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Brooklyn Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Students from Brooklyn, New York, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station.

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NASA, NSF Plunge Into Ocean ‘Twilight Zone' to Explore Ecosystem Carbon Flow
A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.

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NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday's signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:

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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday.

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Ramp-Up in Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Sea Level Rise
Ice losses from Antarctica have tripled since 2012, increasing global sea levels by 0.12 inch (3 millimeters) in that timeframe alone, according to a major new international climate assessment funded by NASA and ESA (European Space Agency).

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NASA to Hold Media Teleconference on Martian Dust Storm, Mars Opportunity Rover
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 13, to discuss a massive Martian dust storm affecting operations of the agency's Opportunity rover and what scientists can learn from the various missions studying this unprecedented event.

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NASA Flies Large Unmanned Aircraft in Public Airspace Without Chase Plane for First Time
NASA's remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft on Tuesday. This historic flight moves the United States one step closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in the airspa

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First Astronaut of 2013 Class to Fly to Space Available for Media Interviews
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, along with his crewmate Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 18, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Researchers to Discuss Science Launching on Next Resupply Mission to Space Station
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, June 11, to discuss a number of science investigations launching to the International Space Station on the next SpaceX commercial resupply mission.

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NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars
NASA's Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red Planet.

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NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at International Space Station
NASA astronauts will embark on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk Thursday, June 14, during which they will install new high-definition cameras to capture spacecraft docking with the International Space Station, including new American-made spacecraft with scheduled test flights later this year.

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Astronauts Safely in Orbit Following Launch to International Space Station
Three crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:12 a.m. EDT Wednesday (5:12 p.m. Baikonur time).

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NASA Selects Three Informal Learning Institutions to Inspire Next Generation
NASA's Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers.

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NASA to Host Live Discussion on New Mars Science Results
The media and public are invited to ask questions during a live discussion at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 7, on new science results from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover.

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NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Safely Return to Earth from Space Station
Three members of the International Space Station Expedition 55 crew, including NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, returned to Earth Sunday after 168 days of living and working in low-Earth orbit.

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NASA Selects Mission to Study Solar Wind Boundary of Outer Solar System
NASA has selected a science mission planned for launch in 2024 that will sample, analyze, and map particles streaming to Earth from the edges of interstellar space.

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Media Invited to See Latest NASA Drone Traffic Management Technologies
NASA invites media to learn the latest about its national campaign to test and refine its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies at 10 a.m. PDT Wednesday, June 6, at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California.

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NASA Selects US Companies to Advance Space Resource Collection
NASA has selected 10 companies to conduct studies and advance technologies to collect, process and use space-based resources for missions to the Moon and Mars.

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NASA Awards Change Order to JPSS Common Ground System Contract
NASA has definitized additional requirements under the Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System contract with Raytheon, IIS of Aurora, Colorado.

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NASA Television to Air Return of One Space Station Crew, Launch of Another
Three of the crew members currently aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to end their mission on the orbiting laboratory on Sunday, June 3. A few days later, another trio of space travelers will depart for the station on a launch scheduled for Wednesday, June 6. Live coverage of both the landing and launch will air live on NASA Tele

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NASA Previews Mission to Study Frontier of Space
NASA will host a media briefing at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, June 4, on the agency's mission to explore Earth's ionosphere and the processes there that impact life on Earth's surface. The event will air live on NASA Television, the agency's website and Facebook Live.

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NASA Administrator Reflects on Legacy Record-Breaking Skylab, Apollo Astronaut
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of Apollo and Skylab astronaut Alan Bean:

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Family Release Regarding the Passing of Apollo, Skylab Astronaut Alan Bean
The following is an obituary article released on the behalf of Alan Bean's family:

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NASA Awards $43.5 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Research, Development
NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $43.5 million in awards.

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NASA Awards Options for Two Joint Polar Satellite System Spacecraft
NASA has exercised options under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract for two additional Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) spacecraft to be built for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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