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NASA has released a synopsis with the intent to purchase a seat on a private astronaut mission for a short duration single flight opportunity to the International Space Station to meet both human research and low-Earth orbit commercialization needs.

NASA has released a research announcement requesting proposals to study the future of human spaceflight commercialization in low-Earth orbit.

On Monday NASA held a briefing with Acting CFO Andrew Hunter. When asked about how NASA plans to operate the ISS after 2025 when funding by NASA will cease, Hunter had no answer.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is pleased to announce the successful completion of ISS Integration Certification Milestone 1 for the Dream Chaser Cargo System under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract.

As readers of NASAWatch have noted by now, I have an interest in the utilization of the International Space Station.

The first human-rated expandable structure that may help inform the design of deep space habitats is set to be installed to the International Space Station Saturday, April 16. NASA Television coverage of the installation will begin at 5:30 a.m. EDT.

NASA's commercial partner Orbital ATK plans to launch its Cygnus spacecraft into orbit Dec. 3, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket for its fourth contracted resupply mission.

Released today, Pepsi's original short film, Black Knight Decoded, was shot from multiple perspectives on the ground and from space using UrtheCast's Ultra High-Definition video camera, Iris, aboard the International Space Station.

The organization chosen by NASA to promote the scientific utilization of the International Space Station has been unable to raise funds it planned to raise.

A cargo module is getting ready to be relocated from the Unity module to the Tranquility module Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the crew also conducted science, health checks and Japanese robotics work.

A new approach to materials science research called MaterialsLab provides an unprecedented level of collaboration among stakeholders performing research on the International Space Station.

Robonaut 2, NASA's first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health.

Bigelow Aerospace held a media event last week to view the BEAM spacecraft packed up in its launch configuration. BEAM is currently scheduled to fly to the ISS in September 2015. Larger image.

On March 1, 2015 NanoRacks deployed two Planet Labs Flock 1B Doves CubeSats. This comes after repairs were completed on-orbit allowing NanoRacks to start deploying CubeSats again.

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA conducted a spacewalk Feb. 21 to begin rigging cables and other equipment as the precursor to the installation of new docking ports to which U.S. commercial crew vehicles will link up to in the years ahead.

Sharpie Pens in Space

A number of commercial off-the-shelf products are used every day in space. One example is Sharpie brand marker pens.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean about 7:44 p.m. EST Tuesday 259 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, with nearly 3,700 pounds of NASA cargo, science and first-of-its-kind technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

More than two tons of supplies and NASA science investigations are on the way to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft.

Launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services Flight (CRS-5) will deliver cargo and crew supplies to the International Space Station. It will also carry CATS, a laser instrument to measure clouds and the location and distribution of pollution, dust, smoke, and other particulates in the atmosphere.

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