Solar System Exploration Division (690) Highlights
Press Releases & Feature Stories
- OSIRIS-REx, NASA’s first mission to sample an asteroid, is moving ahead into development and testing in preparation for its launch in 2016.
- The asteroid that will be explored by NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has a new name, thanks to a third-grade student in North Carolina.
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- Members of the public are invited to enter a haiku contest and to submit their names to be carried aboard the MAVEN spacecraft, which will orbit Mars.
Current status of the Space Geodesy Project by M. R. Pearlman, H. V. Frey, R. S. Gross, F. G. Lemoine, J. L. Long, C. Ma, J. F. McGarry, S. M. Merkowitz, C. E. Noll, E. C. Pavlis, D. A. Stowers, F. H. Webb, and T. W. Zagwodski (Abstract EGU2012-6608)
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The Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) has supported the archive and distribution of geodetic data products acquired by NASA as well as national and international programs since 1982. This talk will discuss the CDDIS, including background information about the system and its user communities, archive contents, and future plans. Presented by Carey Noll
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Dr. Bertram "Bert" Donn, the first head of NASA Goddard's astrochemistry group, passed away on Friday December 28, 2012 at age 93. Bert helped put Goddard science on the map in the early days, both within and beyond NASA. He also was influential in starting two lab efforts at Goddard and in hiring some of our better-known scientists.