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NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Fellowships to US Universities for Aviation, Planetary, Space Research

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 18:20
NASA has awarded fellowships to 14 minority-serving institutions through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and five majority institutions through its Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), all totaling $2.3 million, to support graduate student research.

NASA Opens Accreditation for Launch of Mission to Explore Ionosphere

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 15:27
NASA has opened media accreditation for the launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission, targeted to be air-launched over the Atlantic Ocean on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket Wednesday, Oct. 9.

Brad Pitt to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station about Artemis Program

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 13:38
As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program, Brad Pitt is playing an astronaut in his latest film, and now the actor will have the opportunity to discuss what it’s truly like to live and work in space with a NASA crew member living aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Funds CubeSat Pathfinder Mission to Unique Lunar Orbit

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 09:52
NASA has awarded a $13.7 million contract to Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, to develop and operate a CubeSat mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway – an orbiting outpost astronauts will visit before descending to the surface of the Moon in a landing system as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s Space Station Launch from Virginia

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 18:22
Media accreditation is open for the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 12th commercial resupply services mission aboard its Cygnus spacecraft to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.

NASA Announces New Director of Langley Research Center

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 16:37
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday the selection of Clayton Turner as the next director of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Kentucky Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 12:24
Students from Kentucky will have an opportunity this week to talk live with NASA astronauts currently working and living aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Television to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to Space Station

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 11:25
A Japanese cargo spacecraft loaded with more than four tons of supplies, spare parts and experiment hardware is scheduled to launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan to the International Space Station at 5:33 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 10 (6:33 a.m. Sept. 11 in Japan).

NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 17:00
NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth.

NASA Awards Contract Modification for Research, Development, Engineering Support

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 16:28
NASA has awarded a contract modification to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to maintain APL's capabilities to execute robotic space missions for the agency through the full mission life cycle, from mission concept and formulation through data analysis.

NASA to Provide Coverage of Hurricane Dorian

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 16:25
NASA will be tracking Hurricane Dorian throughout this Labor Day weekend. The agency will provide status updates on the storm as it nears Florida and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the state’s central east coast, as well as updated video and imagery.

NASA Awards Contract for Flight Dynamics Support Services

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 17:00
NASA has awarded the Flight Dynamics Support Services (FDSS) III contract, a small business set-aside, to OPR, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland, to provide flight dynamics support services to, and related service support for, the Engineering and Technology Directorate’s Mission and Systems Analysis Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Green

NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 15:12
Red rover, red rover, send a name for Mars 2020 right over! NASA is recruiting help from students nationwide to find a name for its next Mars rover mission.

North Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Wed, 08/28/2019 - 13:41
Students in North Carolina will talk live this week with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Invites Media to Silicon Valley Center for Celebration of Women Leaders

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 13:50
Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, astronaut Megan McArthur and several special guests, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, for a Women's Equality Day event Monday, Aug. 26 at NASA's Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.

NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:19
Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT.

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Available for Last Interviews Before Space Mission

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 10:49
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir will be available from 7 to 8:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, for her final live satellite interviews before launching on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Administrator to Tour New Colorado Aerospace Complex, Discuss Artemis Program

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 09:30
Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at 10 a.m. MDT Friday, Aug. 23, during his visit to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he will tour a newly-completed aerospace engineering complex.

NASA Television to Broadcast Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:00
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the sixth meeting of the National Space Council at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 20, from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

NASA Administrator, Members of Congress to Discuss Ohio’s Role in Artemis Program

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:20
Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, U.S. Senator Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they visit the agency’s Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, to view progress on the agency’s Artemis program.