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12.23.09 - Some U.S. forces in Iraq will get the chance during the holidays to talk with two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station who also are far away from their families and friends.
12.22.09 - NASA has selected 28 undergraduate student teams to test their science experiments in simulated weightlessness.
12.20.09 - NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi safely launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on Sunday.
12.17.09 - Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the final module of the U.S. portion of the International Space Station on the STS-130 mission, now targeted to launch Feb. 7.
12.17.09 - Season's greetings will be offered by International Space Station Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Max Suraev in a special video message airing this week on NASA Television and the NASA Web site.
12.15.09 - Astronauts are not the only ones earning wings on the International Space Station.
12.14.09 - After three months living aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will be available for satellite interviews from Houston between 6 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 17.
12.04.09 - To celebrate the 10th anniversary of people continuously living aboard the International Space Station, NASA is providing a special 2010 calendar to teachers and the public.
12.03.09 - NASA Television will air the events surrounding the launch and delivery of the next three residents to the International Space Station.
11.30.09 - NASA will host a media teleconference with Bob Ess, Ares I-X mission manager, at 1 p.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 3.
11.30.09 - Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars.
11.23.09 - The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference Tuesday at 7 a.m. CST, 13 minutes earlier than previously announced.
11.19.09 - The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:13 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
11.13.09 - NASA researchers are among the participants who will present papers at the annual meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group Nov. 16-19 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston.
11.05.09 - NASA Television will air the docking of the newest Russian module to the International Space Station starting at 9 a.m. CST Nov. 12.
10.28.09 - NASA's Ares I-X test rocket lifted off at 11:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a two-minute powered flight.
10.27.09 - NASA is funding 12 proposals from nine states to investigate questions about the effects of space radiation on human explorers.
10.21.09 - NASA has chosen 18 proposals from universities around the country to receive up to $70,000 for Phase One of the NASA Ralph Steckler Space Grant Colonization Research and Technology Development Opportunity.
10.21.09 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston kicked off an experimental programming competition today in conjunction with TopCoder, Inc. and researchers from Harvard Business School and London Business School.
10.19.09 - NASA is targeting Nov. 16 for the launch of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
10.14.09 - The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies at 8:41 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 17.
10.13.09 - NASA has signed a patent license agreement with a California company to improve the medical community's access to hyperbaric chambers used to treat many medical conditions and emergencies.
10.11.09 - International Space Station Expedition 20 Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Michael Barratt landed their Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft on the steppes of Kazakhstan Sunday, wrapping up a six-month stay.
10.08.09 - NASA Television will rebroadcast the Oct. 9 global event International Space Station resident Guy Laliberte designed to raise awareness about the need for clean water.
10.07.09 - NASA and its international partners have assigned five new International Space Station crews and made changes to four previously assigned station crews.
10.05.09 - On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, NASA honored President John F. Kennedy with an Ambassador of Exploration Award for his vision and leadership in landing a man on the moon.
10.05.09 - NASA astronaut Fernando "Frank" Caldeiro died Saturday morning after an extended illness.
10.02.09 - The first astronaut to tweet from space has passed another social media milestone. NASA's Mike Massimino, known as @Astro_Mike on Twitter, now shares his daily experiences with more than a million followers on the micro-blogging service.
09.30.09 - NASA has awarded a three-year contract extension to Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., for engineering and science support at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09.30.09 - The next residents of the International Space Station launched into orbit aboard a Soyuz spacecraft Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
09.24.09 - NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will again participate in the Hispanic Engineering Science and Technology (HESTEC) conference, organized by the University of Texas-Pan American in conjunction with the Office of Congressman Ruben Hinojosa.
09.18.09 - NASA has assigned the crew for the last scheduled space shuttle mission, targeted to launch in September 2010. The flight to the International Space Station will carry a pressurized logistics module to the station.
09.17.09 - NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who will command the next International Space Station mission, is using Twitter, a blog and short video clips to provide a unique, behind-the-scenes insight into his training in Russia.
09.17.09 - Applications are being solicited for the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09.16.09 - NASA will preview the next space shuttle mission during a series of news briefings on Friday, Oct. 16, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09.15.09 - NASA has concluded two weeks of technology development tests on two of the agency's prototype lunar rovers.
09.15.09 - NASA Television will air the launch of the next two residents of the International Space Station, a spaceflight participant and the return of two members of the current station crew. Coverage begins with a broadcast of prelaunch activities Sept. 17 and continues through the landing on Oct. 11.
09.10.09 - Advances in the fight against food poisoning, new methods for delivering medicine to cancer cells, and better materials for future spacecraft are among the results published in a NASA report detailing scientific research accomplishments made aboard the International Space Station during its first eight years.
09.09.09 - NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper has left NASA to return to the Navy.
09.04.09 - Two NASA astronaut commanders have perspectives like no others on Twitter -- the views of twin brothers preparing on opposite sides of the world to command both the space shuttle and the International Space Station.
09.02.09 - NASA will hold the annual Desert "RATS," or Research and Technology Studies, field test in the Arizona desert this fall, hosting a media day for journalists on Sept. 15.
09.02.09 - The 13 crew members flying aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 7:54 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 4.
09.01.09 - NASA will host a teleconference Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 3 p.m. EDT to discuss the conclusion of the preliminary design review for the Orion crew exploration vehicle.
09.01.09 - Nebraskans will have the rare chance to touch a piece of a moon rock throughout the month of September in NASA’s Driven to Explore mobile exhibit.
08.28.09 - NASA will hold a news briefing at 12:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, Sept. 2, to preview the maiden launch and flight of Japan's unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.
08.26.09 - NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston a one-year contract extension valued at $33 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space Station.
08.26.09 - NASA has awarded a follow-on contract to Computer Science Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas, to support the agency's aircraft used for astronaut training and flight research.
08.19.09 - NASA’s 2009 class of astronauts reports to Johnson Space Center, Houston Monday. The group of nine begins a two-year journey to join with the current astronaut corps in future exploration missions.
08.12.09 - South Dakotans will have the rare chance to touch a piece of moon rock starting next week in NASA’s Driven to Explore traveling exhibit.
08.12.09 - The High School Aerospace Scholars program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston closes this week with a special ceremony that will highlight this summer’s group of students and celebrate the achievements of the last 10 years.
07.27.09 - Although many a shot was launched to the bleachers from Shea Stadium’s home plate, the plate itself has beat them all -- it returns home next week along with New York native son and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino after a 5.2 million-mile trip in space.
07.27.09 - Fairborn native and NASA astronaut Gregory H. Johnson will be honored at the Cincinnati Reds game August 4th.
07.22.09 - The 13 crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1:28 p.m. CDT on Sunday, July 26.
07.22.09 - NASA will hold a series of media briefings on Monday, Aug. 10, to preview the next space shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
07.22.09 - A NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut and the founder of Cirque du Soleil will hold a news conference at 8 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 23 to discuss their upcoming flight to the International Space Station.
07.16.09 - In celebration of the Apollo 11 40th anniversary, Apollo era veterans will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Houston Astros’ game July 20.
07.15.09 - You're in a spacecraft, on a mission to land on the moon for the first time in history, and the microphone to Earth is off. What do you say? Now you can listen in on a NASA Web site and find out.
07.13.09 - NASA astronaut and California native Dr. Tracy Caldwell will be honored at the San Diego Padres baseball game on July 20.
07.06.09 - NASA’s Phoenix mission landed inside the Martian Arctic Circle on May 25, 2008. Phoenix’s instruments searched for water ice and for evidence of mineral nutrients essential to life in the Martian soil. Both were found.
07.02.09 - NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez, set to fly aboard space shuttle Discovery in August, is providing insights about his training on Twitter in both English and Spanish. It will be the agency’s first bilingual Twitter.
06.30.09 - As America celebrates its 233rd birthday this holiday weekend, there will be an extra light in the sky along with the fireworks.
06.29.09 - After reviewing more than 3,500 applications, NASA has selected nine people for the 2009 astronaut candidate class. They will begin training at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston this August.
06.29.09 - NASA will conduct a tanking test at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, July 1, to ensure repairs to space shuttle Endeavour's external fuel tank were successful.
06.25.09 - NASA will offer reporters an unprecedented chance to conduct interviews with scientists inside the lab that stores moon rocks Apollo astronauts collected during their six missions.
06.24.09 - NASA Television will broadcast a high-definition tour of the International Space Station recorded by the Expedition 20 crew starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 24. Also broadcast in HD will be an explanation of a Canadian experiment on the station that examines how humans perceive up and down without gravity as a reference.
06.23.09 - NASA has awarded a $37.2 million contract modification to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide additional user application software development and maintenance as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract, or FDOC.
06.22.09 - NASA has signed a $144 million follow-on contract with ARES Corp. of Burlingame, Calif., for International Space Station Program integration and control services.
06.22.09 - Visitors will have the rare chance to touch a 3-billion-year-old moon rock in the new NASA Driven to Explore exhibit on display during Green Bank Star Quest 6 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV June 24-27, 2009.
06.15.09 - Using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, NASA has awarded to DRI Commercial Corporation of Irvine, Calif., a contract to repair critical infrastructure facilities at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston that were damaged during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.
06.17.09 - Atlanta native and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will be honored at the Atlanta Braves baseball game on June 26.
