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Statements on Bill Nelson’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 19:52
The following are statements from Sen. Bill Nelson and acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Nelson as the 14th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Biden-Harris Administration Shows Strong Support for NASA in First 100 Days

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 17:23
In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA has taken bold steps to expand America’s exploration and scientific frontiers, advancing the nation’s commitment to build back better through innovation, combat climate change, re-establish America’s standing abroad, and inspire the next generation.

NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 19:05
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcraft’s remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30.

With Goals Met, NASA to Push Envelope with Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 18:44
Now that NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has accomplished the goal of achieving powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on the Red Planet, and with data from its most recent flight test, on April 25, the technology demonstration project has met or surpassed all of its technical objectives.

Statements on Passing of Michael Collins

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 11:59
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on the passing of Michael Collins:

NASA Updates Live Coverage of Agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 Return to Earth

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 21:07
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now targeting a return to Earth at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 1, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.

NASA, NSF Join Forces to Bolster Student Diversity in Engineering

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 15:01
NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on an initiative to open new avenues to engineering careers for communities underserved and underrepresented in STEM, through Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).

NASA to Air Live Coverage of SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts’ Return to Earth

Sat, 04/24/2021 - 09:45
NASA will provide live coverage of the upcoming return activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the International Space Station.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 06:42
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts are in orbit following their early morning launch bound for the International Space Station for the second commercial crew rotation mission aboard the microgravity laboratory.

NASA Statement on Nomination of Margaret Vo Schaus for Agency CFO

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 19:41
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Thursday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of Margaret Vo Schaus to serve as the agency’s chief financial officer:

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 15:26
The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen.

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

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 13:58
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer media questions at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 26, about their upcoming return to Earth from the International Space Station.

NASA Updates Launch Date, TV Coverage for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 10:12
NASA will provide updated coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 08:22
Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a.

NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 14:44
NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT).

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth

Sat, 04/17/2021 - 01:28
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station.

As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 17:01
NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface.

NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:35
The following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator:

NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 15:19
NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues.

NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 13:17
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under the Artemis program.

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