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  • NASA manager to join Tupper Awards

    NASA manager to join Tupper Awards
    Kent Kellogg, project manager for NASA’s Soil Moisture Mapping Project Mission (SMAP), will speak on the mission and its science and applications at the annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Jet Propulsion...
  • Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell

    Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell
    NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After spending more than four years and 4,100 orbits circling the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury’s crater-pocked surface April 30. NASA...
  • SpaceX ship has delivered an espresso maker to the space station

    SpaceX ship has delivered an espresso maker to the space station
    A SpaceX cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Friday with a payload of food and supplies -- including the station’s first Italian espresso machine. The spaceworthy espresso maker, built by Italian coffee company Lavazza...
  • Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30

    After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month. NASA announced Messenger's impending demise Thursday. But instead of mourning, scientists and engineers celebrated the success of this first...
  • SpaceX Dragon capsule reaches ISS

    SpaceX Dragon capsule reaches ISS
    Update: 9:35 a.m. 4/17/15 NASA dispatch: "The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was berthed to the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 9:29 a.m. EDT while the two spacecraft were traveling above the coast of Sierra Leone. The hatch...
  • SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

    The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured the Dragon capsule, which arrived three days...
  • Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu

    Hampton culinary students vie for spot on International Space Station menu
    When it comes to feeding astronauts in space, turns out it's all about the flavor. Pile on the garlic. Don't stint on the salt. Heap on the habaneros. Because in space, no one can get enough spice. "Taste is everything," said NASA astronaut...
  • Dawn captures beautiful image of Ceres' sunlit north pole

    Dawn captures beautiful image of Ceres' sunlit north pole
    NASA spacecraft Dawn spent most of the time since nearing dwarf planet Ceres in the dark, but for the first time Dawn captured some sunlit images of Ceres’ breath-taking north pole. The beautiful high-resolution image was captured on April 10 from...
  • Jimmy Fallon weighs 'Pros and Cons' for astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space

    Jimmy Fallon weighs 'Pros and Cons' for astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space
    NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly's mission was the subject of The Tonight Show’s “Pros And Cons” skit Wednesday. Kelly is one of two astronauts who embarked on a year long mission living aboard the International Space Station in March. He...
  • NASA challenges public to help with space exploration, Earth studies

    NASA challenges public to help with space exploration, Earth studies
    All weekend long, local residents will be all up in NASA's business. From Friday night through Sunday afternoon, volunteers will be hard at work in a marathon session of computer coding, engineering and general brainstorming as part of the annual...
  • NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong

    NASA's journey to Pluto: Here's what might go wrong
    After a journey of 9.5 years across 3 billion miles of space, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is about three months away from its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. The mission has gone according to plan so far, but NASA officials said hazards...