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NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency Administrator

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:14pm
Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Construction Contract for Instrument Development Facility

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:49pm
NASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:26am
Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 2:33pm
The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:09pm
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.
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NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:38pm
Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.
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NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:07am
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 1:30pm
This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Planet-Hunting Mission

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:20pm
On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is targeted to launch no earlier than 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18.
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Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:34am
Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:34am
Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26.
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NASA Invites Media to Launch of GRACE Follow-On Spacecraft

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 4:17pm
Media accreditation now is open to cover the launch of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission – twin satellites that constitute the agency’s latest Earth-observing mission.
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NASA Announces New Chief Scientist

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 9:00am
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot has named the Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green as the agency's new chief scientist, effective May 1. He succeeds Dr. Gale Allen, who has served in an acting capacity since 2016 and will retire after more than 30 years of government service.
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Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 4:04pm
Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9.
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NASA Awards Contract for Logistics Support Services

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:45pm
NASA has awarded a contract to L&M Technologies Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide logistics support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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NASA Brings Universe of Discovery to USA Science and Engineering Festival

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:43pm
Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.
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NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:52am
NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.
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New Research Heading to Space Station Aboard 14th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 4:47pm
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.
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NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 12:45pm
NASA is investing in technology concepts that includes meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions.
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NASA Ready to Study Heart of Mars

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 4:47pm
NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet.
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