National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

11:05am

Sun August 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 11:16 am

Kirobo, a small talking humanoid robot, is unveiled by a team of Japanese researchers in Tokyo on June 26.
Kyodo /Landov

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.

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1:52pm

Fri July 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Look Up And Smile: NASA's Taking More Photos Of Earth

That little blue dot is how Earth will likely appear in a photo shot from a spacecraft that is studying Saturn.
NASA/JPL-Caltech simulation

11:45am

Mon July 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Boy Writes To NASA; NASA Writes Back

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 4:53 pm

A boy's letter to NASA is making waves and softening hearts on the Internet today.
imgur

Not many children write letters to government entities, we would think. But a boy's letter to NASA is making waves and softening hearts on the Internet today.

"Dear NASA," the letter begins. "My name is Dexter I heard that you are sending 2 people to Mars and I would like to come but I'm 7." The handwritten note, in which Dexter asks for advice about becoming an astronaut, got a full response from NASA, along with some stickers and posters.

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2:12pm

Tue July 2, 2013
The Two-Way

NASA Has Shut Down Space Telescope Orbiting Earth

"The Galaxy Next Door" — This composite image of the Andromeda galaxy was produced by NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, showing Andromeda's ultraviolet side. NASA sent a decommission command to the space telescope Friday.
NASA

NASA is sending a reliable servant into a retirement that will end with a fiery re-entry into Earth's atmosphere in about 65 years. That's the fate that awaits the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, the "galaxy hunter" space telescope whose original 29-month mission was extended to more than 10 years.

Along the way, the orbiting system, known as GALEX, helped scientists study how galaxies and stars are born, and how they change over time.

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11:57am

Fri June 28, 2013
Wildfires

Wonder Where Colorado Wildfire Smoke Goes? It Might Be East Coast Bound

Wildfire smoke over the North Atlantic Ocean, the smoke is light brown versus the white clouds, taken June 23
Credit NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz / NASA Earth Observatory

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