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Mission Specialist Assigned to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 Mission

By |2023-11-22T09:58:00-05:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Joshua Kutryk joins NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Scott Tingle as part of NASA’s Boeing Starlier-1 mission crew. Photo credit: NASACSA (Canadian Space Agency) astronaut Joshua Kutryk has been selected as a mission specialist for NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission – the first crew rotation flight for the spacecraft to the [...]

NASA Logo Installed on Lander for First Robotic Artemis Moon Flight 

By |2023-11-15T15:24:00-05:00November 15th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Teams with Astrobotic install the NASA meatball decal on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, at the Astrotech Space Operations Facility near the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Peregrine will launch onboard a United Launch Alliance Vulcan rocket targeted for no earlier than Dec. 24, 2023, from Launch Complex 41 [...]

Progress Continues Toward NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to Station

By |2023-10-23T14:17:00-04:00October 23rd, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Inside Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 19, 2023, the Starliner team works to finalize the mate of the crew module and new service module for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test that will take NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to and from [...]

Artemis II Orion Crew and Service Modules Joined Together

By |2023-10-23T10:59:00-04:00October 23rd, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Intergration of the crew and service modules for the Artemis II Orion spacecraft was recently completed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo credit: NASAOn Oct.19, the Orion crew and service modules for the Artemis II mission were joined together inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center [...]

NASA Updates Commercial Crew Planning Manifest

By |2023-10-12T11:01:00-04:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The International Space Station’s U.S. segment and portions of the Russian segment are pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021. Prominent at the top in this view, are the Columbus [...]

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.

All Engines Added to NASA’s Artemis II Moon Rocket Core Stage

By |2023-09-25T12:14:00-04:00September 25th, 2023|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , |

Engineers and technicians from NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Boeing at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have installed all four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will help power the first crewed Artemis mission to the Moon. The yellow core stage is seen in a horizontal [...]

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. [...]

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