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NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space
Three members of the International Space Station's Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

12/20/2018

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NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon:

12/17/2018

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Bettina Inclán Named to Head NASA Office of Communications
Bettina Inclán has been named by Administrator Jim Bridenstine to be NASA's Associate Administrator for Communications.

12/17/2018

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NASA Begins America's New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018
NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy administrator, Jim Morhard, and chief financial officer, Jeff DeWit, in 2018. Their focus is on firmly establishing the groundwork to send Americans back to the Moon sustainably, with plans to use the agency's lunar experience to prepare to send astronauts to Mars.

12/17/2018

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NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch with US Partner Rocket Lab
A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, following launch Sunday of Rocket Lab's first mission for NASA under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contract.

12/17/2018

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NASA TV to Air International Space Station Crew Landing
Three residents of the International Space Station, including one NASA astronaut, are scheduled to wrap up their stay aboard the orbital laboratory Wednesday, Dec. 19.

12/14/2018

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NASA Contracts for Engineering, Technical Support Services
NASA has selected Analytical Mechanics Associates in Hampton, Virginia, and New Horizons Aeronautics in Chantilly, Virginia, to perform engineering and technical support services (ETSS) for the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.

12/12/2018

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NASA Awards Contract for Programmatic, Institutional Assessment Capabilities
NASA has awarded a contract to Booz Allen Hamilton of Houston to provide independent programmatic and institutional assessment capabilities at the agency's Johnson Space Center, also in Houston.

12/12/2018

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NASA's Newly Arrived OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Already Discovers Water on Asteroid
Recently analyzed data from NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has revealed water locked inside the clays that make up its scientific target, the asteroid Bennu.

12/10/2018

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Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew
NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch will discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 12, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

12/10/2018

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NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

12/10/2018

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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about these sounds will be held today at 12:30 p.m. EST (9:30 a.m. PST).

12/08/2018

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NASA TV to Air ‘Spirit of Apollo' Tribute from National Cathedral
This month marks the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 8 mission, which was the first to bring humans to another world as they orbited the Moon on Christmas Eve, 1968.

12/08/2018

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Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.

12/07/2018

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NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth's Polar Ice at AGU Meeting
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington.

12/07/2018

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NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission
Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX's 16th mission for NASA under the agency's Commercial Resupply Services contract.

12/07/2018

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Florida Students to Speak with First Cuban-American Astronaut on Space Station
Elementary school students from Florida will talk live this week with the first Cuban-American astronaut to live and work aboard the International Space Station.

12/05/2018

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu
NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday.

12/05/2018

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain and Crewmates Arrive Aboard Space Station
Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday.

12/03/2018

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NASA Astronaut Nick Hague Set for New Space Station Mission After Abort
NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch again Feb. 28, 2019, from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

12/03/2018

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NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush:

12/03/2018

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NASA Awards Optical Telescope Assembly for Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Mission
NASA has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation of Rochester, New York, for the Optical Telescope Assembly (OTA) for the agency's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission.

12/03/2018

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NASA Announces New Partnerships for Commercial Lunar Payload Delivery Services
Nine U.S. companies now are eligible to bid on NASA delivery services to the lunar surface through Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) contracts, as one of the first steps toward long-term scientific study and human exploration of the Moon and eventually Mars.

11/30/2018

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NASA TV to Air Next International Space Station Crew Launch, Docking
Three space travelers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Monday, Dec. 3 for a six-and-a-half month mission.

11/30/2018

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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 1:38 p.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 16th resupply mission to the International Space Station.

11/30/2018

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