August 15, 2018

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Visibility: 22.03%

Moon age: 4.6 days

Distance from Earth: 378,598.10 km (235,249.95 miles).


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NASA Awards Contract for Construction of New Research Support Building
NASA has selected Walsh Construction Company II, LLC of Chicago to build a new Research Support Building (RSB) at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible.
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NASA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Minority Serving Institutions to Expand STEM Education
NASA's Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) has selected seven Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) for cooperative agreement awards totaling nearly $2.3 million.
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NASA Astronaut to Speak with Students, Parents, Teachers at YouthSpark
Students attending Microsoft’s YouthSpark event will have the opportunity to speak with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station next week as part of NASA’s Year of Education on Station.
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NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station
Russian cosmonauts living and working on the International Space Station will venture outside Wednesday, Aug. 15, for a spacewalk expected to last about six hours. Live coverage of the excursion will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Invests in Concepts for a Vibrant Future Commercial Space Economy
In an ongoing effort to foster commercial activity in space, NASA has selected 13 companies to study the future of commercial human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit, including long-range opportunities for the International Space Station.
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NASA Announces New Partnerships to Develop Space Exploration Technologies
NASA is partnering with six U.S. companies to develop 10 “tipping point” technologies that have the potential to significantly benefit the commercial space economy and future NASA missions, including lunar lander and deep space rocket engine technologies.
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NASA Invites Media to View Launch of ICESat-2 from West Coast
Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, with a 40-minute window opening at 8:46 a.m. EDT (5:46 a.m. PDT).
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NASA Awards $15 Million to Small Businesses for Competitive Research and Development Program
NASA has selected 20 research and technology proposals -- valued at $15 million -- from 19 American small businesses.
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NASA to Host Briefings, Events for Aug. 11 Launch to Touch Sun
As NASA nears the launch of its Parker Solar Probe, the agency will host a series of media briefings beginning Wednesday, Aug. 8. These briefings, as well as special programs, the launch on Saturday, Aug. 11, and a postlaunch news conference all will air on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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