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NASA Highlights Science, Business on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

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Sep 21, 2020

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss science investigations, technology demonstrations, and commercial products launching on Northrop Grummans 14th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station. Read full story.

NASA Publishes Artemis Plan to Land First Woman, Next Man on Moon in 2024

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Sep 21, 2020

Following a series of critical contract awards and hardware milestones, NASA has shared an update on its Artemis program, including the latest Phase 1 plans to land the first woman and the next man on the surface of the Moon in 2024. Read full story.

NASA to Discuss Early Artemis Exploration Plans with Media

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Sep 21, 2020

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will discuss the agencys latest Artemis program exploration plans during a media teleconference today at 5 p.m. EDT. Read full story.

NASA Invites Media to Launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Satellite from West Coast

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Sep 18, 2020

Media accreditation is open for the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, an international collaboration between NASA and several partners. Read full story.

NASA to Host Preview Briefings, Interviews for First Crew Rotation Mission with SpaceX

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Sep 17, 2020

NASA will highlight the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station with a trio of news conferences beginning 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29. Read full story.

NASA Education News

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NASA Goddards First Virtual Interns Reflect on Their Summer Experience

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Sep 8, 2020

Interns who successfully worked in Goddard's first all-virtual internship share their experiences. Read full story.

NASA Langley Produces Popular Educational Videos for Virginia Public Media Station

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Aug 27, 2020

NASA Langley produced a series of videos for Virginia Public Media, the PBS TV and NPR radio affiliate for Richmond, Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. Read full story.

Space Grant Embarks Upon Exciting Program-Level Evaluation Pilot

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Aug 26, 2020

The purpose of these awards will be to pilot an approach over the next 2 years to assess the degree by which the Space Grant goals, and objectives have been met across the Programs implementation. Read full story.

NASA Awards Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Improve Participation in Engineering

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Aug 24, 2020

NASA has awarded 14 planning grants to Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through its Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP), part of the agencys Office of STEM Engagement. Read full story.

Making the Most of a Virtual NASA Internship

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Jul 21, 2020

To maintain steady progress with projects, NASA Langley decided to allow their interns to work remotely from their residences. Many of these interns work on important upcoming missions. Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

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Moon Shadow Over Jupiter

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Sep 18, 2020

Jupiter's volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Read full story.

Franklin Chang-Diaz Performs a Spacewalk on the STS-111 Mission

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Sep 18, 2020

In this mage from June 2002, astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a grapple fixture during a spacewalk to perform work on the International Space Station. Read full story.

A New View of Jupiter's Storms

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Sep 17, 2020

A unique and exciting detail of Hubbles snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm traveling around the planet at 350 miles per hour. Read full story.

NASA Image Shows Fires, Hurricanes Across the U.S.

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Sep 16, 2020

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of the United States on Sep. 15, 2020, showing the fires in the West, the smoke from those fires drifting over the country, several hurricanes converging from different angles. Read full story.

Frank Rubio: From Pilot to Doctor to Astronaut

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Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Frank Rubio was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. He reported for duty in August 2017 and having completed the initial astronaut candidate training is now eligible for a mission assignment. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

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ISS Daily Summary Report 9/18/2020

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Sep 18, 2020

Payloads ISS HAM: The crew initiated an ISS HAM contact with Avellaneda Ikastetxea school, Sodupe, Spain. ISS Ham Radio provides opportunities to engage and educate students, teachers, parents and other members of the community in science, technology, engineering and math by providing a means to communicate between astronauts and the ground HAM radio units. Packed …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/17/2020

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Sep 17, 2020

Payloads Genes in Space-6: The crew performed a checkout of the miniPCR16s S/N 001 and S/N 002 with updated software on SSC 6 and miniPCR16 S/N 002 on SSC13. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) damage caused by increased exposure to radiation can affect the long-term health of astronauts. Genes in Space-6 determines the optimal DNA repair mechanisms …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/16/2020

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Sep 16, 2020

Payloads MUSES (Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility): The crew performed the MUSES Server Vent Cleaning. MUSES is an Earth imaging platform, as part of the companys new commercial space-based digital imaging business. MUSES hosts earth-viewing instruments (Hosted Payloads), such as high-resolution digital cameras, hyperspectral imagers, and provides precision pointing and other accommodations. It …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/15/2020

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Sep 15, 2020

Payloads ELF (Electro-static Levitation Furnace): The crew configured cables to allow ground teams to initiate a software updates to the ELF Z-book. ELF is an experimental facility designed to levitate, melt and solidify materials by containerless processing techniques using the electrostatic levitation method. With this facility thermophysical properties of high temperature melts can be measured …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/14/2020

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Sep 14, 2020

Payloads Burning Rate Emulator (BRE): The crew reconfigured the ACME hardware in preparation for BRE experiment runs. This includes swapping in Igniter Arm #2. The Burning Rate Emulator (BRE) investigation is conducted in the Combustion Integrated Rack (CIR) on the International Space Station (ISS), as part of the Advanced Combustion via Microgravity Experiments (ACME) project. …  Read full story.

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