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NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:55
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

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:00
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

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 15:02
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 eventually Mars.

NASA TV to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch, Docking

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:59
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

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:43
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 Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 17:20
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Employee Relocation Services Contract

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 16:53
NASA has awarded a contract to Franconia Real Estate Services, Inc., doing business as Allegiance Government Relocation, of Woodbridge, Virginia, to provide employee relocation services for the agency.

NASA Awards Launch Range Operations Services Contract

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 16:36
NASA has awarded a contract to LJT and Associates Inc. of Columbia, Maryland, to provide launch range operations support at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 14:54
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

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:25
Mars has just received its newest robotic resident.

NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 14:28
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

NASA Invites Media to SpaceX Demo-1 Launch

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 11:01
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

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 13:37
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

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:06
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 the planetary science community.

NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo

Sat, 11/17/2018 - 06:13
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.

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

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:44
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 of exploration.

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

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:10
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.

NASA Receives Eighth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 19:55
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.

International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 14:43
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.

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

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:38
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 Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.

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