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NASA Awards $400,000 to Top Teams at Second Phase of 3D-Printing Competition

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:28
NASA is making progress and awarding prizes in its competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration.

NASA Awards Contract for Center Protective Services for Glenn Research Center

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:32
NASA has awarded a contract to Golden Svcs, LLC in Kingston, Tennessee, to provide protective services at the agency’s Ohio facilities, NASA’s Glenn Research Center’s Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.

NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 16:52
On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space.

Media Invited to Talk to Record-Breaking NASA Astronaut Before Landing

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 12:15
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson’s final news conference from the International Space Station will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

NASA Awards Engineering Services and Science Capability Contract

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:33
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 16:38
NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, who are making final preparations for a Sept. 12 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews at 7 and 9 a.m. EDT, respectively, on Friday, Sept. 1.

NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:53
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.

2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:35
NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:00
NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.

NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:00
NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 17:08
NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway.

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 13:33
Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.

NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:34
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Thro

NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 15:22
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 18:17
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 12:31 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14. Coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, Aug. 13, with two briefings.

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:28
NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 14:23
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.

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