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NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Landed, Now Secure in Clean Room

After years of anticipation and hard work by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security – Regolith Explorer) team, a capsule of rocks and dust collected from asteroid Bennu finally is on Earth. It landed at 8:52 a.m. MDT (10:52 a.m. EDT) on Sunday, in a targeted area of the Department of Defense’s [...]

By |2023-09-24T17:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA Scientists to Discuss Oct. 14 ‘Ring of Fire’ Solar Eclipse

NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 26, to discuss the upcoming annular solar eclipse. The annular eclipse will cross the U.S. from Oregon to Texas on Saturday, Oct. 14, with a partial solar eclipse visible throughout the contiguous U.S.

By |2023-09-22T15:03:00-04:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Soon Returns to Earth; Watch Live

Now the record-holder for the longest single spaceflight by an American, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Wednesday, Sept. 27. The agency will provide full coverage from hatch closing through landing.

By |2023-09-22T09:53:00-04:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Artemis II Astronauts Successfully Conduct Launch Day Demonstration   

Artemis II astronauts, from left, NASA astronaut Victor Glover (left), CSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Jeremy Hansen, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Reid Wiseman stand on the crew access arm of the mobile launcher at Launch Pad 39B as part of an integrated ground systems test at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, [...]

By |2023-09-20T15:05:00-04:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

NASA to Discuss Optical Communications Demo Riding with Psyche

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 20, to discuss the agency’s first test of high-bandwidth optical communications beyond the Moon. The Deep Space Optical Communications (DSOC) technology demonstration is launching aboard the Psyche spacecraft Thursday, Oct. 5.

By |2023-09-15T12:30:00-04:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA’s Record-Breaking Astronaut to Discuss Yearlong Mission

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will speak to media about his record-breaking mission aboard the International Space Station during an Earth-to-space call at 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 19. The virtual news conference is the final opportunity to hear from Rubio while he is in orbit on this yearlong mission. [...]

By |2023-09-15T11:41:00-04:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

La NASA lanza primera temporada de su pódcast en español

Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la NASA lanzará nuevo contenido para Universo curioso de la NASA, el primer pódcast en español de la agencia. El martes 19 de septiembre comenzará una temporada de cinco episodios, con nuevos episodios publicados semanalmente.

By |2023-09-15T11:31:00-04:00September 15th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |
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