06.17.09 - The Las Cruces and surrounding communities are invited to see a mockup of NASA’s nearly 45-foot long launch abort system (LAS) for its next crew exploration vehicle.
06.12.09 - NASA has selected three new flight directors who will manage and carry out shuttle flights and International Space Station expeditions.
06.02.09 - NASA has selected four proposals for research to help understand space radiation's effects on humans living in space.
06.01.09 - Two residents of the International Space Station will conduct a pair of spacewalks in the coming weeks to prepare the Russian segment of the station for future assembly work.
05.29.09 - Astronaut Mike Massimino will be available Wednesday, June 3, for media satellite interviews and questions from the public via a special interactive Internet appearance.
05.28.09 - The International Space Station crew is awaiting the arrival of three new members that will usher in an era of six-person crews aboard the orbiting laboratory.
05.28.09 - Not many students can say they completed an internship with NASA before graduating college. However, Toledo, Ohio, native Runa Lucienne did just that this past spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
05.23.09 - Lubbock, Texas, native Jake Baker spent the past spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston where he took the knowledge he learned in college and applied it to an internship.
05.23.09 - Hammond, Wis., resident Brenton Hartung spent the past spring at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
05.20.09 - NASA's Mission Control gave the Expedition 19 astronaut crew aboard the International Space Station a "go" to drink water that the station's new recycling system has purified.
05.20.09 - Nearly 40 years after watching the first men on the moon parade down Michigan Avenue, Chicago native Dr. Rick Scheuring is helping send a new generation of explorers to the moon.
05.19.09 - The seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis will hold a news conference at 9:26 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 20, to discuss their mission to upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.
05.14.09 - NASA has assigned the crew for space shuttle mission STS-132, targeted for launch in April 2010. This flight will deliver the Russian-built Mini Research Module (MRM1) to the International Space Station.
05.19.09 - NASA has rescheduled a series of media briefings to preview the upcoming June space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The briefings previously scheduled for May 27 have moved to May 28.
06.19.09 - NASA astronaut Robert "Shane" Kimbrough will launch this year’s reading celebration at 8 a.m. May 28 at Starkey Elementary School in Kerrville, Texas. The theme for this year’s celebration is "Reading Takes You Out of this World."
05.14.09 - NASA will discuss the inauguration of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 6, at the Johnson Space Center.
05.08.09 - NASA will discuss the inauguration of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 6, at the Johnson Space Center.
05.08.09 - NASA has selected Anadarko Industries LLC of Houston to provide safety and fire protection system maintenance support for the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
05.01.09 - NASA will discuss the inauguration of six-person crew operations aboard the International Space Station in a briefing scheduled for 1 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 6, at the Johnson Space Center.
04.30.09 - The Johnson Space Center Innovation Partnerships Office in conjunction with JSC’s Space Life Sciences Directorate (SLSD) and Engineering Directorate presented four awards – $80,000 in total prize money – as part of the 2009 Rice Business Plan Competition. Each company was awarded $20,000.
04.30.09 - NASA will hold a series of media briefings on Wednesday, May 27, to preview the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
04.27.09 - NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Sandra Magnus, who recently returned to Earth after several months living aboard the International Space Station, will be available for television interviews via satellite Thursday, April 30.
04.21.09 - NASA will hold news briefings April 23 to update reporters about the space shuttle's fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
04.20.09 - NASA's Human Research Program and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, or NSBRI, of Houston will fund a dozen proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future space exploration missions.
04.15.09 - NASA astronaut Gregory C. Johnson, a native of Seattle, will be available for live interviews via satellite from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 21.
04.09.09 - NASA has exercised a $58 million, one-year extension option for a contract with Science Applications International Corporation of Houston to provide support to safety and mission assurance activities at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
04.08.09 - NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, a native of Franklin Square, N.Y., will be available for live interviews via satellite from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT on Monday, April 13.
04.08.09 - Two members of the 18th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station and a spaceflight participant returned to Earth at 2:16 a.m. CDT Wednesday.
04.07.09 - NASA has chosen the material for a heat shield that will protect a new generation of space explorers when they return from the moon. After extensive study, NASA has selected the Avcoat ablator system for the Orion crew module.
04.06.09 - NASA astronaut Mike Massimino is using Twitter to provide a unique, behind the scenes peek at the last weeks of his training for the fifth and final shuttle servicing mission to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
04.03.09 - NASA Television will air the landing of the Expedition 18 crew and a visiting spaceflight participant on Wednesday, April 8. Russian managers on Friday postponed the Soyuz landing one day and switched to a more southerly landing site in Kazakhstan because of soggy conditions at the original site.
04.01.09 - NASA will hold briefings Thursday, April 23, to update reporters about the space shuttle's fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
03.27.09 - The two crews aboard the International Space Station will answer questions about their upcoming change of command in a news conference at 9:10 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 1.
