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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.
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John Mace Grunsfeld (Ph.D.) (born October 10, 1958) is an American physicist and a NASA astronaut. He is a veteran of five spaceflights and has also served as NASA Chief Scientist.

Born in Chicago, Illinois. Married to the former Carol E. Schiff. They have two children. John enjoys mountaineering, flying, sailing, bicycling, and music. His father, Ernest A. Grunsfeld III, resides in Highland Park, Illinois.

Graduated from Highland Park High School, Highland Park, Illinois, in 1976; received a bachelor of science degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980; a master of science degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in physics from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1988, respectively.

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