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12.31.01 - On the heels of making space history in 2001 by completing the first phase of the International Space Station (ISS) assembly in orbit, the Space Shuttle will continue a string of space firsts during six missions planned for 2002.
12.19.01 - NASA flight controllers in Houston will transform themselves into Santa's helpers this Christmas Eve, guiding the jolly soul on his appointed rounds.
12.14.01 - The X-38 prototype crew rescue vehicle successfully completed its highest, fastest and longest flight to date Thursday at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, a test flight that intersected some of the most critical conditions such a craft would experience when returning from space.
12.10.01 - As part of a nationwide tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11th attacks on America, crewmembers aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will mark the three-month anniversary of the attacks tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m. EST.
12.03.01 - When the Space Shuttle Endeavour launches at 5:45 p.m. EST tomorrow, Dec. 4, from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the International Space Station Expedition Three crew may be among those viewing the liftoff.
11.30.01 - International Space Station and Space Shuttle managers have rescheduled the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour to Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. EST from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
11.29.01 - An International Space Station status briefing has been scheduled for 12 noon CST today originating from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the ongoing evaluation of a problem with the docking of a Progress cargo craft which arrived at the complex yesterday.
10.31.01 - Several astronauts are concluding their successful spaceflight careers for new pursuits on Earth. The group of space travelers takes a wealth of space station and shuttle experience into new fields of pursuit.
11.20.01 - Members of the news media planning to cover Space Shuttle Endeavour's mission (STS-108) to the International Space Station should expect, and plan for, changes in NASA badging and escorting procedures for media at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.; Johnson Space Center, Houston; and Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
11.16.01 - The Johnson Space Center has implemented new media accreditation procedures for the STS-108 mission.
11.16.01 - The Space Shuttle Endeavour is set to launch Nov. 29 at approximately 6:42 p.m. CST on a mission that will take a fourth crew to the International Space Station, finishing a record-breaking year of missions that completed the first phase of the station's orbital assembly.
11.15.01 - Randy Stone, a 34-year veteran of Mission Control and the Johnson Space Center, has been named Deputy Director of the Johnson Space Center by JSC Acting Director Roy Estess.
11.07.01 - NASA Television will provide coverage of the third and final spacewalk for the Expedition Three crew aboard the International Space Station on Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST.
11.01.01 - Dobie High School students will soon be learning about the NASA Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program and the importance of receiving a college education through Johnson Space Center’s High School Outreach Program (HSO).
10.25.01 - Sharpening its focus on the next generation of human space flight, a new office at the Johnson Space Center will develop technologies to lead to the next reusable human spacecraft, work that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars of research efforts managed from Houston over the next few years.
10.22.01 - A newly released atlas detailing coral reefs around the world contains numerous photographs taken by NASA astronauts. These photographs provide a unique perspective on coral reef geography, coastal development and the relationship of reefs to various land habitats.
10.17.01 - The following is a statement by Acting Johnson Space Center Director Roy S. Estess regarding today’s announcement by NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin that he will depart NASA after almost 10 years as Administrator.
10.11.01 - NASA Television will provide coverage of the second of three spacewalks aboard the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 15, beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.
10.05.01 - NASA Television will provide coverage of the first of three spacewalks from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 8, beginning at 8:30 a.m. CDT.
10.01.01 - The Expedition Three crew's preparations for the first spacewalk staged from the new Russian docking compartment and airlock on the International Space Station are among the topics scheduled to be discussed during a mission status briefing, now set for Thursday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. EDT from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
08.23.01 - The four-member crew of Discovery and the three Expedition Two crewmembers are scheduled to return home to Ellington Field, Hangar 990, about 5 p.m. today.
08.20.01 - The gates to NASA’s Johnson Space Center will open to the public this Saturday, Aug. 25, for the center’s sixth annual Open House event.
08.17.01 - NASA has named crew members to three missions scheduled to visit the International Space Station in the second half of 2002.
08.06.01 - Astronaut Robert D. Cabana has been named NASA's Director, Human Space Flight Programs, Russia, effective Aug. 8.
08.02.01 - Space Shuttle Discovery will launch a new crew and a host of supplies and scientific racks and experiments to the International Space Station Aug. 9, beginning a new phase of station assembly that will expand the complex as research work grows.
07.20.01 - The next space shuttle mission -- to feature the second rotation of astronauts and cosmonauts and the third flight of an Italian-built module delivering materials to the International Space Station -- will be the subject of briefings on Thursday, July 26, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
07.09.01 - NASA has granted biotechnology company Synthecon, Inc. an exclusive pharmaceutical license to produce recombinant human protein drugs in its proprietary Rotary Cell Culture System TM (RCCSTM).
07.10.01 - An advanced X-38 prototype International Space Station test "lifeboat," assembled last year at Houston's Johnson Space Center, floated to a successful touchdown under the world's largest parafoil at 1 p.m. Central today at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, CA, completing the seventh large-scale free flight test for the X-38 project.
07.06.01 - When NASA's Genesis spacecraft returns samples of the solar wind to Earth, the science canister will be brought to the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston where the sample collector will be removed in the JSC Genesis Lab.
07.02.01 - During long-duration space flights, astronauts often don't eat as much as they should, which can cause weight loss and other nutritional concerns, such as low levels of vitamin D. A study released today of astronauts who lived aboard the Russian space station Mir, and counterparts living in seclusion on Earth, has validated a tool for measuring astronauts' dietary intake during long space flights.
06.29.01 - Space Shuttle Atlantis will launch July 12 to carry a new airlock to the International Space Station.
06.20.01 - A space shuttle mission to deliver a key component that will enable astronauts to conduct spacewalks on the Earth-orbiting International Space Station will be the subject of briefings on Monday, June 25, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
06.13.01 - Astronaut Brian Duffy (Col., USAF), a veteran of four Shuttle flights, has retired from the astronaut corps to accept a senior management position in the private sector space industry. Duffy will retire from the U.S. Air Force at the end of June.
06.16.01 - For the sixth consecutive year, NASA’s Johnson Space Center will open its doors to the public for its annual Open House event.
06.01.01 - Allison Bahnsen, daughter of Jim and Jay Bahnsen of Lancaster, was selected in March 2000 to participate in the NASA Johnson Space Center Cooperative Education Program.
06.01.01 - Astronaut James Reilly will become only the seventh person named an Honorary U.S. Marshal in a swearing-in ceremony at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, at 9 a.m. June 4 in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility (Building 9).
05.31.01 - The objective is to help ensure that a few of today's gifted high school students become some of tomorrow's leading scientists and engineers.
05.25.01 - NASA Astronaut Patricia Hilliard Robertson died Thursday night as a result of injuries obtained in the crash of a private plane Tuesday afternoon.
05.23.01 - With an internal spacewalk from the International Space Station in the offing, NASA mission managers will discuss the Expedition Two crew's recent and upcoming activities during a Mission Status Briefing, Friday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
05.23.01 - NASA Astronaut Patricia Hilliard Robertson (MD) was injured in a private plane accident Tuesday afternoon. She was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where her condition remains stable, but critical.
05.15.01 - With the Expedition Two crew members now in the third month of their sojourn aboard the International Space Station (ISS), NASA mission managers will discuss the crew's recent activities during a Mission Status Briefing, Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. EDT.
04.23.01 - Johnson Space Center will co-sponsor Sun-Earth Day at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
04.27.01 - After a series of discussions today, NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos), reached a decision on the launch date for the Soyuz 2 taxi mission and subsequent on-orbit activities.
04.24.01 - David Mathieson Walker (Capt., USN, Ret.), veteran of four space shuttle missions including flights that rescued and deployed satellites, died April 23 following a sudden and brief illness. He was 56 years old.
04.10.01 - The public is invited to share the flight experiences of the STS-102 Space Shuttle crew and the International Space Station Expedition One Commander Bill Shepherd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Space Center Houston.
04.05.01 - Endeavour will launch April 19, 2001, to deliver a new generation of Canadian space robotics to the International Space Station.
04.02.01 - The public is invited to share the flight experiences of the five-member STS-98 crew at 6:30 p.m. April 4 at Space Center Houston.
03.27.01 - NASA’s lead center for human space flight, JSC has been recommended for certification to the rigorous ISO 9001:2000 standard.
03.26.01 - As the Expedition Two crew gets settled aboard the International Space Station, American crew members for future space station missions have begun formal training to meet launch dates, beginning in 2002.
03.21.01 - The four-member crew of Discovery and the three Expedition One crewmembers will return home to Ellington Field, Hangar 990, about 4 p.m. Thursday.
03.05.01 - The public is invited to join NASA employees, family and friends to view the launch of STS-102 Discovery on Thursday, March 8 at 5:42 a.m.
03.06.01 - More than 1100 papers will be presented at the 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 12-16, 2001, at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
02.28.01 - NASA and United Space Alliance have agreed to adjust the overall contract value of the Space Flight Operations (SFOC) Contract, which supports launch operations for both the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs, by a debit of approximately $61 Million to reflect the reduced Shuttle flight rate in Fiscal Year 1999.
02.27.01 - The launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery has been set for 6:42 a.m. EST March 8 on a mission to the International Space Station that will make NASA's first crew shift change in orbit and carry an Italian-built Station logistics carrier filled with laboratory experiments and equipment.
02.27.01 - Researchers have found magnetic material in a 4.5-billion-year-old Martian meteorite that could only have been produced by bacteria.
02.26.01 - Researchers who stunned the world in 1996 with the announcement that a Martian meteorite contained evidence of ancient life on the red planet have released new evidence that strengthens their original hypothesis and allays many of the criticisms leveled at the first paper.
02.26.01 - Researchers have found magnetic material in a 4.5-billion-year-old Martian meteorite that could only have been produced by bacteria.
02.23.01 - Due to rain and high winds in southern California, Space Shuttle Columbia’s departure for Florida has been delayed until no earlier than Saturday afternoon.
02.22.01 - Weather permitting, Columbia, America’s first Space Shuttle, may visit Houston’s Ellington Field on Saturday, Feb. 24, while it is en route to Florida piggyback atop NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
02.13.01 - Ancient life on Mars, oceans on Europa, a rendezvous with an asteroid – these are just a few of the many fascinating topics that will be covered at the 32nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 12-16, 2001, at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.29.01 - With Atlantis poised for launch on Feb. 7 to deliver the American-made Destiny laboratory to the International Space Station, Jeff Hanley, Lead Expedition One Flight Director, will update reporters on recent activities aboard the space station during an Expedition One mission status briefing, Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. EST.
01.24.01 - While living at Johnson Space Center the weekend of Feb. 2-4, Houston area high school students will use their imagination and knowledge to design complete details of a human settlement on Mars in the year 2045.
01.19.01 - The Mission Operations Directorate at Johnson Space Center has named 10 new flight directors. It is the largest such class ever selected, and brings to 28 the number of current U.S. flight directors.
01.17.01 - Research efforts to allow humans to travel safely in space and to use the space environment as a laboratory to improve the quality of life on Earth will be the focus of the largest-ever NASA-funded meeting of space life sciences investigators.
01.17.01 - Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, (Ph.D) a veteran of five space missions, will visit Seattle this week speaking at the University of Washington (UW) and McGilvra Elementary School.
01.16.01 - Jeff Hanley, Lead Expedition One Flight Director, will conduct a Mission Status Briefing at 3 p.m. CST, Thursday, Jan. 18 to update reporters on the status of the Expedition One crew.
01.05.01 - The public is invited to share in the excitement of the latest Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, when the five-member, STS-97 crew discusses its 12-day flight at 6:30 p.m. January 11 at Space Center Houston.
12.15.00 - Astronaut William McArthur (Col., USA) will speak at a luncheon celebrating the 97th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight at noon Dec. 17 at the Comfort Inn, South Marker Post 17, in Nags Head.
12.13.00 - Fresh off the successful mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour to deliver the large solar arrays to the International Space Station, status briefings will be held on Dec. 15 and Dec. 21 to discuss the progress of the ongoing Expedition One mission.
12.13.00 - A new scientific report offers compelling evidence that primitive life existed on Mars.
12.05.00 - NASA Astronauts Steve Smith and John Young will visit Brigham City and Clearfield on Dec. 6 to present Silver Snoopy Awards to fifteen Thiokol Propulsion employees.
12.01.00 - Astronaut crews have begun training for the STS-105 mission, which will exchange International Space Station crewmembers in June, and the STS-107 research mission in July.
11.17.00 - The launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour has been set for Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, on a mission of space flight firsts that will spread giant solar array wings -- the longest structure ever in space -- above the International Space Station, providing it with more power than any previous spacecraft.
11.17.00 - The public is invited to share in the excitement of the recently completed Shuttle mission to the International Space Station when the seven member STS-92 crew shares its flight memories at 6:30 p.m. November 27 at Space Center Houston.
11.08.00 - The International Space Station crew, its first space visitors, and activities that will create the most powerful spacecraft in history will all be the subject of a series of briefings starting at 9 a.m. EST, Monday, Nov. 13, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
11.07.00 - With the first week of Expedition One operations successfully completed, Lead Flight Director Jeff Hanley will conduct the second scheduled status briefing of the mission at 4:30 p.m. EST, Thursday, Nov. 9, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
11.02.00 - Following the successful launch and arrival of the Expedition One crew on the International Space Station, Lead Flight Director Jeff Hanley will conduct the first scheduled status briefing of the vanguard mission at 3:30 p.m. CST, Friday, Nov. 3, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
10.26.00 - WHAT: Media representatives are invited to see first-hand how NASA technology benefits life on Earth during a preview of the Johnson Space Center’s Inspection2000.
10.25.00 - NASA Television plans extensive coverage of the launch and docking of the vehicle carrying the first resident crew to live aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
10.10.00 - The sense of touch could help prevent disorientation in astronauts, pilots and telerobotics operators using a Tactile Situation Awareness System (TSAS) to be featured at Johnson Space Center’s Inspection2000.
10.10.00 - A 6-year old Texas Longhorn steer will be the latest addition to a unique educational project that teaches local high school students how animal husbandry, agriculture and aquaculture relate to the future of human space flight.
10.01.00 - The technology that protects spacewalking astronauts may soon be available to firefighters on the ground through the development of an advanced suit offering greater protection, endurance, mobility and better communications.
09.28.00 - NASA managers today set Oct. 5 as the launch date for Discovery on a mission that will initiate the heart of construction for the International Space Station (ISS), carrying aloft a nine-ton exterior framework and a three-ton docking port to be attached to the complex.
09.28.00 - A cadre of 20 astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut has been assigned to four Space Shuttle missions targeted for launches in 2001.
09.14.00 - Ambassador of France to the United States, François Bujon de l'Estang, will visit the Johnson Space Center on Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. to present the French Legion of Honor to NASA astronaut Eileen M. Collins (Col., USAF).
09.14.00 - Technology developed at the Johnson Space Center in 1992 to study the effects of microgravity on cell tissue holds renewed promise for improving life on Earth following the announcement of an unprecedented private sector investment in the technology by Fisk Ventures, Inc. of Wisconsin.
09.06.00 - The most up-to-the-minute language-instruction technology, used in the space program, may come to the rescue of some venerable old languages and cultures.
08.28.00 - The astronaut class of 2000 will meet the media at NASA's Johnson Space Center on August 31, in a ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. CDT in the Space Vehicle Mockup Facility, Building 9.
08.22.00 - News media are invited to enjoy a special preview of the Johnson Space Center’s Open House from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. August 25.
08.22.00 - A memorial service honoring the life of Dr. Robert Rowe Gilruth, considered “the father” of America’s human space flight program, will take place at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX at 10 a.m. CDT August 28 in the Teague Auditorium.
08.17.00 - The following is a statement by JSC Center Director George W.S. Abbey regarding Dr. Robert Rowe Gilruth, a pioneer in U.S. aviation and space flight who died earlier today in Charlottesville, Virginia after a lengthy illness.
08.17.00 - Dr. Robert Rowe Gilruth, an aerospace scientist, engineer, and a pioneer of the American space program during the glory days of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, is dead after a lengthy illness.
08.16.00 - In the next 18 months, the International Space Station will grow to be the largest spacecraft ever built, but before it is assembled in space, the station will be put together dozens of times over in a new Mission Control training room opened in Houston this week.
08.04.00 - Johnson Space Center’s Inspection2000 invites the public to view NASA technologies that are being - and could be - applied to Earthbound applications.
07.26.00 - Seventeen men and women have been selected for the astronaut candidate class of 2000, scheduled to arrive at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, in August to begin a period of training and evaluation.
07.25.00 - The first opportunity for the Russian Zvezda service module to dock automatically with the International Space Station will be tonight at approximately 8:44 p.m. EDT, a few minutes earlier than the originally scheduled docking time of 8:53 p.m. EDT.
07.25.00 - A series of briefings Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, will preview the September visit of the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station and the October launch of the first crew to live aboard the station.
07.21.00 - NASA TV plans live coverage of the International Space Station's automated docking to the Russian Zvezda Service Module on Tuesday, July 25.
07.17.00 - Genefer Brice, daughter of Robert and Xana Brice of Burley, was selected in January 2000 to participate in the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program.
06.17.00 - Andrew Perrone, son of Andy and Pam Perrone of Bryan, was selected in October 1999 to participate in the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program.
07.12.00 - Canadian Astronauts Dafydd (Dave) Rhys Williams, and Julie Payette, international members of NASA’s astronaut corps, were honored last month for their contributions to both the American and Canadian space programs.
07.07.00 - Live NASA Television coverage of the launch of the Russian Zvezda Service Module mission to the International Space Station will begin at 12:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 12.
07.06.00 - Extensive coverage of the Russian Zvezda Service Module mission will be carried on NASA Television next week as will subsequent events involving the new International Space Station (ISS) component as it begins its lifetime on orbit.
07.03.00 - News reports that a computer hacker endangered the lives of Space Shuttle astronauts during a 1997 mission are wrong.
06.30.00 - The status of the new Russian Zvezda Service Module, entering its final preparations for launch to the International Space Station (ISS), will be discussed at a news conference at the Russian Mission Control Center in Korolev, Russia, on Friday, July 7 at 6 a.m. EDT (2 p.m. Moscow time).
06.26.00 - Following a General Designer's Review meeting in Moscow today, NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency announced that plans remain on track for the launch of the Zvezda service module on July 12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
06.23.00 - A news conference will be held at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, June 28, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, to provide an overview of the next International Space Station (ISS) component, the Zvezda Service Module, scheduled to launch in July.
06.19.00 - News media are invited to participate in a NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP-2000) field site visit during the period of July 19-22 on Devon Island, Nunavut, in the Canadian High Arctic.
06.15.00 - NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) has awarded a new contract to Kelsey-Seybold Clinic of Houston to conduct the Occupational Medicine and Occupational Health and Test Support programs at the center, the JSC operations at nearby Ellington Field and Sonny Carter Training Facility as well as the White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico.
06.13.00 - An agreement to collaborate on development of an advanced rocket technology that could cut in half the time required to reach Mars, opening the solar system to human exploration in the next decade, has been signed by NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, and MSE Technology Applications Inc., Butte, MT.
06.13.00 - NASA scientists have gone back to the garden, "planting" wireless webs of small sensors in gardens here on Earth in preparation for missions to help monitor biological activity on planets.
06.12.00 - Saucier, who worked on the huge turbopumps feeding propellant to the Space Shuttle’s main engines, suffered a heart attack in 1983.
06.09.00 - The public is invited to share in the excitement of the recently completed Shuttle mission to the International Space Station when the seven member STS-101 crew shares its flight memories at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Space Center Houston.
06.07.00 - Like photo-hungry tourists, the astronauts and cosmonauts who spent time on the Russian space station Mir took along cameras and lots of film to record their observations.
06.07.00 - A robotic system aimed at giving spacewalking astronauts a hand is being refined at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. A mechanical hand very much like a human hand offers remarkable abilities to operate the same tools used by people in spacesuits.
06.06.00 - Robonaut, a robotic system that may perform future space-walking tasks using an advanced mechanical hand, will be demonstrated for news media representatives at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, June 8, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
06.06.00 - Twenty-five Texas high school students from throughout the State are spending the week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston participating in a unique educational program designed to sharpen their math and science skills.
06.02.00 - For the fifth year in a row, the Johnson Space Center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 26, for its annual Open House event.
05.18.00 - Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, a five-time space traveler, visits Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney this Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, to participate in the 16th annual National Science Olympiad.
05.16.00 - The Western Heritage Pavilion, a part of the Clear Creek Independent School District Agriculture Science Center Learning Laboratory, more commonly called the Longhorn Project, will be dedicated May 24 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
05.11.00 - Shuttle astronaut Joe Frank Edwards, Jr. (Cmdr., USN) retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy on April 30, 2000, and has accepted a position in the private sector.
05.12.00 - A 21st century, space-age simulated Mars soil and one of the world's oldest food sources -- the potato -- have been joined in an experiment that will fly aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis when the STS-101 mission is launched later this month.
05.10.00 - Houston Mayor Lee Brown and the City of Houston will take ownership of one of NASA’s training aircraft at a dedication ceremony at Ellington Field on May 15.
05.10.00 - Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present findings from the recent Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) next Wednesday, May 17, in a program at the Johnson Space Center’s Teague Auditorium.
05.09.00 - Veteran astronaut James D. Wetherbee (Capt., USN) will command the eighth Space Shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station on a flight in 2001 to rotate space station crews and continue space station assembly.
04.20.00 - Media are invited to join Johnson Space Center employees, local civic and educational leaders and the public in celebrating a decade of discovery made possible by the Hubble Space Telescope.
04.20.00 - NASA will continue its celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with a series of discussions focusing on the human side of this technological marvel April 25 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.
04.13.00 - Astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, a five-time space traveler, will make four appearances in Yakima and Seattle between April 13 and 19 to relate her story about space and what it takes to get there.
04.11.00 - Space Shuttle pilot Rick Husband returns to Lubbock, Bushland, and Amarillo on April 11 and 12 to relate the story of his first mission to space and to be honored as an alumnus of Amarillo High School.
04.07.00 - NASA Astronaut Marcos Pontes will participate in the International Carnival Parade in downtown Houston tomorrow at 1 p.m.
04.05.00 - Following a review of flight readiness, Space Shuttle managers today confirmed April 24 as the launch date for Atlantis on a mission that will continue the development of the orbiting International Space Station and usher in a new era of Shuttle improvements.
03.30.00 - NASA and the Boeing Space and Communications Group, Houston,TX, have signed a modification to the International Space Station contract (NAS15-10000) valued at $26.3 million definitizing planned changes to the assembly sequence baseline.
03.27.00 - More than 30 college students are returning to high school this week, sharing their experiences working at the Johnson Space Center under the Cooperative Education (co-op) Program.
03.21.00 - A series of briefings will be held at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, on Monday, March 27, to preview the second Shuttle mission of the year, marking the return to the International Space Station.
03.16.00 - A meteorite that exploded over a remote area of northwest Canada in January may offer “a new window into the universe before the solar system was created,” said a NASA scientist who has begun analyzing some of the meteorite fragments.
03.15.00 - Planetary scientists from the U.S. and Canada will be available tomorrow to discuss the meteorite that fell to Earth over a remote area of the Yukon earlier this year.
03.13.00 - The tasks sound simple enough – racing across a long playing field, scooping up balls and placing then in an overhead rack. The catch is that competitors can’t just do it themselves – they have to design robots to do it for them.
03.13.00 - The public is invited to share in the excitement of the recently completed radar mapping mission flown aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour when the six member crew of STS-99 shares its flight memories at 6:30 p.m. March 23 at Space Center Houston.
03.08.00 - New evidence that an ocean may once have existed on Mars will be among this year’s topics of interest at the 31st annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), March 13-17, 2000.
02.24.00 - Astronaut Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, a five time space traveler, visits San Antonio this Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26, to visit two schools and speak at two evening events.
02.23.00 - Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the RMS Titanic, along with former astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan, will take students throughout the country on a virtual tour exploring the realms of inner and outer space.
02.10.00 - NASA and the Boeing Space and Communications Group, Houston, TX, have definitized a planned contract change valued at $51.6 million for the procurement of software to support the addition of Node 3 to the International Space Station Program.
02.11.00 - Launch of the International Space Station's next component -- the Zvezda service module -- is scheduled to occur between July 8 and 14 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, NASA and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency announced today.
02.10.00 - Dr. Dave R. Williams, head of NASA/Johnson Space Center’s Directorate of Space and Life Sciences and a Canadian Space Agency astronaut, has received the prestigious Melbourne W. Boynton Award of the American Astronautical Society for 1999.
02.04.00 - A team developing a prototype International Space Station "lifeboat" called the X-38 Crew Return Vehicle successfully flew the largest parafoil parachute in history last week at the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, as they released a parachute with an area almost one and a half times as big as the wings of a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
02.03.00 - Approximately 120 of over 3,000 applicants will be interviewed for a chance to be among those named as astronaut candidates.
01.27.00 - The general public is invited to share in the excitement of the recently completed third servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope next Tuesday, February 1, 2000 when the STS-103 crew members receive their Space Flight Medals and discuss their mission activities during a ceremony at Space Center Houston in Clear Lake.
01.24.00 - More than 30 researchers will present the latest findings from the 1998 STS-95 Space Shuttle mission at a symposium on January 27 and 28, sponsored by NASA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
01.20.00 - The fifth of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of January 23 for orientation, interviews, and medical evaluations.
01.18.00 - While living at Johnson Space Center the weekend of February 11, Houston area high school students will use their imagination and knowledge to design complete details of a human settlement on Mars in the year 2050.
01.12.00 - Veteran astronaut and senior Space Shuttle manager Donald R. McMonagle has announced his departure from NASA for a position in private industry effective Jan. 14, 2000.
01.06.00 - Local high school students will gather this weekend preparing to participate in a nation-wide robotics competition sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
01.06.00 - The fourth of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of January 9 for orientation, interviews, and medical evaluations.
12.22.99 - NASA and the Boeing Co., Houston, TX, today announced a modification to the existing contract for the International Space Station that will focus the remaining contract work on the upcoming assembly and early operations tasks for the orbiting complex.
12.16.99 - NASA yesterday signed a contract modification with the Boeing Company, Houston, Texas, to supply additional engineering support for the International Space Station.
12.03.99 - Johnson Space Center has awarded Wyle Laboratories Inc. of Houston a $41.4 million extension to its medical support and integration contract.
012.02.99 - NASA managers today set Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, as the launch date for NASA's final Space Shuttle mission this century. The 96th Space Shuttle mission will be highlighted by four space walks to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
11.12.99 - Cooperative education students working at NASA’s Johnson Space Center will visit Deer Park High School next week to brief young high schoolers on the value of attending college and studying the fields of math and science.
11.12.99 - The third of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASAs Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of November 15 for orientation, interviews, and medical evaluations.
11.01.99 - Background briefings on the upcoming Space Shuttle mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
11.01.99 - The Houston Technology Center and CyberMDx Inc. on Tuesday will introduce a telemedicine system that could benefit petroleum workers offshore or in remote locations.
10.29.99 - Media representatives are invited to see first-hand how NASA technology benefits life on Earth during a preview of the Johnson Space Center's Inspection 99 Days. The media preview will take place from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Nov. 2.
10.27.99 - NASA astronaut Eileen Collins, a New York native, today received the state's highest award, the Jackie Robinson Empire State Freedom Medal, for her achievement as the first female Space Shuttle commander.
10.22.99 - A NASA robot will become an honorary Brownie in a special ceremony at the Johnson Space Center next week.
10.22.99 - The second of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of October 25 for orientation, interviews, and medical evaluations.
10.01.99 - A new study of the carbonate minerals found in a meteorite from Mars shows they were formed about 3.9 billion years ago.
09.30.99 - Fullerene fibers, too small to be seen with powerful optical microscopes but with huge prospects in research on new materials, will be among technologies showcased at NASA/Johnson Space Center’s Inspection99.
09.30.99 - Americans will get a closer look at the benefits they receive from the U.S. space program through a new semitrailer exhibit focusing on technology transfer.
09.17.99 - The first of several groups of prospective astronauts will be at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) the week of September 20 for orientation, interviews, and medical evaluations.
09.13.99 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will exercise a $38.55 million level-of-effort option to continue its Engineering, Test and Analysis contract with Lockheed Martin Engineering & Sciences Co. of Houston.
08.25.99 - The five-member STS-93 crew - Commander Eileen Collins, Pilot Jeff Ashby, and Mission Specialists Cady Coleman, Steve Hawley and French astronaut Michel Tognini - will be honored by the City of Houston and Mayor Lee Brown in a ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in Tranquility Park.
08.24.99 - After traveling over ten million miles in space, NASA Astronaut Winston E. Scott (Captain, USN) retired from NASA and the U.S. Navy at the end of July to accept a position at his alma mater, Florida State University, as Vice President for Student Affairs.
08.23.99 - With an eye to the new millennium, the Johnson Space Center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 28 for its annual Open House, enabling visitors to meet JSC’s workforce and see how they plan and conduct human space flight missions. NASA developed technologies that have improved all of our lives will be on display as well.
08.23.99 - When the Heart Center at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston wanted to design the best echocardiogram reading room on Earth, it formed a partnership with an organization whose projects are frequently out of this world - NASA.
08.17.99 - NASA has invited private industry to a Houston forum August 24 through 26 to participate in a conference that will explore potential commercial interest in a government and industry partnership to build the crew habitation module for the International Space Station.
08.04.99 - With an eye to the new millennium, the Johnson Space Center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, August 28, for its annual Open House, enabling visitors to meet JSC’s workforce and see how they plan and conduct human space flight missions.
07.27.99 - Assuming Space Shuttle Columbia makes an on-time landing at 10:20 p.m. CDT this evening at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Al Gore will join JSC Center Director George Abbey along with NASA employees, family and friends in welcoming home the five-member STS-93 crew on Wednesday morning.
07.19.99 - U.S. college students will perform a number of scientific experiments in the virtual absence of gravity next month in the next round of flights on NASA’s KC-135A aircraft near the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
07.16.99 - The public is invited to join NASA and its contractor team in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 11, the first landing of a man on the moon, with a family picnic and reunion from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, July 22, at JSC’s Gilruth Recreation Center.
07.09.99 - Charles P. (Pete) Conrad (Capt., USN, Ret.), the third human to walk on the moon, died late Thursday night in a hospital in Ojai, CA of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
06.24.99 - NASA’s Johnson Space Center has hired 14 talented high school students to participate in an eight-week intensive science and engineering apprenticeship program.
06.21.99 - The seven-member crew of Discovery will share memories of their recent 10-day mission to the International Space Station at 7:30 p.m., Monday June 28 at Space Center Houston.
06.21.99 - Three-time Shuttle astronaut Dr. Jan Davis returns to the Marshall Space Flight Center in early July as the Deputy Director of its new Flight Projects Directorate.
06.15.99 - Johnson Space Center, NASA’s lead center for human spaceflight, has been approved as a "VPP Star Site" by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in recognition of the center’s outstanding safety and health programs.
06.11.99 - Johnson Space Center’s Inspection 99 will offer industry, business, community and education professionals an opportunity to discover NASA technologies and processes that might be applied to the guests’ own activities.
05.24.99 - NASA Johnson Space Center invites the public to experience a "Pathway to the Future" during its annual Open House from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, August 28.
05.17.99 - NASA is currently accepting applications for mission specialist and pilot astronaut candidates to join the Agency as it enters the era of International Space Station and continues the exploration of space.
05.13.99 - Space Shuttle managers today postponed the launch of Discovery for at least one week to permit technicians to repair foam insulation on the external fuel tank that was damaged by a severe hail storm last weekend.
05.11.99 - Dubuque native Mark J. Ferring will be among the leaders of NASA's Mission Control at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, for the upcoming flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to continue the orbital assembly of the International Space Station.
04.23.99 - Johnson Space Center will host a personal safety fair on May 21 to enhance the welfare of its employees both at the workplace, at home, and on the road.
04.23.99 - Next Monday may be just the start of another week for most people, but for two little girls, it will be a red letter day as they do something most people take for granted – the chance to go outside and play on a nice sunny day.
04.15.99 - For five days, the basement of the Capitol Rotunda will come alive with an inside look at life in space as NASA hosts a special exhibit from April 16-20.
04.13.99 - Scientists and astronauts will gather in Washington this week to discuss space research that may lead to better treatments for patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, motion sickness, balance disorders, insomnia and other ailments.
04.09.99 - The formal rollout and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Service Module element of the International Space Station will be held April 26 at RSC-Energia in Moscow. News media representatives wishing to attend must register by Monday, April 12.
04.06.99 - NASA Space Shuttle Program Manager Tommy W. Holloway has been named manager of the International Space Station Program effective April 19, replacing Randolph H. Brinkley, who is departing NASA to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
03.23.99 - Visitors will get a first-hand look at the Space Shuttle and International Space Station flight control rooms in NASA's Mission Control, view astronaut training facilities, including the Sonny Carter Training Facility where astronauts train for space walks, and see a variety of NASA aircraft at nearby Ellington Field.
03.12.99 - More than 30 college students will return to high school next week, sharing their experiences working at the Johnson Space Center under the Cooperative Education (co-op) Program.
03.04.99 - New evidence regarding the possibility that an ocean once existed on Mars will be among this year’s topics of interest at the 30th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), March 15-19.
02.19.99 - Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry, and State Senators J. E. "Buster" Brown (R,17th District), and Mike Jackson (R, 11th District) will tour the Johnson Space Center on Monday, February 22.
02.09.99 - Houston area high school students will take up residence at the Johnson Space Center the weekend of February 19 as they design living and working quarters for a human settlement on Mars.
02.03.99 - NASA Astronaut Andrew S. W. Thomas, Ph.D., the seventh and final American to serve as a crewmember aboard Russia's Mir Space Station, will receive the high state award of Kazakhstan -- order "Dostyk" ("Friendship") -- at a noon ceremony at the Johnson Space Center on Thursday, February 4, 1999.
02.02.99 - As NASA begins the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station, several new assignments have been made in the Flight Crew Operations Directorate and Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center (JSC).
01.08.99 - Bacteria grown in chambers that simulated natural growth conditions deep beneath the Earth's surface show remarkable similarities to features seen as signs of possible primitive life in a 4.5-billion-year-old Martian meteorite, according to a paper published by a NASA/Department of Energy/university research team.