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NASA, ESA to Release First Images from Solar Orbiter Mission

Scientists from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) will release the first data captured by Solar Orbiter, the joint ESA/NASA mission to study the Sun, during an online news briefing at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 16.

NASA Broadcasts Final Spacewalks to Upgrade Space Station Power System

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will conduct a pair of spacewalks Thursday, July 16, and Tuesday, July 21, to finish a 3.5-year effort to upgrade the International Space Station’s power system.

Aviation Scholars to Speak with NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Aviation scholars from across the nation will pose questions next week to NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Awards SETI Institute Contract for Planetary Protection Support

NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.

NASA Provides Update on Commercial Crew Program, Close Call Review of Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test

NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the outcome of its High Visibility Close Call review of the December 2019 uncrewed Orbital Flight Test of Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.

Artemis Generation Students Across US to Speak with NASA Astronaut in Space

Students from across the nation will pose questions about NASA’s Artemis program to an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. The educational event will air live at 12:15 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Awards Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 Spacecraft Contract

NASA has awarded the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor-2 (TSIS-2) Spacecraft contract to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Group of San Diego, California.

NASA Names Joel Montalbano International Space Station Program Manager

Kathy Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has named Joel Montalbano as manager of the International Space Station Program. The appointment was effective June 29 following the June 26 retirement of Kirk Shireman, who held the position since 2015.

NASA Invests $51 Million in Innovative Ideas from US Small Businesses

NASA has selected 409 technology proposals for the first phase of funding from the agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program.

NASA Science Hosts Public Town Hall to Provide Updates

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a virtual community town hall with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and other members of the Science leadership team at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, to discuss updates on the agency’s science activities.

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