"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

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NASA Launches App for Amazon Fire TV

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 2:37pm
NASA has released its popular app for a new platform, Amazon Fire TV. This version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices
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NASA Unveils New Searchable Video, Audio and Imagery Library for the Public

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:15pm
NASA officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from NASA.gov.
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NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:06pm
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who is making final preparations for an April 20 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4.
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Wang Appointed to Head NASA’s Office of Communications

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:42pm
Jen Rae Wang has been selected by Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot as NASA's Associate Administrator for the Office of Communications. Wang joins NASA with more than a decade of experience at the highest levels of state and federal government in public, legislative, and media affairs both domestically and internationally, strategic communicati
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NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos in our Milky Way and Beyond

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:51pm
NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.
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NASA Awards Facilities, Construction, Engineering, Technical Services Contract

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:26pm
NASA has awarded the Facilities, Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III Contract (FaCETS III) contract to PTSI Managed Services, Inc., of Pasadena, California, for infrastructure maintenance at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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NASA Updates Schedule for International Space Station Spacewalks

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:18pm
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
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NASA to Host 2017 Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 9:53am
Media are invited to watch as nearly 100 high school and college teams from across the globe compete Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on the NASA Authorization Act of 2017

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 1:04pm
Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on President Trump signing Tuesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.
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NASA TV to Air Seventh Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:50pm
NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 9 p.m., EDT Friday, March 24, the start of a 30-minute launch window.
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NASA TV to Air Preview Briefing, Three U.S. Spacewalks

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:14pm
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:22am
Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 agency budget proposal.
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NASA TV to Air Departure of U.S. Cargo Ship from International Space Station

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 4:31pm
After delivering about 5,500 pounds of cargo, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, March 19. Live coverage of Dragon's departure will begin at 4:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:20pm
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.
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West Virginia Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:55am
Students in West Virginia will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. EDT Friday, March 17.
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NASA Contracts for Armstrong Center Logistics Services

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has selected Kay and Associates, Inc., in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, to provide center logistics services and aerospace ground equipment support services (CLS & AGESS) for the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
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NASA Awards Contract for SOFIA Science, Mission Operations Support

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 5:00pm
NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association of Columbia, Maryland, to provide the agency with science and mission operations support for its Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program.
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NASA Brings Universe to South By Southwest

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 4:30pm
NASA returns to Austin, Texas, to share its exciting missions, discoveries, technology advancements and plans for future space exploration at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival, March 10-14, and SXSW Tradeshow, March 13-15.
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NASA Selects Over 100 Small Business Projects to Advance Space Innovation

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 5:11pm
NASA has selected 133 proposals from U.S. companies to conduct research and develop technologies that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space and benefit the U.S. economy.
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NASA Marks International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month with Virtual Tour Highlighting Women in STEM

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 12:11pm
In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA has unveiled an educational virtual tour that brings students into the exciting careers of seven women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields at the agency.
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