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12.20.02 - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has exercised an option to extend a level-of-effort, cost-plus-award-fee contract with DynCorp Technical Services of Fort Worth, Texas, for maintenance and modification of JSC aircraft.
12.20.02 - The coming year will be the most challenging ever for construction of the International Space Station.
12.23.02 - The 16-day flight of NASA Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107), on the multi-faceted science research mission, will be previewed in a series of briefings at the Johnson Space Center, Houston on Jan. 3, 2003.
12.23.02 - Astronauts Jeffrey N. Williams (Col., USA), Sunita L. Williams (Cmdr., USN) and Russian cosmonaut Konstantin M. Kozeev (RSC-Energia) have been appointed to serve as the backup crew for the International Space Station Expedition 10.
12.20.02 - Veteran NASA Flight Director Wayne Hale has been named Space Shuttle Launch Integration Manager stationed at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., effective in February 2002.
12.20.02 - The 16-day flight of Columbia on the multi-faceted STS-107 science research mission will be previewed through a series of briefings to be held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Jan. 3, 2003.
12.20.02 - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has exercised an option to extend a level-of-effort, cost-plus-award-fee contract with DynCorp Technical Services of Fort Worth, Texas, to support the maintenance and modification of JSC aircraft.
12.19.02 - Santa Claus and his reindeer will have some expert help this Christmas Eve, as they streak around the world to deliver joy and gifts to children everywhere.
12.19.02 - Foreign news media, or representatives of internationally based news organizations, planning to cover the Space Shuttle (STS-107) mission at either the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida or the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, must submit a formal request for accreditation no later than Monday, January 6, 2003.
12.12.02 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe today announced that Barbara Morgan, the agency¹s first Educator Astronaut, has been assigned as a crewmember on a November 2003 Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station.
12.12.02 - Crews have been assigned to begin training for three International Space Station missions. The missions, scheduled for late 2003 and early 2004, will continue Station assembly and rotate expedition crews.
12.11.02 - In a study published today in the "International Journal of Astrobiology," researchers state that a meteorite that fell to Earth over northwestern Canada in January 2000 contains a previously unseen type of primitive organic material that was formed long before our own solar system came into being.
12.11.02 - Media representatives are invited to join NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe for a major announcement Thursday, 2 p.m. EST, at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore.
12.09.02 - The spacewalk scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 from the International Space Station has been postponed. As a result, the status briefing planned to discuss the upcoming extravehicular activity (EVA), at 1 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Dec. 10, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, has been cancelled.
12.09.02 - An opportunity for media to view the departure of a final piece of the International Space Station's backbone from Houston aboard NASA's Super Guppy aircraft has been rescheduled for 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, due to rain.
12.06.02 - News media are invited to view the departure of what will be the final piece of the International Space Station's backbone, or truss, aboard NASA's unique wide-body Super Guppy aircraft at Ellington Field, Hangar 990 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9.
12.05.02 - The final pieces of what will become the longest structure in space, the International Space Station's football-field-long backbone, are being shipped to Florida next week.
12.04.02 - The activities of the new residents aboard the International Space Station and a preview of extravehicular operations will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing at 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 10 at the Johnson Space Center.
12.04.02 - In one of its first official duties since taking up residence on the International Space Station, the crew of Expedition Six helps light up the holiday season by taking part in a New York tradition that dates back to the 1930s.
12.03.02 - Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri has been named to replace Sergei Moschenko as a prime crewmember for Expedition Seven.
11.04.02 - Russian researchers are studying images taken by the crew of the International Space Station to better understand the catastrophic glacier collapse and landslide that occurred on the northern slope of Mount Kazbek in September.
11.08.02 - Astronaut Bonnie J. Dunbar, Johnson Space Center assistant director for university research, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineers (NAE).
11.07.02 - George W. S. Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center today announced his retirement from NASA effective January 3, 2003, concluding almost a half-century of government service.
11.01.02 - The accomplishments of the Expedition Five crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the status of the current flight to deliver a new Soyuz return-vehicle to the orbiting laboratory will be the subject of a media briefing Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. EST from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
10.31.02 - The Space Shuttle Endeavour is set to launch Nov. 11 on a mission that will carry the International Space Station (ISS) into its third year of permanent occupancy with a new crew and a new, 14-ton truss segment to enhance future cooling and power systems.
10.31.02 - The "terrible twos" aren't so terrible for the International Space Station.
10.25.02 - The arrival to the International Space Station (ISS) of a modernized Russian Soyuz crew return vehicle will be covered live on NASA Television Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
10.21.02 - A series of press briefings, beginning at 8:30 a.m. EST October 28, will preview delivery of new hardware and the new Expedition Six crew scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) in early November.
10.18.02 - Public Invited to Welcome Home Astronauts Following Successful Mission
10.17.02 - Members of the media are invited to attend two local events Friday and Saturday capping off World Space Congress•2002 activities.
10.18.02 - When Chief Umpire Jerry Crawford calls for the traditional ceremonial first pitch in the first game of the World Series Saturday, the ball will "virtually" travel more than 240 miles, all the way from the International Space Station (ISS) to Anaheim, Calif.
10.17.02 - What are the barriers to achieving commercialization of space? Which country will commercialize space first? What should NASA, academia and industry be doing now to inspire the next generation of space explorers?
10.16.02 - What are the barriers to achieving commercialization of space? Which country will commercialize space first? What should NASA, academia and industry be doing now to inspire the next generation of space explorers?
10.16.02 - Veteran NASA manager and engineer Mark K. Craig has been named to the new position of Associate Director for Space Development and Commerce at the Johnson Space Center.
10.14.02 - The Houston Hall of Fame showcase for veteran NASA astronaut and moonwalker John Young, a Houston resident for 40 years, will be unveiled by Mayor Lee P. Brown in a ceremony to formally dedicate the Hall of Fame at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the George Bush Grand Ballroom of the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
10.11.02 - In keeping with NASA's mission "to inspire the next generation of explorers . . . as only NASA can," education will be an important component of the space agency's exhibits and activities at the upcoming World Space Congress 2002.
10.10.02 - NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), supporting sponsor of the World Space Congress•2002 and hub of the International Space Station, space shuttle and astronaut corps, will play a special role in welcoming thousands of visitors to Houston during the event's opening ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.
10.10.02 - A unique, behind-the-scenes photographic look at the faces of NASA entitled "NASA People at Work" will be on display at the George R. Brown Convention Center as part of World Space Congress beginning Friday through Oct. 19.
10.10.02 - With the most human-like robotic hands in the world, NASA's Robonaut Unit B will demonstrate how it might assist astronauts in the harsh environment of outer space.
10.10.02 - Not to be left out, the public will have its day at World Space Congress•2002.
10.04.02 - NASA has awarded work valued at $25 million involving telecommunications support services to Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Houston, as an addition to the broader Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC) currently held by Lockheed.
10.08.02 - NASA has awarded Boeing Space and Communications Group, Houston, a $201.5 million contract to perform payload-engineering integration, mission integration and payload operations work for the International Space Station (ISS).
09.27.02 - Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh, will visit Johnson Space Center and its official visitor center, Space Center Houston, on Monday to receive a copy of her father's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "The Spirit of St. Louis."
09.19.02 - The undocking of a Russian Progress supply vehicle from the International Space Station and the arrival of a new Progress spacecraft will be covered on NASA Television, beginning next week.
09.19.02 - The Aircraft Operations Division (AOD) of Johnson Space Center has been named the best of the federal government's aircraft operations, while Robert J. Naughton, AOD's chief, won a prestigious honorable mention for his work as an aviation professional.
09.16.02 - Research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is getting a boost.
09.10.02 - Scientists, an advanced spacesuit, robotics engineers and communications experts are trekking into the desert near Flagstaff, Ariz. this month to study how robots and humans can best interact using spoken language, and to gather data for comparing human and robotic performance.
09.09.02 - A veteran NASA flight director familiar with leading Mission Control for space shuttle and space station missions, but not with being part of the vehicle crew will join two flown astronauts and a support scientist on the next mission to the undersea laboratory "Aquarius."
08.30.02 - Astronaut Frank L. Culbertson Jr. (Capt., USN, Ret.) ended his NASA career, retiring last week from the U.S.
08.30.02 - The Space Shuttle mission to deliver a 14-ton truss segment to the International Space Station will be the subject of a series of preflight briefings from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston beginning at 8 a.m. CDT, on Friday, Sept. 6.
08.27.02 - In the continuing quest to inspire the next generation of explorers, NASA on Thursday will provide students across the country an opportunity to interact over the Internet with a popular music star who hopes to become the youngest person to travel in space later this year.
08.27.02 - The crew that will deliver a new Soyuz crew-return vehicle to the International Space Station in October and NASA's Chief Astronaut Charlie Precourt will hold a press conference Thursday, Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
08.26.02 - On Sept. 9, Dr. Jeffrey Davis will assume the duties of director, Space and Life Sciences Directorate, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
08.23.02 - NASA Television will provide live coverage and commentary of the second spacewalk to be conducted by the Expedition Five crew aboard the International Space Station early Monday, beginning at 12:30 a.m. EDT on August 26.
08.15.02 - NASA today assigned crewmembers for several space shuttle missions to continue assembly of the International Space Station, and named the tenth station expedition crew to begin training for a long-duration stay aboard the orbiting outpost.
08.08.02 - Two spacewalks from the International Space Station, slated for August 16 and 23, will be covered live on NASA Television.
08.05.02 - NASA has named a team led by Gerald "Jay" LeBeau of Johnson Space Center's Engineering Directorate winner of the space agency's 2002 Software of the Year Award.
08.05.02 - Typically researchers in the Image Science and Analysis Group at the Johnson Space Center provide analyses of images of spacecraft hardware for engineers.
08.05.02 - The progress of the fifth expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing at 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, Aug. 8, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
08.02.02 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, has exercised an existing option under the Space Flight Operations Contract in support of the Space Shuttle Program.
08.02.02 - In the latest study of a 4.5 billion-year-old Martian meteorite, researchers have presented new evidence confirming that 25 percent of the magnetic material in the meteorite was produced by ancient bacteria on Mars.
08.02.02 - Following an extensive investigation into the cause of tiny cracks inside fuel lines of the four space shuttle orbiters, NASA today announced the team is ready to resume preparations for launching on Sept. 28, with Atlantis up first on an assembly mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
08.01.02 - A press conference with Space Shuttle Program Manager Ron Dittemore will be broadcast on NASA Television beginning at 12 noon CDT Friday, Aug. 2, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
07.26.02 - Donald Pettit, Ph.D., a member of the Expedition Six backup crew, will replace Donald Thomas, Ph.D., on the future mission to the International Space Station.
07.22.02 - The FBI and NASA Office of Inspector General today announced the arrest of three student employees of the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, in connection with the theft of lunar and meteorite samples.
07.05.02 - The public is invited to join the STS-111 crew of Endeavour, International Space Station Expedition 4 astronauts and members of the Johnson Space Center community as the astronauts share their mission experiences.
06.24.02 - NASA managers today temporarily suspended launch preparations for Space Shuttle Columbia until they have a better understanding of several small cracks found in metal liners used to direct the flow inside main propulsion-system propellant lines on other orbiters in the fleet.
06.21.02 - To ensure improved communications for data transmission, International Space Station (ISS) flight controllers decided to move the undocking of the Russian Progress 7 resupply ship from the ISS one orbit later on Tuesday, June 25.
06.20.02 - A status briefing on the work being conducted aboard the International Space Station by the Expedition Five crew is scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 25, at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
06.20.02 - The undocking of a Russian Progress supply spacecraft from the International Space Station and the arrival of a new Progress ship will be covered live June 25 and June 29 on NASA Television.
06.18.02 - In late July, Space Shuttle Columbia will carry a crew of seven astronauts on a 16-day science research mission.
06.14.02 - Some of their ideas are about as far out as you can get, though they have down-to-earth applications.
06.14.02 - While some 200 Texas high school juniors are checking the depth of the job pool at Johnson Space Center this summer, more than 80 8th-grade teachers will be going back to school, learning how to integrate the new ocean of space into their classroom lesson plans.
06.14.02 - Cooperative education students (co-ops) from around the country working at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston recently gathered to share their own pride and patriotism by preparing commemorative packages, including U.S. flags flown in space, to be presented to relatives of the victims of September 11.
06.10.02 - "For nearly 40 years, I have been honored to serve my country and contribute in so many ways to human space flight."
06.10.02 - Tommy Holloway, Manager of the International Space Station Program Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, today announced plans to retire, effective July 3.
06.06.02 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will provide Telemedicine Instrumentation Packages to The University of Texas at El Paso and Beaumont Army Medical Center for projects designed to improve medical care for space travelers as well as residents of remote areas on Earth.
06.04.02 - The Global Positioning System, used in a wide variety of applications on Earth, is performing a new task in space.
05.17.02 - Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station (ISS) has been set for May 30 on a flight that will bring to a close the longest stay yet aboard the complex for a resident crew.
05.15.02 - NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has awarded a $42.5 million contract modification to SPACEHAB, Inc. to supplement support for the STS-116 and STS-118 Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station, currently scheduled for 2003.
05.14.02 - Students at a Pasadena, Texas, elementary school will have a chance to see and talk with NASA "aquanauts" practicing for space living 20 meters (65 feet) below the surface of the Atlantic near Key Largo, Fla., on May 16.
05.07.02 - Space Shuttle Endeavour is poised to deliver the next crew to the International Space Station (ISS) later this month and a series of press briefings beginning at 8 a.m. CDT May 20 will outline the flight.
05.03.02 - Astronaut photography of the Earth from the International Space Station has achieved spatial resolutions of less than six meters, an analysis of more than 13,000 images has shown.
05.01.02 - The public is invited to join the crew of the space shuttle Atlantis and members of the Johnson Space Center family as the STS-110 crewmembers share experiences of their recent mission during a presentation scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
04.29.02 - The progress of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, May 3, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
04.25.02 - The visit of a three-person crew to the International Space Station (ISS) along with the delivery of a new Soyuz return vehicle will be covered on NASA Television beginning at 3 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 27, with commentary and available downlink television from Mission Control, Houston.
04.19.02 - The seven-member crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis will return home to Ellington Field, Hangar 990, about 1 p.m. Saturday.
04.18.02 - NASA Television will broadcast the relocation of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft at the International Space Station beginning at 4 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 20, from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
04.15.02 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe and astronaut Barbara Morgan will hold a news conference from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. EDT tomorrow, April 16, from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston.
04.09.02 - More than 100 days into a planned six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, Expedition Four flight engineers Dan Bursch and Carl Walz have provided a rare glimpse of life in orbit.
03.28.02 - The public is invited to share in the excitement of the latest Shuttle mission when the STS-109 crew discusses its flight to the Hubble Space Telescope at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 29 at Space Center Houston.
03.19.02 - Expanding the new frontier just as they did the old, railroads will take flight next month as the first space railroad is launched aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
03.15.02 - A series of press briefings, beginning at 9 a.m. EST March 21, will preview the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the International Space Station set for liftoff no earlier than April 4 to deliver the first segment of an external truss structure.
03.15.02 - The launch of two spacecraft that make up the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or "Grace," mission aboard a Russian launch vehicle is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, from Russia's Plesetsk Cosmodrome.
03.15.02 - NASA's New Millennium Program has selected two organizations to lead the work on sensor and thrust-producing technologies to control a space vehicle's flight path so the payload responds only to gravitational forces.
03.15.02 - NASA, in partnership with the United States Geological Survey, has selected two proposals for further development in response to a solicitation to provide the government with Landsat-type data that will continue the rich 30-year heritage of the Landsat series of Earth-observing missions.
03.14.02 - Johnson Space Center's (JSC) Education and Student Programs Office is hosting the first annual Engineering Career Expo from 6-9 p.m. April 3, 2002, at Space Center Houston.
03.14.02 - College students from throughout the country will get a first-hand look at some of the ups and downs of scientific investigation in the virtual absence of gravity aboard NASA’s KC-135A aircraft near Johnson Space Center in Houston.
03.01.02 - The International Space Station is ready for assembly of its next major components -- a football field-sized structural backbone supporting power, cooling and mobile robotics systems -- now that a new generation of computer software is "booted up" and on the job.
02.27.02 - Glaciers and volcanoes on Mars, earthquakes on Venus, the effects of past asteroid impacts on the Earth – these are just a few of the many fascinating topics that will be covered at the 33rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 11–15 at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center in League City, Texas.
02.19.02 - Scientists and engineers from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) will visit Houston-area schools and participate in a series of webcasts as part of National Engineers Week 2002.
02.19.02 - To mark the 40th anniversary of his historic flight, Senator Glenn and NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will talk to the Expedition Four crew, which is currently orbiting the Earth aboard the space station.
02.19.02 - An exciting industry simulation game for Houston-area high school students -- the fourth annual Mars Settlement Design Competition – will be hosted by NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) Feb. 22-24, 2002.
02.15.02 - America's first Space Shuttle, Columbia, will return to orbit fresh from two years of work that have left it safer and more capable than ever before.
02.15.02 - NASA Television will broadcast the third spacewalk of the Expedition Four increment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with commentary and available downlink television beginning at 6:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
02.15.02 - A new educational facility, the Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2) located at the University of Houston, will be officially opened in a ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST Feb. 19.
02.12.02 - Jefferson Davis Howell, Jr., has been named Director of the Johnson Space Center effective April 1.
02.12.02 - The progress of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 14, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
02.12.02 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe today selected space veteran and NASA astronaut Dr. Shannon W. Lucid as the agency's next Chief Scientist.
02.05.02 - Febuary 5, 2002 Dwayne Brown/Kyle Herring Headquarters, Washington (Phone: 202/358-1726/4504) James Hartsfield Johnson Space Center, Houston (Phone: 281/483-5111) Bruce Buckingham Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
02.01.02 - Members of the news media planning to cover the Space Shuttle Columbia's mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope during STS-109 should expect, and plan for, changes in credential and escort procedures at NASA field centers, including the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Dryden Flight Research Center, Calif.
01.29.02 - An estimated 650 educators from around the world are expected to attend the Eighth Annual International Space Station Educators Conference on February 1-2, 2002, in Houston, Texas.
01.28.02 - A three-person Russian Aviation and Space Agency "taxi" crew that will visit the International Space Station in April will be available to media Friday, Feb. 1, at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, as they conclude a week of training in the United States.
01.23.02 - The progress of the fourth expedition to the International Space Station will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EST, Thursday, from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The news conference will air live on NASA Television.
01.23.02 - The second spacewalk by members of the Expedition Four crew aboard the International Space Station will be covered on NASA Television beginning at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 25.
01.16.02 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, accompanied by U. S. Representative Tom DeLay (R-Texas), will visit the Johnson Space Center Thursday, Jan. 17, as the recently-appointed Administrator continues a tour of NASA's 11 field centers.
01.10.02 - The first spacewalk planned for the Expedition Four crew aboard the International Space Station will be covered on NASA Television, with commentary beginning at 3:30 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 14.
01.07.02 - The first briefing to discuss the progress of the Expedition Four mission aboard the International Space Station is set for 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 10. The event will be broadcast on NASA Television from the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
01.07.02 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe begins a tour of agency field centers this week with a trip to NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., on Thursday, Jan. 10. Administrator O'Keefe continues his tour Jan. 17 with a visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.