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U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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NASA Television to Air Return of Three International Space Station Crew Members

Thu, 2017-08-31 15:46
Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing.
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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

Wed, 2017-08-30 10:42
NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft -- humanity's farthest and longest-lived mission -- with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5.
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NASA’s Johnson Space Center Closes Through Labor Day for Tropical Storm Harvey

Tue, 2017-08-29 21:05
NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will remain closed to all but mission essential personnel through Labor Day due to the effects of now-Tropical Storm Harvey.
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NASA Cancels Planned Media Availabilities with Astronauts

Tue, 2017-08-29 18:06
Due to the ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, NASA has canceled an in-flight question and answer session with astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station.
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NASA Awards $400,000 to Top Teams at Second Phase of 3D-Printing Competition

Mon, 2017-08-28 16:28
NASA is making progress and awarding prizes in its competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration.
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NASA Awards Contract for Center Protective Services for Glenn Research Center

Fri, 2017-08-25 15:32
NASA has awarded a contract to Golden Svcs, LLC in Kingston, Tennessee, to provide protective services at the agency’s Ohio facilities, NASA’s Glenn Research Center’s Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.
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NASA Announces Cassini End-of-Mission Media Activities

Thu, 2017-08-24 15:52
On Sept. 15, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space.
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Media Invited to Talk to Record-Breaking NASA Astronaut Before Landing

Thu, 2017-08-24 11:15
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson’s final news conference from the International Space Station will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 30.
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NASA Awards Engineering Services and Science Capability Contract

Wed, 2017-08-23 15:33
NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
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NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

Tue, 2017-08-22 15:38
NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, who are making final preparations for a Sept. 12 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews at 7 and 9 a.m. EDT, respectively, on Friday, Sept. 1.
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