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  • READER SUBMITTED: The New Children's Museum Is Repeat Winner of Astronomy Day Award

    The New Children's Museum in West Hartford is excited to announce that for the second year in a row, it is the recipient of the 2014 Astronomy Day Award for Small Metropolitan Areas. Astronomy Day 2014 was held on May 10, and this year's theme at The New...
  • On a frugal path to space career

    David Palmer, a college student who works at NASA's Langley Research Center, uses strategy to adapt, make do with less, and wring every drop of value from a dollar. When Palmer and a team of fellow engineering students from Old Dominion University...
  • JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini

    JPL scientists celebrate 10 years of Cassini
    On June 30, 2004, scientists and engineers at JPL held their breaths as 800 million miles from Earth, the Cassini spacecraft succumbed to the pull of Saturn's gravity field. After seven years in transit, the craft was set to begin a four-year mission...
  • Newport News startup ready to sell nanotubes

    Newport News startup ready to sell nanotubes
    After spending a year improving the production process, BNNT LLC in Newport News announced that its boron nitride nanotubes -- basically lightweight, heat-resistant fiber materials -- are available for sale. “These nanotubes were originally...
  • NASA Wallops launches a rocket ... and it fizzles

    NASA Wallops launches a rocket ... and it fizzles
    NASA Wallops launches a rocket … and it fizzles. A Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket that launched at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore “ended prematurely,” NASA says, about 19...
  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite

    NASA scrubs launch of global warming satellite
    NASA scrubbed the launch of a Delta II rocket Tuesday, 46 seconds before it was to carry the agency's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite into orbit. The space agency blamed a failure of the water suppression system of the liftoff pad at...
  • NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite

    NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite
    NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
  • For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend

    For him, satellite reboot is about reconnecting with an old friend
    His wife calls him an egotist, NASA calls him a genius, and his friends call him a sore loser and insufferable winner. Bob Farquhar says they're all right. "I not only want to get things done, I want to be in your face at the end," the 82-year-old...
  • Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight

    Virginia spaceport eyes human spaceflight
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in Accomack County earlier this month that he'd like to launch into space one day from Wallops Island, County Administrator Steve Miner's jaw dropped. "First, I thought, 'It's hyperbole,'" Miner recalled. "Then I...
  • NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite

    NASA makes second attempt to launch CO2-measuring satellite
    Five years after a launch malfunction destroyed its twin, NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 is slated to blast off from the California coast Tuesday, becoming the nation's first satellite to exclusively monitor the greenhouse gas. The mission of...