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NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

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, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”  The Sept. 19 event will be livestreamed from the New Horizons Mission Operations Center […]

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

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 Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission. NASA Fellowship Activities align with the Office of STEM Engagement’s goal to establish a well-trained science, […]

NASA Invites Media to Witness Final Orion Parachute Test in Arizona Desert

NASA Invites Media to Witness Final Orion Parachute Test in Arizona Desert

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 beyond. Live coverage of the test from the U.S. Army’s Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the Orion Facebook page. NASA will […]

Colorado Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

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 Station. Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at 11:15 a.m. EDT. Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor will answer questions from students at her alma mater, […]

NASA Launching Advanced Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

NASA Launching Advanced Laser to Measure Earth’s Changing Ice

Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice. NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and Antarctica […]

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth […]

NASA Invests in Concepts for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy

NASA Invests in Concepts for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy

In an ongoing effort to foster commercial activity in space, NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station. The studies will assess the potential growth of a low-Earth orbit economy and how to best stimulate private demand for commercial human […]

NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. “Today, our country’s dreams of greater achievements in space are […]

Challenger Center, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centers Call Astronaut in Space

Challenger Center, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centers Call Astronaut in Space

The Challenger Center and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will participate in live calls with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station (YES) next week. Each Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Following introductions by Challenger Center President and Chief Executive […]

NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space. The selection is part of NASA’s continuing effort to foster a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms that allow testing of new space technologies within Earth’s […]

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