Author: NASA

NASA’s Artemis I Moon Rocket Passes Critical Fueling Test, Next Launch Opportunity Still Sept. 27

NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket passed a critical fueling test on Wednesday at Kennedy Space Center. NASA is preserving options for the next launch opportunity as early as Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a possible backup date of Oct. 2. […]

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NASA’s Artemis I Team Adjusts Dates for Cryogenic Demonstration Test, Next Launch Opportunity Now Sept. 27

After disconnecting the ground and rocket-side plates on the interface, called a quick disconnect, for the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line, NASA Artemis I teams have replaced the seals on the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage associated with the liquid hydrogen leak detected during the Artemis I launch attempt Sept. 3. The agency will conduct the demonstration test no earlier than Wednesday, Sept. 21, and has updated its request for a launch opportunity on Sept. 27, with a potential backup opportunity of Oct. 2 under review. […]

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Artemis I Teams Replace Seals on Moon Rocket, Prepare for Tanking Test – Next Launch Opportunity Sept. 23

After disconnecting the ground and rocket-side plates on the interface, called a quick disconnect, for the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line, NASA Artemis I teams have replaced the seals on the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage associated with the liquid hydrogen leak detected during the Artemis I launch attempt Sept. 3. […]

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ARTEMIS UPDATE: NASA to Roll Rocket and Spacecraft Back to Vehicle Assembly Building to Prepare for Next Launch Attempt

After standing down on Saturday’s Artemis I launch attempt when engineers could not overcome a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the liquid hydrogen fuel feed line and the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, mission managers met and decided they will forego additional launch attempts in early September. […]

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NASA Engineers Assess Data After Artemis 1 Scrub, Mission Managers to Meet Tuesday Afternoon

NASA engineers are evaluating data gathered during the Artemis I launch attempt Monday, Aug. 29, when teams could not get the rocket’s engines to the proper temperature range required to start the engines at liftoff and ran out of time in the two-hour launch window to continue. While managers have not yet set a date for the next launch attempt, the earliest possible opportunity is Friday, Sept. 2, during a two-hour launch window that opens at 12:48 p.m. […]

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ARTEMIS LAUNCH COVERAGE: See the Rocket Live on the Launch Pad at Kennedy Space Center

WATCH THE ROCKET LIVE ON THE LAUNCH PAD AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: The much anticipated Artemis 1 moon mission blastoff is set for Monday from Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B, with a two-hour launch window that will open at 8:33 a.m. local time. […]

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Meet the Teams of Experts Supporting SLS Launch and Orion’s First Trip Around the Moon

The first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft will not have a crew of astronauts on board, but there are several experienced teams of people behind the mission to ensure the success of the first SLS launch and Orion’s first trip around the Moon. […]

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

WOW! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole. Webb’s powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years. […]

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WATCH: NASA’s ‘CTIM’ Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-Bound Solar Radiation

A very small instrument has a big job ahead of it: measuring all Earth-directed energy coming from the Sun and helping scientists understand how that energy influences our planet’s severe weather, climate change, and other global forces. […]

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Hydrogen Valve Leak Foils Critical ‘Wet Dress’ Rehearsal of Massive Artemis I Moon Rocket

The Artemis I wet dress rehearsal ended today at 7:37 p.m. EDT at T-29 seconds in the countdown. During propellant loading operations earlier in the day, launch controllers encountered a hydrogen leak in the quick disconnect that attaches an umbilical from the tail service mast on the mobile launcher to the rocket’s core stage. […]

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NASA Commissioning Team to Set Up Independent Study on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

NASA is commissioning a study team to start early in the fall to examine unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) – that is, observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as aircraft or known natural phenomena – from a scientific perspective. The study will focus on identifying available data, how best to collect future data, and how NASA can use that data to move the scientific understanding of UAPs forward. […]

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2022 HURRICANE SEASON: NASA Prepared to Monitor Storms from its Unique Vantage Point in Space

The Atlantic Ocean hurricane season begins today, June 1, and runs through Nov. 30, and NASA is once again prepared to help understand and monitor storms from its unique vantage point of space. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Hubble Telescope Captures Giant Elliptical in the Head of the Serpent

This new NASA Hubble Space Telescope image spotlights the giant elliptical galaxy, UGC 10143, at the heart of the galaxy cluster, Abell 2147, about 486 million light-years away in the head of the serpent, the constellation Serpens. […]

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NASA and Crayola Collaborate to Bring Creativity Into Classrooms, Other Learning Environments

NASA and Crayola Education are collaborating to infuse art and creativity with the unique teachings of space. As part of its mission to inspire the world through discovery, the agency is leveraging its compelling science, technology, engineering, and math content with Crayola’s work to bring creativity into classrooms and other learning environments. […]

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NASA Telescopes Support Event Horizon Telescope in Studying Milky Way’s Supernassive Black Hole

As the Event Horizon Telescope collected data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes including three NASA X-ray observatories in space was also watching. […]

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NASA Plans to Conduct Another Attempt of Wet Dress Rehearsal in Early June

NASA’s SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft arrived back at Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building on April 26 after a 10-hour journey from launch pad 39B. NASA plans to conduct another attempt of the wet dress rehearsal in early June to demonstrate the ability to load propellant into the tanks and conduct a full launch countdown ahead of the Artemis I launch this summer. […]

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NASA Prepares for Undocking, Departure of Axiom Mission 1 From Space Station April 23

NASA will provide live coverage of the undocking and departure of the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) prior to its return to Earth from the International Space Station. […]

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NASA, Partners Develop ‘Lunar Backpack’ Technology to Aid New Moon Explorers

Imagine a mountaineering expedition in a wholly uncharted environment, where the hikers had the ability to generate a real-time 3D map of the terrain. NASA researchers and their industry partners have developed a remote-sensing mapping system set to aid explorers in the most isolated wilderness imaginable: the airless wastes at the South Pole of the Moon. […]

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