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America’s gateway to space: LC-39A

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National Flight Academy makes learning an adventure

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Deep Space Network: Finding the signal for 50 years

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Learning celestial navigation at Morehead Planetarium

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The 2013-14 NASA Student Launch rocketry challenge has come to an end – and brought something new to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Tooele County, Utah, where car and motorcycle enthusiasts regularly watch cutting-edge vehicles put to the test, speeding across the vast, flat expanse. On May 17, all eyes there turned upward as 16 …

Public outreach is an oft used and abused term nowadays, but I find it the wrong label for astronomy. In Astronomy we are reaching out for the stars! What is really meant in this context is knowledge sharing and encouraging people to raise their eyes to the stars. I found it somewhat depressing that a …

When filmmaker Stephen Van Vuuren first saw images of Saturn retuned by the Cassini spacecraft, he saw something more in them. He not only saw the beauty of the ringed planet, he saw a motion picture camera flying through space.   Van Vuuren grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa, with dreams of being an astronaut. …

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” beams onto our television screens on March 9 across 10 U.S. networks, including FOX and National Geographic Channel, with a multi-network simulcast in the United States.  Global releases will follow shortly after on National Geographic and FOX branded channels in 180 countries within a week of the U.S. premiere. Fronted by …

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 …