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NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency Administrator

4 hours 25 min ago
Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Construction Contract for Instrument Development Facility

5 hours 50 min ago
NASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

10 hours 13 min ago
Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator

Thu, 2018-04-19 14:33
The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
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NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

Wed, 2018-04-18 20:09
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.
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NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System

Wed, 2018-04-18 13:38
Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.
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NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS

Wed, 2018-04-18 11:07
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events

Tue, 2018-04-17 13:30
This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.
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Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 2018-04-16 09:34
Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

Thu, 2018-04-12 09:34
Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26.
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Planet-Hunting Mission

Wed, 2018-04-11 12:20
On a mission to detect planets outside of our solar system, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch no earlier than 6:32 p.m. EDT Monday, April 16. Prelaunch mission coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Sunday, April 15, with three live briefings.
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NASA Invites Media to Launch of GRACE Follow-On Spacecraft

Tue, 2018-04-10 16:17
Media accreditation now is open to cover the launch of NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission – twin satellites that constitute the agency’s latest Earth-observing mission.
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NASA Announces New Chief Scientist

Tue, 2018-04-10 09:00
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot has named the Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division Director Jim Green as the agency's new chief scientist, effective May 1. He succeeds Dr. Gale Allen, who has served in an acting capacity since 2016 and will retire after more than 30 years of government service.
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Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

Thu, 2018-04-05 16:04
Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9.
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NASA Awards Contract for Logistics Support Services

Wed, 2018-04-04 14:45
NASA has awarded a contract to L&M Technologies Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to provide logistics support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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NASA Brings Universe of Discovery to USA Science and Engineering Festival

Tue, 2018-04-03 16:43
Step into the future of aviation and space exploration with NASA at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.
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NASA Awards Contract to Build Quieter Supersonic Aircraft

Tue, 2018-04-03 10:52
NASA has taken another step toward re-introducing supersonic flight with the award Tuesday of a contract for the design, building and testing of a supersonic aircraft that reduces a sonic boom to a gentle thump.
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New Research Heading to Space Station Aboard 14th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Mon, 2018-04-02 16:47
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station soon will receive a delivery of experiments dealing with how the human body, plants and materials behave in space following the 4:30 p.m. EDT launch Monday of a SpaceX commercial resupply mission.
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NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

Fri, 2018-03-30 12:45
NASA is investing in technology concepts that includes meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions.
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NASA Ready to Study Heart of Mars

Thu, 2018-03-29 16:47
NASA is about to go on a journey to study the interior of Mars. The space agency held a news conference today at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, detailing the next mission to the Red Planet.
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