NASA’s first asteroid sample has successfully landed
After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth.
NASA names astronauts to next Moon mission
NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon on Artemis II, the first crewed mission on NASA’s path to establishing a long-term presence at the Moon for science and exploration through Artemis. The agencies revealed the crew members Monday during an event at Ellington Field near NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston.
Former NASA astronaut says engineering needs women for best talent
Progress in gender equality has improved for women in science and engineering, said two-time American space shuttle pilot Susan Kilrain at Space Camp 2101, a five-day event at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) geared to engage and motivate primary and secondary grade students toward STEM careers.
NASA & DARPA will test nuclear engine for future Mars missions
NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have announced a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, an enabling capability for NASA crewed missions to Mars.
NASA issues award for greener airliner of future
NASA announced Wednesday it has issued an award to The Boeing Company for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of green single-aisle airliners.
NASA’s Orion returns to Earth after historic Moon mission
NASA’s Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, at 9:40 AM.
NASA launches Artemis I rocket commencing new chapter of lunar exploration
NASA launches its Artemis I rocket from its Kennedy Space Centre, commencing a new chapter of lunar exploration. Artemis I is the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems: the Orion spacecraft, Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the ground systems at the agency’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
Aerial robotic balloon set for Venus passes test flights
A scaled-down version of the aerobot that could one day take to the Venusian skies successfully completed two Nevada test flights, marking a milestone for the project.
NASA & SpaceX to study Hubble Telescope reboost possibility
NASA and SpaceX signed an unfunded Space Act Agreement Thursday, Sept. 22, to study the feasibility of a SpaceX and Polaris Program idea to boost the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope into a higher orbit with the Dragon spacecraft, at no cost to the government
NASA updates crew assignments for first Starliner crew rotation flight
NASA has added two astronauts to the agency’s Boeing Starliner-1 launch to the International Space Station, the spacecraft’s first mission following completion of its flight tests and certification.
NASA successfully hits asteroid at 14,000mph in planetary defence test
After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defence technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space.
NASA funds projects to study orbital debris, space sustainability
As part of NASA's efforts to address orbital debris, the agency is funding research proposals from three university-based teams over the next year to analyse the economic, social, and policy issues associated with space sustainability.
First Artemis moonwalking spacesuits
NASA has selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, which will land Americans on the surface of the Moon for the first time in over 50 years.
First image revealed from NASA’s Webb telescope
President Joe Biden released the first full-colour image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Monday, during a public event at the White House in Washington.
NASA chooses small businesses to continue exploration tech development
NASA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme has chosen 110 US small businesses for continued technology development.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launch to ISS
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station at 3:52AM EDT 27 April, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Industry to collaborate on space communications by 2025
NASA selected six American satellite communications (SATCOM) providers on 20th April to begin developing and demonstrating near-Earth space communication services that may support future agency missions.
Record-setting NASA crewmates return from space station
NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei returned to Earth on 30th March, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov. The trio extended the record for the longest single spaceflight in history by an American to 355 days.
NASA statement on Biden's FY 2023 budget request
The President’s fiscal year 2023 budget would allow NASA to sustain America’s global innovation leadership and keep NASA at the forefront of exploration and discovery by returning to the Moon with the Artemis programme, among other efforts.
NASA and ESA assign astronauts to space station mission on Crew Dragon
NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) have selected two astronauts to launch on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission to the International Space Station.