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First Pieces of NASA’s Orion for Next Mission Come Together at Michoud

September 8, 2015

NASA is another small step closer to sending astronauts on a journey to Mars. On Saturday, engineers at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans welded together the first two segments of the Orion crew module that will fly atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a mission beyond the far side of the moon.

NASA TV to Air Grand Opening of Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility

September 2, 2015

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will participate in the grand opening of The Boeing Company’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Sept. 4. The event will air live on NASA Television beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.

NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues

September 2, 2015

Mission managers for NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission continues to produce high-quality science measurements with its radiometer instrument.

Three Space Station Crews to Answer Media Questions from Orbit

September 2, 2015

Nine International Space Station crew members will discuss their mission with reporters from around the world during a joint crew news conference to air live on NASA Television at 10:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 8.

NASA Discusses First Ground Tournament Prizes in Cube Quest Challenge

September 2, 2015

Media are invited to talk with the five top competitors from the first round of the Cube Quest Challenge during a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Soyuz Heads to Space Station with New Crew, Return Transportation for One-Year Mission Team

September 2, 2015

Three crew members representing Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan have launched to the International Space Station to provide a new ride home for the station’s one-year crew and continue important research that advances NASA's journey to Mars.

NASA Awards Systems Engineering Advanced Services Contract

September 1, 2015

NASA has awarded a contract to Alcyon Technical Services Joint Venture, LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide mission and instrument systems engineering services for the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Awards Technology, Integrated Discipline Engineering Services Contract

September 1, 2015

NASA has awarded a contract to Trident Vantage Systems, LLC of Arlington, Virginia to provide engineering and related services at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Awards Postdoctoral Program Contract

September 1, 2015

NASA has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers.

NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education

September 1, 2015

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected nine universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $3.6 million to create and operate a NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy.

NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate

August 31, 2015

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.

NASA, USAID Open Environmental Information Hub for Southeast Asia

August 31, 2015

NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday launched SERVIR-Mekong, a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.

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

August 28, 2015

NASA has awarded a contract to Harkins Contracting Inc. of Salisbury, Maryland, for the construction of a new Mission Launch Command Center (MLCC) at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket

August 27, 2015

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 on missions deeper into space than ever before.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew

August 26, 2015

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

NASA Invites Student Teams to Participate in Underwater Research

August 26, 2015

NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the deep end of spacewalk training through the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity.

NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?

August 26, 2015

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 variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to an unavoidable rise of several fee

Soyuz Move Sets Stage for Arrival of New Space Station Crew

August 25, 2015

Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday, Aug. 28. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:45 a.m. EDT.

NASA Extends Contract for Training Facility Support at Johnson Space Center

August 24, 2015

NASA has signed an extension of its contract with Raytheon Company in Houston to provide support for training facilities at the agency’s Johnson Space Center, also in Houston.

NASA Awards Contract for Engineering, Trades Support Services

August 21, 2015

NASA has selected Aerie Aerospace LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide engineering technicians and trades support services at the Marshall Space Flight Center, also in Huntsville, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

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