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NASA to Pick Next Generation Spacesuits for Moonwalking, Spacewalking

NASA will announce at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT) Wednesday, June 1, the company, or companies, selected to move forward in developing the next generation of spacesuits for Artemis missions at the Moon and the International Space Station during an event at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The announcement will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website,…

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NASA to Discuss Status of Final Test Needed for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 27, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission. The rehearsal is the final test needed before launch and…

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NASA, Boeing Complete Starliner Uncrewed Flight Test to Space Station

NASA and Boeing safely landed the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft Wednesday in the desert of the western United States, completing the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station to help prove the system is ready to fly astronauts. About four hours after departing the space station, Starliner touched down onto its airbags at 4:49 p.m. MDT, wrapping…

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NASA Administrator, Arizona Students to Hear from Station Astronauts

Students from Arizona will have an opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Sen. Mark Kelly will participate in the call. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 1:35 p.m. EDT Friday, May 27, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha…

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NASA Invites Media to Discuss Space Station Science, Climate Research

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 2, to discuss the hardware, technology demonstrations, and science experiments, including a new climate research investigation, headed to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s 25th commercial resupply mission for NASA. Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live on the agency’s website. SpaceX is targeting Thursday, June 9 at…

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NASA Awards Contract to National Academy of Science

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NASA has awarded a sole-source contract to the National Academy of Science of Washington to conduct studies on questions of national importance within the domain of NASA science and technology programs relating to space science, Earth science, and biological and physical science in space. The Strategic Advice Supporting NASA Science and Technology Programs in Space Science, Earth Science, Biological and…

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NASA-Supported Solar Sail Could Take Science to New Heights

As NASA’s exploration continues to push boundaries, a new solar sail concept selected by the agency for development toward a demonstration mission could carry science to new destinations. The Diffractive Solar Sailing project was selected for Phase III study under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. Phase III aims to strategically transition NIAC concepts with the highest potential impact…

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Update: NASA Seeks Comments on Moon to Mars Objectives by June 3

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NASA has extended the comment period on its Moon to Mars Objectives to 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 3. Comments were previously set to close on Tuesday, May 31. While the agency is working on a tight deadline to finalize the objectives this fall, numerous respondents requested additional time to provide higher quality feedback. The agency still intends to…

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches the Boeing CST-100 Starliner on Orbital Flight Test-2

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla., May 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V carrying Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, lifted off on May 19 at 6:54 p.m. EDT, from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. To date ULA has launched…

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NASA, Partners Offer Global View of Environmental Changes

Continuing the collaboration that produced the COVID-19 Earth Observing Dashboard in 2020, NASA and its international partners in Europe and Japan have combined the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data in expanding the online resource to document a broad array of planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. The expanded dashboard from NASA, ESA (European Space Agency),…

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