Category: NASA News and Space Discoveries

Student Experiments Soar With Early Morning Launch From NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Approximately 100 undergraduate university and community college students from across the United States were on hand to witness the launch of their experiments and technology demonstration projects on a NASA suborbital rocket at 6:13 a.m., Aug. 14, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

Space is Integral Part of National Defense, Space Force Will Protect, Expand U.S. Cosmic Capabilities

The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America’s advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said during a roundtable discussion with Pentagon reporters yesterday.

Powerful Communications Satellite for U.S. and Allies Shipped for Launch

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shipped the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite July 27 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, where it will be prepared for an October liftoff aboard an Atlas rocket.

4.46 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite Flew Around in Space Before Earth’s Existence, Scientists Say

Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the catastrophic explosion of a massive star, a supernova, caused an immense cloud of cosmic dust and gas to come together and form our solar system. But exactly how the planets were built remains somewhat of a mystery to scientists.

NASA Announces First Four Astronauts To Launch Aboard Dragon to International Space Station

On Friday, August 3, 2018, NASA announced the first four astronauts who will launch aboard Crew Dragon (also known as Dragon 2) to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which will return human spaceflight capability to the United States for the first time since the Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011.