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James Field2,849It's been a while since I shared my 'Space' circle, so here it is.If you're at all interested in space, this is a great place to start.  This circle is a mixed bag of people & pages.  It includes astronauts, agencies, journalists, publications, space historians, futurologists, Google Lunar X-Prize teams, spaceship manufacturers, space probes & rovers, stargazers, astrophysicists...  There really is something for everyone!Please feel free to pass on the space love. #SharedCircles   #CircleShare   #Space  2014-04-08 14:56:03275000CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
Vũ Phá2,541Sharing another interesting circle with all my G+ friends!This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and +1 'sBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #publicsharedcircles   #wordpress   #seo   #affiliatemarketing   #googleplus   #socialmedia   #blogger   #blogging   #phongthuytoancanh   #huongnha   #dattencontheophongthuy   #xemtuvi   #lasotuvi  2014-03-13 07:19:5750113817CC G+
Scott Dawson7,006I just had a Hangout with +Jackson Middleton and he complained that I never include him in any of my  #sharedcircles . So.......Here's my Circle of Canadians to share with all of you, which includes my Kilt wearing buddy from Saskatchewan.2014-03-09 23:50:38107038CC G+
Jenny A5,873I'm looking to add more  #science  people in this circle. Can anyone recommend people or pages that I can add? I would prefer the "official" account of a person. They'll have a checkmark next to their name.Thanks.2014-03-09 17:24:254000CC G+
Scott Dawson6,930Oh Canada! Here's a Circle of Canadians on Google+. There's obviously a ton more Canadians on Google+ than what's in this Circle, so if you know of anyone that should be added please tag them in the comments so I can include them.h/t to +steph wanamaker for originally sharing this Circle with me. 2014-03-07 14:18:221042110CC G+
Martin Claussen0Add the following circle for top tech, business and news communities and websites. The most frequent posters of interesting articles.Join the circle now and post your interesting articles and share your thoughts!2014-03-03 12:15:0548111CC G+
Alfonso Posada Brils3,035 +Raffaele Romeo Arena  another great circle! Special new circleIf you want to be part of the next  Circle:1 - Include you to the circle3 - Share the circle4 - Add +1 & comment the post 5 - Happy life and sun is sunshine. More you share more you are great.Special thanks to great sharers #followers - #friends in #googleplus :+Social Circle +Shared Circles Magic G+ +Team Circle Share +Shared Circles on G+ +Circle Plus ++Link Directory of pure Google+ circles +The Best Circles on Google+ +Circles Circles Circles +Shared Circles +G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages +Shared Circles (Обмен кругами) +Crazy Circles +Social Circles #SpecialNew   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle 2014-03-01 20:07:09392629CC G+
Vũ Phá1,285 STOP!! Before you share this circle please read everything detailed below:This is the newest release of my #topengagers  circle.  This week I wanted to give this circle a SERIOUS overhaul. So I deleted it. Then, I started with the adding back the core G+'ers of this circle (if you don't know who they are start engaging more!!) and I then added in those who shared the circle previously and whose posts were high quality.  I am sure some have slipped through the cracks, so if that is you please do not be offended, but be certain to get in touch with me. This circle is the result of the overhaul.  Add this circle only if you are interested in great content, great engagers and helping make G+ a better, more social place.  To Be Included Next Time1. Make sure your posts are quality2. Be a great G+ member3. Share this circle to publicG+ GIF community  http://bit.ly/1dI2evU   <--check it outConnect with me on:Twitter: http://bit.ly/1fdTzl5 LinkedIn: http://lnkd.in/V7nKxg Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1f9R70q   (yeah, yeah)#engager   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #topengagers   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccircle   #publiccircleshares   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #addmeplease   #Addme   #topengagerscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharers  2014-02-22 08:13:5150111714CC G+
Vũ Phá1,285A nice circle to explore G+:  ...  to meet people; to discover places; to appreciate the nature; to approach arts, science and technologies; … (updated February 21st, '14) #circles    #sharedcircle  #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #circleshared2014-02-22 07:20:54465003CC G+
Alfonso Posada Brils2,829+High Heels Brands I shae another #FashionCircle#Fashion #FashionBrands #mostactive  people in #Fashion #Design #Shoes Hi fashion people. This is an important fashion circle, with many important fashion people. If you love high heels and fashion life, you could follow your passion with reshared this circle. And also, if you want enlarge your circle fashion, just reshare this circle. And so, What are you waiting to reshare?Have a #fashioweekend  and increase your popularity  !!!Enjoy the heels page:https://plus.google.com/b/115659215816906922581/+HighheelsbrandsItaly/postsThis shared circle has fashion brands and fashion People, enjoy the circle!  And More you share more you are great.#Fashionist #TopFashionCircle  #fashioncommunity #fashionripples   #ripplescircle #circuloscompartidos   #circulocompartido   #cerchiacondivisa   #cerchiafashion  #befashion   #becool   #fashion   #fashionblogs   #fashionblogger   #fashionblogging   #fashionclothing   #fashionheels   #heels   #heelsfashion   #luxuryfashion   #fashionmagazines 2014-02-20 01:04:30370144CC G+
Brett Bjornsen41,190Random Grab BagThis circle ain't for you old timers on G+... it's for the new people to browseBecause new content in your stream is a Plus... feel free to pick through the circle and add people of interest, or just add the whole circle to see what it does for your stream content... I make no promises...  #sharedcircles   #noguarantees   #norefunds   #nobutthurtallowed  2014-02-19 09:03:0011510114CC G+
Krzysztof Skomra3,7171. Dodaj Plus dla postu 2. Zostaw komentarz (przedstaw ślad po sobie, jeśli chcesz) 3. Dodaj ten krąg do swoich kręgów 4. Dodaj się do kręgu 5. Poleć ten krąg publicznie do strumienia EN.1. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople 2014-02-17 09:46:105012615CC G+
Vũ Phá6081. Plus this post2. Leave a comment (introduce yourself, if you’d like)3. Add this circle to your circles4. Add yourself to the circle5. Share this circle publicly to your stream#techlover   #photographers   #bloggers   #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #share   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharemycircles   #sharemycircle   #iwillfollow   #followback   #followers#cardphoto   #circle #circles #publiccircle #circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #AwesomeCircle #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery   2014-02-12 05:01:1550110712CC G+
Vũ Phá0Shared Circle for those that CareA circle to support Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build free homes for Filipinos2014-02-06 11:44:03501000CC G+
Сергей Данишевский16,641Мой любимый кружок на Google+Рекомендую всем! #круги   #круг   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-01-26 15:08:35330629CC G+
Ravishankar Ramanathan9,848*Are you even a bit interested in Science ?  Add this to your circles then. Simple. *===========================+Peter Edenist  originally shared: TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle.#science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 18:41:543253213CC G+
Peter Edenist29,163TESLA Super Science Circle 2014!!!! : A quality circle curated carefully and tended over 2 years. If you like science or are interested in science, this circle is a must for you! Add and share for science.+Who is in this circle? NASA, KQED Science, MNN, Bioscienca, Scientists, (Garett Lisi too!).... have rejigged the circle for the nth time and cleaned it to include people who are active on the Science on G+ community. Community link is here http://goo.gl/46uFH and the Page is +Science on G+!Add and Share for Science! Its what makes our cars run, our cities exist, the lights burn and has been instrumental in our progress.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Want to nominate someone? Please do so in comments. If you want to recommend something let us know. People who are notified are part of the circle. #science #tesla #scienceongplus #scienceeveryday  2014-01-25 16:26:413258081108CC G+
Ryan Hauck1,581Random Awesomeness CircleListen, I can't sit back and make a circle of people "I" think is worthy to share. As far as I can tell, each person in this circle is Amazingly Awesome, of their own Merit of being ALIVE. Some of them might have 1000's of followers, some might have 1 or 2. Life is about Connection, so lets EXPRESS our Unity and Oneness, and join together. Aum2014-01-25 01:24:24500215CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky77,307Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 01:56:19499492979CC G+
Artur Mashnich45,164Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-20 23:53:54402511771CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,652Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-20 02:28:10497482683CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski0Good morning/evening to all. #Forfriends  You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#Forfriends  2014-01-19 04:31:33472522276CC G+
John Nuntiatio24,408#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-15 19:27:1034612316CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky75,848This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:00:21500663895CC G+
Justin Matthew49,864Circle Share 1.8.14Engagers...Plussers...Content Providers...Photographers...Artist...GPlus Heavy Hitters...Newbies...and people just wanting to hang out...little bit of everything...enjoy!1. Plus The Post 2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!You can find me on these other social platforms so lets connect there too:Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/u/justinmatthew/Twitter: https://twitter.com/JMHHACKERFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustinMatthewMSMPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/livesocialmedia/Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhhackerLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmatthew#sharedcircle #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing #circleshare #circles         #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou          #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-01-09 04:29:44500476281CC G+
John Nuntiatio23,479#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport 2014-01-06 07:39:56351181929CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski37,862Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-27 04:12:43473583576CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,769A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-27 02:44:15401412358CC G+
John Nuntiatio21,898#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-19 13:35:493658614CC G+
John Nuntiatio21,467#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport  2013-12-15 11:28:4636716725CC G+
Haluk ÇETİN0New Year, New People +Haluk ÇETİN#sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare         #circles         #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles     #share   #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday         #sharewithyou               #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus     #coolpeople   #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare 2013-12-09 16:23:3150113315CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,962#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share2013-12-09 13:46:27373181431CC G+
John Nuntiatio20,681#sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share 2013-12-05 19:36:4538724940CC G+
Artur Mashnich38,751A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.*If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-11-29 09:35:36402534382CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community9,798Movers & Shakers in the STEM Community!Here's the latest updated edition of people & pages whose posts and comments have appeared in the +STEM on Google+ Community and page.  There are both content creators and content readers here, and they are all active and interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math.  Add this circle to your stream!Click here to join the community >>https://plus.google.com/b/112166434848553337850/communities/110555615319066448343 #sciencecircle   #STEM   #curatedcontent   #publicsharedcircles   #newtogoogleplus  2013-11-04 15:26:49280311947CC G+
STEM on Google+ Community9,223Thank You, Top 222!!Here are the names circulating around the STEM community lately.They've commented, shared, been shared, plussed and posted.  They all share some common interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Add this circle and test the waters...  maybe some of them are your kind of people!  *Re-share to promote Science!* #sciencecircles   #engagement   #STEM     #sciencesunday   #publicsharedcircles   #welcometogplus   #newtogoogleplus  2013-08-26 03:10:02222331742CC G+
Social Media Revolution637All Science! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #circle 2013-08-20 16:03:51189035CC G+
Social Media Revolution592Science #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-10 21:42:081890113CC G+
Share a Circle583Ad & Share this Circle to be included  #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circle   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharepoint   #sharedcircleoftheday   #shareacircle   #friends   #friendsclub   #follow   #followme   #followback   #followers   #ad  2013-08-07 22:09:49272358CC G+
Science é Ciencia0We've been shared by +Science on Google+: A Public Database among other 246 interesting pages related to Science that you can follow here on Google+ adding this circle.Thank you! :D #science   #circles   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles  2013-07-24 10:00:53247001CC G+
Brett Bjornsen0Eclectic Collection122 reasons my stream is never boringGoogle+ has gotten a bad ghost town rap in the media over the last couple years, mainly because the people writing those articles didn't do one simple thing... follow enough interesting people.The key to a great G+ experience is following outstanding people that share amazing content...Here's a handful of people that keep my stream pumping around the clock... Enjoy!#sharedcircles #SharingIsCaring 2013-05-22 23:14:3612243215CC G+
Smartphones23,919Super Tech Circle Share! #technology   #smartphones   #tablets   #google   #sharedcircles   #publiccircle   #techcircle   #android   #apple   #googleplus   #mobile   #glass   #googleplustips   #socialmedia  2013-05-07 05:26:38104002CC G+
Bobo Fett0Those of you flocking here from the horror that is Facebook, or any that have been here for a while, or maybe even never a part of FB, some pointers to get you started.First thing to know if you type a question mark pretty much anywhere (as long as you don't have a text field in focus, in other words a blinking cursor where you would type text) in G+ you get a little pop up that gives you some handy basic keyboard shortcuts.If you are new here and and you are looking to make your feed more active, click the two little circles labeled Find people in the icons down the left side of the G+ page.  There you can search for people you know and add them to your circles.  Circles are what G+ uses to allow you to organize your friends list.  G+ starts you off with a few default Circles to use, you just need to add people and/or pages to things you enjoy to one of those circles.  Once you have you will see grey buttons at the top of your main feed (The page you get to if you click the big Google+ icon in the top left hand corner).  The first button is the default All circles button, here you will see all of the posts of every person/page you have added to any of your circles.  Next to the All button you will see buttons with the names of your circles.  If you click one of them you will of course see just posts from people/pages in that circle, but also on the rightish side, not quite at the top of the page, you will find a button that says Settings.  That is a drop down that gives you two check boxes.  One is "Show posts in home stream" the other is "Get Notified of new posts".  They pretty much do what they say, and "get notified" means any posts from this circle will make the number between your name and the + Share button in the top right hand corner increment and go red.  You can click that number at any time (even if it's red and 0) to get a drop down window which will show a condensed version of all posts from circles you get notified about. It will also notify you any time someone circles you back, and any +1s you have received in posts or comments you have made. As well as, comments in posts you have also commented on. On this Settings button you will also see a grey area that says Amount.  If you hover over that you get to choose More, Standard, or Fewer.  Which controls how frequently the posts from that circle appear in your feed.If you combine the above tools with the fact that you can change the name of any circle, add as many as you like, and also have people in more than one circle, you have very granular control over what posts you see and when, and exactly who can see your posts.  You can also share your circles with other people, as I have done below.  If you click the View shared circle button below, you will be able to see all the pages in a circle I call, go figure, Pages.  You can look through it and if you like everything you can just add the whole circle as a new circle.  Or, you can pick and choose which things you find interesting and add just them to your own circle that you already have or create a new circle.  Moving stuff from circle to circle is as easy and dragging the rectangle for that particular page/person and dropping onto the circle you want it to be in.  You could also just add this circle in full and then just delete the stuff you don't want (little x in top right hand corner of each rectangle when you hover over it).  Or just view this circle to get ideas for what sort of stuff can be searched for, and use the search box at the top of the Find people/Circle page to find stuff you like.Now once you have some friends added to circles, and pages/people you would like to follow added as well, your feed will get much more interesting. Now on to posting your own stuff.  In the Share what's new... field at the top of pages, you can of course type anything you like2013-05-03 19:55:12143001CC G+
Alessandro Folghera7321. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you!#circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  Social Media Marketing Shared Circle ... share and increase your popularity !2013-04-16 08:01:53422229CC G+
Mike Barnes590Science and Techno Geeks Shared Circle1. PLUS+1 This Post! 2. ADD Circle3, Share the circle (note you can add yourself when you go to share)4. COMMENT Below if you are not on it and I will add you! #circleshare   #geekcircle   #sciencecircle   #sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  For more Social Media and Search Engine Marketing Tips visit http//SEO-Alien.com2013-04-09 20:08:43412417CC G+
Ole Olson11,910This is my media circle. As with all my circles, it is a work in progress, but has an eclectic mix of progressive, politics, science, and niche causes. Suggestions on other pages to add? #SharedCircles   #Media   #politics   #science  2013-04-03 18:50:08107616CC G+
Matthew Shuey1,446Top Brands & Companies On G+Do you have a brand and would like it to be included in this circle?1. Share this circle publicly2. Leave a comment with a link to your G+ Business or Brand Page3. I will add your business to this and other circles. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleday  2013-03-20 22:54:12476202CC G+
Science on Google+60,330Science Pages- All DisciplinesView pages categorized by discipline: http://goo.gl/WCohTLinks to shared science circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.Science on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxX#sciencesunday #science #publiccircles #sharedcircles 2013-03-17 13:29:4424071916CC G+
Jason Mayes17,602SO I have been carefully creating this circle over the past 2 years. My best tech / creative pages on Google+ not from any generic SUL - hand picked by yours truly. Enjoy!2013-03-14 09:57:01290104CC G+


