Category: NASA

‘From Capsules to Cranberries’, How Space Program Contributions Help Keep Your Thanksgiving Food Safe

As many Americans prepare for a socially distanced Thanksgiving meal, some may be aware that NASA helped develop the tiny, highly efficient video cameras in the devices that will allow virtual family dinners, and a few may know it was the space agency that first modernized conference calling. […]

WATCH: SpaceX, NASA Make History After Successful Crew-1 Mission Launches Four Astronauts from Kennedy Space Center

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday, Nov. 15, for liftoff of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to fly astronauts from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station. […]

SPACE HISTORY: America’s First Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral Established ‘Foothold in Space’

On the evening of Jan. 31, 1958, the United States orbited its first satellite — Explorer 1. The effort was part of the nation’s participation in the International Geophysical Year (IGY), a peaceful scientific endeavor. It also marked America’s first step in the Space Race of the Cold War. […]