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NASA Recommends Safety Tips to View the August Solar Eclipse

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A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. on Aug 21, 2017. Credits: NASA That Monday, a partial eclipse will be visible in every state. A total solar eclipse, which is when the Moon completely covers the Sun, will occur across 14 states in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide (112-kilometer-wide) swath of the country.   It’s common sense not to stare directly at the Sun with your naked eyes or risk damaging your vision, and that advice holds... Read More »

NASA Offers Space Station as Catalyst for Discovery in Washington

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See the conference agenda for a full list of topics and speakers. Keynote addresses and panels from the conference will be broadcast on NASA TV and the agency’s website.   The conference, hosted by the American Astronautical Society and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), in cooperation with NASA, brings together leaders from industry, academia and government. Attendees will explore innovations and breakthroughs in microgravity research; life sciences; materials development; technology development; human healt... Read More »

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik Available for Interviews Before Space Station Mission

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Expedition 52 flight engineer Randy Bresnik of NASA demonstrates the width inside a Soyuz simulator, Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC) in Star City, Russia. Credits: NASA/ Bill Ingalls The interviews will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website and will be preceded at 8:30 a.m. by a video feed of highlights from Bresnik’s mission training and previous spaceflight.   To participate in the interviews, media must contact Sarah Volkman at 281-483-9071 or sarah.e.volkman@nasa.gov no ... Read More »

Vice President Pence to Visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

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During his visit to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Vice President Mike Pence will tour the Vehicle Assembly Building, an enormous structure originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles, later modified to support Space Shuttle operations, and currently under modification to support Orion and Space Launch System operations. Credits: NASA NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage for parts of the visit starting at noon EDT with Air Force Two’s arrival at Kennedy’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway,... Read More »

Georgia Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on the International Space Station

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  NASA astronaut Jack Fischer speaks to Georgia student at 11:45 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 19.  Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will answer questions from K5 through 12th grade students from Fayette County and surrounding areas. Fischer launched to the International Space Station in April. He is scheduled to return to Earth in September. As part of its Summer Reading Program, Fayette County Public Library applied to host the downlink, which allows educational organizations to host conversations with astronauts livin... Read More »

NASA Awards Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Operations Contract

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The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory Operations Contract (NOC) has a two-year base period that begins Oct. 1, followed by a one-year option and two two-year options. The total potential value of the contract is $154.5 million. The contract includes a cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) portion, which covers the core work of the contract, and a CPAF firm-fixed-price portion for indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity orders.   Under the NOC, Raytheon will procure highly-skilled services that include enriched-oxygen breathing gas production (Nitrox)... Read More »

NASA to Announce New Astronaut Class on June 7

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The astronaut candidates will join acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, Johnson Center Director Ellen Ochoa, and Flight Operations Director Brian Kelly on stage at the event, which will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.   Following the announcement, media in attendance will have the opportunity to speak with experts about the astronaut selection and training processes, and spacecraft in which the new astronauts could fly. In addition, tours of Johnson’s astronaut training facility will be offered. Media mus... Read More »

NASA to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Resupply Mission

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will liftoff on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory in support of Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also will transport solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars.   About 10 minutes after launch, Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit. It then will deploy its sola... Read More »

NASA Astronauts Inducted into Hall of Fame, Live May 19 on NASA Television

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Bob Cabana, 2008 hall of famer and current director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will speak at the induction ceremony about the distinguished careers of honorees Ellen Ochoa, the first Hispanic woman to go into space and current director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and former astronaut Michael Foale, the only U.S. astronaut to serve on both the International Space Station and Russian space station Mir.   The ceremony will be held at the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor... Read More »

NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

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NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen during a Jan. 6, 2017, spacewalk during Expedition 50 aboard the International Space Station. Credits: NASA Whitson, Expedition 51 commander, and Fischer will venture outside the Quest airlock to replace a large avionics box that supplies electricity and data connections to the science experiments, and replacement hardware stored outside the station.   The ExPRESS Carrier Avionics, or ExPCA is located on the starboard 3 truss of the station on one of the depots housing critical spare parts... Read More »

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