Using Augmented Reality to Prepare Orion Hardware for Artemis II Crewed Mission

By Linda HerridgeNASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center Michael Maxwell, with Lockheed Martin’s augmented reality team, wears a pair of augmented reality (AR) goggles to work on the crew module for NASA’s Artemis II mission inside the high bay of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Continue reading Using Augmented Reality to Prepare Orion Hardware for Artemis II Crewed Mission

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How NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts in May despite a pandemic

Michael Sheetz@THESHEETZTWEETZ via https://www.cnbc.com/ This year began with NASA’s goal of once again flying astronauts in sight, with partner SpaceX a few months away from launching its first crew. Then coronavirus swept across the U.S. NASA began locking down its centers last month in response to the mounting COVID-19 crisis, with over 245,000 cases in theContinue reading How NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts in May despite a pandemic

Perseverance Mars rover in critical pre-launch testing at Kennedy

written by Chris Gebhardt https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/ With its launch just over three months away, NASA’s Perseverance rover is undergoing final critical pre-launch testing and checkouts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The series of verification and validation activities not only occurred on the rover itself but also on the helicopter it will take with it toContinue reading Perseverance Mars rover in critical pre-launch testing at Kennedy

Northrop Grumman making good progress toward OmegA’s first launch

written by Chris Gebhardt via https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/ At various centers in the United States, Northrop Grumman is marching toward the OmegA rocket’s debut flight.  The company has finalized the investigation of the nozzle anomaly on the C600 booster static fire test last year, and completed a successful C300 booster static test in February Meanwhile, work continues atContinue reading Northrop Grumman making good progress toward OmegA’s first launch

NASA Ground, Marine Teams Integral to Moving SLS Rocket to Pad

As NASA prepares for the first launch of Artemis I, the first mission of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to the Moon, one team will be there every step of the way: the aptly nicknamed “SLS Move Team.” Based out of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the move teamContinue reading NASA Ground, Marine Teams Integral to Moving SLS Rocket to Pad

NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Gets Its Wheels and Air Brakes

Wheels are installed on NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover inside Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility on March 30, 2020. Perseverance will liftoff aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in July 2020.Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech Final assembly and testing of NASA’s Perseverance rover continues at Kennedy Space CenterContinue reading NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Gets Its Wheels and Air Brakes

NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Filled with more than 4,000 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is set to leave the International Space Station Monday, April 6. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston will issue commands at 9:52 a.m.Continue reading NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station