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NASA Hosts Media to Discuss Testing on James Webb Space Telescope

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 13:00
Media are invited to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 10, to hear about the results of recent cryogenic vacuum tests on the James Webb Space Telescope, and the next steps on the observatory path to space.

Indiana Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:44
Primary school students in Indianapolis will speak live with astronauts living and working on the International Space Station at 12:15 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 11.

NASA Briefing Previews Mission to Explore Nearest Reaches of Space

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:38
NASA will host a briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 4, about the agency’s upcoming science mission to explore where Earth’s atmosphere meets space.

NASA Invests in Concept Development for Missions to Comet, Saturn Moon Titan

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:03
NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.

NASA to Name Finalists for Future Solar System Mission

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:15
NASA will announce finalist concepts for a future robotic mission to explore the solar system during a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 20.

NASA Awards Contract for Aircraft Operations Support

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 17:10
NASA has awarded the Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics, Integration, Configuration Management and Engineering (ALICE) contract to Yulista Tactical Services, LLC in Huntsville, Alabama.

Nominations Process Opens for National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 11:11
Public nominations now are being accepted from U.S. citizens and organizations for potential membership on an advisory group that will represent the perspectives, interests and expertise of industry and other non-federal entities to the National Space Council.

Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 03:39
Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:21 a.m. EST Sunday (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time).

NASA Sends New Research to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 12:42
An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:00
Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:45
Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan after opening a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory.

NASA Television Updates Broadcast Schedule for Cargo Resupply Mission

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 17:01
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting no earlier than 10:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Safety, Mission Assurance Support

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:07
NASA has awarded the Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services III (SMASS III) contract to A-P-T Research, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, for a broad range of services at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and various sites supported by Kennedy’s programs and projects.

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:15
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council.

Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Today

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:50
Students from nine school districts in Port Orchard, Washington, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST today.

New Space Policy Directive Calls for Human Expansion Across Solar System

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:13
President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon.

NASA Provides Coverage of Today’s Space Policy Directive Signing

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:43
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the Space Policy Directive – 1 signing ceremony at the White House at 3 p.m. EST today.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:30
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:00
NASA is taking the next step in the development of a space-based, on-demand fabrication capability by partnering with three U.S. companies, under NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program, to create prototypes.

NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:10
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.