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Truck-Size Asteroid Buzzes Earth

  A newly discovered asteroid passed within 2000 miles from Earth’s surface on Sunday, August 16, 2020, then moved on into space. Asteroid ZTF0DxQ, now officially labeled 2020 QG, is truck-sized, or about 10 to 20 feet. It was moving at a speed of 7.7 miles per second or about 27,600 mph. The asteroid approached us from a sunward direction…

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NASA TV to Air Departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from Space Station

Cargo

Eleven years after the launch of the first H-II Transfer cargo vehicle (HTV) to the International Space Station, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) HTV-9 will depart the orbital laboratory Tuesday, Aug. 18, with live coverage beginning at 1:15 p.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.   Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA will use the Canadarm2…

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Toyota’s Environmental Commitment Shines Bright

Toyota’s Environmental Commitment Shines Bright

  $9.3 million solar energy investment to help power manufacturing operations in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia Plano, TX (Aug. 11, 2020) – Toyota is adding 10.8 acres of new solar arrays across the company’s plants in Alabama, Missouri and West Virginia, reducing its reliance on outside energy needed for operations. The solar arrays will offset 6,480,000 kWh energy –…

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NASA Awards Contract for Consolidated Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services

NASA has selected ASRC Federal Data Solutions (AFDS) Inc. of Beltsville, Maryland, to receive a contract for Ames Consolidated Information Technology Services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. This is a single award, hybrid contract consisting of cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line item numbers for core contract management services, core technical services, and indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity requirements…

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NASA Administrator Statement on the Passing of Mike Freilich

Statement on the Passing of Mike Freilich

  The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of Mike Freilich, passionate explorer and former director of NASA’s Earth Science Division: “Our planet has lost a true champion with the passing of Mike Freilich. NASA sends our condolences to his loved ones, and the entire NASA Family shares their loss. “As the head of…

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NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to ISS

NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnkenand Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of…

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NASA Broadcasts First Splashdown of American Astronauts in 45 Years

NASA is broadcasting the return of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station – the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years. Ongoing live coverage is airing on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Their return began at 7:35 p.m. EDT Saturday, Aug. 1, when the Crew…

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CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

CREW DRAGON RETURNS FROM SPACE STATION

On Saturday, May 30, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the…

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