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NASA News: International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.  The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 … Continue reading NASA News: International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

WASHINGTON – NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 15.  The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Loaded with 7,500 … Continue reading NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA News: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.  NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

California News: Former NASA Contractor, Richard Gregory Bauer Pleads Guilty and Admits Computer Hacking and Threats Made to Obtain Nude Photos of Female Victims

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal charges of hacking into email and social media accounts to obtain nude photographs of women and then threating to publish the nude photos unless victims provided him with additional explicit pictures. Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, a former contractor at NASA Armstrong … Continue reading California News: Former NASA Contractor, Richard Gregory Bauer Pleads Guilty and Admits Computer Hacking and Threats Made to Obtain Nude Photos of Female Victims

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. Saturday and headed over the Pacific toward polar orbit. NASA Earth … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Washington, DC— Thursday morning, speaking by phone, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) congratulated Jody Singer on her appointment as Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Congressman Brooks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee, and Director Singer had served as acting director of Marshall since July. … Continue reading Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — In a story Aug. 3 about nine astronauts picked for fly on commercial capsules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of one astronaut. His name is Josh Cassada, not John. A corrected version of the story is below: Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights NASA names astronauts … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story