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  • FAMU lands $5M Lockheed Martin contract

    FAMU lands $5M Lockheed Martin contract

    FAMU won a $5 million contract for its students and faculty to work on space projects with Lockheed Martin starting in January, the university announced this week. "As NASA continues to push the boundaries of space exploration, partnerships like this will help provide skills and technologies needed...

  • With Trump, Gingrich and GOP calling the shots, NASA may go back to the moon

    With Trump, Gingrich and GOP calling the shots, NASA may go back to the moon

    NASA has struggled for decades with strategic uncertainty, and there's nothing like a partisan transition in the White House to discombobulate everyone. There will surely be a new administrator, and new ambitions, and disfavored programs, with associated budget cuts (Earth Science is a likely target)....

  • We really need to figure out how to stop a killer asteroid, scientists say

    We really need to figure out how to stop a killer asteroid, scientists say

    Imagine if scientists found out that a massive asteroid was on a collision course with Earth and would strike somewhere near Los Angeles by September 2020. What could humanity do? Not much. At least, that was the result of a day-long tabletop exercise coordinated by NASA and FEMA late last month....

  • Conservative PAC targets Elon Musk, SpaceX

    Conservative PAC targets Elon Musk, SpaceX

    Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, has shaken up the space industry and has launched rockets from Florida’s Space Coast regularly in the past few years. But the company is now the target of a conservative Political Action Committee led by Laura Ingraham – who recently said she’s a possible pick for White...

  • Best U.S. weather satellite ever launches

    Best U.S. weather satellite ever launches

    The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night from the Florida coast, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track U.S. weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash...

  • GOES-R weather satellite launches into space

    GOES-R weather satellite launches into space

    At long last, NASA sent a satellite into space that will make weather forecasts more accurate and perhaps even help predict storm patterns better. Although the window for the launch opened at 5:42 p.m., a technical issue pushed the launch to the end of its one-hour window, but the satellite traveled...

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  • Photos: Supermoon around the world

    Pictures: Supermoon around the world

    The supermoon that peaked before dawn Nov. 14, 2016, was the closest such moon to Earth since January 1948. We won't see the full moon this close again until Nov. 25, 2034, according to NASA.

  • Cassini captures four days on Saturn

    Cassini captures four days on Saturn

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25­ to 27, 2016, to obtain this video showing just over four Saturn days. Starting in November Cassini will begin its final act studying Saturn's rings.

  • Pictures: OSIRIS-REx launch from Cape Canaveral

    Pictures: OSIRIS-REx launch from Cape Canaveral

    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off Thursday, September 8, 2016 carrying the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41. The spacecraft will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu to survey the surface, then retrieve at least 60 grams...

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