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NASA to Televise First All-Female Spacewalk, Host Media Teleconference

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 16:42
On the first ever all-female spacewalk, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will venture outside the International Space Station about 7:50 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18, to replace faulty equipment on the station’s exterior. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Solar Orbiter Spacecraft

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 19:49
NASA has opened media accreditation for the Feb. 5, 2020, launch of Solar Orbiter – a joint NASA/ESA (European Space Agency) mission that will address central questions concerning our star, the Sun.

NASA to Discuss Planetary Protection Review’s Findings and Recommendations

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 13:01
NASA will host a media teleconference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 18, to discuss recommendations presented by the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB), established in June 2019 by Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate.

NASA Administrator Selects Douglas Loverro as Next Human Spaceflight Head

Wed, 10/16/2019 - 10:44
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Wednesday named Douglas Loverro as the agency’s new associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Loverro succeeds former astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who has been acting associate administrator since July.

NASA Announces Changes to Spacewalk Schedule, First All-Female Spacewalk

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 14:19
NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss this week’s first all-female spacewalk at the International Space Station. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on the agency’s website.

NASA Spacecraft Launches on Mission to Explore Frontier of Space

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 23:29
After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission to study a region of space where changes can disrupt communications and satellite orbits, and even increase radiation risks to astronauts.

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:06
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 17, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 12th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.

NASA Invites Media to Events Highlighting Spacesuits for Moon to Mars

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 16:41
Media are invited to NASA Headquarters in Washington Tuesday, Oct. 15 to get an up-close look at the next generation spacesuits the first woman and next man to explore the Moon will wear as part of the agency’s Artemis program.

NASA Invites Media to Final Orion Jettison Motor Test in Huntsville, Alabama

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 14:54
Media are invited to witness the final test for a motor on the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft prior to the first crewed Artemis missions to the Moon. The test will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Redstone Test Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Administrator to Visit SpaceX Headquarters

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 16:43
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will tour SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Thursday, Oct. 10, to see the progress the company is making to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station from American soil as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends After 11 Successful Years

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:00
The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure sea surface height, successfully ended its science mission on Oct. 1.

NASA Takes Delivery of First All-Electric Experimental Aircraft

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:13
The first all-electric configuration of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague, Crewmates Return Safely from International Space Station

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 08:24
NASA astronaut Nick Hague returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Thursday, alongside Soyuz commander Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and visiting astronaut Hazzaa Ali Almansoori from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The crew landed safely at 6:59 a.m. EDT in Kazakhstan.

NASA Awards Contract for Operations, Maintenance of West Virginia Facility

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 16:49
NASA has awarded a contract to the West Virginia University Research Corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia, for support services at the agency’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) facility in Fairmont, West Virginia.

NASA to Broadcast Launch of Mission to Study the Frontier of Space

Tue, 10/01/2019 - 13:52
NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is scheduled to be air-launched over the Atlantic Ocean at 9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 9, by Northrop Grumman’s Pegasus XL rocket.

NASA Television to Cover Return of Astronaut Nick Hague, Crewmates

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 16:25
NASA astronaut and Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Nick Hague, and two crewmates on the International Space Station are scheduled to conclude their stay on the orbiting laboratory Thursday, Oct. 3.

NASA Television to Air 10 Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 12:37
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to conduct what may become a record pace of 10 complex spacewalks during the next three months, a cadence that has not been experienced since assembly of the space station was completed in 2011.

NASA Awards Two Contracts for Supply of Gaseous, Liquid Helium

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 17:09
NASA has awarded contracts to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Messer LLC of Bridgewater, New Jersey, to supply gaseous and liquid helium.

NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies

Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:15
NASA has selected 14 American companies as partners whose technologies will help enable the agency’s Moon to Mars exploration approach.

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir, Crewmates Arrive Safely at International Space Station

Wed, 09/25/2019 - 16:50
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir and two fellow crew members arrived Wednesday for their mission aboard the International Space Station, temporarily increasing the orbiting laboratory’s population to nine people.