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2014-04-19 22:30:44 (15 comments, 52 reshares, 353 +1s)

Our Digital Learning Network, the +U.S. Department of State's  Collaboratory, and +Google Students'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 #MarsFieldTrip event will feature a special lesson about Mars rovers, along with interactions among NASA experts and students worldwide. Learn more at: https://plus.google.com/events/clh5chhn9eqbl0cv4rfm0eqk788

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2014-04-19 16:36:07 (128 comments, 126 reshares, 1001 +1s)

Researchers were greatly surprised to discover 3-million-year-old landscape beneath Greenland Ice Sheet! The finding provides strong evidence that the Greenland Ice Sheet has persisted much longer than previously known, enduring through many past periods of global warming.

The new discovery indicates that even during the warmest periods since the ice sheet formed, the center of Greenland remained stable. "It’s likely that it did not fully melt at any time," said University of Vermont geologist and lead author Paul Bierman. This allowed a tundra landscape to be locked away, unmodified, under ice through millions of years of global warming and cooling.

Image Credit: Joshua Brown, University of Vermont

#ice #green;and #nasa #science #climate #climatechange #greenlandicesheet


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2014-04-18 21:10:26 (28 comments, 52 reshares, 466 +1s)

Tune in now for a briefing on today's +SpaceX  #Dragon launch to #ISS . www.nasa.gov/nasatv Miss the launch? Replay: http://go.nasa.gov/1kJWiFm

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2014-04-18 19:54:22 (88 comments, 98 reshares, 1209 +1s)

And liftoff! SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 3:25 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. and is on its way to the International Space Station. Dragon’s twin solar arrays deployed on schedule less than 15 minutes after launch. They will allow the spacecraft to recharge its batteries on its way to the space station. 

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2014-04-18 18:21:22 (17 comments, 27 reshares, 382 +1s)

The Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft on top, has been loaded with its complement of flight propellants. Countdown is progressing smoothly today and there are no technical concerns with the rocket and spacecraft. The weather remains 40 percent “go” but is improving.

An on-time liftoff this afternoon means the Dragon spacecraft will catch up to the station Sunday, April 20. The Dragon will be grappled at approximately 7:14 a.m. by Expedition 39 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He will be assisted in a backup position by NASA Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio. The Dragon will be attached to the Earth-facing port of the station's Harmony node and will remain in place approximately one month. It is scheduled to return to Earth for a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California May 18. 

Live NASA TV coverage of thelaun... more »

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2014-04-18 15:46:42 (8 comments, 40 reshares, 505 +1s)

Today's Launch Site From Space! Astronaut Steve Swanson captured this view of Cape Canaveral, Florida, from the International Space Station. At Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX is preparing to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at 3:25 p.m. EDT today on its third commercial resupply mission to the space station. The Dragon is loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiment hardware.

The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 40 percent chance of favorable conditions at launch time. A launch today will send Dragon on a course to rendezvous with the station Sunday morning. The backup launch opportunity for the launch of SpaceX-3 is Saturday, April 19 at 3:02 p.m.

Image Credit: NASA

#spacex #nasa #science #space #launch #321liftoff #dragon #falcon9 #astronauts #iss #earth #spacex3


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2014-04-18 14:52:57 (50 comments, 101 reshares, 835 +1s)

Ground controllers confirmed that our Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 12:30 and 1:22 a.m. EDT Friday morning.

LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent into the lunar surface. The spacecraft's orbit naturally decayed following the mission's final low-altitude science phase. More information: http://go.nasa.gov/1nu4xVU 

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2014-04-18 13:03:53 (9 comments, 51 reshares, 478 +1s)

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon were rolled to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 overnight and rotated vertical at about 8 a.m. EDT. Launch is targeted for 3:25 p.m. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5:45 a.m. with berthing coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 40 percent chance of favorable conditions for the launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station today. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms that could cause violations of the Thick Cloud, Lightning and Flight Through Precipitation rules. For a backup launch opportunity on Saturday the weather is 60 percent “go” with a possibility of violating theThick ... more »

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2014-04-18 01:14:24 (13 comments, 27 reshares, 456 +1s)

Astronauts gear up for spacewalk and launch to the space station - As work continues at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for Friday's 3:25 p.m. EDT launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo craft, the crew geared up Thursday for a contingency spacewalk to replace a failed backup computer relay box on the station's truss. The 2 ½-hour spacewalk is set for Wednesday, April 23, unless SpaceX scrubs its launch attempt Friday, in which case the excursion will move up earlier to Sunday, April 20.

Flight Engineers Steve Swanson (left) and Rick Mastracchio work with spacesuits in the station's Quest airlock.

