Category: NASA

NASA and International Space Station Members Announce First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, an extended stay for NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, and a record-setting flight for NASA astronaut Christina Koch.

NASA’s Landmark Kelly Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

Results from NASA’s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to — and recovered from — the extreme environment of space.

LAUNCH UPDATE: NASA Technologies One Step Closer to Launch on Next SpaceX Falcon Heavy

A new kind of atomic clock, non-toxic propellant system and missions to characterize how space weather interferes with satellites and communication transmissions are one step closer to liftoff. With the second-ever SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch complete, these NASA technologies await the powerful rocket’s next flight.

NASA Space Flight Awareness Program Recognizes Stennis Employee Mike Pannell With Honoree Award

Stennis Space Center employee Mike Pannell, a resident of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and native of Titusville, Florida, was recognized April 3 by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight.

WHERE TO WATCH: NASA’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Viewing at Port Canaveral Wednesday, April 10

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is currently scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, with a window of 6:35 p.m. through 8:35 p.m. Watching the launch from Port Canaveral is very popular and many thousands of people have enjoyed spectacular views from the Port.

WATCH: Space-Grown LRRK2 Crystals Found by NASA Astronauts Offer Clarity on Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease affects more than 5 million people on Earth. Research on the International Space Station could provide insight into this chronic neurodegenerative disease and help scientists find ways to treat and prevent it.

45th Space Wing Inaugural State of the Installation Hosted by Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess

Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, spoke with community partners about current and future missions during the inaugural State of the Installation event at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.