Monday, 12 August 2013

Media Invited to Meet Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, Next Station Crew

NASA Astronauts Chat Live from Space with California Students

International Space Station crew members Karen Nyberg and Chris Cassidy will speak live from the orbiting science laboratory with high school students at the Riverside Preparatory Academy in Oro Grande, Calif., at 10:40 a.m. PDT (1:40 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Aug 15.

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New twist in the graphene story: Tiny twist in bilayer graphene may solve a mystery

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Researchers have discovered that in the making of bilayer graphene, a tiny structural twist arises that can lead to surprisingly strong changes in the material's electronic properties.

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NASA Selects University Teams for New SmallSat Collaborative Projects

NASA has selected 13 university teams for collaborative projects to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities and spur innovation in communication, navigation, propulsion, science instruments, and advanced manufacturing for small spacecraft.

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Astronaut Michael Foale Leaves NASA After 30-Year Career

NASA astronaut Michael Foale has retired, ending a 26-year space agency career that included 375 days in space during six space shuttle missions and extended stays aboard two space stations.

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Antennae Galaxies Greeting Cards Logo

The Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038-4039) are two spiral galaxies, drawn together by gravity, that started to interact a few hundred million years ago. The Antennae Galaxies are the nearest and youngest examples of a pair of colliding galaxies.A delightful swirl of cream, pink, blue and purple.
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Desiderata Poem - Keyhole Nebula Digitus Impudicus Posters Logo

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A gorgeous poster print featuring the full Desiderata by Max Ehrmann: Go placidly amidst the noise and haste... details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the 'Keyhole Nebula, ' obtained with the Hubble Space Telescope

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Image credit: Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2

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