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NASA Flooded with Asteroid Exploration Ideas

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A NASA call for novel ideas on how to tackle its ambitious mission to capture an asteroid and park it near the moon has paid off in spades, with the agency receiving hundreds of proposals from potential partners. Full story

3D-Printed Rocket Parts Excel in NASA Tests

Key rocket parts built using 3D-printing technology have passed another round of NASA firing tests, inspiring further confidence among space agency officials in this emerging manufacturing technique. Full story

Region Nine Blasts Off To Motivate Learning

Wichita Falls, TX. - Learning about science was hands on at Region Nine Friday.Teachers from across Texoma have been participating in a summer institute focusing on force, motion and matter.And too finish off the week they put what they learned in action. Rockets burst through the air, as an example Full story

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NASA Telescope Snaps 1st Photos of Mystery Region on the Sun

New NASA telescope scours sun in 'grand opening'

Private Astronaut Taxi Development Entering Final Phase

Full Recovery Unlikely for NASA's Kepler Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

SpaceFest Celebrations Start in New York

NASA Video: Watch US Heat Up by 2100

NASA Drones Will Watch Hurricanes from Birth

NASA Mishap Panel to Investigate Aborted Spacewalk

NASA Photos Show Outburst from Potential 'Comet of the Century'

Smaller, paler Earth unveiled in new NASA photo


  The pioneering 'housewives' of the space race

Author Lily Koppel tells MSNBC’s Richard Lui about the real-life experiences of the wives of astronauts in the 1960s and 1970s as recounted in her new nonfiction book, “The Astronaut Wives Club.”

  The view from Saturn

A NASA spacecraft has been sending back pictures of the Earth from Saturn, offing a glimpse of home from 900 million miles away. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  NASA’s new astronauts-in-training

Four men and four women comprise NASA’s 2013 astronaut class. More than 6,300 people vied for one of the spots. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Dylan joins NASA on an Alaskan adventure

TODAY's Dylan Dreyer takes a helicopter ride with NASA scientists as they monitor melting ice caps and glaciers in Alaska in hopes of protecting beaches and shorelines for the future.

  NASA building planet-saving radar system

NASA is working on a radar system to track asteroids that pose a danger to Earth. WESH’s Dan Billow reports.

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