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Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:04
Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9.

NASA Awards Contract for Logistics Support Services

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:45
NASA has awarded a contract to L&M Technologies Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide logistics support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Brings Universe of Discovery to USA Science and Engineering Festival

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:43
Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 11:52
NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.

New Research Heading to Space Station Aboard 14th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:47
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 13:45
NASA is investing in technology concepts that includes meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions.

NASA Ready to Study Heart of Mars

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 17:47
NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet.

NASA to Host News Conference Announcing New Supersonic Test Aircraft

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 16:47
NASA will host a news conference at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 3, to announce the agency's plans for its next experimental aircraft, or X-plane, called the Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD).

NASA Prepares to Launch Next Mission to Search Sky for New Worlds

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 13:32
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is undergoing final preparations in Florida for its April 16 launch to find undiscovered worlds around nearby stars, providing targets where future studies will assess their capacity to harbor life.

NASA Awards Contract for Environmental Compliance, Operation Services

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 17:45
NASA has awarded a contract to Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc., of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for continued environmental compliance and operation services at the agency’s White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Be a Flight Director: NASA Accepting Applications for Mission Control Leaders

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 17:00
How would you like to sit at the helm of human spaceflight, responsible for the success of missions and the highly trained teams of engineers and scientists that make them possible? NASA is hiring new flight directors for just this job at its mission control at Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA’s Webb Observatory Requires More Time for Testing and Evaluation; New Launch Window Under Review

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:15
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope currently is undergoing final integration and test phases that will require more time to ensure a successful mission. After an independent assessment of remaining tasks for the highly complex space observatory, Webb’s previously revised 2019 launch window now is targeted for approximately May 2020.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference on Status of James Webb Space Telescope

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 18:05
NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, March 27, to provide an update on the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope – what will be the world’s premier infrared space observatory and the biggest astronomical science telescope ever built. Audio of the call will stream live on NASA’s website.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 17:49
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 4:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 2.

NASA Invites Media to View Launch of InSight Mars Lander from West Coast

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 17:45
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next mission to Mars - the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport spacecraft (InSight) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

NASA Awards Contract for Aerospace Systems Modeling, Simulation

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 16:31
NASA has awarded an 8(a) small business set-aside contract to Metis Flight Research Associates LLC of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for support of aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

NASA Invites Media to Discuss First Mission to Study Mars Interior, First Interplanetary Launch from West Coast

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:50
NASA's next mission to the Red Planet will be the topic of a media briefing at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. PDT) Thursday, March 29, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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.