NASA demos CubeSat laser communications capability

Courtesy of The Aerospace Corporation Two NASA CubeSats teamed up on an impromptu optical, or laser, communications pointing experiment. The laser beam is seen as...

NASA, Boeing extend Starliner crew flight test duration to ISS, target...

Boeing photographBoeing's Starliner prepares for acoustic testing at Boeing's spacecraft test facilities in El Segundo, Calif. This vehicle, known as Spacecraft 2, will...

NASA achieves rocket engine test milestone

NASA photographNASA conducts a test of RS-25 flight engine No. 2062 on April 4 on the A-1 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center...

Europa Clipper high gain antenna undergoes testing

NASA photograph by David C. BowmanA full-scale prototype of the Europa Clipper's high-gain antenna is undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at...

SLS engine section approaches finish line for first flight

NASA photograph by Jude Guidry NASA and Boeing have completed the majority of outfitting for the core stage engine section for the first flight of...

Lockheed Martin’s first smart satellites are tiny with big missions

Lockheed Martin has announced a new generation of space technology launching this year that will allow satellites to change their missions in orbit. Satellites that...

Returning astronauts to moon: Lockheed Martin finalizes full-scale cislunar habitat prototype

Lockheed Martin photographThe Lockheed Martin Habitat Ground Test Article Lunar habitat prototype is designed to accommodate a variety of missions around the Moon. For...

Virgin Galactic helps NASA mature space tech

Virgin Galactic photographThe NASA Johnson technology payload is loaded into Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo on Dec. 13, 2018. The payload flew again on the...

NASA team investigates ultrafast laser machining for multiple spaceflight applications

(Photo Credit: Bill Hrybyk/NASA)Steve Li (left), Frankie Micalizzi (middle), and Robert Lafon (right) are using an ultrafast laser to bond dissimilar materials and...

NASA looking to tiny technology for big payoffs

NASA photographNASA works with industry partner Nanocomp Technologies Inc. of Merrimack, New Hampshire, to advance manufacturing of carbon nanotube composite materials. On Oct....