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NASA, NOAA to Announce 2017 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:51 EST
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18.
Idaho Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:03 EST
Students from 10 schools in Idaho will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:25 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 17.
NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual Report
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:04 EST
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.
NASA Awards Engineering, Research Support Contract
Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:20 EST
NASA has selected HX5, LLC of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to perform engineering, research and scientific support at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
NASA, Partners Discuss Power for Future Space Exploration
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:00 EST
NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and plentiful energy needed for future robotic and human space exploration missions.
NASA Invites Media to View Orion Test Capsule, Recovery Hardware
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:00 EST
Media are invited to see a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware that will be used to recover the spacecraft upon its return from space, and talk with team members involved in the recovery operations at 9 a.m. PST Thursday, Jan. 25, at U.S. Naval Base San Diego.
U.S. Cargo Spacecraft Set for Departure from International Space Station
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:15 EST
After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EST.
NASA Invites Media to See NOAA Weather Spacecraft Before March Launch
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:38 EST
Media are invited to view the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), the second in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites, at 9:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 16.
NASA Remembers Agency’s Most Experienced Astronaut
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 12:17 EST
The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of John Young, who died Friday night following complications from pneumonia at the age of 87. Young is the only agency astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs, and the first to fly into space six times:
Puerto Rico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:54 EST
Several hundred students from 30 schools across Puerto Rico will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 12.