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International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 (image via nasa.gov)

NASA Partners With Los Gatos Company To Awaken ‘Zombie’ Space Explorer Launched In 1978

NASA, in a first-of-a kind agreement, has signed with Los Gatos based Skycorp to allow the group to attempt to contact and possibly command NASA’s International Sun-Earth Explorer-3.

05/23/2014

A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid.  (Credit DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

First Meteors Spotted From New Memorial Day Weekend ‘Giraffe’ Meteor Shower

The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.

05/23/2014

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

A mosaic of earth compiled from selfies taken on Earth Day 2014 (GigaPan/NASA)

NASA Releases Stunning ‘Global Selfie’ Taken On Earth Day

On April 22nd, NASA asked people around the globe to snap a photo of their location on the planet at that point and on Thursday they released the results of that world-wide photo hunt, a mosaic selfie of our planet as seen from space.

05/22/2014

SpaceX Rocket Launch

SpaceX Cargo Ship Returns To Earth From Space Station With Nearly 2-Tons Of Experiments, Equipment

The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment for NASA.

05/18/2014

NASA Flying Saucer LDSD

Supersonic Flying Saucer To Rocket Over Pacific To Test Landing Craft For Alien Planets

The flying saucer shapes of science fiction could actually prove to be the most efficient way to enter an extraterrestrial planet’s atmosphere, and on June 2nd, NASA plans to test that exact shape in a supersonic flight high over the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.

05/15/2014

The hyperwall at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA, which projects temperatures across the U.S. out to the year 2100, on May 8, 2014. (NASA Ames Research Center)

NASA Ames In Mountain View Plays Big Role In Latest Climate Change Study

High-fidelity simulation models displayed at NASA Ames show a temperature map of the Untied States in the year 2100.

05/08/2014

9/2010 -- NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Expedition 24 flight engineer, looks through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth and the blackness of space are visible through the windows. The image was a self-portrait using natural light. (NASA'Tracy Dyson)

NASA Opens Space Station To Private Corporations, Asks Tech Firms For Ideas

NASA asks private businesses to make their pitch for using the International Space Station for private commercial businesses. Companies will have to develop their own way to get there, though.

04/29/2014

Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)

Bay Area Scientist Among Thousands Seeking One-Way Trip To Mars

Two hundred thousand people have signed up for an unlikely trip, including some people from the Bay Area. They all want to volunteer for a trip to Mars.

04/24/2014

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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