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NASA Goes Underwater for Mission NEEMO

NASA is not just about exploring outer space: The space agency has announced an underwater endeavor that will send two astronauts into the ocean off Florida’s east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in hostile environments. The 14th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission …

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NASA Names Chris C. Kemp as CTO for IT

NASA has announced its first-ever chief technology officer for IT: Chris C. Kemp, who previously served as chief information officer at the agency’s Ames Research Center in California. “We are lucky to already have Chris at NASA, and this move will leverage his creative talents and energies,” NASA’s Chief Information …

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EPA, NASA Collaborate to Foster New Generation of Scientists

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Monday stressed the importance of science and engineering education and signed a Memorandum of Agreement to foster cooperation between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications. The signing ceremony took place at the …

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NASA Continues to Track Iceland’s Volcano

Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano in Iceland, is continuing to erupt and now we have clear images thanks to NASA. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument, which is on NASA’s Terra spacecraft, has been able to take images of the ash plumes. The ASTER has been able to …

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NASA Announces Systems Engineering Student Competition

College students nationwide are invited to participate in NASA’s fourth annual systems engineering paper competition, where awards include cash scholarships and VIP invitations to attend future space shuttle or rocket launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate …

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Fallen Satellite Program Sees an Uplift

The Obama administration has plans to re-energize a fallen satellite program that is over budget and out of time. Before plans can change, the administration needs to convince Congress that the changes  will be enough to fix the failing program. The White House has asked for a budget increase of …

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