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NASA2,409,278Join us for a live Google+ Hangout on observing the Earth while in orbit and the importance of Earth science observations from space.  The astronauts living aboard the International Space Station get a unique view of planet Earth. In a single 90-minute orbit, they can see weather systems like hurricanes, man-made developments like cities and geological phenomena like volcanoes. Of all the planets NASA has explored, none yet have matched the dynamic complexity of our own Earth.  Luckily for us here on the ground, astronauts like Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata have documented and shared their views from the orbiting laboratory 250 miles above the Earth. Both Mastracchio and Wakata tweeted during their 188 days in orbit, sharing photos of auroras, islands, lakes, bridges, glaciers, cities, deserts, mountains, clouds, and more. Photos like theirs give us a new perspective on our planet.  A fleet of NASA satellites also monitor the Earth’s vital signs every day. One example is the joint US-Japan Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, which launched while Mastracchio and Wakata were living on ISS. The astronauts briefed President Obama on GPM in April, describing it as “a groundbreaking satellite that is changing how we measure rain and snowfall from space.” Mastracchio and Wakata will be joined by Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist who writes about weather and climate for Slate’s Future Tense blog, and Gail Skofronick Jackson, a GPM scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  You may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the Hangout using the hashtag #askNASA .Observing Earth from Space2014-09-17 20:30:001645  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble watching? Try it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bvHv3MBj4o ------ Journey with us under the sea! We’re venturing to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean in September to investigate technologies and procedures for use in near- and long-term space missions. The seven-day 19th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission begins Sept. 8. The NEEMO crew, along with two professional habitat technicians, will conduct this mission in Florida International University’s undersea research habitat Aquarius Reef Base, located about 6  miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Connect live with the crew during the mission to explore living and working under the sea. The NEEMO 19 commander is NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik. He will be joined by Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, and Herve Stevenin, ESA’s Head of Extravehicular Activity Training at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany. You may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the Hangout using the hashtag #NEEMO19 .NEEMO 19 Google+ Hangout with Aquanaut Crew2014-09-11 00:00:00372  
Hubble Space Telescope6,170,640Note! Special Day! Wednesday September 10th! Supernovae are among the most spectacular events in the universe. They happen when massive stars reach the end of their lives and explode with a luminosity that can outshine an entire galaxy and will emit more energy than the Sun does in its entire lifetime. While there is much we do know about these events, astronomers still have lots of questions and research is constantly uncovering more of the mysteries surrounding the deaths of massive stars. Please join @111723545767173542935 Dr @108702399358372466505 and @109479143173251353583 as they discuss the latest findings in the study of supernovae from #Hubble and other research efforts. As always, we look forward to your questions and comments as well, see you then!All Things Supernovae!2014-09-10 21:00:00108  
NASA2,409,278Watch live on YouTube: http://youtu.be/ZjZ4SoYAJcU -- In fifteen years of operation, the Chandra X-ray Observatory has given us a view of the universe that is largely hidden from telescopes sensitive only to visible light. For example, Chandra has captured galaxy clusters - the largest gravitationally bound objects in the universe - in the process of forming, and provided the best evidence yet that the cosmos is dominated by a mysterious substance called dark matter. Join us on Tuesday, July 22, at 3 p.m. EDT for a celebration of the 15th anniversary of Chandra. Four accomplished scientists, Steve O’Dell, Harvey Tananbaum, Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo and Scott Wolk will discuss scientific highlights of the mission and show examples of beautiful Chandra images.  You may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the Hangout using the hashtag #askNASA   #Chandra15The Big, Bad & Beautiful Universe with Chandra2014-07-22 21:00:00303  
NASA2,409,278Operational Update: The parachute test is delayed one hour, 5 minutes. We will go live now at 11:30am ET. No problem with test, aircraft delay. --- Having trouble viewing? Try watching on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHugNihAwzo --- This test of the Orion parachute system will be a nail-biter for the engineers who have been working to design it. Join us live to watch a Google+ Hangout from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT, June 25, from the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. We will push a test version of Orion out of an airplane 35,000 feet above the Arizona desert in its most complex parachute test ever. Watch the test live and hear from Orion engineers who have been testing and building the spacecraft about what they’ve learned so far and what they’re looking forward to seeing when Orion launches into space on its first test flight in December.  Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed test of the spacecraft, will send Orion 3,600 miles away from Earth. Orion's parachutes are being tested to ensure they can slow the capsule for a safe landing in the Pacific Ocean as the spacecraft reenters Earth's atmosphere from deep space missions at speeds of up to 20,000 mph.   Ask questions now and during the event by posting comments here or on Twitter using the #OrionTest hashtag. For more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1pLa3WR Live: Most-Difficult Orion Parachute Test2014-06-25 17:30:00686  
NASA2,409,278Video player on this page not working? Watch on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QfxzGDB-DU ------------------------- NASA's Digital Learning Network, the U.S. Department of State's Collaboratory, and Google’s Connected Classrooms invite educators and students to their Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip.  The online event will take place on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 2:00-3:00p.m. EDT, in conjunction with the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.  This virtual event will feature a special lesson about Mars rovers, along with interactions among NASA experts and students worldwide. Mission Mars: Virtual Field Trip2014-04-25 20:00:001990  
NASA2,409,278Watch live on YouTube as well: http://youtu.be/ymBBnErFiPk ---- There’s an old axiom that you can’t be what you can’t see. Perhaps if you think about what inspired you to enter into your current job, or line of study, you’ll recognize a role model or two that inspired you to take your current path. That’s why NASA and the Energy Department are teaming up on Wednesday, March 5, 2014  at 1pm EST to host a Google+ Hangout, showcasing women in STEM at NASA and Energy that are changing the world and addressing the serious shortage of women and girls engaged in STEM fields in the United States, and showcasing strong role models for students of all genders. Dr. Katie Gallagher, from NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist will moderate a conversation for students, teachers, parents, and STEM educators. Director Dot Harris, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the Department of Energy, will be on the line with Dr. Rebecca Spyke-Keiser, Associate Deputy Administrator for Strategy and Policy at NASA; Shannon Walker, NASA astronaut at Johnson Space Center in Houston; Jill Fuss, Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and a class at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Titusville, Florida, to discuss ways to find role models for young people in STEM fields and answer questions from students and the general public about STEM careers. Join Women @ Energy  and Women @ NASA  to hear from women role models leading the way in transformative science, innovation, cutting-edge research, and combating climate change. Ask your question in advance by emailing newmedia@hq.doe.gov or by tweeting with #WomeninSTEM and join us on March 5  for this exciting event.Find Your STEM Role Model: Join Our Google+ Hangout on Wednesday, March 52014-03-05 19:00:00188  
NASA2,409,278Seeking fitness inspiration? NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, along with four fitness professionals and athletes, will share workout tips during a special Google+ Hangout from space at 12:15 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 6. The Hangout can be seen live on NASA's Google+ page or on NASA Television. In addition to Hopkins and Mastracchio, participants are: -- Jeannette Epps, NASA astronaut -- Curt Tomasevicz, U.S. Olympic bobsledder, participating from Sochi, Russia -- Rich Froning Jr., CrossFit Games Champion -- Jared Crick, Houston Texans professional football player -- Peter Moore, Men's Health magazine Hopkins, a lifelong fitness enthusiast, is sharing his workouts from space via the “Train Like An Astronaut” Facebook page and YouTube. Space Station astronauts workout at least two hours each day in order to minimize bone and muscle loss in space. They have three different devices they can use to maintain fitness – a treadmill, a stationary bicycle or the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) Hopkins plans to demonstrate the ARED from the Tranquility module during the hangout.  You may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the Hangout using the hashtag #askNASA . #TrainLikeMike Google+ Hangout2014-02-06 18:15:00285  
NASA2,409,278Seeking fitness inspiration? NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio, along with four fitness professionals and athletes, will share workout tips during a special Google+ Hangout from space at 12:15 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 6.#TrainLikeMike Google+ Hangout2014-02-06 17:17:10243  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble viewing this hangout? Watch on YouTube: http://youtu.be/iejsIg_FBfE ---------- We want to share with you new science findings on an extraordinary gamma-ray burst that happened on April 27, 2013. This was a once-in-a century watershed event, made all the better by having a large array of NASA telescopes and ground-based observatories ready to watch it. Join us on Friday., Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. EST on this page where we'll take questions for our panel using the hashtag #askNASA and you can watch the Google+ Hangout live. Panelists: • Charles Dermer, astrophysicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.; corresponding author of Fermi LAT and GBM papers in Science • Tom Vestrand, astrophysicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.; lead author of RAPTOR paper, Science • Gianpiero Tagliaferri, astrophysicist, Brera Observatory, Merate, Italy; co-author of Swift paper in Science and NuSTAR paper in ApJ • Sylvia Zhu, astrophysicist, University of Maryland at College Park, co-author of Fermi GBM paper and corresponding author of Fermi LAT paper, both in Science.    • Rob Preece, associate professor of astrophysics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Ala.; lead author of the Fermi GBM paper and a co-author on the Fermi LAT paper, both in Science.   Record Setting Cosmic Blast Discussed on Google+ Hangout2013-11-22 20:00:00235  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble viewing this Google+ Hangout? Try watching on YouTube: http://youtu.be/WCQkVpKUbro ----------- Fifteen years after the first space station module was launched, we have had dozens of astronauts who have lived and worked 240 miles off the planet on the International Space Station. Hear about what it's like to live and work in low Earth orbit from astronaut Chris Cassidy, who recently returned from spending 166 days aboard the station. He orbited the Earth 2,656 times and traveled more than 70 million miles.  Joining Cassidy will be astronaut Leland Melvin, currently the Associate Administrator for Education at NASA, who will reflect on his time in space and how students across the country can get involved in the future of human spaceflight with NASA challenges and projects that those in K-12 classrooms can participate in. Join us on Thurs., Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. ET on this page where we'll take questions for these two astronauts using the hashtag #askNASA and you can watch the Google+ Hangout live.Learn About Living & Working in Space with two NASA Astronauts2013-11-21 21:00:00575  
