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  • McAuliffe to urge Canon to bring global facility to Newport News

    McAuliffe to urge Canon to bring global facility to Newport News
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe plans to meet with Canon officials to urge the company to bring its global research and development facility to Newport News, he told the Daily Press after a ribbon-cutting ceremony at NASA Langley Research Center Friday morning....
  • U.S. Air Force lands robotic X-37B space plane in California

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The U.S. military landed its X-37B robotic space plane at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California on Friday, ending a classified 22-month mission that marked the third in Earth orbit for the experimental program, the Air...
  • Mimas, Saturn's 'Death Star' moon, could harbor a secret ocean

    Mimas, Saturn's 'Death Star' moon, could harbor a secret ocean
    When it comes to Saturn’s moons, water-squirting Enceladus and the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan typically steal the spotlight. But now, scientists think that lesser-known Mimas may be harboring a strange secret of its own. Scientists who studied the...
  • A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know

    A comet is about to fly by Mars: Here's everything you need to know
    On Sunday, a comet the size of a mountain will brush past Mars, passing just 87,000 miles away from the red planet. That's about one-third the distance between the Earth and the moon, and scientists say it is likely closer than any comet has gotten to...
  • NY-based company to build $23M research facility at NASA Langley in Hampton

    NY-based company to build $23M research facility at NASA Langley in Hampton
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has hired a New York City-based firm to build a $23 million tech facility that will give NASA Langley Research Center scientists better access to high-performance computers. The new 40,000-square-foot facility will act...
  • Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole

    Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole
    NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has sent back its first visible-light images of water ice on Mercury, the tiny charbroiled planet that orbits closest to the sun. The findings, described in the journal Geology, reveal that the ice deposits look...
  • Lawsuit seeks to stop Boeing, SpaceX work on NASA space taxi

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Privately owned Sierra Nevada Corp filed a federal lawsuit to stop NASA work on newly awarded space taxi development contracts while a bid protest is under way, the company's vice president said on Thursday. NASA last month...
  • NASA Messenger mission captures photos of polar ice on Mercury

    NASA Messenger mission captures photos of polar ice on Mercury
    A spacecraft circling Mercury has captured the first photos of ice deep inside polar craters on the planet, strengthening confirmation that such pockets exist and helping to further explain how they have evolved. Scientists working on NASA's Messenger...
  • Enthusiasts land at JPL

    Enthusiasts land at JPL
    More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La Cañada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House. The event, which attracts large...
  • Spacewalking astronauts begin preparing station for new space taxis

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - A pair of spacewalking NASA astronauts hustled through an electrical repair job outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, then began work to prepare the outpost for new commercial space taxis. Station flight...
  • MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby

    MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby
    NASA’s MAVEN mission has sent back its first look at a solar storm that hit the Martian atmosphere last month, delivering detailed images of the halos of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon surrounding the Red Planet and even mapping the ozone lying beneath...