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  • Bolden at Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum

    06.29.2012 - NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. spoke at the John H. Glenn Lecture Series in Space History at the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2012.

  • NASA ADMINISTRATOR RECEIVES EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

    06.22.2012 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was presented the Excellence in Public Service Award on June 21 by former Senator and astronaut John Glenn on behalf of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.

  • Garver Opens NASA-WPI $1.5 Million Robot Competition

    6.18.2012 - NASA’s Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, at which five engineering teams from across the country compete for an agency-funded prize of $1.5 million, kicks off at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., with NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver headlining the event’s opening ceremonies on Saturday, June 16.

  • JOHN GLENN AWARDED PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

    05.29.12 - Former NASA Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn was one of 13 recipients awarded the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama during a White House ceremony on May 29.

  • NASA Administrator Congratulates ISS Crew on SpaceX Milestone

    5.25.2012 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden congratulates Expedition 31 crew members aboard the International Space Station following their successful grappling and berthing to the orbiting laboratory of SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012.

  • First Commercial Cargo Craft to ISS

    5.25.2012 - Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers used the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple and berth SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module May 25, three days after the spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a history-making mission as the first commercial vehicle to deliver cargo to the outpost.

  • SpaceX Launches Demonstration Flight Towards ISS

    5.22.2012 - On Tuesday, May 22, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight towards the International Space Station.

  • Trio of Space Explorers Inducted into Astronaut Hall of Fame

    05.07.2012 - On May 5, the 2012 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame ceremony was held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • JOHN GRUNSFELD DISCUSSES FUTURE OF NASA SCIENCE ON NPR

    4.30.12 - Astrophysicist, shuttle astronaut, and current NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate John Grunsfeld was interviewed April 27 on National Public Radio's "Science Friday" show with host Ira Flatow.

  • NASA Transports Space Shuttle Enterprise to New York

    4.30.2012 - On Friday, April 27 Enterprise, the first NASA space shuttle was transported atop a 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft from Dulles International Airport, near Washington, D.C. to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Enterprise eventually will be displayed at New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

  • SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY FLOWN OVER WASHINGTON METRO AREA

    04.20.12 - NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop flew, approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17.

  • SPACE SHUTTLE DISCOVERY TRANSFERRED TO SMITHSONIAN

    04.20.12 - On April 19, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery was officially transferred to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum during a ceremony at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

  • BUZZ LIGHTYEAR RETIRES TO SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM

    03.29.12 - The Buzz Lightyear action figure that served 15 months aboard the International Space Station before returning to Earth on Space Shuttle Discovery in September, 2009, is retiring at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

  • NASA HOLDS TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FOR MEDIA ON CAPITOL HILL

    03.29.12 - NASA HOLDS TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FOR MEDIA ON CAPITOL HILL On Wednesday March 28, NASA held a technology showcase for members of the media in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. "

  • NASA DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR TALKS TO STUDENTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

    03.27.12 - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver spoke to the students at Luther Jackson Middle School in Falls Church, Va., on Tuesday, March 27.

  • NASA ADMINISTRATOR SPEAKS AT AERO CLUB LUNCHEON

    03.27.12 - On Tuesday, March 27 at the Aero Club of Washington's luncheon held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden updated the audience on the latest NASA initiatives and the agency's Fiscal Year 2013 budget request.

  • MERCURY ASTRONAUTS GLENN AND CARPENTER TALK ABOUT NASA'S EXPLORATION DESTINATIONS

    02.17012 - On Feb. 17, Sen. John Glenn and astronaut Scott Carpenter talked about NASA's future exploration destinations during a question and answer session at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

  • NASA OFFICIALS DISCUSS FY 2013 BUDGET

    02.13.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and NASA Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Robinson briefed reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2013 budget during a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Feb. 13.

  • NASA MISSION TAKES STOCK OF EARTH’S MELTING LAND ICE

    02.08.12 - In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth’s melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.

  • NASA SPACECRAFT REVEALS NEW OBSERVATIONS OF INTERSTELLAR MATTER

    02.01.12 - NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has captured the best and most complete glimpse yet of what lies beyond the solar system.