Image Credit: NASA

#nasa #launch #spacex #eva #spacewalk #astronauts #iss #spacestation


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2014-04-17 22:52:24 (49 comments, 86 reshares, 852 +1s)

Mars Rover Selfie! A self-portrait of our Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity taken in late March 2014 (right) shows that much of the dust on the rover's solar arrays has been removed by wind since a similar portrait from January 2014 (left). Cleaning effects boosted the amount of electricity available for the rover's work. More: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/mer/solar-panel-selfie20140417/index.html#.U1BaRPldWSq

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2014-04-17 18:47:13 (236 comments, 807 reshares, 3460 +1s)

An Earth-like planet? Our Kepler spacecraft discovered first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone of another star! The artist's concept depicts Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone—a range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the planet's surface. The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that Earth-size planets exist in the habitable zones of other stars and signals a significant step closer to finding a world similar to Earth. For more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1kEWyFz 

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2014-04-17 16:45:42 (34 comments, 92 reshares, 712 +1s)

Our LADEE spacecraft is gradually lowering its orbital altitude to continue making science observations prior to its planned impact on the moon’s surface on or before April 21. Have a question about the impact? Find your answer: http://go.nasa.gov/1kEp6PF 

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2014-04-17 16:07:21 (40 comments, 82 reshares, 873 +1s)

Throwback Thursday! On April 17, 1967, our Surveyor 3 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on a mission to the lunar surface. A little more than two years after it landed on the moon with the goal of paving the way for a future human mission, the Surveyor 3 spacecraft got a visit from Apollo 12 Commander Charles Conrad Jr. and astronaut Alan L. Bean, who snapped this photo on Nov. 20, 1969.

The Apollo 12 Lunar Module, visible in the background at right, landed about 600 feet from Surveyor 3 in the Ocean of Storms. The television camera and several other pieces were taken from Surveyor 3 and brought back to Earth for scientific examination. Here, Conrad examines the Surveyor's TV camera prior to detaching it. Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr. remained with the Apollo 12 Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit while Conrad and Bean descended in the LM to... more »

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2014-04-17 00:34:00 (39 comments, 133 reshares, 1266 +1s)

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.

The Colorado River has done all the erosional work of carving away cubic kilometers of rock in a geologically short period of time. Visible as a darker line snaking along the bottom of the canyon, the river lies at an altitude of 715 meters (2,345 feet), thousands of meters below the North and South Rims. Temperatures are furnace-like on the river banks in the summer.

This astronaut photograph was taken on March 25, 2014, from the space station with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 180 millimeter lens. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been... more »

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2014-04-16 17:53:47 (87 comments, 235 reshares, 1651 +1s)

Look closely! Our Curiosity Mars rover and its tracks are visible in this view from orbit, acquired on April 11 by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on our Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The rover is near the largest butte in the lower left quadrant of the image, at about a two o'clock position relative to the butte. It appears bright blue in the exaggerated color of this image. Curiosity entered the area included in this image on March 12, along the tracks visible near the upper left corner.

The multi-layered location filling much of the left half of this image is called "the Kimberley." Curiosity's science team chose it, based on other HiRISE images, as a potential gold mine for the rover mission. Black gold, that is, as organic material that, if found at the Kimberley could be a biomarker (sign of past life) -- the holy grail of Mars exploration.... more »

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2014-04-16 16:02:35 (29 comments, 60 reshares, 628 +1s)

Pivoting planets that lean one way and then change orientation within a short geological time period might be surprisingly habitable, according to new modeling.

The climate effects generated on these wobbling worlds could prevent them from turning into glacier-covered ice lockers, even if those planets are somewhat far from their stars. And with some water remaining liquid on the surface long-term, such planets could maintain favorable conditions for life. Fore more information, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1nquyFz 

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2014-04-16 14:26:20 (47 comments, 297 reshares, 1899 +1s)

Eclipse! From open prairie land on the 1625-acre Johnson Space Center site, one of our photographers took this multi-frame composite image of the so-called "Blood Moon" lunar eclipse in the early hours of April 15. During these rare events, the full moon rapidly darkens and then glows red as it enters the Earth's shadow. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it's worth staying up to catch the show. The next full lunar eclipse visible in the U.S. will be in 2019.

Photo credit: NASA

#eclipse #bloodmooneclipse #lunareclipse #moon #lunar #science #earth


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2014-04-16 12:15:00 (11 comments, 38 reshares, 470 +1s)

The International Space Station Program and SpaceX have selected Friday, April 18 for the next launch attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket to send the Dragon cargo craft on the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the space station. Launch is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. EDT. NASA TV coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. 

A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the space station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5:45 a.m. with berthing coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m.

SpaceX has settled on a backup launch date of Saturday, April 19 for the best pair of launch dates for the science payloads being delivered to the station. If needed, a Saturday launch would occur at 3:02 p.m. NASA TV coverage would begin at 2 p.m. This would be a three-day transit to the station instead of two days with grapple on Tuesday, April 22.

If SpaceXla... more »

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2014-04-15 21:30:10 (32 comments, 43 reshares, 705 +1s)

Space station astronauts focused today on preparations for a contingency spacewalk to be conducted in the next week or so. Meanwhile station program managers and SpaceX officials are working toward scheduling dates for the next launch attempt for Dragon cargo spacecraft and that contingency spacewalk, while managing all this around the planned undocking and redocking of a Russian cargo craft next week. Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiment hardware, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved.

In this image, ISS Commander Koichi Wakata works with spacesuits, called extravehicular mobility units, in the Quest airlock of station.

Image Credit: NASA

#iss #nasa #spacestation... more »

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2014-04-15 16:48:27 (50 comments, 193 reshares, 1670 +1s)

Eclipse! The United States was in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse on April 15. Depending on local weather conditions, the public got a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance changed from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019. This image was taken in San Jose, Calif.

Image Credit: NASA Ames Research Center/Brian Day

#eclipse #bloodmooneclipse #lunareclipse #nasa #moon #lunar #science #earth


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2014-04-15 15:56:03 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 123 +1s)

Chief Scientist Stofan writes about meeting 5 of our Presidential Early Career Award #PECASE winning young scientists and engineers: http://blogs.nasa.gov/leadership/2014/04/15/young-scientists-visit-dc-for-presidential-early-career-award/

The White House OSTP also writes about President Obama honoring the Nation's Cutting-Edge Scientists and Engineers: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/04/15/inspiring-next-generation-innovators-president-obama-honors-nations-cutting-edge-sci

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2014-04-15 06:44:15 (99 comments, 144 reshares, 1235 +1s)

The total lunar eclipse has started! The eclipse's peak, when the moon will enter the Earth's full shadow or umbra, will occur at 3:45 a.m. EDT. The United States is in a prime orbital position and time of day to view the eclipse. Depending on local weather conditions, you will get a spectacular view looking into the sky as the moon's appearance will change from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and perhaps gray. The eclipse is a phenomenon that occurs when the Earth, moon and sun are in perfect alignment, blanketing the moon in the Earth's shadow. The United States will not be able to witness a full lunar eclipse in its entirety again until 2019.

Image Credit: NASA

#lunareclipse #eclipse #bloodmooneclipse #moon #science #space #nasa #moon


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2014-04-15 05:19:37 (79 comments, 159 reshares, 1227 +1s)

We're hosting a live lunar #eclipse web chat from ~1-5 a.m. EDT & streaming views from around the U.S.: http://go.nasa.gov/1krAVZk 

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2014-04-15 00:20:02 (118 comments, 367 reshares, 1635 +1s)

The United States will be in a prime orbital position & time of day to view the total lunar #eclipse! It starts at ~2 a.m. EDT & peaks at around 3:45 a.m. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1kqLegk 

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2014-04-14 23:00:03 (72 comments, 321 reshares, 1798 +1s)

Stay up all night with us to watch the total lunar #eclipse! You can view and learn more about the eclipse on NASA television. Coverage begins at 2 a.m. EDT and will last about three hours. The eclipse’s peak, when the moon will enter the Earth's full shadow or umbra, will occur at 3:45 a.m. Live NASA TV coverage and commentary will begin at 1 a.m. To view the coverage and access eclipse streaming video, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

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2014-04-14 21:44:13 (32 comments, 102 reshares, 925 +1s)

New Saturn moon? Our Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons. More: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA18078

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2014-04-14 19:54:23 (29 comments, 37 reshares, 449 +1s)

SpaceX’s launch to the International Space Station was scrubbed today due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18, at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved. 

For more information as it becomes available, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

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2014-04-14 19:23:07 (10 comments, 17 reshares, 291 +1s)

What are you doing today? Watch #SpaceX3 cargo resupply mission launch at 4:58 p.m. EDT to the International Space Station! NASA TV coverage begins at 3:45 p.m.: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv #ISS

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2014-04-14 16:14:58 (31 comments, 78 reshares, 585 +1s)

Climbing Legs for Robonaut 2 Headed to International Space Station - We've built and are sending a set of high-tech legs up to the space station for Robonaut 2 (R2), the station's robotic crew member. The new legs are scheduled to launch on the SpaceX-3 commercial cargo flight to the ISS, scheduled to launch Monday, April 14 at 4:58 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

These new legs will provide R2 the mobility it needs to help with regular and repetitive tasks inside and outside the space station. The goal is to free up the crew for more critical work, including scientific research. Once the legs are attached to the R2 torso, the robot will have a fully extended leg span of nine feet, giving it great flexibility for movement around the space station. Each leg has seven joints and a device on what would be the foot, called an "end effector," which allows... more »

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2014-04-14 15:14:50 (51 comments, 251 reshares, 1391 +1s)

Spring is here and ready to capture the world's attention with a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will begin early on the morning of April 15 at approximately 2 a.m. EDT. If you have questions about the eclipse, this will be your chance!

Our moon experts to answer your questions. Today from 2-3 p.m. EDT we will take your questions via a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

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2014-04-14 14:03:30 (6 comments, 24 reshares, 345 +1s)

Weather remains 80 percent favorable for the launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station today. The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a slight chance of violating the Anvil Cloud Rule. The detailed weather forecast is below.

NASA Television will air launch coverage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft beginning at 3:45 p.m. EDT. Liftoff is targeted for 4:58 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 


SpaceX-3 Launch Day Weather Forecast

Launch Day: 
The Probability of Weather Prohibiting Launch:    20% 
Primary Concern:  Anvil Cloud Rule

If Launch Delayed to Friday, April 18:
The Probability of Weather Prohibiting Launch:    60%
Primary Concern:  Thick Cloud Rule, Flight Through Precipitation

Details: Onshore flow showers are along the immediate coastthis mor... more »

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2014-04-14 02:02:11 (85 comments, 405 reshares, 2352 +1s)

As seen on #Cosmos: Supernova

A supernova is the explosion of a star. It is the largest explosion that takes place in space.

