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NASA Administrator Statement on ESA’s Commitment to Space Station

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) decision to continue its operations aboard the International Space Station:

Read more here:: NASA Administrator Statement on ESA’s Commitment to Space Station

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NASA Sets Coverage for Briefings, Launch of Small Satellite Constellation

The launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) spacecraft is scheduled for 8:24 a.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12. News briefings, live launch commentary, photo opportunities and other media events will be held at nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Read more here:: NASA Sets Coverage for Briefings, Launch of Small Satellite Constellation

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NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants

NASA has selected 13 university-led proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high priority needs of America’s space program.

Read more here:: NASA Announces Early Stage Innovation Space Technology Research Grants

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Russian Resupply Ship Experiences Anomaly; International Space Station Crew is Fine

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed a Progress cargo resupply spacecraft bound for the International Space Station has been lost. The spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Thursday on a Soyuz rocket, but experienced an anomaly around six and a half minutes into its flight.

Read more here:: Russian Resupply Ship Experiences Anomaly; International Space Station Crew is Fine

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NASA Invites Media to Talk with Cast of Hidden Figures at Kennedy Space Center

Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to participate in a news conference at 3 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 12, with cast members from the 20th Century Fox motion picture Hidden Figures.

Read more here:: NASA Invites Media to Talk with Cast of Hidden Figures at Kennedy Space Center

Flint Families Can Get Nutritious Food – Dates Announced for December Mobile Food Bank Stops

LANSING, Mich. – December 1, 2016 – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for December at locations throughout Flint.

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry stops to distribute foods rich in calcium, vitamin C and iron.

Each family will receive nutritional food such as tuna, baked beans, potatoes, cereal and fresh apples, peppers and tomatoes. The program began in February and is funded as part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s $28 million supplemental budget request signed in January.

Food distribution sites remain open while supplies last. Upcoming dates are:

  • Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. – Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, at noon – United Methodist Community Center, 4601 Clio Road.
  • Friday, Dec. 9, at noon – St. Luke’s New Life Center, 3115 Lawndale St.
  • Saturday, Dec.10, at 1 p.m. – Salem Lutheran, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 11:30 a.m. – Richfield Academy, 3807 North Center Road.
  • Thursday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. – Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m. – Flint Muslim Food Pantry, 4400 S. Saginaw St.
  • Monday, Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. – Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. – North End Soup Kitchen, 735 E. Stewart Ave.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, at noon – St. Michael Catholic Church, 609 E. Fifth Ave.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27, at noon – Church Without Walls, 6202 Dupont St.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 28, at noon – Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church, 1417 N. Stevenson St.
  • Thursday, Dec. 29, at 10 a.m. – Asbury United Methodist Church, 1653 Davison Road.
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NASA’s ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends

NASA’s International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. The mission launched Sept. 21, 2014, and had recently passed its original decommissioning date.

Read more here:: NASA’s ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends

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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Hurricane Microsatellites Launch

Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, currently scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12.

Read more here:: NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Hurricane Microsatellites Launch

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NASA Television to Air International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

A Russian cargo spacecraft is set to launch Thursday, Dec. 1, to deliver more than two and a half tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station crew. Coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website begins at 9:30 a.m. EST ahead of the 9:51 a.m. (8:51 p.m. Baikonur time) launch.

Read more here:: NASA Television to Air International Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

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NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Read more here:: NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

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