03.26.09 - The 19th crew to live and work aboard the International Space Station launched into orbit Thursday morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
03.26.09 - For 21 years and 100 shuttle missions, Mission Control has been graced with a bouquet of roses, displayed proudly amid trademark data screens and tracking maps. Delivered during each mission, the flowers come with a simple card wishing all well.
03.26.09 - NASA's next-generation lunar rover will visit hundreds of high school students as they flex their own robotic muscles at this year's FIRST Robotics Competition Lone Star Regional.
03.25.09 - A full-scale mockup of NASA's Orion crew module is being tested in water under simulated and real landing weather conditions.
03.23.09 - NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a five-year contract to Jacobs Technology Inc., of Tullahoma, Tenn., for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility.
03.17.09 - NASA will exercise the first of two one-year options on a three-year contract to Enterprise Advisory Services Inc. of Houston, for facility operations and support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M. NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston manages the facility.
03.13.09 - The final pieces of the Ares I-X flight test rocket left the Alliant Tech Systems manufacturing facility in Promontory, Utah, Thursday and began a 2,917-mile journey to its launch site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
03.13.09 - Early science results from the Kaguya, Chandrayaan-1 and Chang'e-1 lunar missions and the Venus Express spacecraft will highlight the 40th annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 23-27 in Houston.
03.11.09 - Salmonella bacteria research from two recent NASA space missions discovered key elements of the bacteria's disease-causing potential that hold promise for improving ways to fight food-borne infections on Earth.
03.10.09 - NASA has awarded a contract for administrative support services at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to REDE/Critique NSS, Joint Venture, of New Orleans.
03.10.09 - Internet visitors can now see the Earth as never before -- live from the International Space Station via streaming video, seven days a week.
03.09.09 - The Innovation Partnerships Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has announced the addition of three separate $20,000 awards to one already granted, bringing the total to $80,000, to be presented as part of the 2009 Rice University Business Plan Competition.
03.09.09 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the March 10 spacewalk of Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov.
03.05.09 - NASA will hold a news conference Friday, March 6, following a review of space shuttle Discovery's readiness for flight and an assessment of shuttle flow control valve testing and inspection.
03.03.09 - The International Space Station Program has announced a change in how two future crew members will return home. NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk will swap seats on the space shuttle and Russian Soyuz spacecraft to help ensure a timely homecoming for Thirsk.
02.27.09 - NASA has awarded an interim letter contract to Oceaneering International Inc. of Houston to begin work on the design, development and production of a new spacesuit system for the Constellation Program.
02.26.09 - NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 4, with the four future residents of the International Space Station who will usher in an era of six-person crews living aboard the orbiting research laboratory.
02.26.09 - NASA's Space Shuttle Program has established a plan that could support shuttle Discovery's launch to the International Space Station, tentatively targeted for March 12.
02.25.09 - NASA has presented its Quality and Safety Achievement Recognition, or QASAR, award for 2008 to Kevin Window of Friendswood, Texas.
02.25.09 - It's a space exploration celebration as big as the Lone Star State featuring out-of-this-world space exhibits, educational presentations for students, astronaut appearances, legislative proclamations and the chance to touch a 3-billion-year-old moon rock. Space Week Texas 2009 runs March 4-8 in Austin and March 9-12 in College Station.
02.10.09 - Because of an ongoing review of the space shuttle's flow control valves, NASA managers are rescheduling meetings next week to assess the launch readiness of shuttle Discovery's STS-119 mission to the International Space Station.
02.02.09 - NASA flight director Kwatsi Alibaruho, who will lead Mission Control for the upcoming space shuttle mission, will be available for satellite interviews from 6 to 8 a.m. CST, Friday, Feb. 6.
01.30.09 - NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. CST, Wednesday, March 4, with the International Space Station residents who will usher in an era of six-person crews.
01.29.09 - On Wednesday, NASA issued a request for proposals for concept definition and requirements analysis support for the Altair lunar lander.
01.23.09 - NASA astronauts of the STS-126 space shuttle mission will begin a new journey next week -- an 11-day trip to greet U.S. military personnel serving overseas.
01.16.09 - In the months since it was unveiled, NASA’s latest moon rover concept has covered a lot of ground.
01.16.09 - NASA has exercised an $86 million, one-year contract option with Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International of Windsor Locks, Conn., for work on spacesuits used on the space shuttles and the International Space Station.
01.14.09 - NASA will hold a media briefing Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. CST, with the next resident crew of the International Space Station.
01.09.09 - NASA has selected a team of scientists from Johnson Space Center and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, both in Houston, as one of seven initial members of the agency's Lunar Science Institute.