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NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return to Earth After 197-Day Mission in Space

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Dec 19, 2018

Three members of the International Space Stations Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan. Read full story.

NASA Administrator Statement on Passing of Rona Ramon

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Dec 17, 2018

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the passing of Rona Ramon, widow of Ilan Ramon: Read full story.

Bettina Incln Named to Head NASA Office of Communications

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Dec 17, 2018

Bettina Incln has been named by Administrator Jim Bridenstine to be NASAs Associate Administrator for Communications. Read full story.

NASA Begins Americas New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

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Dec 17, 2018

NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy administrator, Jim Morhard, and chief financial officer, Jeff DeWit, in 2018. Their focus is on firmly establishing the groundwork to send Americans back to the Moon sustainably, with plans to use the agencys lunar experience to prepare to send astronauts to Mars. Read full story.

NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch with US Partner Rocket Lab

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Dec 17, 2018

A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations, following launch Sunday of Rocket Labs first mission for NASA under a Venture Class Launch Services (VCLS) contract. Read full story.

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NASA, National Science Foundation Announce Support for White House STEM Engagement Plan

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Dec 4, 2018

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with other federal agencies, have committed to a White House-led effort to strengthen education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read full story.

Radio JOVE From NASA: Tuning In to Your Local Celestial Radio Show

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Dec 4, 2018

What does Jupiter sound like? If you had to take a guess, would you imagine the sharp staccato of popcorn popping? The slow static of waves reaching the shore? The universe is full of radio emissions, and all you need to hear them for yourself is a box the size of a DVD player. Read full story.

Florida Students to Speak with First Cuban-American Astronaut on Space Station

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Dec 4, 2018

Elementary school students from Florida will talk live this week with the first Cuban-American astronaut to live and work aboard the International Space Station. Read full story.

NASA Selects Universities for New Rapid Response Research Programs, Space Station Flight Opportunity

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Nov 15, 2018

Research looking into resources from the Moon and Mars, improving gene testing and creating technology for advanced missions to Venus are among several projects selected to receive awards from NASA's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Read full story.

New York Students to Speak with Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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Nov 13, 2018

NASA astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor, currently orbiting Earth as part of the International Space Stations Expedition 57 crew, will answer questions from students at New Yorks University Prep Charter High School at 11:05 a.m. EST Friday, Nov. 16. Read full story.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8's Launch Into History

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Dec 21, 2018

Fifty years ago on Dec. 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center at 7:51 a.m. ES). Read full story.

Station Crew Back on Earth After 197-Day Space Mission

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Dec 20, 2018

Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members. Read full story.

SpaceXs Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket

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Dec 19, 2018

SpaceXs Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the companys hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019. Read full story.

Testing the Space Launch System

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Dec 18, 2018

Engineers built a tank identical to the Space Launch System tank that will be flown on Exploration Mission-1, the first flight of Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft for testing. Read full story.

115 Years of Flight

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Dec 17, 2018

For most of human history, we mortals have dreamed of taking to the skies. Then, 115 years ago on on December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved the impossbile. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

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ISS Daily Summary Report 12/19/2018

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Dec 19, 2018

55 Soyuz (55S) Undock and Landing: The 55S crew, Sergey Prokopev, Alexander Gerst, and Serena Aun -Chancellor, are scheduled to return to Earth tonight. Undock is scheduled for 7:40 PM CT with landing at 11:03 PM CT. The crew is scheduled to arrive at Ellington on Friday, December 21. Bone Densitometer Calibration: The crew performed …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/18/2018

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Dec 18, 2018

Change of Command Ceremony: Expedition 57 CDR Alexander Gerst handed off station command to Expedition 58 CDR Oleg Kononenko this afternoon. The Expedition 57 Crew (Alexander Gerst, Sergey Prokopev, Serena Aun-Chancellor) are scheduled to undock from ISS tomorrow, December 19 at 7:40PM CT with landing set to occur at 11:03PM CT. Advanced Plant Experiment-05 (APEX-05): …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/17/2018

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Dec 17, 2018

Airway Monitoring: Today the crew performed the setup activities for the upcoming Airway Monitoring US Lab (ambient) session. The Airway Monitoring investigation aims to determine in detail the pulmonary nitric oxide (NO) turnover in weightlessness and in combined weightless, hypobaric and hypoxic environments. The goal is also to determine the lung diffusion capacity for NO …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/14/2018

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Dec 14, 2018

Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers removed the Molecular Muscle samples from the Kubik-5 facility and inserted the samples into the MELFI-3 (Minus Eighty-Degree Laboratory Freezer for ISS). Telemetry data for Kubik-05 was downloaded and both the primary and back up units were deinstalled and stowed. The Molecular Muscle investigation examines the molecular causes of muscle abnormalities during …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/13/2018

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Dec 13, 2018

ICE Cubes (International Commercial Experiment Cubes): A crewmember removed Experiment Cubes (Cube set #2) from the ICE Cubes facility and installed the new set of Cubes (Cube set #1) that were flown on SPX-16. The ICE Cubes Facility is a capable experiment platform that offers flexibility to host many different experiments for research, technology demonstration …  Read full story.

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