Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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 Administrator Remembers Apollo-Era Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell:
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.
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Bolden Speech Highlights “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers Feb. 9
NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s progress on its journey to Mars. These events follow President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget
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Colorado Students to Speak Live with Space Station Commander
Students from five elementary schools and five middle schools in Colorado will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working on the International Space Station at 12:35 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 4. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
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NASA Space Launch System’s First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space
The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.
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Todd May Named Marshall Space Flight Center Director
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Todd May director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was appointed Marshall deputy director in August 2015 and has been serving as acting director since the Nov. 13, 2015 retirement of Patrick Scheuermann.
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NASA Awards Contract for Information Technology, Multimedia Services at Johnson Space Center
NASA has awarded a contract to MORI Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, for information technology and external communications services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Media Accreditation Open for Next Commercial Space Station Cargo Mission
NASA has opened media accreditation for the next launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, during a 30-minute window that opens at approximately 3 a.m. EST.
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NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk
NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 3.
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NASA to Announce Science, Technology Missions for First Flight of Space Launch System
NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS). The event is at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST) Tuesday, Feb. 2, from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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