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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.

UN's Office for Outer Space Selects Canadian Future Astronaut as the Youngest Role Model to Promote STEM and Gender Equality Globally

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 11:55am

TORONTO, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ -The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) selected Canadian Teen Future Astronaut, Zainab Azim, as a Mentor for the Space4Women Network .

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  • TORONTO, June 19, 2020 /CNW/ -The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) selected Canadian Teen Future Astronaut, Zainab Azim, as a Mentor for the Space4Women Network .
  • The outspoken activist and university student is leading the charge to encourage girls to pursue STEM fields while advocating for access to education for all.
  • Space4Women is an initiative of UNOOSA to promote gender equality and empowerment within the space and STEM industry.
  • As the world's youngest Future Astronaut to fly with Virgin Galactic, Zainab is looking forward to inspiring others as she fulfills her dream of space exploration.

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.