U.S. denies radar affected spacecraft

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The United States has denied powerful electromagnetic emission from a U.S. radar caused the failure of a Russian spacecraft that fell to Earth.
Solar blast heads toward Earth

Solar blast heads toward Earth

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NASA says its satellites detected a moderate solar blast on its way to Earth. The blast carries highly energetic particles from the sun.
Pluto mission spacecraft in home stretch

Pluto mission spacecraft in home stretch

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- NASA says its Pluto mission spacecraft, New Horizons, has entered the home stretch of its nine-year trip to the solar system's dwarf planet.

NASA: Global warming trending up

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The average temperature around the world in 2011 made it the ninth-warmest year since 1880, an analysis by NASA scientists found.
Russia talks of permanent moon base

Russia talks of permanent moon base

MOSCOW, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos says it is in talks with European and U.S. partners about creating permanent manned research bases on the moon.
La Nina said to be bringing U.S. drought

La Nina said to be bringing U.S. drought

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The La Nina weather event, dubbed "the diva of drought," is peaking and increasing the odds the southwestern and southern United States will be dry, NASA says.

Montana students name moon mission craft

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- NASA says Montana elementary school students have won a competition to name its twin orbiting Lunar spacecraft, dubbing them "Ebb and Flow."

Wife accused of killing husband's mistress

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A former NASA employee is accused of killing her husband's mistress in suburban Kansas City, Mo., after he said he wanted a divorce, police said.

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.

GOP looks to narrow playing field

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidates said Sunday it's time to narrow the playing field, otherwise front-runner Mitt Romney will be the party's nominee.

Lunar orbiter spots moisture locations

SAM ANTONIO, Texas, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed features at the moon's northern and southern poles in regions that lie in perpetual darkness, researchers said.
NASA looking at Cassini radio problems

NASA looking at Cassini radio problems

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- NASA says it's conducting diagnostic tests on its Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn after its signal was not detected during a tracking pass in late December.
Space station dodges super-fast debris

Space station dodges super-fast debris

HOUSTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The International Space Station dodged a small but super-fast piece of orbiting communication debris Friday, NASA said.

Mars mission completes important maneuver

PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- NASA says its Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft has successfully refined its flight path with the biggest maneuver planned for its journey to Mars.

Study: Simple measures could slow warming

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Global warming can be reduced and human health and agriculture improved with relatively cheap, simple ways to cut two common pollutants, U.S. researchers say.
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A Delta II rocket launches with the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft payload from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. on Friday, October 28, 2011. NPP is the first NASA satellite mission to address the challenge of acquiring a wide range of land, ocean, and atmospheric measurements for Earth system science while simultaneously preparing to address operational requirements for weather forecasting. UPI/Bill Ingalls/NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an executive branch agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. Since February 2006, NASA's self-described mission statement is to "pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research." [5] On September 14, 2011, NASA announced that it had selected the design of a new Space Launch System that it said would take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before and provide the cornerstone for future human space exploration efforts by the U.S.[6][7][8] NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, replacing its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The agency became operational on October 1, 1958.[9][10] U.S. space exploration efforts have since been led by NASA, including the Apollo moon-landing missions, the Skylab space station, and later the Space Shuttle. Currently, NASA is supporting the International Space Station and is developing the manned Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The agency is also responsible for the Launch Services Program (LSP) which provides oversight of launch operations and countdown management for unmanned NASA launches. NASA science is focused on better understanding Earth through the Earth Observing System,[11] advancing heliophysics through the efforts of the Science Mission Directorate's Heliophysics Research Program,[12] exploring bodies throughout the Solar System with advanced robotic missions such as New Horizons,[13] and researching astrophysics topics, such as the Big Bang, through the Great Observatories and associated programs.[14] NASA shares data with various national and international organizations such as from the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite.

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