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NASA: US government agency responsible for civilian space programs, and aeronautical and aerospace research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.
BBC News - Published

US astronauts complete first all-women spacewalk

Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir spent over seven hours outside the ISS.
BBC News - Published

Videos for NASA

Elon Musk Smoking Weed Cost NASA $5 Million [Video]Elon Musk Smoking Weed Cost NASA $5 Million

In 2018, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk smoked weed on Joe Rogan’s YouTube show. Since SpaceX is a U.S. military contractor, the government was not happy about this incident. According to Gizmodo,..

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Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first all-female spacewalk [Video]Nasa astronauts make history as they begin first all-female spacewalk

CREDIT: NASA US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history as they floated out of the orbiting space laboratory 12 minutes ahead of schedule at 12.38pm BST on October 18 to replace a..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:42Published

Watch: Designers showcase fashion and interiors fit for life on Mars [Video]Watch: Designers showcase fashion and interiors fit for life on Mars

Should NASA's plans come to fruition, one day there will be (human) life on Mars. Designers are showcasing what future Martians might wear and how they might live.

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NASA: First All-Women Spacewalk, Tomorrow Morning [Video]NASA: First All-Women Spacewalk, Tomorrow Morning

NASA has rescheduled its first all-women spacewalk for this Friday, reports Gizmodo. It was initially scheduled for this past spring, but spacesuit troubles forced NASA to scrap the event. Astronauts..

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NASA, SpaceX hope for crewed missions by 2020 [Video]NASA, SpaceX hope for crewed missions by 2020

SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year provided "everything goes according to plan" in upcoming tests, NASA..

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NASA Aims For First Manned SpaceX Mission Soon [Video]NASA Aims For First Manned SpaceX Mission Soon

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will soon be ready for its first manned test flight into orbit. It should be ready in the first quarter of next year, if “everything goes according to plan”..

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine address Twitter spat [Video]SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA chief Jim Bridenstine address Twitter spat

SpaceX CEO and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstein addressed their public spat about keeping the commercial Crew Dragon program on schedule. Lisa Bernhard reports.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Makes Ancient Discovery On Mars [Video]NASA’s Curiosity Rover Makes Ancient Discovery On Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover may have just discovered an ancient oasis on Mars. Rocks enriched in mineral salts provide evidence that ponds may have once dotted the 100-mile-wide Gale Crater. Researchers..

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Trio of astronauts leave ISS and return to Earth [Video]Trio of astronauts leave ISS and return to Earth

After leaving the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and Roscosmos spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori landed safely in Kazakhstan on..

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Watch: Thirty-five years of Arctic thaw in two minutes [Video]Watch: Thirty-five years of Arctic thaw in two minutes

NASA's scientific visualisation study has updated its animation to show not only how Arctic sea ice has less surface; It is also getting thinner.

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NASA captures black hole destroying a star the size of the Sun [Video]NASA captures black hole destroying a star the size of the Sun

The event took place 375 million light years from Earth.

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The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut [Video]The space station welcomes its first Arab astronaut

A Russian Soyuz spaceship blasted off towards the International Space Station on Wednesday carrying a crew of three, including Hazzaa AlMansoori, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates.

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The space station welcomes a trio of new astronauts [Video]The space station welcomes a trio of new astronauts

A Russian Soyuz spaceship blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan towards the International Space Station carrying a crew of three, including the first astronaut from the United Arab..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

Brad Pitt gets seal of approval on new space film from ISS astronaut [Video]Brad Pitt gets seal of approval on new space film from ISS astronaut

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has received high praise for his new space film Ad Astra from an astronaut on the International Space Station. The Fight Club actor spoke with Nasa's Nick Hague at Mission..

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European Space Agency teams up with NASA for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids [Video]European Space Agency teams up with NASA for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids

NASA and ESA team up for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids

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Hurricane Dorian from space as it reaches the Bahamas [Video]Hurricane Dorian from space as it reaches the Bahamas

Nasa has released images of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas. The category 5 storm has brought 185mph winds, in what is believed to be the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane since 1950.

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NASA Administrator Says Pluto Is A Planet [Video]NASA Administrator Says Pluto Is A Planet

In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) caused distress when it declared that Pluto was no longer a planet. At the time the IAU created a definition that said a planet must “clear the..

