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NASA: US government agency responsible for civilian space programs, and aeronautical and aerospace research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Brad Pitt talks space dreams, flubbing 'Friends'

Brad Pitt brought "Ad Astra" to Washington, DC Monday night and opened up about everything from NASA dreams to his 'Friends' flub.
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Kennedy Space Center bracing for Hurricane Dorian

NASA is hauling a massive launch gantry off the launch pad to avoid the threat of hurricane winds
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Videos for NASA

Brad Pitt gets seal of approval on new space film from ISS astronaut [Video]Brad Pitt gets seal of approval on new space film from ISS astronaut

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has received high praise for his new space film Ad Astra from an astronaut on the International Space Station. The Fight Club actor spoke with Nasa's Nick Hague at Mission..

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European Space Agency teams up with NASA for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids [Video]European Space Agency teams up with NASA for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids

NASA and ESA team up for mission to deflect dangerous Earth-bound asteroids

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Hurricane Dorian from space as it reaches the Bahamas [Video]Hurricane Dorian from space as it reaches the Bahamas

Nasa has released images of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas. The category 5 storm has brought 185mph winds, in what is believed to be the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane since 1950.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

NASA Administrator Says Pluto Is A Planet [Video]NASA Administrator Says Pluto Is A Planet

In 2006 the International Astronomical Union (IAU) caused distress when it declared that Pluto was no longer a planet. At the time the IAU created a definition that said a planet must “clear the..

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Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim [Video]Dorian strengthens to Category 4 storm and shifts aim

Hurricane Dorian spun across the Atlantic on Saturday as a powerful Category 4 storm but the eye of the hurricane shifted northeast, which could mean less damage along the Florida coast. Conway G...

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Dorian Hurtles Toward Florida As Category 4 Storm [Video]Dorian Hurtles Toward Florida As Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Dorian spun west across the Atlantic ocean toward Florida on Saturday after growing into a dangerous Category 4 storm. According to Reuters, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said..

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Students! Name The Next Mars Rover! [Video]Students! Name The Next Mars Rover!

Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July..

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Brazil's Amazon fires could cause disastrous climate change impact [Video]Brazil's Amazon fires could cause disastrous climate change impact

About 77,000 fires have been recorded across Brazil over the last 12 months. A map from NASA shows those fires across South America.

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SpaceX cargo craft detaches from ISS, returns to earth [Video]SpaceX cargo craft detaches from ISS, returns to earth

The SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft detached from the International Space Station on Tuesday carrying 2,700 pounds of scientific experiments and cargo, as seen in video broadcast by NASA. Rough Cut..

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Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images [Video]Amazon fires: Scientists mythbust Bolsonaro claims with satellite images

A NASA scientist has contradicted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over his defiance concerning fires raging in the Amazon rainforest using satellite images to back up his position.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:59Published

Robert Downey Jr. Has A Space-Themed Announcement To Make [Video]Robert Downey Jr. Has A Space-Themed Announcement To Make

NASA has teamed up with Robert Downey Jr. to drop a teaser clip of something big coming later In a short clip on twitter, RObery Downey Jr. says that he is “bubbling with anticipation” about..

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Boeing's space tourism: flying the 'friendly' skies [Video]Boeing's space tourism: flying the 'friendly' skies

Reuters was given rare access at the Johnson Space Center in Houston where NASA astronauts are training for the upcoming inaugural mission aboard Boeing’s new Starliner spacecraft, which may one day..

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Elon Musk Tweets About Asteroid Hitting Earth: NASA Says Calm Down [Video]Elon Musk Tweets About Asteroid Hitting Earth: NASA Says Calm Down

(CNN) Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, tweeted that a "big rock" is going to hit Earth, and that we "currently have no defense." Musk's tweet was a response to another by comedian and podcaster Joe..

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Pence: U.S. Space Command to launch next week [Video]Pence: U.S. Space Command to launch next week

The official leadership of the U.S. Space Command, which is separate from the President Trump's goal of a "Space Force", will officially take their command posts next week, U.S. Vice President Mike..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

NASA Hopes To Retrieve Rock Samples From Mars [Video]NASA Hopes To Retrieve Rock Samples From Mars

A major scientific success of the Apollo mission was retrieving samples from the Moon that were brought back to Earth for study. Now NASA wants to replicate their success with its Mars 2020 mission,..

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Giant Earth installation 'Gaia' comes to University of Bristol [Video]Giant Earth installation 'Gaia' comes to University of Bristol

Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram's huge art installation 'Gaia' comes to the University of Bristol. Measuring seven metres in diameter and composed of incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the Earth's..

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John Glenn Passenger On Jeffrey Epstein's Jet In 1996 [Video]John Glenn Passenger On Jeffrey Epstein's Jet In 1996

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Former US Senator from Ohio and NASA astronaut John Glenn once flew on Jeffrey Epstein's private jet. He joins the list of other famous people to have once been a..

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Planet Hunter TESS Eyes Three More Planets We Could Live On [Video]Planet Hunter TESS Eyes Three More Planets We Could Live On

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS has been discovering a bevy of exoplanets. According to Digital Trends, some of those exoplanets could be potentially habitable. Three exoplanets orbiting the..

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SpaceX launches resupply mission to the ISS [Video]SpaceX launches resupply mission to the ISS

Elon Musk's space company SpaceX on Thursday (July 25) successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying one of its Dragon spacecraft. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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NASA investigating allegations of identity theft involving space station astronaut

NASA reportedly is investigating what may be the first known allegations of a crime committed from space. Astronaut Anne McClain's estranged wife, Summer Worden, has accused McClain of identity theft..
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Trump gets ready to "double down" on trade war with China; NASA astronaut caught in custody battle
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NASA astronaut caught in custody battle

It’s a case testing the boundaries of law: A NASA astronaut is caught in an ugly divorce and custody battle. Anne McClain is being accused of identity theft in space. Janet Shamlian reports.
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NASA investigating crime allegedly committed in space

Astronaut Anne McClain is facing the first allegation of a crime committed in space. McClain's estranged wife, Summer Worden, accused the astronaut of accessing her bank account while on a six-month..
CBS News - Published

NASA astronaut accused of accessing her estranged spouse's bank account; first alleged crime in space

Anne McClain allegedly accessed her estranged wife's bank account while on the International Space Station. She denies doing 'anything improper.'
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How a Bitter Divorce Battle on Earth Led to Claims of a Crime in Space

NASA is examining a claim that an astronaut improperly accessed the bank account of her estranged spouse from the Space Station.
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Robert Downey Jr. teases major surprise: 'All will be revealed' at Rolling Stones concert

What is Robert Downey Jr. talking about in his cryptic message about the Rolling Stones and NASA? All will be revealed Thursday at the Rose Bowl.
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NASA scientists tracking Greenland's melting ice

President Trump has expressed interest in purchasing Greenland. But there is something he should know -- the real estate is melting. Seth Doane reports from Greenland.
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NASA program "OMG" trying to find out how fast Greenland's ice is melting

Ice lost in Greenland means higher sea levels around the world. "Oceans Melting Greenland," a NASA program in its fourth year, is studying the melt.
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NASA says it is planning on sending humans back to the moon by 2024

NASA has moved a step closer in resuming human space missions since the program was shuttered in 2011. CBS News' Marc Liverman reports from Huntsville, Alabama, where NASA announced it will manage the..
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NASA picks Alabama space center for moon lander program

The lander is a critical element in NASA's plans to return astronauts to the moon in 2024
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NASA chief announces Alabama facility as moon spacecraft headquarters

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday said Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will serve as headquarters for the U.S. space agency's program to build a spacecraft to put astronauts back on..
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NASA scientists flew over Greenland to track melting ice. They took some sobering photos

NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. It has seen two of the biggest melts on record since 2012.
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NASA says Saturn's rings are disappearing as they're pulled in by gravity

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its historic exploration of Saturn in 2017 and, slowly but surely, scientists are learning more about the ringed planet. Data from the 13-year mission helped scientists..
CBS News - Published

Potentially habitable Earth-like planet discovered

31 light years away, a new planet has been found by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
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Asteroid zoomed 'near' Earth late Wednesday, astronomers say

According NASA, the asteroid was an estimated 187 to 427 feet wide and came within about 45,000 miles of Earth.
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Hubble telescope captures spiral galaxy 70 million light-years away

