PASADENA, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) launched into the morning skies over the central Pacific Ocean at 9 a.m. PDT (noon EDT) Wednesday, beginning its mission to unveil secrets of buried black holes and other exotic objects.… Continue reading
The Boeing Company has delivered NASA three flight computer software test beds, the first critical element for flight software development in support of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). Flight software controls the launch vehicle during preflight tanking operations and in… Continue reading
HOUSTON — Three members of the Expedition 30 crew undocked from the International Space Station and safely returned to Earth on Friday, wrapping up a five-and-a-half-month mission in space.
Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Anatoly Ivanishin… Continue reading
The Boeing Company has begun work on a four-month NASA contract to develop a mission concept study for solar electric propulsion technologies. Under the $600,000 firm, fixed-price contract, Boeing will evaluate concepts that combine high-power solar arrays with advanced electric… Continue reading
Named Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL),… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — NASA has announced the launch target for Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight will be Feb. 7, 2012. Pending completion of final safety reviews, testing and verification, NASA also has agreed to… Continue reading
NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates, nearly doubling its previously known count. Ten… Continue reading
NASA’s most advanced mobile robotic laboratory, which will examine one of the most intriguing areas on Mars, is in final preparations for a launch from Florida’s Space Coast at 10:25 a.m. EST on Nov. 25.
The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)… Continue reading
Space Agency places order to carry technology payloads to space
Another exciting piece of news in the run up to our New Mexico Spaceport event on Monday! We have been informed by NASA, that, following a submission of proposals, Virgin… Continue reading
WASHINGTON — NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the U.S. Air Force signed an agreement this week to establish clear criteria for certification of commercial providers of launch vehicles used for national security space and civil space missions.
The… Continue reading
Virgin Galactic is pleased to announce the appointment of former NASA executive Michael P. Moses as the Vice President of Operations. Just days prior to the dedication of the company’s operational headquarters at Spaceport America in New Mexico, Virgin has… Continue reading