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New York, Washington, California Students to Call Space Station

8 hours 58 min ago
Students from across America are set to participate in three live events with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week.
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NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 3:32pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 20, to discuss a new report detailing U.S. plans for near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a hazard to Earth.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 2:05pm
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:
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NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:08pm
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.
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Brooklyn Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 11:34am
Students from Brooklyn, New York, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 10:38am
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.
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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:52pm
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency).
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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:06pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.
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NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:41pm
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspa
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First Astronaut of 2013 Class to Fly to Space Available for Media Interviews

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:01pm
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, along with his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 4:49pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.
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NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 12:54pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.
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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at International Space Station

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 11:22am
NASA astronauts will embark on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Thursday, June 14, during which they will install new high-definition cameras to capture spacecraft docking with the International Space Station, including new American-made spacecraft with scheduled test flights later this year.
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Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 8:08am
Three crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT Wednesday (5:12 p.m. Baikonur time).
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NASA Selects Three Informal Learning Institutions to Inspire Next Generation

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 4:03pm
NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers.
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NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 1:44pm
The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover.
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NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 8:50am
Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew, including NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, returned to Earth Sunday after 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit.
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NASA Selects Mission to Study Solar Wind Boundary of Outer Solar System

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 3:31pm
NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.
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NASA Awards Change Order to JPSS Common Ground System Contract

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 4:05pm
NASA has definitized additional requirements under the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System contract with Raytheon, IIS of Aurora, Colorado.
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NASA Selects US Companies to Advance Space Resource Collection

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:39pm
NASA has selected 10 companies to conduct studies and advance technologies to collect, process and use space-based resources for missions to the Moon and Mars.
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