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

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

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 in Story

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Video: NASA's First 100 Days

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

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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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NASA's Launches Football Stadium Sized Super Balloon From New Zealand

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NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time), on a mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitude band.


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Cassini Completes Final and Fateful Titan Flyby

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.


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This Week at NASA: Expedition 51-52 Takes Flight, Earth Day and More

This Week at NASA: Expedition 51-52 Takes Flight, Earth Day and More Video in Story

On April 20, Expedition 51-52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.


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This Week at NASA: Oceans Beyond Earth and More

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Two long-running NASA missions are providing new details about ocean bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn - further heightening scientific interest in these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond.


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Playing Wheel of Fortune With NASA Public Affairs

Playing Wheel of Fortune With NASA Public Affairs

I just love the media advisories NASA issues such as this one for Thursday's "NASA to Reveal New Discoveries in News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth" press event.


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This Week at NASA: Cassini Grand Finale, John Glenn and More

This Week at NASA: Cassini Grand Finale, John Glenn and More Video in Story

NASA held a news conference April 4 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with participation from NASA headquarters, to preview the final phase of the Cassini spacecraft's mission to Saturn.


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This Week at NASA: The Bipartisan NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 is Signed

This Week at NASA: The Bipartisan NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 is Signed Video in Story

On March 21, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.


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This Week at NASA: Orion Spacecraft's Parachute System Test and More

This Week at NASA: Orion Spacecraft's Parachute System Test and More Video in Story

NASA conducted the latest successful test of the Orion spacecraft's parachute system on March 8 in the skies above the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.


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

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

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

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

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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