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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

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Rocket City Welcomes Vice President Pence to the Space & Rocket Center for Space Council Meeting


Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Fifth Meeting of the National Space Council in the Rocket City


Mike Pence Visits the Rocket City
Vice President Mike Pence
Article Excerpt: "... to all the members of the National Space Council and the Users' Advisory Group; to Dr. Deborah Barnhart and the great team here at the Space and Rocket Center; honored guests; and especially to all the dedicated the men and women of the Marshall Space Flight Center: It is great to be back in Rocket City ..."

Reference: spaceref.com

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


NASA reassessing date for first SLS launch


Article Excerpt: "... director of NASA Marshall in September 2018, acknowledged issues in the development of SLS in general, whose first launch has slipped from 2017 to at least 2020 over the course of its development. “We are working hard to build SLS and, yes, we’re overcoming challenges,” she said..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Monday, March 4, 2019

Alabama’s role in moon landing getting international attention


Alabama’s role in moon landing getting international attention


Article Excerpt: "... With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing coming up on July 20, Huntsville space historians have done lots of interviews in the past year about Wernher von Braun and Marshall Space Flight Center’s role in the space program..."


Reference: www.al.com

Monday, February 11, 2019

NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


NASA reveals the large 200ft tall primary tank of its SLS megarocket that might take man to Mars


Article Excerpt: "... SLS will produce 8.8 million lbs. of maximum thrust, 15 percent more thrust than the Saturn V rocket. The huge tank is being stress tested at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: infosurhoy.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Government shutdown: How many federal workers in Alabama aren’t being paid


Article Excerpt: "... according to data from Governing.com. About half of these work at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, with some 95 percent of NASA employees furloughed ..."


Reference: www.wtvy.com

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Rocket City, Alabama: Space history and an eye on the future


Article Excerpt: "... moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville's nickname, Rocket City, is thanks largely to Wernher von Braun and his team of fellow German-born rocketeers who settled here in the 1950s. The city has long been home to the Army's Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: phys.org

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Space pioneer Georg von Tiesenhausen dies at Alabama home


Article Excerpt: "... HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Georg von Tiesenhausen, the last of the German rocket team that launched the U.S. space program, has died at his Alabama home. He was 104 ..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Equipment for unmanned space flight takes off from Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... Marshall Space Flight Center, said all major pieces of the rocket have been manufactured now, so NASA is more than halfway through with putting the massive rocket together for its first test flight. That first flight is slated for 2019 but ..."


Reference: www.waff.com