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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 »

NASA Scientists to Discuss Search for Habitable Planets, Signs of Life off Earth

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Among the scientists scheduled to present at the conference are: Giada Arney from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will discuss organic haze on Earthlike planets as a possible biosignatures Morgan Cable at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will talk about mechanisms for enrichment of organics in Enceladus plumes John Grunsfeld, former NASA astronaut and associate administrator for science, will deliver a presentation on next-generation space telescopes for terrestrial exoplanet character... Read More »

NASA Awards Commercial Payload Processing Contract

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The maximum potential value of this five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will not exceed $45 million. The period of performance begins April 13.   Work under the contract includes providing facilities and services necessary to perform prelaunch processing of spacecraft and associated launch vehicle flight hardware of the completed payload stack before being delivered to the launch pad. Payload processing typically commences three months prior to a launch date and requirements vary depending on the spacecraft an... Read More »

California Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

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Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, both of NASA, will answer questions from students in several grades. Students at Betsy Ross Elementary School have been hard at work exploring the space program, NASA and the space station leading up to the downlink. They have conducted research through virtual field trips while also designing realistic models of the space station. With each engaging activity, the students’ knowledge of NASA and the space program has been greatly enhanced.   Kimbrough launched... Read More »

California Students to Speak to NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

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Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson, both of NASA, will answer questions from students in several grades. Students at Betsy Ross Elementary School have been hard at work exploring the space program, NASA and the space station leading up to the downlink. They have conducted research through virtual field trips while also designing realistic models of the space station. With each engaging activity, the students’ knowledge of NASA and the space program has been greatly enhanced.   Kimbrough launched... Read More »

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