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Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency will venture outside the International Space Station twice in July on spacewalks to prepare for a new Russian module and perform additional installations on the station's backbone.

NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph or IRIS mission is underway. IRIS was air-launched on an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus rocket 39,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean near Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The NASA Science Day on Capitol Hill provided an opportunity to showcase, for members of Congress and the public, the work and accomplishments of the agency's Science programs.

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden delivered the keynote address for this year's Space Weather Enterprise Forum at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Auditorium and Science Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

As the 1.7-mile-long (2.74 km) asteroid 1998 QE2 began its relatively close flyby of Earth, telescope images were provided during a live broadcast from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seen on NASA Television.

This Week @NASA - Kepler Troubles

This week, the Kepler science team announced the spacecraft was in a Thruster-Controlled Safe Mode. The root cause was undetermined but the proximate cause appears to be an attitude error caused by a malfunction in Kepler's reaction wheel 4, one of the telescope's pointing mechanisms.

Bye-Bye, Flyby on This Week @NASA

It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to anyone or anything on or around our planet, DA14, about the size of half a football field, did come within 17-thousand miles of Earth, about 5-thousand miles close than many of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit.

This Week at NASA

The Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission satellite is set to launch on Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

This Year at NASA 2012

A look back at the year that was at NASA in 2012. Highlights include the successful landing of the Mars Curiosity rover, the flight of the SpaceX Dragon to the International Space Station and much more.

NASA will launch a new rover to Mars in 2020. That plan was among the science news NASA made at the 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

Onboard the International Space Station NASA's Kevin Ford continues to settle into his role as Commander of the orbiting laboratory. Ford and Expedition 34 crewmates Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency are continuing work with the multitude of research being conducted on the station -- including investigations on human research, biological and physical sciences, technology development and Earth observation.

Space Shuttle Endeavour brings out the crowds in Los Angeles as the orbiter wends its way from LAX to the California Science Center. Also, legacy power; milestone met; water drop tests; Curiosity Rover Report; and more!

The historic launch of the first-ever contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station by Space Exploration Technologies Corporationis ready. Also, cybersecurity; Antares rollout; hangin' out on Google; the Hubble constant; space orchestra, and more!

In This Week at NASA: October 7 is the launch date for SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

History will remember Neil Armstrong, foremost, as the first human to step foot on another heavenly body. But his NASA family and many admirers worldwide will forever appreciate him for more than just that one, albeit world-changing, accomplishment.

The Curiosity rover continues to make its way to Mars and its scheduled landing in Gale Crater on Monday, Aug. 6. Also Mars Yard; New record set; New heat shield test and new mission previewed; Landsat 40 and remembering Sally Ride and more.

NASA commercial partner, SpaceX, is a step closer on its planned journey to the International Space Station. After its rollout to Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was lifted into place for a static engine fire test simulating launch.

Flying atop NASA's Space Shuttle Carrier (SCA), orbiter Discover traveled from the Kennedy Space Center to its new space at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center outside Washington, D.C. Also, targeting beyond Earth orbit, and more!

NASA 905, the remaining Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flew from the Dryden Flight Research Center to Kennedy Space Center to begin the process of delivering each of three space shuttle orbiters to its final resting place. Discovery is the first shuttle scheduled for a final ferry flight atop the modified 747.

The weekly NASA video recap of highlights from the week ending Friday, April 6, 2012. Included are Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland is honored in her hometown of Baltimore when the Space Telescope Science Institute renames its data archive center for the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress.

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