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  • Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change

    Inside GOP science policy, Part 3: climate change
    In Part 3 of our interview with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), we turn to climate change, which is surely the most politically contentious topic under his jurisdiction as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on commerce, justice...
  • Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day

    Butterfield students become NASA cadets for a day
    Fifth graders at Butterfield Elementary in Libertyville were excited to become NASA cadets for a day, but the awe quickly wore off once they were faced with bright lights and loud sirens. On March 4, Jennifer Groot and Heather Gaudet's classes visited...
  • Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

    Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'
    Once it enters orbit Friday, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to be the first to successfully visit a dwarf planet. “Dawn is about to make history,” Robert Mase, project manager for the Dawn mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
  • How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan

    How life could develop in the methane lakes of Saturn's moon Titan
    Scientists may be one step closer to understanding whether life could have formed in the methane lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This life, if it exists, would look very different from life on Earth. There is no oxygen on Titan, and the surface...
  • Indiana state park to mark Grissom's Gemini 3 flight

    A southern Indiana state park that's located in NASA astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom's hometown is marking the 50th anniversary of the Gemini 3 space mission he co-piloted. Spring Mill State Park will celebrate the Gemini 3's flight with daily guided...
  • Not a bird, not a plane, not Superman -- it's a super pressure balloon

    Not a bird, not a plane, not Superman -- it's a super pressure balloon
    NASA is preparing to launch a massive science balloon in a couple weeks from New Zealand and hopes to break records with it. The super pressure balloon, or SPB, is huge. It has more volume than 92 blimps. It’s able to swallow an entire football...
  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other...
  • What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains

    What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains
    As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit around Ceres -- the first dwarf planet  visited by a satellite -- mission scientists are using new images to try to understand strange and surprising features on its icy surface. Dawn will...
  • President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski

    President Obama, others on Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski
    Soon after Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Monday she wouldn't seek a sixth term in office, comment began rolling in from across the country. President Barack Obama "Senator Mikulski is more than just a legendary senator for the people of Maryland,...
  • Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)

    Inside the GOP's science policy: A talk with Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas)
    Republican control of both houses of Congress gives the GOP extraordinary power over science policy in the United States. Last month, we had a lengthy discussion of the party's interests and outlook in scientific research with Rep. John Culberson (R-...
  • NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study

    NASA Langley is home base for major winter air pollution study
    Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants. They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...