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NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:03 EDT
NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design.
NASA Awards Contract for Institutional Support Services
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded the Kennedy Space Center Institutional Support Services IV (KISS IV) contract to Apache-Logical Joint Venture of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Media Accreditation Open for Launch of NASA’s Newest Communications Satellite
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:37 EDT
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-M. Liftoff on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:02 a.m. EDT Aug. 3, at the opening of a 40-minute launch window.
NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Trace-Gas Monitoring Mission
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Oklahoma in Norman for a first-of-its-kind Earth science mission that will extend our nation’s lead in measuring key carbon-based greenhouse gases and vegetation health from space to advance our understanding of Earth’s natural exchanges of carbon between the land, atmosphere and ocean.
NASA Opens Media Credentialing for Sept. 15 Cassini Saturn Finale
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:00 EDT
Media accreditation is now open for events around the conclusion of Cassini's mission at Saturn. The spacecraft, which has explored the ringed planet and its moons since 2004, will make a fateful plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15, ending its long and discovery-rich mission.
NASA Selects Logistics Management Services Contractor
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:42 EDT
NASA has selected Lockwood Hills Federal, LLC of Herndon, Virginia, to provide institutional logistics management services for the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:00 EDT
For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21.
NASA Debuts Automated System to Streamline Technology Patent Licensing
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:27 EDT
NASA has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making the transfer of NASA-patented innovations to industry easier than ever before.
NASA Awards Joint Operations, Integrated Systems Technology Contracts
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:37 EDT
NASA has awarded contracts to five companies for development, sustainment, and maintenance of information technology software, systems and support for the Flight Operations Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Media Invited to Learn about NASA’s Project to Streamline Air Travel
Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:18 EDT
Media are invited to watch a virtual presentation and briefing on NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) Integrated Arrival / Departure / Surface Metroplex Traffic Management System at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, June 22.