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Latino Engineer Leads NASA’s SOFIA Program

Since 2012, a Mexican-American engineer has been in charge of NASA's Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, program, which operates from the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California. continue reading »

NASA Says Astronauts Repair Ammonia Leak on Space Station

Two astronauts managed to fix an ammonia leak on the International Space Station by replacing a defective pump during a spacewalk lasting a little over five hours, NASA said. continue reading »

NASA Wants to Lasso an Asteroid So Astronauts Can Land On It

NASA has unveiled an ambitious plan to send astronauts to an asteroid, and it involves a lasso. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who was an astronaut himself, told reporters on Friday about the plan, which President Obama has set aside $100 million for, notes The Associated Press. The plan features a robotic spaceship lassoing a 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. That would bring it close enough to the earth to allow astronauts to use an Orion capsule to approach the rock in 2021. continue reading »

NASA Partners With Mexican Space Agency to Promote Science in Mexico

NASA will train Mexican university students in space-related fields, giving science and technology a boost in Mexico, the Mexican Space Agency, or AEM, said. continue reading »

NASA Rover Discovers Conditions Suitable for Life on Mars

Mars could have harbored life, according to the analysis of a rock sample collected by the robot probe Curiosity, NASA reported Tuesday. continue reading »

NASA Reaffirms Asteroid Will Not Make Contact With Earth

Asteroid 2012 DA14 will come closer to Earth than any previous object of its size during a Feb. 15 fly-by, but the space rock poses no danger to the planet, NASA said. continue reading »

NASA Satellites Land on Lunar Surface

Twin satellites Ebb and Flow crashed into a mountain near the Moon's north pole ending a one-year mission during which they had taken images that will allow scientists to better understand the internal lunar structure, NASA announced Tuesday. continue reading »

NASA Accepting Applications For Aeronautics Scholarships for 2013-2014

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2013-2014 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 14, 2013. continue reading »

Hispanic NASA Mission Director Shares his Story, Advice

Inspired by the arrival at the planet Mars of the first Viking probe in 1976, Arthur Amador decided to pursue his studies with the aim of working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where today he is the only Hispanic on the team of mission directors for the Mars rover Curiosity. continue reading »

Spanish Astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria Retires after 20 Years at NASA

Spanish astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria has left NASA after 20 years with the U.S. space agency. continue reading »

Former Astronaut, Jose Hernandez, Running for Congress in California (VIDEO)

On October 11t, Jose Hernandez, a retired NASA astronaut, announced that he is looking to become the newly-created 10th District’s congressional representative. continue reading »

Hey México, Look Up! The Last Spacewalk is Happening Over Your Heads!

245 miles over the Yucatán Peninsula, NASA engineers Michael Fossum and Ronald Garan walk space one last time. continue reading »

As the Last Space Shuttle Mission Soars, Remembering Hispanics Contribution to Space Shuttle Program

As the space Shuttle Atlantis soared into space from the Kennedy Center and in front of an estimated 750,000 spectators this afternoon, HS-News travels down memory land to remember Hispanic contribution to the 30-year NASA program. Latino astronauts have become pioneers for the entire community, breaking barriers and inspiring achievement in science and technology. continue reading »

Scientists Will Simulate a Space Colony in Chile To Study Life In Mars

Chilean scientists along with scientists from several countries will construct a base in the arid-most desert in the world, Chile's Atacama (where the 33 miners got trapped) aiming to simulate a space colony in the planet Mars, which shares a lot of characteristics with Atacama. continue reading »

Aliens are Coming – No Not the Illegal Ones – the Real Ones

“Alien Life Among Us” Fox News headlines screamed today and this time they were right. I was so excited to hear that there might be alien life on other planets because the Latino continue reading »

NASA Seeks Partnerships in Latin America

NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships. continue reading »