Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal Travel to Maldives and India

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal will conduct her first visit to Male, Maldives for bilateral meetings on December 17. She will meet with President Abdulla Yameen, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon, Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim, and other government and political … [Read more...]

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite

NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The total cost for NASA to launch TESS is … [Read more...]

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

[image-50]NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill. "This temporary increase in methane -- sharply up and then back down -- … [Read more...]

NASA Analysis: 11 Trillion Gallons to Replenish California Drought Losses

[image-69]It will take about 11 trillion gallons of water (42 cubic kilometers) -- around 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest U.S. reservoir -- to recover from California's continuing drought, according to a new analysis of NASA satellite data.The finding was part of a sobering update on the state's … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Elections in Haiti

As Haiti’s political leaders work to resolve the issue of delayed elections, the United States supports the right of the Haitian people to go to the polls to determine their future. Elections are essential for Haiti’s democratic development and for continued progress in post-earthquake … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Press Availability in London

SECRETARY KERRY: Afternoon, everybody. Thanks for being here. Obviously, the last few days have been fairly intensive set of discussions, and we’ve covered a lot of ground, so I thought it was important to try to bring everybody up to speed on the road journeyed and the road ahead.Before I do, though, I … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Terrorist Attack on the Army Public School in Pakistan

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and loved ones.  By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Vivek Murthy as the Surgeon General

I applaud the Senate for confirming Vivek Murthy to be our country’s next Surgeon General.  As ‘America’s Doctor,’ Vivek will hit the ground running to make sure every American has the information they need to keep themselves and their families safe.  He’ll bring his … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President to Military and Civilian Personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst New Jersey 2:49 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst! (Applause.) Thank you, General Martin, for the introduction and for your great leadership of the Air Force Expeditionary Center. I want to thank all the outstanding leaders for coming to welcome me here … [Read more...]

Remarks by the First Lady at Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System Washington, D.C. 2:23 P.M. EST MRS. OBAMA: All right. We’re ready. I’m going to read “The Night Before Christmas.” How many people have heard this story? All right. CHILD: Can we see the cover? MRS. OBAMA: You want to see the cover, yes. Of … [Read more...]