Two veteran Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk Wednesday, May 29, to retrieve science experiments and conduct maintenance on the orbiting laboratory. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-te

On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy addressed a joint session of Congress to announce his decision to go to the Moon. I nasa.gov/image-feature/john-f-

In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL, in Westminster, Colorado, to develop and demonstrate power, propulsion and communications capabilities for NASA’s lunar Gateway. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-aw

Media accreditation is open for an uncrewed flight test of the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft on Tuesday, July 2. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-in

NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA’s deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, and NASA’s Orion spacecraft. nasa.gov/exploration/systems/s

NASA returns to Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, May 31 to celebrate Mars exploration and share the agency’s excitement about landing astronauts on the Moon in five years. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 23, at the Florida Institute of Technology. The remarks will be carried live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ad

Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-in

The members of Expedition 59 continued work on dozens of science experiments aboard the International Space Station. Many of these experiments contribute knowledge and technology needed for sustained presence on the moon as well as future longer-term space exploration, as outlined in NASA’s Moon to Mars program. nasa.gov/mission_pages/station

A couple times a year, the International Space Station orbit happens to align over the day/night shadow line on Earth. nasa.gov/image-feature/from-da

NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission, or GPIM, will prove a sustainable and efficient approach to spaceflight. nasa.gov/image-feature/nasa-is

Students in Texas will have an opportunity next week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station. nasa.gov/press-release/texas-s

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ta

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will deliver remarks and speak to media Thursday, May 23, at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-ad

NASA is entering the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invites media to learn more and watch drone demonstrations Tuesday, May 21, in Reno, Nevada. nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-in

The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is spawning a new generation of stars, and presumably planets. nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard

Media accreditation is open for SpaceX’s third Falcon Heavy launch, targeted for Saturday, June 22, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. nasa.gov/press-release/media-i

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