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2014-01-02 12:20:05

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will provide live coverage of the Jan. 7 launch of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft mission to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) On the heels of a successful demonstration flight to the space station in September, Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch the spacecraft on an Antares rocket at 1:55 p.m. EST from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional...

2013-12-24 13:23:50

President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington. The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and engineers beginning their research careers. The award recognizes recipients' exceptional potential for leadership at the...

2013-12-23 16:20:13

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama named five NASA researchers Monday as recipients of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). These recipients, and 97 other federal researchers, will receive their awards in a ceremony early next year in Washington. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The PECASE awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on scientists and...

2013-12-20 23:24:13

NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to Integrated Science Solutions, Inc. (ISSi). ISSi is a successful, certified woman-owned science and engineering small business providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for a variety of government and private customers. Walnut Creek, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 NASA-Dryden Flight Research Center, California has awarded a $9M, 5-year on-site support services contract to...

NASA Holds Top Spot As Best Government Job In America
2013-12-19 10:33:38

[ Watch the Video: NASA Is The Best Government Job Ever: Employee Poll ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being able to literally reach for the stars every day, NASA employees also have the best job in the federal government for the second year running, according to the new Best Place to Work in Government report. The report, produced by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, was based on a survey of nearly 400,000 federal employees conducted...

2013-12-18 12:20:35

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected proposals from informal education institutions in 10 states to further its goal of attracting more students to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They will share approximately $7.7 million in grants through NASA's Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

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2013-12-17 20:20:03

SOURCE: NASA/PR Newswire NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station. NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks. Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft, atop its Antares rocket, now will launch no earlier than January. The postponement of the Antares...

2013-12-06 12:20:21

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The meeting will take place Dec. 9-13 at the Moscone Convention Center, 747 Howard St., in San Francisco. Media registration for the event is open. The briefings will be streamed for registered journalists...

2013-12-03 20:21:25

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from NASA's Planetary Director Jim Green on Tuesday's virtual town hall meeting with the planetary scientific community. During the afternoon call, he outlined and answered questions about the proposed agency restructuring plans to consolidate some of the supporting research and technology activities to ensure a balanced planetary science portfolio for the next decade. (Logo:...

Rover Challenge Issued By NASA To Students
2013-11-30 04:16:39

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students, some of whom will have only recently earned their driver’s licenses, will soon have the opportunity to test drive vehicles for use on other planets, asteroids, moons and comets. NASA has issued a new engineering design challenge for teams of high school and college students: to design, build and test vehicles on the simulated surface of another world. Registration for the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will be...