Category: NASA

PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Arrives at Asteroid Bennu After 1.2 Billion-Mile Journey

NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft executed a maneuver that transitioned it from flying toward Bennu to operating around the asteroid.

NASA InSight Lander Arrives On Martian Surface to Learn What Lies Beneath

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile (458-million-kilometer) journey from Earth.

WATCH: NASA Mobilizes Scientists and Satellite Data Analysts to Aid California Wildfire Response

For the past two weeks NASA scientists and satellite data analysts have been working every day producing maps and damage assessments that can be used by disaster managers battling the Woolsey Fire near Los Angeles and the Camp Fire in Northern California.

WASHINGTON POST: NASA to Launch Safety Review of SpaceX and Boeing Due to Workplace Culture Concerns

NASA has ordered a safety review of the two companies it has hired to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, a months-long assessment that would involve hundreds of interviews designed to evaluate the culture of the workplaces, the agency said.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral Rescheduled For Dec 18

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the first Lockheed Martin-built Global Positioning Systems (GPS) III satellite has been re-scheduled from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, due to launch range accommodations for a NASA re-supply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 4.

NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor ‘Oumuamua, the First Known Interstellar Object to Visit our Solar System

In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as ‘Oumuamua — the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at ‘Oumuamua in the weeks after its discovery that October.

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Jovian Close Encounter Captured by NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anticyclonic storm, known as a white oval.