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12.20.05 - Here's your chance to help humans return to the moon. You can do it without even getting out of bed.
12.20.05 - NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., Houston, to provide support to agency aircraft used in simulation training for flying the space shuttle.
12.15.05 - The International Space Station crew will get a special Christmas delivery when the next Russian cargo ship docks to the orbiting laboratory Dec. 23.
12.15.05 - The NASA Johnson Space Center scientists and equipment that next month will study the first samples gathered from a comet will be available to media Dec. 22.
12.05.05 - United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and NASA Johnson Space Center Director Mike Coats will be available to media at 10:45 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 7.
12.05.05 - Veteran International Space Station commander, spacewalker and three-time space shuttle flier Leroy Chiao has retired from NASA.
11.28.05 - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," the new blockbuster movie based on the series of books by J.K. Rowling, is having its space premiere.
11.28.05 - The public is invited to relive six months in space, including the first space shuttle visit to the International Space Station in over two years, with astronaut John Phillips, who returned to Earth last month.
11.18.05 - The first person of Hispanic heritage to lead Mission Control is working shifts as a flight director for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
11.16.05 - NASA will brief news media about the Space Shuttle Program at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 22. The news conference will air live on the Web and NASA TV from the agency's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
11.14.05 - The residents of the international space station will take a spin around the block in their Soyuz spacecraft Friday.
11.10.05 - The international space station crew, 220 miles above Earth, will receive a special live musical wakeup call from Paul McCartney Sunday during a first-ever concert linkup.
11.07.05 - NASA has formed the Commercial Crew/Cargo Project Office to spur private industry to provide cost-effective access to low-Earth orbit and the international space station in support of the Vision for Space Exploration.
11.07.05 - Michael L. Coats has been named director of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Coats is a former astronaut, and he currently is vice president of Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver.
11.07.05 - A South Dakota flag flown aboard space shuttle Discovery during the STS-114 mission last July will be presented to Little Wound School in Kyle, S.D., by NASA during a visit on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as part of a NASA Explorer Schools activity.
11.04.05 - The first African-American to lead Mission Control is working shifts as a flight director for the International Space Station.
11.04.05 - "Smart" clothes that can cool and heat and a new superfilter that will make drinking water safer are two commercial results of space technologies developed at NASA's Johnson Space Center recently recognized by the U.S. Space Foundation.
11.02.05 - A Texas flag flown aboard space shuttle Discovery during the STS-114 mission last July will be presented to Oak Hills Elementary School in San Antonio by NASA during a visit on Thursday, Nov. 3 as part of a NASA Explorer Schools activity.
11.01.05 - Jeffrey Hanley has been appointed manager of NASA's Constellation Program. He will lead development of the nation's new spacecraft and launch system, which as part of the Vision for Space Exploration will take astronauts to the moon, Mars and beyond. Mark Geyer was appointed as deputy program manager.
11.01.05 - NASA and the international space station partners celebrate a major milestone, as the unique orbiting laboratory marks the fifth anniversary of continuous, onboard human presence.
10.31.05 - The first spacewalk for the Expedition 12 space station crew is the subject of a 2 p.m. EST media briefing on Thursday, Nov. 3 from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
10.28.05 - NASA has awarded a potential 10 year, $128.7 million contract to Wyle Laboratories, Inc. for Occupational Medicine and Health services at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, and White Sands Test Facility, Las Cruces, N.M.
10.24.05 - NASA is celebrating five years of human space flight on the international space station with special activities over the next two weeks.
10.20.05 - Irradiate, rehydrate and thermostabilize may not sound like instructions for traditional recipes on Earth, but they are key steps for holiday meals in space.
10.19.05 - NASA will show its appreciation to the people of East Texas who helped with the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery effort through a series of events Nov. 6-10 in the communities that hosted recovery teams.
10.19.05 - Television cameras aboard the international space station are showing dramatic views of record-setting Hurricane Wilma.
10.14.05 - Engineers are moving closer to resolving the problem of large foam insulation falling off space shuttle external fuel tanks during launch.
10.12.05 - Particles gathered near a comet in deep space that are due to arrive at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, in January may help scientists better understand comets and their role in the early solar system.
10.11.05 - NASA TV captured highlights of astronaut John Phillips' journey home on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft with his Expedition 11 crew mate Sergei Krikalev and American businessman Greg Olsen.
10.06.05 - NASA managers will brief media about the status of the Space Shuttle Program at noon EDT, Friday, Oct. 14.
10.03.05 - Jefferson Davis Howell, Jr., is leaving his position as director of NASA's Johnson Space Center to join the University of Texas, Austin.
10.03.05 - Particles from deep space due to arrive at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, in January may help scientists better understand the nature of comets and their role in the early history of the solar system.
10.03.05 - Space enthusiasts should prepare their senses to travel millions of miles across the universe when they visit NASA's new interactive exhibit -- the Vision for Space Exploration Experience -- as part of X PRIZE Cup week in Alamogordo and Las Cruces, NM, Oct. 6-7 and Oct. 9.
10.03.05 - NASA is postponing its mission to test new space medicine concepts and extravehicular techniques in a unique underwater laboratory off the Florida coast.
09.30.05 - Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar (Ph.D.), a veteran of five space shuttle flights, retired from NASA today to become president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.
09.29.05 - NASA TV begins two weeks of coverage Friday of journeys to and from the international space station.
09.28.05 - NASA announced media briefings at 2 and 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday to preview the next mission to the international space station and to review the accomplishments of the onboard crew.
09.20.05 - NASA today announced the selection of N. Wayne Hale Jr. as manager of the Space Shuttle Program.
09.16.05 - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) will join Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson D. Howell, Jr. at 11 a.m. CDT Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss the results of NASA’s Exploration Systems Architecture Study.
09.15.05 - NASA Television will show photographs of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath taken from the International Space Station, along with the station's latest video of Hurricane Ophelia, today at 4 p.m. EDT.
09.07.05 - The astronauts who returned the Space Shuttle to flight aboard Discovery will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros' game Sept. 13.
09.06.05 - When humans return to the Moon and venture beyond, they’ll get around using "smart" rovers that do much more than move cargo.
09.02.05 - In ways ranging from opening their homes to assisting the evacuation of medical patients, NASA Johnson Space Center employees are supporting relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
09.01.05 - The astronauts that returned the Space Shuttle to flight aboard Discovery will provide the public a personal look at their historic mission at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, Sept. 8, at Space Center Houston.
08.29.05 - One of the world's most colorful cities is adding NASA blue to its palette. Four astronauts from the recent Space Shuttle Discovery mission (STS-114) are spending time in New York this week.
08.26.05 - NASA has awarded Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a grant to create a native plant landscape master plan at the Johnson Space Center.
08.19.05 - William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA associate administrator for Space Operations, has named Michael T. Suffredini as manager, International Space Station Program.
08.07.05 - On his last day in orbit, Mission Specialist Steve Robinson sent a podcast from space before the seven-member Discovery crew returns to Earth Monday.
08.04.05 - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) will visit the Johnson Space Center on Friday to talk with the astronauts in orbit and meet with media.
07.21.05 - Space pioneer John Young has been named a NASA Ambassador of Exploration. Young received the award and commemorative moon rock Wednesday at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where the items remain on display.
07.15.05 - The residents of the International Space Station will take a short ride in their Soyuz spacecraft on Tuesday, July 19.
07.15.05 - The following is a statement from the families of the Space Shuttle Columbia mission STS-107.
07.05.05 - With new developments aimed at benefiting life in space and on Earth, a host of inventors at NASA's Johnson Space Center will be honored for their achievements and patents at a luncheon July 7.
06.24.05 - Astronaut Daniel W. Bursch, who shares a U.S. space endurance record with astronaut Carl Walz, has retired from NASA to join The Aerospace Corporation as the National Reconnaissance Office Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School.
06.22.05 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Return to Flight mission (STS-114) during a telephone news conference Friday, June 24.
06.17.05 - When a fresh shipment of supplies arrives at the International Space Station, NASA TV will broadcast it live.
06.16.05 - Growing up in the Midwest's Quad Cities area during the Apollo era, Jeff Hanley was captivated by the media coverage of every mission.
06.16.05 - Big things can come in small packages, and engineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center are making new progress on a tiny spacecraft that holds major promise for future exploration.
06.14.05 - NASA researchers will conduct experiments later this year on two near-weightless flights operated by the Zero Gravity (Zero-G) Corporation of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
06.14.05 - The cargo for the Space Shuttle Discovery's historic Return to Flight mission (STS-114) arrived yesterday at Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
06.10.05 - Video taken from the International Space Station this afternoon of the Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm will air on NASA Television starting at 4 p.m. EDT.
06.10.05 - When a fresh shipment of supplies arrives at the International Space Station, NASA TV will broadcast it live.
06.08.05 - An International Space Station (ISS) Mission Status Briefing airs live at 2 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 13 in digital format on NASA TV.
06.08.05 - NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) will host the fourth annual underwater remotely operated vehicle student competition June 17-19, organized by the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center and the Marine Technology Society.
06.07.05 - Residents of Utica, N.Y., can see the International Space Station and its crew fly over their backyards several mornings and evenings this month and next, weather permitting.
06.07.05 - NASA and the Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science and Technology in Utica, N.Y., will unveil two new exhibits at the museum in a grand opening ceremony 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT June 10.
06.06.05 - The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group (SCTG) news conference at 2 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 8 will be carried live in digital format on NASA TV.
06.02.05 - NASA and California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) have signed a two-year agreement to research strategies for future human spaceflight systems for exploration missions and commercial space access.
05.27.05 - NASA Administrator Michael Griffin and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will be available to media May 31, 2005, as Griffin makes his first official visit to the Houston space center since being named Administrator.
05.25.05 - Media and the public may relive the most recent International Space Station mission with astronaut Leroy Chiao, who returned to Earth last month, during a 7:30 p.m. June 1 presentation at Space Center Houston.
05.25.05 - Through a new, two-year joint-research partnership with Spacehab, Inc., NASA will begin testing miniature mass spectrometers, devices that can detect and measure pollutants, for advances in air quality management.
05.19.05 - Video taken from the International Space Station this afternoon of a rare early-season hurricane will air on NASA Television at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
05.18.05 - Fresh from six months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Leroy Chiao and cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov are available Friday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.
05.18.05 - Fresh from six months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Leroy Chiao and cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov will be available Friday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.
05.17.05 - NASA today announced the 50 new 2005 Explorer Schools. The NASA Explorer Schools are the heart of a unique education program that reaches elementary-to-high-school students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington.
04.29.05 - NASA plans two news events today, April 29, to update media representatives on the agency's Space Shuttle Return to Flight efforts and the STS-114 mission.
04.28.05 - NASA will use a new human centrifuge to explore artificial gravity as a way to counter the physiologic effects of extended weightlessness for future space exploration.
04.26.05 - The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group final public meeting is at 8:30 a.m. EDT, Friday, May 6. It will be followed by an afternoon news conference.
04.26.05 - Houston area high school students will present to NASA training equipment they built for International Space Station astronauts in a 10 a.m. Monday, May 2, ceremony at Clear Creek High School.
04.22.05 - NASA has awarded Rice University’s Carbon Nanotechnology Laboratory a four-year, $11 million contract to produce a prototype power cable made entirely of carbon nanotubes.
04.20.05 - Once there were about a million of them, but now fewer than 50 are left in the wild. Before long, some of the endangered Attwater's Prairie Chickens in the Houston Zoo's breeding program will move to NASA's Johnson Space Center.
04.20.05 - Scientists have closely examined four Genesis spacecraft collectors, vital to the mission's top science objective, and found them in excellent shape, despite the spacecraft's hard landing last year.
04.20.05 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Shuttle's Return to Flight in a telephone news conference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 20.
04.19.05 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers will provide the status of preparations for the Shuttle's Return to Flight in a telephone news conference at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 20.
04.19.05 - For the first time in nearly four years NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) will open its gates to the entire Houston community for a free Open House on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
04.15.05 - NASA has named nine new flight directors who will join a unique group of individuals that lead human space flights from Mission Control, Houston.
04.11.05 - The launch of the next and return of the present International Space Station crew will be broadcast on NASA TV.
04.07.05 - Weather forecasts for Southeast Texas and offshore waters will originate from Johnson Space Center’s Spaceflight Meteorology Group facilities for eight days, beginning April 8.
03.31.05 - Science Applications International Corp. of Houston has been awarded a 54 million dollar, one-year extension of its NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance Service Contract.
03.31.05 - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has exercised a second one-year option of its Center Operations Support Services Contract with DynCorp Technical Services of Fort Worth, Texas. The option is valued at more than 51 million dollar.
03.28.05 - Students can learn how to build their own spaceship by talking to the same engineers who helped craft the Space Shuttle during NASA Johnson Space Center’s fourth annual Engineering Career Expo from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Space Center Houston.
03.24.05 - NASA Johnson Space Center's first Open House in nearly four years is fast approaching. On April 23, JSC wants to show its neighbors how NASA is preparing to lead humans to explore the cosmos.
03.18.05 - NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond will be released Tuesday, March 22.
03.17.05 - The Rodeo may be winding down but NASA is gearing up for some very exciting events in the near future. From the upcoming International Space Station crew exchange and the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, to inviting the community to the first NASA Johnson Space Center Open House in nearly four years, NASA has a lot to share.
03.11.05 - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Astronaut Soichi Noguchi is available for interviews via satellite TV from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, March 16.
03.10.05 - New discoveries from Titan and Saturn, the status of ongoing studies of solar ions returned last year on the Genesis spacecraft and ongoing studies of Mars Exploration Rover results highlight the 36th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
03.11.05 - The second and final spacewalk for the International Space Station crew is the subject of a 2 p.m. EST, Friday, March 18 media briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
03.10.05 - NASA has scheduled briefings, interview opportunities and demonstrations at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) April 4-7. The events will preview operations to return the Space Shuttle to flight and conduct the next International Space Station crew exchange.
03.10.05 - Veteran Astronaut Wendy Lawrence is available for live interviews via satellite from 6 to 8 a.m. CST Wednesday, March 16. She will fly on the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-114) mission, the first since the Columbia accident.
02.28.05 - Astronaut Steve Robinson is available for interviews via satellite from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, March 1. He is a member of the first Space Shuttle mission (STS-114) since the Columbia accident.
02.23.05 - Veteran Astronaut Andy Thomas is available for live interviews via satellite from 7 to 9 a.m. EST Friday, Feb. 25. Thomas will fly on the first Space Shuttle mission since the Columbia accident.
02.22.05 - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will discuss the Emerging Technology Fund, a $300 million proposal to nurture Texas research institutions and develop advanced technologies, during a Wednesday, Feb. 23, visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center.
02.18.05 - A new agreement deepens ties between NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and The University of Texas at Austin to help achieve the nation's Vision for Space Exploration.
02.04.05 - Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson D. Howell, Jr. will be available to media at 4 p.m. CST Monday, Feb. 7, to discuss NASA's fiscal year 2006 budget request.
02.03.05 - After only a few months back on Earth, NASA Astronaut Michael Fincke will return to his Pennsylvania hometown Feb. 12 for a weeklong visit with family and friends and a series of public appearances.
02.02.05 - Reserve Saturday, April 23, for NASA Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) first Open House in nearly four years. JSC wants to share with its neighbors how NASA is preparing to lead humans on an unending journey into the cosmos.
02.02.05 - Students and faculty at seven universities nationwide will soon have out-of-this-world opportunities as they become NASA partners working with the International Space Station.
01.27.05 - NASA scientists have sent to academic researchers an unprecedented piece of the sun gathered by the Genesis spacecraft, enabling the start of studies to achieve the mission's initial science objectives.
01.26.05 - The next crew of the International Space Station will brief media at 2 p.m. EST, Feb. 3.
01.11.05 - After a career featuring six space missions, five as commander, and multiple senior agency management positions, astronaut James D. Wetherbee (Capt., USN, Ret.) retired from NASA to pursue other interests.
01.06.05 - Media and the public may relive the most recent International Space Station mission with astronaut Mike Fincke, who returned to Earth in October 2004, during a 6 p.m. Jan. 12 presentation at Space Center Houston.