NASA's Hubble telescope captured NGC 2985, a spiral galaxy 70 million light-years away. It has a lot of similarities to our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
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Chris Kraft, NASA's first flight director who helped build Apollo, dies at 95

Christopher Kraft, a key architect behind several early NASA programs and the agency's first flight director, died 50 years after moon landing.
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Christopher Kraft, NASA’s Face and Voice of Mission Control, Dies at 95

He directed the first piloted orbital flights, orchestrated spacewalks, oversaw the first lunar landing and led the space center in Houston.
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Chris Kraft, legendary NASA flight director, has died at age 95

Kraft virtually invented the mission control concept behind NASA's greatest space triumphs
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Pence says moon, not Mars, remains near-term goal for NASA

In an interview on "The Takeout," Vice President Mike Pence reassured the space community with the administration's strong support for a "moon-first" policy
CBS News - Published

How NASA's moon mission turned Houston into "Space City"

"NASA looks at Houston as the Vatican of space," one expert said
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How Houston became "Space City"

If New York is the “Big Apple” and New Orleans the “Big Easy,” Houston is known as "Space City." That all began almost six decades ago, when NASA decided to open the manned spacecraft center..
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The history of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Saturday marks 50 years since the greatest technological achievement in human history: At 4:17 in the afternoon Eastern time, a spacecraft carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched..
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Trump takes shots at NASA administrator during photo op celebrating Apollo moon landing

During an Oval Office photo op to commemorate Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, President Trump dug at NASA chief Jim Bridenstine.
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Watch the moment men first landed on the moon

Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News live coverage on July 20, 1969, as Apollo 11's "Eagle" lunar lander, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down on the moon. TV viewers..
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NASA releases Apollo mission panoramic pictures

In a news release on July 16, NASA revealed panoramic photographs from multiple Apollo moon landings. The photos were made by putting photos together.
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Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here's what you can and can't see in the iconic photo

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, USA TODAY spoke with NASA experts to explain the details in the famed flag photo on the moon.
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NASA chief on America's next moon mission, future of space exploration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a senate panel Wednesday that freezing the agency's funds would be "devastating" to plans for future space exploration. The Trump administration wants NASA to..
CBS News - Published

NASA pleads for steady funding for moon mission

NASA's goal of landing astronauts on the moon in 2024 won't be possible without steady funding from Congress
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NASA marks Apollo mission 50 years later

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returns to launch pad 50 years later (July 17)  
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How hot dogs ended up on NASA's Apollo 11 moon mission

National Hot Dog Day falls on the same week as the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, when astronauts consumed space sausages.  
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NASA to allow commercial visits to International Space Station

CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN to discuss NASA's announcement that commercial astronauts will be allowed to travel to the International Space Station starting next year.
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To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias

The Apollo program was designed by men, for men. But NASA can learn from its failures as it aims to send women to the moon and beyond.
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NASA planning another trip to the moon by 2024

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, Mark Strassmann takes a look at the future of space travel. NASA wants to return to the moon, possibly as early as 2024.
CBS News - Published

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz..
Reuters - Published

Retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on significance of Apollo 11

On the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 launch, retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson joined CBSN from the Kennedy Space Center to talk about the moon landing's legacy.
CBS News - Published

Peggy Whitson's advice to aspiring astronauts: "Live outside what's comfortable"

Former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson first dreamed of going to space when she saw Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon. Whitson spent a record 665 days in space. That’s more than any other..
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American astronauts on the ISS reflect on moon mission 50 years later

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch are the closest Americans to the moon. They’re on the International Space Station about 250 miles above Earth. Tony Dokoupil spoke with the astronauts..
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"Apollo on steroids": NASA's mission to get the first woman and next man to the moon by 2024

NASA is setting its sights on a trip back to the moon by 2024. Some critics argue that is "unrealistic," amid budget concerns and already missed deadlines. Mark Strassmann reports.
CBS News - Published

As New Space Race Beckons, Astronauts Face Identity Crisis

With the private sector moving aggressively into space, NASA is no longer the only game in town for would-be space travelers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Meet the women behind NASA's historic Apollo 11 launch

Tuesday marks 50 years since three men in space suits set off on the greatest scientific adventure of all time. As the astronauts of Apollo 11 headed to the moon, the women of NASA were blazing new..
CBS News - Published

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