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

Thursday, March 26, 2020

SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


SpaceX encounters problem just before Crew Dragon parachute test


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX just experienced a hiccup in the lead-up to its first crewed flight. The California-based company hauled a test article of its Crew Dragon capsule ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


SpaceX's in-flight rocket engine failure threatens NASA astronaut launch debut


Article Excerpt: "... in-flight rocket engine failure during SpaceX’s March 18th Starlink launch could pose a threat to the company’s imminent NASA astronaut launch debut according to a statement provided by the space agency yesterday. SpaceX and NASA are currently working around the clock to prepare a Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft..."


Reference: www.teslarati.com

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

Friday, March 13, 2020

NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


NASA OIG: Tell Congress that moon rocket is over budget and behind schedule


Article Excerpt: "... The NASA Office of Inspector General said the Space Launch System rocket being developed to fly astronauts to the moon exceeded cost and schedule baselines by more than 30 percent at the end of fiscal year 2019. That 30 percent threshold should prompt..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Jamaican American Schoolgirl Wins NASA Scholarship


Jamaican American Schoolgirl Wins NASA Scholarship


Article Excerpt: "... BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Jayda Washington-Boothe, twelve-year-old American, from Jamaican and Bahamian descent, is the recipient of the 2020 NASA Rocket and Space Center Scholarship for Robotics. The scholarship will cover tuition, room and board in Huntsville, Alabama..."


Reference: www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com

NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


NASA still aiming for 2024 moon landing despite SLS megarocket delays


Article Excerpt: "... In May 2019, NASA named its lunar return program Artemis, after the Greek deity who is both Apollo's twin sister and goddess of the moon. The program's first mission, Artemis 1, is an uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and the Orion crew capsule..."


Reference: www.space.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


NASA wants you to photograph Starlink satellites with your smartphone


Article Excerpt: "... SpaceX and others plan to launch thousands of new satellites into low-Earth orbit, creating streaks that cut through astronomers’ images. Now educators at NASA are asking citizen scientists to help document the problem...Anyone with a modern smartphone and a tripod can contribute to the Satellite Streak Watcher project..."


Reference: astronomy.com

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Army recruits sworn in by astronaut on ISS


Article Excerpt: "... NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan administered the oath of enlistment to Army recruits from the ISS..."


Reference: www.waff.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 21, 2020

‘Inspiring’ girl says persistence got her closer to NASA dream

Jayda, 12, prepares to go to prestigious space camp on scholarship

‘Inspiring’ girl says persistence got her closer to NASA dream


Article Excerpt: "... PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Jayda Washington’s persistence paid off. She is taking a step closer to her dream of becoming a software engineer to help NASA get people to Mars..."


Reference: www.local10.com

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

ULA Atlas V rocket launches Solar Orbiter


Brooks announces that Alabama rocket launches NASA Solar Orbiter


Article Excerpt: "... NASA’s Solar Orbiter was successfully launched atop United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket,” Rep. Brooks said. “The Atlas V is built at ULA’s Decatur manufacturing facility..."


Reference: www.alreporter.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, 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