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NASA Awards Contract for Continued Operations of its Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 16:59
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to continue operations of the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena.

Young Kansans to Call Space Station from Eisenhower Presidential Library

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 13:27
Kansas Boy Scout troops and students will participate in a live downlink event with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

New NASA Research, Hardware Heading to Space Station on 15th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 06:48
Experiments investigating cellular biology, Earth science and artificial intelligence are among the research heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 5:42 a.m. EDT.

Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Object Gets Unexpected Speed Boost

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:02
Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ′Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year.

NASA to Hold Teleconference for Media, Industry on Unmanned Aircraft Flight in Public Airspace

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:20
NASA will host a teleconference for members of the media and aviation industry at 4 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 28, to discuss the details and preliminary results of the agency’s first large-scale, remotely piloted aircraft flight in the national airspace using detect and avoid technology to fly without a safety chase aircraft.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 17:55
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope and the findings of an external independent review board.

NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 11:57
A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports.

Media Invited to Preview Expedition to Ocean Twilight Zone

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 14:37
Media are invited to Seattle on Friday, Aug. 9, to preview a seaborne expedition to study microscopic organisms in the dark depths of the sea that play a critical role in removing carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 11:40
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Thursday, June 28, with prelaunch events.

New York, Washington, California Students to Call Space Station

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:20
Students from across America are set to participate in three live events with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week.

NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 16:32
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 20, to discuss a new report detailing U.S. plans for near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a hazard to Earth.

NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 15:05
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:

NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:08
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

Brooklyn Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:34
Students from Brooklyn, New York, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 11:38
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.

Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 13:52
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency).

NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:06
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.

NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 16:41
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspa

First Astronaut of 2013 Class to Fly to Space Available for Media Interviews

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 13:01
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, along with his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 17:49
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.