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The Latest News from AMSAT, as of 20 January, 2013 - 1823 UTC
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NASA Breaking News

NASA’s Mars Spacecraft Maneuvers to Prepare for Close Comet Flyby

NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

07/24/14


NASA Selects Contract for Mission Support Services at Ames

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought.

07/24/14


Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have gone looking for water vapor in the atmospheres of three planets orbiting stars similar to the sun -- and have come up nearly dry.

07/24/14


Hubble Finds Three Surprisingly Dry Exoplanets

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to investigate the possibility of using commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions to the Red Planet.

07/23/14


NASA Seeks Proposals for Commercial Mars Data Relay Satellites

NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

07/23/14


NASA TV Coverage Set For European Cargo Ship Launch to Space Station

Fifteen years ago, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision.

07/22/14


NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Spacecraft and rocket development is on pace this summer for NASA's aerospace industry partners for the agency's Commercial Crew Program as they progress through systems testing, review boards and quarterly sessions under their Space Act Agreements with the agency.

07/22/14


NASA Partners Punctuate Summer with Spacecraft Development Advances

NASA has updated events that are marking the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing and the steps being taken for America's next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars.

07/18/14


NASA Updates Apollo Anniversary, Next Giant Leap Events

Engineers have taken a crucial step in preparing to test parts of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will send humans to new destinations in the solar system. They installed on Thursday an RS-25 engine on the A-1 Test Stand at the agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

07/17/14

A Note About the New AMSAT News Service Format

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