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Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NASA. Show all posts

Monday, January 20, 2020

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre


Article Excerpt: "... This was considered to be the last major milestone for California's SpaceX company before the US space agency (Nasa) certifies the firm to carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year..."


Reference: www.bbc.com

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements


Article Excerpt: "... spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. NASA's Jessica Meir and Christina Koch..."


Reference: phys.org

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rocket City Employmet: How about a job with NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center

Here is a sampling of jobs from USAJOBS.GOV for the Marshall Space Flight Center


Rocket City Employmet: How about a job with NASA at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center


Article Excerpt: "...AST, Mission Operations Integration (Open 12/12/2019 to 01/17/2020); Aerospace Engineer, AST, Environmental Control Systems (Open 01/06/2020 to 01/17/2020); Lead Budget Analyst (Open 01/06/2020 to 01/15/2020 ); Lead Aerospace Engineer (Lead AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems - Open 01/06/2020 to 01/17/2020 ); AST, Technical Management (General Engineer - Open 01/13/2020 to 01/20/2020); and more..."


Reference: www.usajobs.gov

Thursday, January 9, 2020

First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge in New Orleans: NASA


First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge in New Orleans: NASA


Article Excerpt: "... The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA’s Artemis program completed manufacturing work at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and was loaded onto the agency’s Pegasus barge on Jan. 8 for delivery to NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi ..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Friday, January 3, 2020

NASA’s Moon To Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast Tracked In 2019


NASA’s Moon To Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast Tracked In 2019


Article Excerpt: "... Through America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach, Artemis gained bipartisan support this year among members of Congress, the U.S aerospace industry, as well as with international partners, including Canada, Australia, and Japan, and member states of the European Space Agency. “2019 will be remembered as the year the Artemis program really became a reality ..."


Reference: aero-news.net

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing safely landed its crew capsule in the New Mexico desert Sunday after an aborted flight to the International Space Station that threatened to set back the company's effort to launch astronauts for NASA next year ..."


Reference: phys.org

Friday, December 20, 2019

Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Timer Glitch Scuttles Starliner ISS Docking


Article Excerpt: "... The problem surfaced 31 min. after Starliner lifted off at 6:36 a.m. EST Dec. 20 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral AFS. Instead of conducting a 40-sec. engine burn to set itself on a trajectory to rendezvous with the ISS, the capsule, believing the burn was already complete, was instead firing thrusters to maintain precise positioning ..."


Reference: aviationweek.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, November 14, 2019

NASA's Curiosity rover makes a baffling oxygen discovery on Mars


NASA's Curiosity rover makes a baffling oxygen discovery on Mars


Article Excerpt: "... oxygen acted differently. It only makes up a tiny amount of the Martian atmosphere (around 0.16%), but it doesn't follow the expected rises and falls. During spring and summer, the concentration of oxygen was much higher than expected. In fall, it dropped back to predicted levels. Then in winter, it fell below predicted levels. What's going on here? ..."


Reference: www.cnet.com
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

NASA, University Of Alabama To Collaborate On Advanced, In-Space Manufacturing


NASA, University Of Alabama To Collaborate On Advanced, In-Space Manufacturing


Article Excerpt: "... NASA is actively partnering with universities and industry from across the country to leverage and accelerate technology development in key areas, especially areas that will make it possible to sustainably live and work on the lunar surface, achieving the Artemis vision," Singer said ..."


Reference: www.aero-news.net

Friday, November 8, 2019

U.S. Air Force Taps Space Startup For $12 Million Worth Of Contracts


U.S. Air Force Taps Space Startup For $12 Million Worth Of Contracts


Article Excerpt: "... When Skylus studied rocket science at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, he volunteered at a nearby NASA facility because the agency did not accept interns through his program, he said. He changed oil at a Toyota dealership to make ends meet ..."


Reference: www.forbes.com

Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin


Boeing proposes lunar lander for NASA crews, rivaling Blue Origin


Article Excerpt: "... Boeing says it has submitted its proposal for a lunar lander capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024, joining a competition that includes Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture ..."


Reference: www.geekwire.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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jeff Bezos announces an all-star team for Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander


Jeff Bezos announces an all-star team for Blue Origin’s Blue Moon lunar lander


Article Excerpt: "... Blue Origin executives said that the system has been proposed for NASA’s use under the terms of the space agency’s NextSTEP-2 Appendix H solicitation. NASA is expected to select at least a couple of landing systems for further development in January. The systems that are ultimately selected would serve as key elements in NASA’s Artemis program..."


Reference: www.geekwire.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

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mo Brooks questions NASA experts with conflicting views on best way to return to the moon


Mo Brooks questions NASA experts with conflicting views on best way to return to the moon


Article Excerpt: "... Quote, “Apparently under pressure from commercial launch providers who need additional launches to fill their manifests NASA is being directed to break the lunar lander into multiple pieces so that these can fit on less powerful commercial launchers increasing risk and constraining the architecture.” Brooks read. “Second quote, “NASA’s current approach requires..."


Reference: www.alreporter.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

Friday, July 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years


Article Excerpt: "... “We had a rocket, the Saturn 5. We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit. That’s a great disappointment to me..."


Reference: spacecoastdaily.com

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions


NASA to open moon rock samples sealed since Apollo missions


Article Excerpt: "... NASA is about to open some of the pristine samples and let geologists take a crack at them with 21st-century technology. What better way to mark this summer’s 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on the moon..."


Reference: www.sfgate.com