NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will participate in the grand opening of The Boeing Company’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Sept. 4. The event will air live on NASA Television beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
Mission managers for NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science instruments, can no longer return data. However, the mission continues to produce high-quality science measurements with its radiometer instrument.
Read more here:: NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues
Nine International Space Station crew members will discuss their mission with reporters from around the world during a joint crew news conference to air live on NASA Television at 10:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Read more here:: Three Space Station Crews to Answer Media Questions from Orbit
Media are invited to talk with the five top competitors from the first round of the Cube Quest Challenge during a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Three crew members representing Russia, Denmark and Kazakhstan have launched to the International Space Station to provide a new ride home for the station’s one-year crew and continue important research that advances NASA’s journey to Mars.
U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $4,387,392 grant for Bishop International Airport in Genesee County from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will help the airport rehabilitate its runway, replace and install new runway lighting, and remove trees that could obstruct several runways. ‘This investment will make travelling to and from Genesee County safer and more efficient,’ said Senator Stabenow. ‘By supporting Bishop Airport, we’re also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs.’ ‘Many travelers rely on Bishop International Airport for travel to and from the Flint and Bay Region,’ said Senator Peters. ‘This funding will improve airport operations and facilitate safe air travel while encouraging economic growth in the region.’ More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.
NASA has awarded a contract to Trident Vantage Systems, LLC of Arlington, Virginia to provide engineering and related services at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
NASA has awarded a contract to Alcyon Technical Services Joint Venture, LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide mission and instrument systems engineering services for the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Read more here:: NASA Awards Systems Engineering Advanced Services Contract
NASA has selected the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) of Columbia, Maryland to provide the agency with administrative support and coordination of research opportunities between NASA’s mission directorates and centers.
Read more here:: NASA Awards Postdoctoral Program Contract
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