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The NASA leaders are expected in Mombasa Sunday for a people's assembly. ... The meeting will be NASA's second after Friday's rally in Machakos. ... The National Super Alliance (NASA) is Sunday expected to heighten the push for the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo ...
While we haven't yet discovered life beyond planet Earth, our investigations into planets that orbit stars other than our Sun - known as extra-solar planets, or exoplanets - have only just begun. In 2018, we will discover the first exoplanet with atmospheric indications of life, thanks to the launch of NASA's new ...

"Mars is a very difficult environment for power systems, with less sunlight than Earth or the moon, very cold night time temperatures, very interesting dust storms that can last weeks and months that engulf the entire planet," one of the team, NASA's Steve Jurczyk, told Will Dunham at Reuters. "So Kilopower's ...
If NASA is ever going to put boots on Mars (and possibly other alien worlds), it won't happen by just deciding to blast a rocket off to the Red Planet one day. The question is whether a moon-orbiting space station is the right way to get one boot print closer. With the ISS retiring in 2028, NASA needs a phase ...
The brother of a Syracuse-born astronaut said "oppressive racism and misogyny in NASA" is behind the administration's choice not to send Dr. Jeanette Epps to the international space station. Henry Epps shared a Moveon.org petition on his facebook page and called for NASA to reinstate Epps to the ...

Activities that would not continue, according to the plan, include educational work, public access to NASA centers and operation of NASA Television and the agency's websites. As of early Jan. 20, though, both NASA TV and the main NASA website were still operational. The memo states that NASA will ...
The US government is officially shut down, and that means federal agencies like NASA will be forced to send some workers home without pay and alter daily operations. A shutdown won't have a big impact on the space agency's biggest projects, but commercial companies like SpaceX -- which rely on ...
On Saturday afternoon, NASA will mark an anniversary with little cause for celebration: One year since the Trump Administration took office, the space agency still doesn't have an administrator. This is the longest NASA has gone without a permanent chief--who is nominated by the president and must be ...
The article says Raila will be sworn in together with running mate and Wiper democratic movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka, with the other NASA leaders including Amani National Congress Leader(ANC) Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya's Moses Wetang'ula working tirelessly - planning for the event.
The immersive video recreation of the Tunguska asteroid event from June, 1908 gives you a pretty good idea of what a rock the size of a large building might do even if it burst in the atmosphere. The narrator warns at the end that a similar event could happen again.
When the Apollo astronauts journeyed to the moon, they had a hard time sticking to schedule. Virtually all of their excursions fell behind their pre-set timelines, new research finds, and that could have big implications for how NASA handles human missions to Mars in the future. The astronauts' tardiness ...
The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage departs Naval Base San Diego to conduct an underway recovery test in conjunction with NASA off the Southern California coast, Jan. 17, 2018. The test is part of a government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery ...
NASA may soon have a new leader to direct its efforts to return astronauts to the moon. After two contentious hearings in the past 3 months, US congressman Jim Bridenstine is one step closer to be confirmed as NASA Administrator. Today's 14-13 decision to take up a vote in the full Senate was split along ...
Everyone from Elon Musk to Donald Trump wants to send a manned mission to Mars in the not too distant future, but there are quite a few problems that need to be solved before we can achieve that goal. A major one is the issue of energy. Long-term stays on Mars, or anywhere else for that matter, will ...
Global surface temperatures last year were the second hottest since 1880, according to an analysis by scientists with NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Average temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average between 1951 and 1980, the year global temperature ...
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps was on track to become the first African-American crew member on the international space station this year, but the space agency announced today that she has been pulled from her mission for unspecified reasons. She was supposed to launch as part of Expedition 56/67 in ...

