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Preparing for Discovery With NASA's Parker Solar Probe

Portal origin URL: Preparing for Discovery With NASA's Parker Solar ProbePortal origin nid: 437347Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 15:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Dec. 12, four researchers gathered at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union to share what they hope to learn from Parker Solar Probe.Portal image: Parker Solar Probe image of coronal streamer 8 Nov 2018Science Categories: Sun

NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on AsteroidPortal origin nid: 437207Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.Portal image: Asteroid Bennu Science Categories: Universe

NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar SpacePortal origin nid: 437176Published: Monday, December 10, 2018 - 08:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.Portal image: This illustration shows the position of NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, outside of the heliosphereScience Categories: Sun

Science Mission Directorate Deputy Associate Administrator for Management Announces Retirement

Roy Maizel, the Science Mission Directorate’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Management since 2007, has announced he will retire from the Agency in April 2019 after a 37-year career with NASA.

His announcement allows the Directorate to begin the search for a successor to continue Maizel’s stellar accomplishments and unprecedented leadership in providing guidance and oversight of all budget, policy, and administrative support to the Directorate’s approximately 200-person Headquarters organization.

“Working at NASA with some of the smartest and most dedicated people in the world has been not just an honor and a privilege;” said Maizel. “It has also been a daily inspiration for me to see how much we can collectively learn through scientific exploration.”

During the past year, Maizel has focused his efforts on developing a Strategic Workforce Plan to better prepare the Science Mission Directorate for the future through thoughtful recruitment, career development and leadership succession planning.

“Roy Maizel has been instrumental in helping me build a stronger organization that consistently achieves a high level of excellence,” said Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator of the Science Mission Directorate. “As he approached the end of his NASA career, he sped up rather than slowed down, and in the past year has made significant contributions to Agency-level, HQ-level, and Science Mission Directorate activities, all of which focus on more efficient and effective operations.”

Maizel began his career in 1981 as a Presidential Management Intern. When the Space Science and Earth Science programs merged in 2004 to become the Science Mission Directorate, he became Director of the Resources Management Division, a position he held until his appointment to his present position in 2007.

The NASA family will always be grateful for Roy Maizel’s service and dedication to the agency, the nation and science.

For more information about NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, visit: https://science.nasa.gov/

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, December 7, 2018 - 14:54

Radio JOVE From NASA: Tuning In to Your Local Celestial Radio Show

Portal origin URL: Radio JOVE From NASA: Tuning In to Your Local Celestial Radio ShowPortal origin nid: 436796Published: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 14:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: What does Jupiter sound like? If you had to take a guess, would you imagine the sharp staccato of popcorn popping? The slow static of waves reaching the shore? The universe is full of radio emissions, and all you need to hear them for yourself is a box the size of a DVD player.Portal image: artistic view of Jupiter and its magnetosphereScience Categories: Sun

NASA-funded Twin Rockets to Tag Team the Cusp

Portal origin URL: NASA-funded Twin Rockets to Tag Team the CuspPortal origin nid: 436824Published: Monday, December 3, 2018 - 15:55Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: On Dec. 4, 2018, a pair of rockets will have their first opportunity to take flight above the Norwegian sea. They're chasing down a mystery about magnetic reconnection that can't be solved with one rocket alone.Portal image: TRICE-2 rockets in launch position for dress rehearsal 2 Dec 2018Science Categories: Sun

OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Bennu

After traveling through space for more than two years and over two billion miles, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft arrived at its destination, asteroid Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. The spacecraft will spend almost a year surveying the asteroid with five scientific instruments with the goal of selecting a location that is safe and scientifically interesting to collect the sample. OSIRIS-REx will return the sample to Earth in September 2023.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Monday, December 3, 2018 - 13:21

NASA Awards Optical Telescope Assembly for Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Mission

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Optical Telescope Assembly for Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope MissionPortal origin nid: 436684Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 16:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation of Rochester, New York, for the Optical Telescope Assembly (OTA) for the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.Portal image: NASA logoScience Categories: Universe

Charting a Course for Astronaut Safety as NASA Launches to the Moon and to Mars

Portal origin URL: Charting a Course for Astronaut Safety as NASA Launches to the Moon and to MarsPortal origin nid: 436672Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 13:11Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: In the next decade, NASA aims to launch humankind toward the Moon and on to Mars — a monumental step in crewed space travel requiring navigating the hazards of the heliosphere.Portal image: simulated view of July 14 2000 CMEScience Categories: Sun

To Image Leaky Atmosphere, NASA Rocket Team Heads North

Portal origin URL: To Image Leaky Atmosphere, NASA Rocket Team Heads NorthPortal origin nid: 436654Published: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10:36Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Earth's atmosphere is leaking-but how does oxygen get the energy to escape to space? NASA's VISIONS-2 rocket will soon launch into the unique magnetic environment near the North Pole in pursuit of an answer.Portal image: long-exposure photograph of the night sky over Ny-Ålesund, SvalbardScience Categories: Sun

NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar System

Portal origin URL: NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar SystemPortal origin nid: 436515Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 16:43Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with its targeted asteroid, Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately noon EST.Portal image: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft obtained this image of the asteroid Bennu on November 16, 2018, from a distance of 85 miles (136 kmScience Categories: Solar System

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Portal origin URL: NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies BeneathPortal origin nid: 436350Published: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 16:25Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Mars has just received its newest robotic resident.Portal image: NASA's InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the landerScience Categories: Solar System

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