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NASA News: NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

(STL.News) – Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Nick Hague and Christina Koch of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launched at 3:14 p.m. EDT (12:14 a.m. Friday Baikonur time) … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

NASA News: NASA to Host Media Teleconference on Asteroid Sample Return Mission

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 19, to announce new science from the agency’s first mission to return to Earth an asteroid sample that may contain unaltered material from the very beginning of our solar system. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft … Continue reading NASA News: NASA to Host Media Teleconference on Asteroid Sample Return Mission

NASA News: NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, Speaks at Robotics Competition in Oklahoma

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – NASA Administrator, and Oklahoma native, Jim Bridenstine will be available to speak to media Saturday, March 9, at the FIRST Robotics Competition Oklahoma Regional in Oklahoma City. The competition is taking place at the Cox Convention Center Arena, located at One Myriad Gardens. Bridenstine will deliver opening and closing remarks for the … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, Speaks at Robotics Competition in Oklahoma

NASA News: Arizona Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – Students from Arizona will have an opportunity this week to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station.  The Earth-to-space call will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Anne McClain will answer questions from Flagstaff Unified School District students at 1:25 p.m. EST Wednesday, March 6.  The event … Continue reading NASA News: Arizona Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

NASA News: NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

MERRITT ISLAND, FL (STL.News) – For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from American soil, is on its way to the International Space Station.  The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex … Continue reading NASA News: NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

NASA News: NASA Secures First International Partnership for Moon to Mars Lunar Gateway

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the announcement Thursday by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about Canada’s support for the Gateway lunar outpost and deep space exploration: “NASA is thrilled that Canada is the first international partner for the Gateway lunar outpost.  Space exploration is in Canada’s … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Secures First International Partnership for Moon to Mars Lunar Gateway

NASA News: Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

WASHINGTON (STL.News) Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. “Suzanne has a long history of working with NASA on Capitol Hill, and she provides a valuable asset for the agency in its critically important congressional relationships,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.  “NASA has an exciting future … Continue reading NASA News: Suzanne Gillen Named NASA Associate Administrator for Legislative Affairs

NASA News: NASA Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes

WASHINGTON (STL.News) NASA will honor members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery, including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, during the agency’s annual Day of Remembrance Thursday, Feb. 7. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and other agency senior officials, will lead … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes

NASA News: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

WASHINGTON – Jan. 31, 2019 – NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the agency’s first-ever mission to explore Trojan asteroids. The Lucy mission currently is targeted to launch in October 2021 on an Atlas V 401 rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Lucy Mission

NEW YORK | Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story

NEW YORK— Retired NASA mathematician Katharine Johnson, who turned 100 last summer, has waited long enough to tell her own story. Johnson’s “Reaching for the Moon” is an autobiography for middle graders that will be published next fall, Atheneum Books for Young Readers announced Thursday.  Johnson was one of the pioneering black women featured in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Katherine Johnson, at age 100, is telling her life story

NASA News: NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Returns to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

WASHINGTON DC – 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. Auñón-Chancellor and her crewmates, Expedition 57 Commander Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Sergey Prokopyev, launched June … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Returns to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

NASA News: Bettina Inclán Named to Head NASA Office of Communications

WASHINGTON – Bettina Inclán has been named by Administrator Jim Bridenstine to be NASA’s Associate Administrator for Communications. Inclán comes to NASA with over 15 years of experience as a communications specialist and strategist — building winning coalitions and crafting messages and crisis communications in the political, commercial and nonprofit spheres.  She has worked with … Continue reading NASA News: Bettina Inclán Named to Head NASA Office of Communications

NASA News: Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

WASHINGTON – Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk.  Live coverage will begin at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos will use this spacewalk to examine … Continue reading NASA News: Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of former President George Herbert Walker Bush: “NASA and the nation mourn the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, a leader who was a passionate advocate for space exploration. “President Bush is a personal hero of mine and a … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of George H.W. Bush

NASA News: NASA Administrator to Announce New Moon to Mars Partnerships with US Companies

WASHINGTON – NASA invites media to its headquarters in Washington for the announcement of new Moonpartnerships with American companies at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 29.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make the announcement, which will air live on NASA Televisionand the agency’s website. Working with U.S. companies is the next step to achieving long-term … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Administrator to Announce New Moon to Mars Partnerships with US Companies

Business News: Lockheed Martin And NASA JPL Successfully Land On Mars

Lockheed Martin-built InSight Lander successfully lands on the surface of the Red Plant to study the deep interior of Mars DENVER, CO – NASA has a new spacecraft operating on the surface of Mars.  This afternoon, the InSight Mars Lander, which was designed, built and tested by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), navigated the dramatic entry … Continue reading Business News: Lockheed Martin And NASA JPL Successfully Land On Mars

NASA News: International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath more than a half-mile of ice in northwest Greenland.  The crater — the first of any size found under the Greenland ice sheet — is one of the 25 largest impact craters on Earth, measuring roughly 1,000 … Continue reading NASA News: International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

WASHINGTON – NASA’s commercial partner Northrop Grumman is scheduled to launch its Antares rocket, carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station, at 4:49 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 15.  The launch, as well as briefings preceding and following the launch, will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Loaded with 7,500 … Continue reading NASA News: NASA TV Coverage Set for Nov. 15 Cygnus Launch to International Space Station

NASA News: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets – more planets even than stars – NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.  NASA has decided to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch

California News: Former NASA Contractor, Richard Gregory Bauer Pleads Guilty and Admits Computer Hacking and Threats Made to Obtain Nude Photos of Female Victims

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty this afternoon to federal charges of hacking into email and social media accounts to obtain nude photographs of women and then threating to publish the nude photos unless victims provided him with additional explicit pictures. Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, a former contractor at NASA Armstrong … Continue reading California News: Former NASA Contractor, Richard Gregory Bauer Pleads Guilty and Admits Computer Hacking and Threats Made to Obtain Nude Photos of Female Victims

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A NASA satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earths ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched from California. A Delta 2 rocket carrying ICESat-2 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 6:02 a.m. Saturday and headed over the Pacific toward polar orbit. NASA Earth … Continue reading VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. | NASA satellite launched to measure Earth’s ice changes

Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Washington, DC— Thursday morning, speaking by phone, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) congratulated Jody Singer on her appointment as Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Congressman Brooks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee, and Director Singer had served as acting director of Marshall since July. … Continue reading Washington, DC | BROOKS CONGRATULATES JODY SINGER ON APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — Astronauts scrambled Thursday to patch a tiny hole in a Russian capsule that was allowing air to leak from the International Space Station. NASA and Russian space officials stressed the six astronauts were in no danger. The leak was detected Wednesday night — possibly from a micrometeorite strike — when it … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL | Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — In a story Aug. 3 about nine astronauts picked for fly on commercial capsules, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of one astronaut. His name is Josh Cassada, not John. A corrected version of the story is below: Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights NASA names astronauts … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Correction: Commercial Space-Astronauts story

NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

WASHINGTON – NASA introduced to the world on Friday the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station – an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011. “Today, our country’s dreams of greater … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Assigns Crews to First Test Flights, Missions on Commercial Spacecraft

NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

WASHINGTON – NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected four companies to integrate and fly technology payloads on commercial suborbital reusable platforms that carry payloads near the boundary of space.  The selection is part of NASA’s continuing effort to foster a viable market for American commercial reusable suborbital platforms that allow testing of new space technologies … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Selects US Firms to Provide Commercial Suborbital Flight Services

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s hyped claims on economy, NKorea, vets

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump received positive economic news this past week and twisted it out of proportion. That impulse ran through days of rhetoric as he hailed the success of a veterans program that hasn’t started and saw progress with North Korea that isn’t evident to his top diplomat. A week in review: ECONOMY … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s hyped claims on economy, NKorea, vets

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

WASHINGTON — One of the star products of President Donald Trump’s Made in America showcase this year, NASA’s Orion crew capsule, will ride through space thanks to Europe. With its four solar-array wings, the European Service Module supplies propulsion, power and the essentials of life for the capsule’s space travels and marks a departure for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

NASA News: NASA Awards Information Technology Support Contract to Venesco & SaiTech Joint Venture, LLC

WASHINGTON – NASA has awarded the contract to Venesco & SaiTech Joint Venture (VSJV), LLC of Chantilly, Virginia, to provide information technology support services for the Information Technology and Communications Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington. Headquarters Information Technology Support Services (HITSS III) is a cost-plus-incentive fee, core services contract that includes an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity … Continue reading NASA News: NASA Awards Information Technology Support Contract to Venesco & SaiTech Joint Venture, LLC

NASA | NASA’s Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap

NASA – NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is almost out of fuel and has been forced to take a nap. Flight controllers placed the planet-hunting spacecraft into hibernation last week to save energy. It will remain asleep until early August, when controllers attempt to send down the data collected before observations were interrupted. Kepler has been … Continue reading NASA | NASA’s Kepler Telescope almost out of fuel, forced to nap