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12.31.03 - NASA has extended a primary contract for the International Space Station for On-Orbit Acceptance and Vehicle Sustaining services to The Boeing Company of Houston.
12.19.03 - NASA agreed to a $40.2 million modification to the Space Flight Operations Contract with United Space Alliance in support of the Space Shuttle Cockpit Avionics Upgrade (CAU).
12.19.03 - Santa will have company in the sky above most U.S. cities on Christmas Eve. The International Space Station will be visible, weather permitting, with its two crewmen snug in sleeping bags secured to the walls, with visions of dehydrated turkey dancing in their heads.
12.18.03 - NASA has tested rocket engines and parachutes that could be instrumental in developing the first spacecraft crew launch escape system in almost 30 years.
12.12.03 - NASA has selected student teams from universities coast to coast to fly on the agency's "weightless wonder" aircraft as part of the 2004 Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.
12.10.03 - NASA astronaut Mario Runco will discuss his work with the International Space Station and how the Station can provide unique views of Earth during the "Space Station Today" webcast, Thursday from Noon- 12:30 p.m. CST.
12.09.03 - NASA astronaut Michael Foale, International Space Station Expedition 8 Commander and NASA Science Officer, is the new U.S. space endurance record holder, and he's not finished yet.
12.03.03 - NASA International Space Station officials will conduct a mission status briefing Friday at 3 p.m. EST. The briefing is at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
12.02.03 - Four NASA astronauts have been chosen to fly on the newly created Space Shuttle mission, STS-121. It is the mission following the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight.
12.01.03 - The Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group will hold its second public meeting at 9 a.m. CST, Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Hilton NASA Clear Lake, 3000 NASA Road 1, Houston.
11.26.03 - The International Space Station crew, Michael Foale and Alexander Kaleri, will send holiday greetings to Earth and discuss their plans for celebrating Thanksgiving Day at 11am CST, Wednesday on NASA TV.
11.24.03 - There is a place where, no matter what you eat during the holidays, you'll never gain any weight.
11.21.03 - Veteran NASA astronaut William S. McArthur Jr., a retired U.S. Army colonel, and Russian Air Force Colonel Valery I. Tokarev are the next crew for the International Space Station.
11.19.03 - The International Space Station reaches the historic five years in space milestone on November 20, 2003.
11.19.03 - NASA astronaut John B. Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw nation and the first Native American to walk in space, will deliver the keynote address at the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) 25th National Conference.
11.18.03 - Back on Earth, only three weeks after more than six months in space, the seventh crew of the International Space Station, Commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA Station Science Officer Ed Lu, are available for satellite interviews from 5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. CST Friday.
11.14.03 - NASA officials, speaking on topics ranging from assured access to space to Mars exploration, will be among participants at the American Astronautical Society's National Conference and 50th Annual Meeting Nov. 18-19 in League City, Texas.
11.13.03 - NASA International Space Station officials will provide a comprehensive look at the first month's work by Expedition 8 Commander Mike Foale and Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri during a mission status briefing Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. CST.
11.13.03 - NASA Space Shuttle Program officials will brief the media about return-to-flight issues beginning at 2 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.
11.12.03 - NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $178 million for International Space Station Program Integration and Control services to Applied Research and Engineering Sciences Corp.
11.07.03 - The STS-114 crew, augmented by three new members, is in place for the Space Shuttle's Return to Flight mission.
11.06.03 - A launch pad abort test vehicle, being designed in support of NASA's Orbital Space Plane (OSP) program, proved stable in wind tunnel tests completed this month.
11.05.03 - NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $145.1 million for support of International Space Station mission integration services to Barrios Technology, Inc.
11.05.03 - NASA has awarded a contract with a potential value of $165.8 million for support of International Space Station (ISS) Cargo Mission services to Lockheed Martin Space Operations of Houston.
10.28.03 - The wildfires ravaging southern California are even impressive from 240 miles above the Earth. NASA astronaut Ed Lu took still photographs of the fires through the windows of the International Space Station Sunday.
10.24.03 - All systems remain go for a return to Earth Monday for the seventh International Space Station crew, as recent solar activity levels are not anticipated to pose a concern.
10.20.03 - The two crews of astronauts and cosmonauts, sharing time aboard the International Space Station, will take questions from reporters Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. CST.
