President Trump Welcomes Home Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

September 4, 2017

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer received a special welcome as they were flying home to Houston Sunday evening. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Whitson and Fischer on a NASA plane following Whitson’s record-breaking mission to the International Space Station. Read more

Source: NASA Breaking News

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Three International Space Station Crewmates Safely Return to Earth

September 2, 2017

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m. EDT Saturday (7:21 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Sunday, Sept. 3), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazga Read more

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Study identifies previously unknown role of microglia in neurodevelopment.

September 1, 2017

The brain consists of two major types of cells, neurons and glia cells, which provide support and protection for neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems.  While neurons have been studied for more than a century, extensive glial research has only developed recently.  Now, a study from researchers at New York University shows that glia are vital to nerve-cell Read more

Source: Health Innovations

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NASA Television to Air Return of Three International Space Station Crew Members

August 31, 2017

Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing. Read more

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What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?

August 31, 2017

Now in the fifteenth observing campaign of its K2 extended mission, the Kepler Space Telescope is studying more than 23,000 objects located in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. The cartoon illustrates some of the objects of interest that Kepler is observing from Aug. 23 to Nov. 20. Read more

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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

August 30, 2017

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft — humanity’s farthest and longest-lived mission — with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5. Read more

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Tonight’s Sky: September 2017

August 29, 2017

In September, the northern hemisphere is treated to a view of Aquarius, the water god, and Capricornus, the water goat. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at hubblesite.org/videos/science

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