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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation
NASA has successfully installed the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the James Webb Space Telescope, beginning a critical piece of the observatory’s construction.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:57 EST

NASA Statements on Katherine Johnson’s Medal of Freedom
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about former NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:20 EST

NASA TV to Air Event Marking Arrival of Test Orion Powerhouse
NASA Television will broadcast an event marking the arrival of a full-size test version of the service module provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 30 at the agency’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:29 EST

NASA TV Coverage Set for Fourth Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station
NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK is targeting Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:45 EST

NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Technology Research Grants
NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America's space program.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:59 EST

NASA Awards Contract to Restart Development of Engines to Power Agency’s Journey to Mars
NASA selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agency’s Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:07 EST

NASA Orders SpaceX Crew Mission to International Space Station
NASA took a significant step Friday toward expanding research opportunities aboard the International Space Station with its first mission order from Hawthorne, California based-company SpaceX to launch astronauts from U.S. soil.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:10 EST

NASA Announces New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance ‘Tipping Point,’ Emerging Space Capabilities
NASA has secured partnerships with 22 U.S. companies through two solicitations to advance the agency’s goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system by shepherding the development of critical space technologies.
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:00 EST

NASA Awards Grants to Broaden STEM Education for Underserved Students
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected four minority serving institutions for cooperative agreement awards totaling approximately $2 million to help strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula at the schools.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:53 EST

New York Students Quiz Space Station Crew on Life Off the Earth
Students from East Side Middle School in New York will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts on the International Space Station at 9:40 a.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 19 during an event hosted by TIME For Kids.
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:16 EST