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12.28.07 - NASA has awarded a potential five-year, $75.8 million contract to Canadian Commercial Corporation of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, for support of hardware and software associated with the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System robotic arm, inspection boom assembly and robotic work station.
12.20.07 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the arrival of a new shipment of food, fuel, supplies and holiday gifts to the International Space Station on the morning after Christmas.
12.19.07 - NASA has awarded a potential 10-year, $89.5 million contract to L&M Technologies Inc. of Albuquerque, N.M., for logistics operations services at the Johnson Space Center.
12.18.07 - NASA has awarded a contract for Orion Project integration services to Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston.
12.18.07 - NASA will hold a briefing no earlier than 3:30 p.m. CST, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to discuss the results from a fueling test of the space shuttle Atlantis.
12.14.07 - NASA Television will provide simultaneous live coverage of a spacewalk by the International Space Station crew and a shuttle fueling test at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
12.14.07 - A Dec. 13 NASA media advisory incorrectly said the public could select a NASA-themed e-postcard to send to friends.
12.13.07 - Many people will travel for the holidays, but no one will be farther from home than the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. With that in mind, NASA invites the public to send personal holiday greetings to the orbiting crew.
12.13.07 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program managers have targeted Jan. 10 for the launch of shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the International Space Station.
12.11.07 - NASA will host a media teleconference with Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale at approximately 2:30 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Dec. 11, to discuss the status of shuttle Atlantis' launch on the upcoming STS-122 mission.
11.30.07 - A team of scientists has found that terrestrial planets such as the Earth and Mars may have remained molten in their early histories for tens of millions of years.
11.27.07 - International Space Station Flight Director Sally Davis will be available for satellite interviews Monday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 a.m. CST.
11.26.07 - NASA astronaut Clay Anderson, a Nebraska native who returned to Earth on Nov. 7 after living and working five months aboard the International Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 - 8 a.m. CST on Thursday, Nov. 29.
11.21.07 - Astronaut Donald R. Pettit will take the place of astronaut Joan E. Higginbotham, who has left NASA to accept a position in the private sector.
11.21.07 - A team of scientists has found that terrestrial planets such as the Earth and Mars may have remained molten in their early histories for tens of millions of years.
11.21.07 - Orbiting more than 200 miles above the Earth, the crew of the International Space Station has sent home a special Thanksgiving message that is now airing on NASA Television and the agency's Web site.
11.16.07 - Home for the holidays has a whole new meaning when home is the planet you returned to just last week. But that is what astronaut Clay Anderson has done, landing Nov. 7 after five months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, just in time for a holiday season with his family.
11.16.07 - With less than a year until flight tests of NASA's Constellation Program, work is under way on a launch pad that will host the first of those tests.
11.14.07 - NASA will use the cold, harsh, isolated landscape of Antarctica to test one of its concepts for astronaut housing on the moon.
11.08.07 - NASA will break ground for a new test launch pad at the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range, N.M., at 8:30 a.m. CST, Wednesday, Nov. 14.
11.08.07 - NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, which oversees the development of capabilities and technology that make human and robotic space exploration possible, will host its first Technology Exchange Conference Nov. 14-15, 2007, in Galveston, Texas.
11.06.07 - In the wake of space shuttle Discovery's delivery of the Harmony connecting module to the International Space Station, the station crew will conduct three spacewalks and robotically move two components this month to prepare for delivery of a European laboratory.
11.02.07 - NASA has selected the Universities Space Research Association of Columbia, Md., to lead the agency's Undergraduate Student Research Project (USRP).
11.02.07 - NASA briefings on the next space shuttle mission have been rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 16.
10.30.07 - NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats made the following comments today concerning future human lunar exploration systems work assignments announced by NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate.
10.29.07 - The 10 crew members flying aboard the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 6:48 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
10.23.07 - NASA is providing continuous television and Internet coverage of space shuttle Discovery's mission, designated STS-120, to the International Space Station.
10.23.07 - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST Friday, Nov. 9.
10.22.07 - Students from Brigette Berry’s 8th grade class at League City Intermediate School in League City, Texas, and Bradley Neu’s 9th grade science class at Lubbock High School in Lubbock, Texas, are among the hundreds gathered at NASA's Kennedy Center to view the launch of space shuttle Discovery, targeted for Tuesday, Oct. 23.
10.19.07 - NASA has assigned the space shuttle crew for Discovery's STS-119 mission, targeted for launch in the fall of 2008.
10.18.07 - NASA will provide an update about the status of the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Project, also known as COTS.
10.15.07 - International Space Station Flight Director Derek Hassmann will be available for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 19.
10.12.07 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson arrived at the International Space Station Friday to begin her tenure as the first woman to command a station mission.
10.12.07 - The crews of Expeditions 15 and 16, along with Malaysian Spaceflight Participant Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, will discuss their missions during a news conference aboard the International Space Station at 7 a.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 15.
10.02.07 - NASA has issued a request for proposals from industry for the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system for Constellation Program voyages to the International Space Station and the moon.
10.02.07 - NASA's Johnson Space Center has awarded a five-year, $120-million extension of its cooperative agreement with the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, also known as NSBRI, of Houston. Under the extension, the institute and NASA's Human Research Program will continue biomedical research in support of a long-term human presence in space.
10.01.07 - NASA has assigned the space shuttle crew for Endeavour's STS-126 mission, targeted for launch in September 2008. The flight will deliver equipment to the International Space Station that will enable larger crews to reside aboard the complex.
10.01.07 - NASA's White Sands Test Facility has awarded a contract to Denco, Inc. of Las Cruces, N.M., for the construction of launch site facilities for the Orion Launch Abort System flight testing at the facility.
09.25.07 - NASA has awarded a contract modification to the European Space Agency's Space Technology Center for additional engineering services for the International Space Station Node 2 and 3 modules.
09.25.07 - The launch of the next crew of the International Space Station, Expedition 16, and the landing of the current crew, Expedition 15, are among events to be broadcast on NASA Television from Sept. 27 to Oct. 21.
09.24.07 - The crews of future missions to the moon and Mars could face serious health risks from exposure to space radiation.
09.19.07 - NASA astronaut John “Danny” Olivas will be one of several Houstonians honored by the University of Houston on “Champions Day 2007,” Sept. 22.
09.19.07 - Veteran astronaut Ellen Ochoa has been named the next deputy director of NASA's Johnson Space Center.
09.18.07 - New higher-resolution lunar imagery and maps that include NASA multimedia content now are available on the Google Moon Web site.
09.18.07 - NASA will hold a pair of media briefings on Tuesday, Sept. 25, to preview the upcoming exchange of crews aboard the International Space Station.
09.18.07 - NASA is accepting applications for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class.
09.12.07 - NASA has awarded five one-month extensions of the Center Operations Support Services contract for Johnson Space Center to Computer Sciences Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas.
09.10.07 - The astronauts that flew last month aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour will give a first-hand account of their flight at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Space Center Houston.
09.04.07 - The seven space shuttle Endeavour astronauts who returned to Earth Aug. 21 will be honored in a day of ceremonies at Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 10.
08.30.07 - News media are invited to spend a day with NASA's planetary rovers, robots and futuristic spacesuits as the agency tests hardware for missions to the moon.
08.24.07 - On Thursday, Aug. 30, NASA Television will broadcast the relocation of a pressurized component of the International Space Station, the first step toward adding new international science laboratories to the orbiting outpost.
08.24.07 - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center on Friday, Sept. 14.
08.24.07 - NASA will host a media teleconference Friday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. CDT to discuss a review held prior to the mating of the next shuttle mission's solid rocket booster and external fuel tank.
08.16.07 - The 10 astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:34 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 17.
08.14.07 - NASA has added a new computer program to help monitor the four gyroscopes that keep the International Space Station properly oriented without the use of rocket fuel.
08.14.07 - NASA has issued a draft environmental impact statement on potential environmental impacts associated with the Constellation Program.
08.09.07 - NASA is providing continuous television and Internet coverage of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-118 mission to the International Space Station.
08.08.07 - As space shuttle Endeavour and 10 million cinnamon basil seeds are set to launch on a mission to the International Space Station, NASA has opened registration for the Lunar Plant Growth Chamber challenge.
07.31.07 - The first female NASA astronauts to lead missions at the same time will be together for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Aug. 2.
07.26.07 - The man who will lead NASA's mission control during the next space shuttle flight will be available for satellite interviews on NASA Television from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 3.
07.26.07 - NASA will release the findings of two reviews regarding astronaut medical and behavioral health assessments during a news conference scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT, July 27.
07.24.07 - NASA will send three astronauts and a Constellation Program aerospace engineer into the ocean depths off the Florida coast from Aug. 6 to 15.
07.18.07 - The League of Black Women will present astronaut Joan E. Higginbotham with the 2007 Black Rose Award during its national leadership conference Aug. 26 in Atlanta.
07.18.07 - The next visitors to the International Space Station will discuss their upcoming flight during a news conference at 2 p.m. CDT Monday, July 23.
07.17.07 - A new oxygen generation system tested between July 11 and 14 aboard the International Space Station will allow the orbiting laboratory's crew size to increase in 2009.
07.13.07 - Veteran astronaut Michael Bloomfield, a three-time space flier and senior manager in the agency's flight crew operations, is leaving NASA.
07.12.07 - NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk from the International Space Station and provide an update on other station activities at 1 p.m. CDT on July 18.
07.11.07 - Canadian Space Agency astronaut and physician Dave Williams, who is set to launch in August aboard NASA's space shuttle Endeavour, will be available for satellite interviews from 2 to 4 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 13.
07.10.07 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will host the grand opening of a restored Houston landmark and national treasure, the immense Saturn V rocket resting at the space center gate, on July 20, 38 years to the day after men first walked on the moon.
07.10.07 - NASA has selected four new flight directors. J. Chris Edelen, David H. Korth, Courtenay R. McMillan and Emily J. Nelson will join a unique group of individuals that lead human space flights from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
07.03.07 - NASA has signed a $46 million fixed price basic contract with S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Public Corporation, also known as RSC Energia, in Korolev, Russia, for various hardware items and their integration into the International Space Station.
07.03.07 - Astronaut Barbara Morgan, whose 22-year association with NASA has taken her from an Idaho elementary classroom to a mission specialist seat on the next space shuttle, is available for satellite interviews from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT Friday, July 6.
07.02.07 - NASA astronaut Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr., a Washington, D.C. native who will fly on a space shuttle mission targeted to launch next month, will be available for satellite interviews from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT Thursday, July 5.
07.02.07 - NASA has exercised a $294 million option to extend a contract with Wyle Laboratories Inc. of Houston to support the Space Life Sciences Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
06.28.07 - NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, who returned to Earth last week after the longest space voyage ever by a woman, will be available for satellite interviews on NASA Television from 5:30 - 8 a.m. CDT Friday, June 29.
06.20.07 - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission, designated STS-118, during a series of media briefings July 10-11 at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
06.18.07 - Through three new Space Act agreements, NASA is expanding cooperation with companies interested in commercializing access to space. The companies are developing capabilities to transport goods and people to low Earth orbit.
06.15.07 - On Saturday, June 16, the 10 astronauts and cosmonauts flying aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 5:08 p.m. CDT.
06.07.07 - NASA managers officially are targeting Sept. 10, 2008, for the launch of the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
05.29.07 - The lead flight director for NASA's first space shuttle mission this year, STS-117, will be available for satellite interviews from 6-8 a.m. CDT Friday, June 1.
05.16.07 - NASA will preview a pair of International Space Station spacewalks during a briefing at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 23.
05.15.07 - After being separated for nearly five months, the International Space Station Expedition 14 crew has reunited and returned to the United States for post-mission debriefs.
05.11.07 - On Friday, NASA named 25 new NASA Explorer School teams nationwide to begin a special three-year partnership with the agency.
05.11.07 - A cargo ship with more than two tons of supplies for the International Space Station will launch Friday night from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
05.10.07 - Eric L. Christiansen, an engineer in the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Directorate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, has received the 2006 Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition (QASAR) Award, NASA's highest honor for quality and safety.
05.08.07 - NASA will hold a media teleconference Friday, May 11, no earlier than 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank.
05.03.07 - NASA astronaut and Air Force Col. Benjamin Alvin Drew will join the crew of the STS-118 space shuttle mission, targeted for launch Aug. 9.
05.03.07 - Officials from NASA and ATK Launch Systems, Edina, Minn., are assisting the Federal Railroad Administration during its investigation of a train derailment Wednesday morning near Pennington, Ala.
05.02.07 - A portable device that can assess heart disease more accurately than a conventional electrocardiogram, a method that may lead scientists to a better understanding of Earth’s origins and help locate precious fuel reserves, and gear that will warn divers, firefighters or combat pilots that their oxygen pressure is low -- these are just a few of the innovations that will be recognized by NASA Johnson Space Center May 9.
04.27.07 - Houston area high school students will present to NASA training equipment they built for International Space Station astronauts in a 10 a.m. Monday, April 30, ceremony at Chaves High School.
04.26.07 - After several months working aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Suni Williams will come back to Earth aboard the space shuttle Atlantis, targeted for launch June 8.
04.24.07 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will hold a memorial at 10 a.m. CDT Wednesday, April 25, to honor senior avionics systems engineer David Beverly, who was killed in a shooting incident at the center on Friday, April 20.
04.23.07 - Classes in six schools in the United States will be almost in orbit Monday.
04.23.07 - NASA has modified its contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Littleton, Colo., to design, test and build the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
04.21.07 - NASA and the Houston Police Department have set a press briefing for 1 p.m. CDT today to update information on Friday's shooting at the Johnson Space Center.
04.20.07 - Ever wonder what rockets and race cars have in common? NASA’s operations on Earth and in space have a lot in common with the rigors of high-performance competitive driving.
04.18.07 - The 14th crew of the International Space Station, Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin, along with Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi, will land at 8:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 21 in Kazakhstan.
04.17.07 - During a meeting Monday at NASA's Johnson Space Center, agency officials revised the target launch dates for space shuttle flights during the next 12 months.
04.16.07 - NASA has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Air Force to support abort flight test requirements for the Orion Project. The Air Force has contracted with Orbital Sciences Corp. of Chandler, Ariz., to provide launch services for the flight tests.
04.11.07 - NASA is targeting June 8 as the next possible launch opportunity for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-117 mission to the International Space Station.
04.10.07 - NASA astronauts and managers of the Orion Project, America’s spacecraft for a new generation of explorers, will recognize the Phoenix community’s role in space exploration this week.
04.09.07 - Expeditions 14 and 15 crew members, along with U.S. spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi, will discuss their missions during a news conference from aboard the International Space Station at 4:30 p.m. CDT Tuesday, April 10.
04.09.07 - NASA has signed a $719 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with Russia's Federal Space Agency in Moscow for crew and cargo services through 2011.
04.06.07 - NASA will host a media teleconference Tuesday, April 10 no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT to discuss the space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank, which was damaged during a Feb. 26 hail storm.
04.04.07 - The launch of Expedition 15, the next crew to the International Space Station, and the landing of Expedition 14 are among the events scheduled for broadcast live on NASA Television April 7-20.
04.03.07 - NASA astronaut and Steamboat Springs, Colo., native Steven Swanson, a crewmember of the upcoming space shuttle Atlantis' STS-117 mission, will be available for interviews by satellite Thursday, April 5.
04.03.07 - NASA astronaut Suni Williams will discuss her upcoming 2007 Boston Marathon run aboard the International Space Station during media interviews planned for Wednesday, April 4 at 1:20 p.m. CDT.
3.29.07 - NASA astronaut Suni Williams will go faster than anyone has ever gone in the Boston Marathon.
03.28.07 - NASA has awarded a $30.4 million extension of the Center Operations Support Services (COSS) Contract for Johnson Space Center to Computer Sciences Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas.
03.23.07 - NASA will hold a ceremony April 17 at 9 a.m. EDT to officially welcome a new International Space Station component to the Kennedy Space Center.
3.22.07 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-124, targeted for launch in February 2008.
03.20.07 - NASA will hold a pair of media briefings on Tuesday, March 27, to preview the upcoming exchange of crews aboard the International Space Station.
3.19.07 - NASA's Glenn Research Center will conduct integrated environmental testing of the Orion crew exploration vehicle in the Space Power Facility at the center's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio.
03.19.07 - NASA will host a media teleconference no earlier than 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 21 to discuss the status of space shuttle Atlantis' upcoming mission, STS-117.
