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NASA technologist Jacob Englander has created a new trajectory-determination tool to get to difficult-to-reach targets.Image Credit: NASA Goddard/Pat Izzo

Plotting a course to those hard-to-reach destinations – say Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and most comets and asteroids – can now be easier thanks to a NASA technologist offering a “paradigm shift” in charting long-haul missions.

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Lori Garver, who championed a prominent role for the commercial sector in the future of U. S. human space exploration, will leave her post as NASA’s deputy administrator on Sept. 6.

Garver, who served in the role for four years, will join the Air Line Pilots Association as general manager.

Lori Garver, NASA's Deputy Administrator, to depart. Photo Credit/NASA

Praise for Garver’s enthusiasm for...

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Euroconsult released today Trends & Prospects for Emerging Space Programs, a report that benchmarks projects, development models, lessons learned and perspectives of countries starting their first or second generation satellite programs.

Of the 29 countries assessed in the report, 27 have begun investing in a space program for a total value...

A long-duration space exploration home on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii. Credit: HI-SEAS/Angelo Vermeulen

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Efforts to revive NASA’s Kepler space telescope, the space based observatory now credited with identifying 3,548 possible alien planets in the Milky Way galaxy will enter a new diagnostic phase this week, according to program manager Roger Hunter.

Artist's illustration of NASA's Kepler space telescope. Image credit/NASA

The latest efforts are intended to determine whether Kepler...

Dr. Xiaodong Yang (left) and Dr. Joshua Rovey were selected for funding by the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Photo credit: Brianna Bales

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