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NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos in our Milky Way and Beyond
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:51 EDT
NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.
NASA Awards Facilities, Construction, Engineering, Technical Services Contract
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26 EDT
NASA has awarded the Facilities, Construction, Engineering and Technical Services III Contract (FaCETS III) contract to PTSI Managed Services, Inc., of Pasadena, California, for infrastructure maintenance at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
NASA Updates Schedule for International Space Station Spacewalks
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:18 EDT
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct up to three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
NASA to Host 2017 Human Exploration Rover Challenge
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:53 EDT
Media are invited to watch as nearly 100 high school and college teams from across the globe compete Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
NASA Acting Administrator Statement on the NASA Authorization Act of 2017
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:04 EDT
Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on President Trump signing Tuesday the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.
NASA TV to Air Seventh Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to International Space Station
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:50 EDT
NASA commercial cargo provider Orbital ATK is targeting its seventh commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 9 p.m., EDT Friday, March 24, the start of a 30-minute launch window.
NASA TV to Air Preview Briefing, Three U.S. Spacewalks
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:14 EDT
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct three spacewalks outside the International Space Station (ISS) in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware.
NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:22 EDT
Statement from NASA acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2018 agency budget proposal.
NASA TV to Air Departure of U.S. Cargo Ship from International Space Station
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:31 EDT
After delivering about 5,500 pounds of cargo, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, March 19. Live coverage of Dragon's departure will begin at 4:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:20 EDT
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.