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NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building
NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.

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NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Expand STEM Education
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) has selected seven Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for cooperative agreement awards totaling nearly $2.3 million.

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NASA Astronaut to Speak with Students, Parents, Teachers at YouthSpark
Students attending Microsoft's YouthSpark event will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station.

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NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station
Russian cosmonauts living and working on the International Space Station will venture outside Wednesday, Aug. 15, for a spacewalk expected to last about six hours. Live coverage of the excursion will air on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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NASA Invests in Concepts for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy
In an ongoing effort to foster commercial activity in space, NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station.

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NASA Announces New Partnerships to Develop Space Exploration Technologies
NASA is partnering with six U.S. companies to develop 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies.

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NASA Invites Media to View Launch of ICESat-2 from West Coast
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, with a 40-minute window opening at 8:46 a.m. EDT (5:46 a.m. PDT).

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NASA Awards $15 Million to Small Businesses for Competitive Research and Development Program
NASA has selected 20 research and technology proposals -- valued at $15 million -- from 19 American small businesses.

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NASA to Host Briefings, Events for Aug. 11 Launch to Touch Sun
As NASA nears the launch of its Parker Solar Probe, the agency will host a series of media briefings beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8. These briefings, as well as special programs, the launch on Saturday, Aug. 11, and a postlaunch news conference all will air on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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NASA Holds Media Teleconference on New Public-Private Space Tech Partnerships
NASA will host a media teleconference at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 8, to announce new public-private partnerships that will develop commercial space capabilities and benefit future NASA exploration missions.

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NASA Awards Base Operations, Spaceport Services Contract at Kennedy Space Center
NASA has selected PAE-SGT Partners LLC (PSP) of Arlington, Virginia, to provide institutional support services at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and NASA facilities at its neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft
NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle's retirement in 2011.

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Challenger Center, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centers Call Astronaut in Space
The Challenger Center and the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will participate in live calls with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station (YES) next week.

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NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services
NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.

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NASA Gives $1.4 Million to Help Minority-Serving Colleges Develop New STEM Courses
The MUREP Innovations in Space Technology Curriculum (MISTC) awards align with the priorities of the agency's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), which is responsible for developing the crosscutting, pioneering new technologies and capabilities the agency needs for current and future missions.

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NASA Awards Contract for Earth Science Data Archive Center Support
NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Colorado Boulder for the management and operations of the agency's Earth Observing System Data and Information System Snow and Ice Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).

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NASA Invites Media to Meet Earth Science Innovators
From flooding in New Orleans to coffee cultivation in Guatemala and wildfires in Alaska, NASA Earth observations from space are being put to work helping address a wide range of real-world issues.

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NASA Interns, New Mexico Community, Virginia Students to Call Space Station
NASA interns, visitors at New Mexico's City of Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science, and NASA's Wallops Flight Facility will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station next week.

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NASA Administrator to Visit Langley Research Center July 31
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make his first official visit to NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 31, to meet with employees and tour the facility.

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Watch This Space: NASA Administrator Talks Webb Science with Nobel Laureate
NASA Television will air a conversation about the progress and promise of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with Nobel Prize winner John Mather at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 25.

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NASA to Name Astronauts Assigned to First Boeing, SpaceX Flights
NASA will announce on Friday, Aug. 3, the astronauts assigned to crew the first flight tests and missions of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon, and begin a new era in American spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency's website.

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NASA Awards Facility Operations Support Contract
NASA has awarded a contract to COLSA Corporation of Huntsville, Alabama, to provide facility operations support services to the National Center for Critical Information Processing and Storage (NCCIPS).

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NASA Brings Latest Aerospace Technologies to AirVenture 2018
Visitors to AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 can get a close look at the latest in NASA aerospace technology during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual airshow Monday, July 23, through Sunday, July 29, at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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NASA Launches Channel for Roku
There's a new way for people to learn about NASA's exciting missions and thought-provoking discoveries: The agency now has a channel for Roku digital media streaming devices.

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