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NASA Television to Broadcast Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 5:00pm
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the sixth meeting of the National Space Council at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 20, from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
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NASA Administrator, Members of Congress to Discuss Ohio’s Role in Artemis Program

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 4:20pm
Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, U.S. Senator Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they visit the agency’s Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, to view progress on the agency’s Artemis program.
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NASA Awards Contract for Specialized Engineering, Evaluation, Test Services

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 3:43pm
NASA has awarded the NASA-wide Specialized Engineering, Evaluation and Test Services (NSEETS) contract to the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California, to provide on- and off-site project management, independent multidisciplinary engineering services, testing, consulting, contractor on-site monitoring, and evaluation of project and/or progra
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NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 2:15pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.
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NASA Television Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Mission to Space Station

Fri, 08/16/2019 - 9:28am
An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. Aug. 22 Baikonur time) on a test flight to validate the spacecraft’s compatibility with a revamped Soyuz booster rocket.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 3:34pm
NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft.
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New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:03am
SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 6:54pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates on the agency’s plans for landing humans on the Moon by 2024 through the Artemis program at 3:10 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16. The remarks will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program Services

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 4:29pm
NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corporation in Burlingame, California, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 3:07pm
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles.
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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing on Space Station Docking Port Install

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 2:12pm
Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting of docking ports during a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 3:26pm
After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner.
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NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 2:14pm
As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 15, to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely in urban areas.
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NASA Administrator to Discuss Status of Rocket for First Artemis Lunar Mission

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Thursday, Aug. 15, on his visit to the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where engineers are preparing to add the final section to the core stage of the rocket that will power NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission.
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NASA, NOAA Announce Opportunity for Media to Preview Airborne Air Quality Study

Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:16am
Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes look at the second phase of a major field campaign to study the impacts of U.S. wildfires and agricultural fires on air quality and climate.
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NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 4:15pm
More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Roger Chaffee, will depart the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, Aug. 6.
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NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:49pm
NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of coastal waters to help protect ecosystem sustainability, improve resource management, and enhance economic activity.
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GOES-17 Mishap Investigation Board Study Completed

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 3:22pm
A Mishap Investigation Board appointed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has identified the most likely cause for an instrument issue aboard NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-17 satellite that launched March 1, 2018 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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NASA Administrator Names Acting Director for Goddard Space Flight Center

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 2:58pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named George Morrow to serve as acting director of the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, effective Thursday, Aug. 1.
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NASA Announces Call for Next Phase of Commercial Lunar Payload Services

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 4:23pm
NASA has announced the latest opportunity for industry to participate in its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) efforts to deliver science and technology payloads to and near the Moon.
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