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SpaceX Completes First Milestone for Commercial Crew Transportation System
NASA has approved the completion of SpaceX’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil under a Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract with the agency.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Video Gives Astronaut’s-Eye View Inside NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
New video recorded during the return of NASA’s Orion through Earth’s atmosphere this month provides a taste of the intense conditions the spacecraft and the astronauts it carries will endure when they return from deep space destinations on the journey to Mars.
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA, SpaceX Update Launch of Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station
NASA and SpaceX announced today the launch of SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station now will occur no earlier than Tuesday, Jan. 6.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft makes a comeback with the discovery of the first exoplanet found using its new mission -- K2.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Orion Arrives Back at Kennedy, Media Invited to View Spacecraft
After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land Thursday, arriving home at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Media representatives are invited to attend an event at 10:30 a.m. EDT Friday, Dec. 19, marking the arrival.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA to Discuss Today Asteroid Redirect Mission Capture Concept, Next Step in Journey to Mars
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST today during which agency officials will discuss and answer questions on the selection of an Asteroid Redirect Mission concept.
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Analysis: 11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses
It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 EDT