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NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 3:43pm
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape.
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NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Next Commercial Crew Launch

Fri, 03/05/2021 - 2:17pm
Media accreditation is now open for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return

Thu, 03/04/2021 - 1:53pm
NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland, to provide propulsion support and products for spaceflight missions at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars Landing

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 3:43pm
Since NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for the unpaved road ahead.
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Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

Sat, 02/27/2021 - 12:38pm
In celebration of Black History Month, NASA astronaut Victor Glover welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the International Space Station for a virtual chat.
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NASA Celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 4:59pm
On Friday, NASA celebrated the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony to formally name the agency’s headquarters building in Washington in her honor.
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NASA Awards Launch Service Contract for TROPICS Mission to Study Storm Processes

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 3:56pm
NASA has selected Astra Space Inc. to provide a launch service for the agency’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission.
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NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:30am
NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft. NASA is also supporting these new electric aircraft by developing quiet, efficient, reliable technology these vehicles will need
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NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 5:16pm
Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

Wed, 02/24/2021 - 1:12pm
NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touching down on the Red Planet on Feb 18.
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NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 4:58pm
NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.
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NASA Awards Contract for Engineering, Programmatic Support Services

Tue, 02/23/2021 - 3:47pm
NASA has awarded the Spectrum and Resource Management, Engineering and Programmatic Support Services (SpectRE) contract to Agile Decision Sciences LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.
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NASA to Host Briefings, Interviews for Next Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 4:53pm
NASA will highlight the second crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a pair of news conferences beginning 12:30 p.m. EST Monday, March 1.
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NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 1:25pm
New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars.
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NASA to Reveal New Video, Images from Mars Perseverance Rover

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 8:15am
NASA will hold a virtual briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) today to unveil the “How to Land on Mars” video, which will present first-of-its-kind footage the Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on the Red Planet Feb. 18. The agency also will show new images the rover took on the Martian surface.
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NASA Science, Cargo Launches on 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission to Space Station

Sat, 02/20/2021 - 12:21pm
A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with approximately 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. About three hours after launch, the spacecraft’s solar arrays successfully deployed to collect su
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NASA TV Coverage Scheduled for Upcoming Spacewalks, Briefing

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 2:43pm
Three crew members from Expedition 64 will conduct two spacewalks working in pairs Sunday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 5, to continue upgrades on the International Space Station.
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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Sends Sneak Peek of Mars Landing

Fri, 02/19/2021 - 12:47pm
Less than a day after NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars, engineers and scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California were hard at work, awaiting the next transmissions from Perseverance.
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Touchdown! NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Safely Lands on Red Planet

Thu, 02/18/2021 - 3:42pm
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers).
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NASA to Discuss Second Hot Fire Test of Rocket for Artemis Moon Missions

Wed, 02/17/2021 - 9:30am
NASA will host a media teleconference at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Feb.19, to discuss the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission.
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