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  • Va. middle school students participating in NASA challenge

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at nine Virginia middle schools are participating in a NASA program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Virginia Department of Education says the state is one of ten…

  • NASA releases images celebrating the ‘International Year of Light’

    WASHINGTON – This year, 2015, is being called the International Year of Light by the United Nations. Included in the distinction are light-based technologies. The UN hopes to bring focus to sustainable ways light can…

  • NASA investigators find cause of failed rocket launch in Va.

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA says the incorrect installation of equipment caused the launch of a sounding rocket on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to end prematurely. The agency said Monday that an investigation shows the…

  • Work of spacewalking astronauts honored in Air and Space Museum exhibit

    Dick Uliano, wtop.com WASHINGTON — This year the nation will mark the 50th anniversary of America’s first spacewalk – when astronaut Ed White stepped outside his Gemini capsule floating at the end of a tether,…

  • Man’s remains travel to space with NASA’s Orion

    When NASA\’s Orion
    spacecraft launched Friday, one of the people who made it possible wasn\’t there to
    see it. But NASA made sure he was part of its launch-day success.

  • NASA’s new spacecraft ready for first test flight

    Orion, the new NASA spacecraft that could someday carry
    astronauts to Mars, is ready for its first test flight.

  • NASA discussion in Va. to explore ocean worlds

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A discussion at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton is exploring oceans at the edge of the solar system. Officials say Kevin Hand from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present “Ocean…

  • Students watch as experiments turn to dust in rocket explosion

    A group of local college students watched the Antares rocket launch near Wallops Island Tuesday evening. They were hoping to send an experiment to the International Space Station.

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that’s been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries.…

  • Maven to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

    It\’s not everyday you can have a live ringside seat to a spacecraft entering a robot around another planet.

  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5…

  • Virginia gets NASA funding for STEM education

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. Officials say the Virginia…

  • NASA Langley employees win award

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Two engineers from NASA’s Langley Research Center have been honored by the agency’s astronaut corps for their work. Robert Parker and David Roberts were presented awards by Tracy Caldwell Dyson, a…

  • NASA scientist to present on global warming

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — An atmospheric scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center will present a public presentation on global warming. Norman Loeb will discuss whether global warming is a temporary blip or something more permanent…

  • NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. NASA announced Wednesday that the laser-based system…