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Feb 05, 2016, 17:47 ET
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NASA Johnson Hosts Media, Social Media 'State of NASA' Event

 NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston will open its doors to media and social media representatives from noon to 6 p.m. CST Tuesday,...

Feb 05, 2016, 17:29 ET
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NASA Administrator Remembers Apollo-Era Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell: "On behalf of the entire NASA...

Feb 04, 2016, 11:42 ET
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled

 The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final...

Feb 02, 2016, 17:53 ET
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Bolden Speech Highlights "State of NASA" Events at Agency Centers Feb. 9

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for "State of NASA" events, including a speech...

Feb 02, 2016, 13:18 ET
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Colorado Students to Speak Live with Space Station Commander

Students from five elementary schools and five middle schools in Colorado will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and...

Feb 02, 2016, 11:46 ET
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NASA Space Launch System's First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space

 The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed...

Feb 01, 2016, 17:02 ET
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Todd May Named Marshall Space Flight Center Director

 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Todd May director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was...

Jan 29, 2016, 18:23 ET
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Media Accreditation Open for Next Commercial Space Station Cargo Mission

 NASA has opened media accreditation for the next launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch of...

Jan 29, 2016, 15:35 ET
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NASA talk examines how math located Air France 447 wreckage

 On June 1, 2009, Air France Flight 447 with 228 passengers and crew disappeared over the Atlantic while on a flight from Rio de Janeiro...

Jan 29, 2016, 12:08 ET
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NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at...

Jan 29, 2016, 09:57 ET
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NASA to Announce Science, Technology Missions for First Flight of Space Launch System

 NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency's...

Jan 28, 2016, 17:18 ET
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NASA Awards Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instruments for the Polar Follow-On / Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-3 and -4 Missions

 NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, of El Segundo, California, for two Visible...

Jan 28, 2016, 17:13 ET
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NASA Awards Cross-track Infrared Sounder Instrument for the Polar Follow-On / Joint Polar Satellite System -3 and -4 Missions

 NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Exelis Space Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Harris Corporation, of...

Jan 27, 2016, 17:26 ET
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UPDATE: NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident

 NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the...

Jan 27, 2016, 10:41 ET
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NASA to Reach for the Stars at NC Astronomy Days

An astronaut, who is a North Carolina native, and researchers from Hampton, Virginia's NASA Langley Research Center will help celebrate Astronomy...

Jan 22, 2016, 12:05 ET
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NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes, 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident

NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the...

Jan 20, 2016, 15:12 ET
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Media Invited to See NASA's Orion Crew Module for its Journey to Mars

 NASA's Orion crew module will be available to media at two NASA locations Jan. 26th and in early February, as engineers continue to prepare...

Jan 20, 2016, 11:26 ET
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NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Earth's 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the...

Jan 17, 2016, 15:53 ET
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Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

 Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking...

Jan 15, 2016, 17:30 ET
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NASA Administrator Communicates Harassment Policies to Grantees

 The following is a letter from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to grantee institutions running NASA-funded programs regarding harassment...