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12.30.08 - NASA has completed a comprehensive study of crew safety equipment and procedures used during the space shuttle Columbia accident with recommendations for improving the safety of all future human spaceflights.
12.17.08 - NASA has released a draft request for proposals, or RFP, to seek industry support for the design of its Altair lunar lander vehicle, part of NASA's Constellation Program.
12.15.08 - NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, who recently completed a six-month stay in space, will be available for satellite interviews from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 18.
12.12.08 - Soaring high above the Earth, the crew of the International Space Station has beamed down season's greetings that will air on NASA Television starting Friday, Dec. 12.
12.12.08 - NASA will hold a media briefing Dec. 18 to discuss an upcoming International Space Station spacewalk.
12.10.08 - NASA will discuss the next space shuttle mission during a daylong series of media briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST, Friday, Jan. 9.
12.05.08 - NASA has assigned the crews for space shuttle missions STS-130 and STS-131.
12.05.08 - NASA astronaut Carl Walz is leaving the agency to take a job in the private sector.
12.04.08 - NASA announced Thursday that space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch May 12, 2009.
12.03.08 - NASA has signed a $141 million modification to the current International Space Station contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency for crew transportation services planned through the spring of 2012.
12.03.08 - Students from the STARBASE Atlantis Naval Air Station education program in Corpus Christi, Texas, will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of spaceflight first hand.
11.26.08 - The combined crews of shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station have sent a special greeting to members of the American military in time for the upcoming holiday season.
11.25.08 - The combined crews of shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station have sent a special greeting to members of the American military in time for the upcoming holiday season.
11.21.08 - NASA Television is broadcasting highlights from the ongoing STS-126 space shuttle mission in high definition (HDTV).
11.21.08 - NASA and its international partners have assigned the International Space Station's crew members through 2010.
11.19.08 - The 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 2:05 p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 21.
11.17.08 - Nations around the world will join together to mark a milestone in space exploration this week, celebrating the 10th birthday of a unique research laboratory, the International Space Station.
11.12.08 - Johnson Space Center will participate in an electronic waste recycling event at Space Center Houston from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15.
11.07.08 - NASA has awarded a $667.3 million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide integrated support for the hardware, software, data and displays used to train for and execute human spaceflight missions.
11.03.08 - The two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station joined millions of Americans Monday in casting their ballots before Election Day.
11.03.08 - NASA flight director Ginger Kerrick, who will lead Mission Control for the upcoming space shuttle mission, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT, Monday, Nov. 10.
10.31.08 - NASA has awarded a $206.5 million contract to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired.
10.24.08 - NASA Television will broadcast two special messages from International Space Station crew members, one that urges all Americans to exercise their right to vote and another marking the station's 10th birthday.
10.24.08 - Spaceflight participant Richard Garriott and two members of the 17th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth at 10:37 p.m. CDT, Thursday.
10.17.08 - Duane Chin, a member of the Gator Nation, has gone from Jamaica to Florida to Houston throughout his life. Now his sights are set on the moon.
10.14.08 - The astronauts, cosmonauts and spaceflight participant aboard the International Space Station will participate in a news conference at 12:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, Oct. 20.
10.14.08 - A new crew that will live and work aboard the International Space Station rocketed into orbit early Sunday aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
10.10.08 - JSC Deputy Director Ellen Ochoa has been chosen as the first woman to receive the Engineer of the Year award by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.
10.09.08 - NASA will hold a series of news briefings on Monday, Nov. 3, to preview the upcoming space shuttle Endeavour mission that will outfit the International Space Station for six-person crews.
10.07.08 - NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff will meet his opponents in the ongoing Earth vs. space chess match Thursday, Oct. 9.
10.01.08 - NASA has awarded a two-year, $650 million contract extension to The Boeing Co. to continue engineering support of the International Space Station to Sept. 30, 2010
10.01.08 - NASA announced today that astronauts Mark E. Kelly and Donald R. Pettit are the Federal Laboratory Consortium 2008 Notable Technology Award recipients for their work inventing an oxygen partial pressure sensor.
10.01.08 - NASA Television will broadcast the launch of the next International Space Station crew Oct. 12 and the landing of the current crew Oct. 23.
09.30.08 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle Discovery's STS-129 mission
09.26.08 - It will be Earth vs. space in a unique chess match, and you can help Earth win.
09.25.08 - Having returned the world's first particles from a comet, NASA's Stardust sample return capsule will join the collection of flight icons in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington
09.25.08 - Conversations between astronauts aboard the International Space Station and flight controllers on the ground now are available for the public to hear live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on NASA's Web site, www.nasa.gov .
09.25.08 - The target launch date for space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope has been reset to Oct. 14 at 10:19 p.m. EDT.
