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NASA Sets Path to Return Mars Samples, Seeks Innovative Designs

By |2024-04-15T12:52:00-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson shared on Monday the agency’s path forward on the Mars Sample Return program, including seeking innovative designs to return valuable samples from Mars to Earth. Such samples will not only help us understand the formation and evolution of our solar system but can be used to prepare for future human [...]

Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational

By |2024-04-15T12:18:00-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

1 min read Voyager 1 Light-Sensing Instrument Non-operational Artist’s concept of a Voyager spacecraft in deep space. NASA/JPL-Caltech Project officials report light-sensing instrument aboard NASA’s Voyager 1, that had difficulty during encounter with the planet Jupiter March 5th, has been confirmed as no longer being able to record useful data. Tests conducted last week [...]

NASA’s LRO Observes 2024 Solar Eclipse Shadow

By |2024-04-15T11:45:00-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) As the Moon blotted out the Sun to viewers across the United States during the April 8 solar eclipse, NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured an image from some 223,000 miles away of the highly anticipated celestial event. This spectacular image showing the Moon’s [...]

NASA Selects New Crew for Next Simulated Mars Journey

By |2024-04-15T10:18:00-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA has selected four new crew members to partake in a simulated mission to Mars inside the agency’s Human Exploration Research Analog. From left are Jason Lee, Stephanie Navarro, Shareef Al Romaithi, and Piyumi Wijesekara.Credit: C7M2 Crew NASA has selected a new crew of four volunteers to participate in a simulated mission to Mars within [...]

NASA, Boeing Prep Starliner to Join Rocket Ahead of Crew Flight Test

By |2024-04-15T10:00:00-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is lifted at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on May 4, 2022. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux The spacecraft set to carry two NASA astronauts on the agency’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station is ready to move [...]

The Cigar Galaxy from Hubble and Webb

By |2024-04-15T09:09:06-04:00April 15th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day Something strange happened to this galaxy, but what? Known as the Cigar Galaxy and cataloged as M82, red glowing gas and dust are being cast out from the center. Although this starburst galaxy was surely stirred up by a recent pass near its neighbor, large spiral galaxy M81, this doesn't [...]

How a Total Solar Eclipse Ended

By |2024-04-14T09:09:15-04:00April 14th, 2024|Categories: NASA News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Photo of the Day How does a total solar eclipse end? Yes, the Moon moves out from fully blocking the Sun, but in the first few seconds of transition, interesting things appear. The first is called a diamond ring. Light might stream between mountains or through relative lowlands around the Moon's edge, as seen [...]

The NRP Post

By |2024-04-13T00:31:00-04:00April 13th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Current partners are encouraged to share their stories with NASA and our local communities. If partners do not have the time to prepare a story for the NRP post, the NRP team encourages partners to submit their latest press release and it can be included in the Post! Please submit your stories and high quality [...]

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

By |2024-04-12T15:04:00-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

5 Min Read The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American continent from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A partial solar [...]

45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

By |2024-04-12T14:36:00-04:00April 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter that NASA built, arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on April 10, 1979. Although not space worthy, as a pathfinder Enterprise carried out tasks critical to ensuring the success of the space shuttle program. During its four-month stay at KSC, Enterprise validated procedures for the assembly [...]

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