"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

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Students in California to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

5 hours 35 min ago
Students at Para Los Niños in Los Angeles will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Contract for Facilities Operations, Maintenance Services

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 5:48pm
NASA has awarded the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Services (FOMS) III contract, an 8(a) set-aside acquisition, to Akima Support Operations, LLC of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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NASA Television Coverage Set for Weather Satellite Science Briefing, Launch

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:00pm
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) newest weather satellite, Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), is scheduled to launch Thursday, March 1. The launch, as well as prelaunch and science briefings on Tuesday, Feb. 27, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA to Host National Space Council Meeting at Kennedy Space Center

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:05am
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host a meeting of the National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, Feb. 21. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the meeting beginning at 10 a.m. EST.
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NASA Awards Contract for Construction, Maintenance, Environmental, Testing Services

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:00pm
NASA has selected Firelake-Arrowhead NASA Services of Lenexa, Kansas, to perform facility management, surveying, energy management, life safety code compliance and environmental management services for the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
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New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:07pm
Students from six schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 21.
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Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:23am
Students in central Minnesota will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 20.
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NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Space Station Cargo Launch

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:43pm
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of supplies and equipment, including science investigations, to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than April.
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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:11am
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:27pm
Students from Highland Village, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14.
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NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 4:10pm
Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station.
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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 1:00pm
Statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2019 agency budget proposal.
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Texas Educators to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 4:43pm
Pre-service teachers from Houston, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:35 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 13.
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Feb. 12 ‘State of NASA’ Events Highlight Agency Goals for Space Exploration

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 4:03pm
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 12, to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work.
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NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Crew Launching to Space Station in June

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 3:49pm
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, along with Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will participate in a news conference 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:21am
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Feb. 15, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA to Air Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:40pm
Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:58 a.m. EST (2:58 p.m. Baikonur time) Sunday, Feb. 11, to resupply the International Space Station.
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Idaho Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 1:43pm
Students from Boise State University and Timberline High School in Boise, Idaho, will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at noon EST Thursday, Feb. 8.
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New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Science Questions

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:51pm
Why is the Arctic warming faster than the rest of the planet? Does mineral dust warm or cool the atmosphere? NASA has selected two new, creative research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle these fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment.
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Combined Optics, Science Instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrive in California

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:34pm
The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now reside at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, where they will come together to form the complete observatory.
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