NASA Highlights Science on Next Commercial Resupply Mission to International Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct 5, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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NASA, France to Collaborate on Aircraft Noise Research

During bilateral meetings in Daejeon, South Korea, NASA and France’s Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) signed an agreement Tuesday to collaborate on research that focuses on mitigating the effects of civil air transportation noise.

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Space Station’s Expandable Habitat

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is seen attached to the Tranquility module of the International Space Station. BEAM is an is an experimental expandable habitat. Expandable habitats, occasionally described as inflatable habitats, greatly decrease the amount of transport volume for future space missions.

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NASA TV to Broadcast Hispanic Heritage Event, Aspira con NASA / Aspire with NASA

NASA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the agency’s headquarters in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 4, with stories of aspiration, inspiration and exploration. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 10 a.m. EDT.

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Rosetta’s last image

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Rosetta's last image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with the OSIRIS wide-angle camera shortly before impact, at an estimated altitude of about 20 m above the surface.

The initially reported 51 m was based on the predicted impact time. Now that this has been confirmed, and following additional information and timeline reconstruction, the estimated distance is now thought to be around 20 metres, and analysis is ongoing

The image scale is about 5 mm/pixel and the image measures about 2.4 m across.

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