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NASA Awards Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 Spacecraft Contract

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Jul 2, 2020

NASA has awarded the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 (TSIS-2) Spacecraft contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group of San Diego, California. Read full story.

NASA Names Joel Montalbano International Space Station Program Manager

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Jun 30, 2020

Kathy Lueders, NASAs associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has named Joel Montalbano as manager of the International Space Station Program. The appointment was effective June 29 following the June 26 retirement of Kirk Shireman, who held the position since 2015. Read full story.

NASA Science Hosts Public Town Hall to Provide Updates

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Jun 30, 2020

NASAs Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, to discuss updates on the agencys science activities. Read full story.

NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses

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Jun 30, 2020

NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agencys Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. Read full story.

NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions

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Jun 29, 2020

NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket boosters to support as many as six additional flights, for a total of up to nine Artemis missions. Read full story.

NASA Education News

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Students from Across US to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

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Jun 16, 2020

Students from across the nation will have an opportunity this week to ask questions of NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 1:10 p.m. EDT Friday, June 19, on NASA Television and the agencys website. Read full story.

NASA Highlights Student Participants in Spacesuit Technology Challenge

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Jun 8, 2020

Media are invited to attend virtual student presentations for the NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technology for Students (NASA SUITS) challenge at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 11. Read full story.

NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic Launch America

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May 21, 2020

NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011. Read full story.

NASA Funds Artemis Student Challenges to Inspire Space Exploration

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May 7, 2020

NASA will award nearly $2.4 million to universities as part of the Artemis Student Challenges, a bold new initiative to inspire the next generation the Artemis Generation. Read full story.

Educators to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

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May 1, 2020

Educators from across the nation will have an opportunity next week to talk with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Read full story.

NASA Image of the Day

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July 4, 1997: Sojourner Arrives on the Red Planet

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Jul 1, 2020

Hitching a ride on the Mars Pathfinder mission, the Sojourner rover arrived on Mars on July 4, 1997. Read full story.

A Day's Work: Robert Behnken Updates Power Systems on the Station

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Jul 1, 2020

On June 26, 2020, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy conducted the first of two spacewalks to swap batteries and upgrade power systems on the International Space Station. Read full story.

An Astronaut's View of Work

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Jun 29, 2020

Spacewalkers Bob Behnken (left) and Chris Cassidy (right) in the Quest Airlock on June 26, 2020, before beginning a spacewalk to replace batteries on one of two power channels on the International Space Station. Read full story.

Hubble Captures Galaxy on Edge

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Jun 26, 2020

We dont see the beautiful spiral arms of galaxy NGC 5907 in this Hubble image because we are viewing it edge-on, like looking at the rim of a plate. It is for this reason that NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge galaxy. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

International Space Station Reports Feed

ISS Daily Summary Report 7/01/2020

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Jul 1, 2020

Systems USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #66/S6 Battery EVA #2: Chris Cassidy (EV1) and Bob Behnken (EV2) performed a 6 hour 1 minute EVA that completed the following tasks in support of the S6 Channel 1B battery transition from nickel hydrogen (NiH2) to lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries: Li-ion Battery D from EP to S6 IEA Slot 6 …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 6/30/2020

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Jun 30, 2020

Payloads Plant Habitat-02 Latch Evaluation: Following issues experienced with the Environmental Control System (ECS) installation a few weeks ago, the crew performed a more detailed inspection of the failed locking mechanism on the new ECS. The inspection went well and the crew was able to lock and unlock the ECS system in the current configuration. …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 6/29/2020

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Jun 29, 2020

Payloads MELFI 1/2/3 Nitrogen pressure check: The crew performed a routine pressure check on the 3 MELFI units on board ISS. These checks are performed every 6 months to make sure the expected ~9000-10000 kPa is present in the units. The MELFIs use nitrogen as a working fluid to achieve temperature set points as cold …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 6/26/2020

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Jun 26, 2020

Systems USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #65/S6 Battery EVA #1: Chris Cassidy (EV1) and Bob Behnken (EV2) performed a 6 hour 7 minute EVA that completed the following tasks in support of the S6 Channel 1B battery transition from nickel hydrogen to lithium-ion batteries: NiH2 Battery 1 from S6 IEA to External Pallet (EP) Li-Ion Battery …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 6/25/2020

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Jun 25, 2020

Payloads Radiation Dosimetry Inside ISS-Neutrons (RADI-N2): The crew retrieved all the RADIN-N2 dosimeters from the Russian crew and installed them in the Cupola. The objective of this Canadian Space Agency investigation is to better characterize the ISS neutron environment, define the risk posed to the crew members health, and provide the data necessary to develop …  Read full story.

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