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NASA TV to Air International Space Station Crew Landing
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:47 EST
Three residents of the International Space Station, including one NASA astronaut, are scheduled to wrap up their stay aboard the orbital laboratory Wednesday, Dec. 19.
NASA Contracts for Engineering, Technical Support Services
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:06 EST
NASA has selected Analytical Mechanics Associates in Hampton, Virginia, and New Horizons Aeronautics in Chantilly, Virginia, to perform engineering and technical support services (ETSS) for the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
NASA Awards Contract for Programmatic, Institutional Assessment Capabilities
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 16:03 EST
NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of Houston to provide independent programmatic and institutional assessment capabilities at the agency’s Johnson Space Center, also in Houston.
NASA’s Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:11 EST
Recently analyzed data from NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.
Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:47 EST
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00 EST
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:13 EST
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds will be held today at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST).
NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo’ Tribute from National Cathedral
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:44 EST
This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.
Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:37 EST
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.
NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:44 EST
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington.