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NASA TV Coverage Reset for Launch of Newest Earth-Observing Mission
NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, now is scheduled for 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST) Friday, Jan. 30, with a three-minute launch window. The launch of the United Launch Alliance/Delta II rocket was scrubbed Thursday due to a violation of upper-level wind constraints. Launch managers have initiated a 24-hour recycle. The weather forecast for this launch window shows a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

UPDATE -- NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work on its journey to Mars.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Invites Media, Social Media to Major Space Launch System Booster Test
Media and social media followers are invited to watch as NASA tests the largest, most powerful booster ever built March 11 at ATK Aerospace System's test facility in Promontory, Utah. The booster will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), which will be used to help send humans to deep space destinations including an asteroid and Mars.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2014 Annual Report
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Hosts Media, Social Media for “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 2 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work on its journey to Mars. These events follow the president’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal delivery to Congress.
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf Planet
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles (237,000 kilometers) from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Observes Day of Remembrance
NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Publ.Date : Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

UPDATE - NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Discuss Plan for Launching American Astronauts from the U.S. in 2017
(Updates how media can participate via phone) -- NASA, Boeing and SpaceX will hold a news briefing on NASA Television at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at noon EST (11 a.m. CST) Monday, Jan. 26, to highlight key development activities, test plans and objectives for achieving certification of two American crew transportation systems.
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Spinoff 2015 Features Space Technology Making Life Better on Earth
NASA technologies are being used to locate underground water in some of the driest places on the Earth, build quieter and more fuel-efficient airplanes, and create shock absorbers that brace buildings in earthquakes.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT

NASA, Microsoft Collaboration Will Allow Scientists to ‘Work on Mars’
NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop software called OnSight, a new technology that will enable scientists to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology called Microsoft HoloLens.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:00:00 EDT