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[NASA HQ News] NASA to Commemorate 55th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

July 12th 2024 PDT

NASA to Commemorate 55th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing *JUL 12, 2024* *MEDIA ADVISORY M24-097* Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969. The Lunar Module is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the moon. Credit: NASA As the agency explores more of the Moon than ever before under the Artemis campaign, NASA will celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first astronauts la ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA Remembers Retired Astronaut, US Air Force Pilot Joe Engle

July 11th 2024 PDT

July 11, 2024   *RELEASE: 24-095* * * *NASA Remembers Retired Astronaut, US Air Force Pilot Joe Engle * * * Portrait of retired NASA astronaut Joe Engle wearing flight suit in front of an X-15 fighter circa 1963. * * Retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Joe Engle died July 10, surrounded by his family at home in Houston. Among his many honors, he is the only astronaut to pilot both the X-15 and space shuttle. He was 91.   Engle became an astronaut at age 32 while flying the X-15 ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA Deputy Administrator Strengthens Ties in Japan, Republic of Korea

July 10th 2024 PDT

NASA Deputy Administrator Strengthens Ties in Japan, Republic of Korea *JUL 10, 2024* *MEDIA ADVISORY M24-096* NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy gives keynote remarks during the 37th Space Symposium, April 5, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy will visit Japan and the Republic of Korea beginning Thursday, July 11, to underscore the critical role of international cooperation in advancing space exploration and technology development. During her week ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA Administrator, Leaders to Discuss Space-Based Cancer Research

July 10th 2024 PDT

NASA Administrator, Leaders to Discuss Space-Based Cancer Research *JUL 10, 2024* *MEDIA ADVISORY M24-095* NASA Administrator Bill Nelson delivers remarks during an event with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to highlight how the agencies are making progress toward the Biden Cancer Moonshot on March 21 in the Earth Information Center at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. NASA is working with agencies and researchers across the federal government to help cut ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA, Boeing Provide Next Update on Space Station Crew Flight Test

July 8th 2024 PDT

July 8, 2024   *MEDIA ADVISORY: M24-093* * * *NASA, Boeing Provide Next Update on Space Station Crew Flight Test* * * Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, with NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams aboard, approaches the International Space Station for an autonomous docking as it orbited 257 miles above the South Pacific Ocean. * * Leadership from NASA and Boeing will participate in a media briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the agency’s Crew Flight Test at the Internat ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA to Cover Northrop Grumman?s 20th Cargo Space Station Departure

July 8th 2024 PDT

July 8, 2024 * * *MEDIA ADVISORY: M24-092* *NASA to Cover Northrop Grumman’s 20th Cargo Space Station Departure* * * Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft and the International Space Station above western Mongolia (Credits: NASA).   Northrop Grumman’s uncrewed Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Friday, July 12, five and a half months after delivering more than 8,200 pounds of supplies, scientific investigatio ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA Announces its Artemis II Backup Crew Member for Moon Mission

July 3rd 2024 PDT

NASA Announces its Artemis II Backup Crew Member for Moon Mission *JUL 03, 2024* *RELEASE 24-092* NASA astronaut Andre Douglas poses for a portrait at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Credits: NASA/Josh Valcarcel NASA has selected astronaut Andre Douglas as its backup crew member for the agency’s Artemis II test flight, the first crewed mission under NASA’s Artemis campaign. Douglas will train alongside NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman, Victor Glover, and Christina Koch, and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] Volunteer Crew to Exit NASA?s Simulated Mars Habitat After 378 Days

July 2nd 2024 PDT

July 2, 2024    *ADVISORY: M24-087***   *Volunteer Crew to Exit NASA’s Simulated Mars Habitat After 378 Days * The first CHAPEA mission crew members who have been living and working inside NASA’s first simulated yearlong Mars habitat mission are set to exit their ground-based home on Saturday, July 6.   The four volunteers who have been living and working inside NASA’s first simulated yearlong Mars habitat mission are set to exit their gro ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Space Telescope Mission

July 2nd 2024 PDT

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Space Telescope Mission *JUL 02, 2024* *CONTRACT RELEASE C24-026* Credits: NASA NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the COSI (Compton Spectrometer and Imager) mission. The firm-fixed-price contract has a value of approximately $69 million, which includes launch services and other mission related costs. The COSI mission currently is targeted to launch August 2027 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 ro ...Continue Reading

[NASA HQ News] NASA?s Boeing Test Flight Crew to Discuss Starliner Mission from Space

July 2nd 2024 PDT

July 2, 2024 *MEDIA ADVISORY: M24-090* *NASA’s Boeing Test Flight Crew to Discuss Starliner Mission from Space*** * * NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts (from top) Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams inside the vestibule between the forward port on the International Space Station’s Harmony module and the Starliner spacecraft (Credits: NASA). Media are invited to hear from NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test astronauts discussing their miss ...Continue Reading