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Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency's new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before. The test series wrapped up Thursday with a seventh hot fire ... read more
  • NASA Seeks Proposals for Extreme Environment Solar Arrays
    HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's space technology program is seeking proposals to develop solar array systems for space power in high radiation and low solar energy environments. In the near future, NASA will need solar cells and arrays for multiple applications in robotic ... read more

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

  • NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch to the orbital outpost Wednesday, Sept. 2. NASA Television launch coverage will begin at 11:45 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Sergei Volkov of the Russian Federal Space ... read more
  • NASA Invites Student Teams to Participate in Underwater Research
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the deep end of spacewalk training through the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity. Micro-g NExT challenges students to design and build prototypes of spacewalking tools to be ... read more
  • NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort ... read more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

  • Soyuz Move Sets Stage for Arrival of New Space Station Crew
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday, Aug. 28. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:45 a.m. EDT. Expedition 44 Commander Gennady Padalka of the ... read more

Monday, August 24, 2015

  • Cameras Delivered for NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission as Launch Prep Continues
    GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first U.S. mission to return samples of an asteroid to Earth is another step closer to its fall 2016 launch, with the delivery of three cameras that will image and map the giant space rock. A camera suite that will ... read more

Friday, August 21, 2015

  • NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA's Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA Television will air live coverage of ... read more

Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • NASA Holds Media Opportunities to Discuss Rising Sea Levels
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a series of media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28, NASA experts will present an up-to-date global outlook on current conditions and future projections of sea level rise. From fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet this summer to new satellite views of ... read more

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

  • NASA Begins to Build Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA's next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas. NASA's Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites, will improve hurricane forecasting by making measurements of ... read more

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

  • Send Your Name to Mars on NASA's Next Red Planet Mission
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA's journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA's InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year. "Our next step in the journey to ... read more
  • NASA Awards Grants to Expand STEM Education at Minority Serving Institutions
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) has selected five universities for cooperative agreement awards totaling $6 million to provide educator training and expand course offerings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Four universities were selected to receive MUREP Community College Curriculum Improvement ... read more

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

  • Foul Weather Forecast Delays Launch of Japanese Cargo Ship to Space Station
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has pushed the launch of its H-II Transport Vehicle (HTV)-5 to the International Space Station to 8:35 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 17. NASA Television will carry live coverage of the event beginning at 7:45 ... read more
  • NASA Awards Grants for Technologies That Could Transform Space Exploration
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected eight university-led proposals to study innovative, early stage technologies that will address high-priority needs of America's space program. The selected proposals for unique, disruptive or transformational space technologies will investigate challenges in the areas of solar cell operations at high temperatures, atmospheric ... read more

Thursday, August 13, 2015

  • Three-Time Spaceflight Astronaut Steven Swanson Retires From NASA
    HOUSTON, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With nearly 200 days of spaceflight experience, astronaut Steven Swanson has retired from NASA to share his experience and expertise in an academic setting. Swanson will join Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, as a distinguished educator in residence. His last ... read more
  • NASA TV Coverage Set for Japanese Cargo Craft Launch to Space Station
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station will be broadcast live on NASA Television on Sunday, Aug. 16, followed by live coverage of its arrival at the orbiting laboratory Thursday, Aug. 20. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ... read more

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

  • NASA Images of Hurricane Katrina and 2005 Storm Season Available
    GREENBELT, Md., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this month, NASA is making available to media a special collection of videos and still images associated with the devastating storm and the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. The main web link to ... read more
  • NASA Selects Proposals to Build Better Batteries for Space Exploration
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage technologies to replace the battery systems currently used by America's space program. Addressing several high priority challenges, NASA is making significant investments to achieve safe ... read more

Tuesday, August 11, 2015