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NASA Awards Contract for Ground Processing of Spaceflight Cargo

NASA News - Fri, 2017-09-15 16:00
NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation in Houston to provide pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International Space Station Program.
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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

NASA News - Fri, 2017-09-15 08:00
A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.
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Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

NASA Education News - Thu, 2017-09-14 16:18
Less than a week after arriving on the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will speak with students from the Pine River-Backus Schools in Pine River, Minnesota.
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Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

NASA News - Thu, 2017-09-14 16:18
Less than a week after arriving on the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will speak with students from the Pine River-Backus Schools in Pine River, Minnesota.
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NASA Awards Funding to Support Professional Development Programs for STEM Educators

NASA Education News - Thu, 2017-09-14 11:21
NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland awarded approximately $125,000 to schools and organizations to launch professional development programs for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators.
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Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

NASA News - Wed, 2017-09-13 13:00
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.
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Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

NASA Education News - Tue, 2017-09-12 23:00
After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.
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Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

NASA News - Tue, 2017-09-12 23:00
After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.
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U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

NASA News - Mon, 2017-09-11 15:22
After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.
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NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

NASA Education News - Thu, 2017-09-07 14:06
Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost.
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NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

NASA News - Thu, 2017-09-07 14:06
Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost.
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Virginia Officials, Hidden Figures Author Join NASA in Honoring Legacy of Famed Mathematician; Live on NASA Television

NASA Education News - Thu, 2017-09-07 11:46
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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Virginia Officials, Hidden Figures Author Join NASA in Honoring Legacy of Famed Mathematician; Live on NASA Television

NASA News - Thu, 2017-09-07 11:46
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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NASA Awards Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Services Contract

NASA News - Wed, 2017-09-06 15:43
NASA has selected 16 companies to provide a diverse range of competitive task-order contracts for serving the research and engineering products and services needs of the International Space Station.
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South Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

NASA Education News - Wed, 2017-09-06 10:46
Students at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which is near Charleston, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:20 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 8.
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South Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

NASA News - Wed, 2017-09-06 10:46
Students at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which is near Charleston, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:20 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 8.
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NASA Astronauts Back From Space, Available To Talk With Media

NASA News - Wed, 2017-09-06 09:36
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months aboard the International Space Station, will take part in a news conference to discuss their mission at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 11. The hour-long event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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President Trump Welcomes Home Record-breaking NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

NASA News - Mon, 2017-09-04 16:11
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer received a special welcome as they were flying home to Houston Sunday evening. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Whitson and Fischer on a NASA plane following Whitson’s record-breaking mission to the International Space Station.
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Three International Space Station Crewmates Safely Return to Earth

NASA News - Sat, 2017-09-02 22:00
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m. EDT Saturday (7:21 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Sunday, Sept. 3), southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazga
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NASA Statement on Nomination for Agency Administrator

NASA News - Fri, 2017-09-01 21:07
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Donald Trump of U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine to serve as the 13th NASA administrator:
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