Supernovas are often seen in other galaxies. But supernovas are difficult to see in our own Milky Way galaxy because dust blocks our view. In 1604, Johannes Kepler discovered the last observed supernova in the Milky Way. NASA’s Chandra telescope discovered the remains of a more recent supernova. It exploded in the Milky Way more than a hundred years ago.

A supernova happens where there is a change in the core, or center, of a star. A change can occur in two different ways, with both resulting in a supernova.

The first type of supernova happens in binary star systems. Binary stars are two stars that orbit the same point. One of the stars, a carbon-oxygen white dwarf, steals matter from its companion star. Eventually, the white dwarfa... more »

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2014-04-14 01:54:44 (77 comments, 152 reshares, 1369 +1s)

As seen on #Cosmos: Large Magellanic Cloud

Nearly 200,000 light-years from Earth, the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, floats in space, in a long and slow dance around our galaxy. Vast clouds of gas within it slowly collapse to form new stars. In turn, these light up the gas clouds in a riot of colors, visible in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is ablaze with star-forming regions. From the Tarantula Nebula, the brightest stellar nursery in our cosmic neighborhood, to LHA 120-N 11, part of which is featured in this Hubble image, the small and irregular galaxy is scattered with glowing nebulae, the most noticeable sign that new stars are being born.

Image Credit: ESA/NASA/Hubble
#nasa #hubble #universe #space


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2014-04-14 01:53:54 (154 comments, 707 reshares, 3227 +1s)

As seen on #Cosmos: Our Sun

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.

The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
#sun #solar #solarsystem #sdo #nasa #space


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2014-04-14 01:26:48 (46 comments, 180 reshares, 1045 +1s)

As seen on #Cosmos: Photosynthesis — Seen From Space

NASA scientists have discovered a new way to use satellites to measure what's occurring inside Earth's land plants at a cellular level. During photosynthesis, plants emit what is called fluorescence - a form of light invisible to the naked eye but detectable by satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth. NASA scientists established a method to turn this satellite data into global maps of the subtle phenomenon in more detail than ever before.

The new maps provide a 16-fold increase in spatial resolution and a 3-fold increase in temporal resolution over the first proof-of-concept maps released in 2011. Improved global measurements could have implications for farmers interested in early indications of crop stress, and ecologists looking to better understand global vegetation and carbon cycle processes.

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2014-04-13 16:38:23 (22 comments, 54 reshares, 643 +1s)

International Space Station Program officials, the international partners and representatives of SpaceX agreed Sunday to proceed with Monday’s scheduled launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo craft on the company’s third commercial resupply mission to the orbital laboratory.
 
After a series of meetings and reviews of procedures, flight controllers, engineers and managers concluded that the SpaceX-3 mission could be conducted as planned without violating any launch commit criteria despite the loss Friday of a backup computer command relay box called a multiplexer/demultiplexer (MDM) that resides in the station’s S0 truss. The problem with the box, which measures 10.5 x 14.9 x 16.4 inches and weighs 50.8 pounds, occurred during a routine health check of the device. The prime multiplexer continues to operate normally. This pair of MDMs provide commanding to the station’sexternal... more »

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2014-04-13 13:19:04 (29 comments, 56 reshares, 664 +1s)

The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for the launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station Monday, April 14. There is a slight chance of violating the Thick Cloud Rule and Anvil Cloud Rule. The detailed weather forecast is below.

NASA Television will air a news conference at noon EDT today at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

The briefing will provide an update on the status of the SpaceX-3 launch to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for 4:58 p.m. April 14, and on the failure April 11 of a backup computer component that provides redundancy for commanding the Mobile Transporter rail car on the truss of the station.

The briefing will include International Space Station Program Manager Michael Suffredini. 

Space station program officials and representatives ofS... more »

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2014-04-13 00:12:30 (18 comments, 69 reshares, 878 +1s)


NASA Television will air a news conference at noon EDT on Sunday, April 13 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

The briefing will provide an update on the status of the SpaceX-3 launch to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for 4:58 p.m. April 14, and on the failure April 11 of a backup computer component that provides redundancy for commanding the Mobile Transporter rail car on the truss of the station.

The briefing will include International Space Station Program Manager Michael Suffredini. 

Space station program officials and representatives of SpaceX are continuing preparations for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo craft to the space station from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 

A final decision on whether to launch Dragon April 14 will not be made until a statusme... more »

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2014-04-12 17:50:38 (89 comments, 154 reshares, 1576 +1s)

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio from @AstroRM tweeted this image and wrote: "Long Island, Connecticut, Massachusets and more. Our orbit is swinging west so that soon we will get some great US day passes again."

