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NASA Manager Honored for Launching New Era of Private-Sector Spacecraft - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Monday.

NASA Astronaut to Speak to Clinton Global Initiative Meeting Attendees from International Space Station - Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, a flight engineer with Expedition 40 currently aboard the International Space Station, and Expedition 26/27 NASA astronaut Cady Coleman will speak with former President Bill Clinton during the closing session of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York at 4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 24.

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

NASA Administrator to Participate in High-Flying STEM Education Event - Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will give remarks at the launch of the world’s first “flying classroom” -- an innovative program to inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The event will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Signature Aviation Terminal of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.

NASA’s Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Red Planet - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars.

NASA Cargo Launches to Space Station aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission - Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

About 5,000 pounds of NASA science investigations and cargo are on their way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The cargo ship launched on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:52 a.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21.

NASA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Opens Challenge to Participate in Future Mars Missions - Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA announced Saturday the opening of registration for its Mars Balance Mass Challenge and the launch of its new website, NASA Solve, at the World Maker Faire in New York.

NASA TV, Web Coverage Set for Sept. 21 Mars Spacecraft Orbit Insertion - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will broadcast live the Sunday, Sept. 21, Mars orbital insertion of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, from 9:30 to 10:45 p.m. EDT. The broadcast also will be available on the agency’s website.

NASA's 2015 Sample Return Robot Challenge Open for Registration - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Registration is open for the fourth running of the NASA Centennial Challenge program's Sample Return Robot Challenge, which will take place June 8-13, 2015. The autonomous robot competition, which carries a prize purse of $1.5 million, will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, which has hosted the event since 2012.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next Space Station Crew Launch - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the Sept. 25 launch from Kazakhstan of three crew members of Expedition 41/42, as they begin their planned six-hour journey to the International Space Station. NASA Television coverage will start at 3:30 p.m. EDT and will include video of the pre-launch activities leading up to spacecraft boarding.