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NASA Awards Contract for Space Telescope Mission
Wed, 23 May 2018 16:19 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado, for the primary instrument components for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
Twin Spacecraft Launch to Track Earth’s Water Movement
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:42 EDT
A joint U.S./German space mission to track the continuous movement of water and other changes in Earth’s mass on and beneath the planet’s surface successfully launched at 12:47 p.m. PDT Tuesday from the California coast.
NASA Invites Media to View New Mission to Study the Frontier of Space
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:17 EDT
Media will have the opportunity June 4-5 for tours, interviews and photographs of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) as it prepares to leave Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a scheduled mid-June launch from Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Steve Jurczyk Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Krista Paquin Retires; Melanie W. Saunders Named Acting Deputy Associate Administrator
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:15 EDT
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Steve Jurczyk as associate administrator, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant position
California Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:35 EDT
Students from Pacoima and San Fernando, California, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 22, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
NASA Sends New Research on Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:52 EDT
Astronauts soon will have new experiments to conduct related to emergency navigation, DNA sequencing and ultra-cold atom research when the research arrives at the International Space Station following the 4:44 a.m. EDT Monday launch of an Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft.
UPDATE: NASA, Orbital ATK Now Targeting May 21 for Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:34 EDT
Orbital ATK, in conjunction with NASA, has moved the launch of its ninth contracted mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than 4:39 a.m. EDT Monday, May 21, to support further prelaunch inspections and more favorable weather conditions.
NASA Awards Contract for Advanced Computing Services
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:35 EDT
NASA has selected InuTeq LLC of Beltsville, Maryland, to provide world-class, high-performance computing to all NASA missions in support of mission-driven science and engineering.
NASA Awards Contract for Strategic Analysis, Communications Support
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:21 EDT
NASA has selected Abacus Technology Corporation of Chevy Chase, Maryland, to provide research, analysis and communications support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Launch of Science to Space Station
Thu, 17 May 2018 11:57 EDT
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station, currently targeted for late June.