With help from the public, members of NASA's Cassini mission have chosen to call the spacecraft's

June 30, 2014

Cassini Names Final Mission Phase Its 'Grand Finale'

With input from the public, team members on NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn have chosen a name for the final phase of the mission.

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This artist's impression shows the Rosetta orbiter at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

June 30, 2014

Rosetta's Comet Target 'Releases' Plentiful Water

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is releasing the Earthly equivalent of two glasses of water into space every second.

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The tower rolls back revealing OCO2 perched atop a United Launch alliance Delta II rocket

June 30, 2014

Launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Scrubbed

The Tuesday morning launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has been scrubbed.

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NASA's LDSD is lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel

June 29, 2014

First LDSD Test Flight a Success

The project declares the first test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator a success.

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LDSD

June 28, 2014

Media Telecon: NASA Supersonic Test Flight Completed

A news teleconference has been scheduled for tomorrow, June 29, at 7 a.m. HST (10 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT) to discuss the near-space test flight of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD).

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The test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator rides on a balloon to high altitudes above Hawaii.

June 28, 2014

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Lifts Off

A balloon carrying a test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) has lifted off.

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This artist's concept shows the test vehicle for NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions.

June 27, 2014

NASA Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Set to Lift Off

Mission managers are proceeding with preparations for a launch attempt tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 28, of a high-altitude balloon carrying the LDSD test vehicle to the edge of space.

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OCO-2 launch pad

June 27, 2014

Five Things about OCO-2

What makes NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 unique? Here are five things, for starters.

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Some of the women working on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Project

June 26, 2014

NASA's Curiosity Rover Team Today Features Women

Today (Thursday) is Women's Curiosity Day for the diverse team running NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, with female engineers and scientists doing most of mission's 90-plus roles.

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Fossil fuel burning and other human activities are the primary source for the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

June 25, 2014

NASA's OCO-2 Will Track Our Impact on Airborne Carbon

Human activities are the primary source for the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide. NASA's OCO-2 mission will help sort out the gas's human and natural sources and reservoirs.

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