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

Friday, August 31, 2018

International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after leak repair


International Space Station Status


Article Excerpt: "... The International Space Station’s cabin pressure is holding steady after the Expedition 56 crew conducted repair work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex. The repair was made to address a leak that had caused a minor reduction of station pressure. After a morning of investigations, the crew reported that the leak was isolated to a hole about two millimeters in diameter in the orbital compartment, or upper section, of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft ..."


Reference: nasa.gov

Friday, August 3, 2018

NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


NASA Assigns First Crews to Fly Commercial Spacecraft


Article Excerpt: "... The first astronauts who will launch on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Behnken last flew on the space shuttle, which was designed in the 1970s. “The space shuttle was extremely capable, and it’s super hard to duplicate that in such a short period of time,” said Behnken. “The shuttle had decades to mature to where it was when we had our chances to fly it. There were about 3,000 switches inside. We’re grateful that the next vehicle that we’re going to fly on is going to be a little bit more automated..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — The vehicle just needs to ride out a nasty dust storm


NASA’s Opportunity rover is in a deep sleep on Mars — but there’s hope it will wake up again


Article Excerpt: "... On Mars, NASA’s Opportunity rover has run out of so much power it can’t communicate with Earth anymore — but that doesn’t mean the vehicle is dead yet. The robot is in a deep sleep, thanks to a particularly nasty dust storm that’s blocking sunlight from hitting its solar panels. NASA engineers are optimistic that the rover will be able to wake up ..."


Reference: www.theverge.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


SpaceX Launching NASA Astronauts to Space This Year Amidst Safety Concerns


Article Excerpt: "... was awarded another $2.6 billion in 2014 to send NASA’s astronauts to space, according to NASA. The company is on track to send its first astronauts to the International Space Station later this year ..."


Reference: www.yahoo.com

Thursday, March 15, 2018

NASA Twins Study Confirms Preliminary Findings


NASA Twins Study Confirms Preliminary Findings


Article Excerpt: "... Another interesting finding concerned what some call the “space gene”, which was alluded to in 2017. Researchers now know that 93% of Scott’s genes returned to normal after landing. However, the remaining 7% point to possible longer term changes in genes related to his immune system, DNA repair, bone formation networks, hypoxia, and hypercapnia..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Friday, December 15, 2017

Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Elon Musk's SpaceX becomes first private company to launch a reused rocket on a NASA mission


Article Excerpt: "... Elon Musk's rocket company made NASA history Friday, as SpaceX became the first company to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station on a reused rocket. The mission, known as Commercial Resupply Services 13 (CRS-13) ..."


Reference: www.cnbc.com

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

President Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars


President Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars


Article Excerpt: "... President Donald Trump signed his administration's first space policy directive today (Dec. 11), which formally directs NASA to focus on returning humans to the moon. President Trump signed the order during a ceremony in the Oval Office, surrounded by members of the recently re-established National Space Council, or NSC ..."


Reference: www.space.com

NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery


NASA Hosts Media Teleconference to Announce Latest Kepler Discovery


Article Excerpt: "... NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 14, to announce the latest discovery made by its planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. The discovery was made by researchers using machine learning from Google. Machine learning is an approach to artificial intelligence, and demonstrates new ways of analyzing Kepler data ..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018


Article Excerpt: "... "This would be a long loop around the moon … It would skim the surface of the moon, go quite a bit further out into deep space and then loop back to Earth," Musk said during the teleconference. "So I'm guessing, distance-wise, maybe [300,000] or 400,000 miles [about 500,000 to 650,000 kilometers]." The moon flight is scheduled to launch after SpaceX flies NASA astronauts to the International Space Station ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Friday, January 20, 2017

Huntsville's Robert Lightfoot takes reins of NASA as acting administrator


Huntsville's Robert Lightfoot takes reins of NASA as acting administrator


Article Excerpt: "...President-elect Donald Trump has not nominated or appointed a successor, so the agency’s top guy will temporarily grab the reins. That guy is Huntsville’s Robert Lightfoot, former Marshall Space Flight director and current associate NASA administrator ..."

Reference: www.waff.com

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Director of NASA center in Ala announces retirement


Article Excerpt: "...The message says Scheuermann says he will step down Nov. 13. He has been director of Marshall since 2012 ..."


Reference: www.decaturdaily.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Nasa to launch 4K TV channel with ultra-HD space footage and online streaming on 1 November


Nasa to launch 4K TV channel with ultra-HD space footage and online streaming on 1 November


Article Excerpt: "...The US space agency is joining with worldwide video delivery firm Harmonic to create the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-HD channel in north America with 2160p resolution video that will work on both conventional TVs as well as streaming over the internet to PCs and mobile devices that have internet connectivity speeds of at least 13mbps ..."


Reference: www.ibtimes.co.uk



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Rocket City is visited by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden


NASA chief visits the Rocket City


Article Excerpt: "... NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is visiting the Rocket City on Tuesday. ..."


Reference: www.waff.com

Sunday, January 12, 2014

'Hand of God' visible in space as viewed by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NuSTAR


Spooky 'Hand of God' in Space Reaches for Clouds


'Hand of God' Image
'Hand of God' (NASA Photo)
Article Excerpt: "... The image is a composite made from observations by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), showing the appropriately-named “Hand of God” nebula located 17,000 light-years away. ..."

Reference: discovery.com

Friday, December 20, 2013

International Space Station requires series of spacewalks to be performed by brave U.S. astronauts

US Astronauts Embark on Spacewalk


Article Excerpt: "... NASA says the American astronauts will make three spacewalks - on December 21, 23, and 25 - each one lasting about six-and-a-half hours. ..."


Reference: www.voanews.com

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breeding Rocket Scientists in the Rocket City

How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists


Article Excerpt: "...Tim Pickens is the kind of guy that gives Huntsville its nickname: Rocket City. The name was there before he was, derived from the city’s high concentration of NASA and military space projects. But Pickens’ decades of involvement in the city’s space industry ..."


Reference: www.theatlanticcities.com

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Redstone Arsenal: NASA is seeking applicants for its next class of astronaut candidates

Astronaut Recruits at Redstone Arsenal


Article Excerpt: "... Col. Shane Kimbrough, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's NASA Detachment, led an officer professional development discussion at the invitation of the Program Executive Office-Aviation on Jan. 20. The subject of Kimbrough's briefing was the FY12 Army Astronaut Candidate Screening Board and eligibility criteria for all Redstone Arsenal ..."


Reference: www.military.com

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The "Rocket City" is a company town

Company Towns, After The Company Leaves Town


Article Excerpt: "... Huntsville, Alabama is known to many as "Rocket City." Nearly half of the city's jobs are connected to space and defense funding. Now, with NASA and the Pentagon facing significant cuts ..."


Reference: www.npr.org

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NASA heavy-lift rocket program to launch Rocket City economy

Rocket decision seen as positive for Huntsville


Article Excerpt: "... It was welcome news in the Huntsville area since an estimated 1,500 local NASA contractors have been laid off since President Barack Obama scrapped the Constellation rocket program in favor of using commercial rockets. ..."


Reference: www.chron.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011

NASA's new heavy lift rocket to give big boost to Rocket City's growing economy

Community Reacts to New NASA Heavy Lift Program


Article Excerpt: "...Huntsville, AL - The Rocket City got a big boost on what space professionals are calling the most significant news for the industry in years. ..."


Reference: www.waaytv.com