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NASA Invites Students to Name Next Mars Rover

Red rover, red rover, send a name for Mars 2020 right over! NASA is recruiting help from students nationwide to find a name for its next Mars rover mission. Starting Tuesday, K-12 students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand prize winner will name the rover and be…

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AccuWeather: How to Prepare, Prevent Loss in Path of Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has intensified to Category 3 intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale as it maintains a direct path towards Florida’s Atlantic Coast. In response to its intensification, AccuWeather is forecasting over 16″ of rain, >130mph wind gusts, and deadly storm surge to impact the Florida Peninsula. As a result of the serious threats posed by Dorian, AccuWeather has…

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News] North Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Christina Koch of NASA activates the new BioFabrication Facility to test its ability to print cells. Researchers are exploring whether the weightless environment of space may support the fabrication of human organs in space. Credits: NASA Students in North Carolina will talk live this week with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. The…

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NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space StationTuesday, Aug. 27. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT. Robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston will issue remote commands at 10:42 a.m. to release…

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NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Available for Last Interviews Before Space Mission

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir will be available from 7 to 8:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 4, for her final live satellite interviews before launching on a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. The interviews, originating from Star City, Russia, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website, preceded at 6:30 a.m. by video of Meir’s training. To interview…

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NASA Administrator, Members of Congress to Discuss Ohio’s Role in Artemis Program

Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, U.S. Senator Rob Portman and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 21, as they visit the agency’s Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, to view progress on the agency’s Artemis program. They will begin at Lewis Field at 9:30 a.m….

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NASA Administrator to Tour New Colorado Aerospace Complex, Discuss Artemis Program

Media are invited to accompany NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at 10 a.m. MDT Friday, Aug. 23, during his visit to the University of Colorado Boulder, where he will tour a newly-completed aerospace engineering complex. The 175,000-square-foot building will serve as a collaboration hub and pipeline to Colorado’s rapidly growing aerospace industry, which is actively engaging in NASA’s Artemis program and…

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NASA Television to Broadcast Sixth Meeting of the National Space Council

NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the sixth meeting of the National Space Council at 9:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 20, from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. This meeting will address a whole-of-government effort for deep space exploration, prospective cooperation with international partners, and strengthening U.S….

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NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft. “This is the first time that our heliophysics program has funded this kind of technology demonstration,” said Peg Luce, deputy director of the Heliophysics Division…

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