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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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NASA TV to Air Return of Space Station Crew Members to Earth April 10

Wed, 2017-04-05 13:31
Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Monday, April 10.
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NASA Television to Air Service Honoring Legacy of John Glenn

Wed, 2017-04-05 11:59
NASA Television will provide coverage of the interment service for NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn at 9 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 6, live from Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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University Research Teams to Study Potential Aeronautical Innovations

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:01
Imagine an aircraft structure that can change its shape in flight to reduce the sonic boom noise produced by supersonics airplanes. Or imagine an airliner that can take-off and fly with a quiet and energy efficient electric propulsion system.
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NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

Tue, 2017-04-04 15:03
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale.
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NASA Awards Systems, Software Assurance Services Contract

Fri, 2017-03-31 16:00
NASA has awarded TASC, an Engility Company of Chantilly, Virginia, to provide systems and software assurance services and software engineering services for the agency’s Independent Verification and Validation Program in Fairmont, West Virginia.
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California Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

Wed, 2017-03-29 16:34
Students from Betsy Ross Elementary School in Anaheim, California, will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:40 a.m. EDT Monday, April 3.
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NASA Awards Facilities Engineering Design, Inspection Services Contract

Wed, 2017-03-29 15:22
NASA has awarded an architect and engineering services contract to Accura Rosser 8(a) JV of Atlanta to perform engineering design and inspection services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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NASA to Preview ‘Grand Finale’ of Cassini Saturn Mission

Wed, 2017-03-29 12:33
NASA will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 4, at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment, known as the Grand Finale, which begins in late April. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Announces Upcoming International Space Station Crew Assignments

Tue, 2017-03-28 16:13
Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018.
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NASA Launches App for Amazon Fire TV

Tue, 2017-03-28 14:37
NASA has released its popular app for a new platform, Amazon Fire TV. This version joins previous releases of the app for iOS, Android and Apple TV devices
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