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Ellen Ochoa’s extraordinary career at NASA: Shortwave: NPR

STS-110 flight engineer astronaut Ellen Ochoa dons a training version of the full-pressure launch and entry suit before a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The technician in costume Andre Denard assists Ochoa. STS-110 took place in April 2002 and was the 13th shuttle mission to visit the …

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A NASA scientist replies: “Is there water on Mars?”

NASA took advantage of its YouTube channel to add a new video to its “We Asked a NASA Scientist” series collection. In this week’s episode, Mars geologist Eva Scheller replies, “Is there water on Mars?Yes“, but it really depends on how water is defined. Scheller goes on to explain that …

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Susquehanna Township Middle School students meet NASA astronaut

PA-native Astronaut Hoburg explained how he became an astronaut, answered questions from students, and discussed NASA’s next goal of sending people to the moon. HARRISBURG, Pa .– Students at Susquehanna Township Middle School had the unique opportunity to speak and ask questions of an astronaut this week. Astronaut Warren “Woody” …

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Backing Away From the Cliff – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by the left navigation camera aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Sol 3324. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS. Download image › As we continue to explore the Maria Gordon notch, we anticipate a touch and go with many ranging activities between “touch” and “go”. MSL is …

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Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin aims to help the next generation reach for the stars

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is striving to help the next generation reach the same heights as him. Melvin, a retired NASA astronaut, completed two space shuttle missions on the International Space Station during his tenure, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. But since then, Melvin has worked …

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NASA expert responds if there is an ocean on other worlds, or just Earth?

About 72% of the Earth’s surface is covered with liquid water, but are we the only planet in the universe with an abundance of water, or are there others? A new video part of “We asked an expert“The YouTube series explores the question of”Are there oceans on other worlds?In this …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope receives power for launch on December 22

The James Webb Space Telescope is powered up and getting ready for launch. (Image credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace) The new James Webb Space Telescope is complete and one step closer to take off. Members of the mission team have finished feeding the James Webb Space Telescope in advance …

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Check out NASA’s sky-watching tips for the weeks to come

NASA has released its monthly update of advice on what to look out for in the night sky in the coming weeks. Three things stand out for December: Venus, Comet Leonard, and the Geminid meteor shower. Venus First of all, Venus, the second planet from the sun. After the moon, …

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Weekly bytes | Android phones work like car keys, NASA chooses companies to develop space stations, and more

Here’s our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size. Some Android phones can now lock, unlock a car Some Android phones can now provide simple and secure keyless access to a car, allowing owners to lock, unlock and even start their cars. The digital car …

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NASA Private Space Station Contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art of a “Starlab” space station Nanoracks NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares for withdrawal from the International Space Station. Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ Nanoracks have received a total of $ 415.6 million under NASA’s Commercial …

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