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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

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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Acting Administrator talks FY2019 NASA budget at Marshall


Article Excerpt: "... The request calls for funding the agency, for FY19, at $19.9 billion – a $400 million increase over current annual funding. “It really reflects the administration’s confidence that America will lead the way back to the Moon, and take that next giant leap from where we made the first small step for humanity some 50 years ago,” explained Lightfoot. “The budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission ..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Huntsville International Airport's Dreams Come True Files with FAA to Land SNC's Dream Chaser


Article Excerpt: "... The airport has signed a contract to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) license to land the small, shuttle-shaped ship in Huntsville. The licensing process will take two years. Local leaders see the license to land Dream Chaser as a step toward making the city a hub for the growing commercial space industry. Science payloads on the International Space Station are managed now by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and officials believe they can leverage that relationship to build a new space business in the "Rocket City ..."


Reference: satnews.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... The museum houses the National Historic Landmark Saturn V Moon Rocket, the Apollo 16 Command Module and the Pathfinder space shuttle display. There are more than 10,000 artifacts in it's collection with over 1000 items displayed including 27 missiles and rockets. The center is also a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum and is the Official Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center..."


Reference: www.al.com

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Huntsville's Stowage Engineers keep track of everything on the space station for astronauts


Article Excerpt: "... Those people are at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, where one of the ISS's multiple support teams is located at the Payload Operations and Integration Center. They're called stowage engineers, and it's their job to know where everything is on the ISS at all times ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com