NASA completed the most complex and flight-like test of the parachute system for the agency's Orion spacecraft June 25.
A 3-D printer that astronauts call their version of a "Star Trek" replicator has just completed a series of tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., verifying it is ready to be launched to the International Space Station later this year.
Facing almost certain death during an enemy assault in Afghanistan, a gravely injured Ryan Pitts, then a sergeant, fiercely fought on, keeping an observation post and fallen soldiers around him from ending up in enemy hands.
News: U.S and Iraq talking over legal immunity for troops – The U.S. and Iraqi governments are revisiting the controversial issue of legal immunity for American troops, the key sticking point that prompted a complete withdraw of troops in 2011. U.S. advisers to Iraq will earn combat pay – Special operators being sent to Iraq will receive…
Battle Management program executive officer Steven Wert recently declared full deployment of the Mission Planning System Increment IV, Joint Mission Planning System, ushering in a new generation of capabilities for mission planners.
— During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space. It was the ninth intercept for the GMD program, which is designed to protect the U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attack by destroying incoming threats outside of the Earth’s atmosphere….
— Northrop Grumman’s advanced battle management and launch control capabilities successfully performed in the June 22 intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system. Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of Boeing for the GMD program that provides the nation’s only defense against long-range ballistic missiles. “Our systems serve a pivotal role in effectively delivering…
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year - 687 Earth days - on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life.
Thirty-two undergraduate students from a like number of colleges and universities are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science Program field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth Science research.