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NASA Administrator and Senior Leaders to Outline NASA's Path to Mars   17 Apr 2014
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will outline NASA's human exploration path to Mars during a keynote address at the Humans to Mars Summit Read More
NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star
NASA's Kepler Discovers First Earth-Size Planet In The 'Habitable Zone' of Another Star   17 Apr 2014
Using NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the "habitable zone" -- the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. Read More
NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine
NASA Rover Opportunity's Selfie Shows Clean Machine   17 Apr 2014
In its sixth Martian winter, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity now has cleaner solar arrays than in any Martian winter since its first on the Red Planet, in 2005. Read More
NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte
NASA Mars Orbiter Spies Rover Near Martian Butte   16 Apr 2014
An image taken from orbit around Mars shows NASA's Curiosity Mars rover at its April 11, 2014, location beside a rock layer that may become the mission's next drilling target. Read More
Calendars: Solar System Launches & Events
17 Apr 2014 1st Anniversary, Antares Test Launch
20 Apr 2014 50th Anniversary, Ye-6/5: Launch
21 Apr 2014 LADEE: Lunar Impact (Estimated)
21 Apr 2014 Lyrids Meteor Shower Peak
22 Apr 2014 Earth Day 2014
03 May 2014 20th Anniversary, Clementine: Departure from Lunar Orbit
04 May 2014 25th Anniversary, Magellan: Launch
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