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NASA TV to Air Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 1:50pm
More than two months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Alan Bean, will depart the orbiting laboratory on Friday, Jan. 31.
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NASA to Pay Tribute to Fallen Heroes with Day of Remembrance

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 1:18pm
NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency's annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Jan. 30.
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NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 12:24pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.
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Media Invited to Renaming Ceremony for International Ocean Science Satellite

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:32am
NASA and its partners on an upcoming mission to extend long-term observations of global sea level change will announce the renaming of the mission, currently known as Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS, at a ceremony at 9 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 28.
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NASA Administrator Names Director for Ohio Center

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 9:12am
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Marla Pérez-Davis director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Pérez-Davis has been serving as the acting director of Glenn since Oct. 1, 2019.
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NASA Administrator Names Director for Center in Maryland

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 4:28pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Dennis Andrucyk director of its Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective immediately. Andrucyk has been serving as the acting director of Goddard since Dec. 31.
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NASA Announces Two Media Briefings on Latest Solar Mission

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 1:50pm
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) scientists will discuss Solar Orbiter, the agencies’ collaboration set to launch next month on its journey to the Sun, during two media teleconferences on Monday, Jan. 27.
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NASA Awards Contract for Intelligent Systems Research

Wed, 01/22/2020 - 3:41pm
NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, LLC, a KBRwyle business unit, of Greenbelt, Maryland, for a contract for intelligent systems research and development support services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
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International Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:59am
International students in Panama will have an opportunity this week to talk with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 12:50pm
NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
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NASA Pays Tribute, Says Goodbye to One of Agency’s Great Observatories

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 3:33pm
NASA will host a live program at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 22, to celebrate the far-reaching legacy of the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope – a mission that, after 16 years of amazing discoveries, soon will come to an end.
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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal 2019 Second Warmest Year on Record

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:54am
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880.
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NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Escape Test

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 2:57pm
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch escape demonstration, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with U.S. companies to launch American astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil.
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Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 10:30am
Students from Texas will have an opportunity this week to talk with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2019 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 11:19am
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2019 during a media teleconference at 12:15 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 15.
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NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:30am
NASA welcomed 11 new astronauts to its ranks Friday, increasing the number of those eligible for spaceflight assignments that will expand humanity’s horizons in space for generations to come.
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NASA Awards Contract for Aircraft Operations Support

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 3:56pm
NASA has awarded a contract to Vertex Aerospace LLC of Madison, Mississippi, for aircraft operations support at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, and other NASA centers, as needed.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Three Spacewalks in January

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 10:22am
Four astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station for three spacewalks in January to complete battery upgrades and finalize repairs to an invaluable cosmic ray detector.
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NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s February Space Station Launch

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:58pm
Media accreditation is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 13th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.
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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2019 Annual Report

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:30am
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2019 annual report Tuesday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns.
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