09.11.08 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will close at noon CDT Thursday and remain closed until the threat of Hurricane Ike has passed.
09.05.08 - Veteran space shuttle astronaut Joe Tanner has left NASA to accept a position in the private sector.
09.05.08 - NASA has adjusted the target launch dates for the two remaining space shuttle missions in 2008. Shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission to the Hubble Space Telescope is targeted for Oct. 10, while Endeavour's STS-126 supply mission to the International Space Station has moved to Nov. 12.
09.03.08 - The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies next week. NASA Television will broadcast its arrival live.
08.25.08 - Reporters will have a unique chance to experience lunar life, including driving across and touching a simulated moonscape, on Monday, Sept. 8, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
08.21.08 - Students from Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif., who are taking part in a 48-hour space station simulation, will get an extra boost when they receive a call from the real International Space Station.
08.13.08 - Flying 220 miles above the Earth aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff is ready to take your questions.
08.12.08 - In a news conference Monday, NASA managers discussed how the agency will be adjusting the budget, schedule and technical performance milestones for its Constellation Program to ensure the first crewed flight of the Ares I rocket and Orion crew capsule in March 2015
08.08.08 - Arizona kids and teens are set to blast their local libraries into orbit after completing Outer Space Base, a library series of space science programs in Tucson
08.07.08 - NASA Television will air interviews with each of the seven astronauts who will fly to the Hubble Space Telescope beginning at 8 a.m. EDT, on Monday, Aug. 11.
08.05.08 - NASA Television will broadcast a special high definition (HDTV) feed of two hours of highlights from America's human spaceflight history as the agency celebrates its 50th anniversary.
08.04.08 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will be closed from noon Monday through Tuesday because of the threat of tropical storm Edouard. Plans call for the center to reopen Wednesday.
08.01.08 - Nicholas Johnson, NASA chief scientist for orbital debris, has received the Department of Defense Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his critical contributions to the successful interception of a non-functional DoD satellite.
07.28.08 - NASA's Constellation Program has selected 11 companies and one university to independently develop concepts that contribute to how astronauts will live and work on the moon.
07.28.08 - NASA will hold a series of news media briefings Sept. 8 - 9 to preview the space shuttle's fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
07.18.08 - Students from the STARBASE Atlantis Naval Air Station education program in Corpus Christi, Texas, will have an opportunity to experience the excitement of spaceflight first hand.
07.16.08 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-128.
07.15.08 - NASA has awarded an advanced planning assessment contract to Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. of McLean, Va.
07.08.08 - NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston, a one-year contract extension valued at $42 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station.
07.07.08 - Following a detailed, integrated assessment, NASA selected target launch dates for the remaining eight space shuttle missions on the current manifest in 2009 and 2010.
07.02.08 - NASA is developing new spacecraft, the Ares rockets and Orion crew capsule, to deliver astronauts to the International Space Station and send them on their way to the moon.
07.02.08 - Two International Space Station residents will conduct a pair of spacewalks outside the Russian segment of the complex July 10 and 15, with coverage of both planned for NASA Television.
07.01.08 - NASA will hold a media briefing Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. CDT, with the next resident crew of the International Space Station and an American spaceflight participant.
06.30.08 - Veteran space shuttle astronaut James Reilly has left NASA to accept a position in the private sector.
06.25.08 - Veteran space shuttle astronaut Barbara R. Morgan will leave NASA in August to become an educator at Idaho's Boise State University.
06.25.08 - NASA's deadline for accepting applications for the 2009 Astronaut Candidate Class is July 1.
06.23.08 - "Mission BISD: All Systems Go" technology and science camp students are gearing up to chat and ask questions during a call to the International Space Station crew on Thursday, June 26, from 10:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. CDT.
06.23.08 - NASA engineers and scientists completed a milestone review June 20 that will help determine the systems needed to return humans to the moon and establish a lunar outpost.
06.23.08 - NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman of New Jersey, who returned to Earth June 14 after three months on the International Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT on Friday, June 27.
06.19.08 - NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund a group of research proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future space exploration missions.
06.16.08 - NASA has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Houston a contract for technical support services for the Constellation Program, which is developing new spacecraft to travel beyond low Earth orbit.
06.13.08 - Conditions on the moon will be harsher, but prototype NASA robotic vehicles braved sand storms and unprecedented temperature swings this month on sand dunes near Moses Lake, Wash., to prepare for future lunar expeditions.
06.13.08 - NASA has awarded a contract to Oceaneering International Inc. of Houston, for the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system.
06.12.08 - NASA researchers and scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan have found a new mineral in material that likely came from a comet.
06.05.08 - Members of the science team who will help validate measurements made from instruments aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander in a laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center will be available to media June 9.
06.05.08 - The 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 4:02 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 9.
05.30.08 - NASA has selected four new flight directors. Gary C. Horlacher, Jerry P. Jason, Michael L. Lammers and Royce J. Renfrew will join a select group of individuals who lead human spaceflights from Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
05.29.08 - NASA has selected Cleveland native John A. McCullough to lead the select group of men and women that direct space shuttle and International Space Station missions.
05.29.08 - On June 6, NASA will release a broad agency announcement soliciting lunar surface systems concept study proposals to help the agency develop plans for a return to the moon by 2020.
05.22.08 - NASA Thursday adjusted the target launch dates for two space shuttle missions in 2008.
05.21.08 - If you've never seen the International Space Station flying 220 miles overhead, this is the week to do so.
05.20.08 - As the next space shuttle launch countdown begins, International Space Station Flight Director Annette Hasbrook will be available for satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 28.
05.19.08 - NASA Television will provide a high-definition glimpse of life in space with a special Video File to be broadcast beginning May 22.
05.16.08 - NASA Wednesday awarded ARES Corp. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $25.7 million for services required to continue the development and operation of the International Space Station.
05.13.08 - NASA and its international partners have assigned two crew members to the Expedition 20 International Space Station mission.
05.08.08 - NASA will host a media teleconference on Thursday, May 15, at 2 p.m. EDT, to provide an overview of progress made in the last few months and work ahead for NASA's Constellation Program.
05.07.08 - Imagine yourself hip-to-hip, shoulder-to-shoulder, inside a room the size of a walk-in closet for eight hours with five people you just met.
05.07.08 - The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies next week, and NASA Television will broadcast its arrival live.
05.02.08 - NASA astronauts Dan Tani of Illinois and Suni Williams of Massachusetts, both past residents of the International Space Station, will be available to discuss what it takes to become an astronaut during satellite interviews on Wednesday, May 7.
04.29.08 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson of Iowa, who returned to Earth April 19 after approximately six months on the International Space Station, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CDT on Friday, May 2.
04.19.08 - NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station, returned to Earth at approximately 4:30 a.m. EDT Saturday, ending a mission during which she conducted five spacewalks and set a new record in American spaceflight.
04.17.08 - Since humans first flew in space, nothing has captivated astronauts more than the view of home out the window of their spacecraft. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, NASA will make those views available to people here on Earth with an event highlighting imagery taken by astronauts and the science behind it.
04.17.08 - The astronauts who journeyed to orbit last month aboard the space shuttle Endeavour will give a firsthand account of their flight in a 6:30 p.m. presentation on Wednesday, April 30, in the Northrop Grumman Theater at Space Center Houston.
04.10.08 - A team of graduate students from the University of Illinois at Chicago has received the first NASA Earth/Space Life Science Innovation Award given at the 2008 Rice Business Plan Competition.
04.08.08 - NASA astronaut and Iowa State University alumnus Clay Anderson will be inducted into the school’s Aerospace Engineering Hall of Distinguished Alumni at 4 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 10, as part of the university’s annual celebration, VEISHEA.
04.02.08 - NASA will hold a series of news media briefings May 1 to discuss the upcoming space shuttle Discovery mission, STS-124.
03.31.08 - NASA is targeting May 31 as the launch date for shuttle Discovery’s STS-124 mission to deliver the large Japanese Kibo Pressurized Module to the International Space Station.
03.27.08 - NASA will hold a briefing at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday, April 2, to preview the activities of the next residents of the International Space Station and to look back at the accomplishments of the current station crew.
03.26.08 - HOUSTON - NASA has awarded a five-year, $49 million contract to L3 Communications - Titan Group of Niceville, Fla., to provide simulation and software technology support at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.25.08 - HOUSTON -- Less than three weeks after its maiden launch, the European Space Agency's Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle, or ATV, is set to begin a series of automated approaches and make an eventual docking with the International Space Station. NASA Television will broadcast the most critical maneuvers on March 31 and April 3, with commentary from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.21.08 - The news conference with the 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station, originally scheduled for 11:18 p.m. CDT Sunday, March 23, has been moved to an hour earlier, and will begin at 10:18 p.m.
03.20.08 - The 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 11:18 p.m. CDT Sunday, March 23.
03.17.08 - NASA's Constellation Program has selected five space-related companies to receive contract awards for a 210-day study to independently evaluate NASA's in-house design concept for a lunar lander that will deliver four astronauts to the surface of the moon by 2020.
03.11.08 - NASA has issued a contract extension with a potential value of $78.25 million to Raytheon Technical Services Co. of Webster, Texas. The contractor will support facilities and operations for astronaut training at NASA's Johnson Space Center and Sonny Carter Training Facility in Houston.
03.12.08 - The Johnson Space Center Child Care Center is going green and will commemorate new environmental additions with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13.
03.07.08 - NASA Television coverage of the maiden launch of the European Space Agency's "Jules Verne" Automated Transfer Vehicle, or ATV, to the International Space Station will begin Saturday, March 8, at 9:15 p.m. CST.
03.06.08 - Early science results from MESSENGER's flyby of Mercury and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kaguya mission to the moon highlight the 39th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 10-14 in Houston.
03.05.08 - During space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission, NASA's Johnson Space Center will operate a phone bridge for media briefings that occur outside of the normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.
03.03.08 - International Space Station Flight Director Dana Weigel will be available for satellite interviews Friday, March 7, from 6 to 8 a.m. CST.
02.27.08 - NASA has awarded SGT Inc. of Greenbelt, Md., a contract for support services for Constellation Program, which is developing new spacecraft to travel beyond low Earth orbit.
02.27.08 - In a car commercial, it would sound odd: active suspension, six-wheel drive with independent steering for each wheel, no doors, no windows, no seats and the only color available is gold.
02.27.08 - During the 3rd Space Exploration Conference Feb. 26-28 in Denver, NASA will exhibit a robot rover equipped with a drill designed to find water and oxygen-rich soil on the moon.
02.22.08 - NASA announced the selection of N. Wayne Hale, Jr. as NASA's deputy associate administrator for strategic partnerships on Friday.
02.20.08 - NASA is targeting May 25 at 7:26 p.m. EDT for the launch of the space shuttle Discovery's STS-124 mission from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
02.19.08 - NASA selected Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., to develop and demonstrate commercial orbital transportation services that could open new markets and pave the way for contracts to launch and deliver crew and cargo to the International Space Station.
02.15.08 - The 10 crew members flying aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:40 a.m. CST on Saturday, Feb. 16.
02.14.08 - NASA officials on Thursday revised the target launch dates for space shuttle flights during the second half of 2008.
02.12.08 - NASA has assigned crews for the STS-127 space shuttle mission and the Expedition 19 International Space Station mission.
2.12.08 - NASA has rescheduled for Monday, March 3, a daylong series of briefings from the Johnson Space Center on upcoming space shuttle mission STS-123.
01.30.08 - NASA issued an environmental impact statement for the Constellation Program Jan. 10.
01.30.08 - NASA senior managers completed a review Wednesday of space shuttle Atlantis' readiness for flight.
01.29.08 - Galveston soon will have a spot where people can do their morning run lying down, thanks to a new NASA device housed at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
01.29.08 - NASA will discuss upcoming space shuttle mission STS-123 during a daylong series of media briefings from the Johnson Space Center beginning at 8 a.m. CST on Feb. 29.
01.28.08 - NASA is using a new treadmill that allows people to run while suspended horizontally to help astronauts prepare for long-duration missions to the moon and beyond.
01.24.08 - NASA will hold four media briefings next week to discuss International Space Station activities and provide a status of launch preparations for space shuttle mission STS-122.
01.22.08 - NASA will release a report on an astronaut and flight surgeon health care survey Wednesday and hold a media teleconference to discuss the report at 2 p.m. EST.
01.17.08 - When did the U.S. launch its first satellite? What day did the first crew arrive at the International Space Station? A new calendar that highlights 50 years of NASA milestones and a decade of station assembly can be downloaded.
01.15.08 - NASA's Constellation Program has released a broad agency announcement for study proposals to evaluate human landing craft concepts for exploring the moon.
01.11.08 - NASA has updated assignments for International Space Station expedition crews.
01.11.08 - Runners and exercise enthusiasts of all ages are invited to visit NASA’s exhibit and meet astronauts this weekend at the Roger Clemens Institute EXPO leading up to the Chevron Houston Marathon.
01.11.08 - NASA Friday announced Feb. 7 as the target launch date for shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission to the International Space Station and mid-March for the launch of Endeavour on STS-123.
01.10.08 - For those who set fitness goals as part of their New Year's resolutions, NASA astronauts who have lived aboard the International Space Station have a few tips to face the challenge.
01.04.08 - Astronaut Andrew Feustel will participate in NASCAR's Preseason Thunder Fan Fest at Daytona International Speedway, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The appearance is in celebration of NASA's 50th anniversary and the Daytona International Speedway's 50th running of the Daytona 500 in 2008.
01.03.08 - NASA has awarded a potential 10-year, $544 million contract to CSC-Applied Technology Division of Fort Worth, Texas. The contractor will support facilities operations, maintenance, repair, design and construction at NASA's Johnson Space Center.