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NASA to Host Media Briefing on New Ice-Monitoring Mission

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Aug 17, 2018

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), which will fly NASAs most advanced laser altimeter to measure Earths changing ice. Read full story.

NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building

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Aug 13, 2018

NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agencys Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Read full story.

NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

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Aug 12, 2018

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASAs Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. Read full story.

NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Expand STEM Education

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Aug 10, 2018

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) has selected seven Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for cooperative agreement awards totaling nearly $2.3 million. Read full story.

NASA Astronaut to Speak with Students, Parents, Teachers at YouthSpark

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Aug 10, 2018

Students attending Microsofts YouthSpark event will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASAs Year of Education on Station. Read full story.

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NASA Glenn Brings Space Technology to Community STEM Festival

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Aug 16, 2018

NASAs Glenn Research Center, Cleveland Public Library and First Beulah Baptist Church are teaming up to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to the 2018 STEM Festival at First Beulah on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read full story.

Want to Learn More About the Sun? Heres How:

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Aug 11, 2018

Parker Solar Probe, NASAs mission to Touch the Sun may already be on its way, but its never too late to start learning about our nearest star. Read full story.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Girls to Pursue STEAM Careers

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Aug 10, 2018

Girl Up a global leadership initiative of the United Nations Foundation partnered with the U.S. State Department, Google, NASA and others to organize the annual Women in Science camp to provide young girls access to education, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. Read full story.

NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Expand STEM Education

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Aug 10, 2018

NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) has selected seven Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for cooperative agreement awards totaling nearly $2.3 million. Read full story.

NASA Glenn Selects Winners of Drop Tower Challenge

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Aug 8, 2018

NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has selected winners of the 2018 Microgravity Expulsion from Water Experiments Challenge. The winning teams have been invited to participate in the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference in Washington D.C. in November. Read full story.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Kranz!

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Aug 17, 2018

Wishing legendary NASA flight director Gene Kranz the happiest of birthdays! Read full story.

Sun's Magnetic Field Portrayed

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Aug 16, 2018

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) scientists used their computer models to generate a view of the Sun's magnetic field on August 10, 2018. The bright active region right at the central area of the Sun clearly shows a concentration of field lines, as well as the small active region at the Sun's right edge. Read full story.

Auroras: 'Mind-blowing Every Time'

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Aug 15, 2018

Ever wondered what auroras look like from space? Read full story.

Mendocino Complex Fire Shrouds California in Smoke

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Aug 13, 2018

The largest fire in California's history, the Mendocino Complex, is still spewing clouds of smoke across the state. Read full story.

Parker Solar Probe Launches to 'Touch the Sun'

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Aug 13, 2018

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA's Parker Solar Probe on a mission to touch the Sun, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Read full story.

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ISS Daily Summary Report 8/16/2018

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Aug 16, 2018

Russian ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) 45: Yesterday, Artemyev (EV1) and Prokopev (EV2) exited the Docking Compartment (DC)1 at 11:17 AM CDT and completed Russia EVA #45 with a Phased Elapsed Time (PET) of 7 hours and 46 minutes. The crew was able to complete the following tasks: Deployment of 2 nanosatellites Tanyusha-YuZGU Deployment of 2 nanosatellites …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 8/15/2018

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Aug 15, 2018

Russian ExtraVehicular Activity (EVA) 45: Today Artemyev (EV1) and Prokopev (EV2) exited the Docking Compartment (DC)1 at 11:17 AM CDT in order to complete Russia EVA #45. The EVA is on-going and the Russian Crew are working to complete the following tasks: Deployment of 2 nanosatellites Tanyusha-YuZGU [Completed] Deployment of 2 nanosatellites SiriusSat [Completed] Panoramic …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 8/14/2018

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Aug 14, 2018

Biological Experiment Laboratory (BioLab): The crew installed a new BioLab Incubator Door Locking Bolt today. The BioLab is a multiuser research facility located in the Columbus laboratory. Itis used to perform space biology experiments on microorganisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants, and small invertebrates. BioLab allows scientists to gain a better understanding of the effects …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 8/13/2018

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Aug 13, 2018

Microbial Tracking-2 (MT-2): The crew collected saliva and blood samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation. MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period. After the samples are returned to Earth, a molecular analysis of the RNA and DNA will be conducted to identify the specific microbes that …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 8/10/2018

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Aug 10, 2018

Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 9 (J-SSOD#9): Robotics Controllers in Tsukuba, Japan maneuvered the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS) to the Small Satellite Deploy Position and deployed the Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Demonstration (JSSOD)-9 satellites.These satellites are 1U CubeSats and were developed by Bhutan, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The crew supported the …  Read full story.

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