Published on May 7, 2012
NASA commercial partner, SpaceX, is a step closer on its planned journey to the International Space Station.
Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin participated in traditional ceremonies at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, outside of Moscow.
NASA Deputy Administrator, Lori Garver visited the NASA Shared Services Center at Stennis Space Center.
NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck visited the Ames Research Center, where he was briefed on projects in biology, nanotechnology, and telerobotics.
The 2nd Annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, held at the Washington, DC Convention Center featured more than 35 NASA-sponsored exhibits aimed at inspiring students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Aspiring rocketeers showed off their gravity-defying skills at the NASA Student Launch Projects flight challenge.
High school teams from across the country presented their solutions to a variety of 21st century problems during the Conrad Foundation's fifth annual Innovation Summit held at the Ames Research Center.
NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will lead an international team of four aquanauts on the 16th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations or NEEMO expedition next month off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.
The Agency's Website, nasa.gov, has won Webby awards in two categories as the best in government.
At the Johnson Space Center, The Westbrook Intermediate School Band, winners of the 2011 Texas State Band Contest, performed a special concert for JSC employees in the Teague Auditorium.
Asian-Pacfic Hertage Month Profile: Daphne Dador, Legislative Affairs Specialist, NASA Headquarters.
The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame has three new members. During an induction ceremony held at the Kennedy Space Center, Franklin Chang Díaz, Kevin Chilton and Charles Precourt joined an elite group of American space heroes.
Fifty-one years ago on May 5, 1961, Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard launched aboard his Freedom 7 spacecraft from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 5, making him the first American in space.
Twenty years ago on May 7, 1992, Space Shuttle Endeavour launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its maiden voyage -- STS-49.
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