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NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

NASA announces planetary bonanza, discovery of 715 new worlds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- NASA says its Kepler space telescope has delivered another bonanza of distant planets, finding 715 new worlds orbiting 305 distant stars.
U.S. National Space Club to honor Kepler planet mission

U.S. National Space Club to honor Kepler planet mission

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The National Space Club says its pre-eminent award, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, will be awarded to NASA's Kepler space telescope mission.
NASA iPad app highlights the face of a changing Earth

NASA iPad app highlights the face of a changing Earth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- NASA has announced an iPad app that shows the Earth changing before a user's eyes, with interactive before-and-after views of the planet's altered face.
Moon launch will be first for Virginia NASA facility

Moon launch will be first for Virginia NASA facility

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- NASA says a moon probe set for launch next month will be the first launch beyond Earth orbit from the agency's Virginia Space Coast launch facility.
NASA committee sets goals for 2020 rover mission to Mars

NASA committee sets goals for 2020 rover mission to Mars

PASADENA, Calif., July 9 (UPI) -- A rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, the agency said in a report Tuesday.
Long-lived oceanography satellite decommissioned after equipment fails

Long-lived oceanography satellite decommissioned after equipment fails

PASADENA, Calif., July 3 (UPI) -- A U.S.-French satellite doing oceanography surveys for 11 1/2 years has been decommissioned following the loss of its last remaining transmitter, NASA says.
Equipment failure jeopardizes planet-hunting space telescope mission

Equipment failure jeopardizes planet-hunting space telescope mission

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- The future of the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope mission is in jeopardy after a part that helps it point to cosmic targets failed, NASA said Wednesday.
Herschel space telescope ends observations as it runs out of coolant

Herschel space telescope ends observations as it runs out of coolant

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope, has stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant, European and U.S. officials said.
Drill, baby, drill!

Drill, baby, drill!

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- NASA said its unmanned Curiosity rover achieved a first this week, using a drill at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a rock on Mars and collect a sample.

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NASA science balloon sets flight record

NASA science balloon sets flight record

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- NASA says a balloon launched in Antarctica and carrying a scientific experiment has broken the record for longest flight by a balloon of its size.

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NASA to join in 'dark universe' hunt

NASA to join in 'dark universe' hunt

GREENBELT, Md., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- NASA says it is joining a European Space Agency mission designed to investigate the cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy.
Mars meteorite has significant water

Mars meteorite has significant water

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- NASA says a small meteorite, possibly the first discovered from the martian surface, contains 10 times more water than meteorites that later originated on Mars.

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 names mission after Van Allen

NASA names mission after Van Allen

LAUREL, Md., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- NASA says it is renaming a mission to study Earth's radiation belts after James Van Allen, the U.S. astrophysicist who discovered them in 1958.
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.
NASA Curiosity rover lands, explores Mars

NASA Curiosity rover lands, explores Mars

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Curiosity rover, the biggest and most advanced spacecraft ever sent to another planet, landed safely on Mars early Monday, the U.S. space agency NASA said.
Mars landing to go live in the Big Apple

Mars landing to go live in the Big Apple

GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- The landing of the Mars Curiosity rover is going to be a show in New York with a live broadcast of its touchdown on a giant screen in Times Square, NASA says.

National borders said visible from space

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, some international borders on Earth are, in fact, visible from space, a veteran U.S. astronaut says.

Astronauts help in museum opening

NEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Two NASA astronauts helped launch a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, museum officials said.
Hubble spacewalkers complete all tasks

Hubble spacewalkers complete all tasks

HOUSTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The fifth and final U.S. spacewalk to repair and refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope was completed Monday with all goals of the mission accomplished.
Astronaut does delicate camera repair

Astronaut does delicate camera repair

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. astronaut successfully repaired a camera on the Hubble Space Telescope during a spacewalk Saturday, NASA said.

Second of five Hubble spacewalks under way

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 15 (UPI) -- Two U.S. astronauts worked Friday to install six gyroscopes and a new set of batteries in the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA officials said.
First of five Hubble spacewalks completed

First of five Hubble spacewalks completed

HOUSTON, May 14 (UPI) -- The first of five planned U.S. spacewalks to repair and update the Hubble Space Telescope was completed Thursday with the replacement of a key Hubble camera.
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