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NASA to Air Launch, Docking of Roscosmos Cargo Ship to Space Station

Wed, 06/23/2021 - 5:21pm
Live coverage of Russia’s Progress 78 cargo spacecraft’s launch and docking to the International Space Station will begin at 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 29, on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app.
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NASA Extends Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Mission

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 4:52pm
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Michigan for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for mission operations and closeout.
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NASA to Air Northrop Grumman Cygnus Departure from Space Station

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 3:54pm
Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station Tuesday, June 29, more than four months after delivering nearly 8,000 pounds of supplies, scientific investigations, commercial products, hardware, and other cargo to the orbital laboratory.
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NASA to Air Third Spacewalk to Install New Station Solar Arrays

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 10:35am
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station Friday, June 25, for a third spacewalk to continue power system upgrades that are already increasing output and proving the technology that will enable NASA’s future Gateway lunar outpost.
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NASA Selects Engineering Services Contractor

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 9:53am
NASA has awarded Aerodyne-SGT Engineering Services LLC (ASES) of Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a contract to provide engineering services for spaceflight and ground systems.
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Pam Melroy Sworn in as NASA Deputy Administrator

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 5:17pm
NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy took office Monday after she was given the oath of office by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson during a ceremony at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.
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Statements on Pam Melroy’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Deputy Administrator

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 5:27pm
The following are statements from Pam Melroy and Administrator Bill Nelson on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Melroy as deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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NASA-DLR Study Finds Sustainable Aviation Fuel Can Reduce Contrails

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 11:00am
Cleaner-burning jet fuels made from sustainable sources can produce 50%-70% fewer ice crystal contrails at cruising altitude, reducing aviation’s impact on the environment, according to research conducted by NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
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NASA Administrator Statement on China Crewed Launch

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 8:00am
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement Thursday regarding the China National Space Agency’s launch of the first crew to its Tiangong space station:
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La NASA lanza la misión Equity y solicita comentarios del público para ampliar el acceso

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 5:05pm
La NASA lanza la Misión Equity (equidad, en español), un esfuerzo integral para evaluar la expansión y modificación de programas, compras de suministros, becas, y políticas de la agencia y examinar qué obstáculos y desafíos potenciales existen para las comunidades que históricamente están subrepresentadas y desatendidas.
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NASA Launches Mission Equity, Seeks Public Input to Broaden Access

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 3:15pm
NASA is launching Mission Equity, a comprehensive effort to assess expanding and modifying agency programs, procurements, grants, and policies, and examine what potential barriers and challenges exist for communities that are historically underrepresented and underserved.
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NASA Selects New Science Investigations for Future Moon Deliveries

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 2:38pm
As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the Moon’s surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor.
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Teams Engineer Complex Human Tissues, Win Top Prizes in NASA Challenge

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 3:35pm
Two teams of scientists from the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have won first and second place in NASA's Vascular Tissue Challenge.
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NASA Administrator Statement on US Innovation and Competitiveness Act

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 7:01pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement Tuesday after the Senate passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act.
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NASA Selects Postdoctoral Program Research Support Contractor

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 3:45pm
NASA has selected Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers across the agency.
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NASA Highlights Winners of Challenge to Engineer Human Tissue

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 1:22pm
NASA will announce the first- and second-place winners of the Vascular Tissue Challenge, a prize competition to grow and sustain functioning human tissue in a lab, Wednesday, June 9.
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NASA to Air Briefing, Spacewalks to Install New Station Solar Arrays

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 9:22am
Expedition 65 astronauts will conduct two spacewalks – one Wednesday, June 16, and the other Sunday, June 20 – to install new solar arrays to help power the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Universities $1.4M for Space Station, Suborbital Research

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 3:04pm
NASA has awarded $1.4 million to nine universities and organizations across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission, including studying radiation effects and growing food for long-duration space travel.
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NASA Awards Universities $1.2M for Space Station, Suborbital Research

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 3:04pm
NASA has awarded $1.2 million to nine universities and organizations across the country for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission, including studying radiation effects and growing food for long-duration space travel.
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NASA Administrator Statement on Meeting with Roscosmos

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 1:35pm
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement after an introductory call Friday with Roscosmos General Director Dmitry Rogozin:
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