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  • Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions

    Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions
    Today's NASA astronauts may not have many of the adventures that Floridian Nicole Stott encountered when she became an astronaut in 2000. Yet as she retires, Stott envies them and the space explorers to come. Stott, 52, retired June 1 after a 27-...
  • Study: Lakes on Titan could be similar to sinkholes on Earth

    Study: Lakes on Titan could be similar to sinkholes on Earth
    Saturn’s moon Titan is the only body in the solar system- apart from Earth- known to have lakes and seas on its surface. A new study may show how these holes formed on the moon’s surface. A study using data from NASA and European Space...
  • Space Florida approves shuttle landing facility deal

    The historic space shuttle landing facility at Kennedy Space Center will be managed by the state of Florida for the next 30 years. The Space Florida board voted Monday to approve a long-term, rent-free deal to lease the 15,000-foot-long landing strip...
  • NASA's Wallops Flight Facility to hold open house for public

    NASA's Wallops Flight Facility is holding an open house for the public to celebrate its 70th anniversary. The event will be held on Saturday. Wallops launched its first rocket on June 27, 1945. Wallops director Bill Wrobel says in a news release that...
  • NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life

    NASA going to Jupiter moon Europa to hunt for water, keys to life
    Wednesday marked the first full day of operations for NASA's mission to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons where scientists suspect there may be water under the surface. "Europa is the most likely place to find life in our solar system today because we...
  • U.S. will keep lead in space with NASA's launch system

    They say politics stops at the water's edge — and as former leaders of NASA under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, we can tell you it definitely stops at the atmosphere's edge. America's determination to continue to lead in space is one...
  • NASA taps acting director to lead Langley Research Center

    NASA taps acting director to lead Langley Research Center
    The acting director at NASA's Langley Research Center has won permanent appointment to the post. The space agency announced David E. Bowles' appointment on Friday. He succeeds Stephen G. Jurczyk, who directed Langley until April 2014. The...
  • New Year celebration lands on Mars (Pa.)

    MARS, Pa. NASA has successfully made its first trip to Mars the Butler County borough, that is to celebrate the new year on the planet of the same name Friday and Saturday. The celebration marks Mars Year 33. Mars's new year begins on the planet's...
  • Hits at Paris Air Show: Vertical lift-off, tiny satellites

    Planes you can park in your garage. Satellites that fit in your backpack. Some of the coolest experimental technology showcased at this week's Paris Air Show is about thinking small — though it's easy to get distracted by the huge aircraft...
  • Meet Kepler-138b, a Mars-sized planet with the smallest measured mass

    Meet Kepler-138b, a Mars-sized planet with the smallest measured mass
    You’ve heard of hot Jupiters, mini-Neptunes and super-Earths -- but how about an almost-Mars? Scientists using data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft have pinned down the mass of an exoplanet that’s slightly lighter than the Red Planet --...
  • Kite-surfing aircraft could solve your Wi-Fi problems

    Kite-surfing aircraft could solve your Wi-Fi problems
    A team at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach is developing a wind-and-solar-powered aircraft that could provide Internet access to remote areas. William "Bill" Engblom, Embry-Riddle, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering...