Category: NASA

ARTEMIS I UPDATE: NASA to Roll Back Rocket and Spacecraft to Vehicle Assembly Building Starting Tonight at 11 p.m.

NASA is foregoing a launch opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 27, and preparing for a possible rollback, while continuing to watch the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian.  NASA officials said on Sunday Artemis I managers continue to closely monitor the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian as preparations for rolling back the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Vehicle Assembly Building continue. […]

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ARTEMIS I UPDATE: Preparations Continue for Rolling Back Rocket and Spacecraft to Vehicle Assembly Building

NASA is foregoing a launch opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 27, and preparing for a possible rollback, while continuing to watch the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian.  NASA officials said on Sunday Artemis I managers continue to closely monitor the weather forecast associated with Tropical Storm Ian as preparations for rolling back the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Vehicle Assembly Building continue. […]

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NASA, SpaceX Crew-5 Prepare for Upcoming Mission to the International Space Station Oct. 3

NASA and SpaceX continue to target 12:46 p.m. EDT, Monday, Oct. 3, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Astronaut John Young’s Lunar Salute During Apollo 16 Mission in 1972

Astronaut John W. Young, commander of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission, leaps from the Moon’s surface as he salutes the United States flag at the Descartes landing site during the first Apollo 16 spacewalk. […]

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ARTEMIS UPDATE: NASA Foregoing Launch Opportunity Sept. 27, Preparing for Rollback to VAB Due to Tropical Storm Ian

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23, to discuss the cryogenic demonstration test conducted Wednesday, Sept. 21, ahead of the next Artemis I launch attempt. Based on data from the test, teams are fine-tuning procedures for the next launch opportunity, targeted for no earlier than Sept. 27. The rocket remains in a safe and flight-ready configuration at the launch pad. […]

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Florida Tech Alumna Martha K. Williams to Be Inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame

There are many scientists and engineers at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), but only about 40 are also designated as NASA inventors. Among that already elite group, only four have been inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame—an exclusive list that now includes Martha K. Williams ’03 Ph.D. and her 20 NASA-issued patents and more than 43 published patents or patent applications. And Florida Tech calls her one of its own. […]

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LISTEN NOW: NASA Provides Update on Cryogenic Demonstration Test, Artemis I Launch Targeted No Earlier Than Sept. 27

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 23, to discuss the cryogenic demonstration test conducted Wednesday, Sept. 21, ahead of the next Artemis I launch attempt. Based on data from the test, teams are fine-tuning procedures for the next launch opportunity, targeted for no earlier than Sept. 27. The rocket remains in a safe and flight-ready configuration at the launch pad. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image of Spiral Galaxy

The galaxy NGC 1961 unfurls its gorgeous spiral arms in this newly released image from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Glittering, blue regions of bright young stars dot the dusty spiral arms winding around the galaxy’s glowing center. […]

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NASA Pursues Astronaut Lunar Landers for Future Artemis Moon Missions

NASA is seeking proposals for sustainable lunar lander development and demonstration as the agency works toward a regular cadence of Moon landings. Through Artemis missions, NASA is preparing to return humans to the Moon, including the first woman and first person of color, for long-term scientific discovery and exploration. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA Reflects on President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot Speech at Rice University

On Sept. 12, 1962, President Kennedy spoke before a crowd of 35,000 people at Rice University in Houston. During his speech, the President recommitted the nation to the Moon landing goal he proposed to Congress in May 1961, rallying the nation to land astronauts on the Moon before the end of the decade and bring the crew safely back to Earth. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: International Space Station Captures Mediterranean Cities Lighting Up the Night

This nighttime photograph from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above Earth looks across the Mediterranean Sea from north Africa to southern Europe. […]

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NASA Awards Over $4 Million to Institutions Across the U.S. Through New Space Grant KIDS Opportunity

NASA is awarding more than $4 million to institutions across the U.S. to help bring the excitement of authentic NASA experiences to groups of middle and high school students who are traditionally underserved and underrepresented in STEM. […]

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NASA Selects Axiom Space to Deliver Moonwalking Spacesuits for Artemis III Lunar Mission

NASA has selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, which will land Americans on the surface of the Moon for the first time in over 50 years. Axiom Space will be responsible for the design, development, qualification, certification, and production of its spacesuits and support equipment that will meet these key agency requirements for Artemis III. […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: NASA James Webb Space Telescope Captures Stunning ‘Cosmic Tarantula’

Once upon a space-time, a cosmic creation story unfolded: Thousands of never-before-seen young stars were spotted in a stellar nursery called 30 Doradus, captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. […]

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Captures Its First-Ever Direct Image of Distant World

For the first time, astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system. The exoplanet is a gas giant, meaning it has no rocky surface and could not be habitable. […]

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NASA, Axiom Space Sign Second Private Astronaut Mission to International Space Station in 2023

NASA and Axiom Space have signed a mission order for the second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station to take place in the second quarter of 2023. […]

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NASA Engineers Assess Data After Artemis 1 Scrub, Mission Managers to Meet Tuesday Afternoon

NASA engineers are evaluating data gathered during the Artemis I launch attempt Monday, Aug. 29, when teams could not get the rocket’s engines to the proper temperature range required to start the engines at liftoff and ran out of time in the two-hour launch window to continue. While managers have not yet set a date for the next launch attempt, the earliest possible opportunity is Friday, Sept. 2, during a two-hour launch window that opens at 12:48 p.m. […]

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Makes New Discoveries in Mars’ Jezero Crater

Scientists got a surprise when NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover began examining rocks on the floor of Jezero Crater in the spring of 2021: Because the crater held a lake billions of years ago, they had expected to find sedimentary rock, which would have formed when sand and mud settled in a once-watery environment. […]

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