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https://youtu.be/4RA8Tfa6Sck Late this evening, at 23:14 UTC, the DART spacecraft will impact with Dydimos, testing a possible way to redirect an asteroid, providing a feasible maneuver for planet Earth defense from incoming asteroids. DART was launched on Nov. 23, 2021, aboard...
NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is set to make history next Monday as the world’s first planetary defense test, and the spacecraft’s own “mini-photographer” LICIACube (short for Light Italian CubeSat for Imaging Asteroids) is warming up to capture...
The Artemis I mission management team met this afternoon to review the status of the operations and have given a “go” for a Sept. 3 launch attempt of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft. Since the previous launch attempt...
Astrobotic has been selected by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Sequential Phase II program to develop, test, and fly lunar night survival and communication technologies onboard its CubeRover platform. The effort will culminate in a commercial flight to the...
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Aug. 26, 2022 – Two Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) five-segment solid rocket boosters will help launch the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket from Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center,...
Toray, a company in innovative technologies and advanced high-performance materials, is among the shortlist of composite material suppliers who are members of the Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) and are supporting NASA’s Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM) project. The ACC is...
The 10 Space Launch System (SLS) rocket motor segments that will help launch the Artemis III crew on their mission to land on the Moon are complete. Teams finished manufacturing the segments for the mission on May 18, 2022. Each of the twin...
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter recently surveyed both the parachute that helped the agency’s Perseverance rover land on Mars and the cone-shaped backshell that protected the rover in deep space and during its fiery descent toward the Martian surface on...
In 2022, NASA’s Artemis I mission will send a spacecraft capable of supporting a human crew to the Moon for the first time in almost 50 years. On this uncrewed test flight, it will be the twin measuring mannequins...
Following a successful October launch, NASA rewards SpaceWorks with an encore in May 2022 ATLANTA, April 21, 2022 – On the heels of SpaceWorks' successful Suborbital Test Vehicle (STV-2) mission last October 2021 in Madras, Oregon, NASA awarded the company...