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NASA to Make Announcement About WFIRST Space Telescope Mission

  NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. The episode will air live on NASA’s website, NASA YouTube, NASA Facebook and Twitter/Periscope. Members of the mission will respond to questions from the livestream chat in…

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Meet NASA’s Al Chen, Mars 2020 Entry, Descent & Landing Lead —Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Al Chen will be at the helm as the Perseverance Mars rover makes its entry, descent, and landing into the Martian atmosphere. Join our conversation to find out how he is using a new navigation…

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NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to International Space Station

NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Stationbeginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are scheduled to launch the unpiloted H-II Transport Vehicle-9 (HTV-9) on a Japanese H-IIB rocket at 1:30 p.m. (2:30 a.m….

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NASA Will look for ice on the Moon using Lunar Flashlight

  NASA designed a new spacecraft called CubeSat, and also the Lunar Flashlight, with the mission of finding ice on the Moon’s south pole region with laser beams. “As astronauts explore the Moon during the upcoming Artemis program, they may need to make use of the resources that already exist on the lunar surface. Take water, for instance: Because it’s a heavy and…

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Meet Moo Stricker, Mars 2020’s Planetary Protection Engineer — Behind the Spacecraft — Live Q&A

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL scientist Moogega Stricker is the Planetary Protection lead for Mars 2020. Join our conversation to find out how she’s making sure the spacecraft does not bring any bacteria from Earth to Mars. We’ll be taking…

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NASA TV to Air Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Departure from Space Station

Nearly three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrup Grumman’s unpiloted Cygnus cargo craft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Monday, May 11. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s release will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website beginning at 11:45 a.m. EDT, with release scheduled for noon….

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Desert ‘Rover’ Helps NASA Scientists Prepare for Mars

  NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Did life ever form on Mars? NASA is launching its new Perseverance rover to find out. In February 2020, mission scientists practiced skills they’ll need while Perseverance explores the Red Planet. A seven-person field team served as a simulated rover, carrying cameras and science instruments to the Nevada desert. Meanwhile, mission scientists at institutions like…

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NASA Builds on Investments in US Small Business’ Beneficial Technologies

  NASA has selected 139 proposals for follow-on funding though the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The Phase II awards will provide approximately $104 million to 124 small businesses located across 31 states. NASA annually invests in U.S. small businesses with promising new technologies – companies developing better batteries, virtual assistants, lightweight materials and more. These technologies can…

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