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Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko blasts off from the launch pad at Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome early on March 28, 2015. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Year-Long Space Mission Underway; Twins To Test Effects Of Long Zero-Gravity Exposure

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts hurtled into orbit Friday for a year-long mission to study the effects of extended time in space on the human body.

03/27/2015

An artist's rendering of an asteroid field (CBS)

NASA Reveals Plan To Redirect Asteroid Chunk Into Moon’s Orbit

NASA revealed its plans Wednesday to fly robotic spacecraft to asteroids by the end of the decade.

03/25/2015

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

Twin Astronauts Taking Part In Longest Ever NASA Study On Space Travel’s Aging Effects

NASA is set to carry out its longest mission ever in an effort to study the effects of space travel on the human body.

03/24/2015

U.S. Marine veteran Reese Levasseur at a job fair at NASA Ames in Mountain View, May 29, 2014. (CBS)

NASA Ames Job Fair Helps Wounded Warriors Find High-Tech Work

Hundreds of veterans turned out at a major job fair in Silicon Valley on Thursday, where many high-tech employers were looking to hire former military members.

05/29/2014

Habitable Planet

Astronomers In Mountain View Find Most Earth-Like Planet Ever Detected

The planet is about 10 percent larger than Earth and may very well have liquid water — a key ingredient for life — on its surface.

04/17/2014

Hangar One at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View. (NASA)

Google Subsidiary To Run Moffett Field, Renovate Hangar One

A Google subsidiary has been picked to run and renovate a federal airfield that is frequently used for the personal flights of the company’s top executives.

02/10/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

NASA Ames Staff Would Be Hit Hard By Government Shutdown

Only 3% of NASA employees in highly select positions would be allowed to stay on the job – for example those involved with the International Space Station – or those involved in jobs deemed necessary for safety and security.

09/30/2013

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)

NASA Spacecraft Built In Mountain View Launched To Explore Moon

An innovative, relatively low-cost spacecraft built in the Bay Area was launched from the Virginia coast late Friday on a mission to study the moon’s ultra-thin atmosphere and the pervasive dust that blankets its cratered surface.

09/06/2013

Gabiel Zavala (San Francisco Police Dept.)

Reward Offered In San Francisco Cold Case Homicide Of NASA Engineer

San Francisco police are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the 2005 fatal shooting of a NASA engineer in the city’s Excelsior District.

02/26/2013

An artist's concept of the new planet dubbed Kepler-37b. (NASA)

Kepler Telescope Finds Smallest Planet Yet Outside Solar System

Astronomers have found the smallest planet yet outside of our solar system.

02/20/2013

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