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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for IMAP Mission

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 3:59pm
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) mission, which includes four secondary payloads.
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NASA Awards Civil Engineering Contract

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 2:19pm
NASA has selected AECOM Technical Services Inc. of Orlando, Florida; Infrastructure Solution Service of Viera, Florida; and Jones Edmunds & Associates Inc. of Titusville, Florida; to provide architecture-engineer services for civil engineering infrastructure, equipment, and facilities at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and other locati
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NASA Report Details How Agency Significantly Benefits US Economy

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 7:00am
NASA released Friday the results of its first-ever agencywide economic impact report. The report shows that, through all NASA activities, the agency generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide, and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes
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NASA Invites Media, Public to Watch Cargo Launch to Space Station

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 9:32am
NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting 9:38 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 1, for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
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NASA Invites Media to Hot Fire Test for Mega Rocket to Support Moon Missions

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 4:48pm
Media accreditation is now open for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket Green Run hot fire test – the test of the rocket’s core stage and all of its integrated systems before its flight on the Artemis I lunar mission, scheduled for 2021.
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NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 2:35pm
Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival
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NASA to Provide Update on Agency’s First Asteroid Sample Collection Attempt

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:39am
NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to provide an update on the agency’s first attempt to contact the surface of asteroid Bennu and collect a sample next month.
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NASA, US Space Force Establish Foundation for Broad Collaboration

Tue, 09/22/2020 - 9:30am
While advancing plans for unprecedented lunar exploration under the Artemis program, NASA also is building on a longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense with a new memorandum of understanding announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Space Force (USSF) Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond.
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NASA Highlights Science, Business on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 3:01pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss science investigations, technology demonstrations, and commercial products launching on Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.
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NASA Publishes Artemis Plan to Land First Woman, Next Man on Moon in 2024

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 2:30pm
Following a series of critical contract awards and hardware milestones, NASA has shared an update on its Artemis program, including the latest Phase 1 plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024.
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NASA to Discuss Early Artemis Exploration Plans with Media

Mon, 09/21/2020 - 10:18am
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will discuss the agency’s latest Artemis program exploration plans during a media teleconference today at 5 p.m. EDT.
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NASA Invites Media to Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite from West Coast

Fri, 09/18/2020 - 5:56pm
Media accreditation is open for the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, an international collaboration between NASA and several partners.
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NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 4:14pm
NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29.
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NASA Awards Modification to Safety, Mission Assurance Services Contract

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 3:49pm
NASA has awarded a contract modification to Bastion Technologies Inc. of Houston for safety and mission assurance (SMA) services.
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NASA Administrator to Discuss Collaboration with US Space Force

Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:46am
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will participate in a virtual discussion on the agency’s collaboration with the United States Space Force at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 22.
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NASA Awards Contract in Support of Simulation Model Development

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 4:34pm
NASA has awarded a contract to MacLean Engineering & Applied Technologies of Houston to provide simulation model development, integration, verification, validation, analysis, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting support of Trick-based non-real-time and real-time human-in-the-loop simulations, and other support for the Engineering Directo
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NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star

Wed, 09/16/2020 - 11:00am
An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.
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Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 11:32am
Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on Earth, as well as astronauts in space.
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NASA Kicks Off New School Year with Join Artemis Week

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 3:59pm
NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is kicking off the new school year with Join Artemis Week, today through Sept. 18, with resources and opportunities to inspire and engage students of all ages in the future of space exploration.
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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins Available for Interviews Before Her Return to Space

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 2:53pm
NASA astronaut and biologist Kate Rubins is participating on Friday, Sept. 25, in a final round of media interviews before her October launch to the International Space Station, the second space mission of her NASA career.
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