NASA2,409,278Find out how you can help NASA and National Geographic Emerging Explorer and University of California San Diego Research Scientist, Dr. Albert Lin, understand our past to help us better prepare for our future.   Learn how crowdsourcing and open innovation can be applied to create machine learning algorithms that accelerate historical discoveries and how NASA assesses satellite imagery. Hangout out with Dr. Albert Lin, Karim Lakhani, Director of the Harvard-NASA Tournament Lab, and Jason Crusan, the Director of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Advanced Exploration Systems, as they launch the Collective Minds & Machines Exploration Challenge. The three-week Collective Minds & Machines Exploration Challenge asks TopCoder community members from around the world to study select satellite imagery of the region of the lost tomb of Genghis Khan and then develop an algorithm that learns to recognize modern and ancient human-built structures found in such imagery. Once developed, NASA anticipates the algorithm could be used to accelerate the assessment of planetary imagery. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS Ask a question during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #NTL hashtag. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To watch the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. This NASA Google+ Hangout will take place on Friday, September 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT. Collective Minds & Machines Exploration Challenge Hangout2013-09-13 19:00:00128  
NASA2,409,278If you are having trouble viewing the Hangout, try watching it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJaR__AJ-8 -- Footage of the parachute test is now available here: http://youtu.be/-PMm1ksT9fU -- Join us to watch a Google+ Hangout from the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT July 24, as an Orion test capsule is dropped from a plane at 35,000 feet to evaluate its parachutes.   During the event, you will see one of Orion's most difficult parachute tests to date and hear from NASA and Army team members involved. Engineers will simulate a failure of one of the spacecraft's three main parachutes, releasing it before Orion has landed.   Exploration Flight Test-1, an uncrewed test of the spacecraft that will send Orion 3,600 miles away from Earth, is scheduled for September 2014. Orion's parachutes are being tested to ensure they can slow the capsule for a safe landing in the Pacific Ocean as the spacecraft reenters Earth's atmosphere from deep space missions at speeds of up to 20,000 mph. Want to ask a Question? Submit questions on Google+ or Twitter in advance and during the event using the hashtag #askOrion. Before the Hangout begins, we will open a comment thread on the NASA Facebook page where questions may be posted. Learn more about Orion at http://www.nasa.gov/orionJoin NASA for one of the Orion Spacecraft's Most Difficult Parachute Tests Live2013-07-24 16:30:001036  
Google for Education1,043,611NASA, Sally Ride Science and Google in Education are pleased to announce a partnership Hangout on Air: *Celebrating Sally*.  July 23 marks one year since Sally Ride’s passing, but she impacted millions with her pioneer flight as the first female American astronaut to space.  The Celebrating Sally Hangout on Air will discuss Sally’s impact as both a role model and her influence on STEM mentorship for women worldwide. Ever wondered what it was like to meet Sally Ride, or curious to learn more about Women@NASA? Perhaps you want to learn more about #STEM  education at Sally Ride Science and NASA?  A *13-year old* NASA GIRLS (Giving Initiative and Relevance to Learning Science) program member will be moderating the event, and all panelists will answer Q&A about mentorship and women in #STEM . Follow along with Tuesday, July 23rd’s Hangout on Air using #CelebrateSally and #AskNASA  to submit questions for the panelists.  The URL to the Celebrate Sally G+ Hangout on Air will be posted on the event on Tuesday, July 23 at *3:30 pm*. *Panelists include:* *Dr. Karen Flammer:*  co-founder of Sally Ride Science & a space physicist *Lori Garver*:  Deputy Administrator of NASA  *Mamta Patel Nagaraja*:  Program Manager of Women@NASA  *Amber Straughn* NASA astrophysicist and James Webb Space Telescope scientist *NASA GIRLS* (Giving Initiative and Relevance to Learning Science) will be moderating the event.  Celebrating Sally: A Hangout on Air2013-07-23 21:30:00394  
NASA2,409,278Having technical issues watching? Try watching on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/gJvz10pvhiM ------------------- How do Astronauts stay in shape for long-duration missions in a weightless environment? Learn this and how elite athletes staying fit in a special Google+ Hangout Wednesday, July 17.  NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins will be joined by 2010 U.S. Olympic Team figure skater Rachael Flatt and bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz, CrossFit Games Champion Rich Froning, Jr., and Houston Texans player Jared Crick  for the discussion, which can be seen live on NASA's Google+ page or on NASA Television.  Peter Moore of Men's Health magazine, Sam Kass, Executive Director of the White House's Let's Move! campaign and Mark Guilliams, Hopkin’s lead strength coach, will also participate. Join the live event at 3 p.m. CT. To participate and have your questions answered during the hangout, use #askNASA.    Both Tomasevicz and Flatt will join the Hangout from the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., where athletes train as hopefuls for upcoming Olympic and Olympic Winter Games. Tomasevicz and the Night Train bobsled team won Olympic gold at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games to become the first U.S. Olympic Champions in the four-man event since 1948. Flatt, the 2010 U.S. figure skating champion, also competed in the 2010 Games.   For more information on Flatt and Tomasevicz, visit:  www.TeamUSA.org Froning is the two-time CrossFit Games champion, having won the “Fittest on Earth” title in both 2011 and 2012. Froning is currently competing in the 2013 Games.  Froning’s complete bio can be found at:  http://games.crossfit.com/athlete/11435 Crick is a defensive end for the Houston Texans football team. Previously, he played at the University of Nebraska and ranked eighth on their all-time sacks list.  For more information on Crick, visit:  www.HoustonTexans.com Moore is Vice-President and Editor of Men’s Health magazine. He is also the co-author of The Lean Belly Prescription and co-authored The 8-Hour Diet. For more information on Moore, visit:  www.MensHealth.com Kass is Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition. He is a Chicago native and college athlete, having played baseball for the University of Chicago. For more information about Kass, visit:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/author/Sam%20Kass For more information on how to Train Like an Astronaut, visit: http://www.trainlikeanastronaut.org For Hopkins' astronaut biography, visit: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hopkins-ms.htmlFitness Training With The “Best of the Best!” - A Discussion About Health & Fitness with Olympians, a CrossFit Champion, NFL player and an Astronaut2013-07-17 22:00:00255  
NASA2,409,278Have you ever dreamed of exploring space, or building your own aircraft of the future? We'd like to invite you to do more than dream.   Join Astronaut Leland Melvin, NASA experts, and representatives from LEGO to discuss the NASA/LEGO competition and to find out how you can enter a futuristic design of your own. Ask your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #askLEGO or on this event page on Google+ and on NASA's Facebook page.   "NASA's Missions: Imagine and Build" competition is currently open with an entry deadline of July 31. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of NASA and LEGO officials and announced the week of Sept. 1.  Complete rules and guidelines can be found at http://rebrick.lego.com."Imagine and Build" Competition Hangout2013-07-11 17:00:00350  
NASA2,409,278NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft is studying interactions at the edge of our solar system between the interstellar medium and the solar wind. Roughly the size of a card table, IBEX launched in October 2008 and has made a series of historic discoveries about our home in the galaxy.   Join a LIVE Q&A with NASA scientists and heliophysics experts at 1 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. UTC) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, for this first-ever NASA news conference held via a Google+ Hangout. To participate with reporters and ask a question, use #askNASA.   Participants: * David J. McComas, IBEX Principal Investigator, Southwest Research Institute * Eric Christian, IBEX Mission Scientist, NASA  * Arik Posner, IBEX Program Scientist, NASA * Brenda Dingus, Los Alamos National Laboratory To join, come back to this event page at 1:00 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. UTC and view the Google+ Hangout On Air in the video player on this page.A Discovery at the Edge of Our Solar System2013-07-10 19:00:00357  
NASA2,409,278IMPORTANT NOTICE: This Google+ Hangout will no longer occur on June 25, due to a change in the schedule to prepare the mission for launch. Instead, we will take social media questions during the 3:00 pm ET/12 noon PT Prelaunch News Conference using the hashtag #askNASA. We strongly encourage you to watch live tomorrow on NASA TV at 3:00 pm ET/12 noon PT for the Prelaunch News Conference at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv. Don't forget to ask your questions as we shine some light on the upcoming Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph ( #IRIS )  mission to observe how solar material moves, gathers energy and heats up as it travels through a little-understood region in the sun's lower atmosphere. This interface region between the sun's photosphere and corona powers its dynamic million-degree atmosphere and drives the solar wind.Learn about our next Sun Observing Satellite Mission2013-06-25 21:00:00567  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble viewing the video? Try watching on YouTube instead: http://youtu.be/WICeFHvFaaE NASA has selected its newest explorers! After an extensive year-and-a-half search, eight candidates have been selected to be NASA’s newest astronaut trainees to help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in our solar system.   NASA will discuss the selections at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, June 17, in a Google+ Hangout. During the event, we'll be taking questions from NASA's social media followers. Submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the event using the hashtag #askNASA. Before the hangout begins, a thread will be opened on NASA's Facebook page where questions may be posted. The Hangout can be viewed live on NASA's Google+ page or on NASA Television.   To introduce the new class of astronauts, we'll be joined by four NASA astronauts -  Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa and Flight Crew Operations Director Janet Kavandi, both of whom are experienced astronauts with seven flights between the two of them; Michael Foreman, a veteran of two missions; and Kate Rubins, selected to join the Astronaut Corps in 2009 - to discuss the selection and training process. The Hangout will also include video introductions of the eight newly selected astronaut candidates.    The 2013 astronaut candidate class comes from the second largest number of applications NASA ever has received -- more than 6,000. Half of the selectees are women, making this the highest percentage of female astronaut candidates ever selected for a class. The group will receive a wide array of technical training at space centers and remote locations around the globe to prepare for missions to low-Earth orbit, an asteroid and Mars.NASA Google+ Hangout Discusses Newest Space Explorers!2013-06-17 22:00:00385  
NASA2,409,278Want to ask an astronaut a question? Hangout with Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 23. They recently returned to Earth from the International Space Station. The astronauts will answer questions and provide insights about living and working on the space station as part of a multi-national crew. As the culmination of the work of 16 different partner countries, supported by five different mission control centers and crew members from the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe and Russia, the station is widely regarded as a model example of international cooperation.     Students from the United Nations Association of the USA’s Global Classrooms Model UN and the National Model United Nations organization will be participating in the hangout. Ask a question before or during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #askAstro hashtag. To tune in and watch the Hangout, please visit our Google+ Page at: http://plus.google.com/+NASA Hangout with Astronauts2013-05-23 21:00:001753  
NASA2,409,278To watch on YouTube, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7_BZe6cGoI ----- The director, a writer and some actors in the film "Star Trek Into Darkness" will join NASA astronauts as we host a Google+ Hangout On Air from noon to 12:45 p.m. EDT, May 16, about how work aboard the International Space Station is turning science fiction into reality. Participating in the hangout will be NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who currently is living and working aboard the space station; astronauts Michael Fincke and Kjell Lindgren at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston; director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter and producer Damon Lindelof; and stars of the film, Chris Pine, Alice Eve and John Cho. The participants will ask questions of each other and take questions from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City (home of the space shuttle Enterprise), the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and social media followers.  Ask a question prior to or during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #askNASA hashtag.NASA Connects Space Station and "Star Trek Into Darkness" Crews2013-05-16 18:00:002735  
NASA2,409,278If you are having trouble watching, please watch on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/hm83wCuyjbw -- Join our Google+ Hangout to learn about NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the agency's flagship science project that will launch in October 2018.  Panelists will discuss program status, explain how the tennis court-sized spacecraft will work, explain its science objectives after launch, and highlight how it will impact the world, just like its predecessor, the Hubble Space Telescope. You can also ask questions via Google+ and Twitter by using #askNASA! The Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers worldwide. It will study every phase in the history of our Universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the Big Bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own Solar System.James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Google+ Hangout2013-04-30 19:00:00709  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble viewing the Google+ Hangout? Watch it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/hMvsoNK0MTI ----- Space Station Commander and NASA astronaut Suni Williams and Flight Engineer and JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide will answer your questions about science, spacewalks and life on board the football field-size science laboratory 240 miles above the Earth on Friday, March 22, at 1:30 p.m. EDT during a Google+ Hangout .   Williams and Hoshide returned to Earth on Nov. 18, 2012, after 127 days in space – including 125 days spent aboard the International Space Station.   Ask a question during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #askNASA hashtag.   To tune in and watch the Hangout, please visit our Google+ Page at: http://plus.google.com/+NASA at the start time of the event.NASA Hangout: Talk Science and Spacewalks with Astronauts Williams and Hoshide2013-03-22 18:30:00955  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble viewing this? Try watching on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/J2Lg_PeCdUo ------------------- Hangout with Astronauts Rex Walheim and Leland Melvin, who is also NASA’s associate administrator for education, inside a mockup of Orion – NASA’s newest spacecraft which will take humans farther than they’ve ever been before. Find out just what it’s capable of and get your questions on the future of exploration answered. Ask a question during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #RadShield  hashtag. To tune in and watch the Hangout, please visit our Google+ Page at: http://plus.google.com/+NASA at the start time of the event. Hangout with the Orion Spacecraft2013-03-11 17:30:001182  
NASA2,409,278Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008329  
NASA2,409,278If you are having trouble seeing the video, watch it on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHXW9bZtgpc Stories about the fictional planet Nibiru and predictions of the end of the world in December 2012 have blossomed on the Internet. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, Dec. 21, 2012 won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Social media users are welcome to join NASA and other scientists for a lively discussion at 2:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 to discuss the 2012 rumors propagated across the internet. We'll have a great panel of experts on hand including: - David Morrison, astrobiologist from NASA's Ames Research Center - Don Yeomans, asteroid scientist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Mitzi Adams, solar/archaeoastronomer from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center - Lika Guhathakurta, heliophysicist from NASA Headquarters - Paul Hertz, astrophysicist from NASA Headquarters - Andrew Fraknoi, science educator from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Followers on Twitter may ask a question in advance of or during the event using the hashtag #askNASA. On NASA Facebook and Google+, a comment thread will open for questions on the morning of the event. To join the hangout, visit this event page on the date of the event or visit NASA's Google+ page: http://plus.google.com/+NASABeyond 2012: Google+ Hangout with NASA2012-11-28 20:00:002818  
NASA2,409,278NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will discuss the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station during a Google+ Hangout from 1-1:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 5. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft are scheduled to lift off at 8:35 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7 from at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.  Bolden and Musk will talk about the flight, which will be the first of 12 contracted for NASA by SpaceX to resupply the space station. The SpaceX flights under the Commercial Resupply Services contract will restore an American capability to deliver and return significant amounts of cargo, including science experiments, to the orbiting laboratory -- a feat not achievable since the retirement of the space shuttle.  Followers on Twitter may ask a question in advance of or during the event using the hashtag #askNASA . On Google+, leave a comment in the thread on this event page with questions marked with #askNASA  on the morning of the event. To join the hangout, visit the NASA's Google+ page at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 5:  http://plus.google.com/+NASA The Dragon will be filled with about 1,000 pounds of supplies. This includes critical materials to support the 166 investigations planned for the station's Expedition 33 crew, including 63 new investigations. The Dragon will return about 734 pounds of scientific materials, including results from human research, biotechnology, materials and educational experiments, as well as about 504 pounds of space station hardware.  For information about the space station, research in low Earth orbit, NASA's commercial space programs and the future of American spaceflight, visit:  http://www.nasa.gov/exploration For more information about SpaceX, visit: http://www.spacex.comDiscuss the First Contracted Cargo Resupply Flight to the Space Station with NASA & SpaceX2012-10-05 19:00:00596  
NASA2,409,278Fifty years ago, President John Kennedy challenged us to go to the moon within the decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.   As we remember Neil Armstrong this week – the man who, with a single step realized the hopes of a president, this nation and the world – we are recognizing the extraordinary achievements of the past five decades achieved by our nation's space agency and where the passion to explore will lead us in the future.   President Barack Obama has set NASA on course toward an asteroid and to send humans to Mars within the next two decades. This goal is not without notable challenges, but using the knowledge, expertise and American ingenuity that has been the trademark of NASA scientists and engineers for the last half-century, NASA continues to make possible that which is seemingly impossible.   At 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 12, NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will hold a Google+ Hangout to talk about NASA's rich history of innovation and ingenuity and talk about NASA's future goals for scientific discovery and human spaceflight. During the event, we'll be joined by: - Dan Dumbacher, Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development in NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. He is the former Director of Engineering at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Previously, he was the deputy director of safety and mission assurance at Marshall. - Ron Garan, astronaut who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station. He has been in space for 178 days and has conducted four spacewalks. - John Grunsfeld, Associate Administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. He is an astronaut and researcher in high energy astrophysics, cosmic ray physics, and in the emerging field of exoplanet studies. He was also the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, managing the science program for the Hubble Space Telescope and the forthcoming James Webb Space Telescope. - Michael Lopez-Alegria, the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He is a former Naval Aviator and test pilot (Capt., U.S. Navy, Ret.), NASA astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander. To join the event, visit http://plus.google.com/+NASA at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.   Ask your questions of the group in the comments below or using hashtag #askNASA :50 Years Later: NASA Discusses Using Innovation and Ingenuity to do Big Things2012-09-12 21:00:00652  
NASA2,409,278The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching? Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase. Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed. Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002196  

