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Expedition 26 Cosmonauts Upgrade Station, Supply Craft Launches Today

Flight Engineers Dmitry Kondratyev and Oleg Skripochka installed a pair of experiments and did other work during more than four hours outside the International Space Station. A European supply craft launches to the outpost at 4:51 p.m. EST.

› Learn More  | › European Supply Craft Launches Today | › Read ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle Blog→
This pair of images shows the before-and-after comparison of the part of comet Tempel 1 that was hit by the impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Maryland/Cornell

NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet

NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned new images of a comet showing a scar resulting from the 2005 Deep Impact mission.

› Learn More  | › Stardust-NExT Mission Section | › Latest Images | › Five Things About Stardust-NExT
NASA Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

NASA's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request

NASA announced an $18.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2012 that supports a reinvigorated path of innovation, technological development and scientific discovery.

› Learn More  | › Budget Video | › Office of Management and Budget→
Glory concept drawing Glory, shown in this artist's concept, will study the roles of two critical elements of Earth's climate system

Glory Set to Launch Feb. 23 on Climate Mission

The Glory spacecraft and its Taurus XL launch vehicle is set to lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California 5:09 a.m. EST on Feb. 23. It will study the role tiny particles known as aerosols play in the planet's weather.

› Learn More  | › Glory Section | › Watch Glory Movie Trailer
Discovery STS-133

Discovery and Crew Prepare for Feb. 24 Launch to Space Station

Commander Steve Lindsey and the Discovery crew will deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and Robonaut 2 to the International Space Station. STS-133 is targeted for launch at 4:50 p.m. EST on Feb. 24.

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Herschel Measures Dark Matter for Star-Forming Galaxies

The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed how much dark matter it takes to form a new galaxy bursting with stars. The findings are a key step in understanding how dark matter contributed to the birth of massive galaxies in the early universe.

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Spitzer Image

New View of Family Life in the North American Nebula

"One of the things that makes me so excited about this image [from the Spitzer Space Telescope] is how different it is from the visible image, and how much more we can see," says researcher Luisa Rebull.

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Rabe Crater, Mars

Blue on Mars

This image shows part of the floor of Rabe Crater, a large impact crater in Mars' southern highlands. Dark dunes--accumulations of wind blown sand--cover...

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NASA Challenges Students to Train Like an Astronaut

New "Mission X" nutrition and fitness program.

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Behind the Scenes

Astronaut Mike Massimino takes a behind-the-scenes look at shuttle preparations.


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