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NASA to Preview Pair of Upcoming US Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 17:34
Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to venture outside the International Space Station for a pair of six-and-a-half-hour spacewalks May 16 and 30.

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:57
NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.

Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth's Changing Water

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:55
A pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch no earlier than Saturday, May 19.

NASA Sets Sights on May 5 Launch of InSight Mars Mission

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 18:11
NASA’s next mission to Mars, Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), is scheduled to launch Saturday, May 5, on a first-ever mission to study the heart of Mars. Coverage of prelaunch and launch activities begins Thursday, May 3, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Montana, Vermont Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:38
Students from Montana and Vermont will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Next Earth-Observing Mission

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:45
NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, April 30, to discuss the upcoming launch of a mission that will provide unique insights into our planet’s changing climate and Earth system processes, and have far-reaching benefits to society, such as improving water resource management.

US Cargo Spaceship Set for Departure from International Space Station

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:44
After delivering more than 5,800 pounds of science investigations and cargo for NASA, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Wednesday, May 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.

Media Invited to Orbital ATK Cargo Launch from Virginia

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:04
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of Orbital ATK’s ninth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than 5:04 a.m. EDT May 20.

Vice President Pence Swears in New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 19:28
Jim Bridenstine officially took office as the 13th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.

Vice President Pence to Swear in New Agency Administrator; Airing on NASA Television

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 10:06
Vice President Mike Pence will swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency Administrator

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:14
Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Awards Construction Contract for Instrument Development Facility

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:49
NASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:26
Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:33
The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:09
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:38
Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.

NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:07
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 14:30
This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.

Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:34
Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:34
Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26.

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