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NASA Selects Companies to Collect Lunar Resources for Artemis Demonstrations

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Dec 3, 2020

NASA has selected four companies to collect space resources and transfer ownership to the agency: Lunar Outpost of Golden, Colorado; Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California; ispace Europe of Luxembourg; and ispace Japan of Tokyo. Overall, the new NASA contracts with these companies totals $25,001. Read full story.

Students to Ask Questions to NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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Dec 1, 2020

Students from across the nation will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronaut Victor Glover aboard the International Space Station. Read full story.

NASA Highlights New Findings, Upcoming Missions at Virtual AGU Meeting

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Dec 1, 2020

NASA and researchers from around the world will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 1-17, held virtually this year. Read full story.

NASA Will Name Companies Selected to Collect Lunar Resources Under Artemis Program

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Dec 1, 2020

NASA will hold a media teleconference Thursday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m. EST to announce the companies it has selected to collect lunar resources as part of the Artemis program. Read full story.

NASA Awards Contract for Flight and Integration Services

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Nov 30, 2020

NASA has selected Virgin Galactic LLC of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Masten Space Systems Inc. of Mojave, California, to provide flight and integration services for payloads chosen by the agencys Flight Opportunities program, which is managed at the agencys Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. Read full story.

NASA Education News

NASA Education News Feed

Students to Ask Questions to NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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Dec 1, 2020

Students from across the nation will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronaut Victor Glover aboard the International Space Station. Read full story.

Take Flight with Latest NASA Space Crafts Activities on Aeronautics

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Nov 19, 2020

You can craft and color a paper airplane of your own, as well as other NASA aviation innovations Read full story.

NASA Langley Wants Virtual-Inspired Art for 2021 Student Art Contest

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Nov 4, 2020

The Art Contest submission period beginsDec. 1, 2020and concludes onDec. 31, 2020 at midnight EST. Read full story.

NASA to Provide Coverage of 71st International Astronautical Congress

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Oct 8, 2020

NASA will broadcast key events, including an Artemis program update, of the 71st International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which takes place virtually Monday, Oct. 12, through Wednesday, Oct. 14. Read full story.

NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station to Answer Questions from High School Students

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Sep 30, 2020

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, currently aboard the International Space Station, will answer questions posed by high school students from across the nation this week. Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

NASA Image of the Day Feed

Relaxing Inside the Space Station's Window to the World

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Dec 3, 2020

JAXA and Expedition 64 astronaut Soichi Noguchi relaxes at the end of the work day inside the seven-windowed cupola on the International Space Station. Read full story.

Awakening Newborn Stars

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Dec 2, 2020

Lying inside our home galaxy, the Milky Way, this HerbigHaro object is a turbulent birthing ground for new stars in a region known as the Orion B molecular cloud complex, located 1,350 light-years away. Read full story.

Earth May Be Surrounded by Hairy Dark Matter

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Dec 1, 2020

This illustration shows Earth surrounded by theoretical filaments of dark matter called "hairs." Read full story.

Carol Harrison: Seeing the Beauty in All Things

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Nov 30, 2020

Carol Carol "Bird Song" Harrison is a a quality assurance specialist (QAS) working in the Mission Assurance Branch at NASA's Langley Research Center. Read full story.

It's Black Hole Friday!

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Nov 27, 2020

What is a black hole? A black hole is an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape it. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

International Space Station Reports Feed

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/02/2020

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Dec 2, 2020

Payloads JEM Airlock (Japanese Experiment Module): The crew removed the JEM ORU Transfer Interface (JOTI) from the JEM Airlock. Kibo’s airlock is dedicated to goods and cannot accommodate people. The maximum size of an item that can pass through this airlock is 576x830x800 mm. The airlock attached to the Kibo’s Pressurized Module (PM) will be …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 12/01/2020

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Dec 1, 2020

Payloads Plant Habitat-02: The crew cleaned the Plant Habitat-02 facility. Assessment of Nutritional Value and Growth Parameters of Space-grown Plants (Plant Habitat-02) cultivates radishes as a model plant that is nutritious and edible, has a short cultivation time, and is genetically similar to Arabidopsis, a plant frequently studied in microgravity. Developing the capability for food …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 11/30/2020

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Nov 30, 2020

Payloads Airborne Particulate Monitor (APM): The Crew transferred data from APM internal SD card to the Space Station Computer (SSC), then removed the APM from Node 3 and installed in Node 2. Air quality in crewed spacecraft is important for keeping astronauts healthy and comfortable. Although requirements exist for maximum allowable concentrations of particulate matter, …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 11/27/2020

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Nov 27, 2020

Payloads Drop Vibration: The crew continued with the Drop Vibration experiment. These tests occurred at several different frequencies and on different substrates. Inertial Spreading with Vibration and Water Coalescence (Drop Vibration) examines the behavior of big liquid drops whose perimeter of contact, called the contact line, moves rapidly as the drops change shape either forced …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 11/25/2020

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Nov 25, 2020

Payloads Atmosphere Revitalization System (ARS): Today the crew installed the carbon dioxide sensor adlink for Node 3 use. These activities are being performed in preparation for Thermal Amine Scrubber (TAS). The TAS system tests a method to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from air on-board the ISS, using actively heated and cooled amine beds. Controlling CO2levels …  Read full story.

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