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This Week at NASA: TRAPPIST-1 Earth Size Exoplanets, ISS Cargo Deliveries and More Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: TRAPPIST-1 Earth Size Exoplanets, ISS Cargo Deliveries and More.

NASA held a news conference Feb. 22 at the agency's headquarters to discuss the finding by the agency's Spitzer Space Telescope of seven Earth-sized planets around a tiny, relatively nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star.


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This Week at NASA: Jupiter Flyby, Saturn's Rings, a Day of Remembrance and More Video in Story

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NASA's Juno spacecraft made its latest close flyby of Jupiter Feb. 2 -- passing about 2,700 miles above the planet's clouds. This was the fourth close flyby since Juno began orbiting Jupiter last year on July 4.

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Videos: NASA's Day of Remembrance and Apollo 1

Videos: NASA's Day of Remembrance and Apollo 1

On January 31, 2017, NASA observed its annual Day of Remembrance to commemorate the crews of Apollo 1, and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other members of the NASA family who lost their lives furthering the cause of exploration. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the accidental fire, that occurred inside an Apollo spacecraft on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, that tragically claimed the lives of Apollo 1 astronauts, Virgil Grissom, Edward White and Roger Chaffee.


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This Week at NASA: New Astronaut Spacesuits and More

This Week at NASA: New Astronaut Spacesuits and More Video in Story

When NASA's Commercial Crew Astronauts make their first trip to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's Starliner spacecraft, they'll be outfitted in new custom-designed spacesuits.


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This Week at NASA: Warmest Global Temperature on Record, Remembering Gene Cernan and More

This Week at NASA: Warmest Global Temperature on Record, Remembering Gene Cernan and More Video in Story

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced on Jan. 18, that global surface temperatures in 2016 were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880.


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Charlie Bolden's Farewell To NASA Employees

Charlie Bolden's Farewell To NASA Employees

Last week NASA Administrator Bolden and his deputy, Dava Newman, held a farewell town hall meeting for NASA employees. While the event was not publicly televised I had a chance to watch it shortly after it aired live. Here are @NASAWatch tweets of the highlights of the event.


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NASA Reflects on Legacy of Eugene Cernan and Other Videos

NASA Reflects on Legacy of Eugene Cernan and Other Videos Video in Story

NASA pays tribute to former NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, who died Monday, January 16 at the age of 82 following ongoing health issues according to a statement from his family.


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This Week at NASA: Another Spacewalk Completed and More

This Week at NASA: Another Spacewalk Completed and More Video in Story

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency conducted a spacewalk on Jan. 13, to complete an upgrade that included installing adapter plates and hooking up electrical connections for six new lithium-ion batteries, which were delivered to the station in December.


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NASA Future In-Space Operations: NASA Satellite Servicing Evolution

NASA Future In-Space Operations: NASA Satellite Servicing Evolution

Now available is the January 11, 2017 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Ben Reed (NASA GSFC) who presented "NASA Satellite Servicing Evolution."


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NASA Announces Two New Missions to Explore Asteroids

NASA Announces Two New Missions to Explore Asteroids Video in Story

On January 4, NASA announced the selection of two missions to explore previously unexplored asteroids.


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NASA Future In-Space Operations: Research and Education Missions on the New Commercial Sub-orbital Rockets

NASA Future In-Space Operations: Research and Education Missions on the New Commercial Sub-orbital Rockets

Now available is the December 21, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Steve Collicott (Purdue University) who presented "Research and Education Missions on the New Commercial Sub-orbital Rockets."


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NASA Scientist Quizzes the Stars of Passengers

NASA Scientist Quizzes the Stars of Passengers Video in Story

NASA Scientist Tiffany Kataria drops in on Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen for a fun, not so serious chat about science fiction, other worlds and time travel?


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NASA Johnson Space Center's Top 16 Earth Images of 2016

NASA Johnson Space Center's Top 16 Earth Images of 2016

Astronauts on the International Space Station take pictures of Earth out their windows nearly every day; over a year that adds up to thousands of photos.


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NASA Future In-Space Operations: MOBIUS - Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions

NASA Future In-Space Operations: MOBIUS - Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions

Now available is the November 16, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Madhu Thangavelu (USC) who presented "MOBIUS - Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions."


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Senator John Glenn's Memorial Service

Senator John Glenn's Memorial Service Video in Story

NASA Television covered The Ohio State University's public celebration of John Glenn's life on Dec. 17, at the university's Mershon Auditorium. The former NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator passed away Dec. 8 at the age of 95. Glenn, a decorated U.S. marine, was the first American to orbit Earth and, much later in life, became the oldest person to travel to space.


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This Year at NASA: A Record Breaking Year

This Year at NASA: A Record Breaking Year Video in Story

2016 marked record-breaking progress in NASA's exploration objectives. The agency advanced the capabilities needed to travel farther into the solar system while increasing observations of our home and the universe, learning more about how to continuously live and work in space and, of course, inspiring the next generation of leaders to take up our Journey to Mars and make their own discoveries.



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