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Make Pluto a planet again, 6-year-old girl urges NASA
Washington, Feb 18 : Six-year-old Cara O'Connor of Ireland, who dreams of becoming a NASA astronaut one day, wrote a letter to the space agency urging it to reclassify Pluto as a planet, The Washington Post reported this week.

'Rock stripes' on Mars could suggest actions of water
Washington, Feb 18 : NASA's Mars rover Opportunity, which reached its 5,000th Martian day, or sol, this week has observed possible "rock stripes" that could suggest actions of water, wind or other processes on the Red Planet.

NASA's Kepler discovers nearly 100 new exoplanets
London, Feb 17 : An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of nearly 100 new exoplanets -- planets located outside our solar system.

Hubble captures Neptune's foul-smelling storm as it dies
Washington, Feb 16 : NASA's Hubble space telescope has captured Neptune's mysterious dark storm, that probably smells like rotten eggs, shrinking out of existence.

Texas Educators to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
WASHINGTON, Feb. 16: Pre-service teachers from Houston, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:35 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 13. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Two astronauts to take long spacewalk on Friday
Washington, Feb 15 : Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday for a planned six-and-a-half hour spacewalk, NASA has said.

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14: Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Feb. 15, to move components for the station's robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Trump's NASA budget focuses on Moon with an eye towards Mars
Washington, Feb 13 : The 2019 budget estimate for NASA announced by the Donald Trump administration on Monday puts the agency on a path to lead the return of Americans to the Moon with a goal to send humans to Mars.

Trump administration plans to privatise ISS
Washington, Feb 12 : The Donald Trump administration is working on a transition plan that could turn the International Space Station (ISS) over to the private sector after federal funding for the orbiting laboratory ends in 2025, The Washington Post has reported, citing an internal NASA document.

Launch of Russian cargo mission to space station aborted
Washington, Feb 11 : The planned launch of a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday has been scrubbed, NASA said.

NASA's 3-D printable tools could test blood samples on ISS
Washington, Feb 9 : To enable astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to analyse biological samples without sending them back to Earth, NASA researchers, including one of Indian-origin, are developing 3-D printable tools that could handle liquids like blood samples without spilling ...

NASA's Juno probe completes 10th science orbit of Jupiter
Washington, Feb 9 : NASA said its Juno spacecraft accomplished a close flyby over Jupiter's churning atmosphere this week, successfully completing its 10th science orbit.

NASA's New Horizons snaps farthest images by any spacecraft
Washington, Feb 9 : NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has set a new record by capturing the farthest images from Earth by a spacecraft, surpassing the Voyager 1's record of capturing an image when it was 6.06 billion km away from Earth.

Titan ocean re-created in lab to test NASA submarine
Washington, Feb 8 : As NASA plans to launch a real submarine into Titan seas in the next 20 years, researchers at Washington State University have re-created an alien ocean in a laboratory.

New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8: Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and ...

Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA's James Webb Space ...
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8: The two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.

Small asteroid to closely pass by Earth on Friday
Washington, Feb 8 : An asteroid, estimated to be between 15 and 30 metres in size, will safely pass by Earth on Friday, NASA has said.

NASA prepares deep space atomic clock for test flight
Washington, Feb 7 : NASA has said it is preparing to send its deep space atomic clock on a test flight in 2018 as a hosted payload on General Atomic's Orbital Test Bed spacecraft aboard the US Air Force Space Technology Program (STP-2) mission.

NASA launches new anti-harassment policy for employees
Washington, Feb 4 : Taking a firm stand against workplace harassment, NASA has launched a new campaign for its employees saying that the space agency will not tolerate any kind of harassment.

Newly rediscovered IMAGE probe was a discovery machine: NASA
Washington, Feb 3 : While NASA continues to learn about the state of its newly rediscovered IMAGE mission, the US space agency has said that the spacecraft proved to be a "discovery" machine and during nearly six years in operation, it provided robust research about the space around Earth.

Soon Humans Will Travel Out Beyond the Moon
DENVER, Feb. 2: Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will achieve America's goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans welded together the first two components of the Orion ...

Long lost 'IMAGE' satellite still alive, confirms NASA
Washington, Jan 31 : NASA on Wednesday said that at least the main control system of its IMAGE satellite, which was re-discovered by an amateur astronomer on January 20, is operational.

NASA satellite maps global distribution of cloud ice
Washington, Jan 31 : A bread loaf-sized NASA satellite has produced the world's first map of the global distribution of atmospheric ice in the 883-Gigahertz band, an important frequency in the submillimeter wavelength for studying cloud ice and its effect on Earth's climate.

NASA attempts to contact long-lost satellite
Washington, Jan 30 : US space agency NASA on Monday said that it's attempting to contact a satellite it lost more than a decade ago, after it was discovered possibly still alive by an amateur astronomer earlier this month.

NASA postpones second spacewalk to mid-February
Washington, Jan 29 : NASA has postponed the second planned spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for this week to mid-February, after developing a software patch for a glitch that two astronauts had expected to fix during the first spacewalk.

ABB satellite-based technologies help improve weather forecasts and ...
QUEBEC CITY: Successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the JPSS-1 satellite is joining the NOAA/NASA Suomi National Polar-orbiting satellite in the same orbit to provide meteorologists with data on atmospheric temperature and moisture, clouds, sea-surface temperature, ...

NASA's GOLD mission continues despite launch anomaly
Washington, Jan 26 : Commercial aerospace company Arianespace which launched the SES-14 satellite carrying NASA's GOLD mission on Friday confirmed that despite an anomaly during the mission's ride into orbit, the probe is continuing.

Saturn moon Enceladus potentially habitable: NASA scientist
Davos, Jan 25 : The conditions at Enceladus appear right for supporting life, Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker said here on Thursday while hinting at a possible future mission to go back to the Saturn moon.

NASA to launch GOLD mission to study Earth's boundary with space
Washington, Jan 25 : NASA is set to launch on Thursday Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission to to study the dynamic region where space and Earth's uppermost atmosphere meet.

SpaceX's rocket Falcon Heavy completes hold-down firing test
Washington, Jan 25 : SpaceX's new heavy-lift rocket Falcon Heavy completed its static firing test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday after multiple delays.