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Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

Students in Texas will have an opportunity next week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program.

NASA Administrator to Speak at Florida Institute of Technology Event

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver remarks and speak to media Thursday, May 23, at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.

NASA Invites Media to Watch Drone Traffic Management Testing

NASA is entering the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invites media to learn more and watch drone demonstrations Tuesday, May 21, in Reno, Nevada.

Media Invited to SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch of Four NASA Missions

Media accreditation is open for SpaceX’s third Falcon Heavy launch, targeted for Saturday, June 22, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million.

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which will support accelerated plans to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

NASA Moon 2024 Budget Amendment Available, Media Teleconference Today

NASA leaders, including Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will host a media teleconference today, Monday, May 13 to discuss how a new budget amendment for the fiscal year 2020 proposal will help NASA’s plan to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

Kansas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Students from Kansas will have an opportunity this week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station who also hails from the Sunflower State.

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations that include research into Earth’s carbon cycle and the for

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

NASA will host a range of activities and demonstrations, including a virtual reality chair and Oculus Go trip to the Moon, at the COSI Science Festival Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4, in Columbus, Ohio.

NASA Invites Media to Learn More About Near-Earth Asteroids, Comets

Media are invited to hear experts from around the world discuss the latest research on near-Earth objects (NEOs) at the International Academy of Astronautics’ 2019 Planetary Defense Conference Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3 at The Hotel at the Unive

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 4:22 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 30, for the launch of its next resupply mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Social Media Efforts Win Two Webby Awards

Agency digital properties also won five People's Voice Awards.

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.”

NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration

NASA is giving university students an opportunity to interact with agency leadership, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as well as astronauts abroad the International Space Station, during a live event 2 p.m. EDT Monday, April 29, at the agency’

Northrop Grumman Heads to Space Station with New NASA Science, Cargo

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,600 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA, Blue Origin Agreement Signals Rocketing Growth of Commercial Space

Officials from NASA and the private space company Blue Origin have signed an agreement that grants the company use of a historic test stand as the agency focuses on returning to the Moon and on to Mars, and America’s commercial space industry continues to g

NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, an extended stay for NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, and a record-setting flight for NASA astro

NASA Highlights Science on 17th SpaceX Resupply Mission to International Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, April 22, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants to see your take.

Next Space Station Crew Available for Media Interviews

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, along with crewmates Luca Parmitano of ESA (European Space Agency) and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.

NASA TV Coverage Set for April 17 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the international Space Station at 4:46 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 17.

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Asteroid Redirect Test Mission

NASA has selected SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at

NASA’s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one huma

NASA Awards Contract for Software, Maintenance, Support

NASA has awarded a contract to Minburn Technology Group in Great Falls, Virginia, for the procurement of Microsoft software, maintenance, and support.

NASA Invests in 18 Potentially Revolutionary Space Tech Concepts

Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Share Twins Study Results

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, April 11, to share the results of a study – embargoed by the journal Science until that time – evaluating identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly.

NASA Selects Two New Space Tech Research Institutes for Smart Habitats

As exploration missions venture beyond low-Earth orbit and to the Moon — and eventually Mars — NASA must consider automated technologies to keep habitats operational even when they are not occupied by astronauts. To help achieve this, NASA has selected tw

NASA Administrator Delivers Keynote and Speaks to Media at Space Symposium

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver a keynote address and speak to media Tuesday, April 9, during the 35th Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and James Buchli are the latest veteran NASA astronauts to join the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Counting the Many Ways the International Space Station Benefits Humanity

The third edition of NASA’s “International Space Station Benefits for Humanity” book now is available.

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 10, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Invites Media to International Planetary Defense Conference

Media are invited to attend the sixth International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland, April 29 – May 3.

NASA Awards Safety, Mission Assurance Engineering Contract

NASA has awarded the Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering Contract (SMAEC) II to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in Reston, Virginia.

New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world’s first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life.

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4.

NASA Administrator Statement on Return to Moon in Next Five Years

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Tuesday’s announcement by Vice President Mike Pence, at the fifth meeting of the National Space Council, about putting American astronauts back on the Moon in the next five years:

NASA Updates Spacewalk Assignments, Announces Final Preview Briefing

With the first in a series of three spacewalks successfully completed at the International Space Station, NASA has updated astronaut assignments for the remaining two spacewalks and will preview the third in an upcoming news conference on NASA Television and
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