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NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter
Members of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanity’s farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed “Ultima Thule.”
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:27 EDT

NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director
NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Publ.Date : Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:47 EDT

NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Track Earth's Changing Ice
NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy.
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Sep 2018 10:15 EDT

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students
NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASA’s work and mission.
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:06 EDT

Georgia, Washington Students to Speak with Astronauts Aboard Space Station
Students in Georgia and Washington, D.C., will talk live with two NASA astronauts on the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:01 EDT

NASA Awards Contract for Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging Stations
NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions, LLC in Columbia, Maryland, for the construction, deployment and commissioning of the agency’s next-generation Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging (SGSLR) stations.
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 Sep 2018 16:12 EDT

Jody Singer Named Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Jody Singer director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:36 EDT

NASA, Roscosmos Statement on International Space Station Leak
The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International Space Station Aug. 29-30:
Publ.Date : Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:29 EDT

NASA to Preview Two International Space Station Spacewalks, Provide Live Coverage
Astronauts on the International Space Station will conduct spacewalks Sept. 23 and 29 to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratory’s power system. Experts from NASA will preview this work in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 21, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:29 EDT

NASA to Broadcast Final Parachute Test for Orion Spacecraft
NASA will air the final test Wednesday, Sept. 12, of the parachute system for its Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts to the Moon and beyond.
Publ.Date : Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:03 EDT