Category: NASA News and Space Discoveries

THIS WEEK @NASA: Update On Artemis Program, Parker Solar Probe Prepares Another Encounter With Sun

An update on the development of a system that will land NASA Astronauts on the Moon as a part of our #Artemis program, the final four sites selected for our first asteroid sample return mission and our Parker Solar Probe spacecraft prepares for another close encounter with the Sun … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.

NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Crew Extraction from Dragon in Trident Basin at Port Canaveral

NASA at the Trident Basin in Cape Canaveral, Florida, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken work with teams from NASA and SpaceX to rehearse crew extraction from SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, which will be used to carry humans to the International Space Station.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: One Year, 2 Trips Around Sun for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

Since NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched on Aug. 12, 2018, Earth has made a single trip around the Sun — while the daring solar explorer is well into its third orbit around our star. With two close passes by the Sun already under its belt, Parker Solar Probe is speeding toward another close solar approach on Sept. 1, 2019.

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner.

All Points Executives Among Leaders at Space & Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama

All Points executives Peter Lenzner, left, and Col Kurt Weidenthal II were among space and missile defense community leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world during the Space & Missile Defense Symposium held August 6 to 8 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

AMAR PATEL: Brevard Achievement Center’s Adult Day Training Program Visits Kennedy Space Center

On the Space Coast we all feel an affinity of some sort to the Space Program. Some of us, like me, moved here because we were in absolute awe of the amazing things happening and dreamed of being part of it.