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NASA to Provide Coverage of May 9 Mercury Transit of the Sun - Tue, 03 May 2016 10:10 EDT

NASA is inviting media and viewers around the world to see a relatively rare celestial event, with coverage of the Monday, May 9 transit of the sun by the planet Mercury. Media may view the event at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Welcomes New Director for its Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Mon, 02 May 2016 16:22 EDT

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the selection of Michael Watkins as the new director of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

NASA Awards Contract for Aeronautics, Exploration Modeling, Simulation - Mon, 02 May 2016 16:07 EDT

NASA has selected Science and Technology Corporation of Hampton, Virginia, to provide support services at the agency’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California under the Aeronautics and Exploration Mission Modeling and Simulation (AEMMS) contract.

NASA Astronauts to Call Chicago Area Students from International Space Station - Mon, 02 May 2016 14:19 EDT

Students from 11 schools in South Holland, Illinois, will have the opportunity to speak with two NASA astronauts currently living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:55 a.m. EDT Thursday, May 5. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA’s Juno Mission on Course for July 4 Arrival at Jupiter, Media Accreditation Open - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:02 EDT

Media accreditation now is open for events around the arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter on July 4. The spacecraft, which will reveal the story of the formation and evolution of the planet Jupiter, will enter into orbit around the gas giant that evening, five years after leaving Earth.

Sen. Mikulski, NASA Administrator Bolden to View Progress at Wallops Flight Facility - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:42 EDT

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia will host Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland and agency Administrator Charles Bolden on Tuesday, May 3, for an employee town hall and tour. The tour will include a stop at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A, where preparations are underway to conduct a hot fire test of Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket

NASA Dedicates Facility to Mathematician, Presidential Medal Winner - Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:50 EDT

NASA will commemorate the many contributions of retired mathematician Katherine Johnson to America’s space program during a building dedication ceremony at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 5 -- the 55th anniversary of Alan Shepard's historic rocket launch and splash down, which Johnson helped make possible. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and

NASA Awards Academic Mission Services Contract - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:30 EDT

NASA has selected Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland, to provide academic/university-based program and project support for science and engineering teams at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.

NASA Selects American Small Business, Research Institution Projects for Further Development - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00 EDT

NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 259 American small businesses and 42 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.7 million.

NASA Puts Dallas Students on Phone with Orbiting Astronauts - Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:41 EDT

Students in Dallas will have the opportunity to speak with two astronauts living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:15 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 26. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.