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12.22.11 - International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy, viewed from about 240 miles above the Earth’s horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
12.21.11 - NASA Selects Student Teams For Microgravity Research Flights
12.21.11 - NASA successfully conducted a drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's parachutes high above the Arizona desert Tuesday in preparation for its orbital flight test in 2014.
12.21.11 - NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit, Russian Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers of the Netherlands launched to the International Space Station aboard their Soyuz TMA-03M craft at 7:16 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 21 (7:16 p.m. local time), from Kazakhstan.
12.19.11 - Just in time for the holidays, the residents of the International Space Station will welcome three new crew members.
12.16.11 - NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore will return to his hometown on Dec. 24 to raise the 12th Tennessee Titans flag during the team’s Christmas Eve game.
12.16.11 - NASA's Johnson Space Center and Texas A&M University will sign an agreement Dec. 19 to begin the move of the primary space shuttle launch and landing trainer, the Shuttle Motion Simulator, to College Station.
12.13.11 - NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Houston Technology Center (HTC) have formed a strategic partnership to further expand HTC’s mission of accelerating the growth of emerging technology companies in the Houston region and to further develop the insights required to support NASA’s long-term goals of increasing private and public collaboration.
12.13.11 - As NASA looks to new, deep space destinations and an ambitious commercial transportation system to the International Space Station, the agency is recruiting the next generation of explorers to make these momentous journeys.
12.13.11 - For three days this week, a small part of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will simulate a human mission to an asteroid. Reporters are invited to observe what the mission might entail.
12.12.11 - NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md., to provide continued mission control systems services, development, maintenance and operations support as part of the Facilities Development and Operations Contract.
12.09.11 - NASA has announced the launch target for Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight will be Feb. 7, 2012.
12.08.11 - NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) and the Houston Technology Center (HTC), a business accelerator that assists Houston-based emerging technology companies, will host a Space Act Agreement signing and announcement at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at JSC.
12.06.11 - Students at the Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton, Ind., will speak with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank aboard the International Space Station at approximately 11:35 a.m. EST on Friday, Dec. 9.
12.05.11 - An engaging new NASA program brings the excitement of space exploration to children learning to live a healthy lifestyle.
12.05.11 - Reporters are invited to watch a test version of the Orion crew capsule take its final splash of the year Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the Hydro Impact Basin of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
12.05.11 - Astronaut Chris Ferguson, the last commander of a space shuttle mission, has announced his plans to retire from NASA on Dec. 9. He will leave for a new job in the private sector.
12.02.11 - NASA has announced a unique opportunity to ask the commander of the International Space Station a question about his role on the orbiting outpost. Commander Dan Burbank will answer videotaped questions from the public during a live event tentatively set for Friday, Jan. 20 on NASA Television.
12.02.11 - NASA has signed a patent license agreement that will allow a California company use of NASA-developed technology that could be used to treat hardened arteries.
11.28.11 - NASA selected Wichita Tribal Enterprises, LLC, of Houston to provide financial and business management services for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and other entities at agency's Johnson Space Center.
11.28.11 - Fresh off the arrival of three new crew members at the International Space Station, the next trio of residents is set to launch to the outpost Dec. 21.
11.28.11 - Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, Dec. 1.
11.21.11 - Three Station crew members safely returned to Earth on Monday, wrapping up nearly six months in space.
11.18.11 - NASA announced the Space Shuttle Program and subcontractor closeout modification to the Space Program Operations Contract (SPOC) with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston, valued at $232.9 million.
11.18.11 - Please pass the irradiated smoked turkey, thermostable yams and freeze-dried green beans.
11.17.11 - Experts at NASA’s Johnson Space Center will discuss concepts for a future human mission to Mars at 1 p.m. CST on Nov. 23 as the agency prepares for the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
11.15.11 - Do you dream of flying in space? Now is your chance. NASA is accepting applications for the agency's next class for the Astronaut Candidate Program.
11.15.11 - Astronauts and oil field workers will share a training facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston thanks to a new agreement that takes advantage of excess capacity at the agency's underwater training pool.
11.14.11 - NASA Kicks Off Application Process For New Astronauts
11.13.11 - NASA astronaut Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin launched to the International Space Station at 11:14 p.m. EST Sunday.
