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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

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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

Workers drill for water for a farmer on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years. Grasslands that support cattle have dried up, forcing ranchers to feed them expensive supplemental hay to keep them from starving or to sell at least some of their herds, and farmers are struggling with diminishing crop water and whether to plant or to tear out permanent crops which use water year-round like almond trees. About 17 rural communities could run out of drinking water within several weeks and politicians are pushing to undo laws that protect several endangered species. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

NASA Deploys Satellites To Help California Analyze Drought

NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state’s record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

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

Space Shuttle Columbia Final Launch 1/16/2003 (Credit: NASA)

NASA Ames Observes ‘Day Of Remembrance’ For Astronauts’ Sacrifices

Flags flew at half-staff on Friday at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View as the space agency honored the astronauts who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is an annual “Day of Remembrance.”

01/31/2014

Crew of Space Shuttle Columibia, Killed On Reentry February 1st, 2003 (Credit: NASA)

NASA Begins ‘Day Of Remembrance’ For Columbia, Challenger, Apollo 1 Disasters

Friday, NASA is remembering three dark days in the history of human space flight–the launch pad fire of Apollo 1, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger just after “throttle up,” and the disintegration on reentry of Columbia.

01/30/2014

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