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16:58 ET NASA Administrator Talks Training, Future Missions with Newest Astronaut Class

NASA's newest class of astronaut trainees will join agency Administrator Jim Bridenstine Thursday, Sept. 27, to talk about their experiences in the...


16:20 ET NASA Extends Chandra Operations, Science Support Contract

NASA has awarded a contract extension to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to continue operations and...


15:58 ET New Airborne Campaigns to Explore Snowstorms, River Deltas, Climate

Five new NASA Earth science campaigns will take to the field starting in 2020 to investigate a range of pressing research questions, from what drives ...


Sep 21, 2018, 15:10 ET Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International...


Sep 20, 2018, 18:21 ET NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 ...


Sep 20, 2018, 13:58 ET NASA Marshall Leaders Present Industry, Advocate Awards

On Sept. 20, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, presented its Industry & Advocate Awards for fiscal year 2018 during the...


Sep 19, 2018, 18:59 ET NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live Coverage

Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory's...


Sep 19, 2018, 17:15 ET NASA Marshall Invites Media to View Weather Satellite Receiving Station

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center is inviting media Sept. 21 to view a high-performance ground system that receives data from NOAA's most...


Sep 17, 2018, 17:30 ET NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

Members of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity's farthest planetary flyby,...


Sep 17, 2018, 14:56 ET NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director

NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight...


Sep 17, 2018, 13:23 ET NASA Marshall to Host Small Business Alliance Meeting, Present Industry & Advocate Awards Sept. 20 at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

Representatives of large and small businesses, NASA prime contractors and subcontractors will participate Sept. 20 in a Small Business Alliance...


Sep 15, 2018, 11:09 ET NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice

NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission ...


Sep 14, 2018, 17:12 ET NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research...


Sep 14, 2018, 13:38 ET Georgia, Washington Students to Speak with Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Students in Georgia and Washington, D.C., will talk live with two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA's Year ...


Sep 13, 2018, 15:11 ET Jody Singer Named Director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Jody Singer director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Singer has...


Sep 13, 2018, 10:13 ET NASA, Roscosmos Statement on International Space Station Leak

The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International ...


Sep 11, 2018, 14:43 ET NASA to Preview Two International Space Station Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage

Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Sept. 23 and 29 to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory's power system. ...


Sep 10, 2018, 18:06 ET NASA to Broadcast Final Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft

NASA will air the final test Wednesday, Sept. 12, of the parachute system for its Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts to the Moon and...


Sep 10, 2018, 11:25 ET NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Available for Interviews Before First Spaceflight

NASA astronaut Nick Hague will be available at 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 19, for live satellite interviews from Russia before he launches to the ...


Sep 07, 2018, 13:24 ET Colorado Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

High school students in Fort Collins, Colorado, will talk live with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space...


Sep 06, 2018, 11:34 ET NASA Television to Air Launch, Capture of Japanese Cargo Ship to Space Station

A Japanese cargo ship loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments is scheduled to launch to the International...


Sep 04, 2018, 19:01 ET NASA to Host Live Chat on Successful Mission to Asteroid Belt

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will host a live-streamed Science Chat at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 7, during which experts will talk about the ...


Sep 04, 2018, 17:34 ET NASA Television to Air Launch of Global Ice-Measuring Satellite

NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), a mission to measure the changing height of Earth's ice, is scheduled to launch...


Sep 04, 2018, 16:21 ET NASA Scientist to Discuss 'Shadow Science: Using Eclipses…' at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Shadow Science: Using Eclipses to Shed New Light on Heavenly Bodies,' with NASA Chief Scientist Dr....


Aug 31, 2018, 16:51 ET NASA Invites Media to View Spacecraft to Study the Frontier of Space

NASA is inviting media to view NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft Thursday, Oct. 4, ahead of its scheduled launch aboard a...