Space & Technology

June 17, 2016
 

NASA, German Aerospace Center extend SOFIA cooperative agreement

Photograph courtesy of German Aerospace Center, DLR

Pascale Ehrenfreund (left), Gerd Gruppe (right), Member of the DLR Executive Board responsible for the Space Administration, and Dava Newman (center), Deputy Administrator of NASA, after signing the agreement at the ILA Berlin Air Show.

NASA and the German Aerospace Center, DLR, have extended their agreement to continue Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, science observations until the end of 2020.

The renewal agreement was signed on June 2, 2016, at the ILA Berlin Air Show by Dava Newman, deputy administrator of NASA, Pascale Ehrenfreund, chair of the DLR Executive Board, and Gerd Gruppe, member of the DLR Executive Board responsible for Space Administration.
 
nasa-sofia2




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
nasa-moon

NASA calls for instruments, technologies for delivery to moon

NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020. The agency is working with U.S. industry and international part...
 
 
nasaabort

Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmod...
 
 
Lockheed Martin illustration

Lockheed Martin reveals new human lunar lander concept

Lockheed Martin illustration Lockheed Martin’s concept for a crewed lunar lander is a single stage, fully reusable system that incorporates many of Orion’s flight-proven technologies and systems. The lander would accomm...