NASA Breaking News
13 Nov 2016
  • NASA Awards Contract for Flight Operations Support
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:00 EST
    NASA has awarded contracts to nine companies to provide specialized engineering, aeronautics, and manufacturing support for Flight Operations Directorate work, facilities, and aircraft at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
  • Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch Nov. 17, Watch Live on NASA TV
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 11:16 EST
    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will launch Thursday, Nov. 17, for a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
  • NASA Small Satellites Set to Take a Fresh Look at Earth
    Mon, 07 Nov 2016 13:16 EST
    Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet.
  • NASA Announces Media Briefing on New Hurricane Mission
    Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:06 EDT
    NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites that will gather never-before-seen details on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes.
  • NASA to Hold Media Call on New Small Satellite Missions to Study Earth
    Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:24 EDT
    NASA will host a teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EST Monday, Nov. 7, to preview several Earth science missions using small satellites heading into space, starting this year, to help us better understand our home planet.
  • NASA Sets GOES-R/Atlas V Launch Events Coverage
    Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:30 EDT
    The first spacecraft in a new series of NASA-built advanced geostationary weather satellites is set to launch into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Wednesday, Nov. 16. The two-hour launch window opens at 4:42 p.m. EST. Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
  • NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Safely Return From the Space Station
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:24 EDT
    NASA astronaut and Expedition 49 crew member Kate Rubins, who became the first person to sequence DNA in space, returned to Earth Saturday after a successful mission aboard the International Space Station.
  • NASA TV to Broadcast Agency Innovation Mission Day Keynote
    Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:47 EDT
    NASA will host an agencywide event Tuesday, Nov. 1, highlighting innovation by NASA employees. NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman will discuss the importance of encouraging collaboration across the agency, and this keynote presentation will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website at noon EDT.
  • Washington Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:45 EDT
    Students will gather at National Geographic’s headquarters in Washington for an opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut currently living and working aboard the International Space Station. at noon EDT Thursday, Nov. 3. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
  • NASA Invites Media to Meet New Science Directorate Chief
    Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:13 EDT
    Media are invited to meet Thomas Zurbuchen, recently named the associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and ask questions in person or via phone during an informal brown bag lunch at noon EDT Monday, Oct. 31. The event will be held at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington.