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NASA

An independent space-related agency of the United States government.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent space-related agency of the United States government that is headquartered in Washington D.C. and was formed on July 29, 1958. NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, aeronautics research, and aerospace research for the United States government.

Centers and Facilities

The following centers and facilities are part of NASA: Ames Research Center, Armstrong Slight Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Headquarters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, NASA Shared Services Center, and Wallops Flight Facility.

Missions

Notable missions by NASA include the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Curiosity Mars Rover, InSight Mars Lander, Parker Solar Probe, Artemis Program, Commercial Crew, Juno: Mission at Jupiter, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission, James Webb Space Telescope, New Horizons: Pluto and Beyond.

Timeline

February 15, 2020

NASA launches spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station

August 29, 2019

NASA's Kennedy Space Center said it will move its 400 foot (122 meters) tall, $650 million mobile launcher structure used to assemble the agency's rocket for future moon missions from a launchpad and into the Vehicle Assembly Building, a 526 foot (160 meters) tall complex built to withstand winds of up to 125 miles per hour (201 kph).

August 23, 2019

Northrop Grumman Corporation, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, announces that it successfully completed the second qualification test of its Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS).

August 9, 2019

The head of NASA is set to announce plans to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.

June 2019

NASA and the ESA also releases a short video, taken in June, that shows several of Saturn's icy moons orbiting the planet over 18 hours.

March 28, 2019

NASA releases photos of 2 asteroids

January 7, 2019

NASA’s new planet-hunting machine, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovers 203 possible planets.

December 18, 2018

NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

October 30, 2018

NASA announces Kepler had run out of fuel and would be retired.

Kepler, a planet-hunting space telescope that was launched in 2009.

August 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched in August 2018 on a trajectory that takes it closer to the sun than Solar Orbiter.

2009

But in 2009, NASA and the European Space Agency started making serious plans to bring a piece of Mars home, formally announcing their cooperation on a mission.

2005

NASA launches the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which entered the red planet's orbit in 2006.

May 4, 2002

NASA's launches Aqua, an Earth-observing satellite.

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By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
April 3, 2020
Mail Online
NASA astronauts showed off the ISS crew's workout equipment that includes a vacuum system similar to free-weights, a treadmill and a stationary bike without a seat or handlebars.
Eric Berger
April 3, 2020
Ars Technica
"We intend to the maximum extent possible to stay on track."
By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
After years of struggle, electric scooters and e-bikes will be legal to use in New York state, though the new law will still allow municipalities to enforce local bans if they don't want the nuisance.
By Jonathan Chadwick For Mailonline
April 2, 2020
Mail Online
Conservators in Perth, Scotland have discovered paintings inside the coffin of an Egyptian mummy - known as 'Ta-Kr-Hb' - after she was lifted out of it for the first time in more than 100 years.
Stuart Clark
April 2, 2020
the Guardian
SunRISE will use six CubeSats to study space weather. Photograph: Nasa
Darrell Etherington
April 2, 2020
TechCrunch
NASA and SpaceX are moving ahead full-steam with the Demo-2 launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft - the first launch to carry astronauts to space aboard a private launch vehicle from American soil. The Falcon 9 rocket that will propel the Crew Dragon to space will include a NASA logo that has been - technically [...]
April 2, 2020
NDTV.com
An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bob Balaram has created a space chopper that will fly over the Martian skies.
April 2, 2020
ANI News
California [USA], Apr 2 (ANI): An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bob Balaram has created a space chopper that will fly over the Martian skies.
Ben Cousins
April 1, 2020
CTVNews
According to NASA's SkyWatch website, the International Space Station will be viewable in the night sky this week as it flies between the area and the moon.
April 1, 2020
news.google.com
Peering into the darkness to see what we could not previously see, the Hubble Space Telescope has been delighting scientists and the general public with revealing details and images of galaxies and celestial phenomena. The American Institute of Physics recognizes and celebrates the momentous occasion of the 30th anniversary of its launch and Physics Today is highlighting the anniversary in its April issue with a look back at the history of the telescope and analysis of Hubble's discoveries over the past 30 years.
Gireesh Babu
March 31, 2020
@bsindia
The resolution plan will fetch the secured lenders around 32.3% recovery
April 1, 2020
NMSU Daily
The Hubble Area Telescope has detected the most effective-ever candidate for an intermediate-mass black gap --- a medium-sized black hole some 50,000 occasions the mass of our Solar within the act of gobbling up a passing star. If this discovery holds, it will present astrophysicists with the lengthy-wanted lacking hyperlink in theories of black hole ...
Irene Klotz
April 1, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
April 1, 2020
Mail Online
Researchers for the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain, found the urea in urine could be mixed with regolith to create a flexible and sustainable 3D printed concrete.
Nicola Twilley
April 1, 2020
Wired
Mechanical cooling revolutionized the global food supply--and accelerated global warming. Peter Dearman's liquid air engine could change all that.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
April 1, 2020
Mail Online
Brooklyn based Air Co was a finalist for the Carbon XPrize, designed to create a profitable way to capture and reuse greenhouse gases.
March 31, 2020
news.google.com
#NASAatHome - Let NASA Bring the Universe to Your Home
James Rogers
March 31, 2020
Fox News
Skywatchers are in for a treat in April when the super pink moon, the biggest supermoon of 2020, lights up the night sky.
Eric Berger
March 31, 2020
Ars Technica
The new document does not include pricing information for Starship, alas.
March 31, 2020
Tech2
SunRISE contains six CubeSats which will work together as a large radio telescope.
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