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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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NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

  NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth. Humanity’s most sophisticated rover launched with the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at 7:50 a.m. EDT (4:50 a.m. PDT) Friday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch…

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Mission Overview: NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is heading to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life, collect samples for future return to Earth and help pave the way for human exploration. The rover will carry with it several technology demonstrations including a helicopter, which will attempt humanity’s first powered flight on another planet….

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