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NASA to Host Media Teleconference on National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Report
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:32 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 20, to discuss a new report detailing U.S. plans for near-Earth objects (NEOs) that could pose a hazard to Earth.
NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:05 EDT
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:
NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone’ to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:08 EDT
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.
Brooklyn Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:34 EDT
Students from Brooklyn, New York, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:38 EDT
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.
Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:52 EDT
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency).
NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:06 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency’s Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.
NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 15:41 EDT
NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspa
First Astronaut of 2013 Class to Fly to Space Available for Media Interviews
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:01 EDT
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, along with his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 18, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:49 EDT
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.