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NASA Announces Media Activities For Mars Curiosity Mission Landing


News briefings, photo opportunities, and other media events at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., are set for the upcoming landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars.

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission will deliver the 1-ton, car-size robotic roving laboratory to the surface of Mars at 1:31 a.m. EDT Aug. 6 (10:31 p.m. PDT Aug. 5). Curiosity’s landing will mark the start of a two-year prime mission to investigate whether one of the most intriguing places on Mars ever has offered an environment favorable for microbial life.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/jul/HQ_M12-142_MSL_Landing_Coverage.html

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Space Shuttle Discovery to Fly Over Washington Metro Area April 17

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

NASA’s 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17.

The flight, in cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration, is scheduled to occur between 10 and 11 a.m. EDT. NASA Television and the agency’s web site will provide live coverage.

The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints. However, the aircraft is expected to fly near a variety of landmarks in the metropolitan area, including the National Mall, Reagan National Airport, National Harbor and the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy Center. When the flyover is complete, the SCA will land at Dulles International Airport.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/apr/HQ_M12-062_SCA_Discovery_Flight_DC.html

NASA Holds Briefings To Preview Space Station Expeditions


NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston will hold two briefings Tuesday, March 20, to preview the upcoming International Space Station Expedition 32 and 33 missions. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast the briefings live.

At 11 a.m. CDT, the International Space Station Program and Science Overview Briefing will cover mission priorities and objectives, which include hundreds of research experiments, a Russian spacewalk, international and commercial cargo deliveries to the complex, and a commercial cargo demonstration flight.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/mar/HQ_M12-037_Exp_32_33_Briefing.html

Station Astronauts Capture Stunning Views of U.S., Canada, Northern Lights

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently filmed what is among the most spectacular night imagery ever taken from space of the United States. The video, comprised of hundreds of sequential still images, will air on NASA Television’s video file beginning today.

The imagery also is available on the internet at NASA’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth:

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/feb/HQ_M12-027_ISS_Imagery.html

NASA Hosts Events to Celebrate 50 Years of Americans in Orbit

February 13, 2012 Leave a comment

In celebration of 50 years of Americans in orbit, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will host several events Feb. 17 and 18 that will air live on NASA Television.

On Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. EST, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana will host an employee presentation on NASA TV with the first two Americans to orbit Earth, Mercury astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. On Feb. 20, 1962, Glenn piloted his Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first U.S. orbital mission. Three months later, on May 24, Carpenter became the second American in orbit.

At 3 p.m., NASA TV will air a news conference with Glenn and Carpenter. The event will take place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in the Mercury Mission Control exhibit.

On Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m., Glenn and Carpenter will participate in a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex honoring all who made NASA’s Project Mercury possible. The “On the Shoulders of Giants” program will include remarks from Cabana, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and astronaut Steve Robinson, who flew with Glenn on his second trip into orbit on shuttle Discovery’s STS-95 mission in 1998.

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/feb/HQ_M12-026_Fifty_Years_of_Flight.html