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NASAs Perseverance Drives on Mars Terrain for First Time

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Mar 5, 2021

NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Mars March 4, covering 21.3 feet (6.5 meters) across the Martian landscape. Read full story.

NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to Next Commercial Crew Launch

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Mar 5, 2021

Media accreditation is now open for NASAs SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station. Read full story.

NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return

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Mar 4, 2021

NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland, to provide propulsion support and products for spaceflight missions at the agencys Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Read full story.

NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance Firsts Since Mars Landing

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Mar 3, 2021

Since NASAs Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for the unpaved road ahead. Read full story.

Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

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Feb 27, 2021

In celebration of Black History Month, NASA astronaut Victor Glover welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the International Space Station for a virtual chat. Read full story.

NASA Education News

NASA Education News Feed

NASA Langley Interns Share What Black History Month Means to Them

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Feb 18, 2021

Current interns inspired by NASA Langleys Hidden Figures hope they will inspire others in the future. Read full story.

NASA, NSF Sign Agreement to Advance Space, Earth, Biological, Physical Sciences

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Jan 7, 2021

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding affirming the agencies intent to continue their longstanding partnership in mutually beneficial research activities advancing space, Earth, biological, and physical sciences to further U.S. national space policy and promote the progress of science. 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.

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 Image of the Day

NASA Image of the Day Feed

Hypergiant Star Canis Majoris

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Mar 5, 2021

This artist's impression of hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris shows the star's vast convection cells and violent ejections. Read full story.

Hubble: 30 Years and Counting

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Mar 4, 2021

It's March 2021 and in about another month the Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 31 years in space observing the universe. Read full story.

NASA and the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

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Mar 3, 2021

Did you know that NASA's Kennedy Space Center shares its home with the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge? Read full story.

Kelly Latimer: Dryden's First Female Research Test Pilot

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Mar 2, 2021

Kelly J. Latimer was a research pilot in the Flight Crew Branch of NASA's Dryden (now Armstrong) Flight Research Center. Read full story.

Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters Sign Installation

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Mar 1, 2021

On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters sign is installed ahead of the building naming ceremony. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

International Space Station Reports Feed

ISS Daily Summary Report 3/04/2021

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Mar 4, 2021

Payloads Exploration Environmental Control and Life Support System: Brine Processor System (BPA): The crew installed the BPA hardware. The Exploration ECLSS: BPA is designed to improve water recycling on the ISS and boosts the efficiency of water recycling for the Artemis generation. Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): The crew performed a …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 3/03/2021

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Mar 3, 2021

Payloads Exploration Environmental Control and Life Support System: Brine Processor System (BPA): The crew routed the power cable to the BPA hardware. The BPA is designed to improve water recycling on the International Space Station and boost the efficiency of water recycling for the Artemis generation. Dose Distribution Inside the ISS – 3D (DOSIS-3D): The …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 3/02/2021

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Mar 2, 2021

Payloads Actiwatch Plus: A crewmember connected Actiwatch units to the Human Research Facility (HRF)-2 rack to allow ground teams to downlink data. The Actiwatch is a waterproof, nonintrusive, sleep-wake activity monitor worn on the wrist of a crewmember. The device contains a miniature uniaxial accelerometer that produces a signal as the subject moves. The data …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 3/01/2021

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Mar 1, 2021

Payloads Sally Ride Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle Schools (EarthKAM): A crewmember performed a setup and activation of the EarthKam hardware in Node-2. EarthKAM allows thousands of students to photograph and examine Earth from a space crew’s perspective. Using the Internet, the students control a special digital camera mounted on-board the ISS. This enables them …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 2/28/2021

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Feb 28, 2021

USOS Extravehicular Activity (EVA) #71 ISS Roll Out Solar Array (IROSA) Prep: Today, EV1 Kate Rubins and EV2 Victor Glover performed a 7 hour 4 minute EVA and completed the following tasks in support of the IROSA Prep EVA: Build the 2B Upper Bracket Install the 2B Center Pad to Mast Canister Install the …  Read full story.

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