NASA targets February launch for Artemis 1 mission on its 1st first moon rocket since Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is now targeting early next year for the maiden launch of its next megarocket: the Space Launch System. The behemoth moon rocket, the first since the Apollo program, is months behind schedule (it was initially slated to launch in November) but could now potentially fly Feb. 12 if its final … Read more

NASA’s All-Electric X-57 Maxwell Jet Will Make Its First Flight Next Year

NASA is nearing the first test flight of its battery-powered aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, a report from The Verge explains. NASA’s series of X planes are designed to push the limits of aircraft technology, whether it’s supersonic flight, green airliners, or all-electric aircraft. The X-57 Maxwell was specifically designed to help NASA develop certifications standards … Read more

Hear sounds from the Mars Rover captured by NASA’s Perseverance

Two microphones aboard the six-wheeled spacecraft add a new dimension to the way scientists and engineers explore the Red Planet. (NASA) – Thanks to two microphones aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover, the mission has recorded nearly five hours of Martian wind gusts, rover wheels crunching over gravel, and motors whirring as the spacecraft moves its arm. … Read more

Engineering Team Shoots for the Stars in NASA Contest

Students from the Cedarville University School of Engineering and Computer Science have designed automobiles, planes, and boats for competitions. At the 2022 NASA Student Launch in April 2022, they will add rockets to the list. Chad Sanderson of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, a senior mechanical engineering student, first learned of the NASA competition last year. He … Read more

HOLD Printable steak, insect protein, fungus among NASA space food idea winners

A 3D-printed steak, which could provide food for astronauts on long missions, is cooked by Aleph Farms in February. Photo courtesy of Aleph Farms ORLANDO, Fla. Oct. 22 (UPI) – NASA has chosen 18 companies to continue developing space food that astronauts could eat on long-term, Deep Space missions to Mars or other planets, such … Read more

U.S. needs nuclear spacecraft to compete with China, NASA official tells Congress

A NASA official told Congress on Wednesday that the United States needs more nuclear spacecrafts in order to compete with China. “Strategic competitors including China are aggressively investing in a wide range of space technologies, including nuclear power and propulsion,” Bhavya Lal, NASA’s senior advisor for budget and finance, told the House Science, Space, and … Read more

Media Invited to NASA Marshall Event Encouraging Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges/Universities, Other Minority-serving Institutions

Media Invited to NASA Marshall Event Encouraging Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges/Universities, Other Minority-serving Institutions Press Release From: Marshall Space Flight Center Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2021 NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is partnering with The Catalyst Business Entrepreneurship Center, the Alabama A&M University National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive … Read more

NASA: US Needs More Nuclear Spacecraft to be Global Space Leader as China Ramps Up

NASA says the United States or the US needs more nuclear-powered spacecraft to remain as the global space leader. It comes as China rapidly ramped up its space exploration endeavors. (Photo : by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 11: The NASA logo is displayed at the agency’s booth during CES 2018 at the … Read more

Bryce Canyon, others chosen for new NASA telescope launch event

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is launching a new telescope, and one of Utah’s dark sky national parks has been chosen for a celebration event. On Saturday, Nov. 6, Bryce Canyon National Park is offering a day of public programs to “bring the excitement of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) to park visitors,” a … Read more

Media Invited to NASA Marshall Event Encouraging Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges/Universities, Other Minority-serving Institutions | National News

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, is partnering with The Catalyst Business Entrepreneurship Center, the Alabama A&M University National Science Foundation Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (AAMU NSF EPSCoR), and the Department of Defense to host a two-day event. Marshall will host the seventh annual Historically … Read more