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NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 13:54
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at International Space Station

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:22
NASA astronauts will embark on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Thursday, June 14, during which they will install new high-definition cameras to capture spacecraft docking with the International Space Station, including new American-made spacecraft with scheduled test flights later this year.

Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 09:08
Three crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT Wednesday (5:12 p.m. Baikonur time).

NASA Selects Three Informal Learning Institutions to Inspire Next Generation

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:03
NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers.

NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:44
The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.

NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 09:50
Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew, including NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, returned to Earth Sunday after 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit.

NASA Selects Mission to Study Solar Wind Boundary of Outer Solar System

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 16:31
NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.

NASA Awards Change Order to JPSS Common Ground System Contract

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 17:05
NASA has definitized additional requirements under the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System contract with Raytheon, IIS of Aurora, Colorado.

NASA Selects US Companies to Advance Space Resource Collection

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:39
NASA has selected 10 companies to conduct studies and advance technologies to collect, process and use space-based resources for missions to the Moon and Mars.

Media Invited to See Latest NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 11:18
NASA invites media to learn the latest about its national campaign to test and refine its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies at 10 a.m. PDT Wednesday, June 6, at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

NASA Previews Mission to Study Frontier of Space

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 17:00
NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, June 4, on the agency’s mission to explore Earth’s ionosphere and the processes there that impact life on Earth’s surface. The event will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website and Facebook Live.

NASA Television to Air Return of One Space Station Crew, Launch of Another

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 16:39
Three of the crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end their mission on the orbiting laboratory on Sunday, June 3. A few days later, another trio of space travelers will depart for the station on a launch scheduled for Wednesday, June 6. Live coverage of both the landing and launch will air live on NASA Tele

NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy Record-Breaking Skylab, Apollo Astronaut

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:46
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of Apollo and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean:

Family Release Regarding the Passing of Apollo, Skylab Astronaut Alan Bean

Sat, 05/26/2018 - 14:27
The following is an obituary article released on the behalf of Alan Bean’s family:

NASA Awards $43.5 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Research, Development

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:16
NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $43.5 million in awards.

NASA Awards Options for Two Joint Polar Satellite System Spacecraft

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 15:34
NASA has exercised options under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract for two additional Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft to be built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-2

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 18:43
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-2 by President Donald Trump:

NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:28
NASA astronauts Christina Hammock Koch and Andrew Morgan have been assigned to spaceflights scheduled to launch in 2019. Both Koch and Morgan were selected as NASA astronauts in 2013.

NASA Awards Contract for Space Telescope Mission

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 17:19
NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).

Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:42
A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast.