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12.22.04 - NASA TV will broadcast live the arrival of the next Russian Progress cargo spacecraft at the International Space Station. The Progress is scheduled to dock at about 6:31 p.m. EST, Dec. 25. NASA TV coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. EST.
12.22.04 - Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov host a news conference from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Dec. 29, live on NASA TV, starting at 11:45 a.m. EST.
12.21.04 - Santa will have company in the sky over most of the United States this holiday season. The International Space Station will be visible in the early mornings, flying by at five miles a second.
12.16.04 - A five-year contract to support engineering and science at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has been awarded to Sverdrup Technology Inc., doing business as Jacobs Sverdrup. The contract has a total potential value of $1.15 billion.
12.16.04 - NASA has modified the Cargo Mission Contract. The agency added $62.5 million to include unpressurized payload bay cargo carriers on three future Space Shuttle missions, two of which also include a pressurized Spacehab module.
12.16.04 - Media may tour a simulated Space Station and interview a veteran astronaut who has lived aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Space Center Houston, the visitors' center adjacent to the Johnson Space Center.
12.13.04 - "NASA has benefited from the strong leadership of Sean O’Keefe," said Jefferson D. Howell, Jr., director of the Johnson Space Center. "He has seen us through very challenging times, and through his efforts has forged a strong NASA team, with a shared vision for our future."
12.07.04 - Space pioneer John W. Young, a man who flew twice to the moon, walked on its surface and commanded the first Space Shuttle mission, is retiring.
12.01.04 - Media are invited to attend a free symposium, "Vitamin D and Bone Health: An Update from Earth and Outer Space," that will address the importance of Vitamin D throughout our lives as well as its importance for maintaining bone health during spaceflight.
11.23..04 - Veteran NASA astronaut John Phillips and seasoned Russian Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev are the next crew of the International Space Station.
11.23.04 - Donald R. Puddy, 67, whose 31-year career with NASA spanned the Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle programs, died Nov. 22 in Houston following a lengthy illness.
11.22.04 - Congressman Tom DeLay (R-Texas), joined by local Houston community leaders, will discuss NASA's budget with media at 2 p.m. CST today, Monday, Nov. 22, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
11.15.04 - NASA will participate in the National Society of Black Engineer’s (NSBE) Region V Fall Regional Conference Nov. 19-21 at the Hilton Americas Hotel, Houston, to showcase the engineering contributions that make space exploration a reality.
10.25.04 - After a lifetime of ups and downs – 34,700 ups and downs to be exact – NASA’s last KC-135 aircraft, the “Weightless Wonder V,” will be retired Oct. 29.
09.22.04 - NASA's Johnson Space Center will open Houston's first Ethanol (E85) fuel- dispensing facility in a 10 a.m. CDT ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 26, outside Building 417.
10.21.04 - A veteran of four Space Shuttle flights, Astronaut Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has left NASA for a position with private industry.
10.21.04 - After fulfilling one dream to pilot a Space Shuttle and see the world from space, Astronaut Duane G. "Digger" Carey (Lt. Col, USAF-Ret) has left NASA to pursue another -- to see the planet up close from the open road.
10.14.04 - Renowned medical pioneer Dr. Michael E. DeBakey will be among those at NASA to watch an extraordinary house call as doctors at a Canadian hospital pay a virtual visit to explorers in an underwater lab off the coast of Florida.
10.10.04 - The man who designed the original spacecraft for Project Mercury and is credited with contributing to the designs of every U.S. human spacecraft from Mercury to the Space Shuttle has died.
10.08.04 - Fresh from flight training in Houston and their first head-over-heels sample of weightlessness, NASA's astronaut candidates are available to meet with the media at 2 p.m. CDT, Thursday, Oct. 14 at Ellington Field.
10.08.04 - NASA honors the life and pioneering achievements of original Mercury astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.) during a memorial service at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
10.07.04 - Nitza Margarita Cintron, chief of NASA Johnson Space Center's Space Medicine and Health Care Systems Office, will be inducted into the Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference's (HENAAC) Hall of Fame Oct. 7.
10.05.04 - Scientists are optimistic that samples of the Sun that arrived in Houston on Monday will provide important information on the history and origin of the solar system.
09.27.04 - The International Space Station crew, Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA Station Science Officer Mike Fincke, will discuss their flight with news media at 9:40 a.m. CDT Oct. 4.
09.20.04 - NASA is looking for a few adventurous students willing to test their science experiments while floating aboard the agency’s famous “Weightless Wonder” aircraft.
09.01.04 - The fourth and final spacewalk planned for the current residents of the International Space Station (ISS) will air live on NASA TV starting at 11:30 a.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 3.
08.31.04 - NASA is keeping a close watch over Hurricane Frances as it churns toward the United States.
08.31.04 - NASA new astronaut candidates are back after a week of roughing it in the wilds of Maine, and video highlights of their trip will air on NASA Television beginning at 2 p.m. EDT today.
08.30.04 - After a six-billion mile space trip, a fiery plummet toward Earth and a mid-air helicopter catch over the Utah desert, a spacecraft carrying tiny pieces of the Sun should reach Houston next month.
08.19.04 - The final spacewalk scheduled for the current International Space Station (ISS) crew and an update on their activities will be the focus of a news conference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday Aug. 27.
08.18.04 - NASA new astronaut candidates, most of them recently back from the dunks and dips of water survival and basic flight training in Florida, now will head for the wilds of Maine for land survival training.
08.17.04 - The pace of preparations for Return to Flight is picking up, with several key milestones in recent weeks marking important progress in readying the Space Shuttle Discovery for its next mission.
08.12.04 - The International Space Station offers a unique view of some of the week's biggest news events.
08.11.04 - The days of doctors making house calls may seem like ancient history for most patients in North America, but in October, three astronauts and a Canadian doctor will test the latest concepts in long-distance house calls using a unique underwater laboratory.
08.06.04 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of and commentary on the next cargo ship arrival to the International Space Station.
08.06.04 - Human-like hands, fingers and even television camera eyes have been hallmarks of NASA's Robonaut, but recent work seeks to give the nimble robot legs, or at least a leg, and even wheels.
08.02.04 - NASA has exercised an option to extend for two years the Space Flight Operations Contract (SFOC), which supports the Space Shuttle Program.
08.02.04 - Media are invited as The Wiggles – a popular children's musical group – tour NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, on Thursday, Aug. 5, visiting Mission Control and astronaut training facilities.
07.29.04 - NASA Television will provide live coverage of and commentary on the next spacewalk at the International Space Station in the early morning hours on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
07.29.04 - Communities participating in National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 3, will get a special greeting from the crew of the International Space Station.
07.27.04 - NASA has exercised a $178.5 million, two-year contract option with Lockheed Martin Space Operations of Houston for Space Shuttle and International Space Station mission operations support work.
07.26.04 - Media may watch as 30 teachers, including five from a Houston school, learn how to handle moon rocks in their classrooms at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, as part of a week-long NASA Explorer Schools Program workshop.
07.23.04 - NASA engineers at the White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., are celebrating the success of a critical, 96-minute firing that put Cassini into orbit around Saturn after their tests helped qualify Cassini’s main engine.
07.22.04 - A third spacewalk with the current International Space Station (ISS) crew and an opportunity to meet the next residents of the orbiting laboratory highlight two media briefings Wednesday, July 28.
07.19.04 - The Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston is NASA's chief repository for materials returned from the moon during the Apollo era.
07.16.04 - Results of decades of scientific research on lunar materials and a preview of future sample return missions will be among the topics discussed during a symposium at 7 p.m. July 21 at the Gilruth Center at NASA Johnson Space Center.
07.16.04 - As they approach the end of their first phase of astronaut training, NASA’s newest explorers will be available for media interviews and a photo opportunity at 1 p.m. EDT, July 22 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla.
07.15.04 - NASA has named Astronaut Piers J. Sellers to replace Carlos I. Noriega as a mission specialist on STS-121, the second Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station once flights resume.
07.08.04 - NASA's new astronauts are getting their feet -- and just about everything else -- wet as they begin basic training in new video airing today on NASA Television.
07.07.04 - Four NASA crewmembers will look to the deep seas this month to help prepare for journeys into deep space.
07.06.04 - An aircraft normally used to transport the Space Shuttle has been pressed into service to test technology to make airliners safer.
06.30.04 - NASA has awarded a contract for information technology services and security at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, to Muniz Engineering, Inc. of Houston.
06.30.04 - NASA has awarded the JSC Information Management and Media Services (JIMMS) Contract to Tessada & Associates of Springfield, Va.
06.29.04 - NASA will provide two simultaneous satellite feeds of live news events Wednesday evening: a spacewalk by the International Space Station crew and the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft's arrival at Saturn.
06.21.04 - Astronaut Mike Fincke, who is living and working on board the International Space Station, conveyed his congratulations to the SpaceShipOne team during space-to-ground communications today.
06.21.04 - The first spacewalk for the International Space Station Expedition 9 crew has been rescheduled to no earlier than Friday, June 25.
06.17.04 - The Space Shuttle Program is making solid progress in meeting the milestones required for Return to Flight.
06.17.04 - The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to become space-age electricians.
06.10.04 - Astronaut Mike Fincke and cosmonaut Gennady Padalka paid tribute to President Ronald Reagan during a video downlink message from the International Space Station.
06.10.04 - Educators from 39 states will help NASA continue the unique connection between space exploration and the classroom.
06.08.04 - Media are invited to watch as members of NASA's new class of astronaut candidates report for duty at JSC on Monday, June 14.
06.08.04 - In recognition of his outstanding leadership in promoting research collaboration between Rice University and NASA, Malcolm Gillis, President of Rice University, was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal.
05.24.04 - Fresh from six months in orbit, astronaut Mike Foale and cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri, two of the world's most experienced space fliers, are available Thursday to discuss their experiences live on NASA TV.
05.21.04 - The next Russian Progress (14) supply spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS) will launch Tuesday, May 25, and dock Thursday, May 27.
05.12.04 - Two International Space Station (ISS) managers are taking on new positions in the program.
05.10.04 - In a unique program matching the talents of local high school students with the needs of the space agency, students from three Alabama and Texas schools used their time in industrial engineering classes to build custom-designed astronaut training hardware for NASA.
05.06.04 - NASA's 2004 astronaut candidate class was introduced today during Space Day activities at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.
05.05.04 - The scientific debate over whether a meteorite contains evidence of past life on Mars continues to intensify, with colleagues of the team that announced the possibility in 1996 revealing new findings that may cast doubt on some of that earlier work.
04.29.04 - The next generation of explorers is here. NASA will announce a new class of astronaut candidates, including three educator astronauts, May 6.
04.28.04 - Growing up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carlos Ortiz-Longo liked to take things apart.
04.27.04 - The latest version of "NASA's Implementation Plan for Space Shuttle Return to Flight and Beyond" will be released publicly Friday morning, followed by a media telephone conference in the afternoon.
04.20.04 - The five crewmembers spending nine days together aboard the International Space Station will discuss the status of their current mission Friday during an in-flight crew news conference.
04.15.04 - Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson D. Howell Jr. will be available to media at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the JSC public affairs briefing room to discuss results of the recently completed assessment of organizational culture and safety at the agency.
04.14.04 - Jenny Gruber has wanted to be an astronaut since she was seven.
04.09.04 - NASA has awarded The Boeing Company of Houston a contract extension for payload integration work in support of the International Space Station.
04.09.04 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), near Las Cruces, N.M., to receive the 2004 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award.
04.07.04 - The next Stafford-Covey Return to Flight Task Group public meeting is 8 a.m. CDT, Friday April 16, in the Webster Civic Center, 311 Pennsylvania Avenue, Webster, Texas.
04.05.04 - It could have launched Apollo 18, but it never got off the ground. Still, the Saturn V rocket on display at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) has long outlived its sisters that did take men to the moon between 1969 and 1972.
04.02.04 - The same technology that powers the Space Shuttle into orbit may now help children, thanks to a tiny heart pump recently approved for implantation in young, critically ill patients.
04.02.04 - A new crew of explorers is packing its bags for a busy six-month stint living and working aboard the International Space Station. Another is preparing for a homecoming to Earth after a successful stay.
03.30.04 - Ultrasound techniques developed by NASA to examine International Space Station crewmembers may soon find another use helping treat medical emergencies on Earth.
03.29.04 - NASA Television will carry the launch of Expedition 9, the next residents of the International Space Station, and return of the current crew, as well as numerous other events, over the next several weeks.
03.29.04 - Students and teachers from Alvin, Clear Creek, Friendswood, Galena Park, Galveston and Pasadena Independent School Districts in Texas will gather at Space Center Houston to talk with the crew of the International Space Station tomorrow.
03.15.04 - Nagin Cox, Deputy Team Chief for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., will be in Houston on Tuesday, March 16, and available for a limited number of media interviews.
03.12.04 - NASA inventions that may help advance human cell growth, kill prostate cancer cells with microwave energy and enhance pharmaceutical research are now available to interested private companies.
03.12.04 - NASA Deputy Administrator Fred Gregory will visit Houston on Tuesday, March 16, for briefings on a proposal to house a planned NASA Shared Services Center adjacent to the Johnson Space Center.
03.12.04 - With robotic missions to Mars and recently announced plans to send humans back to the Moon and to Mars stirring special excitement, hundreds of leading scientists from around the world will meet in Houston next week for the 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
03.03.04 - Two veteran astronauts have been named to key space flight posts at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Robert Cabana (Colonel, USMC, Ret.), who has flown on four Space Shuttle flights, has been named JSC Deputy Director.
03.02.04 - NASA has awarded a contract to DynCorp Technical Services LLC, a Computer Sciences Corporation Company, of Fort Worth, Texas to provide maintenance and modification services for part of NASA's aircraft fleet.
02.27.04 - NASA International Space Station officials will be available this afternoon to talk with media about yesterday's spacewalk aboard the International Space Station.
02.24.04 - Students around the world are invited for an inside look at how NASA prepares astronauts for life aboard the International Space Station, during a live webcast Thursday, Feb. 26, from 12 to 1 p.m. CST.
02.23.04 - NASA engineer and native Houstonian Regina Blue was commended as one of the Modern Day Technology Leaders at the 18th Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Conference in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, Feb. 20.
02.20.04 - This month, for the first time, an International Space Station crew will conduct a spacewalk with all crewmembers working outside the vehicle.
02.19.04 - Members of NASA's Space Flight Leadership Council, which is charged with the oversight of the agency's Return to Flight efforts, today moved the target window for the next flight of the Space Shuttle to March 2005.
02.19.04 - NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston, has awarded Lockheed Martin Space Operations an extension to the Science, Engineering, Analysis and Test (SEAT) contract worth $39 million.
02.13.04 - The next residents of the International Space Station will discuss their upcoming mission during a live televised news conference on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. CST at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
02.13.04 - The director of NASA's Johnson Space Center, accompanied by Astronaut Jim Reilly, will visit Fort Worth's W.C. Stripling Middle School, a NASA Explorer School, Feb. 20 to share the agency's new vision for space exploration with the next generation of explorers.
02.06.04 - NASA and its International Partners have assigned new crews to fly to the International Space Station this year.
02.05.04 - More than 700 educators are meeting this week at the 10th Annual International Space Station Educators Conference at Space Center Houston.
02.03.04 - The following is a statement by Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson D. Howell Jr. regarding the Administration’s fiscal year 2005 budget proposal.
02.02.04 - NASA is planning the second annual summit of the Space Shuttle Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) Feb. 17-18 at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas. Reporters are invited to attend meetings on both days of the summit, as well as a press conference at 8 a.m. CST on Feb. 19 at NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
01.30.04 - This spring, NASA Explorer Schools teams of teachers and administrators from Nebraska, Minnesota, and Iowa will fly aboard NASA's "weightless wonder", a KC-135A aircraft, as part of NASA's Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program.
01.29.04 - The efforts of many Johnson Space Center scientists, in collaboration with colleagues throughout NASA and other organizations, led to the recent successful landings of Spirit and Opportunity on Mars.
01.26.04 - The astronauts who will fly the next Space Shuttle mission remember the Columbia crew in a new series of interviews on NASA Television Tuesday.
01.26.04 - NASA Television will broadcast the arrival of the next Russian resupply vehicle to the International Space Station on Jan. 31 beginning at 6:30 a.m. CST.
01.26.04 - Paul Tagliabue, National Football League Commissioner, will tour the Johnson Space Center Tuesday, Jan. 27, and spend a few minutes talking with the crew on board the International Space Station.
01.26.04 - They range from dramatic shots of the eruption of Mount Etna in Italy and the collapse of the Kolka Glacier in Russia to unique images of San Francisco Bay and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.
01.21.04 - NASA is moving a scheduled news briefing about activities aboard the International Space Station to Friday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. CST from NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston.
01.20.04 - Why do the astronauts who will return the Space Shuttle to safe flight believe human space flight is worth the risk?
01.16.04 - NASA astronaut Michael Foale and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri are nearing the halfway mark of their six-month mission to the International Space Station.
01.15.04 - Johnson Space Center Director Jefferson D. Howell Jr. will be available at 2:15 p.m. Friday to discuss the NASA team's reaction to the new space initiatives announced this week by President George W. Bush.
01.14.04 - Today, President George W. Bush shared his vision for America’s space program with all of us.
01.12.04 - Veteran NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao will replace William S. McArthur, Jr., as the commander of Expedition 9, the next mission aboard the International Space Station.
01.12.04 - Students from Seabrook Intermediate will get an inspirational call on Tuesday from a parent that is out of this world, aboard the International Space Station, and media are invited to attend.
01.07.04 - The public is invited to join International Space Station Expedition 7 crewmember Ed Lu at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at the Mazda Theater at Space Center Houston as he shares his ISS experiences in orbit.
01.07.04 - NASA scientists and Costa Rican students have collaborated to publish a new book that captures the splendor of Costa Rica's varied landscape as photographed by astronauts from space.