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NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:53 EDT
NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket.
2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:35 EDT
NASA’s newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.
NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.
NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 15:00 EDT
NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:08 EDT
NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway.
NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:33 EDT
Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today’s 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.
NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:34 EDT
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Thro
NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:00 EDT
NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.