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Video: Ride along with Orion as It Plummets Back to Earth

Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/19 05:53 CST | 3 comments

A new NASA video provides an astronaut's-eye video of the final ten minutes of Orion's test flight.

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Random Space Fact Videos

Posted by Bruce Betts on 2014/12/19 04:24 CST | 1 comment

Enjoy Random Space Fact Videos this holiday season. Each is designed in to give you at least one space fact and one laugh in about one minute. Here are the videos and the background on the concept.

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A new Chang'e 3 and Yutu image archive

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2014/12/19 02:25 CST

A treasure trove of newly released images from the Chang'e 3 program includes a photo sequence of a waxing Earth and lots of high-resolution views of rover and lander on the Moon.

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Here's How Planetary Science Will Spend Its $1.44 Billion in 2015

Posted by Casey Dreier on 2014/12/19 12:54 CST | 2 comments

The story of NASA's 2015 budget ended on December 16th, when President Barack Obama signed the massive omnibus spending bill into law. NASA's increased budget is locked in, as is the increase to Planetary Science. Here's how Planetary spends its additional money.

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Infinite Visions, One Planetary Society

Posted by Karen Hames on 2014/12/17 08:03 CST | 2 comments

Three weeks ago, we launched a social media campaign hoping to engage the public in space exploration. What we achieved was more than we expected—our Infinite Visions campaign reached more than 2.5 million people in 47 countries.

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NASA Delays Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Selection until 2015

Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/17 05:35 CST | 1 comment

NASA's efforts to capture a near-Earth asteroid and tow it back to lunar orbit will have to wait a little bit longer for a final mission concept.

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SpaceX to Attempt First-Ever Ocean Barge Rocket Landing

Posted by Jason Davis on 2014/12/17 12:20 CST | 1 comment

Early next year, SpaceX will attempt what no agency or company has done before: land a used rocket stage on a floating ocean platform.

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Like A Bad Penny: Methane on Mars

Posted by Nicholas Heavens on 2014/12/16 04:07 CST | 4 comments

With the announcement of Curiosity's detection of methane on Mars, Nicholas Heavens gives us a guide to the history of methane detection on Mars, a discussion of its scientific significance, and a few things to consider when hearing about and asking about the detection.

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Reporting from the 2014 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2014/12/15 11:53 CST | 1 comment

In San Francisco, in an annual tradition, more than 20,000 geologists are descending on the Moscone Center. I'll be attending #AGU14 this week, but you can also watch press briefings and many of the sessions online.

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[Updated] NASA's 2015 Budget Increase is Confirmed

Posted by Casey Dreier on 2014/12/14 01:13 CST | 4 comments

Senate passes the CRomnibus spending bill with an $18.01 billion NASA budget, which includes an increase to planetary science and Europa. The legislation now moves on to the President for his signature.

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