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NASA Awards Contract for Administrative Support Services

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NASA has selected Hanks, Hanks and Associates, LLC of Washington to provide professional administrative support services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama and its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Center Administrative Support Services contract award resulted from competition under the 8(a) set-aside program for small businesses holding a valid

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Receives First Mirror Installation

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NASA Statements on Katherine Johnson’s Medal of Freedom

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The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden about former NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Tuesday: “Katherine Johnson once remarked that even though she grew up in the height of segregation, she didn’t think much about it because ‘I didn’t have time for that… don’t

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NASA TV to Air Event Marking Arrival of Test Orion Powerhouse

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NASA Television will broadcast an event marking the arrival of a full-size test version of the service module provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at 12:30 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 30 at the agency’s Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. The structural test article of the European service module

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NASA TV Coverage Set for Fourth Orbital ATK Resupply Mission to Space Station

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NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK is targeting Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage of the launch begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. The company’s Cygnus spacecraft is set to lift off on a United Launch Alliance

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NASA Announces Early Stage Innovations Space Technology Research Grants

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NASA has selected 15 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program. The Early Stage Innovations awards from NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth as much as $500,000 each. Universities have two to three years to work on their proposed research and

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NASA Awards Contract to Restart Development of Engines to Power Agency’s Journey to Mars

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NASA selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agency’s Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions, including to an

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Mars rover steers toward active sand dunes

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The Curiosity rover’s next destination is a moving mound of wind-blown dark sand blanketing the base of Mount Sharp, the focal point of the Mars mission’s research, scientists said this week. It will take a few days to reach the dunes, and rover drivers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory must be careful to avoid guiding

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“Planetary Nebulae” receive more meaningful physical presence

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