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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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NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies to Mature Artemis Lander Concepts

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 4:05pm
NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis program.
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NASA Awards Regional Architect, Engineering Services Contracts

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 5:03pm
NASA has selected nine companies to provide architect and engineering services for the agency’s facilities in the southeastern United States.
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NASA Awards Contract for Software Licenses, Maintenance, Support

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 4:05pm
NASA has awarded Panamerica Computers of Luray, Virginia, an ordering vehicle to provide Box platform licenses, maintenance, and support services when the agency requires.
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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for GOES-U Mission

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 3:56pm
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U (GOES-U) mission.
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects Puzzle Pieces of Mars’ History

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 10:38am
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover successfully collected its first pair of rock samples, and scientists already are gaining new insights into the region.
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NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Commercial Crew Space Station Launch

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 7:20am
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the third SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station for a long duration mission.
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NASA Innovations Will Help US Meet Sustainable Aviation Goals

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 3:06pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson joined federal government and industry leaders Thursday at a White House event highlighting sustainable aviation and the administration’s focus on medium- and long-term goals to combat climate change.
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NASA Readies James Webb Space Telescope for December Launch

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 8:59am
NASA plans to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit Dec. 18, 2021, to serve as the premier deep space observatory for the next decade.
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