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Jan 19, 2017, 15:30 ET NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch

Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station,...


Jan 18, 2017, 14:45 ET NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are...


Jan 18, 2017, 11:39 ET NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the...


Jan 17, 2017, 20:22 ET Family Statement Regarding Service Arrangements for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan

The following is a statement released on the behalf of Gene Cernan's family: A funeral service for Capt. Eugene A. Cernan, who passed away Monday...


Jan 17, 2017, 13:18 ET NASA Hosts Facebook Live to Mark Success, Future of New Horizons Mission

Members of NASA's New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission's next...


Jan 17, 2017, 11:23 ET Iowa Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on the International Space Station

Students from Oskaloosa and Mt. Ayr Community Schools in Iowa will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard...


Jan 16, 2017, 16:55 ET NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy of Last Man to Walk on Moon

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan: "Gene Cernan,...


Jan 16, 2017, 16:26 ET Family Statement Regarding the Passing of Apollo Astronaut Eugene Cernan, Last Man to Walk on the Moon

The following is a statement released on the behalf of Gene Cernan's family: The family of Apollo Astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan, the last man to...


Jan 13, 2017, 16:35 ET NASA Awards Engineering Contract for Earth, Space Science Missions

NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC of Columbia, Maryland, for engineering services to support more than 20 NASA...


Jan 13, 2017, 15:21 ET NASA Invites Media to Pre-Super Bowl Event at Johnson Space Center

Media are invited to visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI to get an insider's look at the central hub of human space...


Jan 13, 2017, 10:14 ET NASA, NOAA to Announce 2016 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on...


Jan 12, 2017, 15:55 ET NASA Plans Another Busy Year for Earth Science Fieldwork

NASA scientists are crisscrossing the globe in 2017 – from a Hawaiian volcano to Colorado mountain tops and west Pacific islands – to investigate...


Jan 11, 2017, 15:15 ET NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2016 Annual Report

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining...


Jan 09, 2017, 10:42 ET Atlanta Students to Speak to NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students at The Lovett School in Atlanta will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space...


Jan 04, 2017, 13:38 ET NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System

NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest eras in the history of our solar system – a time...


Jan 04, 2017, 11:51 ET NASA Assigns Upcoming Space Station Crew Members

NASA is assigning veteran astronaut Andrew Feustel and first-flight astronaut Jeanette Epps to missions aboard the International Space Station in...


Jan 03, 2017, 16:48 ET NASA Selects Mission to Study Black Holes, Cosmic X-ray Mysteries

NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and...


Jan 03, 2017, 13:19 ET NASA to Hold Media Call for Discovery Program Announcement

NASA will discuss the results of its latest Discovery mission selection during a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The...


Dec 28, 2016, 10:20 ET NASA Preps for Space Station Power Upgrade Spacewalks; Live NASA TV Coverage

Expedition 50 astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 7 a.m. EST Jan. 6 and 13 to perform a complex upgrade to the...


Dec 23, 2016, 18:24 ET NASA Administrator Remembers NASA Scientist, Astronaut Piers Sellers

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Piers Sellers, who passed away Friday in Houston of pancreatic cancer: "The...


Dec 20, 2016, 16:14 ET Space Laser Reveals Boom-and-Bust Cycle of Polar Ocean Plants

A new study using a NASA satellite instrument orbiting Earth has found that small, environmental changes in polar food webs significantly influence...


Dec 20, 2016, 13:37 ET Tupelo Native Steve Creech Traces NASA Career Success Back to Mississippi Roots

Steve Creech spends his days working in Huntsville, Alabama, on NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, but he points to his hometown of...


Dec 16, 2016, 15:14 ET NASA Television to Air Programs Celebrating Space Pioneer John Glenn

NASA Television will air two programs live from Ohio celebrating the life of U.S. Marine, NASA astronaut and Ohio senator John Glenn today and...


Dec 16, 2016, 12:25 ET New NASA Hurricane Tracking Mission on Track

NASA confirmed Friday morning that all eight spacecraft of its latest Earth science mission are in good shape. The Cyclone Global Navigation...


Dec 15, 2016, 17:38 ET NASA Reveals the Unknown in 2016

In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world's knowledge, innovation, and...