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The Earth as seen by NASA Apollo astronauts. Photo Credit/NASA Photo

NASA is in need of more effective strategic guidance from the White House and Congress, as both arms of government address the nation’s budget problems, outside experts cautioned the House Science Space and Technology Committee on Wednesday.


NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SOFIA. Credit: NASA /Carla Thomas

Scientists are taking to the air to look for life elsewhere.

Astrobiologists will be surveying newly born stars for the presence of precursors to life – research that is anchored in use of NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the largest airborne observatory in the world.

Aboard SOFIA,...

NASA awarded $30 million to three U. S. companies on Monday to certify the safety of their commercial spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

The space agency is already working with the companies, Boeing and its CST-100 capsule; SpaceX and its Dragon capsule; and Sierra Nevada Corp. and its winged Dream Chaser space plane, to initiate commercial crew launch services  by 2017.


Close fly-by of asteroid Toutatis this week!

Potentially hazardous asteroid Toutatis, an asteroid with an estimated diameter of over 3 miles (5.4 km), will make its close approach to Earth this week.

Slooh Space Camera will cover its near-approach on Tuesday, December 11th, with several live shows on, free to the...


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