Category: NASA & Space News

NASA to Begin Multi-Week Testing for Artemis Moonwalking, Roving Operations in Arizona Desert

To prepare for the Artemis era of research on the Moon, NASA will conduct two, multi-week field tests near Flagstaff, Arizona with astronauts, engineers, and scientists to practice mission scenarios for Artemis astronauts in a simulated lunar surface environment. […]

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WATCH LIVE: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launch Set for Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET at Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX and NASA are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, October 5 for Falcon 9’s launch of Dragon’s fifth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-5) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Launch Readiness Review Complete, Liftoff Scheduled for Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET at KSC

The Launch Readiness Review for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is complete. Liftoff is targeted for noon EDT on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida. […]

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SpaceX Starlink Satellite Mission Pushed Back to Tuesday at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California

SpaceX is targeting today, Monday, October 3 for a Falcon 9 launch of 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. […]

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THE TRADITION CONTINUES: 2022 Rocket Ranch Reunion Set for Nov. 19 at Merritt Island Moose Lodge

The 2022 edition of the Rocket Ranch Reunion is set for Nov. 19 at the Merritt Island Moose Lodge, and as always, this event is open to anyone who has ever worked at Kennedy Space Center or the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station – now Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. […]

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NASA, SpaceX Sign Agreement to Study Hubble Space Telescope’s Reboost Possibility

NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement Thursday, Sept. 22, to study the feasibility of a SpaceX and Polaris Program idea to boost the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit with the Dragon spacecraft, at no cost to the government. […]

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Flight Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center to Make Final Preparations for Crew-5 Mission

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 flight crew has reported to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to start final preparations for liftoff of the mission to the International Space Station. […]

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures First Image From Flyby of Jupiter’s Moon Europa

The first picture NASA’s Juno spacecraft took as it flew by Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Europa has arrived on Earth. Revealing surface features in a region near the moon’s equator called Annwn Regio, the image was captured during the solar-powered spacecraft’s closest approach, on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 a.m. PDT (5:36 a.m. EDT), at a distance of about 219 miles. […]

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NASA Adds Astronauts Scott Tingle, Mike Fincke to First Boeing Starliner-1 Launch Crew

NASA has added two astronauts to the agency’s Boeing Starliner-1 launch to the International Space Station, the spacecraft’s first mission following completion of its flight tests and certification. […]

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Florida Tech Student Kathryn Bock Earns Florida Space Grant Consortium Masters Fellowship Award

Kathryn Bock, a biomedical engineering graduate student, received the Florida Space Grant Consortium Masters Fellowship Program award to investigate the effects of low-dose, space-like radiation on bone cell function. […]

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ARTEMIS I UPDATE: Space Launch System Secured Inside Vehicle Assembly Building After Four-Mile Journey from Launch Pad 39B

NASA officials said at approximately 9:15 a.m. EDT, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission were secured inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center after a four-mile journey from Launch Pad 39B that began at 11:21 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Ian. […]

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NASA’s DART Mission Makes History – Hits Asteroid in First-Ever Planetary Defense Test

fter ten months of flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space. As a part of NASA’s overall planetary defense strategy, DART’s impact with the asteroid Dimorphos demonstrates a viable mitigation technique for protecting the planet from an Earth-bound asteroid or comet, if one were discovered. […]

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft to Come Within 222 Miles of Jupiter’s Icy Moon Europa

On Thursday, Sept. 29, at 2:36 a.m. PDT (5:36 a.m. EDT), NASA’s Juno spacecraft will come within 222 miles (358 kilometers) of the surface of Jupiter’s ice-covered moon, Europa. […]

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IMAGE OF THE DAY: NASA Technicians Unbox Golden DART Spacecraft at Vandenberg Space Force Base

Technicians prepare to move NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft from a shipping container onto a work stand inside the Astrotech Space Operations Facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California in this image from Oct. 4, 2021. […]

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ARTEMIS I UPDATE: NASA to Roll Back Rocket and Spacecraft to Vehicle Assembly Building Starting Tonight at 11 p.m.

NASA is foregoing a launch opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 27, and preparing for a possible rollback, while continuing to watch the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian.  NASA officials said on Sunday Artemis I managers continue to closely monitor the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian as preparations for rolling back the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Vehicle Assembly Building continue. […]

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