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March 11, 2019 | Source: SpaceX, spacex.com, 4 March 2019
NASA Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX Dragon Demo 1 Mission to ISS Herald Next-Gen Human Spaceflight
At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight...
February 12, 2019 | Source: www.militaryaerospace.com
NASA Scientists Choose Harris Precision Optics to Build WFIRST Space Optical Imaging Telescope
U.S. space scientists needed a precision optical instrument to be the core imager of the nation’s next-generation orbiting deep-space observation system. They found their solution...
January 28, 2019 | Source: University of Central Florida Today News, today.ucf.edu, Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, 10 January 2019
Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed Through University of Central Florida (UCF) Collaboration
By using steam rather than fuel, the microwave-size spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects "forever." Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to...
January 3, 2019 | Source: New York Times, nytimes.com, Steven Lee Myers and Zoe Mou, 2 January 2019
‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon
BEIJING — China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, the country’s space agency...
November 19, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 26 Oct 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Army, Arizona State University (ASU) Team on New Alloy With Superhero-Like Strength
Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and ASU have teamed up on a new material composition that super heroes, if real, would envy. They've designed a super strong...
Survivability and Vulnerability
September 24, 2018 | Source: NASA Ames, nasa.gov, 11 Sep 2018
Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella
Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella. ADEPT is a foldable device that opens to make a...
September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
March 8, 2018 | Source: Fed Biz Ops (FBO), 7 March 2018
NASA RFI - Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) Ancillary Gas Generator
The NASA Langley Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center have released a Request for Information (RFI) related to their Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable...
Survivability and Vulnerability
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 2 August 2017, Jennifer Stanfield and Lee Mohon
NASA Working on Advanced Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Technologies
As NASA pursues innovative, cost-effective alternatives to conventional propulsion technologies to forge new paths into the solar system, researchers at NASA's Marshall Space...
August 14, 2017 | Source: Ars Technica, arstechnica.com, 22 February 2017, Eric Berger
NASA’s Longshot Bet on Revolutionary Plasma-Based Rockets May Pay Off
Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers through a porthole cut into the side of a silver, tanker-truck-sized vacuum chamber. Inside, a blueish-purple light...