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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Arecibo Status

21 Sep 13:11 | SciTech

I've been asked by several people to post a status update on the situation at Arecibo following hurricane Maria's passage. Unfortunately, at this point we haven't gotten any news. The last information we have is from a couple hours prior to when the eye passed Arecibo. That report said all the employees were accounted for and in sheltered buildings. Since then we've had no news. That's understandable. With power out on the whole island, electronics communications aren't going to be possible for some time. Heavy rains are still expected today, so I'm sure that the primary concern is still keeping everyone safe. Assessment of any damage will take time. Let's hope that everyone is safe, that their homes are intact, and that any damage can be repaired quickly. read more »

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station Astronaut

21 Sep 12:47 | SciTech

Students at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:25 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 27, as part of a “STEM in 30” broadcast.read more »

Students at National Air and Space Museum to Speak with Space Station Astronaut

21 Sep 12:47 | SciTech

Students at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:25 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Sept. 27, as part of a “STEM in 30” broadcast.read more »

Media Invited to View NASA Spacecraft That Will Touch Our Sun

20 Sep 13:16 | SciTech

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be humanity’s first-ever mission to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Media are invited to see the spacecraft and learn about the mission from noon to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 25, at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, where the probe is being built.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

19 Sep 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

18 Sep 18:00 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Space Weather Outlook

17 Sep 22:14 | SciTech

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

17 Sep 18:01 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

16 Sep 18:02 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

15 Sep 18:02 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Awards Contract for Architectural, Engineering Support Services

15 Sep 16:00 | SciTech

NASA selected AECOM Technical Services, Inc. of San Francisco to provide architectural and engineering services to the Facilities Engineering branch at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.read more »

NASA Awards Contract for Ground Processing of Spaceflight Cargo

15 Sep 16:00 | SciTech

NASA has awarded a contract to Leidos Innovations Corporation in Houston to provide pressurized cargo packing and unpacking for the International Space Station Program.read more »

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends Its Historic Exploration of Saturn

15 Sep 08:00 | SciTech

A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

14 Sep 18:02 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

14 Sep 16:18 | SciTech

Less than a week after arriving on the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will speak with students from the Pine River-Backus Schools in Pine River, Minnesota.read more »

Minnesota Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station

14 Sep 16:18 | SciTech

Less than a week after arriving on the International Space Station, Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Mark Vande Hei will speak with students from the Pine River-Backus Schools in Pine River, Minnesota.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

13 Sep 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Cassini Spacecraft Makes Its Final Approach to Saturn

13 Sep 13:00 | SciTech

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach to Saturn, following confirmation by mission navigators that it is on course to dive into the planet’s atmosphere on Friday, Sept. 15.read more »

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

12 Sep 23:00 | SciTech

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.read more »

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

12 Sep 23:00 | SciTech

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:57 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they will continue important scientific research.read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

12 Sep 18:02 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

11 Sep 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

11 Sep 15:22 | SciTech

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.read more »

U.S. Cargo Ship Set to Depart from International Space Station

11 Sep 15:22 | SciTech

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT.read more »

Space Weather Outlook

11 Sep 04:51 | Weather

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Space Weather Outlook

11 Sep 04:51 | Weather

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

10 Sep 18:02 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

ALERT: Proton Event 10 MeV Integral Flux exceeded 1,000 pfu (S3)

10 Sep 14:47 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: ALTPX3 Serial Number: 29 read more »

SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded X1 (R3)

10 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01 Serial Number: 117 read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

9 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

8 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 (G3)

8 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 109 read more »

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)

8 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 72 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 (G4)

8 Sep 2017 | Weather

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK08 Serial Number: 25 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 (G3)

8 Sep 2017 | Weather

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 108 read more »

SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded M5 (R2)

8 Sep 2017 | Weather

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5 Serial Number: 152 read more »

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)

8 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 71 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 (G4)

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK08 Serial Number: 24 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 (G3)

7 Sep 2017 | Weather

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 107 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 (G4)

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK08 Serial Number: 23 read more »

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 (G3)

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: ALTK07 Serial Number: 106 read more »

WARNING: Geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater (G3 or Greater)

7 Sep 2017 | Weather

Space Weather Message Code: WARK07 Serial Number: 70 read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

7 Sep 2017 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost.read more »

NASA Television Coverage Set for Next International Space Station Crew Launch

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Two NASA astronauts are among the three crew members poised to launch for a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, and NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of their prelaunch activities, launch and their arrival on their orbital outpost.read more »

Data from "Tabby's Star" is flowing.

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

For those who didn't recognize the name KIC8462852 in their work unit names, this data comes from GBT observations of Tabby's Star (aka Boyajian's Star, aka WTF-0001, aka the Weirdest star in the galaxy). This is not yet the full data set, which lives at Penn State, it's some test on-target/off-target observations that we're checking out. You might also notice another change. We've doubled the size of our work units which will reduce our quantization noise by 34%, and, depending on the strength of other noise sources, could give us as much as double that as a sensitivity increase. read more »

Virginia Officials, Hidden Figures Author Join NASA in Honoring Legacy of Famed Mathematician; Live on NASA Television

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, and author Margot Lee Shetterly are among the dignitaries honoring Katherine Johnson, former NASA employee and central character of the book and movie Hidden Figures, at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.read more »

SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded X1 (R3)

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: SUMX01 Serial Number: 116 read more »

SUMMARY: X-Ray Event exceeded M5 (R2)

7 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Space Weather Message Code: SUMXM5 Serial Number: 151 read more »

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