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NASA suspends relations with Russia space agency

NASA suspends relations with Russia space agency

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government has suspended all contact between its space agency and the Russians' over the ongoing geopolitical crisis in Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

Concerns over Russia spill into NASA budget discussion

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- Concerns over deteriorating relations with Russia spilled into Thursday's subcommittee hearing on NASA's budget for next year.
Gabrielle Levy
Japan launches next-generation weather satellite

Japan launches next-generation weather satellite

TANEGASHIMA, Japan, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- NASA's newest weather satellite was launched from Japan, kicking off a busy year during which the space agency will launch five Earth-observation missions.
Brooks Hays
Google wins contract to take over historic NASA-owned airfield

Google wins contract to take over historic NASA-owned airfield

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Google says it's won a contract to lease a NASA-owned historic airfield in California located just miles from the search giant's Silicon Valley headquarters.
U.S., France to send mission to Mars to study planet's interior

U.S., France to send mission to Mars to study planet's interior

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- NASA says it has signed an agreement with France's space agency to cooperate on a future NASA Mars lander mission to study the Red Planet's interior.
NASA leases historic Hangar One to Google subsidiary

NASA leases historic Hangar One to Google subsidiary

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Google subsidiary Planetary Ventures is in negotiations with NASA to restore and maintain the Moffett Federal Airfield, including the iconic Hangar One.
Ananth Baliga
Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for failure to investigate life on Mars

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- California scientist sues NASA for failing to investigate possible life on Mars, claiming a viral photo of a "jelly donut" rock actually shows fungus.
Ananth Baliga
NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

NASA plans busy 2014 schedule of Earth science missions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- NASA says five Earth science missions will be launched into space in 2014, the busiest science launch program in more than a decade.
ISS extension allows NASA to complete key tasks, administration says

ISS extension allows NASA to complete key tasks, administration says

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The Obama administration's extension of the International Space Station until at least 2024 will allow NASA to complete key tasks, U.S. space officials said.

U.N. committee briefed on progress of U.S. asteroid mission

VIENNA, June 19 (UPI) -- Progress is being made on the U.S. goal of sending the first human mission to an asteroid, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said after briefing a U.N. body.
NASA selects eight applicants for 2013 class of astronauts

NASA selects eight applicants for 2013 class of astronauts

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a new group of eight potential astronauts has been chosen after an extensive year-and-a-half search that started with 6,100 applicants.
Obama selects Sally Ride for posthumous Medal of Freedom

Obama selects Sally Ride for posthumous Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Monday said he will award a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom to Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space.
Orbital Science Corp. launches for NASA

Orbital Science Corp. launches for NASA

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- A U.S. commercial partner of NASA launched a rocket into space carrying a so-called mass simulated payload.

NASA urged to preserve funding for planetary science missions

LOS ANGELES, April 19 (UPI) -- Members of Congress say they've urged NASA to spare planetary science funding and resist pressures to make disproportionate cuts to the science budget.

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Expedition recovers Apollo engines

Expedition recovers Apollo engines

CAPE CANAVERAL, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says pieces of engines believed to be from the rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon have been recovered from the ocean floor.
Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

Earth-observing satellite in Calif. launch

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A satellite to monitor the Earth's surface is on its way to its final orbit after a successful launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA says.

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NASA pays tribute to lost astronauts

NASA pays tribute to lost astronauts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- NASA is paying tribute to astronauts lost in its three fatal accidents involving space shuttles Columbia and Challenger and the Apollo 1 launch pad fire.

NASA unveils multiyear Mars mission plans

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- NASA has announced a multiyear Mars program including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020 to join the Curiosity rover now on the Red Planet.

NASA sees 'gateway' for space missions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- NASA has proposed a candidate for its next major mission, a "gateway" spacecraft on the far side of the moon as a staging base for moon and Mars missions.
Neil Armstrong buried at sea

Neil Armstrong buried at sea

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first man on the moon, was laid to rest in the Atlantic Ocean Friday in a burial at sea, NASA said.
Rover 1st: Human voice sent back from Mars

Rover 1st: Human voice sent back from Mars

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars Curiosity rover has broadcast the first recorded human voice that traveled from Earth to another planet and back.
NASA announces new Mars mission

NASA announces new Mars mission

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- As NASA's Mars Curiosity rover prepares for its explorations, the space agency has announced its next proposed mission to the Red Planet, set for 2016.

Neil Armstrong has cardiac bypass surgery

CINCINNATI, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has undergone cardiac bypass surgery but is "doing great" following the procedure, his wife said.
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