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NASA Awards Contract for Construction, Maintenance, Environmental, Testing Services
NASA has selected Firelake-Arrowhead NASA Services of Lenexa, Kansas, to perform facility management, surveying, energy management, life safety code compliance and environmental management services for the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
New Mexico Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Students from six schools in Alamogordo, New Mexico, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 21.
Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station
Students in central Minnesota will speak with NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:35 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 20.
NASA Invites Media to Upcoming Space Station Cargo Launch
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of supplies and equipment, including science investigations, to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than April.
NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk at the International Space Station
Two astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, to move components for the station’s robotic system into long-term storage. Live coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
Texas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Students from Highland Village, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 1:10 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 14.
NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage
Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station.
NASA Acting Administrator Statement on Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal
Statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the Fiscal Year 2019 agency budget proposal.
Texas Educators to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station
Pre-service teachers from Houston, Texas, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:35 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 13.
Feb. 12 ‘State of NASA’ Events Highlight Agency Goals for Space Exploration
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Monday, Feb. 12, to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s work.


Image of the Day

Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations
See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Clyde Foster
In June 1975, Marshall management named Clyde Foster to the position of director of the Equal Opportunity Office where he directed and administered a comprehensive program to assure equal opportunity in the conduct of all operations undertaken by the Center and its contractors.
An Icy Heart
Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest running survey of the state of polar ice, shattered records in 2017.
Preparing for Space
In this image from 2009, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson is attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
The State of NASA
Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot discusses the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal during a State of NASA address Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.
A View of the Winter Olympics From Above
Since the Winter Olympics were first held in 1924, they only have been hosted twice in Asia, both times in Japan. This year the games will find a new home in South Korea, in the northeastern cities of Pyeongchang and Gangneung, visible in this natural-color image acquired on Jan. 26, 2018.
Splitting Slope Streaks
This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows streaks forming on slopes when dust cascades downhill.
Columbus: Celebrating 10 Years of Science on Station
The European Space Agency's Columbus module celebrates 10 years of science on the International Space Station.
December 2006: Constructing the Space Station
NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in Dec. 2006.
A Lunar Tribute to Former NASA Chief Exploration Scientist
Lunar crater is named after former NASA chief exploration scientist.


Science News

Greenhouses for Mars
When humans go to the Moon or Mars, they'll probably take plants with them. NASA-supported researchers are learning how greenhouses work on other planets.
Electric Border Collie
Using electric fields, NASA-supported researchers are learning to herd microbes for the benefit of astronauts and Homeland Security.
The Hidden Life of Thunderstorms
Scientists are sending unmanned aircraft into electrical storms to learn more about their mysterious inner workings.
Storm Warnings
A new device onboard two NASA satellites could improve 3- to 12-hour forecasts of severe weather.
Mercury Transits Sun
Mark your calendar: On Wednesday, November 8, the planet Mercury will pass directly in front the Sun.
Houston, We Have a Solution
New research aboard the space station aims to adapt a tried-and-true repair tool to weightlessness.
Membranes on Mars
New membranes developed by NASA-funded researchers could help people go to Mars--and clean the air here on Earth.
Spooky Atomic Clocks
NASA-supported researchers hope to improve high-precision clocks by entangling their atoms.
A New Form of Matter: II
NASA-supported researchers have discovered a weird new phase of matter called fermionic condensates.
Resilient Rockets
Spacecraft and automobiles could benefit from a new NASA technology that protects the insides of scorching-hot engines.