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NASA TV to Air Russian Cargo Ship Movement at Space Station - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:30 EDT

A Russian cargo ship currently docked to the International Space Station will undock for a short test flight on Friday, July 1. NASA Television coverage will begin at 1:15 a.m. EDT.

NASA Brings Journey to Mars and Beyond to ESSENCE Festival - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:14 EDT

Visitors to the 2016 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans will have a chance to explore the universe through a range of activities, including first-ever festival stage presentations, during NASA Week, a celebration of space exploration to be held June 29-July 3, in conjunction with ESSENCE Festival, which begins June 30.

Transportation Department, NASA, Partners Visit Charlotte to Open Test Lab to Streamline Air Travel - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:28 EDT

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today marked the official opening of a new airspace technology demonstration laboratory at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.

NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Contract - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:22 EDT

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

NASA to Discuss, Broadcast Booster Test for Space Launch System Rocket - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:38 EDT

The booster for the world's most powerful rocket, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), which will power the agency’s astronauts on the journey to Mars, will fire up for a major ground test at 10:05 a.m. EDT (8:05 a.m. MDT) Tuesday, June 28, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

NASA Administrator Bolden and Transportation Secretary Foxx to Announce New Technology at Charlotte International Airport - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:07 EDT

NASA, the FAA, American Airlines the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport are collaborating on a five-year effort to streamline aircraft arrival, departure and airport surface operations; research and testing will be led out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

Next SpaceX Commercial Cargo Launch Now No Earlier Than July 18, US Media Accreditation Remains Open - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:43 EDT

The next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission for NASA to the International Space Station now is targeted for launch no earlier than 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday, July 18.

NASA Uploads App for Apple TV - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:13 EDT

Apple TV? There’s a NASA app for that.

Three Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:47 EDT

Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after wrapping up 186 days in space and several NASA research studies in human health.

NASA Electric Research Plane Gets X Number, New Name - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 09:50 EDT

With 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them integrated into a uniquely-designed wing, NASA will test new propulsion technology using an experimental airplane now designated the X-57 and nicknamed “Maxwell.”