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Coverage Set for NASA Test of Orion Abort System for Moon to Mars Missions

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:44pm
NASA Television will broadcast launch and prelaunch activities for the Ascent Abort-2 flight test of the launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft’s, which will help pave the way for Artemis missions with astronauts to the Moon and then Mars.
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NASA Awards Contract for Second Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:30pm
NASA has selected Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, to design and build a second mobile launch platform, known as Mobile Launcher 2 or ML2, for Exploration Ground Systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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NASA Technology Missions Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 6:08am
NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space environment around Earth and how it affects us, have launched into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket.
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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, Crewmates Return from Space Station Mission

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:49pm
NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m. EDT (8:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, local time) after months of science and four spacewalks aboard the microgravity laboratory.
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Media Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:00pm
Media are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for the Space Launch System’s Artemis 1 Moon mission.
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NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 3:19pm
Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, after the West Virginia native and storied NASA icon.
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NASA Invites Media to Opening of Newly-Restored Apollo Mission Control Center

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 5:48pm
Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston landed the first humans on the Moon. Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for the reopening of this historic and newly-restored facility at 9 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28.
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NASA Selects Missions to Study Our Sun, Its Effects on Space Weather

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 3:36pm
NASA has selected two new missions to advance our understanding of the Sun and its dynamic effects on space.
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NASA Television to Cover Departure, Landing of Astronaut Anne McClain and Space Station Crew

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 12:25pm
NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two crewmates on the International Space Station are scheduled to conclude their stay aboard the orbiting laboratory Monday, June 24.
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Coverage Set for NASA Tech Missions Launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 9:14am
NASA Television coverage is scheduled for an upcoming prelaunch activity and first nighttime launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, which will be carrying four agency technology missions to help improve future spacecraft design and performance.
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NASA Awards Environmental Test, Integration Services Contract

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 4:18pm
NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services III contract to Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems’ Technical Services Division (TSD) in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 8:59am
Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, to view the agency’s mobile launcher as it makes its final roll on crawler-transporter 2 to Launch Pad 39B prior to the launch of the first Artemis mission.
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NASA Awards Contract for Near-Earth Mission Services

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:11pm
NASA has awarded the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract to Peraton, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, to perform telemetry, tracking and command services for near-Earth missions.
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NASA Invests $45M in US Small Businesses for Space Tech Development

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:05pm
American small businesses will help NASA land astronauts on the Moon in five years and establish a sustainable presence there, as part of the agency’s larger Moon to Mars exploration approach.
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NASA Astronaut Available for Interviews Before First Space Mission

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:25pm
NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will be available from 7 to 8:15 a.m. EDT Monday, July 1, for live satellite interviews from Star City, Russia, before launching on his first space mission, a nine-month expedition aboard the International Space Station.
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Urban Air Mobility, Alternate Propulsion Among NASA Research at Aviation Forum

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:26am
NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation Forum and Exposition, otherwise known as Aviation 2019.
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NASA Administrator Available to Speak with Media at Paris Air Show

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 8:35am
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be available to speak with media during the International Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18, in Le Bourget, France.
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NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony Honoring Hidden Figures

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:46pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be joined at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 12, by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and author Margot Lee Shetterly for the renaming of the street in front of NASA Headquarters in Washington – E Street SW – to “Hidden Figures Way.”
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NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:15pm
Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained human presence at the Moon – part of the agency’s broader Moon to Mars exploration approach.
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NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:08am
NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit.
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