NASA : News (17)

NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite

NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M , which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

2017 Astronaut Candidates Available for Interviews Before Training

NASA's newest astronaut candidates, a diverse dozen women and men, will participate in media interviews and a final news conference before training on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.

NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of Research, Development Center

NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Communications Satellite

NASA is targeting 8:03 a.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 18, for the launch of its next Tracking and Data Relay Satellite mission atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch, and related activities that begin Thursday, Aug. 17, will air live on NASA ...

NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement for Polar Satellite Program

NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Centre in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and ...

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments seeking a better understanding of Parkinson's disease and the origin of cosmic rays are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following today's 12:31 p.m. EDT launch.

NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the ...

NASA Awards Contract for Modification of Mobile Launcher

NASA has awarded a contract to RS&H, Inc. of Merritt Island, Florida, for architectural engineering and design services for the modification of the mobile launcher at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Awards Acquisition, Business Support Services Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to Paragon TEC, Inc. of Cleveland to provide acquisition and business support services at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting its 12th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for 12:31 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 14. Coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency's website Sunday, Aug. 13, with two briefings.

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Galaxies, Stars, Planets

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies. The proposed missions would study gamma-ray and X-ray emissions from clusters of galaxies and neutron star systems, as well as infrared emissions from galaxies in the early universe and atmospheres of exoplanets, ...

Cassini to Begin Final Five Orbits Around Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will enter new territory in its final mission phase, the Grand Finale, as it prepares to embark on a set of ultra-close passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere with its final five orbits around the planet.

NASA Awards Space Science, Data Analysis Contract

NASA has awarded a contract to ADNET Systems, Inc. of Bethesda, Maryland, to provide Earth and space science research and development at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Highlights Science on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Tuesday, Aug. 8, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

California Cub Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Cub Scouts of the Bay Area will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 7.