10.17.03 - The next crew for the International Space Station is making last-minute preparations for launch to the orbiting laboratory. The launch is scheduled for Saturday at 12:38 a.m. CNT
10.15.03 - Audio and video from the International Space Station regarding China's first human space flight will be available today on NASA Television.
10.14.03 - Imagine a human spacecraft crew voyaging through space. A satellite sends a warning; energetic particles are being accelerated from the sun's corona, sending dangerous radiation toward their spacecraft, but the crew isn't worried.
10.10.03 - NASA has modified the Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC) with United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston for work in support of the Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs.
10.06.03 - Preservice and in-service educators from the University of Houston - Clear Lake and Oklahoma State University will get inspiration from 240 miles above the Earth on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
10.03.03 - NASA Television plans extensive coverage of the next crew exchange for the International Space Station. Coverage includes the launch and docking of the next International Space Station Expedition crew, and the landing of the current residents of the orbiting laboratory.
10.01.03 - Students from Travis Middle School in Port Lavaca, Texas, will have a rare opportunity Thursday to chat with the crew of the International Space Station.
09.30.03 - NASA hopes to answer students’ age-old question “When am I ever going to use this information?” by matching up middle school students with the ultimate in role models – two space pioneers living in an orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth.
09.29.03 - NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Space Operations Co., in Houston, to support space flight programs by providing mission operations and ground planning systems.
09.24.03 - The next mission to the International Space Station, the return of the current residents, and science findings from a previous mission is the focus of a series of NASA briefings.
09.12.03 - NASA TV will broadcast select events during a Return to Flight media workshop at the agency's Johnson Space Center (JSC) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16. The workshop will offer a detailed look at NASA's efforts to return Space Shuttles safely to flight.
09.05.03 - News media are invited to attend a series of briefings and hands-on demonstrations Sept. 16-18 at the Johnson Space Center that will offer a detailed look at NASA's efforts to safely return the agency's Space Shuttles to flight.
09.03.03 - NASA Associate Administrator for Space Flight William Readdy will lead a status briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston on Monday, Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. EDT.
09.03.03 - Administrator Sean O'Keefe today announced the selection of veteran astronaut, astronomer, and astrophysicist Dr. John M. Grunsfeld as the agency's new Chief Scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
08.27.03 - The family of STS-107 Astronaut David M. Brown has asked NASA to issue the following statement:
08.27.03 - Since the loss of the shuttle Columbia and her valiant crew, we at the Johnson Space Center have shared many difficult days as we devoted ourselves to supporting an investigation of the accident while coping with our own deep emotions and grief.
08.07.03 - The next three crewmembers scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will talk with reporters during a news conference at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston. The news conference will be broadcast live on NASA Television with question-and-answer capability for reporters at participating NASA centers.
08.05.03 - Planning to be one of the millions participating in the 20th Annual National Night Out (NNO) tonight?
07.28.03 - A milestone will be marked in space Tuesday, the 1,000th consecutive day of people living and working aboard the International Space Station.
07.25.03 - Veteran NASA astronaut Michael Foale and seasoned Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri are set to be the eighth crew to live aboard the International Space Station.
07.21.03 - Audio and text transcripts from Mission Management Team (MMT) meetings held during the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) mission will be available Tuesday on the NASA Internet homepage and on NASA Television.
07.18.03 - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, will exercise an option to extend the contract with Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
07.15.03 - International Space Station crewmembers are seeing Hurricane Claudette from a unique vantage point, 240 miles above the storm. They captured spectacular video of the storm as it was making landfall along the central Texas coast.
07.07.03 - NASA has awarded a contract to The Boeing Company, Houston, for the procurement of 40 International Space Station replacement battery units.
07.02.03 - General Roy Bridges, the incoming Center Director of NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., today announced the assignment of Ralph Roe, Jr. as his Special Assistant. He'll join Langley Aug. 10.
07.02.03 - Space Shuttle Program Manager Bill Parsons today announced several key leadership changes within the office as it reorganizes and evolves following the Columbia accident.
07.02.03 - Humans and robots worked side-by-side this summer at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston to evaluate the concept of using human-robotic teams to improve the productivity of astronauts working outside the International Space Station, other space vehicles, or on the surface of other planets.
06.30.03 - NASA Astronaut Ed Lu will celebrate his 40th birthday on July 1 while orbiting 240 miles above the Earth in the International Space Station.
06.25.03 - Peggy Whitson, astronaut and the first NASA International Space Station science officer, is commanding the crew of this year’s first NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission which began June 16 and will continue through Sunday.
06.25.03 - The public is invited to join two International Space Station Expedition 6 crewmembers at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Mazda Theater at Space Center Houston as they share their ISS experiences.
06.24.03 - NASA today released recovered photographs and video taken by the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia during its scientific research mission in January.
06.18.03 - Two cornerstone components for future research and operations aboard the International Space Station are ready to begin integrated testing at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC).
06.10.03 - James Voss, deputy for flight operations, Space Station Program Mission Integration and Operations Office, Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for External Affairs, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
06.10.03 - The effects of the space environment on the human body will be the focus of discussion during the second annual Bioastronautics and College of the Mainland Professional Development Conference June 16-20 at the Johnson Space Center.
06.05.03 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of the docking of an unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship to the International Space Station on Wednesday, June 11. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. EDT; docking is at approximately 7:17 a.m. EDT.
06.03.03 - After traveling thousands of miles, two major components of the International Space Station completed the first leg of a journey that will eventually end 240 miles above the Earth.
06.02.03 - More than a month into their six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Ed Lu and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko are awaiting the arrival of an unmanned Progress supply ship on June 11. Members of the media are invited to interview the Expedition 7 crew in conjunction with the event.
05.09.03 - NASA today announced the selection of William (Bill) W. Parsons as the new manager for the Space Shuttle Program.
05.07.03 - The Columbia Recovery Office (CRO) has been established at Johnson Space Center in Houston to continue coordination of shuttle debris recovery efforts. The CRO has assumed the responsibilities of the Disaster Field Office (DFO) in Lufkin, Texas.
05.02.03 - The conclusion of Columbia recovery activities in the primary East Texas search area will be discussed in a news briefing immediately following a closeout presentation for Texas and local government officials on Monday, May 5, at the Disaster Field Office in Lufkin, Texas.
04.23.03 - Ronald D. Dittemore, a 26-year NASA veteran, today announced his intention to step aside as the Space Shuttle Program Manager at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to pursue other opportunities.
04.17.03 - NASA Television has extensive coverage planned for the launch and arrival of the Expedition 7 crew to the International Space Station. NASA TV will also carry the first landing of U.S. astronauts in a Russian spacecraft, when the Expedition 6 crew returns after more than five months in space.
04.15.03 - News media are invited to meet with NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe, U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary James R. Moseley, and U.S. Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth during their visit to Space Shuttle Columbia search and recovery operation sites in East Texas on Wednesday, April 16.
04.14.03 - The next crew rotation for the International Space Station is the subject of a press briefing rescheduled for 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 17 at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
04.14.03 - The next human journey to the International Space Station, and an unprecedented landing by U.S. astronauts in a Russian spacecraft, will be the subject of a briefing at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 17 at the Johnson Space Center, Houston.
04.08.03 - News media are invited to meet with the NASA astronaut crew of the next Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle commander Eileen Collins and members of the STS-114 crew are visiting debris search operations on Thursday.
04.03.03 - The progress of the sixth expedition to the International Space Station and the next spacewalk (EVA) will be discussed during a Mission Status Briefing on Monday, April 7 at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, at 11:00 a.m. (CDT); noon EDT.
04.01.03 - Veteran Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko (Col., Russian Air Force) and veteran NASA astronaut Ed Lu have been named as the primary crew for the planned April 26, 2003, launch of a Russian Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft to the International Space Station.
03.25.03 - As the search of more than 500,000 acres of primary recovery area for Space Shuttle Columbia material reached its halfway mark, NASA Administrator, Sean O'Keefe, visited key sites in east Texas to thank recovery crews for their diligence and hard work.
03.18.03 - Like most of us, the NASA Science Officer aboard the International Space Station looks forward to Saturday mornings.
03.21.03 - NASA has reorganized its support of Shuttle accident related activities to better accommodate the investigation and align more closely with the structure adopted by the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).
03.11.03 - News media representatives are invited to visit the Angelina County Airport operations base for Space Shuttle Columbia recovery air searches on Friday, March 14, 2003, in Lufkin, Texas.
03.04.03 - The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the University of Houston/Clear Lake, Bayou Theatre, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston.
03.04.03 - News media representatives are invited to document search team activities this Friday, March 7, 2003, associated with the efforts to recover materials from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
03.04.03 - The families of the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) crew have requested NASA to release the following letter to the media and public.
02.24.03 - The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) will conduct a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. EST. The press briefing will be at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston.
02.19.03 - The search for materials from the Space Shuttle Columbia accident is entering a new phase. NASA is consolidating two of the primary search coordination field offices and establishing four incident command posts and base camps.
02.19.03 - NASA is asking citizens and officials in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah for help to find material from the Space Shuttle Columbia.
02.17.03 - NASA is asking farmers and ranchers in the western United States to stay alert for material from the Space Shuttle Columbia on their property.
02.14.03 - NASA is still seeking help from the American public to supply video and still images of the Space Shuttle Columbia on its return flight to Earth.
02.13.03 - The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) will conduct a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. EST. The press briefing will be at the Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston.
02.13.03 - The remains of all seven members of Space Shuttle Columbia's crew have been positively identified at Dover Air Force Base, Del.
02.11.03 - A joint congressional hearing into the Space Shuttle Columbia accident will be carried live on NASA Television tomorrow, Feb. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST.
02.10.03 - The Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB) will conduct its first press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 3 p.m. EST.
02.10.03 - NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe will take reporters' questions today at 3 p.m. EST during the next Space Shuttle Accident Briefing from NASA Headquarters in Washington.
02.07.03 - Reporters will have a chance to discuss activities board the International Space Station with the Expedition 6 crew during a news conference on Tuesday, Feb. 11, starting at 9:34 a.m. EST.
02.05.03 - Today, Deputy NASA Administrator Frederick Gregory will render honors to the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
02.04.03 - As NASA paused to pay tribute to Columbia's astronauts, the agency reported making "considerable progress" in recovering debris from the Space Shuttle and analyzing data in the search for clues to what caused the orbiter to breakup 16 minutes before its landing last Saturday.
02.04.03 - The following is a statement from retired Admiral Harold W. Gehman, Jr., who chairs the independent Space Shuttle Accident Investigation Board.
02.02.03 - Two briefings are scheduled Monday in NASA's continuing effort to keep the public up-to-date on the latest developments involving the investigation into the tragic accident that killed the seven-member crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
02.02.03 - NASA has established a telephone hotline and electronic mail address for the public to use for reporting information that may help investigators studying today’s Space Shuttle mishap.
02.03.03 - There will not be a NASA Headquarters press conference at 11:30 a.m. EST on Feb. 4. It has been cancelled out of respect for the Space Shuttle Columbia crew memorial service and to allow NASA employees to watch the tribute.
02.03.03 - he President and Mrs. George W. Bush will join NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 4, in paying tribute to the brave heroes of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew during a special memorial service at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
02.03.03 - NASA is accepting claims from individuals who may have suffered damage due to the Space Shuttle Columbia mishap.
02.02.03 - February 2, 2003 Robert Mirelson Headquarters, Washington Phone: 202/358-4495 Release: #H03-039 NASA ANNOUNCES PROCEDURE FOR FILING DAMAGE CLAIMS NASA is accepting claims from individuals who may have suffered damage due to the Space Shuttle Columbia mishap.
02.02.03 - Two briefings are scheduled Monday in NASA's continue effort to keep the public up-to-date on the latest developments involving the investigation into the tragic accident that killed the seven-member crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
02.02.03 - The President and Mrs. George W. Bush will join NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe Tuesday afternoon in paying tribute to the brave heroes of the Space Shuttle Columbia crew during a special memorial service at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston.
02.02.03 - "Our community, the nation and the entire world was deeply wounded yesterday by the loss of seven very brave and wonderful human beings. We are all greatly affected by this loss and share the pain of their families as they deal with this tragedy."
01.29.03 - The tenth Russian Progress resupply vehicle to the International Space Station is scheduled to dock at approximately 9:55 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 4.
01.21.03 - Administrator Sean O'Keefe and Florida First Lady Columba Bush today outlined a unique NASA program designed to show learning in a whole new light by giving students and teachers across the country an out-of-this-world experience.
01.07.03 - The activities of the residents aboard the International Space Station and a preview of their next Extravehicular Activity (EVA), or spacewalk are the subjects of a Mission Status Briefing beginning at 2 p.m. EST, Jan. 14, from NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston.