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NASA Administrator, Leaders to Discuss Space-Based Cancer Research
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As part of the Biden Cancer Moonshot, NASA will virtually host an event at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 11,…

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From Polar Peaks to Celestial Heights: Christy Hansen’s Unique Path to Leading NASA’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program 
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Christy Hansen’s journey with NASA spans more than two decades and is marked by roles that have shaped her into…

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NASA, Boeing Provide Next Update on Space Station Crew Flight Test
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Leadership from NASA and Boeing will participate in a media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 10, to discuss…

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NASA to Cover Northrop Grumman’s 20th Cargo Space Station Departure
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Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Friday, July 12, five and a…

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NASA’s Planetary Radar Tracks Two Large Asteroid Close Approaches
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The Deep Space Network’s Goldstone planetary radar had a busy few days observing asteroids 2024 MK and 2011 UL21 as…

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NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Space Telescope Mission
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NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the COSI (Compton Spectrometer…

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NASA’s Boeing Test Flight Crew to Discuss Starliner Mission from Space
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Media are invited to hear from NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts discussing their mission during an Earth to space…

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NASA Shares Use Requirements with Commercial Destination Partners
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NASA hosted a meeting to share knowledge with companies developing future commercial destinations at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in…

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Mission Success: HERA Crew Successfully Completes 45-Day Simulated Journey to Mars 
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Four dedicated explorers—Jason Lee, Stephanie Navarro, Shareef Al Romaithi, and Piyumi Wijesekara—just returned from a 45-day simulated journey to Mars, testing…

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NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman’s 21st Station Resupply Launch
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Media accreditation is open for the next launch to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies, and equipment to the International Space…

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In Space Production Applications News
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Technological innovations make headlines every day, and NASA’s In Space Production Applications (InSPA) Portfolio of awards are driving these innovations…

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NASA, Boeing to Provide Commercial Crew, Space Station Update
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Leadership from NASA’s International Space Station and Commercial Crew Programs, as well as Boeing, will participate in a media teleconference…

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NASA Awards Contract for Cargo Mission Support
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NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos, Inc. of Reston, Virginia, to provide mission support for the agency’s International Space…

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Station Nation: Meet Katie Burlingame, ETHOS Flight Controller and Instructor in the Flight Operations Directorate
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Katie Burlingame is an ETHOS (Environmental and Thermal Operating Systems) flight controller and instructor in the Flight Operations Directorate supporting…

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NASA Selects International Space Station US Deorbit Vehicle
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NASA is fostering continued scientific, educational, and technological developments in low Earth orbit to benefit humanity, while also supporting deep…

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Unity in Orbit: Astronauts Soar with Pride Aboard Station 
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A powerful symbol of pride waved high above Earth aboard the International Space Station in December 2021, reflecting NASA’s commitment…

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South Central US Students to Hear from NASA Astronaut Aboard Station
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Students from Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas will have an opportunity to hear from a NASA astronaut aboard the International…

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NASA Updates Coverage for US Spacewalks 90, 91 Outside Space Station
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NASA will provide live coverage as astronauts conduct two spacewalks outside the International Space Station scheduled for Monday, June 24…

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NASA, Boeing to Discuss Starliner’s Mission
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NASA and Boeing will discuss Starliner’s mission and departure from the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Boeing…

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Lakita Lowe: Leading Space Commercialization Innovations and Fostering STEM Engagement 
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Lakita Lowe is at the forefront of space commercialization, seamlessly merging scientific expertise with visionary leadership to propel NASA’s commercial…

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NASA’s Repository Supports Research of Commercial Astronaut Health  
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NASA’s Open Science Data Repository provides valuable information to researchers studying the impact of space on the human body. Nearly…

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From Psychology to Space: Alexandra Whitmire’s Journey and Impact in NASA’s Human Research Program
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From navigating the depths of the human mind to exploring the vastness of space, Dr. Alexandra (Sandra) Whitmire helps lead…

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NASA Sets Coverage for U.S. Spacewalk 90 Outside Space Station
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Editor’s note: NASA announced June 13, 2024, U.S. spacewalk 90 at the International Space Station did not proceed as scheduled…

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NASA Crew Flight Test Astronauts to Call White House, NASA Leaders
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Following their safe arrival at the International Space Station, NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams will participate in a…

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NASA to Discuss Upcoming Spacewalks for Station Repairs, Upgrades
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Editor’s Note: This advisory was updated on June 10, 2024, to reflect a change in the list of participants for…

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NASA’s Laser Relay System Sends Pet Imagery to, from Space Station
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Using NASA’s first two-way, end-to-end laser relay system, pictures and videos of cherished pets flew through space over laser communications…

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LIFTOFF! NASA Astronauts Pilot First Starliner Crewed Test to Station
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Editor’s note: This release was updated June 6, 2024, to reflect new times for Thursday’s activities including docking, hatch opening,…

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NASA Updates Coverage for Crew Flight Test Launch, Docking to Station
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NASA will provide live coverage of launch activities for the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, which will carry NASA astronauts…

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Space Station Research Advances NASA’s Plans to Explore the Moon, Mars
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Space, the saying goes, is hard. And the farther humans go, the harder it can get. Some of the challenges…

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NASA Updates Coverage for Boeing’s Starliner Launch, Docking
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Editor’s Note: NASA and its mission partners scrubbed the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test launch attempt on Saturday, June 1, due…

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