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NASA Funds Continued Development of D8 Airliner Concept
MANASSAS, Va: Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a twelve-month contract from NASA for continued development of the company's subsonic D8 X-Plane (XD8). The XD8 is designed to demonstrate the key enabling technologies of the D8 commercial aircraft concept, which could yield substantial fuel, ...

NASA Statement on National Space Council Policy for Future American ...
WASHINGTON: The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about the results from the first meeting of the National Space Council on Thursday:

Viking Looks To The Stars For Debut Of Fifth Ocean Ship
LOS ANGELES: (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced that American chemist, emergency room physician and recently retired NASA astronaut Dr. Anna Fisher will be honored as godmother to its fifth ocean ship, which will debut in July 2018.

Michigan Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
WASHINGTON: Students at St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord, Michigan, will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 6. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency's ...

NASA and Russia team up to put moon's first space station
Adelaide [Australia], September 28 : National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) and Russia have agreed to build world's first lunar space station. The representatives of NASA and Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that they had signed an agreement to work together at International ...

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station ...
WASHINGTON: Students at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:25 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 27, as part of a "STEM in 30" broadcast. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space ...

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 : After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.

NASA awards SSL next phase funding for Dragonfly on-orbit assembly ...
PALO ALTO, CA, Sept. 13, 2017 : SSL, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that NASA has awarded the next phase of funding for its ground-breaking Dragonfly on-orbit satellite assembly program.

NASA Astronauts Back From Space, Available To Talk With Media
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2017 : NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer, who returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months aboard the International Space Station, will take part in a news conference to discuss their mission at 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 11. The hour-long event will air ...

Ball Aerospace Delivers the JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Site
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 6, 2017 : Ball Aerospace successfully delivered the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), NOAA's next-generation polar orbiting weather satellite, to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Aug. 31, where it is scheduled to launch Nov. 10, 2017. This follows a successful ...

Three International Space Station Crewmates Safely Return to Earth
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2017 : NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who set multiple U.S. space records during her mission aboard the International Space Station, along with crewmates Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, safely landed on Earth at 9:21 p.m. EDT Saturday (7:21 ...

Two-Decade Space Mission Reaches Dramatic End: Discovery Presents ...
TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2017 : A dramatic finale is planned for NASA's Cassini Spacecraft, the biggest interplanetary spacecraft NASA has ever built. On Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT - just hours after the spacecraft's planned demise - the original Discovery special SATURN: INSIDE THE RINGS, ...

Trump to nominate Bridenstine as NASA chief next week
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], September 2 :United States President Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine as the next administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) next week.

NASA Cancels Planned Media Availabilities with Astronauts
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 : Due to the ongoing effects of Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, NASA has canceled an in-flight question and answer session with astronaut Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Awards USD 400,000 to Top Teams at Second Phase of 3-D-Printing ...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2017 : NASA is making progress and awarding prizes in its competition to build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration.

Total Eclipse Off the Charts: Akamai and MobileRider Power NASA TV's ...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26, 2017 : Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, and its partner, MobileRider Networks LLC, the leader in smart streaming solutions, today announced that NASA TV used technology and services from both companies ...

NASA Awards Engineering Services and Science Capability Contract
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2017 : NASA has selected Jacobs Technology of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to provide a broad spectrum of engineering and scientific support services at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission
WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2017 : NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, who are making final preparations for a Sept. 12 launch to the International Space Station, will be available for live satellite interviews at 7 and 9 a.m. EDT, respectively, on Friday, Sept. 1.

Lockheed Martin Powers-up Next Orion Spacecraft for First Time
DENVER, Aug. 22, 2017 : Engineers at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and NASA breathed life into the next Orion crew module when they powered up the spacecraft for the first time at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Designed for human spaceflight, this Orion will be the first to fly more than 40,000 ...

NASA Successfully Launches Latest Communications Satellite
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation communications satellites, has successfully been placed into orbit following separation from an United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. TDRS-M launched ...

Astronauts Showcase Space Art Created with Childhood Cancer Patients
HOUSTON, Aug. 18, 2017 : Patients from around the world will have the opportunity to see a spacesuit art project they helped create. Astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station will unveil the project at 10:25 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Aug. 23. The 20-minute, ...

Girl Scouts Works with the SETI Institute to Skyrocket Girls' ...
NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2017 : Today, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced new details about a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Funded by NASA's Science Mission Directorate and led by the SETI Institute, the program offers more girls opportunities to ...

NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space ...
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2017 : Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance. Coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 10 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the ...

NASA Chief Technologist and Media to Tour Jacobs Facilities in Houston
HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2017 : NASA Acting Chief Technologist Douglas Terrier will get a firsthand look at work being done on NASA space exploration projects during a visit to Jacobs in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 10. Journalists interested in joining Terrier on his tour must arrive at Jacobs, 2224 Bay Area ...

NASA Invites Media to See Astronauts' Windows on the Universe
HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 : Media are invited to see the first completed structural piece of NASA's Orion spacecraft that will send astronauts beyond the moon, at AMRO Fabricating Corp., in South El Monte, California, on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. PDT.

Joint Project between NASA and ISRO
New Delhi, Aug 3: ISRO and NASA are working towards realisation of NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission by 2021.

California Cub Scouts to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2017 : Cub Scouts of the Bay Area will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 7. Cub Scout Pack 643 of Lafayette, California, will host nearby Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops ...

NASA Selects Proposals to Study Sun, Space Environment
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 : NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the Sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency's larger missions; eight for focused scientific investigations and one for technological ...

Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The NASA Strength Sun Hat
NEW YORK, July 25, 2017 : Continuing its 169-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The NASA Strength Sun Hat, a hat that incorporates NASA-developed radiant barrier technology to block damaging UV rays and repel the sun's heat.

NASA, Techshot and Tupperware Brands Team Up to Improve Plant Growth ...
GREENVILLE, Ind., July 25, 2017 : The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Techshot Inc., and Tupperware Brands Corporation (Tupperware) are jointly developing an improved system for growing plants aboard the International Space Station (ISS).