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NASA to Broadcast Final Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 19:03
NASA will air the final test Wednesday, Sept. 12, of the parachute system for its Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts to the Moon and beyond.

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Available for Interviews Before First Spaceflight

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:09
NASA astronaut Nick Hague will be available at 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 19, for live satellite interviews from Russia before he launches to the International Space Station on his first spaceflight in October.

Colorado Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 13:03
High school students in Fort Collins, Colorado, will talk live with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.

NASA Television to Air Launch, Capture of Japanese Cargo Ship to Space Station

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:04
A Japanese cargo ship loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 10 (7:32 a.m. Sept. 11 in Japan). Live coverage of the launch and capture will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA to Host Live Chat on Successful Mission to Asteroid Belt

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 19:48
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will host a live-streamed Science Chat at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 7, during which experts will talk about the role of the agency’s Dawn spacecraft in studying the beginning of our solar system, and the approaching end of its 11-year mission.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Global Ice-Measuring Satellite

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 17:21
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth's ice, is scheduled to launch Saturday, Sept. 15, with a 40-minute window opening at 8:46 a.m. EDT (5:46 a.m. PDT).

NASA Invites Media to View Spacecraft to Study the Frontier of Space

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 17:16
NASA is inviting media to view NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft Thursday, Oct. 4, ahead of its scheduled launch aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida.

NASA Invites Media to Witness Final Orion Parachute Test in Arizona Desert

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 12:17
NASA is inviting media to view the final test of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. This test is the last in a series of eight to qualify the parachutes for crewed Orion missions to the Moon and beyond.

NASA Awards Contract for Earth Science Mission Hosting Services

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:13
NASA has awarded a contract to General Atomics of San Diego, California, for services required to host the agency’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) instrument on a commercial satellite in low-Earth orbit.

NASA Awards Contract to Upgrade Launch Pad Fuel System for World’s Largest Rocket

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 19:07
NASA has awarded a contract to Precision Mechanical, Inc., in Cocoa, Florida, for the manufacture, fabrication and installation of upgrades to the Liquid Hydrogen (LH2) System at Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Media Invited to News Conference with NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Space Station Crewmates

Thu, 08/30/2018 - 12:24
NASA astronaut Anne McClain, along with her crewmates, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko 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 Thursday, Sept. 6, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Awards Electrical Systems Engineering Services Contract

Wed, 08/29/2018 - 17:01
NASA has awarded the Electrical Systems Engineering Services (ESES) III contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) of Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Investment in Cholera Forecasts Helps Save Lives in Yemen

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:33
For the first time ever, measurements from NASA Earth-observing research satellites are being used to help combat a potential outbreak of life-threatening cholera. Humanitarian teams in Yemen are targeting areas identified by a NASA-supported project that precisely forecasts high-risk regions based on environmental conditions observed from space.

South Dakota, Texas Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:29
University and middle school students from South Dakota, and junior high students from Texas, will talk live with astronauts on the International Space Station next week.

NASA Invites Media to Cover InSight Mars Landing Activities at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 17:00
Media are invited to apply for credentials to cover activities at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the landing of the agency’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission on Mars at about noon PST Nov. 26.

NASA Launching Advanced Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

Wed, 08/22/2018 - 13:43
Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice.

Vice President Pence Talks Future Human Space Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 12:17
Vice President Mike Pence, with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday, Aug. 23, to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars.

NASA to Host Media Briefing on Mission to Return Asteroid Sample to Earth

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 14:55
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 24, to provide an update on upcoming activities related to the agency’s first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth.

NASA Hosts Live Science Chat: One Year After Eclipse 2017

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 12:48
On the one-year anniversary of the historic 2017 Eclipse Across America, NASA will host a Science Chat at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 21, to discuss new science data and the public impact of the celestial event experienced by millions.

NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 14:00
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASA’s most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earth’s changing ice.