12.30.10 - NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) of Greenbelt, Md., for Systems Engineering for In-Space Servicing (SEISS).
12.29.10 - Applications are being accepted from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of graduate students interested in performing space technology research beginning in the fall of 2011.
12.27.10 - NASA awarded on Dec. 27 a 10-year contract to HP Enterprise Services of Herndon, Va., for Agency Consolidated End-user Services, or ACES.
12.22.10 - NASA will give 100 of its Twitter followers an insider look at its planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft and the agency's Ames Research Center on Feb. 11 in Moffett Field in California.
12.22.10 - International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Catherine Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak to elementary, middle and high school students from the greater Cleveland metropolitan area on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
12.22.10 - The 2010 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication is now available online, highlighting new innovations and notable examples of NASA technology improving everyday life on our home planet.
12.21.10 - NASA and the National Science Foundation launched a scientific balloon on Monday, Dec. 20, to study the effects of cosmic rays on Earth.
12.21.10 - NASA is seeking proposals from researchers interested in testing new technologies during suborbital flights.
12.21.10 - NASA has selected the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corp. of Falls Church, Va., to administer a $1 million career development and educational program designed to address the critical shortage of U.S. minority students in science and engineering fields.
12.20.10 - NASA has issued delivery orders to three companies as part of its Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) project.
12.20.10 - Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to roll back from Launch Pad 39A to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for additional work related to its final scheduled mission. The first motion of the shuttle is targeted for 12:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
12.20.10 - NASA in 2010 set a new course for human spaceflight, helped rewrite science textbooks, redefined our understanding of Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor, put the finishing touches on one of the world's greatest engineering marvels, made major contributions to life on Earth, and turned its sights toward the next era of exploration.
12.17.10 - NASA conducted a test fire Friday of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus II space launch vehicle.
12.17.10 - NASA has planned various ways to help the public enjoy the total lunar eclipse on the night of Dec. 20 to 21.
12.16.10 - NASA named Richard Keegan as the agency's associate deputy administrator on Thursday. He replaces Charles Scales, who has held the position since April 2007. Scales is retiring.
12.16.10 - NASA's Mars Opportunity rover is getting important tips from an orbiting spacecraft as it explores areas that might hold clues about past Martian environments.
12.15.10 - An international team of scientists studying remnants of an asteroid that crashed into the Nubian Desert in October 2008 discovered it contained at least 10 different types of meteorites.
12.15.10 - NASA's scientific balloon program is resuming flights this month after an extensive evaluation of its safety processes following a mishap during an April launch attempt from Australia.
12.15.10 - NASA's Mars Odyssey, which launched in 2001, will break the record Wednesday for longest-serving spacecraft at the Red Planet.
12.15.10 - NASA will conduct a tanking test at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Dec. 17, to evaluate repairs made to space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank.
12.14.10 - NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:09 p.m. EST Wednesday.
12.14.10 - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found possible ice volcanoes on Saturn's moon Titan that are similar in shape to those on Earth that spew molten rock.
12.13.10 - NASA has selected the Unisys Corp. in Reston, Va., to provide simulation and aircraft technical services for the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va
12.13.10 - The 33-year odyssey of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has reached a distant point at the edge of our solar system where there is no outward motion of solar wind.
12.13.10 - NASA Names Waleed Abdalati As Agency's New Chief Scientist
12.13.10 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Jr., participated Monday in a Space Act Agreement signing ceremony at the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver to promote the commercialization of technology developed for the space program.
12.10.10 - NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $171 million to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., for support of International Space Station cargo mission services.
12.10.10 - Veteran NASA astronaut Alan Poindexter has left the agency to return to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.
12.10.10 - NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the 2010 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
12.10.10 - After a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, astronauts Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock will be available for live satellite interviews on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
12.09.10 - A team of NASA-funded researchers has unveiled a new theory that contends planets gained the final portions of their mass from a limited number of large comet or asteroid impacts more than 4.5 billion years ago.
12.09.10 - NASA selected Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) of Lanham, Md., to provide science, technology and research support services for the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
12.09.10 - NASA has awarded a third contract for studies designed to identify advanced concepts for airliners that could enter service in 2025, fly with less noise, cleaner exhaust and lower fuel consumption.
12.09.10 - As NASA's space shuttle fleet nears retirement, the agency is preparing to release a comprehensive account of the program that managed the spacecraft and the dedicated people who made its accomplishments possible.
12.08.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chairman of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Johann-Dietrich Worner signed a framework agreement for cooperative activities in aeronautics, exploration and the peaceful use of space Wednesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
12.08.10 - NASA is negotiating contracts with 350 small businesses that had the best proposals to address critical research and technology needs for agency programs and projects.
12.08.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement about SpaceX's launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule:
12.07.10 - The first demonstration flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
12.07.10 - NASA joined with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and the World Bank Dec. 3-4 to bring together computer experts looking for new approaches to disaster relief challenges.
12.06.10 - The Department of Energy and NASA signed Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC) with the California Environmental Protection Agency today that define the process for the characterization and cleanup end-state of portions of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
12.06.10 - A demonstration launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been rescheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, Dec. 8.
12.03.10 - Airline and cruise ship passengers will soon be able to see an Emmy award-winning NASA TV program that shows how agency technology is part of everyday life.
12.03.10 - NASA Targets Shuttle Discovery's Launch For No Earlier Than Feb. 3
12.03.10 - NASA managers will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. CST today at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, and the progress of repairs since Discovery's original launch delay Nov. 5.
12.02.10 - NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.
12.02.10 - As the International Space Station transitions from its assembly phase to full utilization as a unique scientific outpost, NASA is investing in the station's future use by ensuring a wide pool of organizations outside the agency have access to the orbiting lab.
12.01.10 - NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, completed the first of three science flights on Wednesday morning to demonstrate the aircraft's potential to make discoveries about the infrared universe.
12.01.10 - As the Space Shuttle Program nears retirement, NASA is looking for ways to preserve the program's history and inspire the next generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers.
11.30.10 - NASA has signed a $42.1 million contract modification to space shuttle reusable solid rocket motor manufacturer ATK Launch Systems Inc. of Brigham City, Utah, to provide continued prelaunch through postlaunch support from Oct. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2011.
11.30.10 - The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec. 7.
11.30.10 - More than one million people watched assembly and testing of NASA's next Mars rover via a live webcam since it went on-line in October.
11.29.10 - NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life.
11.25.10 - Expedition 25 Commander Doug Wheelock and Flight Engineers Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Thursday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
11.24.10 - NASA Sets Shuttle Discovery's Launch For No Earlier Than Dec. 17
11.24.10 - NASA managers will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. CST today from the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston to provide the status of the next space shuttle mission, STS-133, and the progress of repairs since Discovery's launch was delayed Nov. 5.
11.23.10 - NASA selected the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory of Cambridge, Mass., to provide advanced guidance, navigation and control system development and avionics technology development and analysis at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
11.22.10 - NASA has awarded two contracts for studies designed to identify advanced concepts for airliners that could enter service in 2025 and fly with less noise, cleaner exhaust and lower fuel consumption.
11.23.10 - By a wide margin, NASA placed first in a study released Tuesday that ranks 100 public sector organizations in the effectiveness of their websites, digital outreach, social media use and mobile sites.
11.23.10 - NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes Are Warming
11.23.10 - For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is about journeys that bring families and friends together. This Thanksgiving, half of the International Space Station crew will return home to Earth.
11.22.10 - NASA is providing up to $20 million over the next five years to support a national program to inspire student interest in science, technology and mathematics with a focus on robotic technology.
11.22.10 - NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.
11.22.10 - NASA issued the following statements Monday after the Federal Aviation Administration issued SpaceX a license for spacecraft reentry:
11.19.10 - Looking to make a difference? NASA, Google, Microsoft, The World Bank and Yahoo! are inviting software developers, independent computer experts and students to participate in the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) event on Dec. 4 and 5 in several locations around the world.
11.18.10 - NASA managers have postponed a launch status meeting and news conference planned for Monday, Nov. 22.
11.18.10 - NASA has selected QinetiQ North America of McLean, Va., to provide engineering services and products at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
11.18.10 - To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live long-distance call for students with International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Shannon Walker and Doug Wheelock.
11.18.10 - NASA Television Will Air Next Soyuz Landing And Launch (Updated Copy)
11.18.10 - NASA Television will air the Thanksgiving Day return to Earth of three crew members from the International Space Station and the preparation, launch and docking of the newest trio of station residents three weeks later.
11.18.10 - The EPOXI mission's recent encounter with comet Hartley 2 provided the first images clear enough for scientists to link jets of dust and gas with specific surface features.
11.17.10 - NASA has selected Chugach Federal Solutions, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, to support the agency-wide Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program.
11.17.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement after participating in today's Head of Space Agencies Summit in Washington:
11.17.10 - NASA and the U.S. Department of the Interior presented the William T. Pecora Award to Marvin E. Bauer of the University of Minnesota for his pioneering work in remote sensing of natural resources.
11.16.10 - NASA Awards Test Operations Contract At Stennis Space Center
11.16.10 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration received a much-improved financial statement audit opinion for the 2010 fiscal year.
11.16.10 - NASA Schedules News Conference About Next Space Shuttle Launch
11.15.10 - Where over the world is NASA astronaut Scott Kelly? Kelly, who will be living aboard the International Space Station for nearly six months, wants to test your knowledge of the world through a geography trivia game on Twitter.
11.15.10 - NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Nov. 18, to discuss new scientific findings from the recent EPOXI mission spacecraft encounter with comet Hartley 2.
11.15.10 - Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have found evidence of the youngest black hole known to exist in our cosmic neighborhood.
11.12.10 - NASA selected DB Consulting Group, Inc. in Silver Spring, Md., to provide information technology, multimedia, information management and external relations support services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
11.10.10 - NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi conducted a successful test firing Wednesday of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Taurus II space launch vehicle.
11.10.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the following statement today on the release of an independent panel's review of the James Webb Space Telescope project:
11.10.10 - Acting as a contracting agent for the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, NASA has selected five companies to receive a contract for Modular Space Vehicles (MSV).
11.10.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 5 p.m. EST today to discuss an independent review panel's report on the status of the James Webb Space Telescope project.
11.10.10 - NASA will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, to discuss the Chandra X-ray Observatory's discovery of an exceptional object in our cosmic neighborhood.
11.10.10 - Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Monday, Nov. 15, live on NASA Television beginning at 8 a.m. CST.
11.09.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 15, from Punta Arenas, Chile, to discuss the agency's Operation IceBridge.
11.09.10 - NASA will showcase the latest achievements in climate simulation, space exploration, aeronautics engineering, science research and supercomputing technology at the 23rd annual Supercomputing 2010 (SC10) meeting.
11.09.10 - NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has unveiled a previously unseen structure centered in the Milky Way.
11.08.10 - NASA has selected 13 companies for negotiations leading to potential contract awards to conduct systems analysis and trade studies for evaluating heavy-lift launch vehicle system concepts, propulsion technologies, and affordability.
11.05.10 - NASA has postponed the launch of space shuttle Discovery to no earlier than 4:05 a.m. EST on Nov. 30.
11.05.10 - NASA's "Kids in Micro-g" challenge is accepting proposals from students in fifth through eighth grades to design a classroom experiment that also can be performed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
11.05.10 - NASA postponed space shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station due to a hydrogen gas leak detected while filling the external tank.
11.04.10 - NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday. Scientists say initial images from the flyby provide new information about the comet's volume and material spewing from its surface.
11.04.10 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the EPOXI mission's successful flyby of comet Hartley 2:
11.02.10 - On Nov. 2, 2000, the first crew arrived aboard the International Space Station to live and work aboard the orbiting laboratory. The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles on the 10th anniversary:
11.02.10 - A LEGO space shuttle headed to orbit helps mark the Tuesday signing of a Space Act Agreement between NASA and The LEGO Group to spark children's interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
11.02.10 - NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its announcement, "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2010," to solicit additional proposals.
11.02.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to discuss a new discovery by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
11.01.10 - NASA will hold a series of media and educational events about the EPOXI mission's close encounter with comet Hartley 2 at approximately 7 a.m. PDT on Thursday, Nov. 4.
10.28.10 - The International Space Station partner agencies will mark a major milestone on Nov. 2 with the 10-year anniversary of people living permanently aboard the space station.
10.28.10 - WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama welcomed NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and a NASA team that assisted trapped Chilean miners to the Oval Office on Thursday for a ceremony that recognized Americans involved in the rescue.
10.28.10 - NASA has awarded the Enterprise Applications Service Technologies contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, Va. SAIC will provide all services in support of the NASA Enterprise Applications Competency Center.
10.28.10 - Nearly one in four stars similar to the sun may host planets as small as Earth, according to a new study funded by NASA and the University of California.
10.28.10 - The ground where NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit became stuck last year holds evidence that water, perhaps as snow melt, trickled into the subsurface fairly recently and on a continuing basis.
10.27.10 - Two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission after successfully completing their original science objectives earlier this year.
10.27.2010 - The magnetometers developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for the Juno mission to Jupiter were delivered recently to Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colo.
10.27.10 - NASA and partners from the LAUNCH: Health forum will discuss innovative ideas during a media briefing on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. EDT.
10.26.10 - Software developed at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is enabling major fuel savings for airlines and an increase in environmental efficiency.
10.26.10 - NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has set the news conferences, events and operating hours for the news center for the final scheduled launch of space shuttle Discovery.
10.26.10 - An international cadre of scientists that used data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft announced Tuesday the detection of stellar oscillations, or "starquakes," that yield new insights about the size, age and evolution of stars.
10.26.10 - NASA has announced the successful activation of new hardware that will support water production services aboard the International Space Station.
10.26.10 - NASA will give 50 Twitter followers the opportunity to go inside the heart of a space shuttle mission during a Tweetup Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the agency's Johnson Space Center.
10.25.10 - On October 16-21, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden led a small delegation to China.
10.25.10 - Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin an 11-day mission to the International Space Station with a launch at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 1, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-133 mission is Discovery's final scheduled flight.
10.25.10 - NASA has issued an announcement seeking proposals from U. S. industry to further advance commercial crew space transportation concepts and mature the design and development of system elements, such as launch vehicles and spacecraft.
10.25.10 - NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT on Tuesday Oct. 26, to preview the EPOXI mission's upcoming flyby and study of the comet Hartley 2.
10.22.10 - The Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC) at Aarhus University in Denmark will hold a media teleconference on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. EDT to discuss the latest discoveries about stars and their structures using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
10.22.10 - NASA Releases Report About Australia Balloon Mishap
10.22.10 - NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock became the first person to "check in" from space Friday using the mobile social networking application Foursquare.
10.22.10 - Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica.
10.21.10 - NASA will commemorate the 10th anniversary of human life, work and research on the International Space Station (ISS) with an Oct. 27 series of roundtable discussions. The events at three NASA centers and headquarters in Washington will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website www.nasa.gov/ntv.
10.21.10 - NASA has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Littleton, Colo., to launch the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft known as MAVEN.
10.21.10 - A newly installed webcam is giving the public an opportunity to watch technicians assemble and test the next NASA Mars rover, one of the most technologically challenging interplanetary missions ever designed.
10.21.10 - Nearly a year after announcing the discovery of water molecules on the moon, scientists Thursday revealed new data uncovered by NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO.
10.21.10 - NASA Flight Directors Bryan Lunney from Houston and Royce Renfrew from Marble Falls, Texas, are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT Thursday, Oct. 28.
10.20.10 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will attend a dedication celebrating completion of the runway at Spaceport America in New Mexico at 11 a.m. MST on Friday, Oct. 22.
10.20.10 - NASA has established a global forum for organizations interested in advancing human health and performance innovations in space and on Earth.
10.20.10 - NASA is working to publish more of its data sets online and create more opportunities to engage with the public using digital tools.
10.19.10 - NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to solicit additional research proposals.
10.19.10 - NASA is joining more than 500 science organizations this weekend to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers during the first national science and engineering festival to be held in the nation’s capital.
10.19.10 - The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) has approved a docking system standard.
10.18.10 - NASA selected 215 proposals for negotiation of Phase II contract awards in the Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR.
10.18.10 - At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter.
10.18.10 - NASA managers will hold a news conference on Monday, Oct. 25, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch.
10.18.10 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 21, to discuss additional findings from NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, and NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, missions.
10.15.10 - NASA has awarded Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contracts to six companies for the purchase of technical data resulting from industry efforts to develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions.
10.14.10 - Four decades after the first NASA lunar rover rolled across the surface of the moon, innovative students are preparing to design and build a new generation of wheeled wonders.
10.14.10 - NASA software used to enhance Earth science imagery could help interpret medical imagery.
10.14.10 - Leland D. Melvin, NASA's newly appointed associate administrator for education, will be available to members of the media on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT.
10.14.10 - NASA and Gowalla, a mobile and web service, have partnered to bring users one small step closer to the universe.
10.13.10 - NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock spoke from space to Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center today about the ongoing rescue of the miners trapped in Chile.
10.13.10 - NASA and Harvard University have established the NASA Tournament Lab (NTL), which will enable software developers to compete with each other to create the best computer code for NASA systems.
10.13.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first snapshots of a suspected asteroid collision. The images show a bizarre X-shaped object at the head of a comet-like trail of material.
10.13.10 - NASA and Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade arts and crafts, have partnered to launch "Space Craft," a contest where entrants share an original handmade item or work of art inspired by NASA and NASA's programs, such as the Space Shuttle Program and human spaceflight, aeronautics, science and exploration of the universe.
10.13.10 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the rescue effort for the Chilean miners.
10.12.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday the selection of Leland D. Melvin as the agency's new associate administrator for education, effective immediately.
10.11.10 - "Earlier today, President Obama signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010. It is important bipartisan legislation that charts a new course for space exploration, science, technology development, and aeronautics," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.
10.11.10 - Media representatives are invited to participate in a teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT, Oct. 11, for reaction to Monday’s anticipated signing of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010 by President Barack Obama.
10.08.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011.
10.08.10 - Community college students in a pilot program will take the first steps toward potential technology careers as they develop robotic explorers at NASA field centers.
10.07.10 - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Kaleri and Oleg Skripochka launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft at 6:10 p.m. CDT, Thursday, (5:10 a.m. Friday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
10.07.10 - Media representatives are invited to attend a NASA symposium on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT, where world-renowned scientists will address past, present, and future activities in the search for signs of life in the universe.
10.07.10 - During a period of universal warming 11 billion years ago, quasars -- the brilliant core of active galaxies -- produced fierce radiation blasts that stunted the growth of some dwarf galaxies for approximately 500 million years.
10.07.10 - NASA recently sponsored a series of flights from Ellington Field in Houston to test technologies in reduced-gravity conditions. The flights marked the third year of operations for NASA's Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology program, called FAST.
10.06.10 - A unique partnership between NASA and agencies in Africa and Europe has sent more than 30 terabytes of free Earth science satellite data to South African researchers to support sustainable development and environmental applications in Africa.
10.06.10 - After nine years of scanning the sky, the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission has concluded its observations of the cosmic microwave background, the oldest light in the universe.
10.05.10 - NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, caught a glimpse of the comet that the agency’s EPOXI mission will visit in November. The WISE observation will help the EPOXI team put together a large-scale picture of the comet, known as Hartley 2.
10.05.10 - NASA's Lunar CRater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, mission has won Popular Mechanics magazine's 2010 Breakthrough Award for innovation in science and technology.
10.05.10 - NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have expanded their successful collaboration with international partners to launch an innovative, web-based environmental management system for the Himalayan region.
10.04.10 - After completing its primary mission to map the infrared sky, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has reached the expected end of its onboard supply of frozen coolant.
10.04.10 - NASA's Kepler mission Science Operations Center software system was named winner of the 2010 NASA Software of the Year Award by the NASA Software Advisory Panel
10.01.10 - NASA will award $3.3 million over three years to support academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at tribal colleges and universities.
10.01.10 - NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) agreed on Friday to update the International Space Station launch schedule.
10.01.10 - NASA and Univision Communications Inc. are teaming up to launch an on-air and online initiative to help engage Hispanic students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
09.30.10 - NASA has signed a contract modification extending the contract for Marshall Space Flight Center's engineering, science and technical services contract with Jacobs Technology Inc. by one year.
09.30.10 - NASA has awarded a contract to Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International of Houston for spacesuit support used on the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
09.30.10 - NASA and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority unveiled a photography exhibition at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va., where ticketed airline travelers can view space science discoveries and relish the beauty and majesty of our solar system.
09.30.10 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will be available to answer media questions during a teleconference Thursday, Sept. 30, at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
09.30.10 - New data from NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft, reveal that conditions at the edge of our solar system may be much more dynamic than previously thought.
09.30.10 - Plan your next camp out for a national park, and you might spot one of the gems of the night sky -- the International Space Station -- from one of the nation's jewels on the ground.
09.29.10 - The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding Wednesday's action by the House of Representatives on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010.
09.29.10 - A team of planet hunters from the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington has announced the discovery of a planet with three times the mass of Earth orbiting a nearby star at a distance that places it squarely in the middle of the star's "habitable zone."
09.29.10 - NASA has signed a $60.3 million contract modification to space shuttle main engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Inc. of Canoga Park, Calif., to provide continued space shuttle main engine prelaunch, launch and landing support from Oct. 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011.
09.29.10 - NASA And Optimus Prime Collaborate To Educate Youth; New Video Contest To Raise Awareness Of NASA Technology
09.29.10 - NASA has rescheduled the media teleconference to discuss new information about the boundary of our solar system obtained from the agency's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft. The telecon now is set for noon EDT, on Thursday, Sept. 30.
09.29.10 - Nasa Invites Public To Discuss "What Matters Next" At TedxNASA
09.28.10 - NASA has awarded Computer Services Corporation (CSC) of Falls Church, Va., a modification to exercise the first option year under its existing contract
09.28.10 - NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final flight of shuttle Discovery and the next to last scheduled shuttle flight, during a series of news briefings Thursday, Oct. 21, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09.27.10 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to discuss new information about the boundary of our solar system obtained from the agency's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft.
09.27.10 - NASA has awarded a $13 million, six-month extension for International Space Station cargo mission services to Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Houston.
09.25.10 - Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Sept. 25, wrapping up a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
09.24.10 - Reporters are invited to two historic Space Shuttle Program events at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday, Sept. 28
09.24.10 - NASA has selected Earth Resources Technology Inc. Laurel, Md., to provide proposal evaluations, assessments and studies supporting NASA Earth and space science programs and missions.
09.23.10 - NASA on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a sole source contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft to Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder, Colo.
09.23.10 - NASA has awarded two sole source contracts on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the common ground system and a scientific instrument on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1).
09.23.10 - International Space Station astronaut Shannon Walker will speak on Wednesday, Sept. 29 to students from three schools she attended while growing up in Houston.
09.22.10 - The International Space Station partner agencies met Tuesday, Sept. 21, by videoconference to discuss continuation of space station operations into the next decade and its use as a research laboratory.
09.22.10 - NASA and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., have selected 24 high schools to participate in a new science, technology, engineering, and math education program. The teams will design software to program small satellites aboard the International Space Station.
09.21.10 - NASA has awarded grants to nine academic institutions and their partners that serve large numbers of minority and underrepresented students to strengthen offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.
09.21.10 - NASA has selected IAP World Services Inc. in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to provide facilities maintenance services at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
09.21.10 - After safely reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Discovery awaits the next major milestone for its upcoming and final mission to the International Space Station, STS-133.
09.20.10 - NASA, on behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has awarded a sole source contract to ITT Corporation of Ft. Wayne, Ind. The award is for the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) instrument planned for flight on the first Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) in 2014.
09.20.10 - Snow melt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.
09.20.10 - The external fuel tank that will power the last planned space shuttle into orbit will be shipped Tuesday to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
09.16.10 - NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships.
09.16.10 - NASA has announced the awards for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Contract. The award will provide a broad range of launch services for NASA’s planetary, Earth-observing, exploration and scientific satellites.
09.15.10 - NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, will complete the exploration phase of its mission on Sept. 16, after a number of successes that transformed our understanding of Earth's nearest neighbor.
09.15.10 - NASA invites the public to join a bilingual online chat on Thursday, Sept. 23. The chat is NASA's first hosted in Spanish and English on the agency's website.
09.14.10 - NASA announced the four astronauts who will make up the crew of STS-335, the rescue mission that would fly only if needed to bring home the members of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission, currently the final scheduled shuttle flight.
09.14.10 - NASA has awarded a five-year, $1.24 billion contract extension to The Boeing Co. to continue engineering support of the International Space Station through Sept. 30, 2015.
09.14.10 - NASA has selected 1,895 high school students to participate in the agency's Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience, or INSPIRE.
09.13.10 - NASA is offering live satellite interviews on Thursday, Sept. 16, from inside the next component of the International Space Station.
09.13.10 - NASA is hosting two national science competitions that challenge student teams to develop and prepare a microgravity experiment. Proposals are due Nov. 1.
09.13.10 - NASA TV To Provide Coverage Of Next Soyuz Landing, Launch
09.10.10 - NASA has released its Strategic Sustainability and Performance Plan (SSPP) as part of a government-wide effort to achieve goals without compromising the planet's resources.
09.09.10 - Journalists are invited to cover space shuttle Discovery’s last move from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to Launch Pad 39A on Sept. 20 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Six astronauts are set to launch aboard the shuttle on Nov. 1.
09.09.10 - NASA has selected the winner of the national Balloonsat High Altitude Flight Competition.
09.09.10 - Amateur astronomers using backyard telescopes were the first to detect two small objects that burned up in Jupiter’s atmosphere on June 3 and Aug. 20.
09.09.10 - Data from NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander suggest liquid water has interacted with the Martian surface throughout the planet's history and into modern times.
09.09.10 - NASA will award about $4 million in grants to public school districts, state-based education leadership, and not-for-profit education organizations to support academic excellence in STEM education.
09.08.10 - NASA opens Space Station for biological research from NIH grants that take advantage of the unique microgravity environment aboard Station to explore fundamental questions about important health issues.
09.08.10 - NASA is seeking information from potential partners who could provide no-cost brokerage services for intellectual property transactions.
09.07.10 - Two asteroids will pass within the moon's distance from Earth on Wednesday, Sept. 8. NASA scientists will be available for satellite interviews Tuesday, Sept. 7, and Wednesday morning to discuss these near- Earth objects.
09.07.10 - NASA's pioneering use of prize competitions and innovation challenges is a dramatic departure from government's traditional "business as usual."
09.03.10 - A NASA team sent to Chile to aid trapped miners will hold a news conference about their work at the San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo at noon CDT, Tuesday, Sept. 7.
09.03.10 - Students and teachers at the Pinellas County Science Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., will have an out-of-this-world phone conversation with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
09.03.10 - To see what life might be like on a distant planet, reporters need only travel to the Arizona desert.
09.02.10 - NASA has begun development of a mission to visit and study the sun closer than ever before.
09.02.10 - NASA will commemorate a quarter-century of comet discoveries and discuss upcoming comet encounters during a symposium at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 10, in the Knight Studio of the Newseum.
09.02.10 - NASA has unveiled NASA App HD, a new mobile application designed for the iPad.
09.02.10 - NASA and its international partners have assigned three new International Space Station crew members.
09.01.10 - NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected university teams from Maryland, Oklahoma and Wisconsin as finalists in a competition to design, manufacture, assemble and test an inflatable loft.
09.01.10 - NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate is accepting scholarship applications for the 2011 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 17, 2011.
09.01.10 - NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the November space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.
09.01.10 - NASA has been ranked fifth in the Partnership for Public Service 2010 ratings for the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government."
08.31.10 - NASA astronauts Linda Godwin and Scott Altman have announced plans to leave the agency.
08.31.10 - NASA Extends Contract With United Space Alliance
08.31.10 - A multinational crew that will live and work on the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
08.31.10 - With a loud roar and mighty column of flame, NASA and ATK Aerospace Systems successfully completed a two-minute, full-scale test of the largest and most powerful solid rocket motor designed for flight.
08.30.10 - NASA's Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research Program (CRuSR) has awarded a total of approximately $475,000 to Armadillo Aerospace of Rockwall, Texas and Masten Space Systems of Mojave, Calif.
08.30.10 - NASA, Internet Archive And Flickr Launch Historic Image Collection
08.27.10 - From 5:30-6 p.m. EDT, NASA Television will air excerpts of an interview with Dr. Michael Duncan, who is leading a NASA team to Chile. NASA has been asked by the Chilean government through the U.S. Department of State to provide technical advice that might assist the trapped miners at the San Jose gold and copper mine near Copiapo, Chile.
08.27.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden accepted the Spirit of Houston Award from the city's Mayor Annise Parker on Thursday.
08.27.10 - NASA and U2 released a commemorative video highlighting a year's worth of collaboration in space and on the Irish rock band's 360 Degree tour.
08.27.10 - Interview footage of two NASA astronauts scheduled next year to become the first twins to rendezvous in space is available on NASA Television and the agency's website.
08.26.10 - NASA Awards Facility Operating Services Contract Award Term Period 1
08.26.10 - NASA's Kepler spacecraft has discovered the first confirmed planetary system with more than one planet crossing in front of, or transiting, the same star.
08.26.10 - NASA is challenging high school teams to design software to program small satellites aboard the International Space Station.
08.24.10 - James Cameron, director of the award-winning film "Avatar," is featured in a series of new NASA public service announcements that describe the many contributions of NASA's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet.
08.23.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference Thursday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. EDT to discuss the Kepler spacecraft's latest discovery about an intriguing planetary system.
08.20.10 - If you like music, the space program and are a little nostalgic, NASA has the perfect opportunity for you.
08.19.10 - Global plant productivity that once was on the rise with warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is now on the decline because of regional drought according to a new study of NASA satellite data.
08.18.10 - NASA and Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) will conduct a full-scale test of a five-segment, first-stage solid rocket motor at 11:05 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 31.
08.18.10 - NASA Extends Engineering And Scientific Services Contract at Glenn Research Center
08.18.10 - A PSA with astronaut Melvin and recording artist Blige this week on NASA TV encouraging science careers for women.
08.18.10 - NASA will host a Green Aviation Summit Sept. 8-9 to highlight the agency's work to develop environmentally responsible aviation technologies.
08.17.10 - NASA will host LAUNCH: Health, a global forum focusing on health issues, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from Oct. 30-31.
08.17.10 - NASA has awarded $7.7 million in cooperative agreements to 17 organizations across the United States to enhance learning through the use of NASA's Earth science resources.
08.17.10 - The President's Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development, co-chaired by NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr. and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, today released its report to President Barack Obama with recommendations to enhance economic development strategies along Florida's Space Coast.
08.13.10 - NASA is hosting a forum to present an overview of common themes captured from industry responses to NASA's Commercial Crew Initiative Request For Information (RFI).
06.08.10 - NASA's first Information Technology (IT) Summit will bring together government and industry leaders to explore the outer reaches of information technology.
08.12.10 - The third spacewalk to restore full cooling capability to the International Space Station is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16.
08.12.10 - NASA will host media in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Houston on Tuesday, Aug. 31, for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency's major airborne campaign studying Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico hurricanes.
08.11.10 - For the first time, twin brothers are slated to be in space simultaneously early next year.
08.11.10 - During a meeting Tuesday at NASA Headquarters in Washington, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space Agency Director General Zvi Kaplan signed a joint statement of intent to expand the agencies' cooperation in civil space activities.
08.10.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Issues Statement On The Death Of Former Senator Ted Stevens And Monday's Plane Crash In Alaska
08.10.10 - NASA has selected Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies to provide the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., with computing support services.
08.10.10 - NASA will host a media event at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the arrival of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).
08.10.10 - NASA is inviting journalists to cover its first Information Technology (IT) Summit on Aug. 16-18.
08.10.10 - NASA will give 150 of its Twitter followers an insider's look at the nation's space program and the opportunity to view a space shuttle launch in person.
08.09.10 - NASA selects the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for the Launch Facilities Protection Project at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility.
08.06.10 - NASA has announced a second opportunity for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012.
08.06.10 - NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to purchase specific data resulting from industry efforts to test and verify vehicle capabilities through demonstrations of small robotic landers.
08.05.10 - The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 7. A second spacewalk is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 11, to complete the repairs.
08.03.10 - NASA's Kennedy Space Center will host a media event to highlight the next hardware that will fly to the International Space Station.
08.03.10 - The first of two spacewalks by NASA astronauts to replace a failed ammonia pump on the International Space Station has been delayed by 24 hours to Friday, Aug. 6. A second spacewalk is planned for Monday, Aug. 9, to complete the repairs.
08.02.10 - NASA is inviting potential partners to participate in the agency's Summer of Innovation project to engage middle school students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning activities.
08.02.10 - NASA will host an interactive workshop to identify objectives for exploration missions to near-Earth objects, or NEOs, on Aug. 10-11 at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington.
08.02.10 - NASA managers will discuss updated plans for two International Space Station spacewalks during a news briefing at 3 p.m. CDT on Monday, Aug. 2. The briefing replaces one originally scheduled for Tuesday.
08.02.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss its upcoming airborne research campaign into hurricane behavior.
08.02.10 - NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have embarked on a joint program to explore Mars in the coming decades and selected the five science instruments for the first mission.
07.30.10 - NASA's Robonaut 2 has no voice but is ready to tell you its story -- in 140 characters or less. The prototype robot will travel to space this fall to give NASA a deeper understanding of human-robotic interaction.
07.30.10 - Nasa Awards Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, Space Vehicle Mockup Facility Support Contract
07.30.10 - NASA has awarded a sole-source interim contract for electrical systems engineering services to MEI Technologies in Houston.
07.30.10 - NASA mission controllers have not heard from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit since March 22, and the rover is facing its toughest challenge yet – trying to survive the harsh Martian winter.
07.28.10 - NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corp.'s, Technical Services Division in Greenbelt, Md., for the agency's Sounding Rockets Operations contract.
07.28.10 - NASA managers will discuss an upcoming spacewalk at the International Space Station during a news briefing at 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
07.27.10 - NASA is inviting the public to choose an area in northern Arizona where explorers will conduct part of the annual Desert Research and Technology Studies, known as Desert RATS.
07.26.10 - NASA personnel are among a group of international researchers who are in the Canadian Arctic assessing concepts for future planetary exploration as part of the Haughton-Mars Project, or HMP-2010.
07.23.10 - The number of languages used on the International Space Station has recently increased.
07.23.10 - A camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has helped develop the most accurate global Martian map ever. Researchers and the public can access the map via several websites and explore and survey the entire surface of the Red Planet.
07.23.10 - NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to test an experiment in weightless science as part of the agency's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program.
07.22.10 - Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered carbon molecules, known as "buckyballs," in space for the first time. Buckyballs are soccer-ball-shaped molecules that were first observed in a laboratory 25 years ago.
07.22.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected a hypervelocity star – a rare phenomenon moving three times faster than our sun.
07.20.10 - NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-132 astronauts and International Space Station Expedition 22 and 23 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer for a visit Monday, July 26, through Thursday, July 29.
07.20.10 - NASA Awards Multi-Disciplinary Engineering And Technology Services II Contract
07.20.10 - Scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map of the height of the world's forests by combining data from three NASA satellites. The map will help scientists build an inventory of how much carbon the world's forests store and how fast that carbon cycles through ecosystems and back into the atmosphere.
07.20.10 - Students from the Conyers Middle School in Conyers, Ga., are expecting a very long-distance phone call Wednesday from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
07.19.10 - The core technology developed for NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has been selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly-launched open source cloud computing initiative.
07.16.10 - NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, will complete its first survey of the entire sky on July 17.
07.16.10 - Select teachers will spend part of their summer learning about virtual technology in an effort to get their students excited about science, technology, engineering and math.
07.15.10 - The first spacecraft designed by NASA to orbit Mercury is giving scientists a new perspective on the planet's atmosphere and evolution.
07.15.10 - On Monday, July 19, NASA Television will launch a full-time High Definition (HD) channel that media, cable and satellite service providers can access.
07.15.10 - Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a "cometary planet." The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, is orbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escaping into space.
07.14.10 - NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is helping with the unprecedented effort to save wildlife from the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
07.14.10 - Serving as a contracting agent for the Department of Defense’s Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, NASA has selected Millennium Engineering and Integration Co., of Arlington, Va., to receive a contract for Rapid Response Space Works (RRSW).
07.14.10 - NASA officials will discuss an upcoming International Space Station spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts during a news briefing at 2 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 21.
07.13.10 - NASA has selected nine experiments, designed by students at seven schools, for astronauts to perform on the International Space Station this summer. NASA selected the proposals from among 132 received for the new Kids in Micro-g! Program.
07.13.10 - NASA announced three new Centennial Challenges Tuesday, with an overall prize purse of $5 million. NASA's Centennial Challenges are prize competitions for technological achievements by independent teams who work without government funding.
07.12.10 - NASA and Microsoft Research are bringing Mars to life with new features in the WorldWide Telescope software that provide viewers with a high-resolution 3-D map of the Red Planet.
07.09.10 - NASA invites its Twitter followers to a special Tweetup with astronaut T.J. Creamer at 3 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 29.
07.09.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Ramon "Ray" Lugo III as director of the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective July 18. Lugo has been Glenn's acting director since March.
07.08.10 - NASA and its international partners, the Russia Federal Space Agency and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), have assigned four new International Space Station crews.
07.08.10 - NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company paid tribute to the workforce who built the external tanks for the space shuttle fleet on Thursday at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
07.07.10 - NASA and Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business invite the public to a discussion with the most recent space shuttle crew to fly in space at 6:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 26.
07.07.10 - NASA has awarded contracts to three companies and one university for crew robotics and vehicle equipment work.
07.07.10 - Three NASA aircraft will begin flights to study tropical cyclones on Aug. 15 during the agency's first major U.S.-based hurricane field campaign since 2001.
07.06.10 - NASA has selected the winners in the 2010 Life and Work on the Moon Art and Design Contest from more than 200 international student entries.
07.06.10 - NASA has given gamers a taste of lunar adventure with release of Moonbase Alpha, an exciting new, free online video game.
07.01.10 - NASA is targeting approximately 4:33 p.m. EDT on Nov. 1 for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission and 4:19 p.m. EST on Feb. 26, 2011, for the liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
06.30.10 - NASA and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company will hold a ceremony at 9 a.m. CDT on Thursday, July 8, at the agency's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
06.30.10 - The next trio of International Space Station residents will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, July 13, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
06.29.10 - NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) seeking proposals and industry input on heavy-lift system concepts and propulsion technology.
06.28.10 - News media and video game reviewers have an opportunity to preview a new NASA video game, Moonbase Alpha, in advance of its worldwide release.
06.28.10 - NASA Plays Key Exploration Role In New Administration Space Policy
06.28.10 - NASA senior managers met with their counterparts representing other space agencies at the National Harbor, Md., on June 23, to discuss globally-coordinated human and robotic space exploration.
06.25.10 - After a long and successful career providing communications support, NASA's groundbreaking Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) 1 is retiring.
06.25.10 - NASA Awards Space Station Mission Integration Contract
06.25.10 - NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28.
06.24.10 - NASA is challenging college students to design concepts for inflatable habitat lofts for the next generation of space explorers.
06.24.10 - The Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development has launched an interactive website to encourage public comment on ways to promote economic growth and sustainability in Florida's Space Coast region as it adapts to changes in America's space program.
06.23.10 - After more than five months living aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer will be available for satellite interviews from Houston between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 30.
06.23.10 - NASA has extended the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center operations support services contract with EG&G Technical Services of Austin, Texas.
06.22.10 - NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., to launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission.
06.22.10 - NASA has selected LJT & Associates Inc. in Columbia, Md., for the Range Operations Contract at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
06.22.10 - The National Summer Learning Association has recognized NASA Administrator Charles Bolden as a Champion of Summer Learning.
06.22.10 - About 300 elementary students will be treated to a unique show and tell on June 23 when they speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
06.22.10 - NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist will host an industry forum July 13-14 to discuss the agency's proposed new space technology investments and announce three new Centennial Challenges prize competitions.
06.21.10 - Students Design Futuristic Flying Rescue Vehicles For NASA Contest
06.21.10 - The president submitted to Congress on Friday, June 18, a fiscal year 2011 budget amendment that targets up to $100 million toward spurring regional economic growth and job creation in the aerospace industry.
06.16.10 - NASA Television will perform maintenance that will affect satellite distribution on Thursday, June 17 from 6 to 8 a.m. EDT. During this planned outage, only the NASA TV Public Channel (Program 101) will be available.
06.15.10 - NASA astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft at 4:35 p.m. CDT Tuesday (3:35 a.m. Wednesday local time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
06.15.10 - NASA's Kepler Mission has released 43 days of science data on more than 156,000 stars.
06.15.10 - NASA has awarded the Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment project contract to General Dynamics C4 Systems of Scottsdale, Ariz.
06.15.10 - NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development.
06.14.10 - Lawrence D. Thomas has been appointed manager of NASA's Constellation Program, which manages the effort to take humans beyond low-Earth orbit and develop the next generation launch vehicle and spacecraft.
06.14.10 - NASA-funded scientists estimate from recent research that the volume of water molecules locked inside minerals in the moon's interior could exceed the amount of water in the Great Lakes here on Earth.
06.14.10 - A NASA-led research team has successfully demonstrated for the first time elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system that quickly and accurately assesses large earthquakes and estimates the size of resulting tsunamis.
06.14.10 - NASA is seeking private and corporate sponsors for the Centennial Challenges.
06.11.10 - University students and professors from across the country and Puerto Rico will converge on NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this month to learn how to build small experiments that can be launched on sounding rockets. This is part of a week-long workshop, known as RockOn!, that begins June 19.
06.10.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden kicked off the agency's new Summer of Innovation initiative Thursday while at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calf.
06.10.10 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Chairman Johann-Dietrich Wörner signed an agreement Thursday during a bilateral meeting in Berlin to extend the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission through the end of its on-orbit life, which is expected in 2015.
06.09.10 - NASA has selected 18 innovative technology proposals for negotiation of Phase 2 contract awards in the Small Business Technology Transfer program, or "STTR." The selected projects have a total value of approximately $11 million. The contracts will be awarded to 18 high technology firms that are partnering with 15 universities in 12 states.
06.08.10 - NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to launch the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph spacecraft known as IRIS.
06.08.10 - NASA awards Smart Global Solutions JV LLC of Silver Spring, Md., the Sponsored Research and Education Support Services (SRESS) contract.
06.08.10 - A NASA video program aimed at helping high school students learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) has won an Emmy, one of the best-known awards in regional television.
06.08.10 - NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea June 15 to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.
06.08.09 - NASA is inviting members of the public to send electronic images of their faces into orbit aboard one of the final remaining space shuttle missions.
06.08.10 - Astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, orbiting 220 miles above Earth, will discuss living and working in space with students gathered at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, N.Y., on Thursday, June 10. The call between the students and International Space Station crew member will take place at about 11 a.m. EDT.
06.04.10 - "Congratulations to Space X on today's launch of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle. Space X's accomplishment is an important milestone in the commercial transportation effort and puts the company a step closer to providing cargo services to the International Space Station.
06.04.10 - NASA Briefs Media About First Arctic Oceanographic Voyage
06.03.10 - NASA Chief Technologist, Congressman Fattah Visit X-Car Team At West Philadelphia High School Monday
06.03.10 - Rocks examined by NASA's Spirit Mars Rover hold evidence of a wet, non-acidic ancient environment that may have been favorable for life. Confirming this mineral clue took four years of analysis by several scientists.
06.03.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke will present an update about the Presidential Task Force on Space Industry Work Force and Economic Development at 10 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 4.
06.02.10 - NASA has awarded CH2M Hill, Inc., of Montgomery, Ala., a contract to provide services for environmental engineering and occupational health at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
06.02.10 - NASA officially kicks off its Summer of Innovation initiative at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, June 10. Through the program, NASA will engage thousands of middle school students and teachers in stimulating math and science-based education programs.
06.02.10 - NASA is soliciting proposals for studies designed to identify advanced vehicle concepts and enabling technologies for commercial airliners to fly more economically, quieter and cleaner by 2025.
06.01.10 - Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineers T.J. Creamer and Soichi Noguchi landed their Soyuz-17 spacecraft in Kazakhstan Tuesday, June 1, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
06.01.10 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 2010 induction ceremony on Saturday, June 5, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The ceremony will take place at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
05.28.10 - The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a joint program by NASA and the German Aerospace Center, achieved a major milestone May 26, with its first in-flight night observations.
05.27.10 - Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced today.
05.27.10 - NASA has awarded the software engineering support contract at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc. of Pasadena, Calif.
05.27.10 - NASA announced Thursday it has joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
05.26.10 - Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet.
05.26.10 - Veteran astronauts Dominic Gorie and John "Danny" Olivas are leaving NASA. Olivas' last day with the agency was Tuesday, May 25 and Gorie's is June 4.
05.26.10 - Data from an ongoing survey by NASA's Swift satellite have helped astronomers solve a decades-long mystery about why a small percentage of black holes emit vast amounts of energy.
05.26.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis and six astronauts ended a 12-day journey of more than 4.8 million miles with an 8:48 a.m. EDT landing Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
05.25.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Wednesday, May 26, after a 12-day mission. NASA managers will evaluate weather conditions at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida before permitting Atlantis to land.
05.25.10 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, has allowed scientists for the first time to comprehensively view the dynamic nature of storms on the sun.
05.24.10 - NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful.
05.24.10 - NASA Television will cover the June 1 return to Earth of three International Space Station crew members and the June 15 launch of the newest trio of station residents. The new crew will be the 24th to live and work on the orbiting laboratory.
05.24.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference Wednesday, May 26, at 1 p.m. EDT, to discuss new results from the Swift satellite's survey of active black holes.
05.24.10 - Presentation charts for the opening-day briefings of NASA's Exploration Enterprise Workshop in Galveston, Texas, will be posted online at noon EDT, Monday, May 24.
05.21.10 - NASA's space shuttle astronauts will answer elementary and middle school students' questions Saturday, May 22 while orbiting miles above Earth.
05.21.10 - The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 5:25 a.m. CDT on Sunday, May 23.
05.20.10 - NASA and the World Science Festival are inviting Twitter followers to a behind-the-scenes Tweetup at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 5, in New York City.
05.20.10 - NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Discovery's STS-131 astronauts for a visit Tuesday, May 25, through Thursday, May 27.
05.20.10 - NASA will provide college students from across the country with the opportunity to participate in virtual interactive educational sessions focusing on NASA technical challenges and competitions.
05.19.10 - NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Project will pass a historic Martian longevity record on Thursday, May 20.
05.19.10 - NASA Announces Live Web Streaming Of Space Exploration Workshop And Telephone Media Briefing
05.19.10 - The United States Distance Learning Association recognized NASA's Digital Learning Network (DLN) for its superior instructors by presenting the program with the Silver Award for Distance Learning Teaching.
05.18.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station are flying together 220 miles overhead until Sunday, May 23. Circling the Earth every 90 minutes, the spacecraft offer unique sighting opportunities for sky gazers around the world.
05.18.10 - NASA selected 17 technology demonstration projects for reduced-gravity aircraft flights to demonstrate whether emerging technologies can perform as expected in the reduced-gravity environment of the moon and Mars, or the zero-gravity environment of Earth orbit.
05.18.10 - NASA's space shuttle Atlantis is delivering science experiments and a new Russian laboratory to the International Space Station, continuing the transition from station assembly to continuous scientific research through the end of the decade.
05.17.10 - NASA will hold a media teleconference Friday, May 21, at 3:15 p.m. EDT with the crew of the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, living underwater off the coast of Florida.
05.14.10 - One of the final space shuttle visits to the International Space Station began at 2:20 p.m. Friday with the launch of Atlantis and six astronauts from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
05.12.10 - Innovative planetarium shows and traveling museum exhibits are among nine projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding this year.
05.12.10 - NASA and USA TODAY announced the winners of the 2010 No Boundaries National Competition. The winning student teams are from across the country and excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
05.11.10 - NASA has awarded CSC of Falls Church, Va., a contract modification to establish and operate an Enterprise Service Desk (ESD) and the Enterprise Service Request System (ESRS).
05.10.10 - NASA has awarded a sole source contract to Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp. of Boulder, Colo., for the Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager instrument Flight Unit 2.
05.10.10 - As NASA prepares to launch a space shuttle on Friday, May 14, the agency is offering the ABCs of 3,2,1 liftoff to students and educators throughout the nation.
05.10.10 - NASA-sponsored studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil may play a role in mitigating bone breakdown that occurs during spaceflight and in osteoporosis.
05.06.10 - NASA has set the schedule for news conferences, events and operating hours at the Kennedy Space Center press site for space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming launch.
05.06.10 - NASA will host an Exploration Enterprise Workshop in Galveston, Texas, on May 25-26 to discuss the agency's new plans for human and robotic exploration in space.
05.06.10 - NASA's Pad Abort 1 flight test, a launch of the abort system designed for the Orion crew vehicle, lifted off at 7 a.m. MDT Thursday at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) near Las Cruces, N.M.
05.05.10 - Space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to begin a 12-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 2:20 pm EDT on Friday, May 14.
05.05.10 - NASA has selected 25 graduate and undergraduate students to receive the agency's Aeronautics Scholarship for the 2010-11 school year.
05.04.10 - NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are asking for proposals to enhance small satellite experiments on the International Space Station.
05.04.10 - NASA will send two astronauts, a veteran undersea engineer and an experienced scientist into the ocean depths off Florida's east coast this month to test exploration concepts and learn more about working in an unforgiving, treacherous environment.
05.03.10 - NASA Flight Directors Michael Sarafin of Herkimer, N.Y., and Emily Nelson of Austin, Texas, are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT Friday, May 7.
05.03.10 - High school students in the United States are invited to participate in NASA's INSPIRE, through the program’s online learning community.
04.30.10 - NASA has awarded a sole source bridge contract for Multidisciplinary Engineering and Technology Support, or METS, services to Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), Inc. of Greenbelt, Md.
04.30.10 - Students will share their research findings at a NASA Explorer Schools symposium May 5-8 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
04.29.10 - NASA managers will hold a news conference on Wednesday, May 5, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch.
04.29.10 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the May 6 launch of the Pad Abort 1 flight test.
04.29.10 - NASA-developed wireless sensor technology is giving recreational boat owners safer and more accurate readings of how much fuel is in their tanks.
04.28.10 - At the next space shuttle launch, NASA will host 150 people from around the world and provide them with a behind-the-scenes perspective to share with their followers via the social networking service Twitter.
04.28.10 - NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed its most significant mission milestone to date, the Mission Critical Design Review.
04.27.10 - Some helicopters of the future will look very different from today's, at least as imagined by high school students for a NASA aeronautics competition.
04.27.10 - The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies on Saturday, May 1, and NASA Television will broadcast the arrival live.
04.27.10 - The director of NASA's Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, was recognized Tuesday by The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for his leadership in space exploration.
04.27.10 - NASA will hold a news media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the status of agency-sponsored astrobiology research, including the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life and the study of how life began on Earth.
04.26.10 - NASA and EPA signed a Memorandum of Agreement to continue collaboration between the two agencies in environmental and Earth sciences and applications
04.26.10 - NASA is partnering with the Space Grant Consortia of Idaho, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Wyoming in the Summer of Innovation initiative to use the agency's out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for students who are underrepresented and underperforming in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.
04.26.10 - NASA Television marks the 20th anniversary of on-orbit operations of the Hubble Space Telescope with a documentary that premieres Monday, April 26 at 2 p.m. EDT. It will re-air at 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
04.21.10 - NASA's recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, is returning early images that confirm an unprecedented new capability for scientists to better understand our sun's dynamic processes.
04.23.10 - As the Hubble Space Telescope achieves the major milestone of two decades on orbit, NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute, or STScI, in Baltimore are celebrating Hubble's journey of exploration with a stunning new picture and several online educational activities.
04.22.10 - NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund 11 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future space exploration missions.
04.21.10 - On the eve of the Hubble Space Telescope's 20th anniversary, NASA will offer live satellite interviews with two of the telescope's premier scientists: Ed Weiler, associate administrator of the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, and former astronaut John Grunsfeld. Interviews are available from 6 to 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 23.
04.20.10 - Community college students have been selected to travel to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, May 20-22, for an out-of-this-world experience.
04.20.10 - NASA and the National Science Teachers Association have selected high school teachers to fly an experiment in microgravity.
04.20.10 - Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 6.2 million miles with a 9:08 a.m. EDT landing Tuesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
04.20.10 - NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 astronauts for a visit from Tuesday, April 20, through Friday, April 23.
04.19.10 - NASA has exercised an option to extend the period of performance of the contract with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for the Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Center.
04.17.10 - Space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Monday, April 19, after a 14-day mission.
04.16.10 - Journalists are invited to cover the STS-132 space shuttle crew's Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, a practice countdown and related training, April 20-23 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
04.16.10 - NASA centers across the nation invite journalists and the public to see and hear about the agency's contributions to exploring and protecting our home planet during this year's Earth Day celebrations.
04.14.10 - During the next space shuttle mission, NASA will host two Tweetups to give the public an insider's look at the nation's space program.
04.14.10 - NASA will hold a news briefing and unveil initial images from the Solar Dynamic Observatory, or SDO, at 2:15 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 21, in the atrium of the Newseum.
04.14.10 - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of lightning on Saturn. The images have allowed scientists to create the first movie showing lightning flashing on another planet.
04.14.10 - NASA will launch the first human-like robot to space later this year to become a permanent resident of the International Space Station.
04.14.10 - NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission, the final scheduled flight of space shuttle Atlantis, during a series of news briefings Monday, May 3, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
04.13.10 - NASA and the State of Hawaii agreed Tuesday to collaborate in a variety of activities involving small satellite development, advanced aviation, space exploration, education and science.
04.13.10 - NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., has selected five companies to provide the agency with support for analytical and experimental research and technology development, primarily for aerospace vehicles.
04.13.10 - A new agreement between NASA and Chrysler may put rocket science on the road and automotive technologies in space.
04.12.10 - On the afternoon of Thursday, April 15 President Barack Obama will visit Cape Canaveral, Florida and deliver remarks on the bold new course the Administration is charting for NASA and the future of U.S. leadership in human space flight.
04.12.10 - NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to M&D Mechanical Contractors, Inc. of Decator, Ala., to provide general construction services at the center.
04.12.10 - The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 6:26 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, April 14.
04.12.10 - Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will speak with students in Gibsonville, N.C., on Wednesday, April 14.
04.12.10 - In a unique collaboration between national space agencies, the United States and Japan began combining elements of their satellite resources on Monday to increase a critical type of Earth observation data.
04.08.10 - For the first time, scientists have detected clear signs of recent lava flows on the surface of Venus.
04.08.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Deputy Administrator Lori Garver presented an outline for new and extended program assignments across the agency Thursday in support of the president's fiscal year 2011 budget request.
04.08.10 - NASA has successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk unpiloted aircraft system over the Pacific Ocean.
04.07.10 - NASA has set a launch date and a media preview day for its next flight test, called Pad Abort 1.
04.07.10 - Whether using social networks to allow students to interact directly with astronauts, or creating a cloud computing platform to give unprecedented access to scientific data, NASA's embrace of Open Government has made it a leader among federal agencies.
04.06.10 - ASA has selected Deltha-Critique NSS Joint Venture of New Orleans to receive a contract for business operations and technical services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
04.06.10 - NASA has signed a $335 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation, rescue and related services in 2013 and 2014.
04.05.10 - Eighth grade students and children of the military community in California's Monterey Peninsula area will speak with astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth on Saturday, April 10.
04.05.10 - In preparation for National Lab Day on May 12, NASA will host a series of weekly live webcasts during the month of April through the agency's Digital Learning Network.
04.05.10 - NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the May space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.
04.05.10 - Space shuttle Discovery lit up Florida's Space Coast sky 30 minutes before sunrise Monday with a 6:21 a.m. EDT launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
04.02.10 - NASA will host its first Earth Day Tweetup on the National Mall in Washington with @NASA Twitter followers and NASA scientists on April 18 at 1 p.m. EDT.
04.02.10 - Undergraduate and graduate students who want to apply for a NASA internship or fellowship soon will have access to all of NASA's opportunities at one Web site.
04.02.10 - NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko safely launched to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Friday.
04.01.10 - NASA will exercise the second of two one-year options on a three-year, $182.6 million contract to Enterprise Advisory Services Inc., of Houston for facility operations and support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.
04.01.10 - NASA will exercise the second of two one-year options on a five-year contract to Jacobs Technology Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.
04.01.10 - has selected Raytheon Company of Riverdale, Md., for the Earth Observing System Data and Information System Evolution and Development contract.
04.01.10 - NASA set out on a monumental journey with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990. Since then, it has captured the minds and imaginations of people around the world.
04.01.10 - Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Leaders from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, hailed the milestone as an example of a strong agency partnership and commitment to flying the best Earth observation satellites today and in the future.
03.31.10 - The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has returned the first pictures of locations on the Red Planet suggested by the public.
03.30.10 - NASA has awarded contracts to eight aerospace firms for Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III spacecraft and related services.
03.29.10 - NASA will exercise a one-year extension option on a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation in Lanham, Md., to provide supercomputing support services at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
03.26.10 - News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery.
03.26.10 - Space shuttle Discovery is scheduled to begin a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a launch at 6:21 a.m. EDT on April 5 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
03.26.10 - NASA has awarded contracts to five companies to provide space propulsion systems technologies in support of research and technology development activities at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
03.26.10 - NASA has awarded contracts to five companies to provide air-breathing engine technologies in support of aerospace propulsion research and technology development activities at the agency's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
03.25.10 - NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded a contract to A2 Research, JV, of Huntsville, Ala., to provide technical laboratory services at the center.
03.25.10 - NASA selected four high school teams as finalists in the Balloonsat High Altitude Flight competition. Their experiments will be the payload aboard a NASA weather balloon that will launch May 25-27.
03.24.10 - NASA has contracted with ERC Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., for space technology research and development activities at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
03.24.10 - NASA Flight Directors Richard Jones and Ron Spencer are available for live satellite interviews beginning March 30 at 6 a.m. CDT.
03.23.10 - NASA managers will hold a news conference on Friday, March 26, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida to discuss the status of the next space shuttle launch.
03.18.10 - NASA's Operation IceBridge mission, the largest airborne survey ever flown of Earth's polar ice, kicks off its second year of study when NASA aircraft arrive in Greenland March 22.
03.18.10 - NASA EDGE, an award-winning talk show known for offbeat, funny and informative behind-the-scene stories about the space agency, will celebrate Sun-Earth Day 2010, with a live webcast about our sun and its effects on Earth.
03.18.10 - Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev landed their Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Thursday, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
03.12.10 - NASA has selected Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc. of Gainesville, Fla., to provide civil and environmental design, engineering and other professional services.
03.12.10 - NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate is inviting teams of undergraduate and graduate students throughout the country to participate in the fourth annual Systems Engineering Paper Competition.
03.11.10 - NASA Television will cover the landing of two current International Space Station crew members and the launch of three upcoming station residents later in March and April.
03.11.10 - NASA Television provides a standard digital television channel as a resource for news media.
03.11.10 - NASA has announced opportunities to test emerging technologies during flights on an airplane that simulates the weightless conditions of space.
03.11.10 - The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia, and the United States met in Tokyo, Japan, on March 11, 2010, to review ISS cooperation.
03.09.10 - NASA has exercised a $60 million, one-year extension option for a contract with Science Applications International Corporation of Houston to provide support to safety and mission assurance activities at the agency's Johnson Space Center.
03.09.10 - NASA today unveiled an interactive computer simulation that allows virtual explorers of all ages to dock the space shuttle at the International Space Station, experience a virtual trip to Mars or a lunar impact, and explore images of star formations taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
03.08.10 - NASA today announced its founding partnership of Launch, an initiative to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums.
03.04.10 - NASA will highlight the educational activities planned on the next space shuttle mission during a news briefing at 12 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, March 9.
03.04.10 - The latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-P, lifted off Thursday aboard a Delta IV rocket at 6:17 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
03.04.10 - NASA, in cooperation with local technology firms and sponsors, launches a nationwide series of high school robotics competitions that begin March 5 and 6 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place N.W., in Washington.
03.03.10 - NASA's International Space Station Program has won the 2009 Collier Trophy, which is considered the top award in aviation.
03.01.10 - Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole.
03.01.10 - NASA has signed a contract modification worth approximately $40 million with InfoPro Corporation of Huntsville, Ala., for the continuation of engineering technicians and trades support services to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
03.01.10 - Administrator Charles F. Bolden announced Monday leadership changes involving three of the agency's field centers.
02.26.10 - NASA is announcing a new initiative to launch small cube-shaped satellites for education and not-for-profit organizations.
02.26.10 - NASA and the Italian Space Agency announced a new use for an existing Multi Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) known as "Leonardo."
02.25.10 - NASA exercised two one-year extension options with a combined value of $130 million for a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas.
02.25.10 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program conducted the final test firing of a reusable solid rocket motor Feb. 25 in Promontory, Utah.
02.25.10 - Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will discuss science and living in space with students from Mueller Aerospace and Engineering Discovery Magnet School in Wichita, Kan., on Tuesday, March 2.
02.25.10 - The NASA World Wind Java computer program developed at the agency's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif., is the winner of NASA's 2009 Software of the Year Award.
02.25.10 - NASA officials broke ground near Canberra, Australia on Wednesday, beginning a new antenna-building campaign to improve Deep Space Network communications.
02.24.10 - NASA's Stennis Space Center in Stennis, Miss., unveiled an initiative today to chart the future of the nation's premier rocket engine testing facility.
02.24.10 - U.S. university faculty and students are invited to a weeklong workshop to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment into space.
02.24.10 - Reporters are invited to a media day in April to observe the first environmental science mission of NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system at the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
02.23.10 - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., has award AT&T of Vienna, Va., a contract to provide Mission Network Services for the agency.
02.23.10 - NASA's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Miss., has awarded a contract to ASRC Research and Technology Solutions LLC, or ARTS, a small business in Greenbelt, Md., to provide information and technical services at the center.
02.23.10 - Journalists are invited to cover the STS-131 space shuttle crew's practice countdown and related training March 2-5 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02.23.10 - The newly restructured NASA Advisory Council recently concluded its second meeting, held Feb. 18-19, at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
02.23.10 - NASA has launched a new web page to help people better understand the causes and effects of Earth's changing climate.
02.23.10 - NASA is working with Univision Communications Inc. to develop a partnership in support of the Spanish-language media outlet's initiative to improve high school graduation rates, prepare Hispanic students for college, and encourage them to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines.
02.22.10 - The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-P, or GOES-P, is scheduled for launch aboard a Delta IV rocket on Tuesday, March 2, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
02.22.10 - NASA has increased the support contract to the Virginia Space Flight Authority/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., to provide launch services for expendable launch vehicles.
02.22.10 - NASA published its Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Estimates on Monday, providing more information about the president's plan for the agency's future.
02.21.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour and six astronauts ended a 14-day journey of more than 5.7 million miles with a 10:20 p.m. EST landing Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02.19.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour and its six-member crew are expected to return to Earth on Sunday, Feb. 21 after a 14-day mission.
02.19.10 - NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission during a series of news briefings on Tuesday, March 9, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
02.18.10 - NASA will honor the achievements of the 2009 Centennial Challenges prize winners and competition hosts with a technical symposium Feb. 25 and a recognition ceremony Feb. 26.
02.17.10 - President Obama, congressional leaders and middle school students will speak with the astronaut crews of the International Space Station and the space shuttle Endeavour Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. EST to congratulate them on their successful ongoing mission.
02.17.10 - The next set of International Space Station residents will be available to talk to journalists at 1 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 2.
02.17.10 - New findings from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have provided a major advance in understanding a type of supernova critical for studying the dark energy that astronomers think pervades the universe.
02.17.10 - A diverse cast of cosmic characters is showcased in the first survey images NASA released Wednesday from its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.
02.16.10 - NASA is targeting Monday, April 5, for the launch of the next space shuttle from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02.16.10 - NASA will exercise a one-year extension option for a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support.
02.16.10 - The 11 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 8:39 p.m. CST on Thursday, Feb. 18.
02.12.10 - NASA will hold a teleconference with reporters at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to discuss the latest Chandra X-ray Observatory findings that advance our understanding of certain supernovae.
02.11.10 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-a-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner workings in unprecedented detail. The launch aboard an Atlas V rocket occurred at 10:23 a.m. EST.
02.11.10 - Students in elementary and middle schools nationwide will have their questions about space answered live on Feb. 14 by space shuttle astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth.
02.10.10 - NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the March space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.
02.10.10 - NASA presented its highest honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, safety, customer service, technical and managerial excellence.
02.10.10 - NASA and Texas Instruments are using the theme of human space exploration to develop digital libraries of math and science problems for high school students.
02.08.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour lit up the predawn sky above Florida's Space Coast on Monday with a 4:14 a.m. launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
02.05.10 - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected Zantech IT Services Inc. of McLean, Va., for the Programmatic and Institutional Learning Services contract.
02.05.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will meet with reporters covering the launch of space shuttle Endeavour at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
02.05.10 - NASA and its international partners are looking forward to unprecedented scientific opportunities aboard the International Space Station
02.04.10 - The Twitterverse and universe will converge during space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission to the International Space Station. NASA is inviting the public to send questions for the astronauts via Twitter and have them answered live from space.
02.03.10 - NASA has exercised a second one-year option with Bastion Technologies Inc. of Houston for continued services in support of the Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
02.03.10 - NASA will shed light on plant investigations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing at 1 p.m. EST, Friday, Jan. 5.
02.03.10 - NASA will extend the international Cassini-Huygens mission to explore Saturn and its moons to 2017.
02.03.10 - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden named Robert D. Braun the agency's Chief Technologist.
02.03.10 - On Wednesday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named Dr. Woodrow Whitlow, Jr., the associate administrator for Mission Support at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
02.02.10 - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a mysterious X-shaped debris pattern and trailing streamers of dust that suggest a head-on collision between two asteroids.
02.01.10 - NASA has awarded $50 million through funded agreements to further the commercial sector's capability to support transport of crew to and from low Earth orbit.
02.01.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced the administration's fiscal year 2011 budget request Monday by calling for change and a new era of innovation in America's approach to science and space exploration.
02.01.10 - NASA will hold a news media telecon at 1 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 4, to discuss the latest Hubble images of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
01.31.10 - NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce bold new developments in the nation's civil space effort.
01.29.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2011 budget at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 1.
01.28.10 - NASA soon will provide Internet viewers an inside look at astronauts working in space by streaming video live from the International Space Station's laboratories.
01.28.10 - News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Endeavour.
01.27.10 - Space shuttle Endeavour is set to begin a 13-day flight to the International Space Station with a Feb. 7 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is planned for 4:39 a.m. EST, making this the final scheduled space shuttle night launch.
01.27.10 - Astronomers studying two exploding stars, or supernovae, have found evidence the blasts received an extra boost from newborn black holes.
01.27.10 - NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed a joint statement that recognizes the Israel Network for Lunar Science and Exploration, or INLSE, as an affiliate partner with the NASA Lunar Science Institute at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
01.26.10 - Astronauts orbiting 220 miles above Earth will discuss science with students of the Troy School District in Troy, Mich., on Feb. 1.
01.26.10 - NASA will launch small research satellites for several universities as part of the agency's Educational Launch of Nanosatellite, or ELaNA, mission.
01.26.10 - After six years of unprecedented exploration of the Red Planet, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit no longer will be a fully mobile robot.
01.25.10 - NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Jan. 26 to discuss the status of the agency's Mars rover Spirit.
01.22.10 - For the first time, NASA Twitter followers can personally go inside the heart of a space shuttle mission at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.22.10 - The crew of the space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission will deliver a specially minted silver medallion to National Football League officials at 10 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
01.22.10 - NASA has selected 105 of its best and brightest interns and fellows for the NASA Student Ambassador Program.
01.22.10 - NASA is inviting student teams nationwide to design and build an experiment or technology demonstration to be sent to the near space environment of the stratosphere, an altitude of 100,000 feet.
01.22.10 - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a special software upgrade this week – personal access to the Internet and the World Wide Web via the ultimate wireless connection.
01.21.10 - NASA has awarded approximately $1.4 million in cooperative agreements to enhance learning through the use of the agency's unique Earth science resources.
01.21.10 - NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is allowing scientists to get a glimpse deep inside Mars.
01.21.10 - Elementary students at Vintage Math, Science and Technology Magnet School in Los Angeles will get to ask questions of astronauts aboard the International Space station while the crew orbits 220 miles above Earth.
01.21.10 - Reporters are invited to field tests of NASA equipment and concept vehicles that demonstrate how explorers might prospect for resources and make their own oxygen for survival while on other planetary bodies.
01.20.10 - The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars will soon be taking photo suggestions from the public.
01.19.10 - NASA is inviting eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to examine and request space program artifacts online. The items represent significant human space flight technologies, processes and accomplishments from NASA's past and present space exploration programs.
01.19.10 - NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin of Bethesda, Md., a contract extension to continue the Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA, or ODIN, services to support the agency.
01.19.10 - NASA is scheduled to host a briefing at 1 p.m. EST, on Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss the upcoming launch and science of an unprecedented mission to study the sun and its dynamic behavior.
01.19.10 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named William Wrobel as director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., and director of the center's Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate.
01.19.10 - Bill Dowdell, NASA Kennedy Space Center's deputy director for International Space Station and spacecraft processing, is available for satellite interviews from 6 to 9 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 22.
01.15.10 - The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, or ASAP, a congressionally mandated group of independent experts established after the 1967 Apollo 1 fire, has released its 2009 annual report.
01.15.10 - NASA has issued a follow-up Request for Information, or RFI, for ideas from education institutions, science museums and other appropriate organizations about the community's ability to acquire and publicly display orbiters after the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program.
01.12.10 - NASA will hold a briefing for journalists with the next set of residents of the International Space Station at 1 p.m. CST Thursday, Jan. 21, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.12.10 - Interactive museum exhibits about climate change, Earth science, and missions beyond Earth are among the projects NASA has selected to receive agency funding.
01.11.10 - The news briefings to preview the year's first space shuttle mission have been rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 29, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.08.10 - NASA Headquarters in Washington will welcome space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 astronauts for a visit on Monday, Jan. 11, through Thursday, Jan. 14.
01.08.10 - NASA has selected teams of middle school and high school students to test their science experiments in microgravity competitions that simulate the weightlessness of space.
01.06.10 - NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has captured its first look at the starry sky that it will soon begin surveying in infrared light.
01.06.10 - NASA has launched an initiative to use its out-of-this-world missions and technology programs to boost summer learning, particularly for underrepresented students across the nation.
01.06.10 - After reaching its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday, space shuttle Endeavour now awaits its next major milestone for the upcoming STS-130 mission.
01.06.10 - NASA officials will discuss an upcoming spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts, the relocation of a Soyuz spacecraft to a new docking port and other International Space Station activities during a briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 11.
01.05.10 - NASA has selected ASRC Primus of Greenbelt, Md., for the Goddard Unified Enterprise Services and Technology (GUEST), Fixed Price-Incentive indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract.
01.05.10 - Radio astronomers have uncovered 17 millisecond pulsars in our galaxy by studying unknown high-energy sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
01.05.10 - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden has named David D. McBride director of the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
01.04.10 - A moon rock collected during the historic Apollo 11 mission more than 40 years ago will be heading back to space and a new home aboard the International Space Station, sharing quarters with a piece of Mt. Everest.
01.04.10 - NASA's Kepler space telescope, designed to find Earth-size planets in the habitable zone of sun-like stars, has discovered its first five new exoplanets, or planets beyond our solar system.
01.01.10 - NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld, who participated in three spaceflights to service the Hubble Space Telescope, is leaving the agency to become the deputy director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.