[embedded content] NASA is going to the Moon and on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. Working with U.S. companies and international partners, NASA will push the boundaries of human exploration forward to the Moon. NASA is working to establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade to uncover new
[embedded content] As we search beyond Earth, microbes play a key role in the space environment. Researchers analyze single celled organisms like bacteria and fungi to help uncover important facts that will support deep-space missions. Along with understanding how microbes adapt and react on the International Space Station, scientist stress the importance of planetary protection.
[embedded content] The first class of astronauts in the Artemis Generation have graduated after two years of astronaut training. These 13 men and women from both the U.S. and Canada are now ready to travel to the International Space Station, the Moon and beyond. https://www.nasa.gov/newastronauts
[embedded content] The next frontier isn’t just for the next generation – it’s for this generation. With our Artemis program, we will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts
[embedded content] In 1969 when NASA astronauts took one small step on the lunar surface, the feat resulted in a giant leap forward in innovations for humanity. The many challenges NASA overcame on the way to the Moon led the agency and its partners to devise new inventions and techniques that spread into public life,
[embedded content] Our Artemis I spacecraft is delivered for some critical testing, a big step for our Commercial Crew program, and a possible connection between dust storms and water loss on Mars … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s
[embedded content] Apollo 12 launched from Cape Kennedy on Nov. 14, 1969, into a cloudy, rain-swept sky. Launch controllers lost telemetry contact at 36 seconds, and again at 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle was struck by lightning. In addition to continuing Apollo’s lunar exploration tasks, Charles Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon
[embedded content] A virtual glimpse into our Artemis 1 mission, a key piece of hardware arrives for our Orion spacecraft, and a testing milestone for our Space Launch System rocket. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0712_A%20Virtual%20Glimpse%20into%20our%20Artemis%201%20Mission%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20July%2012,%202019.html
[embedded content] Launching Americans from U.S. soil, sending a new rover to Mars and continuing to prepare for human missions to the Moon are just a few of the things NASA has planned for 2020. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_1231_2020_Look_Ahead
[embedded content] Thanks to new signage, visitors to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. will be reminded of the contributions of the “hidden figures” essential to the success of early spaceflight. The renaming honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were featured in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book – and the movie – Hidden Figures,
[embedded content] A key milestone for our lunar Gateway, “rolling out” for a critical Orion safety test, and a chance to send your name to Mars … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_0524_A%20New%20Partnership%20to%20Power%20The%20Lunar%20Gateway%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20May%2024,%202019.html
[embedded content] We’re going forward to the Moon, together. NASA astronaut Alvin Drew answers the question, “Who is going with us?” He describes the purpose of the Gateway and how it helps with our plans to explore the Moon and Mars. Alvin also underlines how NASA partnerships will contribute to the Artemis Program. Comment with
[embedded content] Tune in as Boeing’s uncrewed Starliner spacecraft lands at White Sands, New Mexico. Landing is scheduled at 7:57 a.m. EST on Sunday, Dec. 22. After its launch on Dec. 20, the Starliner did not reach the planned orbit and will not dock to the International Space Station. Teams worked quickly to ensure the
[embedded content] While Apollo placed the first steps on the Moon, Artemis opens the door for humanity to sustainably work and live on another world for the first time. Using the lunar surface as a proving ground for living on Mars, this next chapter in exploration will forever establish our presence in the stars. ✨
[embedded content] #Starliner is “go” for launch! The launch of Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station, as part of our Commercial Crew Program, is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20. Tune in starting at 5:30 a.m. EST to see the uncrewed flight test launch at 6:36 a.m. EST for the spacecraft’s maiden mission to our
[embedded content] A NASA Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012 which includes the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be
[embedded content] Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA discussed how he and his crewmates will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and his view of Earth from orbit during the holiday season in a downlink message recorded Nov. 18. Kimbrough, who arrived on the station in October, is in the midst
[embedded content] An advanced particle detector onboard the International Space Station may have recorded its first whiff of Dark Matter. Researchers are excited about the possibility of finally understanding what this mysterious substance is made of. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news.
[embedded content] Media and social media followers got an up-close look at the completed core stage of our powerful new Space Launch System rocket during “Artemis Day,” Dec. 9, 2019, at our Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. Administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke in front of the rocket stage which will power the first Artemis
[embedded content] NASA’s Jacob Keaton answers questions about the International Space Station. He highlights building this home off Earth and what astronauts do while aboard. Research and other lessons learned from the space station will help us send humans to the Moon under the Artemis program and prepare for Mars. Comment with your #AskNASA question
[embedded content] NASA’s Director of Planetary Science, Jim Green, discusses the Jan. 20 Astronomical Journal science paper that points to the possibility of a new “Planet 9” in our solar system beyond Pluto, examining the scientific process and inviting you to have a front row seat to our exploration of the solar system.
[embedded content] The Mayan calendar explained! The world is safe from rogue planets, solar flares and other imagined calamities!Watch this NOW to learn why NASA Science says you’ll be here Dec. 22 to view it again! Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for breaking science news.
[embedded content] With the STS-133 crew in tow, space shuttle Discovery lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday, Feb. 24. at 4:53 p.m. Eastern — her final ride to the International Space Station. In addition to transporting Commander Steve Lindsey, Pilot Eric Boe, and Mission Specialists Nicole Stott, Michael Barratt, Alvin Drew, and
[embedded content] NASA astronauts and scientists are among those in this educational parody of Psy’s popular music video. “NASA Johnson Style” was created, written and produced by the Houston center’s co-op students who volunteered for the project ” to inform the public about the amazing work going on at NASA and the Johnson Space Center.”
[embedded content] Voice actor Peter Cullen, known for bringing to film and television numerous characters including Optimus Prime of “Transformers”,Disney’s Eeyore and many more, describes NASA’s next generation space telescope.
[embedded content] NASA is making steady progress on building the Orion spacecraft, which will take astronauts deeper into space than ever before. Take a look at the latest achievements and milestones in “Orion: From Factory to Flight” as Orion gets ready for its first orbital test flight in 2014.
[embedded content] Mackenzie Davis and Sebastian Stan, stars of 20th Century Fox’s Film “The Martian”, got a tour from Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa. News media followed the tour taking a peek at what NASA’s “Real Martians” are working on. For more videos of the visit:Space Station Crew Members Talk to Cast of The
[embedded content] A new study using data from NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope suggests that the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, Eta Carinae, is accelerating particles to high energies — some of which may reach Earth as cosmic rays. https://go.nasa.gov/2tPxKpA Cosmic rays with energies greater than 1 billion electron volts (eV) come
[embedded content] A NASA-sponsored researcher at the University of Iowa has developed a way for spacecraft to hunt down hidden magnetic portals in the vicinity of Earth. These portals link the magnetic field of our planet to that of the sun.
[embedded content] Team members share the challenges of Curiosity’s final minutes to landing on the surface of Mars.