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2015-06-29 23:10:31 (106 comments, 290 reshares, 1756 +1s)Open 

There was a bright event seen across several Southeast U.S. states last night at 12:29:30 a.m. CDT (1:29:30 a.m. EDT). Based on the data we currently have, this object was not a meteor or fireball, but rather a possible reentry of space debris. http://go.nasa.gov/1R0nySt

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2015-06-29 23:10:31 (106 comments, 290 reshares, 1756 +1s)Open 

There was a bright event seen across several Southeast U.S. states last night at 12:29:30 a.m. CDT (1:29:30 a.m. EDT). Based on the data we currently have, this object was not a meteor or fireball, but rather a possible reentry of space debris. http://go.nasa.gov/1R0nySt

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2015-07-03 23:58:04 (72 comments, 283 reshares, 2293 +1s)Open 

This is the first movie created by New Horizons spacecraft to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Racr9B New Horizons is on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby.

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2015-07-05 06:09:29 (10 comments, 51 reshares, 475 +1s)Open 

Beginning at 2:30 a.m. EDT/6:30 UTC, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the docking of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station​. Watch the docking live on NASA TV or at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
 
The ISS Progress 60 is scheduled to arrive at the Pirs docking compartment of the space station at 3:13 a.m. ET/7:13 UTC. The Expedition 44 crew will monitor key events during Progress 60's automated rendezvous and docking.

The spacecraft will remain docked to the station for four months. Launch of ISS Progress 60 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred at 12:55 a.m. ET/4:55 UTC Friday, July 3 (10:55 a.m. local time in Baikonur). 

