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Benefits of Space Exploration

Eddie Redmayne’s PSA on NASA’s science impact

February 23rd, 2015

Stephen Hawking, one of the most prominent cosmologists of our time, has given voice to the great heights humanity can achieve. Recently, actor Eddie Redmayne, who plays Professor Hawking in the film “The Theory of Everything,” took time to explain the inspirational relationship between Professor Hawking and NASA’s mission and programs.

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Asteroid Exploration

NASA’s Strategic Plan 2014 Released

March 24th, 2014

NASA has released its 2014 Strategic Plan, with the space agency’s Office of Strategy Formulation identified as the responsible office. “Our long-term goal is to send humans to Mars. Over the next two decades, we will develop and demonstrate the technologies and capabilities needed to send humans to explore the red planet and safely return […]

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Milestone Reached in Sunshield for James Webb Space Telescope

September 20th, 2013

More progress has been reported in the James Webb Space Telescope program, the world’s next-generation space observatory and successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The fabrication of all template layers for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) sunshield has been completed. The template layers are the last step before making the final JWST flight sunshield […]

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New Estimate: Billions and Billions of Life-supporting Planets

July 2nd, 2013

The projected number of life-supporting planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone just got larger. A new study calculates that 60 billion planets could sustain water, therefore life. Researchers at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University based their study, as reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, on rigorous computer simulations of cloud behavior on […]

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Kepler’s Planet Search Encounters Problem

May 16th, 2013

  NASA’s four year Kepler mission to search thousands of stars in the Milky Way galaxy for sun-like stars with planets that resemble the Earth has encountered a serious technical problem. A second of the four rapidly spinning internal “reaction wheels” that aim and steady the observatory has stopped turning, NASA announced late Wednesday. At […]

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