Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Moon Phase / Lunar Phase

1New Moon
2Waxing Crescent Moon
3First Quarter Moon
4Waxing Gibbous Moon
5Full Moon
6Waning Gibbous Moon
7Third Quarter Moon
8Waning Crescent Moon

NASA Breaking News

NASA Selects Student Teams for 2016 High-Powered Rocket Launch Challenge
NASA selected 55 student teams from across the nation to participate in the 2015-2016 NASA Student Launch challenge, to be held April 13-17 near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

International Space Station Partners Release Major Update to Docking Standard
The International Space Station Multilateral Coordination Board (MCB) has approved a major update to the station docking system standard. First released in 2010, the docking standard established a common station-to-spacecraft equipment interface to enable spacecraft of multiple types to dock to the space station.

NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events
Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday, Oct. 8, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

Virginia Students to Speak Live with Space Station Crew
A group of students from Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia, will get the chance to speak with an astronaut who once studied in their classrooms and now is working and living on the International Space Station.

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission
NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.

NASA Awards Contract for Software Engineering Support at Goddard
NASA has awarded a contract to Arctic Slope Technical Services, Inc. (ASTS) of Beltsville, Maryland for information technology support for programs and projects at the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

NASA Awards Contract for Engineering Software, Hardware
NASA has awarded a contract to National Instruments Corporation of Austin, Texas, to provide system design software and measurement and control systems hardware while consolidating the procurement of agency end-user software licenses.

NASA Selects Contractor for Environmental, Medical Contract
NASA has selected Integrated Mission Support Services, LLC of Merritt Island, Florida to fulfill the Kennedy Environmental and Medical Contract (KEMCON) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA TV to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the next launch and docking of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 61, to resupply the International Space Station Thursday, Oct. 1. NASA TV coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

NASA Announces Appointment of New Agency Chief Information Officer
Renee Wynn took the helm Monday in leading the agency's information technology efforts and capabilities as NASA’s new chief information officer (CIO).