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News Archive / Tagged: Asteroid Initiative

  • NASA and NSBRI select 26 research proposals

    Jim SharkeyMay 8th, 2014

    NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have selected 26 research proposals to investigate ways to support crew health and performance during deep space exploration missions. The research proposals came from academic institutions, industry and government research laboratories. Medical and technological advances will be needed to protect astronauts during […]

  • NASA discusses Asteroid Redirect Mission

    Collin SkocikMarch 23rd, 2014

    NASA officials held a teleconference on Friday, March 21, to discuss the Asteroid Redirect plan, part of the Asteroid Initiative which President Obama ordered in 2010 as a replacement for the cancelled Constellation Program which would have returned American astronauts to the Moon. The plan unveiled by the Obama White House has not met with […]

  • Responding to potential asteroid redirect mission targets

    NASAMarch 7th, 2014

    One year ago, on Feb. 15, 2013, the world was witness to the dangers presented by near-Earth Objects (NEOs) when a relatively small asteroid entered Earth’s atmosphere, exploding over Chelyabinsk, Russia, and releasing more energy than a large atomic bomb. Tracking near-Earth asteroids has been a significant endeavor for NASA and the broader astronomical community, […]

  • NEOWISE spots its first comet

    Jim SharkeyMarch 6th, 2014

    NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft has spotted a never-before-seen comet. The comet, named C/2014 C3 (NEOWISE), is the first one discovered by the spacecraft since it was revived from hibernation late last year.

  • NASA to hold asteroid initiative opportunities forum

    Press ReleaseFebruary 25th, 2014

    As the next step in advancing NASA’s asteroid initiative, the agency will host an Opportunities Forum March 26 at NASA Headquarters in Washington.