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X-rays stream off the sun in this image showing observations from by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Captures Spectacular 1st Picture Of The Sun

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has taken its first picture of the sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays.

12/25/2014

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.

12/24/2014

Engineering graduate student Elliot Hawkes scales the glass exterior of Packard Electrical Engineering Building using gecko-inspired controllable adhesives. Credit: Eric Eason

Stanford Students Invent Gecko Gloves That Give Humans The Power To Scale Walls

The “gecko gloves” make human hands perform like the sticky feet of nature’s most impressive climber.

12/22/2014

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Here’s What An Astronaut Will See While Spiraling 20,000 Mph Through The Earth’s Atmosphere

NASA released new video Friday capturing the intense conditions the Orion spacecraft and the astronauts it carries will endure as they return from deep space on a journey destined for Mars.

12/19/2014

San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, and Bay shot from airplane at takeoff (credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman)

NASA Testing One of Several Futuristic Hybrid Aircraft

Get a glimpse of NASA’s new futuristic and environmentally conscious project…

12/08/2014

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Day One Of The Mars Era': NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit On First Test Flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft circled the planet Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

12/05/2014

An artist's rendering of the Orion capsule on re-entry. (NASA)

NASA Ames Delays Viewing Party For 1st Flight Of Orion Spacecraft

NASA is trying to launch the next generation of technology with the maiden test flight of the Orion spacecraft.

12/03/2014

This November 13, 2014 handout photo provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet as seen from the Philae lander, which landed on the comet's surface yesterday. ESA, despite some malfunctions on the Philae craft, successfully landed it on the comet on November 12, 2014 making it the first man-made craft to ever land on a comet. The Philae lander, launched from the Rosetta probe, is a mini laboratory that will gather data on the comet. (Photo ESA via Getty Images)

1st Image Released From Surface Of Speeding Comet

The European Space Agency has released the first image that shows the surface of a comet.

11/13/2014

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Google To Pay More Than $1B Over 60 Years To Rent Part Of NASA’s Moffett Field

Google is renting 1,000 acres of a historic California air base for space exploration, aviation and robotics projects.

11/10/2014

November 5th, 2014 (NASA SDO)

Massive Solar Flares Continue, Amazing Ultraviolet Image Captured By NASA Solar Observatory

From the surface of the sun, massive solar flares have been exploding out several million miles into space over the past few weeks, with the latest blast coming on November 5th at 1:47 a.m. Pacific time.

11/06/2014

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