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NASA | Megadroughts Projected for American West

February 18, 2015 at 9:24 am

NASA scientists used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century.

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Rover Finds More Clues About Possible Life On Mars

December 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

NASA’s Curiosity rover detected methane on Mars and organic compounds on the surface, but it doesn’t quite prove there was life … yet.

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NASA’s Return To Orbit Delayed With Scrubbed Orion Launch

December 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Orion is NASA’s first active space program since the shuttle program shut down in 2011.

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Orion: NASA Unmanned Test Flight for Future Mars Mission

December 2, 2014 at 11:02 am

NASA’s Orion will make its first test flight on December 4. If successful, the flight will be the furthest a spacecraft built-for-humans has flown since […]

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What Does Google Want With Moffett Federal Airfield?

November 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

Google’s Planetary Ventures, LLC has signed off on a $1.16 billion lease for Moffett Federal Airfield. So, what’s in it for the company?

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Orbital’s Antares rocket explodes on launch

October 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

A commercial rocket flying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just 14 seconds after lift off last night, creating a spectacular fireball and shockwave […]

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A Bold Plan to Capture Asteroids

October 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

NASA is in the early stages of testing a plan to capture and redirect asteroids nearly the size of the Chelyabinsk meteor that struck Russia. […]

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NASA’s MAVEN Spacecraft Has Finally Reached Mars

September 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

After a 10-month voyage through space, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft is now orbiting the Red Planet.

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The Blackest And Whitest Things Around

August 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

What’s blacker than black and whiter that white? Trace tells you how NASA is testing the blackest substance in the world for use on satellites, […]

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Sensors in the Soil

July 22, 2014 at 10:07 am

Soil moisture information is just as important to NASA engineers as it is to local farmers. For example, this data is used to monitor climate […]

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This is the Rover of the Future

July 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

NASA’s new space exploration vehicle features a pressurized cocoon, omni-drive, and a suit port that allows astronauts to easily get in and out of the […]

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Space Junk Falls To Earth, Crashes Through Roof

July 10, 2014 at 10:19 am

What fell through the roof of this family home? It was so hot, it had to be brought downstairs with oven mitts; it was later […]

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NASA’s Staff Sniffer | World’s Strangest Jobs

July 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

George Aldrich has a truly one-of-a-kind job, one he’s held for nearly 40 years. He’s a professional nose for NASA, sniffing everything that goes into […]

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Elon Musk’s new spaceship brings us one step closer to Mars

June 3, 2014 at 7:02 am

Last night, Elon Musk unveiled the Dragon V2, SpaceX’s first manned spacecraft. This is marks another major step forward in Musk’s path towards the colonization […]

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NASA astronaut Leland Melvin’s story, from NFL to space

May 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

Even as a former standout athlete—he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 1986 NFL Draft—with a masters in Materials Sciences, Leland Melvin never […]

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