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Sols 4188-4190: Aurora Watch on Mars

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May 20, 2024

Earth planning date: Friday, May 17, 2024 During the night of May 10, Earth experienced a fantastic display of aurorae (Northern and Southern Lights) which extended all the way to tropical latitudes, courtesy of the strongest geomagnetic storm since 2003. The enormous solar active region 3664, which produced the X-class flares and powerful coronal mass [] Read full story.

Aurorasaurus Roars During Historic Solar Storm

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May 20, 2024

Thelargest geomagnetic stormin 21 years lit up the sky last weekend, andNASAs volunteers were ready. Between May 10thand 12th 2024, NASAsAurorasaurus projectreceived an unprecedented number of reports from around the world. It also helpedeageraurora chasers get a better view. Read full story.

NASA Selects BAE Systems to Develop Ocean Color Instrument for NOAA

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May 20, 2024

NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has selected BAE Systems (formerly known as Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation) of Boulder, Colorado, to develop an instrument to analyze ocean data as part of NOAAs Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) satellite program. This cost-plus-award-fee contract is valued at approximately $450 million. It includes […] Read full story.

55 Years Ago: Two Months Until the Moon Landing

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May 20, 2024

The march to the first Moon landing took a giant leap forward in May 1969 with the successful completion of Apollo 10, essentially a dress rehearsal for the landing mission. During their eight-day flight, the all-veteran Apollo 10 crew of Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene A. Cernan rehearsed nearly every aspect of […] Read full story.

NASA, Sierra Space Deliver Dream Chaser to Florida for Launch Preparation

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May 20, 2024

As part of NASAs efforts to expand commercial resupply in low Earth orbit, Sierra Space’s uncrewed spaceplane arrived at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of its first flight to the International Space Station.  The Dream Chaser spaceplane, named Tenacity, arrived at Kennedy on May 18 inside a climate-controlled transportation container from NASA’s Neil Armstrong […] Read full story.

NASA Education News

NASA Education News Feed

NASA Around the World: Interns Teach Virtual Lessons in Kenya

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May 17, 2024

Video Credit: NASA/Dennis Brown, TechLit Africa When it comes to inspiring the next generation, NASA interns know no bounds. Interns at NASAs Glenn Research Center in Cleveland taught students 7,600 miles away in Mogotio, Kenya, but thanks to technology, they didnt travel a single mile. Collaborating with TechLit Africa a non-profit organization that teaches […] Read full story.

Students Across US to Hear from NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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May 16, 2024

Editors note: This media advisory was updated May 20, 2024, to reflect the Earth-to-space call now is at 11:15 a.m. EDT May 21, 2024. Students of a volunteer service organization will have the opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will stream live at […] Read full story.

NASA Awards Expand Research Capabilities at Institutions Nationwide

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May 10, 2024

NASA is awarding approximately $45 million to 21 higher-education institutions to help build capacity for research. The awards were made possible through the Minority University Research and Education Project Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO) and Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) grants, which are funded by the agencys Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) […] Read full story.

NASA Invites Media to Annual Lunabotics Competition

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May 10, 2024

Editors Note May 14, 2023: The contact information listed for reporters interested in attending the Lunabotics finals has been updated. NASAs 2024 Lunabotics Challenge offers more than 40 college teams from across the country the chance to design, build, and operate their own lunar robots, with the top 10 teams advancing to the final demonstrations […] Read full story.

Arizona, New York Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Station

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May 9, 2024

Students from Arizona and New York will have separate opportunities next week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. At 12:10 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 14, NASA astronauts Jeanette Epps and Tracy C. Dyson will answer prerecorded student questions from Sunnyside Unified School District in Tucson, Arizona, in partnership with the TRiO […] Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

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Readying Apollo 10 for Launch

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May 20, 2024

Nighttime, ground-level view of the Apollo 10 space vehicle on Pad B, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center. This photograph of the 363-feet tall Apollo/Saturn V stack was taken during pull back of the mobile service structure. The Apollo 10 crew was astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene A. Cernan. Read full story.

Hubble Views the Dawn of a Sun-like Star

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May 17, 2024

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a triple-star star system. Read full story.

Space Physics and Space Weather Scientist Dr. Yihua (Eva) Zheng

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May 16, 2024

"For the girls or women in science or in any profession or job opportunities are more abundant than they were previously. Sometimes you need to take bold steps. Just a little push, and then you will get there." Dr. Yihua (Eva) Zheng, Space Physics and Space Weather Scientist, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Read full story.

Good Night, Moon

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May 15, 2024

An illuminated waning gibbous moon contrasts the deep black of space as the International Space Station soared 270 miles over the Southern Ocean. Read full story.

Aurora over Idaho

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May 13, 2024

The aurora turns the sky near Malad City, Idaho, red, purple, and green in this 8-second exposure taken on May 11, 2024. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

International Space Station Reports Feed

ISS Daily Summary Report 5/17/2024

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May 17, 2024

Payloads: Complement of Integrated Protocols for Human Exploration Research on Varying Mission Durations (CIPHER): Electroretinography (ERG) and Pneumatonometer (PTM) blood pressure measurements were completed. More information on the current experiment (CIPHER) can be found here. Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS):The MiniPCR Sequence was terminated and stowed, and samples were placed intoMinus Eighty-Degree …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 5/16/2024

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May 16, 2024

Payloads: Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS):A sample filter was retrieved from cold stowage, a sample was retrieved from the Water Processor Assembly (WPA) Waste Water Tank, and DNA was extracted from the water sample and processed using the MiniPCR Sequencer to identify bacteria and fungi properties. More information on this experiment can …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 5/15/2024

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May 15, 2024

Payloads: Genes in Space Molecular Operations and Sequencing (GiSMOS): The Biomolecule Sequencer was checked out in preparation for future operations.More information on this experiment can be foundhere. Immunity Assay: Unused hardware was consolidated and trashed. More information on this experiment can be foundhere. Materials Science Laboratory (MSL SCA): Batch 3a #6 was exchanged into the …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 5/14/2024

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May 14, 2024

Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew performed day three of the multi-day effort to install the new Cold Atom Lab science module. Todays activities involve installation of Module 4 into the science chamber. More information on the CAL facility can be found here. Solid Fuel Ignition and Extinction – Material Ignition and Suppression Test …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 5/13/2024

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May 13, 2024

Payloads: Cold Atom Lab (CAL): The crew performed day two of the multi-day effort to replace the Cold Atom Lab science module. Todays activities were primarily to inspect and clean the fiber tips on the 767 nm and 785 nm lasers. More information on the CAL facility can be found here. Sleep in Orbit: The …  Read full story.

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