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  • California Students to Speak Live with Space Station Astronauts

    06.04.12 - Students at Junction Avenue K-8 School in Livermore, Calif., will speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 12:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 6. Media representatives are invited to attend.

  • NASA Astronaut Talks Shop with Government Communicators

    06.04.12 - NASA astronaut and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Mike Foreman will speak to representatives from federal, state and local governments at the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) 2012 Communications School near Washington on June 7.

  • 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'S Commercial Crew Partner Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes Dream Chaser Flight Test Milestone

    05.31.12 - Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems successfully completed a "captive carry test" of its full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and 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.

  • NASA Commercial Crew Partner Boeing Meets Software Milestone

    05.24.12 - The Boeing Company has successfully completed a new milestone in the development of software that will operate its Crew Space Transportation (CST) spacecraft. The company is one of NASA's partners developing commercial crew transportation capabilities to ferry U.S. astronauts to and from low Earth orbit and the International 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, NSBRI Select 29 Proposals To Support Crew Health On Missions

    05.22.12 - NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions.

  • 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.