Oh, would it not be absurd if there was no objective state?
What if the unobserved always waits, insubstantial,
till our eyes give it shape?

— Peter Hammill

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NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares for Launch to Trojan Asteroids

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:59pm
NASA has tested the functions of Lucy, the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, filled it with fuel, and is preparing to pack it into a capsule for launch Saturday, Oct. 16.
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NASA Transfers Air Traffic Management Tool Updates to FAA

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 12:07pm
As part of an effort aimed at making aviation more sustainable, NASA has transferred findings from an air traffic management project to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for nationwide implementation, the two agencies announced at a media briefing Tuesday.
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NASA Launches New Mission to Monitor Earth’s Landscapes

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 3:47pm
Landsat 9, a NASA satellite built to monitor the Earth’s land surface, successfully launched at 2:12 p.m. EDT Monday from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.
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NASA Releases Interactive Graphic Novel “First Woman”

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 12:32pm
NASA released its first digital, interactive graphic novel on Saturday in celebration of National Comic Book Day. “First Woman: NASA’s Promise for Humanity” imagines the story of Callie Rodriguez, the first woman to explore the Moon.
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NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Fri, 09/24/2021 - 3:38pm
A SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft filled with more than 4,600 pounds of supplies and valuable scientific experiments bound for NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility is set to leave the International Space Station Thursday, Sept. 30.
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Iowa Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 3:05pm
Students from Iowa will have an opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA to Hold Lucy Launch Preview Briefing

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 1:01pm
NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 28, to preview the launch of the agency’s first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids.
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NASA Announces Virtual Webb STEAM Day Event for Students, Educators

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 10:20am
NASA invites learners of all ages, including students and teachers who recently returned to the classroom environment, to register for a special event ahead of the upcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.
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Space Station Crew to Relocate Soyuz, Make Room for New Crewmates

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 2:04pm
Three residents of the International Space Station will take a short ride aboard a Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft Tuesday, Sept. 28, relocating the spacecraft to prepare for the arrival of the next set of station crew members.
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NASA, FAA Invite Media to Briefing on Air Traffic Control Updates

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 9:58am
NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a virtual briefing for media Tuesday, Sept., 28 at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss efforts to improve the sustainability of aviation through the demonstration of more efficient airport operations, contributing to the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to tackle climate change.
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NASA Invites Media to Webb Telescope Prelaunch Events in French Guiana

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 8:33am
NASA invites members of the media to register their interest in attending events in French Guiana ahead of the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, a mission led by NASA in partnership with the European and Canadian space agencies.
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NASA Awards Orion Main Engine Contract for Future Artemis Missions

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 4:25pm
NASA has awarded a contract to Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. of Redmond, Washington, for the development of the Orion Main Engine (OME), which will be used on the Orion spacecraft as part of the agency’s Artemis program.
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New York, New Jersey Students to Hear from NASA’s Space Station Crew

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 3:19pm
Students from New York and New Jersey will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Leadership Positions Agency for Future

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 11:15am
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Tuesday the agency is creating two new mission directorates that will best position the agency for the next 20 years.
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NASA’s Artemis Rover to Land Near Nobile Region of Moon’s South Pole

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 4:20pm
In 2023, NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) will land near the western edge of the Nobile Crater at the Moon’s South Pole to map and explore the region’s surface and subsurface for water and other resources.
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El rover del programa Artemis de la NASA aterrizará cerca de la región Nobile en el polo sur de la Luna

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 3:32pm
En 2023, el Vehículo de exploración polar para investigación de volátiles (VIPER, por sus siglas en español) de la NASA aterrizará cerca del borde occidental del cráter Nobile en el polo sur de la Luna para mapear y explorar la superficie y el subsuelo de la región en busca de agua y otros recursos.
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NASA Invites Media to Discuss Future of NASA

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 2:14pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and other senior agency leaders will host an employee town hall for all civil servant and contractor employees at noon EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 21, to provide updates about the agency’s human spaceflight programs, projects, and activities to the workforce.
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NASA TV to Air Landsat 9 Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Mon, 09/20/2021 - 1:18pm
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Landsat 9 satellite, a joint NASA and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mission that will continue the legacy of monitoring Earth’s land and coastal regions that began with the first Landsat satellite in 1972.
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NASA to Announce Landing Site for Artemis Lunar Robotic Rover

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 9:41am
NASA will host a media teleconference Monday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. EDT, to announce the lunar landing site for the agency’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER).
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NASA Statement on National Aerospace Week

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:51am
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on National Aerospace Week, hosted by Aerospace Industries Sept. 13-17. This week recognizes innovations from aerospace manufacturers, suppliers, and workforce.
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