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

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference


Article Excerpt: "... NASA will announce the next major step in the Artemis program’s lunar surface exploration plans during a NASA Science Live broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, May 31. The announcement will air on NASA Television and the agency's website. Paving the way to return astronauts to the surface of the Moon, and ultimately Mars, NASA will announce the selection of the first commercial Moon landing service providers..."


Reference: www.nasa.gov

Friday, May 24, 2019

NASA selects Maxar to build first lunar Gateway element


NASA selects Maxar to build first Gateway element


Article Excerpt: "... NASA has selected Maxar Technologies to develop the first element of its lunar Gateway, the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), for launch in late 2022. In a speech May 23 at the Florida Institute of Technology, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency picked Maxar to develop the spacecraft, which will provide electrical power for future elements of the Gateway ..."


Reference: spacenews.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NASA names new moon landing mission 'Artemis' as Trump administration asks for $1.6 billion


NASA names new moon landing mission 'Artemis' as Trump administration asks for $1.6 billion


Article Excerpt: "... The request comes several weeks after Vice President Mike Pence, chairing a National Space Council meeting in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the new 2024 goal and an intent to pursue it “by any means necessary..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com

Thursday, May 2, 2019

NASA chief warns that people need to take the threat of a meteor crashing into Earth much more seriously


NASA chief warns that people need to take the threat of a meteor crashing into Earth much more seriously


Article Excerpt: "...He said that NASA's modeling had found that such events will take place "about once every 60 years." He added that on the same day of the Chelyabinsk meteor explosion, another, larger asteroid came within 17,000 miles of Earth but narrowly missed..."


Reference: www.businessinsider.com

Monday, April 22, 2019

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident


Article Excerpt: "... Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand..."


Reference: www.seattletimes.com

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


NASA awards Elon Musk’s SpaceX $69 million to fly a rocket into an asteroid


Article Excerpt: "...Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA awarded Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $..."


Reference: www.latimes.com

Monday, April 8, 2019

The International Space Station (ISS) is crawling with nasty bacteria


The ISS is crawling with nasty bacteria


Article Excerpt: "... NASA scientists have found that the International Space Station (ISS), home to six astronauts, is infested with disease-inducing bacteria. Many of the organisms breeding on the craft's surfaces are known to form both bacterial and fungal biofilms that promote resistance to antibiotics..."


Reference: www.engadget.com