Category: NASA

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.

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.

Astronaut Crew Quarters at KSC Being Prepped for Return to Human Spaceflight From American Soil

You’ll have to excuse Lauren Lunde if her enthusiasm is tempered with just a little bit of anxiety. A NASA flight crew specialist who manages the astronaut crew quarters at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Lunde helps take care of the people who are in the business of pioneering space and business is picking up.

DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION: NASA’s New Mini Satellite HaloSat Will Study Halo of Gas Around Milky Way

Astronomers keep coming up short when they survey “normal” matter, the material that makes up galaxies, stars and planets. A new NASA-sponsored CubeSat mission called HaloSat, deployed from the International Space Station on July 13, will help scientists search for the universe’s missing matter by studying X-rays from hot gas surrounding our Milky Way galaxy.

NASA, French Aerospace Lab to Collaborate on Sonic Boom Prediction Research

NASA and France’s Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), the French national aerospace research center, signed a research agreement Wednesday that could make supersonic passenger flights over land practical, dramatically reducing travel time in the United States or anywhere in the world.

VIDEO: ‘The Eagle Has Landed,’ Apollo 11 Touched Down On Moon 49 Years Ago Today

‘Houston, Tranquility Base Here. The Eagle Has Landed.’ July 1969. It’s a little over eight years since the flights of Gagarin and Shepard, followed quickly by President John Kennedy’s challenge to put a man on the moon before the decade is out.

SPACE EXPLORATION: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Data Indicates Another Possible Volcano on Jupiter Moon

Data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument point to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io that could indicate a previously undiscovered volcano on the small moon of Jupiter. The infrared data were collected on Dec. 16, 2017, when Juno was about 290,000 miles (470,000 kilometers) away from the moon.