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Hydrologist Fadji Maina’s path from Niger to NASA

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Boeing Starliner orbital test flight to ISS targeted for December

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NASA renames HQ in honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary Jackson

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Dragon Endeavour delivers astronauts to ISS after historic flight

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The pursuit of knowledge is just half the odyssey of a scientist. Being able to communicate that knowledge to a broader audience is the other half. Few, if any, excel better at the second part of the equation than the famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. It is little wonder then that he was chosen to …

FOX Networks Group has announced the first ever simultaneous cross-network global event for “Cosmos:  A Spacetime Odyssey” on Sunday March 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Showing across multiple U.S. networks on Sunday, March 9, this exhilarating new series will make its debut on FOX International Channels and National Geographical Channels. After the cross-network premiere event, “Cosmos: …

NASA will host a two-day NASA Social for 50 of its social media followers on April 1 and 2, 2014, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif. The event is part of a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Deep Space Network …

Students from 19 high school teams across Southern California, as well as NASA professionals, took part in a “Hole-in-One” contest in the Invention Challenge last month at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, Calif. The objective of the annual challenge was to create a device that could propel or move a golf ball into a …

As if NASA’s Voyager mission didn’t have enough firsts in its 36-year journey, what with sending the first spacecraft to Uranus, Neptune and, most recently, interstellar space! Now, it has another first back here on Earth: on the December 3, 2013 episode of the Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert floated across the stage in a …

Before MAVEN can study the atmosphere of Mars, it had to not only overcome Earth’s gravity but also make it through Earth’s atmosphere. Central Florida’s sometimes volatile weather can make launching rockets difficult. Weather is responsible for more than a third of launch delays and nearly half of the scrubs. The meteorologists of the 45th …