International Space Station program

NASA Names Joel Montalbano International Space Station Program Manager

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:30am

"We look forward to seeing Joel continue to make great contributions to the International Space Station and know he'll do a great job leading the program."

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  • "We look forward to seeing Joel continue to make great contributions to the International Space Station and know he'll do a great job leading the program."
  • Montalbano had served as deputy program manager for NASA's space station program since 2012, a role in which he shared responsibility with the program manager for day-to-day management, working across organizations and with NASA centers, other government agencies, and partners to ensure seamless and efficient space station integration.
  • "The International Space Station has allowed us to accelerate the power of a space economy in low-Earth orbit throughout the past 20 years," said Mark Geyer, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, which is home to the space station program office.
  • "It is an honor to be named as the International Space Station Program Manager," Montalbano said.

NASA Names Acting International Space Station Program Manager

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:30am

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy Lueders, NASA's associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has named Joel Montalbano as acting manager of the International Space Station Program.

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  • WASHINGTON, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Kathy Lueders, NASA's associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, has named Joel Montalbano as acting manager of the International Space Station Program.
  • "The relationships he has fostered within NASA, and with our international and commercial partners, have made the International Space Station a model for the incredible achievements possible through global cooperation.
  • Prior to becoming deputy program manager, Montalbano was the director of NASA's Human Space Flight Program in Russia from 2008 to 2012.
  • "The International Space Station is a cornerstone of world human spaceflight, forging global partnerships and proving that permanent human residency in space is possible," said Mark Geyer, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, which is home to the space station program office.

NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 5:52pm

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station .

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  • WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station .
  • Heidi Parris, assistant program scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Officeat NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Liz Warren, senior associate program scientist for the ISS U.S. National Laboratory, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.
  • The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 61 and 62 crews for the13th mission under Northrop Grumman's Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA.
  • For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:
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NASA Highlights Science on Next Northrop Grumman Mission to Space Station

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:56pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 17, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman's 12th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station .

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 17, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman's 12th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station .
  • Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the ISS U.S. National Lab, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.
  • Also participating in the briefing are:
    Thomas Krueger, team lead of the European Space Agency's Human-Robot Interaction Lab, will discuss the ANALOG-1 investigation, which will test telerobotic operations under microgravity conditions aboard the space station.
  • For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:
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The Association of Space Explorers’ 32nd Planetary Congress Set for Launch in Houston

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 4:41pm

The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) today announced that more than 130 astronaut and cosmonaut delegates from across the planet will gather in Houston, Texas, for its XXXII Planetary Congress from October 14-18.

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  • The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) today announced that more than 130 astronaut and cosmonaut delegates from across the planet will gather in Houston, Texas, for its XXXII Planetary Congress from October 14-18.
  • Members of ASE represent 38 nations who have flown astronauts into space, including five major space agencies: NASA (US), Russian Space Agency (RSA), European Space Agency (ESA), Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
  • Delegates who will attend and provide public programs include astronauts who flew during Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle, MIR Space Station and the International Space Station programs.
  • For more information on the ASE and its XXXII Planetary Congress, visit ase2019.org or follow the Congress on Twitter and Facebook .

NASA Highlights Science on 18th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:44pm

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 9, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station .

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  • WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 9, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station .
  • Participants in the July 9 preview briefing will be:
    Bryan Dansberry, assistant program scientist for NASA's International Space Station Program Science Office, who will share an overview of the research being conducted aboard the space station and how it benefits exploration and humanity.
  • Ken Shields, chief operating officer for the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, who will discuss the lab's work in advancing science in space, and in developing partnerships that drive industrialization through microgravity research.
  • The space station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth.

Counting the Many Ways the International Space Station Benefits Humanity

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:54pm

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of NASA's " International Space Station Benefits for Humanity " book now is available.

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  • WASHINGTON, April 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of NASA's " International Space Station Benefits for Humanity " book now is available.
  • "This edition tells stories about the amazing accomplishments aboard the space station, which serves as a unique engine to drive scientific discovery," said Kirt Costello, acting chief scientist for the space station at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
  • The book is a product of the International Space Station Program Science Forum, made up of senior science representatives across the international partnership, which includes the Canadian Space Agency , ESA (European Space Agency), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency , the Russian space agency Roscosmos , the Italian Space Agency , and NASA.
  • These International Space Station partners have distinct agency goals for research, but each shares the goal of working together to extend the resulting knowledge for the betterment of humanity.