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NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019

NASA has selected 12 science and technology demonstration payloads to fly to the Moon as early as the end of this year, dependent upon the availability of commercial landers.

NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life

In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a geneti

NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Flight Test

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Station for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts

New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites. The book is available now in hardcover and ebook, an

NASA Tests Urban Drone Traffic Management in Nevada, Texas

NASA has selected two organizations to host the final phase of its four-year series of increasingly complicated technical demonstrations involving small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones.

Florida Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard International Space Station

University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week.

NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.

NASA to Share Results of Effort to Recover Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA Te

Media Invited to Talk Tech with NASA Administrator at World Ag Expo

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will speak to, and take questions from, media about how technologies originally developed for space exploration now are used to cultivate farms, predict crop yields, manage water resources, and more, during his Tuesday, Feb

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2018 Annual Report

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2018 annual report Friday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns.

NASA Administrator Hosts Media, Industry Forum on Lunar Exploration Plans

NASA invites media to its headquarters in Washington Thursday, Feb. 14, to learn more about agency partnership opportunities with American companies to develop reusable systems that can land astronauts on the Moon.

NASA Awards Contract for End-user IT Services, Technologies

NASA has awarded Leidos of Reston, Virginia, a contract for information technology (IT) end-user services to support the agency’s headquarters, centers and other performance sites.

NASA Awards Contracts for Environmental Remediation Services

NASA has awarded contracts to three U.S. companies for the investigation, design and implementation of environmental remedial actions at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and other NASA center natio

Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.

NASA Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes

NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Feb. 7

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency’s first-ever mission to explore Trojan asteroids.

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Returns to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon:

Bettina Inclán Named to Head NASA Office of Communications

Bettina Inclán has been named by Administrator Jim Bridenstine to be NASA’s Associate Administrator for Communications.

NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy administrator, Jim Morhard, and chief financial officer, Jeff DeWit, in 2018. Their focus is on firmly establishing the groundwork to send Americans back to the Moon sustainably, with plans to use th

NASA TV to Air International Space Station Crew Landing

Three residents of the International Space Station, including one NASA astronaut, are scheduled to wrap up their stay aboard the orbital laboratory Wednesday, Dec. 19.

NASA Awards Contract for Programmatic, Institutional Assessment Capabilities

NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of Houston to provide independent programmatic and institutional assessment capabilities at the agency’s Johnson Space Center, also in Houston.

NASA Contracts for Engineering, Technical Support Services

NASA has selected Analytical Mechanics Associates in Hampton, Virginia, and New Horizons Aeronautics in Chantilly, Virginia, to perform engineering and technical support services (ETSS) for the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Californi

Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station

NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever «sounds» of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference abo

NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo’ Tribute from National Cathedral

This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.

Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.

NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington.

NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission for NASA under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Servi

Florida Students to Speak with First Cuban-American Astronaut on Space Station

Elementary school students from Florida will talk live this week with the first Cuban-American astronaut to live and work aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Crewmates Arrive Aboard Space Station

Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday.

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Set for New Space Station Mission After Abort

NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch again Feb. 28, 2019, from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush:

NASA Awards Optical Telescope Assembly for Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Mission

NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation of Rochester, New York, for the Optical Telescope Assembly (OTA) for the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.

NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services

Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventuall

NASA TV to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch, Docking

Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission.

NASA Provides Live Coverage of Spacecraft Arrival at Asteroid That May Have Answers to the Origin of our Solar System

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft is scheduled to rendezvous with its targeted asteroid, Bennu, on Monday, Dec. 3 at approximately noon EST.
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