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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ula-launch-parker-solar-probe-on-historic-journey-to-touch-sun
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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-23-million-in-grants-to-minority-serving-institutions-to-expand-stem
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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronaut-to-speak-with-students-parents-teachers-at-youthspark
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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-television-to-air-russian-spacewalk-at-international-space-station
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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-invests-in-concepts-for-a-vibrant-future-commercial-space-economy
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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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http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-announces-new-partnerships-to-develop-space-exploration-technologies
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