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NOAA’s GOES-West Satellite Captures Amanda

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This animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite shows the weakening of Hurricane Amanda from May 28 to its dissipation on May 30. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

Cloudsat Satellite Images of Amanda

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NASA’s CloudSat satellite flew over Hurricane Amanda on May 25, at 5 p.m. EDT and saw a deep area of moderate to heavy-moderate precipitation below the freezing level (where precipitation changes from frozen to liquid). Credit: Colorado State University

NASA at the 2014 White House Science Fair

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NASA joined President Obama at the White House for the 2014 White House Science Fair on May 27, recognizing the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country.
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NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive Mission

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This video discusses NASA’s upcoming Soil Moisture Active Passive mission — SMAP for short. SMAP is currently scheduled for launch on Nov. 5, 2014.

More information at https://smap.jpl.nasa.gov/

SMAP Launch and Deployment Sequence

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This video combines file footage of a Delta II rocket and computer animation to depict the launch and deployment of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite. SMAP is scheduled to launch on Nov. 5, 2014.

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3-D TRMM Flyby of Hurricane Amanda

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The TRMM satellite flew over Hurricane Amanda on Tuesday, May 27 at 1049 UTC (6:49 a.m. EDT) and captured rainfall rates and cloud height data that was used to create this 3-D simulated flyby. Credit: SSAI/NASA Goddard, Hal Pierce

HRP ForceShoe Evaluation

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Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA. In May of 2014, NASA delivered the ForceShoe, designed by XSENS, to the International Space Station (ISS) to collect data for studying the loads, or force, Continue Reading »

Two Stage Light Gas Gun Demonstration

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Demonstration of a two stage light gas gun firing.

TRMM’s Simulated Flyby of System 92B

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In this TRMM 3-D simulated flyby of System 92B from May 19, tall storms were shown reaching heights of over 14km (about 8.7 miles). Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

NASA White Sands Test Facility Remote Hypervelocity Test Laboratory

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Tour the NASA White Sands Test Facility’s Remote Hypervelocity Test Laboratory in Las Cruces, New Mexico. To learn more about White Sands Test Facility, go to http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wstf/home/index.html
Video Courtesy of NASA 360 – http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/podcasting/nasa360/