Expedition 38/39 crew members Mikhail Tyurin, Koichi Wakata and Mastracchio will return to Earth May 14 inside the Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft. They will be replaced May 29 when the Expedition 40/41 crew of Maxim Suraev, Reid Wiseman and Alexander Gerst arrive inside the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft. Another cargo ship is set for a launch to the space station on Monday at 4:48 p.m. EDT. The Dragon commercial cargo craft will liftoff atop a Falcon 9 rocket on the SpaceX-3 mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Image Credit: NASA

#space #spacestation #iss #space #exp39 #nasa


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2014-04-12 16:23:25 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 121 +1s)

Astronauts Doug Wheelock & ESA's Paolo Nespoli take your questions starting at 12:30 p.m. ET/1630 UTC! Use #AskAstro & watch our International Space Apps Challenge Google+ Hangout:
https://plus.google.com/events/c0k49uci3l0u9j33q7jvfep36fk

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2014-04-12 16:09:44 (28 comments, 111 reshares, 1133 +1s)

International Space Station Program officials and representatives of SpaceX decided Saturday to continue preparations for the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the Dragon cargo craft to the space station Monday from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., despite the failure Friday of a backup computer component that provides redundancy for commanding the Mobile Transporter rail car on the truss of the station. A final decision on whether to launch Dragon Monday will not be made until another status meeting is conducted Sunday morning.
 
NASA has rescheduled its SpaceX prelaunch briefing allow for operational reviews in the morning. It now will be held at 1 p.m. EDT at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. For updates on the schedule of events for Sunday, call the Kennedy News Center recording at 321-867-2525.
 
The component, called a multiplexerd... more »

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2014-04-12 14:03:06 (8 comments, 50 reshares, 497 +1s)

NASA's International Space Apps Challenge hackathon is underway today around the globe in 90+ cities.  Learn more: https://www.spaceappschallenge.org/

Astronauts Wakata, Mastracchio & Swanson on the #ISS welcome everyone to the Space Apps Challenge: http://vimeo.com/90781340 [video]  

And you can join Astronauts Wheelock & Nespoli at 12:30p ET/1630 UTC for the Space Apps Google+ Hangout: https://plus.google.com/events/c0k49uci3l0u9j33q7jvfep36fk   

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2014-04-12 13:59:56 (16 comments, 21 reshares, 363 +1s)

Stuck figuring out how to spend Saturday? It's day 2 of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge! Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/roverchallenge/home/index.html  

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2014-04-12 13:17:43 (17 comments, 21 reshares, 385 +1s)

The L-3 day forecast for the launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station remains 70 percent “go.” The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a slight chance of violating the Thick Cloud Rule and Anvil Cloud Rule. The detailed weather forecast is below.
 
SpaceX-3 is the third commercial resupply mission to space station for SpaceX. During the mission, the Dragon capsule will deliver about 5,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory and return about 3,500 pounds to Earth.
 
Dragon is scheduled to launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14. There is an additional opportunity at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

Space station Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is set to capture Dragon when it arrives to station April 16.

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2014-04-12 02:07:05 (56 comments, 83 reshares, 808 +1s)

The Mission Control team at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston confirmed Friday night that a backup computer on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) called a Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM) is not responding to commands. The station's MDM computers control some systems associated with robotics aboard the space station. The primary MDM operating aboard the space station is functioning normally and there is no immediate impact to space station operations. The computer outage does not pose a risk to the six crew members aboard the space station. ISS teams are assessing next steps to attempt to bring the computer back online or replace it. Replacing the backup MDM, if needed, would require a spacewalk. The backup MDM would provide redundancy for robotic systems that will be needed to attach the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft currently scheduled to launch on Monday and rendezvous with the... more »

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2014-04-11 21:40:48 (23 comments, 61 reshares, 724 +1s)

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test -- Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- later this year. EFT-1 will send the spacecraft more than 3,600 miles from Earth and return it safely.

The spacecraft ran for 26 uninterrupted hours during the final phase of a major test series completed April 8 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The test verified the crew module can route power and send commands that enable the spacecraft to manage its computer system, software and data loads, propulsion valves, temperature sensors and other instrumentation.

More here: http://go.nasa.gov/1ketaFW

In this photo, engineers in the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, perform avionics testing on the Orion spacecraft being prepared for its firstt... more »

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2014-04-11 20:24:14 (6 comments, 24 reshares, 300 +1s)

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge has begun, and you can follow NASA Marshall on Instagram for behind the scenes images from the challenge at: http://instagram.com/nasa_marshall

The Rover Challenge is a new engineering design challenge that will focus on NASA’s current plans to explore planets, moons, asteroids and comets -- all members of the solar system family. The new NASA Rover Challenge (formerly NASA Great Moonbuggy Race) is being held April 10-12, 2014, at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center in Hunstville, Alabama. The challenge will focus on designing, constructing and testing technologies for mobility devices to perform in these different environments, and it will provide valuable experiences that engage students in the technologies and concepts that will be needed in future exploration missions. Rovers will be human-powered and carry two students, one female and one male,o... more »

2014-04-11 16:41:00 (7 comments, 10 reshares, 122 +1s)

Administrator Bolden discusses The Path to Mars

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2014-04-11 16:03:20 (35 comments, 56 reshares, 639 +1s)

Weather is expected to cooperate for Monday's planned launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station.

Forecasters with the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predict a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions, with thick clouds or anvil clouds as the primary concerns.

SpaceX-3 is the third commercial resupply mission to space station for SpaceX. During the flight, the Dragon capsule will deliver about 5,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory and return about 3,500 pounds to Earth.

Dragon is launching aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff is targeted for an instantaneous launch window at 4:58 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 14. There is an additional opportunity at 3:25 p.m. on Friday, April 18.

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