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NASA in the News On August 25, 2012, Neil Armstrong, America’s first man on the moon, passed away at the age of 82.

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Liz Rampe, a planetary geologist and postdoctoral researcher, pilots the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV) down to asteroids spinning at different rates as part of the 2012 Research and Technology Studies (RATS) at Johnson Space Center.
On the Cover Issue 48, Fall 2012

Liz Rampe, a planetary geologist and postdoctoral researcher, pilots the Multi-Mission Space Exploration Vehicle (MMSEV) down to asteroids spinning at different rates as part of the 2012 Research and Technology Studies (RATS) at Johnson Space Center. One of the RATS team’s goals during this testing is to successfully navigate to an asteroid that may be […]

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The unpiloted Japanese Kounotori 2 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV2) approaches the ISS, delivering more than four tons of food and supplies to the space station and its crew members.
The Challenge of Collaboration

Based on an interview with Lyn Wigbels The International Space Station (ISS) is a technological marvel. The size of a football field, with a mass of almost one million pounds, it has been continuously inhabited by astronauts and cosmonauts for more than ten years.

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This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007
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This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007, produced using model output from the joint Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)/Jet Propulsion Laboratory project: Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean, Phase II, or ECCO2. ECCO2 uses the MIT general circulation model to synthesize satellite […]

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  NASA in the News The nation’s space exploration program took a critical step forward after a successful technical review of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the rocket that will take astronauts farther into space than ever before.

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Artist’s concept of the SOHO spacecraft exploring the center of the sun. In reality, the spacecraft does this indirectly, by analyzing ripples on the solar surface that come from the deep interior.
The Million-Mile Rescue

By the NASA Safety Center   The Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) is a major element of the joint International Solar Terrestrial Program between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA).

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Astronomers used the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) telescope to take this deep image in ultraviolet light of the sprawling spiral galaxy M81, hoping to learn where it kept its hot stars
On the Cover Issue 46, Spring 2012

Astronomers used the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) telescope to take this deep image in ultraviolet light of the sprawling spiral galaxy M81, hoping to learn where it kept its hot stars. Hot stars emit more ultraviolet than cool stars, and are frequently associated with young, open clusters of stars and energetic star-forming regions. Less than […]

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NASA in the News   Focusing on a space program that is built to last, NASA’s FY2013 budget details plans for the agency’s endeavors in Earth and planetary science, astrophysics, heliophysics, aeronautics, technology, and exploration.

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