Tag: NASA

Meet NASA Astronaut & Artemis Team Member Christina Koch [Video]

Official portrait of NASA astronaut Christina Koch. Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Christina Koch is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Christina Hammock Koch was selected as an astronaut by NASA in 2013. She completed astronaut candidate training […]

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NASA delays 2nd test fire of SLS megarocket booster due to valve issue

NASA’s moon megarocket is facing yet another testing delay ahead of the vehicle’s expected first flight for the Artemis program. For months, NASA personnel have been conducting a series of tests called a “green run” on the first core stage of the agency’s massive new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The tests are occurring […]

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NASA delays launch of DART asteroid defense mission

NASA has delayed the launch of its first-ever planetary defense mission aimed at deflecting potentially hazardous asteroids from colliding with Earth.  The mission, called Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), will send a spacecraft to test crash into the near-Earth binary asteroid system called Didymos, in 2022. NASA announced Feb. 17 that this year’s primary launch […]

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These 2 NASA astronauts will fly on SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station in 2022

Two NASA astronauts will fly to the International Space Station on the fourth-ever commercial crew mission on SpaceX in 2022 — and you can follow their adventures on social media in the next year. Kjell Lindgren — a potential moonbound astronaut for the Artemis program who spoke with “The Martian” stars from orbit in 2015 […]

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Meet NASA Astronaut & Artemis Team Member Kjell Lindgren [Video]

Official portrait of NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren. Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Dr. Kjell N. Lindgren was selected by NASA in 2009. He spent most of his childhood abroad […]

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Watch President Biden call NASA to celebrate the Perseverance rover’s Mars landing

U.S. President Joe Biden gave NASA’s acting administrator warm congratulations for the successful landing of the life-seeking Perseverance rover on Mars Thursday (Feb. 18). “Hey Steve, congratulations man,” said Biden in a call from the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., backdropped by numerous pictures and a statue of American labor leader César Chávez. His call […]

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NASA will unveil dramatic video of the Perseverance rover landing on Mars today. Here’s how to watch live.

The first-ever rover landing video from Mars is about to come to Earth, and you can watch its release live today, courtesy of NASA.  At 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT), NASA will unveil video of the Perseverance rover as it landed on Mars as seen from the rover itself. You can watch the event live […]

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Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launches Cygnus cargo ship to space station for NASA

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — A Northrop Grumman-built Cygnus cargo ship lifted off from Virginia on Saturday (Feb. 20), carrying vital supplies for astronauts on the International Space Station.  Perched atop a two-stage Antares rocket, the uncrewed Cygnus NG-15 spacecraft blasted off from Pad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility here […]

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Meet NASA Astronaut & Artemis Team Member Nicole Mann [Video]

Nicole Aunapu Mann. Credit: NASA NASA astronaut Nicole Mann is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions. Nicole Aunapu Mann was selected by NASA in June 2013. She is currently training for the crew flight test of Boeing’s […]

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NASA and Boeing will attempt 2nd hot fire test of SLS megarocket Feb. 25

NASA and Boeing are ready to light up the core stage of the massive Space Launch System (SLS) rocket in a second hot fire test, currently scheduled for Thursday (Feb. 25). The critical engine test is the last installment of an eight-part, year-long green run test meant to ensure that the massive rocket will work […]

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