is so extensive it will circle the planet to blight the country again, Nasa has said. Experts said the volume of atmospheric debris..
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Australia's bushfire smoke will do a full lap of the earth: NASA

Smoke from Australia's fires has reached more than 17km above sea level and is expected to complete a circuit of the earth.
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Bushfire smoke will circle around the globe and return to Australia, NASA says

A thick layer of smoke has also settled over Victoria, leading to warnings for poor to hazardous air quality issued across the state.
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'Space unites us': First Iranian-American astronaut reaches for stars

'space unites us': first iranian-american astronaut reaches for stars
Jasmin "Jaws" Moghbeli earned her fierce nickname during her time as a decorated helicopter gunship pilot who flew more than 150 missions in Afghanistan. ... The Marine Corps major, MIT graduate and..
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Teenager discovers new planet on third day of Nasa internship

teenager discovers new planet on third day of nasa internship
Most people sit through countless orientations on the first few days of their job, but one teen discovered a planet – on his third day. Wolf Cukier, 17, of Scarsdale, New York, had wrapped up his..
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How’s Your Internship Going? This Teen Found a Planet

Wolf Cukier, 17, was analyzing brightness of stars during an internship with NASA last year when he made the discovery.
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Indian-American among Nasa's new astronauts; all set to conquer Moon, Mars

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new Nasa graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training and are all set to be..
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NASA's new astronaut class features six women

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jennifer Sidey-Gibbons says when the first woman steps onto the Moon it will be a "unifying event." (Jan. 10)  
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Artemis space program welcomes 13 new astronauts

NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday and the Canadian Space Agency welcomed two new astronauts. These are the first to graduate since NASA announced its Artemis program. (Jan. 10)  
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Discovery of planet in ‘death spiral’ shows the grim future awaiting Earth

discovery of planet in ‘death spiral’ shows the grim future awaiting earth
Illustration of the exoplanet WASP-12b orbiting perilously close to its star (Image: Nasa) One day Planet Earth will be ‘roasted’ as the sun grows to a become a terrifyingly huge ‘red giant’...
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Nasa Moon rocket core leaves for testing

The first core stage for Nasa's "mega-rocket", the SLS, has left its factory in New Orleans.
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Astronomers measure expansion rate of Universe

astronomers measure expansion rate of universe
Maryland: Astronomers have measured the expansion rate of the universe using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope with a technique completely independent of any previous technique. It is very important to..
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The outer limits of medicine: How doctors treated an astronaut's blood clot in space

the outer limits of medicine: how doctors treated an astronaut's blood clot in space
Physician and space travel devotee Stephan Moll’s first wish when NASA reached out for a consultation was to examine the patient in person – at the International Space Station. Given the..
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Core stage of NASA rocket rolls out to river

NASA and Boeing employees march to a brass band behind the completed core stage of NASA's Space Launch System as it was rolled from the factory to a barge for transport to Stennis Space Center in..
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The Milky Way is doomed to collide with nearby two dwarf galaxies sooner than expected, astronomers warn

the milky way is doomed to collide with nearby two dwarf galaxies sooner than expected, astronomers warn
A view of the Large Magellanic Cloud (Image: Nasa) One day our beautiful starry home will smash into a pair of dwarf galaxies called the Magellanic Clouds. Now it’s feared that this apocalyptic..
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NASA, Boeing probe software glitch that stopped astronaut capsule from reaching space station

NASA is opening an independent investigation with Boeing over a software glitch that prevented its unmanned astronaut capsule from reaching the International Space Station in December, the agency said..
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Four photos of Australia from space, before and after the bushfires

We pulled four before-and-after NASA satellite images and asked a bushfire researcher to reflect on the story they tell.
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NASA finds another potentially habitable Earth-sized planet

nasa finds another potentially habitable earth-sized planet
Article by Jonathan Shieber of TechCrunch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered another earth-sized, potentially habitable planet orbiting around a star in the range of..
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Goa PIO leads Nasa team to find farthest group of galaxies

An international team of astronomers linked to Nasa, led by an Indian-origin Goa-born scientist, Vithal Tilvi, has discovered a never-before-seen group of galaxies, now labelled EGS77, which is the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Scientists have found three new super-puffs with the density of cotton candy

scientists have found three new super-puffs with the density of cotton candy
Scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder have published a new research paper, which confirms the existence of three new planets in a class called, ‘super-puffs’. All of the planets have a..
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'Are we alone in the universe?' NASA's 2020 Mars rover, a $2.5B robotic astronaut, is being built to help us find out

The Mars 2020 rover, nearing completion at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, will soon embark on an ambitious mission to the red planet.
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NASA's Mars 2020 rover set to hunt Martian fossils, scout for manned missions

nasa's mars 2020 rover set to hunt martian fossils, scout for manned missions
A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on Mars and lay the groundwork for the space agency’s mission to send humans into deep..
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NASA shows off Mars 2020 rover progress

Members of the media were given rare access on Friday to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory "clean room," where the Mars 2020 rover is undergoing finishing touches. (Dec. 27)  
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New engine tech that could get us to Mars faster

Nasa wants to send humans to Mars one day, but do we have the engines to get us there?
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Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission

boeing capsule returns to earth after aborted space mission
Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that could hold up the company’s effort to launch astronauts for NASA..
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NASA, Boeing investigating why Starliner spacecraft missed orbit

The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to hit the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is healthy, in a stable orbit and expected to land in New Mexico on Sunday morning, NASA..
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'Healthy' Boeing Starliner spacecraft on track to land in New Mexico: NASA

The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to hit the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is "healthy," in a stable orbit and expected to land in New Mexico on Sunday morning, NASA..
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NASA says Boeing Starliner is 'healthy', to land in New Mexico

The Boeing Co Starliner spacecraft that failed to hit the right orbit to reach the International Space Station is "healthy," in a stable orbit and expected to land in New Mexico on Sunday morning, NASA..
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Boeing Starliner won't reach the International Space Station after flying into wrong orbit

A technical issue made Boeing's Starliner miss an orbit required to rendezvous with the International Space Station, NASA says
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The fate of Boeing Starliner remains unclear after it flew into the wrong orbit

A technical issue made Boeing's Starliner miss an orbit required to rendezvous with the International Space Station, NASA says  
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Boeing launches Starliner capsule to ISS for Nasa

The test flight has a dummy on board but, if successful, astronauts are due to start using the craft from 2020.
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Rocket launched carrying Boeing spacecraft

A rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning. It's delivering Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. NASA is testing the Starliner in..
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