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NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Mission Launch Command Center at Wallops Flight Facility

NASA has awarded a contract to Harkins Contracting Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland, for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC)...

Aug 27, 2015, 18:02 ET
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NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket

 NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket...

Aug 27, 2015, 12:09 ET
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NASA Seeks Proposals for Extreme Environment Solar Arrays

NASA's space technology program is seeking proposals to develop solar array systems for space power in high radiation and low solar energy...

Aug 26, 2015, 15:44 ET
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch to the orbital outpost Wednesday, Sept. 2. NASA Television...

Aug 26, 2015, 14:26 ET
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NASA Invites Student Teams to Participate in Underwater Research

 NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the deep end of spacewalk training through the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy...

Aug 26, 2015, 11:49 ET
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NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

 Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural...

Aug 25, 2015, 17:18 ET
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Soyuz Move Sets Stage for Arrival of New Space Station Crew

Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on...

Aug 24, 2015, 13:27 ET
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Cameras Delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission as Launch Prep Continues

 The first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three...

Aug 21, 2015, 15:35 ET
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NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane

Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident...

Aug 20, 2015, 12:36 ET
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NASA Holds Media Opportunities to Discuss Rising Sea Levels

In a series of media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28, NASA experts will present an up-to-date global outlook on current...

Aug 19, 2015, 14:28 ET
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NASA Begins to Build Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is...

Aug 18, 2015, 17:01 ET
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Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Next Red Planet Mission

 Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA's journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red...

Aug 18, 2015, 16:13 ET
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NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education at Minority Serving Institutions

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected five universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $6...

Aug 16, 2015, 11:53 ET
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Bad Weather Again Delays Launch of Japanese Cargo Ship to Space Station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has postponed the launch of its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-5 to the International Space Station to...

Aug 14, 2015, 16:08 ET
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Foul Weather Forecast Delays Launch of Japanese Cargo Ship to Space Station

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has pushed the launch of its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-5 to the International Space Station to...

Aug 14, 2015, 12:38 ET
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NASA Awards Grants for Technologies That Could Transform Space Exploration

 NASA has selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative, early stage technologies that will address high-priority needs of...

Aug 13, 2015, 14:01 ET
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Three-Time Spaceflight Astronaut Steven Swanson Retires From NASA

 With nearly 200 days of spaceflight experience, astronaut Steven Swanson has retired from NASA to share his experience and expertise in an...

Aug 13, 2015, 09:15 ET
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NASA TV Coverage Set for Japanese Cargo Craft Launch to Space Station

 The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station will be broadcast live on NASA Television on Sunday, Aug. 16,...

Aug 12, 2015, 16:46 ET
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NASA Images of Hurricane Katrina and 2005 Storm Season Available

To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, NASA is making available to media a special collection of videos and still images...

Aug 12, 2015, 12:21 ET
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NASA Selects Proposals to Build Better Batteries for Space Exploration

 NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage...