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NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:53am
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
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2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:35am
NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.
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NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:00pm
NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 4:08pm
NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway.
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NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:33pm
Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.
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NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:34pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Thro
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NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
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NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 2:22pm
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance.
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:17pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 12:31 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14. Coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, Aug. 13, with two briefings.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 3:28pm
NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, which are planets outside of our solar system.
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Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:23pm
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn’s upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.
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NASA Awards Space Science, Data Analysis Contract

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has awarded a contract to ADNET Systems, Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland, to provide Earth and space science research and development at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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NASA Highlights Science on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 4:38pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Tuesday, Aug. 8, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.
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California Cub Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:32am
Cub Scouts of the Bay Area will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 7.
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NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:10am
More than 300 million people in the United States potentially could directly view the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, and NASA wants everyone who will witness this celestial phenomenon to do so safely.
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NASA Awards Laboratory Support Services and Operations Contract at Kennedy

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 4:37pm
NASA has awarded the Laboratory Support Services and Operations (LASSO) contract at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to URS Federal Services Inc., an AECOM company, of Germantown, Maryland.
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NASA’s Voyager Spacecraft Still Reaching for the Stars After 40 Years

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 5:31pm
Humanity’s farthest and longest-lived spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, achieve 40 years of operation and exploration this August and September. Despite their vast distance, they continue to communicate with NASA daily, still probing the final frontier.
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