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On March 10, Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore of NASA handed over command of the International Space Station to NASA astronaut and Expedition 43 commander Terry Virts.

In his testimony before Congress during the first week of March, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden outlined the return on investment legislators can expect from the $18.5 billion dollars proposed for the agency under President Obama's FY 2016 budget.

On Feb. 25, International Space Station Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA continued rigging power and data cables during the second in a series of three spacewalks to prepare for installation of two new docking ports for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.

A Feb. 18 briefing at Johnson Space Center previewed a series of U.S. spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for new docking ports that will allow future crews launched from Florida, on U.S. commercial spacecraft to dock to the station.

This Week at NASA - February 13, 2015

NASA and its International Space Station partners announced the crews of three upcoming missions to the ISS. The crews include three NASA astronauts. In May 2016, Kate Rubins will join the Expedition 48 crew already in orbit. Shane Kimbrough will follow on Expedition 49 and veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson will serve on Expedition 50.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, speaking during his Feb. 2 "State of NASA" address at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the release of President Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 $18.5 billion budget proposal for NASA said, "I can unequivocally say that the State of NASA is strong."

During a Jan. 26 media briefing at the Johnson Space Center, Administrator Charlie Bolden, other NASA officials and representatives from Boeing and SpaceX discussed key development activities, test plans and objectives for developing safe, reliable and cost-effective spacecraft and systems that will launch astronauts to the International Space Station from the United States.

During his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Obama emphasized the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM, to maintaining a strong and competitive American economy.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on Jan. 12, two days after its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is loaded with more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments for delivery to the International Space Station on CRS-5 - the company's fifth resupply mission to the ISS.

In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency's journey to Mars -- testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel. Here's a look at some of the top NASA stories of the year.

The hugely successful first flight test on Dec. 5 of NASA's Orion spacecraft took it farther than any spacecraft designed for astronauts has been in more than 40 years.

This Week at NASA: Orion Success and More

The successful first flight test of NASA's Orion spacecraft on Dec. 5 not only was a historic moment for the agency - but also was a critical step on NASA's Journey to Mars.

NASA invited social media members Nov. 18 and 19 to the agency's Armstrong Flight Research Center for a two-day event highlighting the ways NASA is with you when you fly.

In preparation for its first spaceflight test next month, NASA's Orion spacecraft was transported from Kennedy Space Center's Launch Abort System Facility to Space Launch Complex 37 at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on November 11, arriving at the launch pad early Nov. 12.

A NASA media briefing on Nov. 6 at Kennedy Space Center highlighted the fully assembled Orion spacecraft and details of its first test flight, scheduled for Dec. 4.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was recently detached from the International Space Station for its return to Earth, just over a month after delivering about 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the ISS.

Several Mars-based NASA spacecraft had prime viewing positions for comet Siding Spring's October 19 close flyby of the Red Planet. Early images included a composite photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope that combined shots of Mars, the comet, and a star background to illustrate Siding Spring's distance from Mars at closest approach.

During an October 15 spacewalk outside the International Space Station - the second U.S. spacewalk in as many weeks - Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore of NASA, replaced a failed voltage regulation device to restore the station's electrical power output to full capacity.

On September 25, Eastern time, NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore and his Expedition 41/42 crewmates, Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of the Russian Federal Space Agency, launched to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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