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Aerospace & Defence
26th September 2023
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.

Aerospace & Defence
4th April 2023
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.

Women in Tech
14th February 2023
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.

Aerospace & Defence
26th January 2023
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.

18th January 2023
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.

Aerospace & Defence
12th December 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
16th November 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
13th October 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
3rd October 2022
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

Aerospace & Defence
30th September 2022
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.

Test & Measurement
27th September 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
15th September 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
12th September 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
12th July 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
29th April 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
27th April 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
21st April 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
30th March 2022
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.

29th March 2022
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.

Aerospace & Defence
24th March 2022
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.

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