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NASA Sends New Research to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

December 15, 2017 - 11:42am
An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.

Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

December 14, 2017 - 1:00pm
Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

December 14, 2017 - 4:45am
Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan after opening a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory.

NASA Television Updates Broadcast Schedule for Cargo Resupply Mission

December 13, 2017 - 4:01pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX now is targeting no earlier than 10:36 a.m. EST Friday, Dec. 15, for its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.

NASA Awards Contract for Safety, Mission Assurance Support

December 12, 2017 - 4:07pm
NASA has awarded the Safety and Mission Assurance Support Services III (SMASS III) contract to A-P-T Research, Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama, for a broad range of services at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington, Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and various sites supported by Kennedy’s programs and projects.

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

December 12, 2017 - 10:15am
NASA has established a new advisory group on behalf of the National Space Council that will represent the expertise, interests and perspectives of non-federal aerospace organizations to the National Space Council.

Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Today

December 12, 2017 - 8:50am
Students from nine school districts in Port Orchard, Washington, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST today.

New Space Policy Directive Calls for Human Expansion Across Solar System

December 11, 2017 - 4:13pm
President Donald Trump is sending astronauts back to the Moon.

NASA Provides Coverage of Today’s Space Policy Directive Signing

December 11, 2017 - 12:43pm
NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the Space Policy Directive 1 signing ceremony at the White House at 3 p.m. EST today.

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery

December 8, 2017 - 1:30pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope.

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
NASA is taking the next step in the development of a space-based, on-demand fabrication capability by partnering with three U.S. companies, under NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program, to create prototypes.

NASA Highlights Jupiter, Search for Life at American Geophysical Union

December 7, 2017 - 2:10pm
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, Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.

The Moon Shines Brightly Among NASA’s 2017 Highlights

December 7, 2017 - 12:31pm
The Moon became a key focus point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the Sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency’s human space exploration plans.

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

December 6, 2017 - 3:56pm
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is now targeting its 13th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station for no earlier than 11:46 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 12.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Space Station Crew Landing, Launch

December 6, 2017 - 12:44pm
Three crew members on the International Space Station are scheduled to end their mission and return to Earth on Thursday, Dec. 14, just days before another three space travelers begin their mission. Live coverage will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Invites Media to Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test in Arizona

December 5, 2017 - 9:38am
NASA is inviting media to attend a test of parachutes for the agency’s Orion spacecraft Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.