At the end of this month, NASA is launching a new mission to space to better understand how energetic particles mingle in the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere in what's known as space weather. And for the first time, the mission won't rely on a full satellite to gather data from orbit, but on a single ...
The new space ventures provide new opportunities to Paragon, which since its founding in 1993 has established itself as a key provider for life-support, environmental and thermal control systems for NASA, the U.S. military and major contractors including Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Why it matters: Both concepts will receive further design funding and one will eventually launch, possibly in the mid 2020s. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C, told Scientific American's Lee Billings, "These are tantalizing investigations ...
A NASA release remembered McCandless, a retired U. S. navy captain, as one of the 19 astronauts selected by the space agency in April 1966. In 1984, he performed the famous spacewalk -- during which he "didn't use restrictive tethers and umbilicals"-- and in 1990 he helped deploy the Hubble Space ...
One hundred years after man set foot on the moon, NASA hopes to launch an exploratory probe to investigate the system of our nearest neighbor, the star system Alpha Centauri. There's only one problem: how do we get there? An exclusive report in New scientist reveals the plans of a group of engineers ...
The project started three years ago, when several NASA centers, including Johnson Space Center, embarked on a quest to learn more about the availability of water on the moon. If there is enough water that can be collected easily, the elements could be broken down to create rocket fuel, for example, ...
FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Alex Azar, President Donald Trump's nominee to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies during a Senate Health, education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate has left town for the year ...
"We were celebrating my sister-in-law's 5-year battle against cancer," Acaba said in the 90-second video, which NASA posted on YouTube Wednesday (Dec. 20). "She's doing great. There's nothing better than having the family together, celebrating it together. We love you, Liz!" [Holidays in Space: An ...
On Wednesday, NASA announced its selection of two robotic mission concepts as the top finalists for a launch to be held in the mid-2020s: an exploration of Saturn's moon Titan and a trip to a comet to retrieve compound samples for lab testing. While the missions are radically different in what they'll ...
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration typically spends its time looking out toward the edge of the universe for signs of water and the like, but a new project will have the space agency turning around for a look at snow here on earth. Instead of astronauts, NASA is seeking the assistance of ...
NASA image shows southern snow from space. WPTV Webteam, JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press ... The photo from NASA shows Saturday's winter storm left a stripe of white across the southern Appalachians from Alabama into Virginia. The National Weather Service said up to 10 inches of ...
NASA is flying its ER-2 aircraft over the Southern California wildfires in an effort to evaluate the environmental damage caused by the flames. The ER-2's imaging spectrometer instrument, created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, enables scientists to assess the impacted areas ...
Jupiter's Great Red Spot -- the solar system's most famous storm -- is almost one-and-a-half Earths wide and penetrates about 300 kilometres into the planet's atmosphere, according to data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft. Other revelations from the mission include that Jupiter has two previously ...
The ER-2 has been scanning the blazes with a couple of interesting instruments that have flown, or will fly aboard the international space station (ISS). One of them is the AVIRIS spectrometer that can penetrate cloud, dust and smoke to see the ground below. While providing a clear image of the ground, ...
SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next cargo delivery mission for NASA by 24 hours to allow time for additional system checks, the company announced late Monday (Dec. 11). A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will now launch a Dragon cargo ship to the international space station for NASA no earlier than ...
NASA will be hosting a somewhat unusual press conference on Thursday to announce the latest find from its planet-hunting Kepler Space telescope. Kepler has found many hundreds of planets beyond our solar system over the years, but this week's announcement will be different because Google will be ...
As he signed the new directive at the White House, surrounded by several astronauts and other dignitaries, the president said that the order would "restore American leadership in space." Experts across the space industry showed overwhelming support for the new directive, formally known as Space Policy ...
These samples are critical to NASA's plan. The rover will accumulate a collection of samples. A future mission will pick them up and launch them back to Earth. So, any potential life that the Mars 2020 rover may miss could be found in labs here on Earth. NASA has narrowed the landing site down to 3 ...
The Kepler space telescope is operated by NASA to discover other earths, some of which could support life. And its latest discovery is significant enough to bring with it a huge press conference. Very little further information was given about the announcement, which will take place on Thursday. But it will ...
WASHINGTON -- NASA officials said Nov. 29 that they have given their approval, as expected, to SpaceX's use of a previously-flown Falcon 9 first stage on the next Dragon cargo mission to the international space station. Speaking at a meeting of the human exploration and operations committee of the ...
Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit speaks with the media after being nominated by President Donald Trump to be chief financial officer at NASA, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Phoenix. DeWit plans to stay in his current job until he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Bob Christie) The Associated ...
SpaceX will launch a space station-bound cargo ship with nearly 2.5 tons of supplies and experiments next Friday, Dec. 8, with a previously-flown Falcon 9 rocket booster after winning NASA approval for the reuse plan, agency officials said Wednesday. managers confirmed reports in the last few weeks that ...
Researchers suspect that life might exist under the icy crust of Saturn's small moon Enceladus. Now, NASA has confirmed support for the development of a new, uber-sensitive device that could allow them to find out once and for all.
NASA is looking into the future, and the space agency is asking young people what it might look like. As part of a nationwide program run through the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, students from K-12 can submit works of art that interpret "The Next 100 Years" for the space agency.
Digital computers eventually replaced her hand calculations. Advancements in technology led Finley to a number of career changes at JPL. In the 1980s, she wrote software for NASA's Deep Space Network. In more recent decades, she helped develop software for the Mars Exploration Rover missions.
In December, SpaceX will again send cargo to the international space station -- but this time, it will use a Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown to space and back. NASA officially confirmed the decision today during a meeting, noting that SpaceX's upcoming resupply mission will fly on a Falcon 9 that ...
NASA is already gearing up for its next mission to Mars with a more tricked-out, updated version of the Curiosity Mars rover, the agency announced recently. New hardware for the Mars 2020 mission includes seven new instruments, new wheels, a new drill to capture rock cores and a caching system with a ...
SpaceX teams at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are expected to test fire a Falcon 9 rocket next week ahead of a planned launch for NASA ...
The black hole named Cygnus X-1 formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from the blue star beside it. (NASA Image).
On April 21, 1972, Apollo 16 became the fifth mission to land on the moon. One of the most exciting things they brought with them was the ...
NASA has been recording the ebb and flow of life on our planet, year after year, for the past two decades. The space agency has sped the ...
3200 Phaethon is an asteroid measuring about 3 miles across that roams our galaxy, passing in and out of planetary orbits on its journey.
A strange white object has been spotted in archive footage of a NASA shuttle launch that took place in 2011. Predictably, UFO hunters across ...


 

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