Category: NASA

U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from International Space Station Set August 27

Filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Tuesday, Aug. 27. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 10:15 a.m. EDT.

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 Scientist Gioia Massa Honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Gioia Massa Ph.D. is among 18 NASA engineers and researchers named by President Donald Trump to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Massa, along with 296 other federal researchers, received her award during a ceremony July 25, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft to Depart International Space Station August 6

More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Roger Chaffee, will depart the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, August 6.

Florida Tech Affiliate Larsen Motorsports and NASA Announce STEM Partnership

Blazing Trails, the non-profit educational outreach organization at Florida Tech affiliate Larsen Motorsports, announced today that it has teamed with NASA’s STEM education initiative to promote advanced manufacturing, technology, and skilled, trade-based careers on Florida’s Space Coast and across the country.

Arrival of Astronaut Andrew Morgan at Space Station Coincides with Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary

A multinational crew of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturday, July 20 – the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic landing on the Moon. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the crew’s launch and arrival.