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‘Year of Education on Station’ Wraps up with Live Earth-to-Space Call Between Students, NASA Astronaut in Orbit

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:50
NASA is celebrating the conclusion of its Year of Education on Station (YES) initiative with a final educational Earth-to-space call, allowing students and others to speak to an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Archive Center Operations

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:30
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for the continued development and operation of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

NASA Awards Contract for Custodial Services

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:30
NASA has awarded a contract to Brevard Achievement Center, Inc., of Rockledge, Florida, for custodial services at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Awards Contract for Climate Pathfinder Mission Instrument

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) for development of a reflected solar spectrometer for the agency’s Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission.

NASA TV to Air Live Coverage of International Space Station Crew Landing

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 13:32
Three of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including two NASA astronauts, are scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday, Oct. 4.

NASA Administrator Talks Training, Future Missions with Newest Astronaut Class

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:19
NASA’s newest class of astronaut trainees will join agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine Thursday, Sept. 27, to talk about their experiences in the training program, hopes for future missions, and more, in a live episode of Watch This Space.

NASA Extends Chandra Operations, Science Support Contract

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:01
NASA has awarded a contract extension to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to continue operations and science support for the agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:02
Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact of small-scale ocean currents on global climate.

Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:15
Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.

NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:25
Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.

NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live Coverage

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:49
Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:27
Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”

NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:47
NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:15
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 17:06
NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission.

Georgia, Washington Students to Speak with Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 14:01
Students in Georgia and Washington, D.C., will talk live with two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging Stations

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 17:12
NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC in Columbia, Maryland, for the construction, deployment and commissioning of the agency’s next-generation Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging (SGSLR) stations.

Jody Singer Named Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 15:36
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Jody Singer director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA, Roscosmos Statement on International Space Station Leak

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:29
The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International Space Station Aug. 29-30:

NASA to Preview Two International Space Station Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 14:29
Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Sept. 23 and 29 to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system. Experts from NASA will preview this work in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.