Armstrong Assists with Orion for First Astronaut Mission

As NASA’s human spaceflight centers are busy preparing the Orion spacecraft and its components for the early Artemis missions around the Moon, a NASA aeronautics-focused center is lending a hand. Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida meticulously applied more than 180 blocks of ablative material to the heat shield for the Orion spacecraft set to carry astronauts... Continue Reading →

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of Northrop Grumman’s 15th Commercial Resupply Services Launch

NASA is inviting the public to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply services mission (NG CRS-15) for NASA. The Antares rocket carrying Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft will bring about 8,000 pounds of cargo, science, and supplies to the International Space Station. The mission’s launch... Continue Reading →

Temperature Management in Space

The universe is merciless and infinite, and satellites orbiting the earth are witnessing this first hand. Extreme temperature differences between the side of the earth facing towards and away from the sun pose a significant challenge for orbiting satellites, and because repair or maintenance of active satellites is impossible, the satellite, its components and materials... Continue Reading →

35 Years Ago: Voyager 2 Explores Uranus

In January 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 became the first, and so far the only, spacecraft to explore Uranus, the second to last stop on its journey through the outer solar system. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages Voyagers 1 and 2, twin spacecraft launched in 1977 to explore the outer planets. Initially planned... Continue Reading →

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