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Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marshall Space Flight Center. Show all posts

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Alabama celebrates Artemis Day as final piece of hardware departs Marshall Space Flight Center for historic mission


Alabama celebrates Artemis Day as final piece of hardware departs Marshall Space Flight Center for historic mission


Article Excerpt: "... An official proclamation signed by Ivey earlier this week highlighted Huntsville’s famed contributions to space flight and exploration since last century. The Rocket City’s signature work is continuing on the Space Launch System (SLS), which is the most powerful rocket in world history..."


Reference: yellowhammernews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


NASA Plans for More SLS Rocket Boosters to Launch Artemis Moon Missions


Article Excerpt: "... “This initial step ensures that NASA can build the boosters needed for future Space Launch System rockets that will be needed for the Artemis missions to explore the Moon,” said John Honeycutt, SLS Program Manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. “The letter contract allows us to buy long-lead materials in time for manufacturing boosters for the fourth flight.” ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Friday, June 26, 2020

SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


SLS oxygen tank tested beyond limits at Marshall Space Flight Center in prep for launch


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing and NASA engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center completed the structural test campaign for the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. A duplicate of the SLS core stage’s liquid oxygen tank was filled with water and underwent millions of pounds of pressure until it was purposefully destroyed..."


Reference: themadisonrecord.com

Thursday, June 18, 2020

High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


High school students build lockers for trip to the International Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... "It is exciting for us and the students," said Bob Zeek, NASA HUNCH co-founder and project resource manager at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "Even with 70 HUNCH-built lockers delivered to the International Space Station Program and 58 of those flying to the space station, the Demo-2 flight adds a new flavor." Each locker is comprised of...Marshall Space Flight Center and Langley Research Center. For example, students from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, created the rear close-out plates..."


Reference: phys.org

More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


More Hands Make Light Work: Crew Dragon Duo Increases Science Tempo on Space Station


Article Excerpt: "... That science tempo is the station's hallmark, said Beau Simpson, payload operations manager in the Payload Operations Integration Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama - the round-the-clock science hub linking global researchers to the astronauts overseeing their experiments on station. What has really impressed the payload operations team at Marshall, Simpson said, is how Behnken and Hurley - trained exhaustively for Crew Dragon's groundbreaking flight - have also hit the ground running with science on station..."


Reference: www.spacedaily.com

Monday, June 15, 2020

KBR wins $570 million contract for NASA spaceflight operations


KBR wins $570 million contract for NASA spaceflight operations


Article Excerpt: "... Houston-based engineering company KBR Inc said on Monday it was awarded a $570.3 million contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: www.reuters.com

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Marshall boosts historic test flight of SpaceX


Article Excerpt: "... A team at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Huntsville Operations Support Center joined teams at Kennedy, SpaceX’s mission control center in Hawthorne, California, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in monitoring the launch. “I’m feeling so excited about this incredible accomplishment,” Marshall’s Steve Gaddis, launch vehicle deputy manager for the Commercial Crew Program, said. “It’s taken many people and many years to get here. The Marshall team has contributed in many significant ways. Working with our SpaceX Commercial Crew partner ..."


Reference: www.theredstonerocket.com

Saturday, June 6, 2020

WE HAVE LIFT-OFF! Head to Space Camp with Nasa for a real out-of-this-world trip in Alabama


WE HAVE LIFT-OFF! Head to Space Camp with Nasa for a real out-of-this-world trip in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Astro­nauting is harder than it looks. I’ve flown out to Huntsville, Alabama — home to Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center — for the chance to play space cadet for the weekend. Here, the quirky Space Camp programme, which has been admitting teenage students for years, has just opened the airlocks to adults, too..."


Reference: www.thesun.co.uk

Friday, June 5, 2020

NASA Awards Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration Contract


NASA Awards Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration Contract


Article Excerpt: "... The company will provide the necessary management, personnel, equipment and supplies to ensure mission operations and ground systems development services for NASA programs, project offices, payload developers, educational institutions, international partner space agencies, and commercial partners at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama ..."


