“Here’s some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!” ISON update With a more than ninety percent probability that Comet ISON broke apart from a major heating event on its approach to the sun Thanksgiving Day, the search is on for what’s left of it. NASA will use a variety of space and Earth based telescopes to monitor the comet over the next several weeks, before the fate of ISON can be confirmed.
“Dealing with a buggy situation in the air …” “A next generation weather satellite is a step closer to launch …” “And a comet’s close encounter with the Sun … Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” ISON and the Sun
“Progress continues on work to prepare the Orion spacecraft for next year’s flight test …” “Happy anniversary to the ISS …” “And the MAVEN spacecraft is on its way to Mars … Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” MAVEN is on the way!
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“Removing the barriers to deep space exploration …” “A commercial success for NASA’s U.S. partners …” “And the latest mission to Mars seeks answers about its atmosphere …Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” MAVEN Update
“A full house onboard the International Space Station …” “NASA’s new top scientist on the next mission to Mars …” “And big news from the “planet-finding” Kepler mission …Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” Kepler Conference
“Launch day approaches for NASA’s next Mars mission …” “A show of power from our Sun …” “And activity picks up on The International Space Station …Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” Mars mission briefed - KSC During a news briefing at NASA headquarters officials and scientists discussed MAVEN, the agency's next mission to Mars.
“It’s back to work, back to NASA’s mission following the government shutdown…’ “Another commercial partner completes a demonstration flight to the space station …” “And preparations continue for NASA’s next mission to Mars …Those are some of the stories trending, This Week at NASA!” Back to Mission – GSFC/NSSC/SSC