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Thousands Apply to Join NASA’s Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:01am
More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.
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NASA Awards Contract for Aerospace Research, Development, Engineering Support

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 4:58pm
NASA has awarded the Aerospace, Research, Development, and Engineering Support Services (ARDES) II contract to Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, to execute robotic space missions for the agency through the full mission life cycle, from mission concept and formulation through data analysis.
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#NASAatHome – Let NASA Bring the Universe to Your Home

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:41am
NASA’s new Internet and social media special, NASA at Home, will show and engage you in the agency’s discoveries, research, and exploration from around the world and across the universe – all from the comfort of your own home.
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NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 8:13am
NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.
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NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 11:08am
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms – known as solar particle storms – into planetary space.
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NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Gateway Logistics Services

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:14pm
NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit.
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NASA Leadership Assessing Mission Impacts of Coronavirus

Fri, 03/20/2020 - 5:00pm
To protect the health and safety of the NASA workforce as the nation responds to coronavirus (COVID-19), agency leadership recently completed the first assessment of work underway across all missions, projects, and programs.
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March 19 Administrator Statement on Agency Response to Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 7:44pm
March 19 Administrator Statement on Agency Response to Coronavirus
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NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to First Crew Launch to Station from America Since 2011

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 5:46pm
Media accreditation is open for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 flight test, which will send two astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Apollo Astronaut Al Worden

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:12pm
NASA sends its condolences to the family and loved ones of Apollo astronaut Al Worden, an astronaut whose achievements in space and on Earth will not be forgotten.
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New Spinoff Publication Shares How NASA Innovations Benefit Life on Earth

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:24am
As NASA pushes the frontiers of science and human exploration, the agency also advances technology to modernize life on Earth, including drones, self-driving cars and other innovations.
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NASA Administrator March 17 Statement on Agency Response to Coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 7:08pm
March 17, 2020 NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine statement about agency status of COVID-19 response.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Volatile Stars, Galaxies, Cosmic Collisions

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 2:42pm
NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect the atmospheres of orbiting planets.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Coronavirus Status

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 6:00pm
Statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the agency's response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
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NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Available for Interviews Before Launch

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 5:53pm
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy will be available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 8:30 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 19, before launching on a six-and-a-half month mission aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Science to Hold Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 1:11pm
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, March 20, to discuss the president’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget request for the directorate and other updates.
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New York City Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 3:16pm
Students from New York City will have an opportunity this week to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Construction Contract to Multiple Companies

Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:06am
NASA has selected eight companies to perform new construction, rehabilitation and modification of agency facilities and infrastructure.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Coronavirus Situation

Mon, 03/09/2020 - 4:28pm
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine:
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SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

Sat, 03/07/2020 - 12:59am
A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday. Dragon will deliver more than 4,300 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations, including a new science facility scheduled to be installed to the outside of the station during a spacewalk this spring.
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