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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Begins Asteroid Operations Campaign

08.24.2018
OSIRIS-REx, caught its first glimpse of asteroid Bennu last week and began the final approach toward its target.

NASA Goddard’s Science Jamboree Connects Disciplines and Interns

07.26.2018
The Goddard Science Jamboree provides an opportunity for interns and senior scientists alike to learn more about the science happening in other disciplines in one room.

OSIRIS-REx Executes Second Deep Space Maneuver

06.28.2018
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its second Deep Space Maneuver today, which put the spacecraft on course for its scheduled arrival at the asteroid Bennu in December. The mission team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data as they become available and will have more information on the results of the maneuver over the next week.

NASA Eyes Highly Versatile Carbon-Nanotube Technology for Different Spaceflight Applications

05.10.2018
A decade ago John Hagopian began advancing an ultra-dark coating comprised of nearly invisible strands made of pure carbon. Now the technology is proving to be highly versatile for all types of spaceflight applications.

2020 Decadal Survey Missions: At a Glance

04.24.2018
Any telescope that reaches the launch pad in the 2030s likely will look much different than the concepts four teams are currently studying to inform the 2020 Decadal Survey for Astrophysics, but the studies do offer a roadmap.

NASA Teams Study the Agency’s Future in Astrophysics; Tackle Formidable Technology Challenges

04.24.2018
As in past decades, the agency won’t make that decision in a vacuum or without understanding the technical obstacles, which are formidable.

New Exoplanet Collaboration Hosts Meeting to Explore Molecular Seeds of Life

04.09.2018
The Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC) hosts its first annual symposium April 9-13. Researchers will discuss how our knowledge of the early solar system can help the hunt for life on other worlds.

On Second Thought, the Moon's Water May Be Widespread and Immobile

02.23.2018
A new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Captures New Earth-Moon Image

02.14.2018
OSIRIS-REx captured this image of the Earth and Moon using its NavCam1 imager on January 17 from a distance of 39.5 million miles.

Celebrating 60 Years of Groundbreaking U.S. Space Science

01.31.2018
Sixty years ago, the U.S. launched Explorer 1, rocketing into the Space Age.

What Scientists Can Learn About the Moon During the Jan. 31 Eclipse

01.23.2018
The lunar eclipse on the night of Jan. 31 will give a team of scientists a special opportunity to study the Moon using the astronomer's equivalent of a heat-sensing, or thermal, camera.

Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

01.23.2018
Sixty years ago, the hopes of Cold War America soared into the night sky as a rocket lofted skyward above Cape Canaveral, a soon-to-be-famous barrier island off the Florida coast.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

12.20.2017
A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA Selects Participating Scientists for Mission to Asteroid Bennu

12.07.2017
NASA has selected 13 participating scientists for the agency’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx.

NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn’s Moon Titan

10.18.2017
Researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission have found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Snaps Pictures of Earth and the Moon

09.28.2017
OSIRIS-REx's black and white navigation camera captured images of the Earth and Moon after its gravity-assist flyby.

OSIRIS-REx Views the Earth During Flyby

09.26.2017
A color composite image of Earth was taken on Sept. 22, 2017, by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

NASA’S OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Slingshots Past Earth

09.22.2017
NASA’s asteroid sample return spacecraft successfully used Earth’s gravity to slingshot itself on a path toward the asteroid Bennu, for a rendezvous next August.

James Webb Space Telescope Team Members Volunteer Following Historic Texas Hurricane

09.21.2017
Several members of the James Webb Space Telescope team stationed at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston volunteered over the Labor Day weekend to help clean up and repair damage to the city caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Large Binocular Telescope Snags First Glimpse of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Since Launch

09.08.2017
This set of magnified, cropped images shows NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft (highlighted in red) as it approaches Earth for its Sept. 22 Earth Gravity Assist.

Spot the Spacecraft: Ground-based Telescopes to Photograph NASA’s OSIRIS-REx During Earth Flyby

09.06.2017
Observatories and amateur astronomers with specialized equipment will be able to see OSIRIS-REx as the spacecraft approaches and retreats from its closest position over Earth Sept. 22.

NASA’s Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft to Slingshot Past Earth

08.31.2017
OSIRIS-REx will pass about 10,000 miles above Earth Sept. 22.

NASA’s Lunar Mission Captures Solar Eclipse as Seen From the Moon

08.29.2017
LRO captured an image of the moon’s eclipse shadow over a large region of the United States.

NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Successfully Adjusts Course

08.25.2017
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft fired its thrusters to position itself on the correct course for its upcoming Earth flyby.

NASA’s LRO Team Wants You to Wave at the Moon

08.16.2017
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth.
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