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Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

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Sep 21, 2018

Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. Read full story.

NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

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Sep 20, 2018

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft. Read full story.

NASA Updates Preview Briefing for International Space Station Spacewalks, Live Coverage

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Sep 19, 2018

Experts from NASA will preview two upcoming spacewalks outside the International Space Station to continue upgrades to the orbiting laboratorys power system in a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 27, at the agencys Johnson Space Center in Houston. Read full story.

NASA Hosts Science Chat on Upcoming Historic Planetary Encounter

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Sep 17, 2018

Members of NASAs New Horizons spacecraft team will host a Science Chat at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 19, on humanitys farthest planetary flyby, scheduled to occur Jan. 1 when the spacecraft encounters a mysterious object in the Kuiper Belt nicknamed Ultima Thule. Read full story.

NASA Names Holly Ridings New Chief Flight Director

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Sep 17, 2018

NASA has named Holly Ridings its new chief flight director, making her the first woman to lead the elite group that directs human spaceflight missions from the Mission Control Center at NASAs Johnson Space Center in Houston. Read full story.

NASA Education News

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Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

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Sep 21, 2018

Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week. Read full story.

NASA Awards Fellowships to 12 Graduate Students

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Sep 14, 2018

NASA Fellowship Activity has awarded fellowships through NASAs Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) and Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) to 12 graduate students totaling $1.9 million to conduct research and contribute directly to NASAs work and mission. Read full story.

Va. Space Flight Academy Summer Space Camps Draw Record Numbers of Students

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Aug 30, 2018

Virginia Space Flight Academy (VSFA) reached a major milestone this year, celebrating 20 years of operating week-long residential space camps and technology-based programs for young people in the Delmarva region, the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the United States. Read full story.

South Dakota, Texas Students to Speak with Astronauts on International Space Station

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Aug 24, 2018

University and middle school students from South Dakota, and junior high students from Texas, will talk live with astronauts on the International Space Station next week. Read full story.

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.

NASA Image of the Day

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Small Satellite Demonstrates Possible Solution for 'Space Junk'

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Sep 20, 2018

The International Space Station deployed this small satellite for the NanoRacks-Remove Debris investigation, designed to demonstrate an approach to reduce the risks presented by orbital debris or "space junk." Read full story.

First Light Data for NASA's Parker Solar Probe

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Sep 19, 2018

Just over a month into its mission, NASA's Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. These early observations show that each of the instruments is working well. Read full story.

Astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor Examines Her Eyes

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Sep 18, 2018

Astronaut Serena Aun-Chancellor examines her eye with a Funduscope. Read full story.

ICESat-2 Lifts Off to Study Earth's Changing Ice

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Sep 17, 2018

A Delta II rocket launches with NASA's ICESat-2 onboard, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read full story.

Juno Captures Elusive 'Brown Barge'

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Sep 14, 2018

A long, brown oval known as a "brown barge" in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Read full story.

International Space Station Reports

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ISS Daily Summary Report 9/20/2018

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Sep 20, 2018

Service Module (SM) ISS Reboost:This afternoon at 1:05 PM CT, the ISS completed a 17s reboost using the SM main engine.This reboost is the final reboost in a series of three burns to set up proper phasing for 54S landing on October 4th and 56S launch, which will use the 4-orbit rendezvous profile, on October …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/19/2018

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Sep 19, 2018

Biochemical Profile: the crew completed Urine and Blood collections today. The Biochemical Profile investigation tests blood and urine samples obtained from astronauts before, during, and after spaceflight. Specific proteins and chemicals in the samples are used as biomarkers, or indicators of health. Post-flight analysis yields a database of samples and test results which scientists can …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/18/2018

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Sep 18, 2018

Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): The crew checked camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop. BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments of quartz and clay particles. Conducting the research in the microgravity environment of the ISS makes …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/17/2018

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Sep 17, 2018

Microbial Tracking-2: Today a crewmember collected saliva samples for the Microbial Tracking-2 investigation and placed them inside a Minus Eighty Degree Celsius Laboratory Freezer for ISS (MELFI). MT-2 monitors the different types of microbes that are present on ISS over a 1-year period. After the samples return to Earth, a molecular analysis of the RNA …  Read full story.

ISS Daily Summary Report 9/14/2018

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Sep 14, 2018

H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-7 Launch: Todays launch attempt was scrubbed due to a technical issue. Binary Colloidal Alloy Test – Cohesive Sediment (BCAT-CS): The crew checked the camera alignment and focus by viewing the latest BCAT images on a laptop. BCAT-CS focuses on the study of forces between particles that cluster together by using sediments …  Read full story.

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