"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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Florida Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard International Space Station

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 9:32am
University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week.
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NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 4:00pm
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.
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NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:51pm
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.
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NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:24pm
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch will be available for live satellite interviews Friday, Feb. 22, as they undergo final training before their launch to the International Space Station, scheduled for March 14.
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NASA to Share Results of Effort to Recover Mars Opportunity Rover

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:30pm
NASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA Television, the agency's website and YouTube.
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Media Invited to Talk Tech with NASA Administrator at World Ag Expo

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:56pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will speak to, and take questions from, media about how technologies originally developed for space exploration now are used to cultivate farms, predict crop yields, manage water resources, and more, during his Tuesday, Feb. 12, visit to World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.
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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2018 Annual Report

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:16pm
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2018 annual report Friday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns.
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NASA Administrator Hosts Media, Industry Forum on Lunar Exploration Plans

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:15pm
NASA invites media to its headquarters in Washington Thursday, Feb. 14, to learn more about agency partnership opportunities with American companies to develop reusable systems that can land astronauts on the Moon.
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NASA Awards Contract for End-user IT Services, Technologies

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded Leidos of Reston, Virginia, a contract for information technology (IT) end-user services to support the agency’s headquarters, centers and other performance sites.
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2018 Fourth Warmest Year in Continued Warming Trend, According to NASA, NOAA

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 9:17am
Earth's global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2018 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:28am
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of global temperatures data and discuss the most important climate trends of 2018 during a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 6.
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NASA Awards Contracts for Environmental Remediation Services

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded contracts to three U.S. companies for the investigation, design and implementation of environmental remedial actions at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and other NASA center nationwide, as required.
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Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:45am
Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.
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California Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:23am
Elementary school students from California will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.
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NASA Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:00am
NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Feb. 7.
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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 3:17pm
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency’s first-ever mission to explore Trojan asteroids.
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