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Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim [Video]Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim

Hurricane Dorian spun across the Atlantic on Saturday as a powerful Category 4 storm but the eye of the hurricane shifted northeast, which could mean less damage along the Florida coast. Conway G...

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Dorian Hurtles Toward Florida As Category 4 Storm [Video]Dorian Hurtles Toward Florida As Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Dorian spun west across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Saturday after growing into a dangerous Category 4 storm. According to Reuters, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said..

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Students! Name The Next Mars Rover! [Video]Students! Name The Next Mars Rover!

Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July..

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Brazil's Amazon fires could cause disastrous climate change impact [Video]Brazil's Amazon fires could cause disastrous climate change impact

About 77,000 fires have been recorded across Brazil over the last 12 months. A map from NASA shows those fires across South America.

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SpaceX cargo craft detaches from ISS, returns to earth [Video]SpaceX cargo craft detaches from ISS, returns to earth

The SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft detached from the International Space Station on Tuesday carrying 2,700 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo, as seen in video broadcast by NASA. Rough Cut..

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Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images [Video]Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images

A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.

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Nasa unveils new spacesuit for next Moon landing

The agency reveals a prototype for a lunar surface spacesuit to fit all shapes and sizes.
BBC News - Published

NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions 

NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space agency's accelerated drive to return to the moon by..
Reuters - Published

NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned test flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year, provided that "everything goes according to plan" in upcoming tests,..
Reuters - Published

Manned SpaceX mission will happen in first quarter of 2020: NASA boss

NASA boss Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday that the first manned mission into orbit by SpaceX's Crew Dragon would take place in the first quarter of next year, pending the satisfactory outcome of..
Reuters - Published

NASA boss emphasizes astronaut safety as he visits SpaceX factory

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk opened up his private rocket factory to the top official of NASA on Thursday for a tour and progress report on the long-delayed Crew Dragon astronaut capsule the..
Reuters - Published

NASA boss to tour SpaceX factory after feud over capsule delays

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk opened up his private rocket factory to the top official of NASA on Thursday for a tour and progress report on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon astronaut capsule.
Reuters - Published

Chandrayaan-2: India Moon probe made 'hard landing', says Nasa

New pictures from a Nasa spacecraft show the targeted landing site of the Vikram rover.
BBC News - Published

Brad Pitt speaks with astronaut from NASA headquarters

Actor Brad Pitt questions astronaut Nick Hague about life on the International Space Station.
BBC News - Published

Nasa said to be investigating first allegation of a crime in space

The space agency is reportedly looking into an allegation against astronaut Anne McClain.
BBC News - Published

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.
BBC News - Published

Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in..
Reuters - Published

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama will play a key role in sending astronauts to the Moon's surface in 2024.
BBC News - Published

NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on..
Reuters - Published

NASA picks Alabama site as HQ for human moon lander program: sources

The head of NASA is set to announce plans on Friday to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its..
Reuters - Published

Taking Nasa's space buggies for a spin

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly takes a ride in some in some of Nasa's latest vehicles.
BBC News - Published

Nasa’s Valkyrie robot could help build Mars base

The semi-autonomous robot is able to use human tools and guide itself across difficult terrain.
BBC News - Published

Chris Kraft: Key Apollo 11 director dies days after anniversary

Chris Kraft was Nasa's first flight director and played a critical role in the first Moon landing.
BBC News - Published

Russia's Sirius Moon project leaves crew hungry for steak

Four Russians and two Nasa engineers emerge from four months in a Moscow "spacecraft".
BBC News - Published

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz..
Reuters - Published

NASA shake-up in new race to the moon

As NASA scrambles to meet U.S. President Donald Trump's mandate to return humans to the moon by 2024, two longtime heads of NASA's human exploration wing were demoted Wednesday in a slew of..
Reuters - Published

NASA tests abort system on astronaut capsule built for moon missions

An unmanned full-scale NASA crew capsule blasted off from a Florida launchpad on Tuesday in a successful test of the spacecraft's abort thrusters, an astronaut safety device that will be key as the..
Reuters - Published

Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon, Titan

Nasa will fly a $1bn drone helicopter on Saturn's moon, Titan, in the 2030s.
BBC News - Published

Raspberry Pi used to steal data from Nasa lab

raspberry pi used to steal data from nasa lab
Lax security at a Nasa lab let a hacker lurk on the agency's network for almost a year, says report.
BBC News - Published

Costs, delays mount for Boeing's NASA launch system, audit finds

NASA's flagship space launch system being built by Boeing is taking years longer than expected with cost overruns of nearly $2 billion, an audit found on Wednesday, raising questions about meeting a..
Reuters - Published

NASA boss says 'no doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April "no doubt" delays NASA's drive to return Americans to the International Space Station from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space..
Reuters - Published

Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
BBC News - Published

Rocket firm Relativity signs lease with NASA for new robotic 3D printing factory

Relativity Space, a venture-backed rocket maker, said on Tuesday it will lease space from NASA in Mississippi, where its gigantic 3D printers will produce low-cost rockets to be used to launch..
Reuters - Published

Trump criticizes NASA moon mission after promoting it earlier

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized NASA for aiming to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024 and urged the space agency to focus instead on "much bigger" initiatives like going to Mars,..
Reuters - Published

Nasa to open International Space Station to tourists

The US space agency says it will allow tourists to visit the station from 2020
BBC News - Published

NASA's first SpaceX astronauts ready for 'messy camping trip' to space

The first U.S. astronauts chosen to fly aboard a SpaceX capsule built for NASA shrugged off a spate of design and test mishaps, saying such setbacks were "part of the process" and the new technology..
Reuters - Published

Freed from Turkish jail, former NASA scientist wants to go back to the U.S.

Turkish-American former NASA scientist Serkan Golge, newly released from jail in Turkey, said on Thursday he would like to go back to the United States and get his job back, but the terms of his..
Reuters - Published

Turkey frees former NASA scientist from prison: ruling

Turkey has released Turkish-American, former NASA scientist Serkan Golge from jail with conditions, according to a court ruling seen by Reuters on Wednesday, in a step that could lead to an easing of..
Reuters - Published

Turkey frees jailed U.S.-Turkish former NASA scientist: wife tells Reuters

Turkey has released from prison U.S.-Turkish former NASA scientist Serkan Golge, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, in a step that could lead to an easing in relations with Washington.
Reuters - Published

NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help build its Gateway platform in lunar orbit, a crucial outpost for America's mission to relay astronauts to..
Reuters - Published

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers

single mum's nasa internship funded by strangers
A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.
BBC News - Published

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024

The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a "down payment" to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans to the..
Reuters - Published

When spelling goes wrong: Famous typos from Trump to Potter

when spelling goes wrong: famous typos from trump to potter
From the US leader's "covfefe" to Nasa's coding mishap, here are some of the most notorious typos.
BBC News - Published

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident

Nearly two weeks after a fiery explosion during a ground test of its new crew capsule, SpaceX confirmed on Friday that the vehicle was destroyed, but neither the company nor NASA, its primary customer,..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX escape engines were test fired before mishap: panel

A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday's accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule happened after eight engines were test fired, but offered scant details on what caused the mishap or the..
Reuters - Published

Grandmother takes Nasa award-winning photograph from her back garden

'We are very fortunate in Guernsey to have some really dark skies,' says 60-year-old Jean Dean
Independent - Published

NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet..
Reuters - Published

Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

nasa lander 'detects first marsquake'
It is the first seismic signal ever detected on the surface of a body other than Earth and its Moon.
BBC News - Published

NASA probe records first likely 'marsquake' detected on red planet

NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet..
Reuters - Published

Oh, brother! NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body

An American astronaut experienced multiple biological changes in space but returned to normal - with some exceptions - after coming back to Earth, according to a study involving twin brothers that shed..
Reuters - Published

One small step for man, but women still have to leap

one small step for man, but women still have to leap
Nasa does not have enough right-sized spacesuits for a planned all-female spacewalk, so a man will step in.
BBC News - Published

Nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes

nasa's first all-female spacewalk scrapped over spacesuit sizes
The US space agency cites the lack of medium-size spacesuits that fit best female astronauts.
BBC News - Published

Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule set to return to Earth

spacex dragon demo capsule set to return to earth
In its next Nasa test, the new crew capsule will re-enter the atmosphere for an Atlantic splashdown.
BBC News - Published

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