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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.

NASA Administrator to Announce New Moon to Mars Partnerships with US Companies

NASA invites media to its headquarters in Washington for the announcement of new Moon partnerships with American companies at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 29.

NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident.

NASA Invites Media to SpaceX Demo-1 Launch

Media accreditation is open for SpaceX’s Demo-1 uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA Invites Media to the SpaceX Demo-1 Launch

Media accreditation is open for SpaceX’s Demo-1 uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology Project Passes Major Milestone

NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and

NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

NASA to Host Media Call on Agency's Next Mars Rover Landing Site

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover’s landing site on the Red Planet.

National Space Council Gets Report on Human Spaceflight in Low-Earth Orbit

NASA and the Departments of State and Commerce have submitted a report to the National Space Council outlining future opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit (LEO), and its potential economic contributions to the broader field o

NASA Receives Eighth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion

NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2018 financial statements, marking the eight consecutive «clean» opinion from an external auditor – the highest opinion that may be received.

NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26

NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Te

New York Students to Speak with Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at New York’s University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16.

NASA to Broadcast Administrator’s Welcome for Orion’s European Powerhouse

NASA is hosting an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the agency’s Orion spacecraft.

NASA to Air Launch of Russian Cargo Ship, Docking at International Space Station

Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16 (12:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Baikonur time), to resupply the Int

NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 15. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the

NASA Looks to University Researchers for Innovative Space Tech Solutions

University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond.

NASA Announces Media Activities for New Horizons’ New Year’s Kuiper Belt Flyby

NASA is inviting media to cover the farthest spacecraft flyby in history on Jan. 1, 2019, when the agency’s New Horizons spacecraft encounters the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Flyby events will take place from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 at the base of

NASA Updates Media Invitation to Observe Quiet Supersonic Flight Series Operations

NASA has updated the date for the media day event at which journalists are invited to learn about the agency’s Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign.

European-Built Service Module Arrives in U.S. for First Orion Moon Mission

The powerhouse that will help NASA’s Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside. The European-built service module that will propel, power and cool during Orion flight to the Moon on Exploration Mission-1 arrived from Germany at the agency’s Ke

NASA Leads Urban Air Mobility ‘Grand Challenge’ Discussion with Industry

NASA officials welcomed more than 400 participants with a stake in the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to Seattle last week for a two-day gathering in which the agency presented its plans to host a series of Grand Challenges for the UAM community.

Researchers Discuss Science Launching on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
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