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This Week at NASA: Happy 100th Anniversary, Langley.

Our Langley Research Center officially celebrated its 100th anniversary on July 17. Groundbreaking took place on that date in 1917, for what is now known as Building 587 - the first aeronautical research laboratory erected in 1918 for NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).


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NASA - New Study Shows the Amazon Makes Its Own Rainy Season

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The Amazon rainforest.

A new study gives the first observational evidence that the southern Amazon rainforest triggers its own rainy season using water vapor from plant leaves. The finding helps explain why deforestation in this region is linked with reduced rainfall.

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This Week at NASA: Juno's Spectacular Flyby of Jupiter and More

This Week at NASA: Juno's Spectacular Flyby of Jupiter and More Video in Story

On July 10, our Juno spacecraft completed its 7th perijove - or close flyby of Jupiter. It flew directly over the planet's iconic Great Red Spot - about 5,600 miles above it.


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This Week at NASA - Vice President Mike Pence Visits Kennedy Space Center

This Week at NASA - Vice President Mike Pence Visits Kennedy Space Center Video in Story

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to employees on July 6 at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida, highlighting the public/private partnerships transforming the center into a multi-user spaceport, and changing the way we do business in low-Earth orbit.


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Vice President Pence Visits Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Pence Visits Kennedy Space Center Video in Story

Vice President Mike Pence thanked employees at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for their commitment to America's continued leadership in the space frontier during a visit to America's multi-user spaceport on Thursday.


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This Week at NASA: The National Space Council is Back and More

This Week at NASA: The National Space Council is Back and More Video in Story

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order on June 30 to reestablish the National Space Council. To mark International Asteroid Day on June 30, we aired a special television program with information about the work our Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other NASA-funded programs do to find, track and characterize Near Earth Objects.


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This Week at NASA: Solar Eclipse Primer and More

This Week at NASA: Solar Eclipse Primer and More Video in Story

At the Newseum in Washington, we teamed with representatives from other federal agencies and science organizations to delve into the science behind the upcoming August 21 total solar eclipse, and provide details on how to safely view the once-in-a-century phenomenon.


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This Week at NASA: Mid-Year at NASA

This Week at NASA: Mid-Year at NASA Video in Story

2017 is shaping up to be another year of unprecedented exploration, amazing discoveries, technological advances and progress in development of future missions - and we're just six months into the year. Here are some of our top stories of 2017, so far - Mid-Year at NASA.


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This Week at NASA: New NASA Astronaut Class and More

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

Vice President Mike Pence helped announce America's newest class of astronaut candidates on June 7 at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Vice President joined Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa in welcoming members of the 2017 class -- who were selected from more than 18,000 applicants


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This Week at NASA: Touching the Sun and More

This Week at NASA: Touching the Sun and More Video in Story

The first mission designed to fly directly into the sun's atmosphere - Solar Probe Plus has been renamed the Parker Solar Probe, in honor of University of Chicago physicist, Eugene Parker.


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Video: SpaceX Pre-Launch Briefing on the SpaceX CRS-11 Space Station Supply Mission

Video: SpaceX Pre-Launch Briefing on the SpaceX CRS-11 Space Station Supply Mission Video in Story

On May 31, a prelaunch status briefing was held at Kennedy Space Center, prior to launch of the eleventh SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX is targeting launch of its Dragon spacecraft aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1 from Launch Complex 39A at KSC.


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This Week at NASA: The State of NASA, Unscheduled Spacewalk and More

This Week at NASA: The State of NASA, Unscheduled Spacewalk and More Video in Story

Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot discussed our Fiscal Year 2018 budget request on May 23, during his State of NASA address.


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This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More

This Week at NASA: The James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Another Milestone and More Video in Story

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has successfully passed the center of curvature test at Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Md.


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Video: NASA's First 100 Days

Video: NASA's First 100 Days Video in Story

From a presidential call from the Oval Office with a record-breaking American Astronaut to announcing the discovery of Earth-sized planets outside our solar system, NASA's been busy during the first 100 days of President Trump's term.


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This Week at NASA: Peggy Whitson Sets a Record, DNA Research and More

This Week at NASA: Peggy Whitson Sets a Record, DNA Research and More Video in Story

On April 24 aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set a new record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut.


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NASA Cassini Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

NASA Cassini Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings Video in Story

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017.



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