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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program. NASA was established by the National Aeronautics and Space Act on July 29, 1958, replacing its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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The sun reflects off the water in this picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station and sent on his Twitter feed July 17, 2014.
New Project Will Send 1 of Every 50,000 Applicants to Space

By IBTimes AU

The applicants are awarded a spaceflight ticket and will be sent to space. (Sep 16)

People stand and look at the moon one day ahead of the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Ea
Final Supermoon Lit Up The Skies Of The Northern Hemisphere [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

The last and final supermoon of 2014 after the supermoons of July 12 and August 10 was enjoyed by many. (Sep 12)

NASA picture taken by German astronaut Alexander Gerst
‘Ozone Layer Has Started Recovery Process:’ UN Scientists

By IBTimes AU

The ozone layer, which protects the Earth from various harmful cosmic rays, has started its recovering process, the United Nations reported. (Sep 11)


NASA image taken by the Expedition 38 crew aboard the ISS shows night view of the Korean Peninsula
International Space Station Launches Satellite On Its Own

By IBTimes AU

The International Space Scientists usually launches CubeSat microsatellites from a cannon after being triggered by scientists. (Sep 09)

A meteor streaks over the sky during the Perseid meteor shower at the Maculje archaeological site near Novi Travnik August 12, 2014.
Meteorite Hits Nicaraguan Capital Managua, Creates Crater Near Airport

By IBTimes AU

A small meteorite his Managua on Saturday night, creating a 12-metre wide and 5-metre deep crater near the international airport of Nicaragua. There were no injuries caused by the meteorite, which probably broke off from an asteroid that passed close to Earth. (Sep 09)


The supermoon is pictured behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro August 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appeara
Final Supermoon Of The Lunar Trilogy To Light Up The Sky [Watch Videos Of The First Two Supermoons]

By IBTimes AU

The final supermoon of the three supermoons of 2014 will be seen on the night of Sept. 9, and the next opportunity to see it would be on Jan. 20, 2015. (Sep 08)

NASA offers $35,000 cash prize for citizens to help find dangerous asteroids
A House-Sized Asteroid Flew Frighteningly Close To The Earth [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

An asteroid flew frighteningly close to the Earth at 2:18 pm ET on Sept. 7, when it passed over New Zealand. (Sep 08)


This image taken aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 shows the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut released to Reuters on November 13, 2008. The small white box at lower right pinpoints the planet'
Whale-Sized Asteroid to Pass Closest to New Zealand on Sept. 8

By IBTimes AU

An asteroid will pass closest to New Zealand on Sept. 8. The fast-moving object is said to be about the size a of a whale. (Sep 05)


The Pinwheel galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 101
Alien Life Can Be Found: Scientists Say Stinky Chemicals Can be Strong Signs (Watch Video)

By IBTimes AU

Scientists say alien life could be sniffed out; they have found that alien organisms pump stinky chemicals into their home planets' skies that mask their existence. (Sep 05)


An artist's conception shows what NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has revealed
International Space Station To Use 3D Printers At Zero Gravity In Space

By IBTimes AU

National Aeronautic and Space Administration is going to fly into space the first 3D printer. (Sep 04)