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NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin’s X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet

February 24, 2017 - 11:22am
Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) X-plane preliminary design at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.

NASA to Hold Media Teleconference Today on Study to Add Crew to First Orion, Space Launch System Mission

February 24, 2017 - 9:02am
NASA will discuss plans for an ongoing study to assess the feasibility of adding a crew to Exploration Mission-1, the first integrated flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST today, Friday, Feb. 24. The call will stream live on NASA’s website.

NASA Invites Media to Next Test of Orion Spacecraft Parachutes

February 23, 2017 - 2:09pm
NASA is inviting media to attend a test of the Orion spacecraft’s parachutes on Wednesday, March 8, at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Orion is scheduled for its second airdrop test, in a series of eight, to qualify the parachute system for crewed flights.

NASA Women ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering' Event set for Thursday

February 22, 2017 - 5:57pm
NASA celebrates National Engineer Week and Girl's Day with a series of events.

NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships to Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities

February 22, 2017 - 4:08pm
NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

February 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

February 20, 2017 - 11:00am
NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

NASA Cargo Headed to Space Station Includes Important Experiments, Equipment

February 19, 2017 - 10:20am
Major experiments that will look into a range of scientific disciplines from human health to atmospheric conditions on Earth are on their way to the International Space Station following liftoff at 9:39 a.m. EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA’s Juno Mission to Remain in Current Orbit at Jupiter

February 17, 2017 - 11:00am
NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of the mission.

NASA to Televise International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

February 17, 2017 - 9:18am
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 12:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22.

NASA Selects Proposals for First-Ever Space Technology Research Institutes

February 16, 2017 - 4:38pm
NASA has selected proposals for the creation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes that will focus on the development of technologies critical to extending human presence deeper into our solar system.

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

February 15, 2017 - 3:25pm
NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Announces Awards to Develop Oxygen Recovery Technologies for Future Deep Space Missions

February 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing.