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NASA Offers Space Station as Catalyst for Discovery in Washington

NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers will join industry and academia for a three-day, in-depth conversation about the International Space Station (ISS) as a catalyst for discovery during the sixth annual ISS Research & Development Conference July 17-20 in Washington. Acting NASA Administrator ...

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NASA Awards Mission Systems Operations Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc., of Greenbelt, Maryland, for support of mission operations systems at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Mission Systems Operations Contract (MSOC) is a cost-plus-award-fee contract with core work, indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity, ...

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NASA Awards Grants for Research, Flight Opportunities to 22 Universities

Twenty-two universities across the country have been selected to receive NASA grants for research and technology development projects in areas critical to the agency’s mission. Nine of these universities will have the opportunity to test their research aboard the International ...

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NASA Awards Contract for Technology Research, Development, Support

NASA has awarded a contract to Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (AMA), of Hampton, Virginia, for technology research and development, and support of these activities, to help meet evolving NASA mission objectives. Technology, Engineering, and Aerospace Mission Support (TEAMS) 3 is ...

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NASA Provides Coverage of Vice President Pence’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center

NASA will provide television, still image and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6. NASA TV and the agency’s website will air live coverage for parts of the ...

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NASA Television to Air Departure of U.S. Cargo Ship from International Space Station

After delivering about 6,000 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station on Sunday, July 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 11:15 a.m. EDT. Flight controllers will use ...

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NASA Invites Public to Celebrate 100 Years of Aerospace Breakthroughs

NASA invites the public to three days of discussion and storytelling with notable aerospace experts to mark the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Portions of the event will air live on NASA Television and ...

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Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, July 6. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival ...

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Students at the Wallingford Public Library in Wallingford, Connecticut, will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at noon EDT on Thursday, July 6. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television’s Media Channel and the agency’s website. Expedition 52 Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will answer questions from students ages 5 and up gathered at the library. Whitson launched to the space station Nov. 17, 2016. Fischer launched to the station in April. Both astronauts are scheduled to return to Earth in September. For more information on the downlink, contact Allison Murphy at 203-284-6435 or amurphy@wallingfordlibrary.org. The library is at 200 N. Main Street. The Children’s Department of the library has structured its summer reading theme, Race to Space, around the downlink and will be exploring the space theme throughout the summer break. Various science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities will be offered in the Children’s Department through Aug. 12. Additionally, library visitors will be able to view official artifacts from an archived NASA collection, and students will participate in monitoring the growth of seeds that have been harvested from tomato plants grown on the space station. Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance and interest in STEM. This in-flight education downlink is an integral component of NASA Education’s STEM on Station activity, which provides a variety of space station-related resources and opportunities to students and educators. Follow NASA astronauts on Twitter: @NASA_astronauts. For more information, videos and lesson plans highlighting research on the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/stemonstation

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about Friday’s Executive Order creating the National Space Council: “I am pleased that President Trump has signed an executive order reestablishing the National Space Council. The council existed previously ...

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Connecticut Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students at the Wallingford Public Library in Wallingford, Connecticut, will speak with NASA astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at noon EDT on Thursday, July 6. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television’s Media ...

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