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NASA Launching Two Missions for Solar Impact Research

NASA is preparing for two missions to support research into heliophysics or how the sun impacts planetary phenomena. The agency said Friday that the first initiative, known as the “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere” mission, will use real-time imaging technology and small satellites to study the generation of solar winds by the sun’s corona or outer atmosphere.

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Senate Subcommittee OKs $21.3B Fiscal 2019 NASA Budget

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday passed its fiscal 2019 spending bill that would authorize $21.3 billion in funds for NASA, representing a $1.4 billion increase from the president’s budget request for the agency, SpacePolicyOnline.com reported Tuesday. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) led the markup of the Senate Appropriations commerce, justice …

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NASA Taps 27 Organizations for Science Education Collaborative Agreements; John Grunsfeld Comments

NASA’s science mission directorate will award $42 million in cooperative agreements to 27 universities and research institutions to develop new approaches in order to encourage students to participate in NASA’s science, technology, engineering and math education programs. Selected organizations will craft programs that support activities in heliophysics, Earth science, planetary science …

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NASA, Brazilian Space Agency Forge Climate, Space Weather Research Alliance; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA and the Brazilian Space Agency have agreed to collaborate on heliophysics, space weather and climate research efforts. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Brazilian Space Agency President Jose Raimundo Braga Coelho inked the agreements at NASA’s Washington, D.C.-based headquarters, NASA said Tuesday. “This partnership encompasses critical work not only to …

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