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  • NASA Says Mars Exploration Rover Mission Is Complete
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    NASA Mars Rover

    NASA held a press conference to announce the end of the mission for its Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity. The rover arrived on the Martian surface in January 2004 and was declared dead, and…

  • Senate Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on NASAs Scientific Priorities
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    NASA Science Missions

    Thomas Zurbuchen, the associate NASA administrator for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, was among the witnesses at a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on NASA’s scientific…

  • Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary
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    Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

    Scientists from the early Voyager missions recounted the program’s genesis. They also talked about discoveries made and offered an update on the spacecrafts' current interstellar journey.…

  • Hearing Examines NASA Research on Solar Eclipse
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    2017 Solar Eclipse Research

    Two House Science, Space, and Technology subcommittees held a joint hearing on the research conducted during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Scientists from NASA and other…

  • Summit on Human Exploration of Mars Part 1
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    Summit on Human Exploration of Mars, Part 1

    Astrophysicists, aerospace engineers, and space policy experts were among the speakers at the fifth annual conference on human exploration of Mars hosted by Explore Mars, a non-profit…

  • NASA TV Coverage of the Total Solar Eclipse
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    NASA TV Coverage of the Total Solar Eclipse

    NASA TV presented four hours of coverage of the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse as it crosses the continental United States. It was the first such eclipse in 99 years and the first…

  • NASA Holds Briefings on August 21 Solar Eclipse
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    NASA Solar Eclipse Briefings

    Researchers from NASA and its partner universities were panelists speaking at a briefing on the science behind the total solar eclipse expected on August 21, 2017, the first total solar…

  • NASA Holds News Conference on Exoplanet Findings
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    NASA News Conference on Exoplanets

    Five scientists from NASA and the space agency’s research partners announced the discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a nearby star during a news conference at NASA…

  • NASA Budget and Mission
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    NASA Budget and Mission

    Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and the…