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NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology Project Passes Major Milestone
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 12:37 EST
NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.
NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:06 EST
NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.
NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo
Sat, 17 Nov 2018 05:13 EST
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
National Space Council Gets Report on Human Spaceflight in Low-Earth Orbit
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:44 EST
NASA and the Departments of State and Commerce have submitted a report to the National Space Council outlining future opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit (LEO), and its potential economic contributions to the broader field of exploration.
NASA to Host Media Call on Agency's Next Mars Rover Landing Site
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:10 EST
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover’s landing site on the Red Planet.
NASA Receives Eighth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:55 EST
NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2018 financial statements, marking the eight consecutive "clean" opinion from an external auditor – the highest opinion that may be received.
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 13:43 EST
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.
NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 17:38 EST
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.
New York Students to Speak with Astronaut Aboard Space Station
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:18 EST
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at New York’s University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16.
NASA to Broadcast Administrator’s Welcome for Orion’s European Powerhouse
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:38 EST
NASA is hosting an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the agency’s Orion spacecraft.