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NASA to Announce Candidate Landing Regions for Artemis III Moon Mission


NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 19, to announce regions near the lunar South Pole the agency has identified as potential areas for astronauts to land as part of the Artemis III mission, targeted for 2025.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-announce-candidate-landing-regions-for-artemis-iii-moon-mission/



NASA Awards Next-Generation Spaceflight Computing Processor Contract


NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected Microchip Technology Inc. of Chandler, Arizona, to develop a High-Performance Spaceflight Computing (HPSC) processor that will provide at least 100 times the computational capacity of current spaceflight computers.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-next-generation-spaceflight-computing-processor-contract/



NASA Science Leadership to Hold Town Hall Meeting


NASA will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas H. Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 12:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 17.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-science-leadership-to-hold-town-hall-meeting/





NASA, Boeing to Hold Media Update on Starliner Progress


NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 25, to provide an update on the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) to the International Space Station – the first flight with astronauts on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-boeing-to-hold-media-update-on-starliner-progress/




NASA Sets Coverage for Russian Spacewalk


NASA will provide live coverage on Wednesday, Aug. 17, of a spacewalk with two Russian cosmonauts to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the International Space Station’s Nauka laboratory.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-sets-coverage-for-russian-spacewalk/



La NASA busca experimentos de estudiantes para remontarse en el segundo reto TechRise


La NASA hace un llamamiento a estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria para que participen en el segundo reto estudiantil TechRise de la agencia, que invita a equipos de estudiantes a desarrollar, construir y lanzar experimentos científicos y tecnológicos en globos de gran altitud.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/la-nasa-busca-experimentos-de-estudiantes-para-remontarse-en-el-segundo-reto-techrise/



NASA Seeks Student Experiments to Soar in Second TechRise Challenge


NASA is calling on middle and high school students to join the second NASA TechRise Student Challenge, which invites student teams to develop, build, and launch science and technology experiments on high-altitude balloons.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-seeks-student-experiments-to-soar-in-second-techrise-challenge/



California, Indiana Students to Hear from Astronauts on Space Station


Students from California and Indiana, along with staff members at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, will have the opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/california-indiana-students-to-hear-from-astronauts-on-space-station/



NASA Announces New CubeSat Launch Initiative Partnership Opportunities


NASA has announced a new round of opportunities through the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) for CubeSat developers, including educational institutions, to conduct scientific investigations and technology demonstrations in space and contribute to the agency’s exploration goals.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-new-cubesat-launch-initiative-partnership-opportunities/





NASA Invites Media to Next SpaceX Commercial Crew Space Station Launch


Media accreditation is now open for the launch of the fifth SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station for a science expedition mission as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invites-media-to-next-spacex-commercial-crew-space-station-launch-1/




NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Authorization Bill


NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released this statement Thursday following approval by the U.S. Congress for the NASA Authorization Act of 2022, which is part of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) Act of 2022.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-statement-on-agency-authorization-bill/






NASA Airs Space Station R&D, Benefits to Humanity Conference


NASA will highlight groundbreaking discoveries, benefits for humanity, and how the agency and its commercial and international partners will maximize research and development aboard the International Space Station at the 11th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-airs-space-station-rd-benefits-to-humanity-conference/




NASA Prepares for Space Launch System Rocket Services Contract


As NASA prepares for the first integrated flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft to the Moon this summer as part of Artemis, the agency is moving toward a services contract model for long-term SLS hardware production and operations to reduce costs.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-prepares-for-space-launch-system-rocket-services-contract/



NASA Goddard Center Director Shares Plans to Retire


Dennis Andrucyk, director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has announced his intent to retire after more than 36 years of federal service, including multiple leadership roles at NASA and as Goddard’s director since January 2020.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-goddard-center-director-shares-plans-to-retire/



NASA Air’s Space Station R&D, Benefits to Humanity Conference


NASA will highlight groundbreaking discoveries, benefits for humanity, and how the agency and its commercial and international partners will maximize research and development aboard the International Space Station at the 11th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-air-s-space-station-rd-benefits-to-humanity-conference/



NASA to Host Media Activities in Houston Ahead of Lunar Mission


Ahead of the Artemis I flight test, NASA is inviting media to its Johnson Space Center in Houston Friday, Aug. 5, for a detailed mission briefing and a behind-the-scenes look at facilities that will enable a long-term human presence at the Moon.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-host-media-activities-in-houston-ahead-of-lunar-mission/





NASA Sets Coverage for Russian, European Spacewalk


NASA will provide live coverage of a spacewalk on Thursday, July 21, by a Russian cosmonaut and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut to continue outfitting the European robotic arm on the International Space Station’s Nauka laboratory.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-sets-coverage-for-russian-european-spacewalk/



NASA to Discuss Status of Artemis I Moon Mission


NASA will hold a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, July 20, to discuss next steps for the Artemis I mission with the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-discuss-status-of-artemis-i-moon-mission-1/






Registration Now Open for NASA 2022 International Space Apps Challenge


The NASA International Space Apps Challenge – the world’s largest annual hackathon – returns this year with the theme “Make Space,” which emphasizes NASA’s commitment to inclusivity.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/registration-now-open-for-nasa-2022-international-space-apps-challenge/



NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station


A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft carrying more than 5,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 8:44 p.m. EDT Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-spacex-launch-climate-science-research-more-to-space-station/



NASA Administrator Joins President Biden’s Cancer Cabinet


President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he has appointed NASA Administrator Bill Nelson as one of four new members of the Cancer Cabinet, part of the President’s Cancer Moonshot.
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-administrator-joins-president-biden-s-cancer-cabinet/