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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

8:09 pm Eastern | SciTech

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

18 Apr 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

18 Apr 13:38 | SciTech

Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.read more »

NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS

18 Apr 11:07 | SciTech

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.read more »

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events

17 Apr 13:30 | SciTech

This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.read more »

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Planet-Hunting Mission

17 Apr 12:20 | SciTech

On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is targeted to launch no earlier than 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

16 Apr 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

We think we're the first advanced earthlings - but how do we really know?

16 Apr 17:20 | World

Imagine if, many millions of years ago, dinosaurs drove cars through cities of mile-high buildings. A preposterous idea, right? Over the course of tens of millions of years, however, all of the direct evidence of a civilization--its artifacts and remains--gets ground to dust. How do we really know, then, that there weren't previous industrial civilizations on Earth that rose and fell long before human beings appeared?read more »

Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

16 Apr 09:34 | SciTech

Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.read more »

Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

16 Apr 09:34 | SciTech

Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

15 Apr 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

14 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

13 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

12 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

12 Apr 09:34 | SciTech

Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

11 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Planet-Hunting Mission

11 Apr 12:20 | SciTech

On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16. Prelaunch mission coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, April 15, with three live briefings.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

10 Apr 18:02 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Invites Media to Launch of GRACE Follow-On Spacecraft

10 Apr 16:17 | SciTech

Media accreditation now is open to cover the launch of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission – twin satellites that constitute the agency’s latest Earth-observing mission.read more »

NASA Announces New Chief Scientist

10 Apr 09:00 | SciTech

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot has named the Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green as the agency's new chief scientist, effective May 1. He succeeds Dr. Gale Allen, who has served in an acting capacity since 2016 and will retire after more than 30 years of government service.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

9 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Space Weather Outlook

9 Apr 01:42 | SciTech

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

8 Apr 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

7 Apr 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6 Apr 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

News for all Users

6 Apr 2018 | SciTech

SWPC will be enhancing its Twitter services @NWSSWPC to add automated text products, currently issued via the Product Subscription Service (PSS), to evaluate the utility of this dissemination method. More detail will be available at Space Weather Workshop, via the PSS, and on our website. We welcome feedback at https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/content/contact-us as we deploy these changes and refine them.

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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

5 Apr 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

5 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9.read more »

Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

5 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

4 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Artificial intelligence helps to predict likelihood of life on other worlds

4 Apr 2018 | World

Developments in artificial intelligence may help us to predict the probability of life on other planets, according to new work by a team based at Plymouth University. read more »

NASA Awards Contract for Logistics Support Services

4 Apr 2018 | SciTech

NASA has awarded a contract to L&M Technologies Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide logistics support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

3 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Brings Universe of Discovery to USA Science and Engineering Festival

3 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.read more »

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

3 Apr 2018 | SciTech

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.read more »

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

3 Apr 2018 | SciTech

NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.read more »

Earth's stable temperature past suggests other planets could also sustain life

3 Apr 2018 | World

Theories about the early days of our planet's history vary wildly. Some studies have painted the picture of a snowball Earth, when much of its surface was frozen. Other theories have included periods that would be inhospitably hot for most current lifeforms to survive.read more »

New Research Heading to Space Station Aboard 14th SpaceX Resupply Mission

2 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.read more »

New Research Heading to Space Station Aboard 14th SpaceX Resupply Mission

2 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.read more »

Space Weather Outlook

2 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

1 Apr 2018 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

31 Mar 2018 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Unexplained database slowness

31 Mar 2018 | SciTech

The database has gotten hung up a couple of times with slow queries. I've restarted it once and that seems to have helped. It'll take several hours to be sure. If that didn't solve the problem, it probably means the index the server uses to choose workunits to send has gotten corrupted. If I need to rebuild it, we'll probably be down most of tomorrow while I do so. read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

30 Mar 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

30 Mar 2018 | SciTech

NASA is investing in technology concepts that includes meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

29 Mar 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Ready to Study Heart of Mars

29 Mar 2018 | SciTech

NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet.read more »

NASA to Host News Conference Announcing New Supersonic Test Aircraft

29 Mar 2018 | SciTech

NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 3, to announce the agency's plans for its next experimental aircraft, or X-plane, called the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD).read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

28 Mar 2018 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds

28 Mar 2018 | SciTech

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbor life.read more »

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