NASA Coverage Set for Fifth SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

November 26, 2014

The fifth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Tuesday, Dec. 16, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 1:15 p.m. EST.

NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic

November 25, 2014

Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge for Largest-Ever Prize of $5 Million

November 24, 2014

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.

NASA Sets Prelaunch Activities, Television Coverage for Orion Flight Test

November 24, 2014

The first flight test of Orion, NASA’s next-generation spacecraft that will send astronauts to an asteroid and onward to Mars, is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4. NASA will host a series of news conferences and flight test commentary on NASA Television, as well as media events at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

New Crew Arrives at Space Station to Continue Scientific Research

November 23, 2014

Three new crew members representing the United States, Russia and Italy are at the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

November 21, 2014

Ten new projects are providing opportunities for the public to participate in NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which accelerates the agency's asteroid initiative work through innovative partnerships and collaborations.

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Ionospheric Connection Explorer

November 20, 2014

NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, to provide launch services for the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission.

NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge

November 20, 2014

NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge.

NASA Awards Agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen Contract

November 19, 2014

NASA has awarded the agencywide Acquisition of Liquid Hydrogen contract to Praxair, Inc. of Danbury, Connecticut.

NASA Teams with South Korean Agency to Further Improve Air Traffic Management

November 18, 2014

NASA and the Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement (KAIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for future cooperation on the development of advanced air traffic management technologies, benefiting airline passengers and citizens of both nations.

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Tech Research Grants

November 18, 2014

NASA has selected 11 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

November 17, 2014

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sunday, Nov. 23, launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 42/43, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station.

NASA Receives Fourth Consecutive Clean Audit Opinion

November 17, 2014

NASA has received an unmodified, or “clean”, audit opinion on its fiscal year 2014 financial statements, marking the fourth consecutive year of “clean” opinions.

NASA Commercial Crew Partners Continue System Advancements

November 14, 2014

NASA's industry partners continue to complete development milestones under agreements with the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The work performed by Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corporation and SpaceX during partnership and contract initiatives are leading a new generation of safe, reliable and cost-effective crew space transportation systems to low-Earth orbit destinations.

NASA Opens Registration for 2015 Exploration Rover Challenge

November 14, 2014

NASA has opened team registration for the 2015 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Organized by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the event will be held April 16-18, 2015, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, also in Huntsville.

NASA Awards NASA Balloon Operations Contract

November 13, 2014

NASA has awarded the NASA Balloon Operations Contract to Orbital Sciences Corporation of Greenbelt, Maryland for engineering and operations services to support the NASA Balloon Program.

NASA Statement on Successful Rosetta Comet Landing

November 12, 2014

Statement from John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, about the successful comet landing by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft.

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Arrives at Launch Pad, Hoisted onto Rocket Ahead of its First Spaceflight

November 12, 2014

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft now is at its launch pad after completing its penultimate journey in the early hours Wednesday. It arrived at Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:07 a.m. EST, where the spacecraft then was lifted onto a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket in preparation for its first trip to space.

NASA Signs Lease with Planetary Ventures LLC for Use of Moffett Airfield and Restoration of Hangar One

November 10, 2014

In an effort to reduce costs and shed surplus property, NASA today signed a lease with Planetary Ventures, LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield (MFA), an agency facility located in Moffett Field, California, and rehabilitate its historic Hangar One. more»

NASA Administrator, Ambassadors Brigety and Haslach Discuss Application of NASA Earth Science for Planning in African Union Nations

November 10, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach, and U.S. Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety, met this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to discuss resources available to help mitigate the impacts in Africa of global climate change.

Space Station Crew Returns to Earth, Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

November 9, 2014

Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members returned to Earth Sunday after a 165-day mission that included hundreds of scientific experiments and several spacewalks.

Mars Spacecraft Reveal Comet Flyby Effects on Martian Atmosphere

November 7, 2014

Two NASA and one European spacecraft that obtained the first up-close observations of a comet flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, have gathered new information about the basic properties of the comet’s nucleus and directly detected the effects on the Martian atmosphere.

NASA Television to Provide Coverage of European Mission Comet Landing

November 7, 2014

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage from 9-11:30 a.m. EST (6-8:30 a.m. PST) of the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta mission’s scheduled landing of a probe on a comet on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

NASA Tests Revolutionary Shape Changing Aircraft Flap for the First Time

November 7, 2014

NASA's green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology that could make future airliners quieter and more fuel-efficient with the successful flight test of a wing surface that can change shape in flight.

NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Set to Roll out to Launch Pad for its First Flight

November 6, 2014

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to roll out of the Launch Abort System Facility (LASF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its launch pad at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 on Monday Nov. 10, in preparation for liftoff next month on its first space flight.

NASA Rocket Experiment Finds the Universe Brighter Than We Thought

November 6, 2014

A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined.

NASA to Discuss Science Findings of Oct. 19 Comet Flyby of Mars

November 5, 2014

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Friday, Nov. 7, to provide initial science observations of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring’s close flyby of Mars and the impact on the Martian atmosphere.

NASA Television to Broadcast Return of Space Station Crew

November 5, 2014

Three of the crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting laboratory Sunday, Nov. 9 after almost six months aboard. NASA Television will provide complete coverage.

NASA Holds Teleconference on Intriguing Rocket Experiment Results

November 4, 2014

NASA will host a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 6, to announce discoveries from a sub-orbital rocket experiment that are redefining what we think of as galaxies.

International Space Station Agency Heads Issue Joint Statement

November 4, 2014

The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Paris, France, on Nov. 4, 2014.

NASA Awards Program Analysis and Control Contract

November 3, 2014

NASA has awarded the Program Analysis and Control (PAAC IV) contract to ASRC Federal InuTeq of Beltsville, Maryland.

Statement from NASA Administrator on Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Mishap

October 31, 2014

“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of the pilot lost in today’s accident involving Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, and we are praying for a speedy recovery of the other pilot."

NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience at Agency Facilities

October 31, 2014

A new study in the latest issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society provides an in-depth look at how NASA facilities have been affected by climate extremes and climate change in recent years and how the agency is preparing for the future.

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

October 29, 2014

The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA Seeks Proposals to Develop Capabilities for Deep Space Exploration, Journey to Mars

October 28, 2014

NASA is soliciting proposals for concept studies or technology development projects that will be necessary to enable human pioneers to go to deep space destinations such as an asteroid and Mars.

NASA Statement Regarding Oct. 28 Orbital Sciences Corp. Launch Mishap

October 28, 2014

The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

NASA Wallops Preparations on Track for Tonight’s Orbital Sciences Launch to International Space Station

October 28, 2014

Ahead of the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp., NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia continues to enable successful launches from the Eastern Shore. Orbital’s Antares rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of NASA cargo aboard the company’s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to liftoff at 6:22 p.m. more»

NASA’S Chandra Observatory Identifies Impact of Cosmic Chaos on Star Birth

October 27, 2014

The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars’ birth, or the absence of it, according to a new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

NASA Administrator to Visit Marshall Space Flight Center; Talks Space Station Oct. 28

October 27, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will get a behind-the-scenes look at the science command post for the International Space Station when he visits NASA's Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Oct. 28.

Launch of Third Orbital Sciences Mission to Space Station Rescheduled; NASA TV Coverage Reset

October 27, 2014

The third Orbital Sciences cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

NASA Awards Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract

October 27, 2014

NASA has awarded the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Support Contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland.

Critical NASA Science Returns to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

October 25, 2014

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:39 p.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning 3,276 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA Media Accreditation Opens for Launch of Next SpaceX Station Resupply Mission

October 24, 2014

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station.

NASA Hosts First Agency-wide Social Media Event for Orion’s First Flight Test

October 24, 2014

NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight test during NASA Social events Dec. 3 at each of its 10 centers.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Bullying Prevention Message Ahead of His One-Year Mission

October 24, 2014

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is scheduled to fly on a one-year spaceflight mission in 2015, is lending his voice to help reduce childhood bullying. As part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Kelly recorded a special message encouraging bystanders to take action.

NASA Seeks Ultra-lightweight Materials to Help Enable Journey to Mars

October 24, 2014

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures.

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

October 23, 2014

This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet.

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission

October 22, 2014

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

October 22, 2014

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Orbital Resupply Mission to Space Station

October 22, 2014

Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station.

Media Invited to Participate in Interactive Space Station Technology Forum

October 20, 2014

Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during "Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum" from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct. 27, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA TV Coverage Set for U.S. Cargo Ship’s Departure from International Space Station

October 20, 2014

After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station during a month-long stay, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the orbital laboratory on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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