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NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

First Public Tours Of NASA Ames In Nearly 2 Decades, Tickets Available

For the first time in 17 years, NASA Ames Research Center will open its normally well-secured gates to the public, allowing behind the scenes tours of the wind tunnels, laboratories, and even a simulated Martian landscape.

09/02/2014

Red Dragon Crew-Carrying Capsule (Credit SpaceX)

NASA Considers Mars Mission With Help Of Tesla’s Elon Musk, While Celebrating 45 Years Since Apollo 11 Moon Landing

45 years ago, America landed a man on the moon, and years from now, NASA and Tesla founder Elon Musk hope to have already landed a man on Mars, using Musk’s SpaceX rocket in a public-private partnership that turns the Apollo program model on its head.

07/16/2014

Supersonic Jet Model in Wind Tunnel (NASA)

NASA: Supersonic Passenger Jets Closer To Returning To Airports Thanks To Sonic Boom Research

San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.

06/17/2014

Memorial Day 2014 Meteor Shower

Memorial Day Weekend Meteor Shower Could Dazzle With 200 Meteors Per Hour On May 23rd, 2014

NASA announced the discovery of what could become a first ever meteor shower, the May Camelopardalids, delighting skywatchers with 200 meteors per hour for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, and potentially rivaling the Perseid meteor shower in August.

05/22/2014

Liftoff of the LADEE spacecraft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on September 6, 2013. The spacecraft was built at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. (NASA TV)

After Surviving Lunar Eclipse, NASA Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon

NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) crashed into the surface of the moon late Thursday night, but controllers are thrilled about the impact after a successful mission studying what little atmosphere the moon has.

04/18/2014

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