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Welcome to Sea and Sky's NASA News. Here you can find links to the latest space news headlines from NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Click on any yellow title below to view the full news article. The news article will open in a new browser window. Simply close the browser window when you are finished reading the article to return to the news article listing. You can use the "Click for More" link to go to a page with more news headlines.

 

NASA’s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water
A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames
NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA TV Coverage Set For European Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station
NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites
NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Partners Punctuate Summer with Spacecraft Development Advances
Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA's aerospace industry partners for the agency's Commercial Crew Program as they progress through systems testing, review boards and quarterly sessions under their Space Act Agreements with the agency.
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Updates Apollo Anniversary, Next Giant Leap Events
NASA has updated events that are marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and the steps being taken for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Begins Engine Test Project for Space Launch System Rocket
Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT