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NASA Selects New Crew for Next Simulated Mars Journey
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NASA has selected a new crew of four volunteers to participate in a simulated mission to Mars within a habitat…

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The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA
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On April 8, 2024, the Moon’s shadow swept across North America, treating millions to a breathtaking view of a total…

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New NASA Strategy Envisions Sustainable Future for Space Operations
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To address a rapidly changing space operating environment and ensure its preservation for generations to come, NASA released the first…

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NASA Shares Medical Expertise with New Space Station Partners
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NASA is opening access to space for more people by working with private industry on the development of new commercial…

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Commercial Space Frequently Asked Questions
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NASA supports a robust commercial space economy that advances American industry and promotes technological discovery through in-space work and research.…

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NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Crewmates Return from Space Station
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NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara returned to Earth after a six-month research mission aboard the International Space Station on Saturday, along…

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Introduction to Spectrum
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You can’t see it. . .you can’t touch it. . .you can’t live without it. Use these downloadable activity sheets…

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NASA Sets Coverage for Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Crewmates Return
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Three crew members are scheduled to begin their return to Earth on Friday, April 5, from the International Space Station.…

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NASA Engineer Chris Lupo Receives 2024 Federal Engineer Award
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The National Society of Professional Engineers named Chris Lupo, deputy chief engineer of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, as the agency’s…

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NASA Astronaut Loral O’Hara, Expedition 70 Science Highlights
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NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara is returning home after six months aboard the International Space Station. During her time on the…

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NASA Astronaut Don Pettit to Conduct Science During Fourth Mission
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During his fourth mission to the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Don Pettit will serve as a flight engineer and…

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Optical Fiber Production
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Science in Space: March 2024 Optical fibers are used on Earth and in space for applications in medicine, defense, cybersecurity,…

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NASA Astronaut Tracy Dyson, Crewmates Safely En Route to Space Station
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Three crew members including NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson successfully launched at 8:36 a.m. EDT Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome…

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International Space Station welcomes biological and physical science experiments
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NASA is sending several biological and physical sciences experiments and equipment aboard SpaceX’s 30th commercial resupply services mission. Studying biological…

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NASA’s Tiny BurstCube Mission Launches to Study Cosmic Blasts
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NASA’s BurstCube, a shoebox-sized satellite designed to study the universe’s most powerful explosions, is on its way to the International…

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NASA Science, Hardware Aboard SpaceX’s 30th Resupply Launch to Station
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Following a successful launch of NASA’s SpaceX 30th commercial resupply mission, new scientific experiments and technology demonstrations for the agency…

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Following Safe Return, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 to Recount Space Mission
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Editor’s note: This media advisory was updated on March 22, 2024, to reflect a change in news conference participants. After…

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NASA Sees Progress on Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef Life Support System
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A NASA-funded commercial space station, Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef, recently completed testing milestones for its critical life support system as…

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NASA Administrator, Health Secretary to Host Cancer Moonshot Event
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Editor’s note: This advisory was updated March 19, 2024, with a new start time for the Moonshot event. Media are…

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NASA Sets Coverage for Crew Launch; Trio to Join Expedition 70
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Editor’s note: This advisory was updated March 22, 2024, with new times for coverage following the scrub of the March…

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NASA Selects New Round of Candidates for CubeSat Missions to Station
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Editor’s Note: This article was updated March 26, 2024, to remove International Space Station as the destination for the CubeSats.…

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NASA to Send Research to Station Aboard 30th SpaceX Resupply Mission
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Editor’s note: This release was updated March 18, 2024, to include NASA+ links for live mission coverage. New research and…

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La NASA invita a los medios a conocer a astronautas de la estación espacial
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Read this release in English here. La NASA ofrecerá una rueda de prensa con cuatro astronautas a las 9:30 a.m. EDT…

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NASA Invites Media to Meet Space Station Astronauts at Headquarters
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Lee esta nota de prensa en español aquí. NASA will host a media availability with four astronauts at 9:30 a.m. EDT…

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Splashdown! NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Finishes Mission, Returns to Earth
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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 completed the agency’s seventh commercial crew rotation mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday after splashing down…

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Return to Earth to Air Live on NASA Platforms
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Editor’s Note: This advisory was updated March 11, 2024, to correct Hiroshi Sasaki’s title, correct the deadline for contacting the…

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NASA to Host Boeing Crew Flight Test Preview, News Conferences
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NASA will preview the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station by hosting media tours…

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NASA to Highlight Artemis, US Space Leadership During Annual Address
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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson will discuss the agency’s goals for the benefit of humanity during the annual State of NASA…

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NASA Sets Science Webinar Coverage for Space Station Resupply Mission
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In preparation for NASA’s SpaceX 30th commercial resupply mission, the agency will stream an International Space Station National Lab science…

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Texas Students to Hear from NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station
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The San Antonio River Authority and students from the Advanced Learning Academy in San Antonio, Texas, will have an opportunity…

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