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NASA Funds Projects that Aim to Inspire Artemis Generation

NASA has selected a variety of projects that take innovative approaches to broadening student participation in science, technology, engineering, and math to receive awards

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NASA Administrator to Launch Artemis Learning Lunchbox Initiative

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is helping kick off a new initiative to deliver food and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, in Orlando at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 3. The lunchboxes are aimed at inspiring and educating youth and families about NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, which includes landing the first woman and person of color on…

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Moderna Files for Authorization of Its COVID-19

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Vaccine in Young Children Six Months to Under Six Years of Age Submission to Regulators Globally Is Based on Phase 2/3 Studies of mRNA-1273 in Young Children CAMBRIDGE, MA / ACCESSWIRE / Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that it has submitted a request for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its…

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NASA Selects Universities for Space Station Research Opportunities

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Five universities were chosen by NASA for grants to provide students with opportunities to design research experiments that will be conducted on the International Space Station. The selections are part of the agency’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research or EPSCoR. Each of the selected universities will receive approximately $100,000 through NASA EPSCoR. They are: University of Delaware, Newark University of Idaho,…

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FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This action will now make a second booster dose of these vaccines…

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CDC Recommendations for People with COVID-19 and COVID-19 Close Contacts

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Recommendations for People with COVID-19 Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results? Here’s What To Do: Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.* To keep others safe in your home, wear a mask, stay in a separate room and use a separate bathroom if you can. Do not travel…

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Blue Origin’s 20th Mission to Space

March 21 Blue Origin today announced the sixth crew member joining New Shepard’s 20th mission will be Blue Origin’s Gary Lai, New Shepard Chief Architect. Gary joins the previously announced crew, which includes Marty Allen, husband and wife duo Sharon and Marc Hagle, Jim Kitchen, and Dr. George Nield. Gary is best known as the architect of the New Shepard system,…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA to Hold Advisory Committee Meeting on COVID-19 Vaccines to Discuss Future Boosters

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a virtual meeting of its Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) on Wed., April 6, to discuss considerations for future COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and the process for selecting specific strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for COVID-19 vaccines to address current and emerging variants. Along with the independent experts…

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CDC Recommendation Regarding Mask Use on Public Transportation

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At CDC’s recommendation, TSA will extend the security directive for mask use on public transportation and transportation hubs for one month, through April 18th. During that time, CDC will work with government agencies to help inform a revised policy framework for when, and under what circumstances, masks should be required in the public transportation corridor. This revised framework will be…

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NASA TV to Air NOAA’s GOES-T Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA will provide coverage of the prelaunch and launch activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next weather observing and environmental monitoring system satellite. Currently known as GOES-T, this is the third satellite in NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) – R series. GOES-T is scheduled to launch at 4:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 1, on a United…

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