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NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 14:01
Two veteran Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk Wednesday, May 29, to retrieve science experiments and conduct maintenance on the orbiting laboratory.

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Lunar Gateway Power, Propulsion

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 15:00
In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL, in Westminster, Colorado, to develop and demonstrate power, propulsion and communications capabilities for NASA’s lunar Gateway.

NASA Invites Media to Orion Abort Test Before Moon Missions with Crew

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:58
Media accreditation is open for an uncrewed flight test of the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on Tuesday, July 2.

NASA to Land in Mars, Pennsylvania to Celebrate Red Planet with STEAM

Thu, 05/23/2019 - 11:30
NASA returns to Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, May 31 to celebrate Mars exploration and share the agency’s excitement about landing astronauts on the Moon in five years.

NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 19:17
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 23, at the Florida Institute of Technology. The remarks will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:20
Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet.

Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:42
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

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:08
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

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 13:06
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

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 11:46
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

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 17:08
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

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:16
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

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 19:19
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

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 18:36
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

Wed, 05/08/2019 - 12:11
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

Sat, 05/04/2019 - 05:51
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 formation of asteroids and comets.

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 17:20
NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) and Glory missions in 2009 and 2011, respectively: faulty materials provided by aluminum manufacturer, Sapa Profiles, Inc. (SPI).

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 13:57
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

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:15
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 University of Maryland.

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 16:49
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.