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NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station to Answer Girl Scouts’ Questions

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 4:19pm
Girl Scouts from across the nation will pose questions next week to NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Contract for Consolidated Information Technology Services

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 3:21pm
NASA has selected ASRC Federal Data Solutions (AFDS) Inc. of Beltsville, Maryland, to receive a contract for Ames Consolidated Information Technology Services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
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NASA Awards Laboratory Services Contract

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 3:06pm
NASA has awarded the Laboratory Services contract (LSC) to Alutiiq Essentials Services LLC of Kodiak, Alaska, to provide laboratory services at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
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NASA Administrator Statement on the Passing of Mike Freilich

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:20am
Statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of Mike Freilich, passionate explorer and former director of NASA's Earth Science Division.
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NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Answers STEM Students’ Questions

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 10:00am
Students participating in Space Station Explorers STEM programs across the nation will pose questions this week to NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Astronauts to Discuss Historic SpaceX Crew Dragon Test Flight

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 2:31pm
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will discuss their recently completed SpaceX Demo-2 test flight mission to the International Space Station during a news conference at 4:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 4.
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NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 4:15pm
Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.
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NASA Broadcasts First Splashdown of American Astronauts in 45 Years

Sun, 08/02/2020 - 1:06pm
NASA is broadcasting the return of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station – the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years.
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NASA Astronauts in Space to Discuss Upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon Return

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 3:13pm
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will address their upcoming SpaceX Crew Dragon departure and splashdown in a news conference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, July 31, from the International Space Station.
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NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

Thu, 07/30/2020 - 8:56am
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.
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NASA Announces Astronauts to Fly on SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to Space Station

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 8:32am
NASA and its international partners have assigned crew members for Crew-2, which will be the second operational SpaceX Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
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NASA to Provide Coverage of Astronauts’ Return from Space Station on SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 5:25pm
NASA will provide live coverage of activities leading up to, during, and following the return of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with the agency’s astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Rapid IV Contracts for Spacecraft Systems and Services

Fri, 07/24/2020 - 3:45pm
NASA has awarded contracts to five aerospace firms for the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV spacecraft and related services. Each contractor has one or more core spacecraft offerings available under their contract.
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NASA Awards Contract for Human Space Flight Technical Integration

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 3:59pm
NASA has awarded the Human Space Flight Technical Integration Contract (HSFTIC) to Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston to support multiple human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Launch

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:56pm
NASA is inviting the public to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of the agency’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, which is targeted for 7:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Passes Flight Readiness Review

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 4:04pm
NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission cleared its Flight Readiness Review Wednesday, an important milestone on its way to the launch pad.
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NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to First Operational Commercial Crew Launch

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 2:08pm
Media accreditation now is open for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station – the first operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket after certification by NASA for regular flights to the space station.
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NASA Awards Fellowships to Advance Exploration, Increase Minority STEM Opportunities

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 2:00pm
NASA has awarded 17 fellowships to minority-serving institutions, through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), and an additional five fellowships to other universities through mission directorate project funds.
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NASA to Broadcast Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch, Prelaunch Activities

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 4:47pm
NASA is targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, for the launch of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is approximately two hours, with a launch opportunity every five minutes.
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NASA Television to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 4:15pm
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 23.
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