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Tonight's Sky: August 2013

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." August hosts the Perseid meteor shower and some lovely star clusters.

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy discussed the ongoing efforts to solve a problem with crewmate Luca Parmitano's spacesuit during a downlink video July 30.

At 4:45:08 p.m. ET Saturday a Russian Soyuz Progress resupply spacecraft (#52) launched on a quick trip to the International Space Station and docked at 10:26 p.m. ET only 5 hours and 41 minutes after launch.

Planetary Defense

NASA EDGE and Special Guest Geoff Notkin speak with NASA scientists and experts from around the world at the 2013 Planetary Defense Conference about Near Earth Objects and their potential threat to Earth.

During a test of NASA's Human Exploration Telerobotics Project, astronaut Luca Parmitano, aboard the International Space Station remotely controlled a robotic planetary rover, called K-10 across the terrain at Ames Research Center's Roverscape.

Perseid Fireballs

New research from NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office identifies the Perseids as the "fireball champion" of annual meteor showers. This year's Perseid display peaks on August 12th and 13th.

Interns Build CubeSat

A group of interns were recruited to work at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to conceptualize and design a small CubeSat as part of the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate within 10 weeks.

An Ariane 5 launcher containing Europe's largest telecom satellite Alphasat and India's INSAT-3D was launched from Kourou, French Guiana yesterday afternoon.

NASA astronauts Serena Aunon and Randy Bresnik conducted flight suit evaluations inside a fully outfitted test version of The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft July 22, the first time the world got a glimpse of the crew capsule's interior.

Mars MAVEN Spacecraft Takes a Spin

A dry (without fuel) spin balance test was completed on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado on July 9, 2013.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano had a flying visit from Paxi, the ESA kids mascot. Paxi is an explorer from another planet.

Side-by-Side Solar Eruptions

Two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) expand side-by-side from the Sun and out into space in this movie, playing out in front of the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, on 1-2 July 2013.

Trailer for Cosmos the TV Series

At Comic-Con in San Diego this past weekend Neil deGrasse Tyson introduced the first trailer for the Cosmos, a 13 part miniseries he'll be hosting on Fox next year made in conjunction with National Geographic.

European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, Expedition 36 flight engineer, attired in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, took a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19. NASA invited the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken. This is the video of that event.

This Week @NASA: A Leaky Spacewalk

A spacewalk on July 16 that was supposed to be about a six-and-a-half hour affair for Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano ended -- just an hour-32 minutes in, after Luca's helmet began to fill with water.

Saturn's giant moon Titan is dotted with hydrocarbon lakes and seas that bear an uncanny resemblance to bodies of water on Earth. Strangely, though, Titan's lakes and seas have no waves.

Planetary astronomers and Host Tony Darnell hosted a Google Hangout discussion of Comet ISON, its origins and destination, and why everyone's so excited about it.

How do Astronauts stay in shape for long-duration missions in a weightless environment? Learn this and how elite athletes staying fit in a special Google+ Hangout Wednesday, July 17.

Technicians at Textron Defense Systems near Boston are applying Avcoat ablator material to some 330,000 cells of a honeycomb on the heat shield of NASA's new Orion spacecraft. To ensure that each cell is filled correctly, they are individually X-rayed and a robot is used to machine the material, sanding off fractions of an inch so that the heat shield matches Orion's precise plans.

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