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High School Science Teachers Will Fly on SOFIA

NASA Education News - Wed, 2019-02-27 12:19
High school science teachers will fly on SOFIA as part of a NASA professional development program managed by the SETI Institute.
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NASA Selects Mission to Study Space Weather from Space Station

NASA News - Mon, 2019-02-25 17:07
NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet.
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New ‘NASA Science Live’ Program Premieres This Week

NASA News - Mon, 2019-02-25 10:17
NASA invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at how the agency explores Earth and outer space with a new monthly television series that premieres this week.
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NASA Awards Support Services Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program

NASA News - Fri, 2019-02-22 16:00
NASA has selected LJT & Associates, Incorporated of Columbia, Maryland, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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NASA Renames Facility in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson

NASA News - Fri, 2019-02-22 12:23
NASA has redesignated its Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, in honor of the West Virginia native and NASA "hidden figure."
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NASA Administrator Statement on Israeli Moon Mission

NASA News - Thu, 2019-02-21 21:20
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday’s launch of Israel’s first mission beyond Earth’s orbit. SpaceIL’s lander blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and now is on its way to becoming the first commercial lander to reach the Moon’s surface.
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NASA Selects Experiments for Possible Lunar Flights in 2019

NASA News - Thu, 2019-02-21 15:50
NASA has selected 12 science and technology demonstration payloads to fly to the Moon as early as the end of this year, dependent upon the availability of commercial landers.
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NASA-Funded Research Creates DNA-like Molecule to Aid Search for Alien Life

NASA News - Thu, 2019-02-21 15:23
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be an alternative to DNA-based life, as we know it on Earth – a genetic system for life that may be possible on other worlds.
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NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Flight Test

NASA News - Wed, 2019-02-20 15:18
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the SpaceX Demo-1 flight test to the International Space Station for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, which is working with the U.S. aerospace industry to launch astronauts on American rockets and spacecraft from American soil for the first time since 2011.
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New NASA Book Shares Beauty of Earth from Space

NASA News - Wed, 2019-02-20 13:52
Swirling white clouds, deep blue oceans and multicolored landscapes bring to life the pages of NASA’s new 168-page book “Earth,” a collection of dramatic images captured by Earth-observing satellites. The book is available now in hardcover and ebook, and online with interactive features.
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NASA Tests Urban Drone Traffic Management in Nevada, Texas

NASA News - Tue, 2019-02-19 14:15
NASA has selected two organizations to host the final phase of its four-year series of increasingly complicated technical demonstrations involving small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones.
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Florida Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard International Space Station

NASA News - Fri, 2019-02-15 09:32
University and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week.
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NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe

NASA News - Wed, 2019-02-13 16:00
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.
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NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to End

NASA News - Wed, 2019-02-13 13:51
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet.
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NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

NASA News - Wed, 2019-02-13 13:24
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch will be available for live satellite interviews Friday, Feb. 22, as they undergo final training before their launch to the International Space Station, scheduled for March 14.
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NASA to Share Results of Effort to Recover Mars Opportunity Rover

NASA News - Tue, 2019-02-12 16:30
NASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA Television, the agency's website and YouTube.
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Media Invited to Talk Tech with NASA Administrator at World Ag Expo

NASA News - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:56
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will speak to, and take questions from, media about how technologies originally developed for space exploration now are used to cultivate farms, predict crop yields, manage water resources, and more, during his Tuesday, Feb. 12, visit to World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.
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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2018 Annual Report

NASA News - Fri, 2019-02-08 17:16
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, issued its 2018 annual report Friday examining the agency’s safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns.
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NASA Administrator Hosts Media, Industry Forum on Lunar Exploration Plans

NASA News - Thu, 2019-02-07 16:15
NASA invites media to its headquarters in Washington Thursday, Feb. 14, to learn more about agency partnership opportunities with American companies to develop reusable systems that can land astronauts on the Moon.
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NASA Awards Contract for End-user IT Services, Technologies

NASA News - Thu, 2019-02-07 16:00
NASA has awarded Leidos of Reston, Virginia, a contract for information technology (IT) end-user services to support the agency’s headquarters, centers and other performance sites.
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