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NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:08 EST
NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.
NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00 EST
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00 EST
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.
NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station Includes Important Experiments, Equipment
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:20 EST
Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to the International Space Station following liftoff at 9:39 a.m. EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
NASA’s Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:00 EST
NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.
NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:18 EST
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22.
NASA Selects Proposals for First-Ever Space Technology Research Institutes
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:38 EST
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.
NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:25 EST
NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
NASA Announces Awards to Develop Oxygen Recovery Technologies for Future Deep Space Missions
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:00 EST
NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing.
Tornado Recovery Efforts, Assessments Ongoing at NASA’s Michoud
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:47 EST
Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts following a tornado strike at the facility Tuesday.