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This Week at NASA: Returning Human Spaceflight to America Video in Story

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This Week at NASA: Returning Human Spaceflight to America

During a September 16 news conference at Kennedy Space Center - a major announcement by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden that Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station - effectively putting America back into the business of launching humans to space - ending our sole reliance on Russia by 2017.


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Inside Kennedy Space Center and Spaceport Magazine Video in Story

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Spaceport Magazine

NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has released what could be a new regular video feature called Inside KSC. It appears to be a complementary product to the September edition of the KSC Spaceport Magazine.

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This Week at NASA: Mars, Space Launch System, Orion and More

This Week at NASA: Mars, Space Launch System, Orion and More Video in Story

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, other NASA officials and representatives from The Boeing Company participated in a September 12 ribbon cutting for the new 170-foot-high Vertical Assembly Center at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.


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Sun - Dark Solar Filament Liftoff

Sun - Dark Solar Filament Liftoff Video in Story

The long, dark solar filament that had been visible for many days finally lifted off and broke away into space (September 2, 2014). Filaments are elongated clouds of plasma tethered above the Sun's surface by powerful magnetic forces. Filaments are notoriously unstable.


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This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Measurement Data Now Public and More

This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Measurement Data Now Public and More Video in Story

Precipitation information from the first six months of the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory mission now is fully available to the public.


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This Week at NASA: Space Launch System Milestone

This Week at NASA: Space Launch System Milestone Video in Story

On August 27, NASA announced a milestone in development of the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket.


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This Week at NASA: Orion, Ancient Earth, Spacewalk and More

This Week at NASA: Orion, Ancient Earth, Spacewalk and More Video in Story

During an August 20 event at NASA headquarters, called Ancient Earth, Alien Earths, a panel of scientists from NASA and other organizations discussed how vastly different and inhospitable we all would find ancient Earth, if we could go back in time.


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NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps

NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data. The agency also has announced a follow-on challenge with awards of $50,000 to build climate applications based on OpenNEX data on the Amazon cloud computing platform.


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Video: NASA Panel Discussions - Ancient Earth, Alien Earths

Video: NASA Panel Discussions - Ancient Earth, Alien Earths Video in Story

During an August 20 event at NASA headquarters, called Ancient Earth, Alien Earths, a panel of scientists from NASA and other organizations discussed how vastly different and inhospitable we all would find ancient Earth, if we could go back in time.


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NASA: Super-Black Nano-Coating to Be Tested for the First Time in Space

NASA: Super-Black Nano-Coating to Be Tested for the First Time in Space

An emerging super-black nanotechnology that promises to make spacecraft instruments more sensitive without enlarging their size will be tested for the first time on the International Space Station within a year.


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NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Exploration

NASA: Preparing America for Deep Space Exploration Video in Story

NASA provides a quick look at what's been going on in the Orion, the Space Launch System and Ground Systems Development and Operations programs in April, May and June of 2014.


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This Week at NASA: OCO-2 First Light, Black Holes, Cygnus, ATV-5

This Week at NASA: OCO-2 First Light, Black Holes, Cygnus, ATV-5 Video in Story

A month after its launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide - has reached its final operating orbit and returned its first science data.


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NASA Exploration Systems Division Quarterly Report #2 - 2014

NASA Exploration Systems Division Quarterly Report #2 - 2014 Video in Story

NASA has released its quarterly from the Exploration Systems Division on the ongoing Orion, Space Launch System, Ground Systems Development and Operations programs for April, May and June of 2014.


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NASA Holds Briefing on New Planetary Landing Technology

NASA Holds Briefing on New Planetary Landing Technology

Today NASA held a briefing on its recent Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project test. LDSD is a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle which may be used on future planetary missions.


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Shuttle Replica's Emblems Revealed at Space Center Houston

Shuttle Replica's Emblems Revealed at Space Center Houston Video in Story

Space Center Houston President and CEO Richard Allen, Jr. and retired astronaut Clay Anderson unveil the name ''Independence'' on the forward fuselage of a high-fidelity space shuttle replica during an event on July 25.


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This Week at NASA: Next Giant Leap

This Week at NASA: Next Giant Leap Video in Story

It was 45 years ago that Neil Armstrong took the small step onto the surface of the moon that changed the course of history. The Apollo missions blazed a path for human exploration to the moon and today NASA is taking its Next Giant Leap to near-Earth asteroids, Mars and beyond. As we develop and test the new tools of 21st century spaceflight on the human path to Mars, we once again will change the course of history.



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