Beginning at 2:30 a.m. EDT/6:30 UTC, NASA Television will provide live coverage of the docking of a Russian Progress spacecraft carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crew aboard the International Space Station​. Watch the docking live on NASA TV or at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
 
The ISS Progress 60 is scheduled to arrive at the Pirs docking compartment of the space station at 3:13 a.m. ET/7:13 UTC. The Expedition 44 crew will monitor key events during Progress 60's automated rendezvous and docking.

The spacecraft will remain docked to the station for four months. Launch of ISS Progress 60 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred at 12:55 a.m. ET/4:55 UTC Friday, July 3 (10:55 a.m. local time in Baikonur). ___

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2015-07-05 02:32:28 (37 comments, 58 reshares, 688 +1s)Open 

The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1dFcebU #PlutoFlyby

The New Horizons spacecraft experienced an anomaly the afternoon of July 4 that led to a loss of communication with Earth. Communication has since been reestablished and the spacecraft is healthy. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1dFcebU #PlutoFlyby___

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2015-07-04 23:00:06 (36 comments, 167 reshares, 1370 +1s)Open 

Firework nova! In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand their births, lives, and deaths and how they interact with their surroundings. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1LLa48D ‪#‎IndependenceDay‬ ‪#‎Fourthofjuly‬ ‪#‎4thofjuly‬ #july4

Firework nova! In space, explosions of actual stars are a focus for scientists who hope to better understand their births, lives, and deaths and how they interact with their surroundings. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1LLa48D ‪#‎IndependenceDay‬ ‪#‎Fourthofjuly‬ ‪#‎4thofjuly‬ #july4___

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2015-07-04 19:32:30 (26 comments, 68 reshares, 725 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th of July … from space! NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took a moment from his duties onboard the International Space Station, to send greetings and wishes for a safe and happy 4th of July! Kelly is in the fourth month of his year-long mission on the complex.

#IndependenceDay #Fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #yearinspace

Happy 4th of July … from space! NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took a moment from his duties onboard the International Space Station, to send greetings and wishes for a safe and happy 4th of July! Kelly is in the fourth month of his year-long mission on the complex.

#IndependenceDay #Fourthofjuly #4thofjuly #yearinspace___

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2015-07-04 15:28:05 (47 comments, 201 reshares, 1703 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th of July! While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time. This star cluster populated with many young stars that are less than 2 million years old, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms for stars like the sun expected to burn for billions of years. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1HDT986 #NASABeyond
#fourthofjuly #happyindependenceday #independenceday #4thofjuly #fireworks

Happy 4th of July! While fireworks only last a short time here on Earth, a bundle of cosmic sparklers in a nearby cluster of stars will be going off for a very long time. This star cluster populated with many young stars that are less than 2 million years old, a blink of an eye in astronomical terms for stars like the sun expected to burn for billions of years. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1HDT986 #NASABeyond
#fourthofjuly #happyindependenceday #independenceday #4thofjuly #fireworks___

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2015-07-03 23:58:04 (72 comments, 283 reshares, 2293 +1s)Open 

This is the first movie created by New Horizons spacecraft to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Racr9B New Horizons is on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby.

This is the first movie created by New Horizons spacecraft to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Racr9B New Horizons is on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby.___

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2015-07-03 22:45:06 (32 comments, 154 reshares, 1358 +1s)Open 

What color is Pluto? The answer, revealed in the first maps made from New Horizons data, turns out to be shades of reddish brown. Although this is reminiscent of Mars, the cause is almost certainly very different. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1H58GKF Scientists hope to learn more about the cause of Pluto’s reddish tint as New Horizons closes in for its July 14 #PlutoFlyby.

What color is Pluto? The answer, revealed in the first maps made from New Horizons data, turns out to be shades of reddish brown. Although this is reminiscent of Mars, the cause is almost certainly very different. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1H58GKF Scientists hope to learn more about the cause of Pluto’s reddish tint as New Horizons closes in for its July 14 #PlutoFlyby.___

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2015-07-03 21:58:03 (52 comments, 52 reshares, 696 +1s)Open 

We're going to Pluto! We just don't totally know where it is...
It's not as bad as it sounds. Watch 'Pluto in a Minute' and get a quick peek at the latest science in this daily update from our New Horizons mission, on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby .

We're going to Pluto! We just don't totally know where it is...
It's not as bad as it sounds. Watch 'Pluto in a Minute' and get a quick peek at the latest science in this daily update from our New Horizons mission, on track for a July 14 #PlutoFlyby .___

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2015-07-03 20:56:04 (5 comments, 32 reshares, 414 +1s)Open 

Watch and discover what happened this week aboard the International Space Station. Got a question? Use #SpaceToGround. https://youtu.be/kia8_cZzxU4 

Watch and discover what happened this week aboard the International Space Station. Got a question? Use #SpaceToGround. https://youtu.be/kia8_cZzxU4 ___

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2015-07-03 19:28:01 (13 comments, 37 reshares, 317 +1s)Open 

The wait is almost over as our New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto. “The wait” alludes to not just New Horizons’ 9-year, 3-billion-mile journey, but also the anticipation of people from all walks of life, excited about the first good look at Pluto. Don’t miss it as the fastest moving spacecraft to date is nearing the end of an epic journey to visit the final unexplored planet in our solar system and beyond, to the new horizons we will discover on the other side. Watch: [video] https://youtu.be/_BgfYvwMoro #PlutoFlyby

The wait is almost over as our New Horizons spacecraft approaches Pluto. “The wait” alludes to not just New Horizons’ 9-year, 3-billion-mile journey, but also the anticipation of people from all walks of life, excited about the first good look at Pluto. Don’t miss it as the fastest moving spacecraft to date is nearing the end of an epic journey to visit the final unexplored planet in our solar system and beyond, to the new horizons we will discover on the other side. Watch: [video] https://youtu.be/_BgfYvwMoro #PlutoFlyby___

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2015-07-03 15:27:07 (33 comments, 113 reshares, 1090 +1s)Open 

This galaxy, captured by our Hubble Space Telescope, is 45 million light-years from Earth and has an unusually high number of extremely hot and massive stars. These stars can be around 20 times as massive as the sun, but seem to be on a mission to shed surplus mass as quickly as possible — they blast substantial winds of particles out into space, causing them to dwindle at a rapid rate. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1RUuziH #NASABeyond

This galaxy, captured by our Hubble Space Telescope, is 45 million light-years from Earth and has an unusually high number of extremely hot and massive stars. These stars can be around 20 times as massive as the sun, but seem to be on a mission to shed surplus mass as quickly as possible — they blast substantial winds of particles out into space, causing them to dwindle at a rapid rate. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1RUuziH #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-03 05:07:38 (39 comments, 81 reshares, 859 +1s)Open 

Carrying more than 6,100 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 60 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT/4:55 UTC (10:55 p.m. local time in Baikonur).
 
Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned. The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth during the next two days before docking to the orbiting laboratory at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

Beginning at 2:30 a.m. ET/6:30 UTC Sunday, July 5, NASA Television will provide live coverage of Progress 60's arrival to the space station's Pirs Docking Compartment. Watch live on NASA TV and online at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Carrying more than 6,100 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 60 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT/4:55 UTC (10:55 p.m. local time in Baikonur).
 
Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned. The Russian cargo craft will make 34 orbits of Earth during the next two days before docking to the orbiting laboratory at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, July 5.

