After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed “Planet X.”
Only one set of twins has ever been into space, and now those twins are providing an unprecedented opportunity for scientists to understand better the effects of microgravity on the human body.
Read more here: NASA Selects 10 Proposals for Unprecedented Twin Astronaut Study
NASA has selected 108 research and technology proposals from U.S. small businesses that will enable NASA’s future missions while benefiting America’s new high technology-driven economy right here on Earth.
Read more here: NASA Picks Small Business Tech Proposals for Development
Senator Stabenow Applauds Report that Shows Michigan Leading the Country in Small Business Initiative Lending
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today applauded a new report by the U.S. Treasury Department that shows Michigan leading the nation in small business lending through the State Small Business Credit Initiative. Michigan has received and distributed more than $69.5 million through this initiative, which leverages private lending to help finance small businesses and manufacturers that are creditworthy but are not getting the loans they need to expand and create jobs. Sen. Stabenow helped lead the effort in the Senate with Sen. Carl Levin to create this initiative in the Small Business Jobs Act, which was signed into law in 2010.
‘Michigan is number one in the country in state small business lending, which is great news for our economy,’ said Stabenow. ‘Small businesses create the majority of new jobs, and our entrepreneurs are ready to hire if they can get the capital they need to grow and be successful. This report will bolster our efforts in Congress to extend this initiative, which is still vitally needed to ensure even more small businesses can obtain a loan to expand and create jobs.’
According to the Department of Treasury, every dollar of federal support leverages $10 in private sector lending or investments in small businesses. For the complete report click here.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik will visit the agency’s Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station Wednesday, March 12, to see an advanced solar array system being tested at the facility.
Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end almost six months on the orbiting laboratory on March 10, and NASA Television will provide complete coverage.
Read more here: NASA Television Set to Cover March Soyuz Landing Operations
New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year.
Read more here: NASA Radar Demonstrates Ability to Foresee Sinkholes
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the never-before-seen break-up of an asteroid into as many as 10 smaller pieces.