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Apollo 10 Ends Successfully

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, lunar module pilot for the Apollo 10 mission, exits the spacecraft during recovery operations on May 26, 1969. He and the other two crew members already in the raft, Thomas

NASA
29 May 2024

Earth Science Information Partners Celebrate 25 Years of Collaboration

Allison Mills, Earth Science Information Partners, allisonmills@esipfed.orgSusan Shingledecker, Earth Science Information Partners, susanshingledecker@esipfed.org Introduction In 2023, the Earth Scien

NASA
29 May 2024

Discovery Alert: Spock’s Home Planet Goes ‘Poof’

The discovery A planet thought to orbit the star 40 Eridani A – host to Mr. Spock’s fictional home planet, Vulcan, in the “Star Trek” universe – is really a kind of astronomical illusion caused by the

NASA
29 May 2024

Arizona Students Go on an Exoplanet Watch

Exoplanets, planets outside of our own solar system, hold the keys to finding extraterrestrial life and understanding the origin of our own world. Now online students at Arizona State University (ASU)

NASA
29 May 2024

NASA to Provide Coverage of Progress 88 Launch, Space Station Docking

NASA will provide live launch and docking coverage of a Roscosmos cargo spacecraft carrying about three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 71 crew aboard the International Space Stati

NASA
29 May 2024

NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX Unscathed After Searing Pass of Sun

Mission engineers were confident NASA’s OSIRIS-APEX (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification – Apophis Explorer) spacecraft could weather its closest ever pass of the Sun on Jan. 2,

NASA
29 May 2024

Sols 4195-4198: Feels Like Summer

Earth planning date: Friday, May 24, 2024 The first sol of this weekend includes an extremely long, 6-hour DAN activity to measure the amount of hydrogen near the surface, in parallel with a standard

NASA
29 May 2024

15 Years Ago: First Time all Partners Represented aboard the International Space Station

From May 29 to July 17, 2009, for the first time in its history, each of the five partner agencies participating in the International Space Station Program had a crew member living and working aboard

NASA
29 May 2024

A Mental Health Awareness Month Message from Your MAF EAP office: “Suicide and Crises Lifeline”

While NASA promotes the availability of EAP counselors at each Center, there may be reasons when, during a mental health crisis, employees do not think about EAP or cannot remember how to access. Now,

NASA
28 May 2024

Johnson Celebrates AA and NHPI Heritage Month: Britney Tang

When you think about personal property, your home, clothes, and electronic devices probably come to mind. For NASA, personal property comprises government-owned government-held assets ranging from lap

NASA
28 May 2024

Ongoing Venus Volcanic Activity Discovered With NASA’s Magellan Data

An analysis of data from Magellan’s radar finds two volcanoes erupted in the early 1990s. This adds to the 2023 discovery of a different active volcano in Magellan data. Direct geological evidence of

NASA
28 May 2024

NASA Launches Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles

The first of a pair of climate satellites designed to study heat emissions at Earth’s poles for NASA is in orbit after lifting off atop Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1

NASA
27 May 2024

NASA TACP Team Visits with UCF Students, Faculty

Representatives of NASA’s Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program (TACP) recently shared information about their work to develop innovation and advance aviation and space exploration with st

NASA
25 May 2024

HiCAM 2024 Spring Review

NASA and its partners in the Advanced Composites Consortium gathered at the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, May 7-9. Team members from 20 organizations across the country recent

NASA
25 May 2024

NASA Engages in Artemis Accords Workshop to Advance Exploration

NASA participated in the second international face-to-face workshop this week among Artemis Accords signatories, which featured space officials from two dozen nations focused on advancing the principl

NASA
25 May 2024

Jennifer Scott Williams: Leading the Next Giant Leap in Space Exploration and Championing STEM Advocacy

Jennifer Scott Williams embodies leadership, innovation, and excitement for life. Her career has been a testament to her unwavering passion and versatility, navigating through various roles and signif

NASA
24 May 2024

Clare Luckey: Shaping the Future of Mars Missions and Inspiring the Artemis Generation

As a member of the Mars Architecture Team, Clare Luckey is one of the people at the forefront of designing the first crewed mission to the Red Planet. Her current work involves helping to develop the

NASA
24 May 2024

Helen Ling, Changemaker

Helen Ling, seen here in a photo from Feb. 16, 1973, was influential in the inclusion of women in STEM positions at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. After majoring in Mathematics at the Univers

NASA
24 May 2024

Facility Systems Safety Engineer and Fall Protection Program Administrator Thu Nguyen

“I went back to school in 2016. So I had two kids that were three and five, and I was working full time, and I was doing the master’s program, taking two classes online. It took two years

NASA
24 May 2024

Deputy Program Manager Vir Thanvi

“I had the privilege of being the very first project manager for [the] Near Space Network (NSN), and in my current role as deputy program manager for [the] Exploration and Space Communications D

NASA
24 May 2024

NASA Marshall Team Supports Safe Travels for Space Station Science

By Jessica Barnett  During the International Space Stations more than 25 years of operation, there have been more than 3,000 experiments conducted aboard the microgravity laboratory and making su

NASA
24 May 2024

Hubble Captures a Bright Spiral in the Queen’s Hair

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the jewel-bright spiral galaxy NGC 4689, which lies 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. This constellation has the d

NASA
24 May 2024

Rae Ann Meyer Named Deputy Director of NASA Marshall

Rae Ann Meyer has been selected as deputy director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, effective June 2. In this role, Meyer will assist in leading Marshall’s nearly 7,000 o

NASA
24 May 2024

NASA Selects Technology Transfer Services Contractor

NASA has awarded the Consolidated Agency Technology Transfer Services contract to Summit Technologies & Solutions, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia, to provide support for the agency’s Technology Tran

NASA
24 May 2024

What is 3D-MAT?

A thermal protection material for the Artemis Generation The 3-Dimensional Multifunctional Ablative Thermal Protection System (3D-MAT) is a thermal protection material developed as a critical componen

NASA
24 May 2024
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