laser-thruster
0
comments
Space

Photonic laser thruster propels simulated spacecraft

Posted May 15, 2015 by

TUSTIN, Calif. — Y.K. Bae Corporation announces their proprietary Photonic Laser Thruster has successfully accelerated a 450 gram (~1 lb.) spacecraft simulator with pure laser light for the first time in history. The project was funded by a Phase II grant of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, which funds the most promising ideas for the next generation…

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

NASA names new director for Langley Research Center

Posted June 19, 2015 by

NASA has announced that Dr. David E. Bowles has been named director of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., succeeding Stephen G. Jurczyk who served in that capacity from April 2014. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden made the announcement in an agency-wide email to employees. Bowles has been serving as the acting center director since…

Full Story »

astronaut-retire
0
comments
Space

Three-time spaceflight astronaut Steven Swanson retires from NASA

Posted August 14, 2015 by

With nearly 200 days of spaceflight experience, astronaut Steven Swanson has retired from NASA to share his experience and expertise in an academic setting. Swanson will join Boise State University in Boise, Idaho, as a distinguished educator in residence. His last day with NASA is August 30.

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

NASA awards launch contract for GOES-R, GOES-S missions

Posted April 13, 2012 by

NASA has selected United Launch Services, LLC of Englewood, Colo., to launch the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites-R and S, or GOES-R and GOES-S. The spacecraft will launch in October 2015 and February 2017, respectively, aboard Atlas V 541 rockets from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The total cost of the…

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

Space businesses looking for new direction

Posted April 30, 2012 by by Stephen Singer

Less than a year after NASA ended its shuttle program, players in America’s space business are casting around for new direction. United Technologies Corp. is the most recent company to announce it will sharply scale back its role in space exploration. It’s selling Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a manufacturer of rocket engines and liquid-propulsion systems…

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

New NASA App 2.0 released For iPhone, iPod Touch

Posted May 23, 2012 by

NASA has released an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices. A team at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field,…

Full Story »

0
comments
Business

XCOR announces general sales agent for space tourism flights

Posted June 11, 2012 by

MOJAVE, Calif. – With the Tom Sachs space-themed art exhibit, “Space Program: Mars” as a backdrop, XCOR Aerospace named Space Expedition Corporation as the new General Sales Agent for the XCOR owned Lynx Suborbital vehicle flying from the Mojave Air and Spaceport, Calif. SXC was previously announced as the first wet lease customer for a…

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

NASA awards five universities funding for learning opportunities

Posted June 28, 2012 by

NASA has awarded five one-year U.S. National Laboratory education cooperative agreements to provide hands-on science and engineering opportunities for college and university students. Experiments proposed in two of the projects will be flown on the International Space Station in the near future. Students at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss., will study the…

Full Story »

0
comments
Space

Innovative partnerships expand NASA’s summer education reach

Posted July 18, 2012 by

NASA’s Office of Education has selected more than 200 organizations across the country to receive Summer of Innovation mini-grants. Each award has a maximum value of $2,500. This investment is designed to expand NASA’s education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities throughout the summer…

Full Story »

video-screen
0
comments
Space

Aerojet Propulsion helps land Mars Science Laboratory

Posted August 6, 2012 by

Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced Aug. 3 that its monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory to a successful landing on the red planet at 10:32 p.m., PDT, Aug. 5.

Full Story »


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