NASA opens ISS to new commercial opportunities, private astronauts

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth...

NASA previews 2020 unmanned aircraft demonstration activities

NASA began outreach efforts for the upcoming Systems Integration and Operationalization demonstration in 2020 at a panel discussion at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle...

Northrop Grumman ships Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor to KSC

Northrop Grumman shipped the inert abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System from the Northrop Grumman facility in Magna, Utah, to Kennedy...

Northrop Grumman finishes environmental test on Webb Telescope

REDONDO BEACH, Calif.--NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft Element successfully completed its last environmental test, thermal vacuum testing, at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach. Thermal...
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Northrop Grumman successfully completes first stage test for OmegA rocket

PROMONTORY, Utah – May 30, 2019 – Northrop Grumman successfully conducted a full-scale static fire test of the first stage of its new OmegATM...

NASA awards Artemis contract for lunar gateway power, propulsion

In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on May 23 the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL,...

SLS begins insulation process for booster segments for second flight

NASA and Northrop Grumman technicians in Promontory, Utah, have applied insulation to the final booster motor segment for the second flight of NASA’s deep...

NASA taps 11 American companies to advance human lunar landers

NASA has selected 11 companies, including Masten Space Systems in Mojave, Calif., to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis...

Air Force successfully launches satellites from New Zealand on Electron Rocket

The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners has successfully launched three Department of Defense research and development satellites on Huntington Beach, Calif.,-based Rocket...

Air Force announces basing candidates for U.S. Combatant Command for Space

The secretary of the Air Force selected six locations as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters for United States Space Command. This combatant command...