Beginning at 2:30 a.m. ET/6:30 UTC Sunday, July 5, NASA Television will provide live coverage of Progress 60's arrival to the space station's Pirs Docking Compartment. Watch live on NASA TV and online at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv___

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2015-07-03 03:07:03 (99 comments, 112 reshares, 1298 +1s)Open 

Over 3 tons of food, fuel, water, oxygen and supplies stands ready for a sky high delivery to the International Space Station. The Russia’s ISS Progress 60 spacecraft is set to launch at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday from Kazakhstan. NASA TV coverage starts at 12:30 a.m. Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Over 3 tons of food, fuel, water, oxygen and supplies stands ready for a sky high delivery to the International Space Station. The Russia’s ISS Progress 60 spacecraft is set to launch at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday from Kazakhstan. NASA TV coverage starts at 12:30 a.m. Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv___

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2015-07-02 23:58:03 (4 comments, 39 reshares, 378 +1s)Open 

Watch 'This Week @NASA' for the latest from around the agency: SpaceX investigates mishap, our New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto on its way to a July 14 flyby & more! https://youtu.be/K5ZBdhCLb-I

Watch 'This Week @NASA' for the latest from around the agency: SpaceX investigates mishap, our New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto on its way to a July 14 flyby & more! https://youtu.be/K5ZBdhCLb-I___

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2015-07-02 23:22:09 (21 comments, 67 reshares, 665 +1s)Open 

Pluto Minute: Move over Mars. Pluto also is red. Why? Our New Horizons spacecraft will study the dwarf planet during its July 14 #PlutoFlyby. More: http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons

Pluto Minute: Move over Mars. Pluto also is red. Why? Our New Horizons spacecraft will study the dwarf planet during its July 14 #PlutoFlyby. More: http://www.nasa.gov/newhorizons___

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2015-07-02 22:28:36 (21 comments, 42 reshares, 450 +1s)Open 

As Scott Kelly nears the 100 day mark of his #yearinspace mission, he talks about managing supplies after the loss of two recent supply ships and the anticipation of the arrival of a new cargo vehicle scheduled to launch tonight. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/1gdtYgm

As Scott Kelly nears the 100 day mark of his #yearinspace mission, he talks about managing supplies after the loss of two recent supply ships and the anticipation of the arrival of a new cargo vehicle scheduled to launch tonight. Watch: http://go.nasa.gov/1gdtYgm___

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2015-07-02 21:51:31 (14 comments, 29 reshares, 354 +1s)Open 

You’ve seen car companies do crash tests, but what about us? In an effort to improve the performance of emergency locator transmitters on planes, we’ve been simulating crashes and collecting data to make these instruments better. http://go.nasa.gov/1gdpINX #FlyNASA

You’ve seen car companies do crash tests, but what about us? In an effort to improve the performance of emergency locator transmitters on planes, we’ve been simulating crashes and collecting data to make these instruments better. http://go.nasa.gov/1gdpINX #FlyNASA___

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2015-07-02 20:27:04 (29 comments, 82 reshares, 727 +1s)Open 

Sending the New Horizons spacecraft more than 3.6 billion miles away from Earth was no easy task. This probe has not only traveled farther away than any previous mission to reach it's target, but it has also been traveling for more than nine years, and needed to be supplied with a fuel source that would last that long. Learn more here: http://go.nasa.gov/1RUq9s6 Only12 days until the July 14 #PlutoFlyby

Sending the New Horizons spacecraft more than 3.6 billion miles away from Earth was no easy task. This probe has not only traveled farther away than any previous mission to reach it's target, but it has also been traveling for more than nine years, and needed to be supplied with a fuel source that would last that long. Learn more here: http://go.nasa.gov/1RUq9s6 Only12 days until the July 14 #PlutoFlyby___

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2015-07-02 17:48:01 (18 comments, 117 reshares, 750 +1s)Open 

If you think the fireworks are going to be impressive this 4th of July, just imagine how they’ll compare to this rare stellar encounter that is expected in early 2018! The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1gd2Pu4 #NASABeyond

If you think the fireworks are going to be impressive this 4th of July, just imagine how they’ll compare to this rare stellar encounter that is expected in early 2018! The cosmic light show will occur when a pulsar the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1gd2Pu4 #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-02 15:45:04 (10 comments, 26 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

Discover interesting facts about planet Mercury with our planetary science division director and Angry Birds: [video] https://youtu.be/CL15siZ2pv4 #NASABeyond

Discover interesting facts about planet Mercury with our planetary science division director and Angry Birds: [video] https://youtu.be/CL15siZ2pv4 #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-02 14:43:06 (10 comments, 27 reshares, 364 +1s)Open 

Watch Space Station Live at 11 a.m. EDT with astronaut Scott Kelly, who will discuss the status of life aboard the International Space Station. http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

#YearInSpace

Watch Space Station Live at 11 a.m. EDT with astronaut Scott Kelly, who will discuss the status of life aboard the International Space Station. http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

#YearInSpace___

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2015-07-02 14:19:04 (72 comments, 77 reshares, 945 +1s)Open 

Do you think Pluto will have clouds like this artist photo? Two cameras on New Horizons will look for clouds as it approaches the planet. The presence of clouds will allow us to track the speeds and directions of Pluto’s winds. 12 days until #PlutoFlyby. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTPDWs 

Do you think Pluto will have clouds like this artist photo? Two cameras on New Horizons will look for clouds as it approaches the planet. The presence of clouds will allow us to track the speeds and directions of Pluto’s winds. 12 days until #PlutoFlyby. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTPDWs ___

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2015-07-02 13:52:03 (8 comments, 35 reshares, 430 +1s)Open 

There’s something new to learn as the struggle between birds & pigs moves deeper into space. Learn more about the new Angry Birds Space update and our collaboration with Rovio Entertainment: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTL5PT

There’s something new to learn as the struggle between birds & pigs moves deeper into space. Learn more about the new Angry Birds Space update and our collaboration with Rovio Entertainment: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTL5PT___

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2015-07-02 13:02:58 (5 comments, 26 reshares, 338 +1s)Open 

What do a classic rock band and Pluto’s smallest moon have in common? They share the same name. The popular 70s and 80s rock band Styx met with members of the New Horizons team: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTEIfE

Our New Horizons spacecraft is on final approach to Pluto and its moons, just days away from a historic July 14 flyby that will return the first images of the mysterious dwarf planet. #PlutoFlyby

What do a classic rock band and Pluto’s smallest moon have in common? They share the same name. The popular 70s and 80s rock band Styx met with members of the New Horizons team: http://go.nasa.gov/1RTEIfE

Our New Horizons spacecraft is on final approach to Pluto and its moons, just days away from a historic July 14 flyby that will return the first images of the mysterious dwarf planet. #PlutoFlyby___

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2015-07-02 02:00:04 (39 comments, 66 reshares, 725 +1s)Open 

After seven weeks of searching for potential hazards on the path to Pluto, we've given New Horizons a final “all clear” for its July 14 flyby of the planet and its five moons. This week was the last opportunity to adopt an alternate trajectory, so we’re happy that the original course can be followed. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVHKOC #PlutoFlyby

After seven weeks of searching for potential hazards on the path to Pluto, we've given New Horizons a final “all clear” for its July 14 flyby of the planet and its five moons. This week was the last opportunity to adopt an alternate trajectory, so we’re happy that the original course can be followed. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVHKOC #PlutoFlyby___

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2015-07-02 01:12:03 (19 comments, 115 reshares, 784 +1s)Open 

What's up in the night sky this July? Spot Sagittarius with your eyes and take a grand tour of the Milky Way this month – with binoculars or a telescope. 

What's up in the night sky this July? Spot Sagittarius with your eyes and take a grand tour of the Milky Way this month – with binoculars or a telescope. ___

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2015-07-01 23:48:02 (44 comments, 127 reshares, 1157 +1s)Open 

New color images from our New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of Pluto, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly spaced. Scientists have yet to see anything quite like the dark spots, but they hope to learn more as the spacecraft near its July 14 #PlutoFlyby. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Iu7nHA #NASABeyond

New color images from our New Horizons spacecraft show two very different faces of Pluto, one with a series of intriguing spots along the equator that are evenly spaced. Scientists have yet to see anything quite like the dark spots, but they hope to learn more as the spacecraft near its July 14 #PlutoFlyby. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Iu7nHA #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-01 23:00:05 (15 comments, 52 reshares, 631 +1s)Open 

This close-up created from three separate images taken by our Curiosity Mars rover suggests that the sediment in the sandstone originated from various locations on the planet. Scientists can infer this because of the different shapes and colors of the grains. #NASABeyond More: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVGDP1 

This close-up created from three separate images taken by our Curiosity Mars rover suggests that the sediment in the sandstone originated from various locations on the planet. Scientists can infer this because of the different shapes and colors of the grains. #NASABeyond More: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVGDP1 ___

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2015-07-01 21:30:05 (30 comments, 82 reshares, 879 +1s)Open 

Our Curiosity Mars rover is back in action, examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. On Mars as on Earth, each layer of a sedimentary rock tells a story about the environment in which it was formed and modified. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItIkUR #NASABeyond

Our Curiosity Mars rover is back in action, examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. On Mars as on Earth, each layer of a sedimentary rock tells a story about the environment in which it was formed and modified. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItIkUR #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-01 20:16:10 (14 comments, 55 reshares, 575 +1s)Open 

Can you teach an old robot new tricks? College students are helping us create a robot system that could capture and service spacecraft while being controlled remotely. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItHur8 

Can you teach an old robot new tricks? College students are helping us create a robot system that could capture and service spacecraft while being controlled remotely. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItHur8 ___

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2015-07-01 19:51:55 (10 comments, 26 reshares, 465 +1s)Open 

Why do summer thunderstorms in the U.S. Great Plains often form after the sun goes down? We're taking to Kansas skies to collect measurements that will be used to characterize the atmosphere ahead of these storms. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVnvk6 #FlyNASA

Why do summer thunderstorms in the U.S. Great Plains often form after the sun goes down? We're taking to Kansas skies to collect measurements that will be used to characterize the atmosphere ahead of these storms. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LVnvk6 #FlyNASA___

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2015-07-01 18:42:34 (12 comments, 19 reshares, 342 +1s)Open 

Astronaut Cady Coleman and other NASA leaders participated in the first-ever White House Campout as part of the #LetsMove Outside initiative on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 

Our staff and volunteers from the Goddard Astronomy Club led the Girl Scouts in a star-gazing activity on the White House South Lawn. The President, First Lady and the Girl Scouts viewed last night’s conjunction, where planets that are far apart appear to be close together in the night sky. Our team also talked with the girls about the importance of STEM education and exciting opportunities in the STEM fields. 

For more information about NASA and scouting, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/content/the-path-to-high-adventure-begins-with-scouting-0

For more pictures from this event are available, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157652996051963/

Astronaut Cady Coleman and other NASA leaders participated in the first-ever White House Campout as part of the #LetsMove Outside initiative on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. 

Our staff and volunteers from the Goddard Astronomy Club led the Girl Scouts in a star-gazing activity on the White House South Lawn. The President, First Lady and the Girl Scouts viewed last night’s conjunction, where planets that are far apart appear to be close together in the night sky. Our team also talked with the girls about the importance of STEM education and exciting opportunities in the STEM fields. 

For more information about NASA and scouting, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/content/the-path-to-high-adventure-begins-with-scouting-0

For more pictures from this event are available, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/sets/72157652996051963/___

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2015-07-01 17:15:03 (9 comments, 33 reshares, 373 +1s)Open 

Our New Horizons spacecraft will do its closest flyby of Pluto on July 14. “The Wait” alludes to not just New Horizons’ 9-year, 3-billion-mile journey, but also the anticipation of people from all walks of life, excited about the first good look at Pluto. Don’t miss it as the fastest moving spacecraft to date is nearing the end of an epic journey to visit the final unexplored planet in our solar system and beyond, to the new horizons we will discover on the other side. Video: https://youtu.be/_BgfYvwMoro

Fore more about the mission, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItgsAj #PlutoFlyby #NASABeyond

Our New Horizons spacecraft will do its closest flyby of Pluto on July 14. “The Wait” alludes to not just New Horizons’ 9-year, 3-billion-mile journey, but also the anticipation of people from all walks of life, excited about the first good look at Pluto. Don’t miss it as the fastest moving spacecraft to date is nearing the end of an epic journey to visit the final unexplored planet in our solar system and beyond, to the new horizons we will discover on the other side. Video: https://youtu.be/_BgfYvwMoro

Fore more about the mission, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItgsAj #PlutoFlyby #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-01 15:26:04 (17 comments, 37 reshares, 339 +1s)Open 

In one of many direct Earth applications of International Space Station research, the newest Benefits for Humanity video highlights how high quality crystals grown in microgravity is helping treat diseases, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), an incurable genetic disorder affecting the muscles. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Nx2JrD   #ISS

In one of many direct Earth applications of International Space Station research, the newest Benefits for Humanity video highlights how high quality crystals grown in microgravity is helping treat diseases, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), an incurable genetic disorder affecting the muscles. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1Nx2JrD   #ISS___

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2015-07-01 13:27:36 (59 comments, 113 reshares, 1094 +1s)Open 

Come fly with our New Horizons spacecraft on its approach to Pluto! Images show Pluto and its largest moon as the spacecraft closes in on the system for a July 14 flyby. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LUF1Fk

Come fly with our New Horizons spacecraft on its approach to Pluto! Images show Pluto and its largest moon as the spacecraft closes in on the system for a July 14 flyby. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LUF1Fk___

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2015-07-01 03:45:30 (82 comments, 126 reshares, 1130 +1s)Open 

Yes, there is methane on Pluto, and, no, it doesn’t come from cows. Our Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has detected frozen methane on Pluto’s surface; Earth-based astronomers first observed the chemical compound on Pluto in 1976. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1C7vUBf

#PlutoFlyby #NASABeyond

Yes, there is methane on Pluto, and, no, it doesn’t come from cows. Our Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has detected frozen methane on Pluto’s surface; Earth-based astronomers first observed the chemical compound on Pluto in 1976. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1C7vUBf

#PlutoFlyby #NASABeyond___

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2015-07-01 01:03:04 (34 comments, 82 reshares, 867 +1s)Open 

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions on Sunday's loss of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 mission: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6VGWh

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions on Sunday's loss of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services 7 mission: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6VGWh___

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2015-06-30 23:01:03 (4 comments, 34 reshares, 340 +1s)Open 

Follow New Horizons on its incredible journey as it nears the edge of the planetary system and speeds toward a historic July 14 flyby of Pluto. We don’t know what we’ll learn about Pluto and its moons—all the science team is predicting is to “expect to be surprised.” In this four-part series you’ll hear from the scientists and engineers behind the mission, as they set the stage for encounter. Watch: https://youtu.be/EHjWfarVyZc

Follow New Horizons on its incredible journey as it nears the edge of the planetary system and speeds toward a historic July 14 flyby of Pluto. We don’t know what we’ll learn about Pluto and its moons—all the science team is predicting is to “expect to be surprised.” In this four-part series you’ll hear from the scientists and engineers behind the mission, as they set the stage for encounter. Watch: https://youtu.be/EHjWfarVyZc___

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2015-06-30 22:36:02 (36 comments, 211 reshares, 1273 +1s)Open 

Once the sun sets tonight, be sure to check out the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Even though the planets are actually millions of miles apart, they will appear to be close together in the night sky. This event will be visible up until 10:30 p.m. local time. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6xSSe 

Once the sun sets tonight, be sure to check out the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Even though the planets are actually millions of miles apart, they will appear to be close together in the night sky. This event will be visible up until 10:30 p.m. local time. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6xSSe ___

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2015-06-30 21:46:42 (32 comments, 192 reshares, 980 +1s)Open 

Our Swift satellite detected a rare X-ray outburst from a stellar-mass black hole from 8,000 light-years away on June 15. Black Hole flare ups like this typically only occur every couple of decades, and this one was last active in 1989. Studying these outbursts can provide helpful information on the type of object that cause the eruptions. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6oqhE #NASABeyond 

Our Swift satellite detected a rare X-ray outburst from a stellar-mass black hole from 8,000 light-years away on June 15. Black Hole flare ups like this typically only occur every couple of decades, and this one was last active in 1989. Studying these outbursts can provide helpful information on the type of object that cause the eruptions. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6oqhE #NASABeyond ___

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2015-06-30 21:04:47 (24 comments, 75 reshares, 681 +1s)Open 

Just two weeks before our New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto, the SOFIA telescope happened to be in the Southern Hemisphere right as the dwarf planet passed between a distant star and the Earth. This special event will allow us to connect these remote observations to the flyby data of the New Horizons mission. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6fOaS #PlutoFlyby 

Just two weeks before our New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto, the SOFIA telescope happened to be in the Southern Hemisphere right as the dwarf planet passed between a distant star and the Earth. This special event will allow us to connect these remote observations to the flyby data of the New Horizons mission. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C6fOaS #PlutoFlyby ___

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2015-06-30 19:43:04 (96 comments, 171 reshares, 1531 +1s)Open 

Could this prototype become the first Mars airplane? In preparation for the first aircraft flight on Mars in the 2020s, our Armstrong Flight Research Center plans to test a prototype of a Mars airplane later this year. This aircraft will help determine the suitability of landing sites for future astronaut missions on the Martian planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C60MC1 #JourneyToMars

Could this prototype become the first Mars airplane? In preparation for the first aircraft flight on Mars in the 2020s, our Armstrong Flight Research Center plans to test a prototype of a Mars airplane later this year. This aircraft will help determine the suitability of landing sites for future astronaut missions on the Martian planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1C60MC1 #JourneyToMars___

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2015-06-30 18:38:03 (35 comments, 126 reshares, 753 +1s)Open 

We caught a solar eruption that ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material traveling through space. https://youtu.be/icitZubDmFI

We caught a solar eruption that ultimately escaped the sun, growing into a substantial coronal mass ejection, or CME — a giant cloud of solar material traveling through space. https://youtu.be/icitZubDmFI___

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2015-06-30 16:02:03 (10 comments, 70 reshares, 683 +1s)Open 

Wolf Volcano, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands, erupted for the first time in 33 years. The explosive eruption sent volcanic gases and ash roughly 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) into the sky, while lava flowed through a fissure, down eastern and southeastern slopes, and eventually reached the sea. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1GWV5Fc

#EarthRightNow

Wolf Volcano, the highest volcano in the Galapagos Islands, erupted for the first time in 33 years. The explosive eruption sent volcanic gases and ash roughly 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) into the sky, while lava flowed through a fissure, down eastern and southeastern slopes, and eventually reached the sea. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1GWV5Fc

#EarthRightNow___

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2015-06-30 14:30:48 (27 comments, 205 reshares, 1157 +1s)Open 

Today will officially be a bit longer than usual, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. Why? We explain: http://go.nasa.gov/1GWOhY7

Today will officially be a bit longer than usual, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added. Why? We explain: http://go.nasa.gov/1GWOhY7___

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2015-06-29 23:10:31 (106 comments, 290 reshares, 1756 +1s)Open 

There was a bright event seen across several Southeast U.S. states last night at 12:29:30 a.m. CDT (1:29:30 a.m. EDT). Based on the data we currently have, this object was not a meteor or fireball, but rather a possible reentry of space debris. http://go.nasa.gov/1R0nySt

There was a bright event seen across several Southeast U.S. states last night at 12:29:30 a.m. CDT (1:29:30 a.m. EDT). Based on the data we currently have, this object was not a meteor or fireball, but rather a possible reentry of space debris. http://go.nasa.gov/1R0nySt___

2015-06-29 22:51:02 (38 comments, 39 reshares, 351 +1s)Open 

SpaceX has established a recovery hotline and email address. Anyone who spots debris in the water or sees it washed up anywhere along the shore should report it by calling 866-392-0035 or emailing recovery@spaceX.com or contacting your nearest local law enforcement official. http://go.nasa.gov/1LRudYp

SpaceX has established a recovery hotline and email address. Anyone who spots debris in the water or sees it washed up anywhere along the shore should report it by calling 866-392-0035 or emailing recovery@spaceX.com or contacting your nearest local law enforcement official. http://go.nasa.gov/1LRudYp___

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2015-06-29 18:45:07 (18 comments, 49 reshares, 788 +1s)Open 

This summer, researchers are testing and evaluating new engine health management technologies. This research incorporates smart sensors and advanced diagnostic techniques designed to improve safety and reduce costs. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LQWv5e


This summer, researchers are testing and evaluating new engine health management technologies. This research incorporates smart sensors and advanced diagnostic techniques designed to improve safety and reduce costs. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LQWv5e
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2015-06-29 16:45:06 (21 comments, 64 reshares, 948 +1s)Open 

Although the D ring of Saturn is so thin that it's barely noticeable compared to the rest of the ring system, it still displays structures seen in other Saturnian rings. Here the spiral structures in the D ring are on display. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LQF2tQ

Although the D ring of Saturn is so thin that it's barely noticeable compared to the rest of the ring system, it still displays structures seen in other Saturnian rings. Here the spiral structures in the D ring are on display. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1LQF2tQ___

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2015-06-29 15:24:05 (41 comments, 129 reshares, 1149 +1s)Open 

Today, instruments on the Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) are observing Pluto as it passes in front of a background star. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that makes celestial observations with its German-built 100-inch telescope. The telescope is enhanced to collect infrared radiation, and is able to detect energy at a wider range of wavelengths than any other ground-based or space telescope. Watch & learn more: https://youtu.be/_hXIeecp8oU

Today, instruments on the Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) are observing Pluto as it passes in front of a background star. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP aircraft that makes celestial observations with its German-built 100-inch telescope. The telescope is enhanced to collect infrared radiation, and is able to detect energy at a wider range of wavelengths than any other ground-based or space telescope. Watch & learn more: https://youtu.be/_hXIeecp8oU___

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