Author: NASA

Vice President Kamala Harris Swears in Former Senator Bill Nelson as 14th NASA Administrator

Senator Bill Nelson took office as the 14th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Kamala Harris during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. […]

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NASA’s Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer Steps Down, Vanessa Wych to Serve as Acting Director

Mark Geyer, director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, is stepping down from his position leading the center to focus more time on his health and family in light of a cancer diagnosis. […]

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SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station Set for June 3 From Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX’s 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission – the second cargo resupply mission on the company’s upgraded version of its Dragon spacecraft – is targeted to launch Thursday, June 3, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. […]

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SPACE UPDATE: Biden Administration Shows Strong Support for NASA in First 100 Days

In the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration, NASA has taken bold steps to expand America’s exploration and scientific frontiers, advancing the nation’s commitment to build back better through innovation, combat climate change, re-establish America’s standing abroad, and inspire the next generation. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Conclude Trip to International Space Station, Astronauts Return to Earth on May 1

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now targeting a return to Earth at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, May 1, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida […]

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Captures First Aerial Color Image of Big Red Planet

This is the first color image of the Martian surface taken by an aerial vehicle while it was aloft. The Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured it with its color camera during its second successful flight test on April 22, 2021. […]

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NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen Samples From Mars

The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. […]

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NASA, Boeing Targeting August-September Time Frame for Starliner Orbital Mission to International Space Station

NASA and Boeing are targeting August/September for the launch of Starliner’s uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station and will evaluate options if an earlier launch opportunity becomes available. […]

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NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return to Earth After Six Month Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station. […]

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NASA, Artemis Program Select SpaceX to Build Spaceship for America’s Return to the Moon

NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue the development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. […]

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NASA Expedition 64 Engineer Kate Rubins, Two Cosmonauts Conclude Space Station Mission on April 16

Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16. […]

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NASA Continues to Work Toward Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars, New Flight Date Will Be Announced Soon

The Ingenuity team has identified a software solution for the command sequence issue identified on Sol 49 (April 9) during a planned high-speed spin-up test of the helicopter’s rotors. […]

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Expedition 65 Crew, NASA’s Mark Vande Hei Poised to Launch From Kazakhstan April 9 to Space Station

Three space travelers, including NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei, are poised to launch Friday, April 9, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA’s Set to Test 14,000-Pound Version of the Orion Spacecraft into Hydro Impact Basin

Engineers will drop a 14,000-pound test version of the Orion spacecraft into the Hydro Impact Basin at NASA’s Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research Facility in Hampton, Virginia, at 1:45 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 6. […]

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NASA’s First U.S. Commercial Crew Port Relocation on Space Station Set for April 5

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts aboard the International Space Station will mark another first for commercial spaceflight Monday, April 5, when the four astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft to prepare for the arrival of new crew members in late April and the upcoming delivery of new solar arrays this summer. […]

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