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NASA Cloud-Based Platform Could Help Streamline, Improve Air Traffic

By |2024-07-12T21:07:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

4 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This image shows an aviation version of a smartphone navigation app that makes suggestions for an aircraft to fly an alternate, more efficient route. The new trajectories are based on information available from NASA’s Digital Information Platform and processed by the Collaborative Departure Digital [...]

Sols 4241–4242: We Can’t Go Around It…We’ve Got To Go Through It!

By |2024-07-12T17:57:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

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NASA to Commemorate 55th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

By |2024-07-12T17:28:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the deployed United States flag during an Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969. The Lunar Module is on the left, and the footprints of the astronauts are clearly visible in the soil of the moon.Credit: NASA As the agency explores more of the Moon than [...]

NASA Starliner Astronauts Conduct Research, Maintenance Aboard Station

By |2024-07-12T14:09:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft that launched NASA’s Crew Flight Test astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the International Space Station is pictured docked to the Harmony module’s forward port. This long-duration photograph was taken at night from the orbital complex as it soared 258 miles above western China. Photo credit: NASA Astronauts Butch Wilmore and [...]

Two Years Since Webb’s First Images: Celebrating with the Penguin and the Egg

By |2024-07-12T13:01:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

The distorted spiral galaxy at center, the Penguin, and the compact elliptical at left, the Egg, are locked in an active embrace. This near- and mid-infrared image combines data from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s NIRCam (Near-Infrared Camera) and MIRI (Mid-Infrared Instrument), and marks the telescope’s second year of science. Webb’s view shows that their [...]

NASA Marshall Engineers Unveil Versatile, Low-cost Hybrid Engine Testbed

By |2024-07-12T12:46:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

4 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Paul Dumbacher, right, lead test engineer for the Propulsion Test Branch at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, confers with Meredith Patterson, solid propulsion systems engineer, as they install the 11-inch hybrid rocket motor testbed into its cradle in Marshall’s East Test [...]

Vivid Portrait of Interacting Galaxies Marks Webb’s Second Anniversary

By |2024-07-12T10:00:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

6 Min Read Vivid Portrait of Interacting Galaxies Marks Webb’s Second Anniversary Webb’s view of the interacting galaxies of Arp 142 that combines Webb’s NIRCam and MIRI instrument images. Full image below. Two for two! A duo of interacting galaxies commemorates the second science anniversary of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which takes constant [...]

Hubble Measures the Distance to a Supernova

By |2024-07-12T07:00:00-04:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , , |

3 min read Hubble Measures the Distance to a Supernova This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features the galaxy NGC 3810. ESA/Hubble & NASA, D. Sand, R. J. Foley Measuring the distance to truly remote objects like galaxies, quasars, and galaxy clusters is a crucial task in astrophysics, particularly when it comes to studying [...]

NASA Remembers Retired Astronaut, US Air Force Pilot Joe Engle

By |2024-07-11T17:33:00-04:00July 11th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Portrait of retired NASA astronaut Joe Engle wearing flight suit in front of an X-15 fighter circa 1963. Retired NASA astronaut and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Joe Engle died July 10, surrounded by his family at home in Houston. Among his many honors, he is the only astronaut to pilot both the X-15 and [...]

45 Years Ago: Skylab Reenters Earth’s Atmosphere

By |2024-07-11T15:47:00-04:00July 11th, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

A few days before they left Skylab on Feb. 8, 1974, the final crew to occupy the station raised its altitude, hoping to keep it in orbit until a future space shuttle could revisit it. But higher than predicted solar activity caused the Earth’s atmosphere to expand, increasing drag on the large vehicle, causing its [...]

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