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NASA Television to Cover International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:29
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 14.
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Media Invited to NASA’s Kepler and K2 Mission Science Conference

Fri, 2017-06-09 08:00
NASA invites members of the media to attend the fourth Kepler and K2 Science Conference held June 19-23. The weeklong science conference will take place at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley.
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Three DIY CubeSats Score Rides on NASA’s First Flight of Orion, Space Launch System

Thu, 2017-06-08 16:00
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) has awarded rides for three small spacecraft on the agency's newest rocket, and $20,000 each in prize money, to the winning teams of citizen solvers competing in the semi-final round of the agency’s Cube Quest Challenge.
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NASA’s Newest Astronaut Recruits to Conduct Research off the Earth, For the Earth and Deep Space Missions

Wed, 2017-06-07 16:50
After receiving a record-breaking number of applications to join an exciting future of space exploration, NASA has selected its largest astronaut class since 2000. Rising to the top of more than 18,300 applicants, NASA chose 12 women and men as the agency’s new astronaut candidates.
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NASA Awards Universal Stage Adapter Contract for Space Launch System Rocket

Wed, 2017-06-07 16:00
NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage (EUS).
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Maryland Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Tue, 2017-06-06 11:11
Students at Leeds Elementary School in Elkton, Maryland, will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 9.
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NASA Selects Three Aeronautics Teams to Explore ‘Ambitious’ Ideas

Mon, 2017-06-05 08:28
Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts.
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New NASA Experiments, Research Headed to International Space Station

Sat, 2017-06-03 15:58
Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
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Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center for Astronaut Class Announcement

Fri, 2017-06-02 17:08
Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Wednesday, June 7, to welcome America’s newest astronaut candidates, chosen from more than 18,000 applicants to carry the torch for future human space exploration.
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Media Invited to Demonstrations of NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies

Fri, 2017-06-02 10:21
NASA’s three-week national campaign to further test and refine its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies continues, and media are invited to see these technologies in action Tuesday, June 6, at four Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites across the country.
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U.S. Cargo Ships to Depart, Arrive at International Space Station

Thu, 2017-06-01 18:15
With the delay of SpaceX’s eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station to Saturday, June 3, two NASA commercial provider cargo ships now will pass each other in orbit to provide services to the space station.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Return of Two Space Station Crew Members

Wed, 2017-05-31 15:58
Two crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbital outpost Friday, June 2. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning Thursday, June 1, with the space station change of command ceremony.
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NASA to Announce New Astronaut Class on June 7

Tue, 2017-05-30 12:46
After evaluating a record number of applications, NASA will introduce its new astronaut candidates at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 7, from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA to Make Announcement About First Mission to Touch Sun

Fri, 2017-05-26 12:01
NASA will make an announcement about the agency’s first mission to fly directly into our sun’s atmosphere during an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, from the University of Chicago’s William Eckhardt Research Center Auditorium. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Resupply Mission

Thu, 2017-05-25 16:54
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its eleventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1. Launch coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 5:15 p.m., followed by the post-launch news conference at 7:30 p.m.
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A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

Thu, 2017-05-25 13:59
Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world, with Earth-sized polar cyclones, plunging storm systems that travel deep into the heart of the gas giant.
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James Webb Space Telescope Available for Media Viewing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Wed, 2017-05-24 16:01
Media are invited to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to view the James Webb Space Telescope and talk to experts about upcoming cryogenic vacuum tests at 10:15 a.m. CDT Wednesday, May 31.
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NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:19
The following is a statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal released Tuesday.
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Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management Technologies

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:52
Media are invited to see the latest technologies NASA is working on as part of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project Thursday, May 25, at the Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency Spacewalk

Mon, 2017-05-22 14:30
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday, May 23. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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