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NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years. Scientists suspected the 2015-16 El Nino — one of the ...

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NASA Announces Briefing on Carbon Mission Science Results

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is based on data from NASA’s ...

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NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event

NASA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the James Webb Auditorium in the agency’s headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a discussion of the contributions of Hispanics to NASA’s mission and the importance of Hispanic representation in science, ...

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NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12. Launch of the ...

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NASA Offers Access to Cygnus Spacecraft Ahead of Next Space Station Mission

Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station, at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 18, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops ...

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NASA Statement on National Space Council Policy for Future American Leadership in Space

Video: Complete National Space Council Meeting The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about the results from the first meeting of the National Space Council on Thursday: “It was my pleasure today to attend the first ...

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NASA Awards Contract for Architectural, Engineering Support Services

NASA selected AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of San Francisco to provide architectural and engineering services to the Facilities Engineering branch at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. This is a hybrid contract that includes a firm fixed price, ...

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NASA Awards Contract for Ground Processing of Spaceflight Cargo

NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation in Houston to provide pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International Space Station Program. The Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) 3 contract is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity element. The ...

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet. “This is the final chapter of ...

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Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research. The three crewmates launched aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft ...

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