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Media Invited to Virtual Briefing as NASA’s Webb Prepares for Launch

Wed, 05/05/2021 - 4:51pm
Media will have the opportunity to see the iconic golden mirror of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope open for the last time on Earth during a virtual briefing Tuesday, May 11, at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT).
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New York Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 6:50pm
Students from New York will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Celebrates Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 4:26pm
This May, NASA celebrates the contributions of its Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees – past and present – with a variety of internal and external events and products centered around the theme: Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service.
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Vice President Harris Swears in NASA Administrator Sen. Bill Nelson

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 5:56pm
Sen. Bill Nelson took office as the 14th administrator of NASA Monday, after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions after Return to Earth

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 4:27pm
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer questions at 3:45 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 6, about their historic mission on the International Space Station and return to Earth.
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Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer Moves To New Role

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 1:14pm
Mark Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is stepping down from his position leading the center to focus more time on his health and family in light of a cancer diagnosis.
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NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station

Mon, 05/03/2021 - 9:30am
Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space Station.
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Crew-1 Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Space Station Mission

Sun, 05/02/2021 - 3:06am
Four astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday, completing NASA’s first commercial crew, long-duration mission aboard the International Space Station. The return comes nearly six months after the crew members arrived at the microgravity laboratory and also marks the longest-duration mission of a crewed American spacecraft to date
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Sen. Bill Nelson Statement on National Space Council

Sat, 05/01/2021 - 12:30pm
The following is a statement from Sen. Bill Nelson, who the U.S. Senate confirmed as the 14th NASA administrator on April 29, regarding the announcement Saturday that Vice President Kamala Harris will chair the National Space Council:.
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NASA Selects Consolidated Program Support Services Configuration and Data Management Contractor

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 3:58pm
NASA has awarded the Consolidated Program Support Services (CPSS) Configuration and Data Management (CDM) contract to Victory Solutions Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide configuration and data management services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as well as the potential to provide these services to all othe
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter to Begin New Demonstration Phase

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 11:55am
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has a new mission. Having proven that powered, controlled flight is possible on the Red Planet, the Ingenuity experiment will soon embark on a new operations demonstration phase, exploring how aerial scouting and other functions could benefit future exploration of Mars and other worlds.
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Statements on Bill Nelson’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 6:52pm
The following are statements from Sen. Bill Nelson and acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Nelson as the 14th administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Biden-Harris Administration Shows Strong Support for NASA in First 100 Days

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 4:23pm
In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA has taken bold steps to expand America’s exploration and scientific frontiers, advancing the nation’s commitment to build back better through innovation, combat climate change, re-establish America’s standing abroad, and inspire the next generation.
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NASA Sets Briefing to Discuss Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Next Steps

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 6:05pm
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter team will discuss plans for the rotorcraft’s remaining flight campaign during a virtual media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. PDT) Friday, April 30.
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With Goals Met, NASA to Push Envelope with Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 5:44pm
Now that NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has accomplished the goal of achieving powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on the Red Planet, and with data from its most recent flight test, on April 25, the technology demonstration project has met or surpassed all of its technical objectives.
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Statements on Passing of Michael Collins

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 10:59am
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on the passing of Michael Collins:
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NASA Updates Live Coverage of Agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 Return to Earth

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 8:07pm
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now targeting a return to Earth at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 1, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida.
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NASA, NSF Join Forces to Bolster Student Diversity in Engineering

Mon, 04/26/2021 - 2:01pm
NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on an initiative to open new avenues to engineering careers for communities underserved and underrepresented in STEM, through Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs).
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NASA to Air Live Coverage of SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts’ Return to Earth

Sat, 04/24/2021 - 8:45am
NASA will provide live coverage of the upcoming return activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) from the International Space Station.
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 5:42am
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts are in orbit following their early morning launch bound for the International Space Station for the second commercial crew rotation mission aboard the microgravity laboratory.
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