August 24, 2016

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Third Quarter

Visibility: 55.52%

Moon age: 21.6 days

Distance from Earth: 363,934.10 km (226,138.17 miles).


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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for NOAA’s GOES-R November Launch
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) weather and environmental satellite, currently planned for Nov. 4.
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Media Invited to Interview Future Space Station Crew, Attend Televised NASA Briefing
NASA is inviting media to attend a news conference and conduct one-on-one interviews Tuesday, Aug. 30, at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, with three crewmembers currently preparing for a November launch to the International Space Station. The 2 p.m. EDT news conference will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA TV Coverage Set for US Cargo Ship Departure from International Space Station
After delivering almost 5,000 pounds of supplies, experiments and equipment – including a docking adapter for future American commercial crew spacecraft – a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is set to leave the International Space Station Friday, Aug. 26. NASA Television will provide coverage of Dragon’s departure beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT.
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NASA TV to Air U.S. Spacewalk, Briefing
On Sept. 1, two NASA astronauts will spacewalk outside the International Space Station for the second time in less than two weeks.
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NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission
NASA is preparing to launch its first mission to return a sample of an asteroid to Earth. The mission will help scientists investigate how planets formed and how life began, as well as improve our understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.
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NASA Unveils New Public Web Portal for Research Results
Public access to NASA-funded research data now is just a click away, with the launch of a new agency public access portal. The creation of the NASA-Funded Research Results portal on NASA.gov reflects the agency’s ongoing commitment to providing broad public access to science data.
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NASA Television to Air Journey to Mars Showcase, Rocket Engine Test
NASA is offering a behind-the-scenes look Thursday, Aug. 18, at its Journey to Mars, including the test of a rocket engine that will launch the agency to the Red Planet, with live coverage on social media, NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Awards Aeronautics, Space Programs, Policies Study Contract
NASA has awarded a sole source contract to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in Washington to conduct studies and evaluations in support of the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.
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NASA Brings Excitement of Aeronautics, Space Exploration to Chicago Air and Water Show
Visitors to this year’s annual Chicago Air and Water Show will have a chance to explore the universe with NASA.
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NASA to Host Media Briefing on Launch of Asteroid-Bound Spacecraft
In less than a month, NASA will launch the first U.S. spacecraft destined to rendezvous with, study and return a sample of an asteroid. Ahead of this mission, which will yield the largest sample returned from space since the Apollo era, the agency will host a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Aug. 17.
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