NASA Breaking News

NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 14:15 EDT

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Mission to Space Station

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:28 EDT

An uncrewed Russian Soyuz spacecraft is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 11:38 p.m. EDT (8:38 a.m. Aug. 22 Baikonur time) on a test flight to validate the spacecraft’s compatibility with a revamped Soyuz booster rocket.

NASA Selects Proposals to Demonstrate SmallSat Technologies to Study Interplanetary Space

Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:34 EDT

NASA has selected two proposals to demonstrate small satellite technologies to improve science observations in deep space, which could help NASA develop better models to predict space weather events that can affect astronauts and spacecraft.

New York Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:03 EDT

SciGirls viewers from New York will have an opportunity on Monday, Aug. 19, to talk live with NASA astronaut Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station.

NASA Administrator to Discuss Human Lander Update for Artemis Program

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 18:54 EDT

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, joined by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Scott DesJarlais and Brian Babin, will discuss updates on the agency’s plans for landing humans on the Moon by 2024 through the Artemis program at 3:10 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16. The remarks will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

NASA Awards Contract for Exploration Ground Systems Program Services

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:29 EDT

NASA has selected ARES Technical Services Corporation in Burlingame, California, to provide support services to the Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 15:07 EDT

NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to planetary atmospheres, radiation from the Sun, and interstellar particles.

NASA TV to Air US Spacewalk, Briefing on Space Station Docking Port Install

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 14:12 EDT

Experts from NASA will preview an upcoming spacewalk with two American astronauts outside the International Space Station to complete the outfitting of docking ports during a briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Friday, Aug. 16, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:26 EDT

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft to “tag” its cosmic dance partner.

NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:14 EDT

As NASA continues the final stage of testing for its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 15, to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely in urban areas.