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NASA Releases First Lunar Data Set From SAGE III Mission

NASA has publicly released the first set of lunar data from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III mission launched on the International Space Station last year. The space agency said Friday its Atmospheric Science Data Center offers the public access to information about measurements of ozone and nitrogen trioxide in the atmosphere after …

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NASA Demos First X-ray Navigation in Space

NASA has performed the first fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space, which could help future robotic spacecraft to travel to deep space locations. The space agency said Thursday a team of engineers carried out the experiment called the Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, on Nov. 11. …

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Sen. John Hoeven Urges DHS Leaders to Use North Dakota’s UAS Expertise for Border Protection Efforts

Sen. John Hoeven (R-North Dakota) has asked Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection agency officials to take advantage of the state’s unmanned aerial systems knowledge to formulate strategies to protect the northern border. According to a report published Thursday on Hoeven’s website, the senator met with DHS …

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House OKs 3 Bills to Boost STEM Education & Training

House members approved three bills that would support individuals who aim to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, Nextgov reported Friday. The STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act would require the National Science Foundation to inform Congress about its efforts to encourage  women and historically …

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Steve Jurczyk: NASA Open to Potential Use of Suborbital Vehicles in Human Spaceflight

Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for space technology at NASA, has said the agency is open to the possibility of permitting researchers to fly aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft to conduct experiments as part of the Flight Opportunities program, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. “As principal investigators propose, both internal to NASA and external, …

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