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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

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

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Marshall, NASA to Honor Fallen Astronaut Heroes Jan. 30


Marshall, NASA to Honor Fallen Astronaut Heroes Jan. 30


Article Excerpt: "... On Jan. 30, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the NASA family nationwide will honor the brave explorers -- including the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia -- who lost their lives in the pursuit of scientific discovery and the betterment of all humankind. Marshall will host a candle-lighting ceremony at 9 a.m. CST in the lobby of Building 4200. Speakers will ..."


Reference: www.spaceref.com

Monday, November 25, 2019

NASA Proposes Robotic Pallet Lander Concept For Cheaper Moon Missions


NASA Proposes Robotic Pallet Lander Concept For Cheaper Moon Missions


Article Excerpt: "... "As robotic lunar landers grow to accommodate larger payloads, simple but high-performing landers with a contiguous payload volume will be needed," says Logan Kennedy, the project's lead systems engineer at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: www.gizbot.com

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Senate’s 2020 budget gives NASA $1.2B more for Moon shot


Senate’s 2020 budget gives NASA $1.2B more for Moon shot


Article Excerpt: "... The Senate has passed a fiscal year 2020 budget that gives a $1.25 billion boost to NASA’s plans to return to the Moon by 2024. Most of that goes to a key rocket program managed in Alabama ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Saturday, September 28, 2019

NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies


NASA Announces New Tipping Point Partnerships for Moon and Mars Technologies


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX will collaborate with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to develop and test coupler prototypes – or nozzles – for refueling spacecraft such as the company’s Starship vehicle. A cryogenic fluid coupler for large-scale in-space propellant transfer is an important technology to aid sustained exploration efforts on the Moon and Mars. ..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Thursday, September 26, 2019

NASA's Dragonfly Drone Will Fly Around Titan Looking For Origins, Signs Of Life


NASA's Dragonfly Drone Will Fly Around Titan Looking For Origins, Signs Of Life


Article Excerpt: "... The program is managed by the Planetary Missions Program Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for the agency’s Planetary Science Division in Washington. “The New Frontiers program has transformed our understanding of the solar system, uncovering the inner structure and composition of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere, discovering the icy secrets of..."


Reference: www.aero-news.net

14 NASA Sites Every Space Nerd Must Visit


14 NASA Sites Every Space Nerd Must Visit


Article Excerpt: "... There are several reasons to visit this NASA site in Huntsville, Alabama but the biggest is the chance to see a true National Historic Landmark—an authentic Saturn V rocket—one of only three in the world, along with the Jupiter IRBM ..."


Reference: www.rd.com

Friday, August 16, 2019

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job


NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job


Article Excerpt: "... NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander..."


Reference: www.wtsp.com

Saturday, August 3, 2019

SpaceX, Lockheed, Blue Origin, others get new NASA moon contracts


SpaceX, Lockheed, Blue Origin, others get new NASA moon contracts


Article Excerpt: "... The testing of a compact hydrogen generator for inflatable heat shields, which could help deliver larger payloads to Mars, comes in a deal with Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and Anasphere Inc. of Bozeman, Mont..."


Reference: www.upi.com

Sunday, July 21, 2019

VP Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Pence reaffirms administration support for "moon-first" strategy


Article Excerpt: "... He also said the administration strongly supports continued development of the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift booster, built by Boeing and managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and the Lockheed Martin-built Orion crew capsule that will carry astronauts to the moon..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Friday, June 21, 2019

Blue Origin test fires BE-7 engine at Marshall Space Flight Center


Blue Origin test fires BE-7 engine at Marshall Space Flight Center


Article Excerpt: "... The hotfire test lasted a little over half a minute, and went according to plan. It was carried out at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In a Thursday, June 20 tweet, containing video footage of the test firing, Bezos wrote that, “Data looks great and hardware is in perfect condition..."


Reference: www.digitaltrends.com

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Great Places to Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary


Great Places to Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary


Article Excerpt: "... Watch a really big rocket launch at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Huntsville, Ala., is known as Rocket City because the Saturn V was developed there at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville is also home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which will pay tribute to the city's history by attempting to break the Guinness World Record with the simultaneous launch of 5,000 model rockets at 8:32 a.m. CT. (Guests can watch from outside at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.) Inside the museum, visitors can build and launch their own rocket. (Tickets: $25 per adult, $17 per child, kids under 4 free..."


Reference: www.aarp.org

Thursday, May 16, 2019

TO THE MOON: NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers


TO THE MOON: NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers


Article Excerpt: "... To expedite the work, NASA is invoking undefinitized contract actions, which allow the agency to authorize partners to start a portion of the work, while negotiations toward contract award continue in parallel.

“We’re taking major steps to begin development as quickly as possible, including invoking a NextSTEP option that allows our partners to begin work while we’re still negotiating,” said Greg Chavers, human landing system formulation manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 12 years


Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 12 years


Article Excerpt: "... This year, 45 college and university teams participated in the eight-month design marathon conducted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, culminating in rocket and payload competition flights on April 6. The Vanderbilt team will receive a $5,000 award from NASA Marshall Industry Partner Northrop Grumman for their win..."


Reference: vanderbilt.edu

Friday, April 19, 2019

Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish rocket engine Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama


A new Delta 2, Blue Origin inks with NASA, a fiery Falcon Heavy


Article Excerpt: "... NASA and Blue Origin formalize engine test deal. Under a new Commercial Space Launch Act agreement signed with NASA, Blue Origin will upgrade and refurbish Test Stand 4670 at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to support testing of its BE-3U and BE-4 rocket engines..."


Reference: arstechnica.com