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NASA set for 'CRITICAL' Mars mining mission that could find proof of alien life - Daily Star

“It's very important that every mission we send to Mars discovers something slightly unusual”. Dave Parker. Scientists have agreed to a historic interplanetary journey that could be the first-ever “round trip” in space exploration. The samples are ...

NASA to pay more for less cargo delivery to the space station - Ars Technica

A new analysis finds that NASA will pay significantly more for commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station in the 2020s rather than enjoying cost savings from maturing systems. According to a report by the space agency's inspector ...

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth - Outer Places

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) made a scientific pact today to start bringing Martian soil back to Earth so they can study it in ...

NASA's new planet-hunting satellite begins climb into science orbit - Astronomy Now Online

Looping back near Earth for the first time since its launch one week ago, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite fired its thrusters early Wednesday to begin boosting its orbit toward the moon for a May 17 gravity assist maneuver that will help ...

NASA will pay more for less ISS cargo under new commercial contracts - SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA will pay more money for less cargo delivered to the International Space Station under a set of follow-on commercial cargo contracts awarded in 2016, according to a report by the agency's inspector general. The report, released April ...

Nike Presents NASA-Inspired Air Huarache and Air Force 1 Designs - HYPEBAE

The Air Huarache includes red highlights underneath the laces and on the tongue, while the AF1 comes with a paint-splattered Swoosh. On the former, we also see a bold, blue “space” detail on the side panel, on the heel and on the lining. Topping off ...

Going to Mars is going to cost a lot of money that NASA doesn't have - BGR

If you've been following space, science, or even general technology news over the past few years you've heard a whole lot about Mars, as well as all the people who are working on making a manned Mars mission a reality. Scientists are simulating Mars ...

NASA'S TESS Satellite Could Find Planet Hosting Life By 2020 - Newsweek

The excitement among those gathered for the launch of TESS, NASA's latest sky watcher, on April 18 was understandable. Equipped with four telescopes, the satellite will orbit for two years, taking pictures of more than 200,000 stars, dozens within 10 ...

A former commander of the International Space Station just backed the idea of a US military space force - CNBC

A former NASA astronaut and retired Air Force fighter pilot says the U.S. military should create a space force, an idea that recently gained traction because of President Donald Trump. A space force would have to be distinct from the Air Force, retired ...

Engility to Support NASA's Johnson Space Center Under Stinger Ghaffarian's MSOC Contract - GovConWire

Engility said Tuesday the cost-plus-award-fee MSOC deal with core work, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity and level-of-effort components covers technical, managerial and administrative services to support the JSC Flight Operations Directorate's ...

NASA Pushes for Moon, Deep Space with Crucial Tests - Space.com

With the moon as its immediate goal, NASA is pushing hard on deep space exploration. In a press conference from Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston today (April 26), NASA officials talked through the status of their deep space exploration program and ...

NASA web sites, social media honored in 2018 Webby Awards - NASA Exoplanet Exploration and Discovery (press release)

The 2018 Webby Awards have honored NASA's digital communications with one Webby, while three other NASA properties won the People's Voice Awards, given by popular vote, in their categories. "Thank you to all of our NASA fans for your support in the ...

NASA and ESA Are Getting Serious About Bringing Martian Soil to Earth - Gizmodo

We've already got rovers on the surface of Mars, including Curiosity, which has the ability to perform rudimentary chemical analyses of rocks and soil. It would be more ideal, however, to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth for a closer look. This ...

NASA Preps Launch of Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Mars Interior Study - GovConWire

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday the InSight lander will lift off on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California — the first time an interplanetary spacecraft will launch from the East Coast — to explore the crust, mantle and core ...

James Webb Space Telescope + luck = long distance astrofun - The Register

Researchers hope that NASA's budgetary-challenged James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) may score some good fortune with a boost from galactic alignment. While European Space Agency (ESA) scientists are breathless with excitement at the volume of star ...

NASA finally knows what Uranus smells like, and it sure isn't flowers - MLive.com

While this might sound like the punchline to an immature joke, NASA and the Gemini Observatory finally confirmed that Uranus smells like rotten eggs earlier this week. The smell, described by NASA as something "that most people avoid," is due to the ...

Zooming Into NASA's Hubble Photos to See the Lagoon Nebula Up Close - PetaPixel (blog)

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope was deployed on April 25, 1990, so this week marked the 28th anniversary of the telescope providing humankind with breathtaking photos of deep space. To celebrate, NASA released this 30-second video that zooms into the ...

NASA Auditor Flags Rising Cost of ISS Resupply Flights - Aviation Week

Contracts to SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Sierra Nevada for cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning in late 2019 are costing NASA more than twice what it paid under the first round of Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1 ...

NASA And ESA Team Up For Mars Sample Return Mission - ValueWalk

NASA has no interest whatsoever in developing things that we can buy.” Dave Parker, the director of human and robotic exploration at ESA commented that “it's very important that every mission we send to Mars discovers something slightly unusual. It's ...

NASA's High-Speed Cannon Used to Explore the Origins of Water on Earth - Popular Mechanics

To test the models, Daly and Schultz headed to California to simulate asteroid impacts with NASA's Ames Vertical Gun Range (AVGR), where Schultz has served as the science coordinator for more than 25 years. The facility, built in the 1960s to support ...

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Formed July 29, 1958; 58 years ago (1958-07-29)
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  • NACA (1915–1958)
Jurisdiction United States government
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established NASA in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeronautics and Space Act was passed on July 29, 1958, disestablishing NASA's predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The new agency became operational on October 1, 1958.

Since that time, most US space exploration efforts have been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is overseeing the development of the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the Space Launch System and Commercial Crew vehicles. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches.

NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System, advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate's Heliophysics Research Program, exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic spacecraft missions such as New Horizons, and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs. NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite.


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