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NASA Awards Aerospace Model Systems Fabrication Follow-On Contract

By |2023-09-26T16:00:00-04:00September 26th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA has awarded the Reliance Consolidated Models VI (RECOM VI) contract to Advanced Technologies Inc. and Eagle Aviation Technologies, LLC, both of Newport News, Virginia, to support the fabrication of aerospace model systems and developmental test hardware managed by the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

NASA Names New Head of Technology, Policy, Strategy

By |2023-09-25T10:06:00-04:00September 25th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Monday Charity Weeden will serve as associate administrator for the agency’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS), effective immediately. Weeden succeeds Bhavya Lal, who left the agency in July, and Ellen Gertsen, who had been serving as the office’s acting leader since then. [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

NASA to Discuss Optical Communications Demo Riding with Psyche

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

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.

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