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Artemis I spacecraft environmental testing complete

After four months of rigorous testing in the world’s premier space environments simulation facility at NASA’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio, the Orion spacecraft...

Artemis moon thrusters withstand more than 60 hot-fire tests

Future Artemis lunar landers could use next-generation thrusters, the small rocket engines used to make alterations in a spacecraft’s flight path or altitude, to...

SpaceX puts 60 satellites into orbit despite engine failure

SpaceX launched 60 more of its internet satellites into orbit March 18 despite an engine failure shortly after liftoff on a recycled rocket flying...
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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled moon, dies at 88

Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, who circled the moon alone in 1971 while his two crewmates test-drove the first lunar rover, died March 18...

New Spinoff publication shares how NASA innovations benefit life on Earth

As NASA pushes the frontiers of science and human exploration, the agency also advances technology to modernize life on Earth, including drones, self-driving cars...

Help NASA design a robot to dig on Moon

Digging on the Moon is a hard job for a robot. It has to be able to collect and move lunar soil, or regolith, but...

NASA elevates centers, facilities to Stage 3

On March 17, NASA leadership elevated all centers and facilities to Stage 3 of NASA’s Response Framework -- including NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center...

New decade heralds new era for SMC’s Launch Enterprise

The Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch Enterprise capped off another decade of tremendous success for the nation’s premier launch acquirer in 2019. “Our National...

WGS-11+ leveraging model-based systems engineering to speed delivery to warfighter

The Space and Missile Systems Center Wideband Global SATCOM program is utilizing Model-Based Systems Engineering to speed delivery of its latest satellite. WGS-11+ will provide...

NASA selects first science instruments to send to Gateway

NASA has selected the first two scientific investigations to fly aboard the Gateway, an orbital outpost which will support Artemis lunar operations while demonstrating...