The small CAPSTONE moon cubesat's next launch opportunity is Tuesday, June 28, NASA says. NASA has called off plans to launch a small cubesat to the moon on Monday (June 27) to allow more time to check its Rocket Lab booster for flight. The U.S. space agency announced today that...
“I grew up actually wanting to be an astronaut,” Anne Wilson tells American Songwriter, “and work for NASA.”. Growing up in Lexington, Kentucky, Wilson found she had a knack for math and science; she possessed a natural aptitude when it came to the STEM disciplines. She loved to make sense of the world around her and gaze up at the stars on clear nights. As a practicing Christian, Wilson also desired to explore God’s creation—like space.
The rainbow-hued images might look like some kind of digital art, but in fact, they are maps of Mars, taken using the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, an instrument on board NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). This spacecraft has been in orbit around Mars since 2006,...
An unassuming patch of red dirt in remote Australia has made history as the site of Nasa's first rocket launch from a commercial spaceport outside the US. The sub-orbital rocket blasted off from the tiny site early on Monday local time. It will enable astrophysics studies that can only be...
Nasa's first-ever launch from a commercial site outside the US has taken place at Australia’s Arnhem Space Centre. It's the first of three planned launches from the remote outback site.
MISSOULA, Mont. — The Robotic Mining Club at Montana Technological University took top prize at the NASA Lunabotics Competition in mid-June. The competition involved designing and building a robot to dig through a simulated lunar surface to deposit as much gravel stimulant as possible within two 15-minute runs. Montana...
The Hubble space telescope has provided some of the most spectacular astronomical pictures ever taken. Some of them have even been used to confirm the value of another Hubble – the constant that determines the speed of expansion of the Universe. Now, in what Nobel laureate Adam Reiss calls Hubble’s “magnum opus,” scientists have released a series of spectacular spiral galaxies that have helped pinpoint that expansion constant – and it’s not what they expected.
NASA has selected seven new additions to the team of flight directors to oversee operations of the International Space Station, commercial crew, and Artemis missions to the Moon. The inductees in the class of 2022 include Heidi Brewer, Ronak Dave, Chris Dobbins, Garrett Hehn, Nicole McElroy, Elias Myrmo, and Diana Trujillo.
Members of the public are invited to watch The Color of Space, an inspirational documentary by NASA that tells the stories of Black Americans determined to reach the stars. The 50-minute documentary premiered on Juneteenth, Sunday, June 19, the federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, and is now available to watch online:
Remember That Rocket That was Going to Crash Into the Moon? Scientists Think They've Found the Crater
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA’s eye-in-the-sky in orbit around the Moon – has found the crash site of the mystery rocket booster that slammed into the far side of the Moon back on March 4th, 2022. The LRO images, taken May 25th, revealed not just a single crater, but a double crater formed by the rocket’s impact, posing a new mystery for astronomers to unravel.
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Two University of Hawaiʻi Community College students and their advisor spent more than a week at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to prepare their scientific payload for a space launch in August. They are part of a team of Project Imua Mission 10 students who have been collaborating on this project for months.
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She and 91 other interns will begin work next month at the University of Texas’ Center for Space Research.