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  • NASA Administrator Bolden Visits SpaceX Headquarters

    06.14.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, capping a tour of SpaceX facilities to thank employees for their part in making the first mission by a private company to the International Space Station a success.

  • NASA Administrator Bolden Views Historic SpaceX Dragon Capsule

    06.13.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden joined SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas, Wednesday to see the first commercial space capsule to complete a mission to the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns To Earth After First Commercial Flight To Space Station

    05.31.12 - SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of southern California, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.

  • NASA TV Coverage for SpaceX Dragon Reentry and Splashdown

    05.29.12 - NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon capsule from the International Space Station before its reentry and splashdown on May 31.

  • NASA Administrator Calls Station Following SpaceX Historic Feat

    05.25.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden offered his congratulations to the International Space Station Expedition 31 crew and mission flight control teams at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., following Friday's successful first-time berthing of a commercial company spacecraft, SpaceX's Dragon, to the space station.

  • Updated Coverage for NASA/SpaceX Mission to Station

    05.23.12 - The SpaceX second demonstration mission for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program is under way, and NASA is updating its coverage of the Dragon spacecraft's flight to the International Space Station.

  • NASA Administrator to Address Media after SpaceX Launch

    05.22.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will address media representatives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:00 a.m. EDT following Tuesday's SpaceX NASA demonstration flight launch to the International Space Station.

  • SpaceX Dragon Transports Student Experiments to Space Station

    05.22.12 - The SpaceX Dragon capsule, which on Tuesday became the first commercially developed and built spacecraft to launch to the International Space Station, is carrying among its cargo a suite of 15 science experiments designed by students.

  • Expedition 31 Trio Blasts Off for International Space Station

    05.14.12 - The Soyuz spacecraft launched at 10:01 p.m. CDT.

  • Next Soyuz Space Station Crew Prepares For Launch

    05.08.12 - The next residents of the International Space Station are making final preparations for a May 14 launch and NASA Television will provide live coverage of launch and docking.

  • Astronaut Dan Burbank Returns to Earth, Available for Interviews

    05.07.12 - Just back from his command of the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Dan Burbank will be available for live satellite interviews from 6-7 a.m. CDT on Thursday, May 10.

  • NASA Issues Statement on New SpaceX Launch Date

    05.04.12 - In response to today's SpaceX announcement finalizing a new target date for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, NASA issued the following statement from William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at the agency's Headquarters in Washington.

  • Dancing Droplets Rock Out On Space Station

    05.04.12 - Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA has taught more than half a million internet viewers how microgravity affects scientific principles by using everyday objects on the International Space Station.

  • NASA Issues Statement on SpaceX Launch Date

    04.24.12 - In response to SpaceX's announcement that it has delayed launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from April 30 to May 7, NASA issued the following statement from Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier:

  • NASA Television to Air Movements of Space Station Cargo Ships

    04.16.12 - NASA Television will broadcast the departure of one Russian Progress cargo ship from the International Space Station (ISS) and the arrival of another beginning on Thursday, April 19.

  • Commercial Platform Offers Exposure at Space Station

    04.12.12 - Researchers will be able to expose experiments to the weightlessness and vacuum of space by using a new commercial platform outside of International Space Station (ISS).

  • NASA Holds News Conference with Station Crew Members

    04.05.12 - Three of the six crew members living aboard the International Space Station will take questions from reporters during a news conference on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:15 a.m. CDT.

  • NASA To Hold Briefing Previewing SpaceX Mission To Space Station

    04.02.12 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold a media briefing on Monday, April 16, to preview the SpaceX demonstration mission to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for launch April 30.

  • Texas Students to Chat Live with Space Station Crew Members

    03.29.12 - Students at O. Henry Middle School in Austin, Texas, will learn about living and working in space by speaking with Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, April 3.

  • NASA Congratulates Winners of YouTube Space Lab Contest

    03.22.12 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver issued the following statement Thursday, March 22, about the announcement of the YouTube Space Lab contest winners.