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NASA Highlights Science on Next Resupply Mission to International Space Station
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 28, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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NASA Invites Media to SpaceX Demo-1 Launch
Media accreditation is open for SpaceX's Demo-1 uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

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NASA's Quiet Supersonic Technology Project Passes Major Milestone
NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

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NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover
NASA has chosen Jezero Crater as the landing site for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission after a five year search, during which every available detail of more than 60 candidate locations on the Red Planet was scrutinized and debated by the mission team and the planetary science community.

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NASA, Northrop Grumman Launch Space Station, National Lab Cargo
Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. EST Saturday from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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National Space Council Gets Report on Human Spaceflight in Low-Earth Orbit
NASA and the Departments of State and Commerce have submitted a report to the National Space Council outlining future opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit (LEO), and its potential economic contributions to the broader field of exploration.

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NASA to Host Media Call on Agency's Next Mars Rover Landing Site
NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST Monday, Nov. 19, to provide details about the Mars 2020 rover's landing site on the Red Planet.

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NASA Receives Eighth Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion
NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2018 financial statements, marking the eight consecutive "clean" opinion from an external auditor – the highest opinion that may be received.

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International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice
An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.

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NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26
NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.

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New York Students to Speak with Astronaut Aboard Space Station
NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Station's Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at New York's University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16.

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NASA to Broadcast Administrator's Welcome for Orion's European Powerhouse
NASA is hosting an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16, to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the agency's Orion spacecraft.

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NASA to Air Launch of Russian Cargo Ship, Docking at International Space Station
Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:14 p.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16 (12:14 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, Baikonur time), to resupply the International Space Station.

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NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station
NASA's commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 15. The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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NASA Looks to University Researchers for Innovative Space Tech Solutions
University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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NASA Announces Media Activities for New Horizons' New Year's Kuiper Belt Flyby
NASA is inviting media to cover the farthest spacecraft flyby in history on Jan. 1, 2019, when the agency's New Horizons spacecraft encounters the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule. Flyby events will take place from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4 at the base of New Horizons operations, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel,

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NASA Updates Media Invitation to Observe Quiet Supersonic Flight Series Operations
NASA has updated the date for the media day event at which journalists are invited to learn about the agency's Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign.

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European-Built Service Module Arrives in U.S. for First Orion Moon Mission
The powerhouse that will help NASA's Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside. The European-built service module that will propel, power and cool during Orion flight to the Moon on Exploration Mission-1 arrived from Germany at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday to begin final outfitting, integration and testing wit

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NASA Leads Urban Air Mobility ‘Grand Challenge' Discussion with Industry
NASA officials welcomed more than 400 participants with a stake in the future of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to Seattle last week for a two-day gathering in which the agency presented its plans to host a series of Grand Challenges for the UAM community.

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NASA Hosts Science Chat on Two Upcoming Out-of-this-World Encounters
NASA will host a live Science Chat at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 7, to discuss upcoming encounters of two of the agency's planetary missions.

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Researchers Discuss Science Launching on Next Space Station Resupply Mission
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Northrop Grumman commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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NASA Invites Media to Observe Quiet Supersonic Flight Series Operations
NASA is inviting journalists to learn about the agency's Quiet Supersonic Flights 2018 campaign during a media day event taking place Friday, Nov. 9, in the Houston area.

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Experience High-Res Science in First 8K Footage from Space
Fans of science in space now can experience fast-moving footage in even higher definition as NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) deliver the first 8K ultra high definition (UHD) video of astronauts living, working and conducting research from the International Space Station.

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NASA Television to Air Departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from Space Station
After delivering more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments to the International Space Station, a Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the orbiting laboratory 11:50 a.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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