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Vice President Pence Swears in New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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Apr 23, 2018

Jim Bridenstine officially took office as the 13th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence at the agencys headquarters in Washington. Read full story.

Vice President Pence to Swear in New Agency Administrator; Airing on NASA Television

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Apr 23, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence will swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASAs new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agencys headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website. Read full story.

NASA Invites Media to Swearing-In of New Agency Administrator

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Apr 20, 2018

Media are invited to see Vice President Mike Pence swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASAs new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agencys headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agencys website. Read full story.

NASA Awards Construction Contract for Instrument Development Facility

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Apr 20, 2018

NASA has awarded a contract to the Manhattan Construction Company, of Arlington Virginia, for the construction of the Instrument Development Facility at the agencys Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Read full story.

NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

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Apr 20, 2018

Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASAs Year of Education on Station. Read full story.

NASA Education News

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NASA Astronauts on Space Station to Speak with Students from Florida, Texas

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Apr 20, 2018

Students from Coral Gables, Florida, and the Texas Gulf Coast will talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASAs Year of Education on Station. Read full story.

Maryland, Michigan, Texas Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

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Apr 16, 2018

Students from Maryland, Michigan and Texas will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASAs Year of Education on Station. Read full story.

NASA Announces Winners of Weather-shortened Rover Challenge

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Apr 14, 2018

NASA has announced the winners of the 2018 Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held April 13 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Read full story.

Frostburg State Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

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Apr 5, 2018

Frostburg State University, in collaboration with its sister institutions in Frostburg, Maryland, will speak with NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold who is living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 9:55 a.m. EDT Monday, April 9. Read full story.

Students to Compete in NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge; Media Invited

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Apr 5, 2018

Media are invited to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, for NASA's Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

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The Galpagos Islands

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Apr 20, 2018

"The Enchanted Islands of #Ecuador the Galpagos," were photographed by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold from aboard the International Space Station. Read full story.

Celebrating 28 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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Apr 19, 2018

This colorful image, taken by NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatorys 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, giving us a window seat to the universes extraordinary stellar tapestry of birth and destruction. Read full story.

Sounding Rocket Launches CHESS Mission to Study the Matter Between Stars

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Apr 17, 2018

The Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or CHESS 4, was successfully launched on a NASA Black Brant IX sounding rocket at 12:47 p.m. EDT, April 16 (4:47 a.m. local, April 17) from the Kwajalein Atoll in The Republic of the Marshall Islands. Read full story.

Seasons of Snow Cover in the West

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Apr 16, 2018

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured this photo while flying over the western United States. The wide field of view stretches from the Sierra Nevada of California to the Columbia Plateau of Oregon and the Snake River Valley of Idaho. Lake Tahoe is nestled on the border of California and Nevada. Read full story.

NASA's TESS Mission Hopes to Find Exoplanets Beyond Our Solar System

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Apr 13, 2018

The worlds orbiting other stars are called exoplanets, and they come in a wide variety of sizes, from gas giants larger than Jupiter to small, rocky planets about as big around as Earth or Mars. This rocky super-Earth is an illustration of the type of planets future telescopes, like NASA's TESS, hope to find outside our solar system. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

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ISS Daily Summary Report 4/20/2018

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Apr 20, 2018

Mobile Servicing System (MSS) Operations / Material on ISS Experiment Flight Facility (MISSE-FF): Last night the final MISSE Sample Container (MSC) was successfully installed on the MISSE FF. All five MISSE Sample Carriers (MSC) were activated and opened. The Mobile Transporter (MT) was then translated from Work Site (WS)2 to WS6. MISSE Transfer Tray … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report 4/20/2018" Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 4/19/2018

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Apr 19, 2018

Miniature Exercise Device (MED-2): The crew set up cameras in Node 3 to capture video from multiple views of the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device (ARED) and MED-2 hardware. They applied body markers, performed dead lifts and rowing exercises and then transferred the video for downlink. The ISSs exercise equipment is large and bulky, while the … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report 4/19/2018" Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 4/18/2018

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Apr 18, 2018

Ku Control Unit (KCU) Software Transition: Following yesterdays swap to KCU2, running the new R4 software, the KCU2 modem card stopped processing Ku forward commands. An eventual power cycle of the entire KCU2 unit recovered KCU2 forward link. Later the KCU2 modem card once again stopped processing Ku forward commands. Ku was transitioned back to … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report 4/18/2018" Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 4/17/2018

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Apr 17, 2018

Metabolic Tracking (MT): The crew set up the hardware and materials to support two separate sessions of thawing and inoculation today for the MT investigation. They injected the thawed inoculum into multiwell BioCells, and inserted them into a NanoRacks Plate Reader. Samples were placed into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report 4/17/2018" Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 4/16/2018

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Apr 16, 2018

Metabolic Tracking (MT): Earlier today the crew set up the MT hardware and materials for thawing and inoculation. They then injected the thawed inoculum into multiwell BioCells, and inserted them into a NanoRacks Plate Reader. The crew also took samples from the BioCell B group and placed them into a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory … Continue reading "ISS Daily Summary Report 4/16/2018" Read full story.

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