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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Talks STEM Education with President Trump

Mon, 2017-04-24 10:15
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, currently living and working aboard the International Space Station, broke the record Monday for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut – an occasion that was celebrated with a phone call from President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and fellow astronaut Kate Rubins.
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How to See President’s Call to International Space Station on April 24

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:04
President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special 20-minute, Earth-to-space call at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, April 24, to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
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Two New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

Thu, 2017-04-20 09:45
After a six-hour flight, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 9:23 a.m. EDT Thursday where they will continue important scientific research.
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NASA Eyes Fusion Reactor Engines, Extraterrestrial Drilling, Other Far-Out Technologies with Latest Investment Selections

Wed, 2017-04-19 17:06
NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 277 American small businesses and 44 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, and advancements in aviation and science, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.
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President Trump Makes Special Long-Distance Call to Record Breaking American Astronaut

Wed, 2017-04-19 12:20
President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special Earth-to-space call Monday, April 24, from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth

Wed, 2017-04-19 10:11
NASA scientists from across the agency will present their latest findings and perspectives on topics ranging from the origins and evolution of life on Earth to the search for habitable environments and life in our solar system and beyond during the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference, April 24-28 in Mesa, Arizona.
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NASA Space Station Cargo Launches aboard Orbital ATK Resupply Mission

Tue, 2017-04-18 13:59
The International Space Station will be capable of dozens of new scientific investigations from NASA and around the world when Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft delivers more than 7,600 pounds of cargo Saturday, April 22.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

Mon, 2017-04-17 15:49
This year, NASA will celebrate Earth Day, April 22, with a variety of live and online activities Thursday and Friday, April 20-21, to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
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Watch World’s First Live 360 Degree Video of Rocket Launch April 18

Fri, 2017-04-14 13:50
NASA, in coordination with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Orbital ATK, will broadcast the world’s first live 360-degree stream of a rocket launch.
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NASA Awards Commercial Payload Processing Contract

Thu, 2017-04-13 16:18
NASA has selected Astrotech Space Operations, LLC, of Titusville, Florida, to provide commercial payload processing services for agency missions launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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NASA Missions Provide New Insights into 'Ocean Worlds' in Our Solar System

Thu, 2017-04-13 14:00
Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in our solar system and beyond. The findings are presented in papers published Thursday by researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn and Hubble Space Telescop
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NASA Television to Air Launch of NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer, Crewmate

Wed, 2017-04-12 09:42
NASA astronaut Jack Fischer is poised for a journey of exploration and research on the International Space Station. Extensive coverage of upcoming prelaunch activities, launch and arrival will air on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.
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NASA TV to Air Orbital ATK Resupply Mission Launch, Briefings

Tue, 2017-04-11 15:14
NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 11:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 18. Coverage of the launch begins at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Astronaut to Star in First Ultra-High-Definition Live Stream from Space

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:26
NASA astronaut and Expedition 51 commander Peggy Whitson will take viewers 250 miles off the Earth to the International Space Station in the highest resolution video ever broadcast live from space at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 26.
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NASA to Reveal New Discoveries in News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth

Mon, 2017-04-10 13:08
NASA will discuss new results about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency’s Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope during a news briefing 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, April 13.
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NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Space Station Crewmates Return to Earth

Mon, 2017-04-10 07:55
Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA is among three crew members from the International Space Station (ISS) who returned to Earth Monday, after 173 days in space, landing in Kazakhstan at approximately 7:20 a.m. EDT (5:20 p.m. Kazakhstan time).
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NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:21
NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor to an asteroid, and an artificial gravity device for long-duration, deep space missions, along with other technologies that so far has been limited to the realm of science fiction.
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Acting NASA Administrator Statement on John Glenn’s Interment

Thu, 2017-04-06 10:45
Statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the interment Thursday of astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Adds Three Months to Record-Breaking Mission

Wed, 2017-04-05 16:04
Already poised to break the record for cumulative time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut, Peggy Whitson is set to extend her mission with an additional three months at the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards Multi-Center Protective Services Contract

Wed, 2017-04-05 14:58
NASA has awarded a contract to Security Walls, LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee, to perform a wide range of protective services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
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