Sailor in Space: Mount de Sales graduate completes rocket mission

Audrey Powers, vice president of Blue Origin mission and flight operations and a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, holds a postcard she took into space during an Oct. 13 flight. (Courtesy Blue Origin) CATONSVILLE – When Audrey Powers went boldly into space Oct. 13 with the actor who played the original Captain … Read more

NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock Successfully Completes Mission

This illustration shows NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock technology demonstration and the General Atomics Orbital Test Bed spacecraft that hosts it. Spacecraft could one day depend on such instruments to navigate deep space. Credit: NASA Geared toward improving spacecraft navigation, the technology demonstration operated far longer than planned and broke the stability record for atomic … Read more

NASA completes rocket engine test series for lunar mission

Washington: NASA has successfully completed its rocket engine test series for its upcoming missions to the Moon and, eventually, Mars. The US space agency conducted RS-25 single-engine Retrofit-2 test series at Stennis Space Center near Bay St Louis in Mississippi on Septemeber 30, the agency said in a statement. “This successful test series for the … Read more

SpaceX Capsule Completes Successful Orbit – The Cowl

On Saturday, Sept. 18, “SpaceX” and, more specifically, Elon Musk opened our eyes to an era of commercialized space tourism. Musk’s “SpaceX Dragon” Capsule carried a crew to space without an astronaut onboard for the first time in history. These four space travelers landed after a complete orbit around the globe. This success in space … Read more

Evolved Strategic SATCOM completes Systems Requirements Review Uses competition to deliver Command and Control capabilities at operationally relevant

Evolved Strategic SATCOM completes Systems Requirements Review Uses competition to deliver Command and Control capabilities at operationally relevant Press Release From: Los Angeles Air Force Base Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021 Space Systems Command’s Evolved Strategic SATCOM has completed its first round of System Requirements Reviews, aggressively utilizing contractor competition to rapidly identify, prototype, and … Read more

NASA completes swing arm test on SLS launch platform – Spaceflight Now

A view of NASA’s Space Launch System inside High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building. This picture was taken Sept. 17 after retraction of work platforms ahead of the Umbilical Release and Retract Test. Credit: NASA/Frank Michaux The swing arms on the mobile launch tower for NASA’s Space Launch System released and retracted Sunday … Read more

SpaceX’s new ‘Shortfall’ drone ship completes first booster recovery

Note: We’ve brought you a front-row seat to Florida space news since 1966. Journalism like ours takes time and resources. Please consider a subscription. — A brand new SpaceX drone ship carrying a scorched Falcon 9 booster returned to Port Canaveral early Tuesday, completing its first mission as part of the company’s East Coast fleet. A Shortfall of … Read more

China’s Rover Completes its Primary 90-day Mission, but it Still has More Science to do

Three months after touching down on the Martian surface, China’s Zhurong rover has completed its primary mission and is still going strong. The ambitious robotic exploration vehicle launched on a Long March-5 rocket from Wenchang, China back in July 2020, along with an accompanying Mars orbiter. After a 6.5 month journey, the spacecraft arrived at … Read more

China’s Mars rover completes primary mission, continues to explore red planet

BEIJING — China’s Zhurong Mars rover is soldiering on after completing its initial program to explore the red planet and search for frozen water that could provide clues as to whether it once supported life. China’s National Space Administration said on its website Friday that Zhurong completed its 90-day program on Aug. 15 and was … Read more

China’s Mars rover completes main mission, continues exploration of Mars – IT Pro

The Chinese Mars rover Zhurong has completed its primary mission on the Red Planet. The Mars rover will explore the surface of Mars for 90 sols, or about 92 Earth days. The craft continues to explore the Red Planet even after its mission is complete. China’s space agency CNSA writes that Zhurong has successfully completed … Read more