07.23.08 - On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) hosted NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and Secretary of Agriculture Edward T. Schafer during the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enable the USDA's Agricultural Research Service to conduct plant related research on the International Space Station.
07.23.08 - NASA's 50th anniversary celebration continues this summer with special recognition at EAA AirVenture 2008, the United States' biggest annual air show, held in Oshkosh, Wis., July 28 - Aug. 3.
07.22.08 - NASA satellites, aircraft, and research know-how have created a wealth of cutting-edge tools to help firefighters battle wildfires. These tools also have helped scientists understand the impact of fires and smoke on Earth's climate and ecosystems.
07.22.08 - Software used to define safety margins for spacecraft re-entries and detect planets outside our solar system are co-winners of the 2007 Software of the Year Award.
07.21.08 - NASA's Ames Research Center will award a Small 8 (a) Business performance-based contract, valued at $29 million to Al-Razaq Computing Services of Houston, to provide financial services support to the center.
07.21.08 - NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to return to the Hubble Space Telescope, targeted to launch Oct. 8.
07.18.08 - The grants will focus on improving science and engineering education.
07.18.08 - Students from the STARBASE Atlantis Naval Air Station education program in Corpus Christi, Texas, will participate in a live in-flight education downlink with the International Space Station on Wednesday, July 23, from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. CDT.
07.17.08 - NASA Administrator Michael Griffin on Thursday announced that Rob Strain will be the next center director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
07.17.08 - NASA will hold a media teleconference on Thursday, July 24, at 1 p.m. EDT, to announce the first results from a fleet of five satellites that have discovered what powers sudden brightening and rapid movements of the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis.
07.17.08 - The heads of the International Space Station agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met at European Space Agency Headquarters in Paris on July 17, 2008.
07.16.08 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-128. The flight will carry science and storage racks to the International Space Station.
07.16.08 - Two studies based on data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed that the Red Planet once hosted vast lakes, flowing rivers and a variety of other wet environments that had the potential to support life.
07.15.08 - NASA's Innovative Partnerships Program has selected seven Small Business Innovation Research program, or SBIR, companies to participate in reduced-gravity test flights in early September.
07.14.08 - NASA has awarded an advanced planning assessment contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va. The fixed-price contract has a maximum value of $30 million for a three-year base period beginning July 8 and two one-year options.
07.14.08 - Representatives of 11 space agencies from around the world gathered in Montreal July 10 - 12 to continue the coordination of programs to extend human and robotic presence throughout the solar system.
07.14.08 - NASA has awarded research contracts worth a total of $12 million to two industry teams to study how the introduction of new aircraft types may affect air traffic management efficiency, aviation safety and the environment in the future.
07.14.08 - NASA is evaluating an advanced, fiber optic-based sensing technology that could aid development of active control of wing shape.
07.11.08 - A remotely piloted aircraft carrying a NASA sensor flew over much of California earlier this week, gathering information that will be used to help fight more than 300 wildfires burning within the state.
07.09.08 - Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool: global satellite maps from NASA.