NASA human spaceflight chief resigns ahead of launch

(Reuters) - NASA's human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro resigned on Tuesday, according to an internal memo seen by agency employees, capping his brief role at the agency overseeing future astronaut launches and landing humans on the moon by 2024. "Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Doug Loverro has resigned from his position effective Monday,... Continue Reading →

Faces Behind NASA’s Gateway

NASA is working across the country to build the Gateway, an outpost near the Moon that will support human missions on the lunar surface and help develop a sustainable presence. Behind the scenes are the people who form a diverse group working hard to develop a hub where the agency can test the technologies and... Continue Reading →

NASA’s Claire Parkinson Named Finalist for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

On May 3, 2020, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service announced 27 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) finalists for 2020 – outstanding federal employees who serve the public good and are addressing many of our country’s greatest challenges. One of those winners is climatologist and author, Claire Parkinson of NASA’s Goddard Space... Continue Reading →

Launch Complex 39B Prepared to Support Artemis I

An aerial view of Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with Exploration Ground Systems’ mobile launcher for the Artemis I mission on the pad. The mobile launcher, atop crawler-transporter 2, made a solo trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the surface of pad B in June 2019 for integrated testing.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Trump administration drafting ‘Artemis Accords’ pact for moon mining – sources

Joey Roulette via WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The Trump administration is drafting a legal blueprint for mining on the moon under a new U.S.-sponsored international agreement called the Artemis Accords, people familiar with the proposed pact told Reuters. The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around NASA’s plan to put humans and space stations... Continue Reading →

Alabama High School Student Names NASA’s Mars Helicopter

    Destined to become the first aircraft to attempt powered flight on another planet, NASA's Mars Helicopter officially has received a new name: Ingenuity. Vaneeza Rupani, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport, Alabama, came up with the name and the motivation behind it during NASA's "Name the Rover" essay contest. Continue Reading →

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