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Media Invited to Virtual Briefing on Launch of NASA, USGS Landsat 9

Fri, 08/27/2021 - 15:00
Officials from NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will discuss next month’s planned launch of the Landsat 9 satellite during a media briefing at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 31.

NASA Awards Information Technology Support Services Contract

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 16:38
NASA has selected New Directions Technologies Inc. of Ridgecrest, California, for management systems engineering, software development, project management, information technology security, and enterprise architecture support services for the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Ames Research Center in Calif

Georgia, California Students to Hear from Astronauts on Space Station

Wed, 08/25/2021 - 13:23
Students in Georgia and California will each have an opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Sets Coverage, Invites Public to Virtually Join Next Cargo Launch

Fri, 08/20/2021 - 16:05
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting Saturday, Aug. 28, at 3:37 a.m. EDT to launch its 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

Update: NASA Spacewalk Briefing to Highlight New Solar Array Installation

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 12:14
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 24, for a spacewalk to install a support bracket in preparation for future installation of the orbiting laboratory’s third new solar array.

NASA Spacewalk Briefing to Highlight New Solar Array Installation

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 12:14
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 24, for a spacewalk to install a support bracket in preparation for future installation of the orbiting laboratory’s third new solar array.

NASA Seeks Student Tech Ideas for Suborbital Launch

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 11:19
NASA is calling on all sixth through 12th-grade educators and students to submit experiments for possible suborbital flights as a way of gaining firsthand experience with the design and testing process used by NASA researchers.

La NASA busca propuestas tecnológicas de estudiantes para lanzamientos suborbitales

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 11:19
La NASA hace un llamado a todos los educadores y estudiantes de grados 6.º a 12.º para que presenten experimentos para posibles vuelos suborbitales como una forma de obtener experiencia de primera mano en el proceso de diseño y prueba utilizado por los investigadores de la NASA.

NASA Helps Celebrate Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry's Centennial

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 16:12
NASA is helping the legacy of inspiration, hope, and diversity fostered by the creator of Star Trek to live long and prosper.

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on Science Launching to Space Station

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 14:45
NASA will host a media teleconference Monday, Aug. 23, at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Translation and Logistics Services

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 17:17
NASA has awarded a contract to TechTrans International (TTI) Inc. of Houston to provide translation, interpretation, language training, and logistics services for the agency’s International Space Station Program, with the option to support additional programs and NASA centers, if required.

NASA Selects Lifecycle Mission Support Services Contractor

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 16:50
NASA has selected Leidos Inc. of Reston, Virginia, to provide program, science, engineering, operations, and project management support at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

Arkansas, Florida Students to Hear from Space Station Astronauts

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 15:29
Students in Arkansas and Florida will have opportunities this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Unveils New Interactive Website Ahead of Landsat 9 Launch

Mon, 08/16/2021 - 10:54
Landsat 9, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey satellite mission, is scheduled to launch Thursday, Sept. 16, from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Starliner’s Orbital Flight Test-2

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 19:39
NASA and Boeing are continuing discussions on the status of the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission, and will host a joint media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Friday, Aug. 13, to discuss the second uncrewed flight of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA Awards $18 Million for Research at Minority Serving Institutions

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:31
NASA and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) across the United States are teaming up to bring untapped talent and diverse perspectives to several of the agency’s top priorities: understanding and monitoring global ocean health, returning humans to the Moon through the Artemis program, and helping build a more inclusive workforce.

NASA Spacecraft Provides Insight into Asteroid Bennu’s Future Orbit

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 13:19
NASA researchers used precision-tracking data from the agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to better understand movements of the potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu, significantly reducing uncertainties related to its future orbit, and improving scientists’ ability to determine the total impact probability and predict orbits of other asteroids.

NASA Science, Cargo Launches on Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 19:57
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with more than 8,200 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 6:01 p.m. EDT Tuesday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA Renews Support of Vertical Lift Research Centers of Excellence

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 11:57
NASA is continuing its support of university research into technologies for future helicopters and other vertical lift aircraft in partnership with the U.S. Army and Navy.

NASA Statement on Departure of JPL Director Michael Watkins

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 17:49
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on the departure of Michael Watkins, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California:

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