03.01.12 - NASA has awarded a cooperative agreement to the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute of Sonoma, Calif., to support Earth science research at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif.
03.01.12 - NASA-selected student teams will test their science experiments in the 2.2-second drop tower at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland from March 15-20. While in free fall, the students' experiments will experience microgravity conditions similar to those on the International Space Station.
03.01.12 - On Feb. 29, NASA successfully conducted another drop test of the Orion crew vehicle's entry, descent and landing parachutes high above the Arizona desert in preparation for the vehicle's orbital flight test in 2014.
03.01.12 - Drastic reductions in Arctic sea ice in the last decade may be intensifying the chemical release of bromine into the atmosphere, resulting in ground-level ozone depletion and the deposit of toxic mercury in the Arctic, according to a new NASA-led study.
03.01.12 - The heads of the International Space Station (ISS) agencies from Canada, Europe, Japan, Russia and the United States met in Quebec City, Canada, on March 1, 2012, to review the scientific, technological, and social benefits being produced through their collaboration, and to discuss plans for further broadening these benefits by continuing to advance the human exploration of space.
02.29.12 - NASA today announced the selection of GenTech Partners Joint Venture, of Hampton, Va., to provide Langley Research Center's administrative, media and professional services (LAMPS).
02.29.12 - University faculty and students are invited to join a weeklong workshop June 16-21 to learn how to build and launch a scientific experiment to space. Registration is open through May 1.
02.27.12 - NASA has signed a one-year contract option with Jacobs Technology, Inc., of New Orleans to continue manufacturing support and facilities operations at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans.
02.27.12 - NASA has awarded a three-month extension with two three-month options, for a total of nine months, on a contract with Computer Sciences Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, to provide aircraft maintenance and modification support.
02.27.12 - NASA's Glenn Research Center will host an event on March 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's orbital flight, the first by an American.
02.27.12 - NASA' s associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld, has named former veteran NASA program manager Orlando Figueroa to lead a newly established Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) tasked to reformulate the agency's Mars Exploration Program.
02.24.12 - NASA's Office of Education will join the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the American Association for the Advancement of Science in hosting a Minority Males in STEM Symposium on Feb. 28.
02.24.12 - The time for a Feb. 27 appearance by former space shuttle astronaut Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education, at Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview in Washington, has changed. Melvin will present a space shuttle tile to the school and speak to students at 10 a.m.
02.23.12 - NASA has presented its premier honor for quality and performance, the George M. Low Award, to two companies that share a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service.
02.23.12 - Leland Melvin, NASA's associate administrator for education and a former space shuttle astronaut, will present a space shuttle tile to Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Parkview and speak to students on Monday, Feb. 27.
2.22.12 - NASA announced the selection of Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc. of Hampton to provide engineering services to support research and technology development for the Langley Research Center
02.22.12 - Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres had been found only in gas form.
02.21.12 - NASA has signed its final contract option with InfoPro Corp. in Huntsville to continue engineering technicians and trades support services for the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center.
02.21.12 - Astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have clocked the fastest wind yet discovered blowing off a disk around a stellar-mass black hole.
02.21.12 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Tuesday changes to his senior leadership team. Associate Administrator Chris Scolese was named director of NASA's Goddard Spaceflight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and Robert Lightfoot, director of the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will serve as acting associate administrator.