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...

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,...

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...

Virgin Galactic moving to New Mexico from Mojave

At a May 10 press conference at the New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe, hosted by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham,...

10 years ago, Hubble’s final servicing mission made it better than...

Astronaut Mike Massimino floated next to the Hubble Space Telescope’s cylindrical body and began to remove the screws that fastened a handrail to one...

U.S. Air Force welcomes fifth Lockheed Martin-built AEHF satellite to Cape...

The U.S. Air Force is gearing up to launch the fifth global, anti-jam, protected communications satellite after its arrival in Florida. Lockheed Martin shipped the...