Reference: indiaeducationdiary.in

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Aiming for the stars, UK graduate Kelly Lynch lands dream job at NASA as chemical engineer


Aiming for the stars, UK graduate Kelly Lynch lands dream job at NASA as chemical engineer


Article Excerpt: "... Growing up in Kentucky in the city of Glasgow, Kelly Lynch — not unlike most bright-eyed kids — had dreams of becoming an astronaut. For most, those aspirations are fleeting. For Lynch, they never faded. “My dream is still to become an astronaut and go to the Moon or Mars.”...The summer following her freshman year, she was offered the internship of a lifetime at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Ala..."


Reference: www.kyforward.com

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Amazing Look at Jupiter’s Incredible Storms Using Ground and Space Observations


Amazing Look at Jupiter’s Incredible Storms Using Ground and Space Observations


Article Excerpt: "...NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the ground-based Gemini Observatory in Hawaii have teamed up with the Juno spacecraft to probe the mightiest storms in the solar system, taking place more than 500 million miles away on the giant planet Jupiter... Juno is part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate..."


Reference: scitechdaily.com

Friday, May 8, 2020

Once NASA reopens, giant rocket managed in Huntsville will be ready


Once NASA reopens, giant rocket managed in Huntsville will be ready


Article Excerpt: "... the giant moon rocket managed at Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center will be ready for testing. That's the word this week from Boeing, which built the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Blue Origin preparing to enter the orbital arena


Blue Origin preparing to enter the orbital arena


Article Excerpt: "... On February 14, 2020, Blue Origin opened a “high-rate engine production facility” in Huntsville, Alabama for both the BE-4 and BE-3U engine. Nearby, the company is currently in the process of renovating test stand 4670 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: www.nasaspaceflight.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Solar Telescope Mounted on a Rocket Detects Super-Fine Strands on the Sun


Solar Telescope Mounted on a Rocket Detects Super-Fine Strands on the Sun


Article Excerpt: "... images were captured by NASA’s High-Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C mission. Hi-C is a solar telescope mounted on a sounding rocket, a sub-orbital rocket that makes brief flights into space before falling back to Earth. Hi-C captured these images...The Hi-C mission is led by principal investigator Amy Winebarger of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama"


Reference: infosurhoy.com

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Elevated to Stage 3


NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Elevated to Stage 3


Article Excerpt: "... Marshall has been elevated to Stage 3 and is in mandatory telework status, with restricted access to the center until further notice..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Who Got America to the Moon? An Unlikely Collaboration of Jewish and Former Nazi Scientists


Who Got America to the Moon? An Unlikely Collaboration of Jewish and Former Nazi Scientists


Article Excerpt: "... two men met over a bottle of Jack Daniel's...On one side of the bottle was Wernher von Braun, the engineering genius who had developed the world's first ballistic missile for Adolf Hitler... but now ran NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. On the other side was Abraham Silverstein..."


Reference: www.military.com

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission


A Year of Surprising Science From NASA's InSight Mars Mission


Article Excerpt: "... About InSight: A division of Caltech in Pasadena, JPL manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission..."


Reference: mars.nasa.gov

Friday, February 14, 2020

NASA selects four possible missions to study the secrets of the solar system


NASA selects four possible missions to study the secrets of the solar system


Article Excerpt: "... The concepts were chosen from proposals submitted in 2019 under NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO) NNH19ZDA010O, Discovery Program. The selected investigations will be managed by the Planetary Missions Program Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the Discovery Program..."


Reference: phys.org

TRIDENT Mission Concept Led by USRA's Louise Prockter Among Four Selected by NASA's Discovery Program


TRIDENT Mission Concept Led by USRA's Louise Prockter Among Four Selected by NASA's Discovery Program


Article Excerpt: "... The selected investigations will be managed by the Planetary Missions Program Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the Discovery Program. The Discovery Program conducts space science investigations in the Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, guided by NASA’s agency priorities and the Decadal Survey process of the National Academy of Sciences..."


Reference: usra.edu

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NASA leaders praise Trump budget that gives NASA in Alabama $3 billion for space missions


NASA leaders praise Trump budget that gives NASA in Alabama $3 billion for space missions


Article Excerpt: "... President Trump's budget, if approved, funds NASA for $25 billion next year and the Marshall Space Flight Center would get around $3 billion. That's a nearly 12% increase from last year's proposal..."


Reference: whnt.com