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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:13 EST
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds will be held today at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST).
NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo’ Tribute from National Cathedral
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 09:44 EST
This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.
Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 15:37 EST
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.
NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:44 EST
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington.
NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission
Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:36 EST
Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission for NASA under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.
Florida Students to Speak with First Cuban-American Astronaut on Space Station
Tue, 04 Dec 2018 12:56 EST
Elementary school students from Florida will talk live this week with the first Cuban-American astronaut to live and work aboard the International Space Station.
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:25 EST
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday.
NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Crewmates Arrive Aboard Space Station
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:42 EST
Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday.
NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Set for New Space Station Mission After Abort
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:10 EST
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch again Feb. 28, 2019, from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush
Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:55 EST
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush: