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Space & Technology

NAWCWD teammates reflect on Mars rover mission support

On Feb. 18, NASA landed their latest rover, Perseverance, on the surface of the Mars. The landing, filmed in its entirety for the first time,...

New study challenges long-held theory of fate of Mars’ water

The new science results indicate that a large quantity of the Red Planet’s water is trapped in its crust rather than having escaped into...

NASA astronauts complete year’s fifth spacewalk at station

NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins concluded their spacewalk at 3:01 p.m., EST, March 13, 2021, after 6 hours and 47 minutes. In the fifth spacewalk of the...

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover mission honors Navajo language

The first scientific focus of NASA’s Perseverance rover is a rock named “Máaz” – the Navajo word for “Mars.” The rover’s team, in collaboration with...

Mammoth Artemis I rocket boosters stacked on mobile launcher

Stacking is complete for the twin Space Launch System solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Artemis I mission. Over several weeks, workers used one of five massive cranes to...

NASA, Blue Origin partner to bring lunar gravity conditions closer to...

At one-sixth that of Earth, the unique gravity of the lunar surface is one of the many variable conditions that technologies bound for the...

NASA, SpaceX to launch second Commercial Crew Rotation mission to ISS

NASA and SpaceX are continuing a regular cadence of missions with astronauts launching on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as part...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope completes final functional tests to prepare...

February marked significant progress for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which completed its final functional performance tests at Northrop Grumman in Redondo Beach, Calif. Testing...

NASA celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson with building naming ceremony

On Feb. 26, 2021, NASA celebrated the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony to formally name the agency’s headquarters building...

NASA’s Perseverance rover gives high-def panoramic view of landing site

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,”...