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Hubble Finds First Water Vapor on Habitable-Zone Exoplanet

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:33 pm | NASA

This artist’s impression shows the planet K2-18b, its host star and an accompanying planet in this system. K2-18b is now the only super-Earth exoplanet known to host both water and temperatures that could support life. UCL researchers used archive ... More >>

Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 4:04 pm | NASA

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. More >>

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:08 am | NASA

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA has ... More >>

Video of today's balloon launch

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 5:06 pm | NASA

Video of today's balloon launch https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1vstfl242ye6mu/NZ%20SPB%202017_LAUNCH%20SEQ_WEB_04252017.mp4?dl=0 Flight tracker: https://www.csbf.nasa.gov/map/balloon5/flight679NT.htm ends More >>

NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From NZ

Tuesday, 25 April 2017, 1:50 pm | NASA

News Release: NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From New Zealand NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern ... More >>

April 22 Launch Attempt Scheduled for NASA Balloon

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:17 am | NASA

NASA is targeting Saturday, April 22 (Friday, April 21 in U.S. Eastern Time (EDT)), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential 100-day journey. More >>

NASA Balloon Launch Attempt Postponed Again

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:05 am | NASA

NASA postponed the sixth launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 6:45 a.m. Friday, April 21 (New Zealand time) due to high surface winds not conducive for launch. More >>

Launch Attempt for NASA Super Pressure Balloon 21/4/17

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 1:08 pm | NASA

NASA is targeting Friday, April 21 (Thursday, April 20 in U.S. Eastern Time (EDT)), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential 100-day journey. More >>

NASA Balloon Launch Attempt Postponed Due to Winds

Monday, 17 April 2017, 8:27 am | NASA

NASA postponed the fifth launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 7:50 a.m. Monday, April 17 (New Zealand time) due to winds blowing in a direction not conducive for launch. More >>

Launch Attempt Scheduled for NASA Super Pressure Balloon

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 2:18 pm | NASA

Launch Attempt Scheduled for NASA Super Pressure Balloon NASA is targeting Monday, April 17 (Sunday, April 16 in U.S. Eastern Time (EDT)), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential ... More >>

Low Pressure System Thwarts Super Pressure Launch Efforts

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 2:00 pm | NASA

Multiple areas of low pressure with associated precipitation and unfavorable winds have settled in over New Zealand preventing NASA from attempting a super pressure balloon launch from Wanaka over the next several days. More >>

NASA Balloon Launch Attempt Postponed Due to Weather

Monday, 10 April 2017, 8:43 am | NASA

April 10 NASA Balloon Launch Attempt Postponed Due to Weather NASA postponed the third launch attempt of its super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 4:30 a.m. Monday, April 10 (New Zealand time) due to poor weather at ground and ... More >>

Launch Attempt Scheduled for Super Pressure Balloon

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 2:46 pm | NASA

Launch Attempt Scheduled for Super Pressure Balloon NASA is targeting Monday, April 10 (Sunday, April 9 in U.S. Eastern Time (EDT)), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential 100-day ... More >>

First Launch Attempt for 2017 NASA Super Pressure Balloon

Friday, 7 April 2017, 12:41 pm | NASA

NASA is targeting Saturday, April 8 (Friday, April 7 in U.S. Eastern Time), to conduct a super pressure balloon (SPB) test flight launching from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, on a potential 100-day journey. More >>

Daily Weather Assessments for 2017 Wanaka Balloon Campaign

Friday, 24 March 2017, 2:47 pm | NASA

The launch window for NASA's next super pressure balloon (SPB) launch from Wanaka Airport, New Zealand, opens Saturday, March 25, however, the opening day does not present a launch opportunity due to forecast weather. More >>

NASA, Wanaka Airport to host 'Locals Day'

Friday, 10 March 2017, 1:02 pm | NASA

NASA and the Wanaka Airport will hold a "Locals Day" outreach event to discuss the American space agency's third consecutive super pressure balloon mission to launch from Wanaka. More >>

Most Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

Thursday, 23 February 2017, 10:35 am | NASA

This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planets in ... More >>

NASA's Juno Spacecraft in Orbit Around Mighty Jupiter

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:20 am | NASA

After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 p.m. ... More >>

NASA Balloon Team Hopes to Break Record with NZ Launch

Friday, 4 March 2016, 2:17 pm | NASA

Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility Site Manager Dwayne Orr (left) with Wanaka Airport Operations Manager Ralph Fegan on launch day More >>

NASA, NOAA: Record-Shattering Global Temperatures in 2015

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 9:25 am | NASA

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More >>

 

 

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