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NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event

SciFest

  Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The free event, which runs from Saturday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 3, will feature NASA researchers, scientists, engineers, and technicians discussing various topics…

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NASA Selects Catherine Koerner as Orion Program Manager

NASA has selected Catherine Koerner as manager of the agency’s Orion Program. In this role, she will be responsible for the development and operations of NASA’s newest spacecraft that will carry astronauts on Artemis missions to the Moon and return them safely to Earth. Koerner begins her new position effective Tuesday, Sept. 8. “I’m honored to be selected as the…

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NASA Awards Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Improve Participation in Engineering

Minority

NASA has awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), part of the agency’s Office of STEM Engagement. The grants, totaling more than $587,000, are part of a phased partnership effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF).   The grants will encourage the development of coalitions aimed at broadening participation…

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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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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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