August 28, 2015

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Moon age: 13.2 days

Distance from Earth: 368,722.60 km (229,113.60 miles).


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NASA Concludes Series of Engine Tests for Next-Gen Rocket
NASA has completed the first developmental test series on the RS-25 engines that will power the agency’s new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before.
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NASA Television to Air Launch of Next International Space Station Crew
The next three crew members bound for the International Space Station are set to launch to the orbital outpost Wednesday, Sept. 2.
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NASA Invites Student Teams to Participate in Underwater Research
NASA is offering undergraduate students an opportunity to work in the deep end of spacewalk training through the Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) activity.
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NASA Science Zeros in on Ocean Rise: How Much? How Soon?
Seas around the world have risen an average of nearly 3 inches since 1992, with some locations rising more than 9 inches due to natural variation, according to the latest satellite measurements from NASA and its partners. An intensive research effort now underway, aided by NASA observations and analysis, points to an unavoidable rise of several fee
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Soyuz Move Sets Stage for Arrival of New Space Station Crew
Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday, Aug. 28. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:45 a.m. EDT.
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NASA Extends Contract for Training Facility Support at Johnson Space Center
NASA has signed an extension of its contract with Raytheon Company in Houston to provide support for training facilities at the agency’s Johnson Space Center, also in Houston.
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NASA Awards Contract for Engineering, Trades Support Services
NASA has selected Aerie Aerospace LLC of Huntsville, Alabama to provide engineering technicians and trades support services at the Marshall Space Flight Center, also in Huntsville, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
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NASA to Test Emergency Locator Transmitters by Crashing Airplane
Using a Cessna 172 dropped from a height of 100 feet, NASA’s Search and Rescue Mission Office will simulate a severe but survivable plane accident Wednesday, Aug. 26 to test emergency locator transmitters (ELTs). NASA Television will air live coverage of the test, which is scheduled to happen between 1 and 2 p.m. EDT.
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NASA Holds Media Opportunities to Discuss Rising Sea Levels
In a series of media opportunities Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28, NASA experts will present an up-to-date global outlook on current conditions and future projections of sea level rise.
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NASA Begins to Build Satellite Mission to Improve Hurricane Forecasting
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina formed in the Atlantic, construction of NASA’s next-generation hurricane-observing satellite mission now is underway in Texas.
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