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NASA Television to Air Departure of U.S. Cargo Ship from International Space Station

Fri, 2017-06-30 11:53
After delivering about 6,000 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, July 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 11:15 a.m. EDT.
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NASA Invites Public to Celebrate 100 Years of Aerospace Breakthroughs

Thu, 2017-06-29 10:23
NASA invites the public to three days of discussion and storytelling with notable aerospace experts to mark the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of the event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Celebrates International Asteroid Day with Special Broadcast

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:00
NASA will mark the worldwide observance of International Asteroid Day at noon EDT Friday, June 30, with a special television program featuring the agency’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office and other projects working to find and study near-Earth objects (NEOs). The program will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

Mon, 2017-06-26 16:03
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.
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NASA Awards Contract for Institutional Support Services

Fri, 2017-06-23 16:00
NASA has awarded the Kennedy Space Center Institutional Support Services IV (KISS IV) contract to Apache-Logical Joint Venture of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Media Accreditation Open for Launch of NASA’s Newest Communications Satellite

Fri, 2017-06-23 11:37
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M. Liftoff on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:02 a.m. EDT Aug. 3, at the opening of a 40-minute launch window.
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NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Trace-Gas Monitoring Mission

Thu, 2017-06-22 16:00
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Oklahoma in Norman for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key carbon-based greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth’s natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
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NASA Opens Media Credentialing for Sept. 15 Cassini Saturn Finale

Thu, 2017-06-22 14:00
Media accreditation is now open for events around the conclusion of Cassini's mission at Saturn. The spacecraft, which has explored the ringed planet and its moons since 2004, will make a fateful plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15, ending its long and discovery-rich mission.
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NASA Selects Logistics Management Services Contractor

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:42
NASA has selected Lockwood Hills Federal, LLC of Herndon, Virginia, to provide institutional logistics management services for the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
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NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information

Wed, 2017-06-21 13:00
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
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NASA Debuts Automated System to Streamline Technology Patent Licensing

Tue, 2017-06-20 10:27
NASA has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making the transfer of NASA-patented innovations to industry easier than ever before.
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NASA Awards Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology Contracts

Mon, 2017-06-19 18:37
NASA has awarded contracts to five companies for development, sustainment, and maintenance of information technology software, systems and support for the Flight Operations Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Media Invited to Learn about NASA’s Project to Streamline Air Travel

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:18
Media are invited to watch a virtual presentation and briefing on NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Integrated Arrival / Departure / Surface Metroplex Traffic Management System at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 22.
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NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates

Mon, 2017-06-19 11:18
NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in their star's habitable zone, which is the range of distance from a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of a rocky planet.
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Georgia Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on the International Space Station

Thu, 2017-06-15 14:07
Students at the Fayette County Public Library in Fayetteville, Georgia, will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Operations Contract

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:36
NASA’s has awarded a contract to Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Service of Houston for support of flight crew training and development activities at the Sonny Carter Training Facility at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Media Invited to June 21 Science, Safety Briefings on August Total Solar Eclipse

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:23
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important viewing safety, travel and science information during two briefings at the Newseum in Washington starting at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21.
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Media Invited to June 21 Science, Safety Briefings on August Total Solar Eclipse

Tue, 2017-06-13 14:23
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire nation Aug. 21. Representatives from NASA, other federal agencies, and science organizations, will provide important viewing safety, travel and science information during two briefings at the Newseum in Washington starting at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 21.
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NASA Hosts Briefing on Latest Results of Exoplanet-Hunting Mission

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:22
NASA will hold a media briefing at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, June 19, to announce the latest planet candidate results from the agency's exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission. The briefing, taking place during the Kepler Science Conference, will be held at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
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NASA Selects Safety, Mission Assurance Support Contractor

Fri, 2017-06-09 16:00
NASA has selected Bastion Technologies, Inc. (BTI), of Houston, to provide safety and mission assurance support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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