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Two NASA Astronauts Among Crew Heading to International Space Station

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:58
Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time).

Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch the Sun

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 14:25
Media are invited to view NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, March 28, at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The spacecraft will embark this summer on a daring trek, traveling closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history.

Media Preview of Final Voyage of NASA's Around-the-World Atmospheric Mission

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 12:36
Media are invited to preview the final deployment of one of NASA's most ambitious airborne studies of Earth's atmosphere on Friday, April 13, at Building 703 of NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center, located in Palmdale, California.

NASA to Launch Parachute Test off Virginia Coast March 27

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 15:00
NASA will test a parachute for possible future missions to Mars from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on Tuesday, March 27. Live coverage of the test is scheduled to begin at 6:15 a.m. EDT on the Wallops Ustream site.

NASA to Preview Upcoming US Spacewalk, Provide Live Coverage

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 14:05
Two American astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Thursday, March 29, for a planned 6.5-hour spacewalk. Experts from NASA will preview this work in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 27, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Media Invited to View NASA's Mission to Study Mars Interior

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 14:01
Media are invited to view NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander Friday, April 6, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where it's currently undergoing final tests for its May launch.

NASA to Discuss Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:12
Join NASA at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 28, as astrophysics experts discuss the upcoming launch of NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).

NASA Statement on Confirmation of New Agency Chief Financial Officer

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 12:23
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Senate’s March 14 confirmation of Jeff DeWit to serve as agency’s Chief Financial Officer.

NASA to Highlight Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 13:41
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, March 19, to discuss a number of science investigations and instruments launching in April to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission. Audio of the teleconference will stream live on NASA’s website.

NASA Honors Legacy of Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:22
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of visionary physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, early Wednesday morning.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Space Station Crew Launch, Docking

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 09:38
Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are ready for their journey to the International Space Station that begins on Wednesday, March 21.

NASA Awards Contract for Safety, Health, Mission Assurance Services

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos, Incorporated in Reston, Virginia, for safety, health and mission assurance services at its Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

Science Teachers at National Conference to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 13:35
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference in Atlanta will speak with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 10:40 a.m. EDT Friday, March 16.

NASA Awards $96 Million to U.S. Small Businesses for Tech Research, Development

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 17:23
NASA has selected 128 proposals from American small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase II of its 2017 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. These selections support NASA's future space exploration missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.

Media Invited to Upcoming Launch of NASA’s Newest Planet-Hunting Spacecraft

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 14:55
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of a NASA spacecraft that will search for planets outside of our solar system with a field of view almost 400 times larger than that of the agency’s Kepler mission.

NASA, Partners Seek Input on Standards for Deep Space Technologies

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 17:20
In order to maximize investment in, and benefits of, future deep space exploration platforms and technologies, NASA and its International Space Station partners have collaborated to draft standards that address seven priority areas in which technology compatibility is crucial for global cooperation.

Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 17:23
Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth,) will speak with NASA astronaut and alumnus Scott Tingle, who is living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 12:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 6. The 20 minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA, ULA Launch Advanced NOAA Weather Satellite

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 22:08
NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at 5:02 p.m. EST Thursday.

NASA Awards Professional Services Contract

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 17:22
NASA has awarded a contract to Alutiiq-Fusion Joint Venture of Chesapeake, Virginia, for administrative, media and professional services at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

California, Arizona Students to Speak with Astronauts on Space Station

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 10:42
Two astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station will talk live with students in Arizona and California on Friday, March 2. The separate Earth-to-space calls will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.