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  • 'Gravity' Oscar Wins Prompt NASA Congratulations from Space

    The seven Oscar wins for "Gravity" have generated a trio of congratulatory video messages from the NASA. "NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie 'Gravity" for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning best...
  • NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan

    NASA would get $17.5 billion for 2015 under White House budget plan
    NASA’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year wouldn’t budge much from last year under the White House’s proposal for nearly $17.5 billion, as officials reaffirmed the commitment to extending the life of the International Space Station, funding...
  • Billionaire Musk makes push to launch military satellites

    Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, chief executive of Hawthorne rocket maker SpaceX, testified before Congress that the U.S. Air Force and other agencies are paying too high a price to launch its most valuable satellites into orbit. The government...
  • How does a year in space affect the body? Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly will find out

    How does a year in space affect the body? Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly will find out
    How does a long-term space mission affect the human body? Identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are about to find out. The 50-year-old brothers have signed on for a first-ever NASA study in 2015 that places one twin — Scott — aboard...
  • Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions

    Along with cutting-edge research comes costly overhead for Hopkins, other institutions
    Along with the Johns Hopkins University's distinction for its nation-leading haul of federal research dollars comes another for charging the government more for utilities, administrative staff and real estate than any other institution. The federal...
  • Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft

    Bipartisan effort would create task force to combat metal theft
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers for years have been battling ravenous metal thieves, who pull copper wires out of street lights, grab rebar from construction sites, and steal pumps and other costly equipment from farmers' fields. Now, a...
  • Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch

    Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter switches brains after computer glitch
    NASA’s elderly Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter flipped into “safe mode” on Sunday after an unexpected computing glitch caused the spacecraft to switch from its main computer to its backup. The 8-year-old satellite, which left Earth in...
  • Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task

    Keeping James Webb Space Telescope on track, budget a complex task
    At NASA Goddard Space Flight Center last month, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski and space agency Administrator Charles Bolden stressed the importance of maintaining budget support for the James Webb Space Telescope, keeping it on track for a 2018 launch....
  • Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars

    Curiosity sings 'Happy Birthday' to celebrate first year on Mars
    Think those tools aboard NASA’s rover Curiosity are only good for sniffing out argon isotopes and drilling into mysterious rocks? Wait till you hear this: A 'Happy Birthday' song played by Curiosity’s very own Sample Analysis at Mars...
  • Milky Way may host billions of Earth-size planets

    There's no place like home, but scientists now say that Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in a so-called habitable zone are so common that there could be as many as 11 billion in the Milky Way alone. Using a clever method to detect Earth-size...
  • Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers

    Long day of headaches for Russian spacewalkers
    It was a day of headaches and broken records for two Russian spacewalkers Friday as the cosmonauts spent over eight hours installing two cameras on the exterior of the International Space Station, only to remove them when they failed to work. "Back...