11.09.11 - Two NASA astronauts soon will be aboard the International Space Station and available for regularly scheduled interview opportunities with accredited news media.
11.08.11 - NASA Proposes Orion Spacecraft Test Flight In 2014
11.01.11 - NASA has won a GreenGov Presidential Award from the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The GreenGov awards celebrate exceptional efforts to promote sustainability in federal agency operations.
11.02.11 - To highlight International Education Week (IEW), NASA and the U.S. Department of Education will host a live, long-distance call for students with International Space Station resident and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum.
10.31.11 - NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson will return to his hometown on Nov. 7 to serve as the Philadelphia Eagles' Honorary Captain during the NFL's "Monday Night Football" game.
10.28.11 - NASA is seeking proposals from educators who are looking for a unique way to inspire the next generation of explorers.
10.24.11 - On Nov. 5, the Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot.
10.26.11 - NASA Television will provide live launch coverage of a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft on Sunday, Oct. 30.
10.26.11 - NASA'S NEEMO Mission Ending Early Due To Hurricane Rina
10.25.11 - NASA Releases Third Status Report On Commercial Partner Progress
10.24.11 - Reporters are invited to attend a water impact test of an 18,000-pound Orion test article at NASA's Langley Research Center's Hydro Impact Basin in Hampton, Va., on Thursday, Oct. 27.
10.24.11 - Visitors will be propelled into a 3-D journey across the solar system when they step inside the “NASA Exploration Experience” at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. Oct. 25-27.
10.21.11 - After living aboard the International Space Station for more than five months, NASA astronaut Ron Garan will relive his spaceflight experience for the public, friends and co-workers at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Oct. 28 at Space Center Houston.
10.19.11 - NASA Television will broadcast the launch of three new International Space Station residents and the return of three crew members in November.
10.19.11 - Journalists will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar.
10.18.11 - Students gathered at Carver High School in Birmingham, Ala., will speak with Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum aboard the International Space Station at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 21.
10.17.11 - NASA has selected three new flight directors to manage International Space Station operations.
10.14.11 - News media representatives will have the opportunity to cover the 15th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, from up close or afar.
10.14.11 - Visitors will be propelled into a 3-D journey across the solar system when they step inside the "NASA Exploration Experience" at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces Oct. 18-20.
10.03.11 - In early November, NASA will seek applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates who will support long-duration missions to the International Space Station and future deep space exploration activities.
10.03.11 - NASA astronaut Michael Massimino will be the featured guest at the Discovery Museum and Planetarium’s National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8.
09.30.11 - NASA Modifies Contract To Continue Ground Operations Work
09.28.11 - NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman will be the featured guest at Dewberry Farm on Saturday, Oct. 1.
09.26.11 - NASA astronauts Robert Satcher and Charles Hobaugh have left the agency to pursue outside careers. Satcher’s last day with NASA was Sept. 9 and Hobaugh’s Sept. 23.
09.23.11 - Students in Edinburgh, Texas, will make a special call to the International Space Station and Expedition 29 Commander Mike Fossum on Tuesday, September 27.
09.22.11 - NASA this week completed the first in a series of flight-like parachute tests for the agency's Orion spacecraft.
09.22.11 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be available to media during a visit to the Johnson Space Center on Monday, Sept. 26.
09.21.11 - A unique science project designed to sow the excitement of scientific discovery in students is sprouting this week aboard the International Space Station.
09.19.11 - An international crew of astronauts will venture into the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 17 to test innovative solutions to possible engineering challenges during a crewed mission to an asteroid.
09.16.11 - NASA astronaut Ron Garan will be available for live satellite interviews one week after returning to Earth from 6 to 7:30 a.m. CDT on Thursday, Sept. 22.
09.16.11 - Three International Space Station crew members safely returned to Earth Friday, Sept. 16, wrapping up a six-month mission of research and exploration.
09.15.11 - The NASA team, who provided medical, survival and engineering expertise to help the miners trapped underground in Chile last year, received the National Security and International Affairs Medal from the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.
09.15.11 - NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats will mark Johnson Space Center’s 50th anniversary on Monday, Sept. 19, discussing JSC’s rich heritage and the center’s plans for future space exploration.
09.15.11 - NASA and its international partners have agreed to a tentative launch schedule with crew flights to the International Space Station resuming on Nov. 14.
09.15.11 - Media opportunities are available in Denver and Boulder, including a live appearance from orbit by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, as NASA shares the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research on the station in Colorado during the month of September.
09.14.11 - NASA has selected the design of a new Space Launch System that will take the agency's astronauts farther into space than ever before, create high-quality jobs here at home, and provide the cornerstone for America's future human space exploration efforts.
09.14.11 - NASA leaders will participate in two media events Wednesday, Sept. 14, to discuss the new Space Launch System that will take American astronauts farther into space than ever before.
09.12.11 - NASA is offering undergraduate students the opportunity to test an experiment in microgravity as part of the agency’s Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program.
09.12.11 - Three International Space Station crew members will discuss their upcoming Expedition 30 and 31 missions in a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, Sept. 20, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
09.09.11 - Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991. Engineers at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans started welding together the first space-bound Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.
09.09.11 - NASA is funding nine proposals from eight states to investigate space radiation’s effect on human explorers. The proposals from researchers in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Texas have a total value of approximately $12 million.
09.07.11 - NASA Television will broadcast the return to Earth of three crew members who have called the International Space Station (ISS) home for more than five months.
09.06.11 - NASA will share the accomplishments, promise and opportunities for research aboard the International Space Station through an exhibit and a series of events in Colorado during September and October.
09.01.11 - NASA has revised the time for a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the two agency astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The briefing, broadcast live on NASA Television, will begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT.
08.26.11 - Kansans have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA’s Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.
08.22.11 - NASA Television will provide live coverage as a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft arrives at the International Space Station at 9:38 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 26.
08.09.11 - NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston will host a free, public event featuring exhibits and educational activities to excite students for the beginning of the school year.
08.04.11 - Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other students in St. Paul, Minn., will make a special call to the International Space Station on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 12:55 p.m. EDT.
08.03.11 - Astronauts Steven Nagel, John Phillips and Carlos Noriega are leaving the agency.
08.02.11 - NASA is once again taking human space exploration to the Arizona desert in tests to simulate conditions on other worlds.
08.01.11 - Two cosmonauts will conduct a six-hour spacewalk on Wednesday, Aug. 3, to continue outfitting the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
07.22.11 - NASA has selected four universities to design habitat and science concepts that could be used by future deep space explorers.
07.22.11 - As NASA closes the chapter on the Space Shuttle Program, a new era of exploration vehicles is beginning to take off.
07.21.11 - Wrapping up 30 years of unmatched achievements and blazing a trail for the next era of U.S. human spaceflight, NASA's storied Space Shuttle Program came to a "wheels stop" on Thursday at the conclusion of its 135th mission.
07.20.11 - The next crew to launch to the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 27 at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
07.19.11 - The final flight of NASA’s 30-year-old space shuttle program is scheduled to end on Thursday, July 21, when Atlantis and its STS-135 crew return to Earth.
07.19.11 - NASA has selected Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide environmental management and services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.
07.18.11 - After space shuttle Atlantis' scheduled landing Thursday, July 21, a welcome home ceremony for the STS-135 astronauts is planned for Friday, July 22.
07.14.11 - NASA astronaut Steve Lindsey announced he will leave the agency to pursue a career within the aerospace industry. His last day with NASA will be Friday, July 15.
07.14.11 - NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recognized 143 civil servants and contractors for their outstanding support of human spaceflight.
07.15.11 - NASA is updating the time for an event on Sunday, July 17, when space shuttle astronauts aboard the International Space Station will answer videotaped questions from middle school students.
07.12.11 - The 10 crew members aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 8:24 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 15.
07.11.11 - The public can share a virtual dinner with the final space shuttle crew on Thursday, July 14 by preparing grilled chicken, barbecue brisket, baked beans and southwestern corn at home using NASA's recipes.
07.08.11 - NASA today debuts an inspirational video featuring the International Space Station and its crews set to the song “World” by recording artists Five for Fighting.
07.08.11 - Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and his three crewmates are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:26 a.m. EDT Friday.
06.29.11 - NASA Flight Directors Kwatsi Alibaruho (KWAT-see Ah-lee-buh-roo-hoe) of Maywood, Ill., and Chris Edelen of Martinsville, Va., are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7:50 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 6.
06.27.11 - So you think you can pilot the space shuttle? NASA will give 30 of its Twitter followers a chance to test their skills at space shuttle ascent, rendezvous or landing aboard the same simulator astronauts use to train for their missions.
06.21.11 - NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Capt. Mark Kelly has announced his plans to retire from the agency on Oct. 1.
06.16.11 - NASA Television will provide live coverage during a busy International Space Station traffic pattern, when one cargo spacecraft departs and another arrives.
06.15.11 - NASA's High School Aerospace Scholars Program will celebrate this summer five years of partnering with the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program.
06.15.11 - As the final space shuttle training simulations take place at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, the agency is giving journalists an unprecedented view of the crew and Mission Control team training for the upcoming STS-135 mission.
06.14.11 - NASA is inviting the public to view a test version of the agency's next spacecraft that will carry humans into deep space.
06.13.11 - NASA has selected five firms for awards under a $400 million solicitation to perform large general construction projects
06.10.11 - Students in Otsego County, N.Y., will make a special call to the International Space Station and Expedition 28 Flight Engineer Ron Garan on Friday, June 17.
06.09.11 - Three NASA astronauts who will fly aboard the last space shuttle mission in July are available for live satellite interviews next week.
06.07.11 - NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov and Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa launched to the International Space Station at 3:12 p.m. CDT Tuesday (2:12 a.m. local time, Wednesday) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
06.07.11 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has scheduled briefings, interview opportunities and demonstrations to highlight the final space shuttle mission, targeted to launch on July 8.
06.07.11 - Newly-released portraits show the International Space Station together with the space shuttle, the vehicle that helped build the complex during the last decade.
06.07.11 - University students are helping NASA develop potential habitats for future space missions.
06.02.11 - NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus, who will fly on the last space shuttle mission next month, is available for live satellite interviews from 7 to 9 a.m. CDT on Monday, June 6.
05.27.11 - NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, back on Earth after working last week in orbit with the space shuttle Endeavour and International Space Station crews, will be available for live satellite interviews from 6 - 8 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 31.
05.25.11 - NASA has broadcast-quality audio and video clips from the ongoing STS-134 space shuttle and other missions available online through the Internet Archive website.
05.25.11 - The nine crew members aboard space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will hold a news conference starting at 4:42 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 26.
05.24.11 - NASA has reached an important milestone for the next U.S. transportation system that will carry humans into deep space.
05.23.11 - Expedition 27 Commander Dmitry Kondratyev and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli safely landed their Soyuz spacecraft on the Kazakhstan steppe Monday, wrapping up a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
05.23.11 - NASA announced the winners of its "Original Song Contest" after six weeks of public voting. The songs will awaken the STS-134 astronauts aboard space shuttle Endeavour during their ongoing mission.
05.20.11 - Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and mission specialist Mike Fincke, who are aboard the International Space Station, will speak with students from Mesa Verde Elementary School in Tucson, Ariz., on Sunday, May 22.
05.20.11 - NASA's final space shuttle flight is targeted to launch July 8 at about 11:40 a.m. EDT from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
05.12.11 - NASA Television will cover the return of three International Space Station crew members and the launch of three new station residents in the coming weeks.
05.09.11 - NASA managers have set the liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour for 8:56 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 16.
05.09.11 - To determine how best to explore asteroids in the future, NASA scientists and engineers are taking their experiments underwater in the 15th expedition of NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO.
05.3.11 - NASA astronaut Piers Sellers is moving from the Johnson Space Center in Houston to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
05.03.11 - After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, Houston’s first born and raised astronaut will return two flown mementos to officials at Houston’s City Hall.
04.29.11 - On May 7, the Johnson Space Center Contractors (JSC) Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
04.28.11 - NASA astronauts Greg Chamitoff and Greg H. Johnson, who will launch into space Friday, April 29, are challenging the people of Earth to a chess rematch.
04.18.11 - NASA Flight Directors Gary Horlacher of Chesterton, Ind., and Derek Hassmann of San Antonio are available for live satellite interviews from 6 to 7 a.m. CDT on Friday, April 22.
04.12.11 - NASA Johnson Space Center Director Michael L. Coats made the following comments today concerning the announcement that facilities in Washington, Los Angeles, New York and Cape Canaveral, Fla., will be the permanent homes of the space shuttle orbiters following their retirement.
04.11.11 - Boy Scouts now have the opportunity to work with NASA and other technology professionals to design, build, and demonstrate a robot to earn the new Robotics merit badge.
04.11.11 - Harmony reached new heights recently as NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull, collaborated for the first space-Earth duet.
04.11.11 - The International Space Station partner agencies will commemorate the golden anniversary of human spaceflight and 30 years of space shuttle flights on Tuesday, April 12, with a news conference featuring the six crew members in orbit 220 miles above Earth.
04.11.11 - News media are invited to attend a naming ceremony for the Mission Control Center at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, which will include an unveiling of the building’s new nameplate.
04.11.11 - The NASA astronauts who journeyed in orbit aboard the final space shuttle Discovery mission will give a firsthand account of their flight at 6:30 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 14, at Space Center Houston.
04.08.11 - Johnson Space Center’s Advanced Planning Office, in conjunction with the JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate, for the fourth straight year is supporting the Rice Business Plan Competition by funding awards totaling $45,000.
04.07.11 - Eighty students from community colleges in 28 states and Puerto Rico have been selected to travel to a NASA center to develop robotic rovers.
04.07.11 - Neighbors of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston may notice some loud noises coming from the 1,600-acre site in the coming weeks.
04.06.11 - NASA's Space Life Sciences Directorate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston announced results of a pilot program conducted by yet2.com that identified partnerships to work on six technical needs related to human spaceflight.
04.05.11 - NASA and co-researchers from the United States, South Korea and Japan have found a new mineral named "Wassonite" in one of the most historically significant meteorites recovered in Antarctica in December 1969.
04.04.11 - One week shy of the 50th anniversary of the first human spaceflight, NASA astronaut Ron Garan and Russian cosmonauts Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev launched to the International Space Station at 6:18 p.m. EDT Monday (4:18 a.m. local time, April 5) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
04.04.11 - Following discussions among the International Space Station partners on Sunday, NASA has targeted the launch of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 mission for 3:47 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29.
03.31.11 - NASA has incorporated six, one-month content adjustments that provide options for continuation of services to support fly-out of the space shuttle manifest beyond Thursday, March 31.
04.01.11 - For the first time, NASA Television will provide high definition footage of the pre-launch events and liftoff of an International Space Station crew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
03.30.11 - NASA is offering opportunities for schools and educational groups to speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station to learn about the challenges and rewards of their work.
03.29.11 - NASA is inviting the public to vote for its favorite original song to wake up space shuttle Commander Mark Kelly and his five crewmates during their STS-134 mission to the International Space Station.
03.25.11 - Students in Springfield, Mass., will make a special call to Expedition 27 Flight Engineer and western Massachusetts resident Cady Coleman aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 29.
03.25.11 - On March 31, NASA takes over the Texas Capitol for "Space Day at the Capitol."
03.24.11 - Fourth-grade students in the College Station Independent School District (CSISD) in Texas have completed six weeks of a NASA health and fitness challenge known as "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut."
03.23.11 - Space Shuttle Commander Mark Kelly will not be available for media interviews that had been scheduled from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. CDT Thursday, March 24, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.21.11 - The Russian Federal Space Agency has adjusted the launch date for the next three residents of the International Space Station to Monday, April 4 (April 5 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan).
03.09.11 - NASA will give 150 of its Twitter followers an insider's look at the nation's space program and the opportunity to view a space shuttle launch in person.
03.09.11 - NASA Television will cover the March 16th return of three crew members who have called the International Space Station home for more than five months.
03.08.11 - NASA will preview the final space shuttle missions during media events on Wednesday, March 23, and Thursday, March 24, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.08.11 - For the first time, NASA astronauts aboard an orbiting spacecraft were awakened by a live performance from Mission Control, as Todd Park Mohr and three other members of Big Head Todd and the Monsters performed "Blue Sky" live at 2:23 a.m. CST.
03.07.11 - Three crew members launching in May to live and work aboard the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CST on Monday, March 21, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.04.11 - NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman has left the agency to return to private industry. Reisman is a veteran of two spaceflight missions, including a long-duration mission on the International Space Station.
03.03.11 - NASA research on a meteorite has provided new evidence that the inner planets formed from materials spread far and wide in the early solar system, and not just from nearby matter.
03.03.11 - Former NASA astronaut John "Mike" Lounge, 64, died Tuesday morning.
03.02.11 - The 12 crew members aboard space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station will hold a news conference starting at 9:48 a.m. CST on Friday, March 4.
02.28.11 - NASA has selected Navarro Research and Engineering Inc. of Oak Ridge, Tenn., to provide environmental management and services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.
02.25.11 - NASA has set media accreditation deadlines for the April space shuttle flight to the International Space Station.
02.25.11 - Following months of public voting, NASA announced the two winners of the "Top 40 Song Contest," which will awaken space shuttle crew members during their ongoing mission.
02.25.11 - NASA announced Monday an $18.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2012 that supports a reinvigorated path of innovation, technological development and scientific discovery.
02.18.11 - NASA and its International Space Station partners named crew members for missions aboard the complex that begin in 2013.
02.17.11 - NASA selected Jacobs Technology Inc. of Tullahoma, Tenn., to provide test evaluation and support services at the agency's White Sands Test Facility in Las Cruces, N.M.
02.14.11 - NASA announced Monday an $18.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2012 that supports a reinvigorated path of innovation, technological development and scientific discovery.
02.09.11 - Two Russian cosmonauts will step outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, Feb. 16. NASA Television coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 6:45 a.m. CST.
02.04.11 - Due to the continuing cold weather conditions, NASA’s Johnson Space Center will remain closed to all non-essential personnel for all of Friday, rather than reopening at noon CST as planned.
02.04.11 - NASA astronaut Mark Kelly will resume training as commander of the STS-134 space shuttle mission on Monday, Feb. 7.
02.03.11 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will be closed Friday morning due to the expected conditions caused by the winter storm.
02.03.11 - Astronauts aboard the International Space Station this spring will conduct six experiments designed by middle school students from across the country.
02.02.11 - After living aboard the International Space Station for six months, NASA astronauts and Russian cosmonauts will reunite to relive their spaceflight experiences for the public, friends and co-workers at 6:30 p.m. CST Feb. 10 at Space Center Houston.
01.31.11 - NASA will exercise a one-year extension option for a contract with Computer Science Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support.
01.28.11 - Two events, including the opening of a new space-themed museum, to honor the space shuttle Columbia and her crew are planned in Hemphill, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 1. Both events are open to the media and public.
01.26.11 - The residents of the International Space Station will receive a second shipment of food, fuel and supplies this week.
01.25.11 - The deadline for media accreditation for the February space shuttle launch to the International Space station ends on Feb. 11.
01.20.11 - The next three crew members to live and work aboard the International Space Station will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.20.11 - The launch of the H-II Transfer Vehicle "Kounotori2" (HTV2) planned for Thursday, Jan. 20, was rescheduled due to a forecast for weather conditions that would exceed launch restrictions.
01.19.11 - NASA selected astronaut Steve Bowen as a mission specialist on STS-133, the next space shuttle mission planned for launch on Feb. 24. Bowen replaces astronaut Tim Kopra, who was injured in a bicycle accident over the weekend.
01.19.11 - Two Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station will conduct a spacewalk Friday, Jan. 21, to prepare the complex for future assembly and experiment work.
01.18.11 - NASA and 14 international space agencies are challenging students to complete a nutrition and fitness program known as "Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut."
01.14.11 - After a decade working in various roles, astronaut Jose Hernandez has left NASA for a position in the aerospace industry.
01.13.11 - NASA is targeting 4:50 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 24, for the launch of space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. The liftoff of shuttle Endeavour's STS-134 flight is planned for 7:48 p.m. EDT on April 19, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
01.13.11 - NASA announced Thursday that astronaut Rick Sturckow will serve as a backup commander for the STS-134 space shuttle mission to facilitate continued training for the crew and support teams during STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly's absence.
01.10.11 - NASA managers will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the agency's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.04.11 - NASA astronaut Marsha Ivins, a veteran of five spaceflights, has retired from the agency.