"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 Invites Media, Public to View Webb Telescope’s First Images

Tue, 06/14/2022 - 11:05am
NASA, in partnership with ESA (European Space Agency) and CSA (Canadian Space Agency), will release the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and spectroscopic data during a televised broadcast beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 12, from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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NASA Discoveries Highlighted at American Astronomical Society Meeting

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 9:59am
Scientists will discuss new research from NASA missions – on topics ranging from exoplanets to citizen science discoveries – at the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
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NASA to Discuss, Conduct Test to Prepare for Artemis I Moon Mission

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 5:21pm
NASA is targeting Saturday, June 18, for the beginning of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with tanking operations on Monday, June 20.
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NASA Student Business Competition Gets Boost by White House Initiative

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 9:13am
NASA’s Minority University Education and Research Program (MUREP) Innovation and Tech Transfer Idea Competition (MITTIC), a Shark Tank-style competition for students at minority-serving institutions, is officially included in the 2022 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Scholar Recognition Program.
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NASA Offers Earth Scientist Interviews Ahead of TROPICS Mission

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 6:38pm
NASA and Astra Space are targeting no earlier than Sunday, June 12, for the first launch of NASA's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission.
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NASA to Discuss New Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Study Today

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 10:12am
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT today – Thursday, June 9 – to discuss a new study team the agency is commissioning to examine unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).
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NASA Administrator, STEM Partner Connect Orlando Children with Artemis

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 3:33pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson helped hand out food with an extra serving of STEM activities to children and families at New Beginnings Church – The Gathering Place in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, June 3.
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NASA Leadership to Advocate for Agency Missions at ESA Council Meeting

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 1:33pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy will travel to Noordwijk, Netherlands, to participate in the ESA (European Space Agency) Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 15.
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NASA, FEMA Release Comprehensive Climate Action Guide

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 12:37pm
NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have released a guide which provides resources for adapting to and mitigating impacts of climate change.
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NASA to Inflate Heat Shield on Earth Before Spaceflight Demo

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 12:33pm
NASA is inviting media to see a technology that could one day help land humans on Mars after it is inflated for the final time on Earth before its spaceflight demonstration later this year.
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NASA to Highlight Climate Research on Cargo Launch, Sets TV Coverage

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 4:34pm
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 10:22 a.m. EDT Friday, June 10, to launch the agency’s next investigation to monitor climate change to the International Space Station.
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NASA Announces Winners of 2022 Student Launch Competition

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:40pm
For the second year in a row, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte won the launch division, while Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, won first place in the design division of NASA’s 2022 Student Launch rocketry competition.
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NASA Invites Media to Learn About Mission Studying Thunderstorms

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:25am
NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. CDT Tuesday, June 7, to discuss research about intense summer thunderstorms over the central United States and their effects on Earth’s atmosphere and climate change.
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