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Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch Our Sun

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 14:16
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be humanity’s first-ever mission to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Media are invited to see the spacecraft and learn about the mission from noon to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 25, at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, where the probe is being built.

NASA Awards Contract for Architectural, Engineering Support Services

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:00
NASA selected AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of San Francisco to provide architectural and engineering services to the Facilities Engineering branch at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

NASA Awards Contract for Ground Processing of Spaceflight Cargo

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation in Houston to provide pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International Space Station Program.

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:00
A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.

Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:18
Less than a week after arriving on the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will speak with students from the Pine River-Backus Schools in Pine River, Minnesota.

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 00:00
After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 16:22
After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 15:06
Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost.

Virginia Officials, Hidden Figures Author Join NASA in Honoring Legacy of Famed Mathematician; Live on NASA Television

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:46
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee-Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

NASA Awards Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services Contract

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:43
NASA has selected 16 companies to provide a diverse range of competitive task-order contracts for serving the research and engineering products and services needs of the International Space Station.

South Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:46
Students at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which is near Charleston, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:20 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 8.

NASA Astronauts Back From Space, Available To Talk With Media

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:36
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months aboard the International Space Station, will take part in a news conference to discuss their mission at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 11. The hour-long event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

President Trump Welcomes Home Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 17:11
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer received a special welcome as they were flying home to Houston Sunday evening. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Whitson and Fischer on a NASA plane following Whitson’s record-breaking mission to the International Space Station.

Three International Space Station Crewmates Safely Return to Earth

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 23:00
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m. EDT Saturday (7:21 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Sunday, Sept. 3), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazga

NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Administrator

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 22:07
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Donald Trump of U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as the 13th NASA administrator:

NASA Television to Air Return of Three International Space Station Crew Members

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:46
Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing.

NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:42
NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft -- humanity's farthest and longest-lived mission -- with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

NASA’s Johnson Space Center Closes Through Labor Day for Tropical Storm Harvey

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 22:05
NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will remain closed to all but mission essential personnel through Labor Day due to the effects of now-Tropical Storm Harvey.

NASA Cancels Planned Media Availabilities with Astronauts

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 19:06
Due to the ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, NASA has canceled an in-flight question and answer session with astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station.