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NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Agreement for Commercial Lunar Cooperation

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 12:13
NASA has signed an agreement with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) to cooperatively utilize the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL’s commercial lunar mission, expected to land on the Moon in 2019.

Statement on International Space Station Leak Investigation

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:22
Below is NASA’s statement about the International Space Station Leak Investigation: On Aug. 29, 2018 a small hole was discovered on the International Space Station. This resulted in a pressure leak. The hole has been identified and fixed by space station crew.

NASA Awards Contracts for Exploration Mission-2 Support

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 19:04
NASA has awarded a new contract for Ground Support Equipment Fabrication to four awardees that will support the agency’s Exploration Mission-2 activities.

NASA, NOAA Convene GOES 17 Mishap Investigation Board

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:04
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have appointed a board to investigate an instrument anomaly aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 17 weather satellite currently in orbit.

NASA to Air Administrator’s Message Marking Agency 60th Anniversary

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 14:27
NASA will air a recorded message from Administrator Jim Bridenstine at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 1 to commemorate the agency’s founding 60 years ago. The message will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

‘Year of Education on Station’ Wraps up with Live Earth-to-Space Call Between Students, NASA Astronaut in Orbit

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 11:50
NASA is celebrating the conclusion of its Year of Education on Station (YES) initiative with a final educational Earth-to-space call, allowing students and others to speak to an astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Archive Center Operations

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:30
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for the continued development and operation of the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System.

NASA Awards Contract for Custodial Services

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:30
NASA has awarded a contract to Brevard Achievement Center, Inc., of Rockledge, Florida, for custodial services at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Awards Contract for Climate Pathfinder Mission Instrument

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 17:00
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) for development of a reflected solar spectrometer for the agency’s Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder mission.

NASA TV to Air Live Coverage of International Space Station Crew Landing

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 13:32
Three of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including two NASA astronauts, are scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday, Oct. 4.

NASA Administrator Talks Training, Future Missions with Newest Astronaut Class

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:19
NASA’s newest class of astronaut trainees will join agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine Thursday, Sept. 27, to talk about their experiences in the training program, hopes for future missions, and more, in a live episode of Watch This Space.

NASA Extends Chandra Operations, Science Support Contract

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 17:01
NASA has awarded a contract extension to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to continue operations and science support for the agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 11:02
Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives intense East Coast snowfall events to the impact of small-scale ocean currents on global climate.

Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:15
Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.

NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 18:25
Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.

NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live Coverage

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 19:49
Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 17:27
Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”

NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 14:47
NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

Sat, 09/15/2018 - 11:15
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 17:06
NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission.