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Jurczyk Retires as NASA Associate Administrator

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 13:43
Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from Jan. 20 to May 3, 2021, announced Monday he will retire on Friday, May 14, after more than three decades of service at NASA.

NASA, Axiom Agree to First Private Astronaut Mission on Space Station

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 10:54
NASA and Axiom Space have signed an order for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station to take place no earlier than January 2022.

NASA Administrator Statement on Chinese Rocket Debris

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 00:42
NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson released the following statement Saturday regarding debris from the Chinese Long March 5B rocket.

NASA Selects Contractor for Quiet Supersonic Flight Community Testing

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 16:11
NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, to support a national campaign of community overflight tests using the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology research aircraft.

Texas Students to Hear from Astronauts on International Space Station

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 15:49
Students from Brownsville, Texas will hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station during a call at 10:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, May 11 that will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA, Axiom Space to Host Media Briefing on Private Astronaut Mission

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 14:20
NASA and Axiom Space have signed a mission order for the first private astronaut mission to the International Space Station and will host a teleconference with media at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 10, to discuss more details about the mission.

NASA Invites Public, Media to Watch Asteroid Mission Begin Return to Earth

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:41
NASA invites the public and the media to watch its first asteroid sample return mission begin a two-year cruise home at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 10, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.

NASA Awards Earth Science Data and Information System Contract

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 17:16
NASA has awarded the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3 contract to Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Maryland.

NASA Names New Chief of Staff

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 20:29
NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson announced Wednesday that Susie Perez Quinn will serve as the agency’s chief of staff.

Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 17:51
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).

New York Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 19:50
Students from New York will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 17:26
This May, NASA celebrates the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees – past and present – with a variety of internal and external events and products centered around the theme: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.

Vice President Harris Swears in NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 18:56
Sen. Bill Nelson took office as the 14th administrator of NASA Monday, after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions after Return to Earth

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 17:27
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer questions at 3:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 6, about their historic mission on the International Space Station and return to Earth.

Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer Moves To New Role

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 14:14
Mark Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is stepping down from his position leading the center to focus more time on his health and family in light of a cancer diagnosis.

NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 10:30
Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.

Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 04:06
Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-duration mission of a crewed American spacecraft to date

Sen. Bill Nelson Statement on National Space Council

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 13:30
The following is a statement from Sen. Bill Nelson, who the U.S. Senate confirmed as the 14th NASA administrator on April 29, regarding the announcement Saturday that Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the National Space Council:.

NASA Selects Consolidated Program Support Services Configuration and Data Management Contractor

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 16:58
NASA has awarded the Consolidated Program Support Services (CPSS) Configuration and Data Management (CDM) contract to Victory Solutions Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide configuration and data management services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as well as the potential to provide these services to all othe

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 12:55
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has a new mission. Having proven that powered, controlled flight is possible on the Red Planet, the Ingenuity experiment will soon embark on a new operations demonstration phase, exploring how aerial scouting and other functions could benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.