03.15.07 - Ever since it was designed for the International Space Station, it has been known as the Node 2 module. Now thanks to students from across the United States, Node 2 also will be known as "Harmony."
03.12.07 - After traveling thousands of miles, a major component of the International Space Station is set to begin preparations for launch.
03.07.07 - NASA has established a requirements baseline for the Orion crew exploration vehicle, bringing America's next human spacecraft a step closer to construction.
03.07.07 - NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam will speak to students at the Quest Academy in Palatine, Ill., on Friday, March 9.
03.07.07 - U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak's detail as a NASA astronaut has been terminated, effective March 8, by mutual agreement between NASA and the U.S. Navy.
03.05.07 - Initial science data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, detailed images of Saturn's icy moons and results from a deliberate crash on the moon highlight the 38th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 12-16 in Houston.
02.26.07 - NASA will send a flight surgeon, two astronauts and a Cincinnati doctor into the ocean depths off the Florida coast May 7-18 to test space medicine concepts and moon-walking techniques.
02.22.07 - Texans have a special appreciation for the stars. After all, at night they are big and bright, deep in the heart of the Lone Star State.
02.21.07 - Two human spaceflight events will air simultaneously on separate NASA Television digital channels Thursday, Feb. 22.
02.16.07 - Two companies that are receiving NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services funds achieved significant milestones this month in their efforts to develop and demonstrate space cargo launch and delivery systems.
02.14.07 - NASA will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. CST Friday, Feb. 16 to preview the fourth spacewalk this month by the residents of the International Space Station.
02.13.07 - NASA and its international partners have named the crews that will live and work aboard the International Space Station for the next two years.
02.07.07 - NASA will hold two consecutive media briefings today beginning at 3 p.m. EST to address general questions from media concerning astronauts, their selection and screening, flight training and other matters.
02.06.07 - The following is a statement from Michael Coats, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, regarding the status of astronaut Lisa Nowak.
02.06.07 - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a day-long series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 15.
02.01.07 - NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats will be available at JSC to discuss the agency's FY 2008 budget at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5.
02.01.07 - On Wednesday, NASA agreed to cooperate with PlanetSpace Inc. of Chicago and Transformational Space Corp. (t/Space) of Reston, Va., to facilitate the commercialization of low-Earth orbit as they develop capabilities to transport goods and people to orbital destinations.
01.31.07 - Already spanning an acre in orbit, the International Space Station this year will grow faster in size, power, volume and mass than ever before, significantly expanding its capabilities and setting new records for humans in orbit.
01.29.07 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-123.
01.26.07 - NASA astronauts on the International Space Station will link up Monday, Jan. 29, with sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower for a special re-enlistment ceremony.
01.25.07 - Two extreme explorers will connect in a unique call Friday, Jan. 26, linking the depths of the ocean with the heights of Earth orbit.
01.23.07 - NASA will preview an unprecedented series of four spacewalks to be conducted from the International Space Station during the next month in a media briefing scheduled for Friday, Jan. 26.
01.22.07 - A month after returning from space, NASA astronauts Joan Higginbotham, a Chicago native, and Bill Oefelein, an Alaska native, are available for satellite interviews.
01.16.07 - The astronauts of Space Shuttle Discovery’s STS-116 mission will share their 13-day, 5.3 million-mile journey in space during a presentation at Space Center Houston’s Northrop Grumman Theater at 6:30 p.m. CST Monday, Jan. 22.
01.12.07 - NASA astronaut and Steamboat Springs, Colo., native Steven R. Swanson, a crew member of the Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-117 mission, is available for interviews by satellite Jan. 17.
01.12.07 - NASA's first educator astronaut and former Idaho school teacher Barbara Morgan, set to fly in space this summer, will meet with hundreds of students during "Meet an Astronaut Day" at Space Center Houston Jan. 19.
01.12.07 - The crew aboard the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies from a Russian Progress spacecraft due to dock with the station on Friday, Jan. 19. NASA Television will broadcast the arrival live.
01.08.07 - NASA astronauts John D. "Danny" Olivas, an El Paso, Texas native, and Chicago-area native Lee Archambault, members of the next space shuttle mission targeted for launch in March, are available for interviews by satellite this week.