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NASA TV to Air DART Prelaunch Activities, Launch

  NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s first planetary defense test mission, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART). The mission will help determine if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its course. DART’s target asteroid is not a threat to Earth.   DART is scheduled…

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Honda Tests Prototype Autonomous Work Vehicle at Solar Construction Site with Black & Veatch

November 15, 2021 — TORRANCE, CA, and OVERLAND PARK, KS Second-generation prototype Honda Autonomous Work Vehicles (AWV) successfully performed a range of functions at large-scale solar energy construction site Black & Veatch operated the Honda AWVs and validated their performance and suitability in several construction use cases Honda AWV is expected to be capable of performing a wide range of services…

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STEM-a-Thon Event Headlines American Education Week for NASA

  NASA hosts its 2021 STEM-a-Thon this week, a series of activities and engagements aimed at sparking interest in careers and broadening student participation in science, technology, engineering, and math. The event highlights paths to careers at NASA and encourages students to pursue their interests in STEM. It offers live presentations, interactive Q&A sessions, and more, headlined by an informal…

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NASA Administrator Statement on Russian ASAT Test

  On Monday Moscow Standard Time, the International Space Station (ISS) Flight Control team was notified of indications of a satellite breakup that may create sufficient debris to pose a conjunction threat to the station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released the following statement about the incident:   “Earlier today, due to the debris generated by the destructive Russian Anti-Satellite (ASAT)…

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NASA Receives 11th Consecutive ‘Clean’ Financial Audit Opinion

    For the 11th straight year, NASA has received an unmodified, or clean opinion from an external auditor on its fiscal year 2021 financial statements.   The rating is the best possible audit opinion, certifying that NASA’s financial statements conform with accepted accounting principles for federal agencies and accurately present the agency’s financial position. Clean “NASA is committed to…

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NASA to Air Spacewalk to Swap Communications Antenna on Space Station

  Two NASA astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna system. NASA officials will describe the upcoming spacewalk during a news conference on Wednesday, Nov. 17.   NASA will provide live coverage of the news conference and spacewalk on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA…

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NASA Awards Challenge Prizes to Startup Companies

NASA has awarded $90,000 each to seven entrepreneurial startup companies under its Entrepreneur’s Challenge program. The awards will advance new technology concepts ranging from novel materials with properties not found in nature to innovative technologies that will enable small satellite (SmallSat) science missions.   The following companies were selected as winners of the Entrepreneur’s Challenge: Morpheus Space of Los Angeles, California Multiscale…

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

  NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station on the third commercial crew rotation mission aboard the microgravity laboratory. The international crew of astronauts lifted off at 9:03 p.m. EST Wednesday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the Crew Dragon…

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NASA to Provide Coverage of U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction

  NASA will provide live coverage of the 2021 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 11 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 13. The agency’s Deputy Administrator, Pam Melroy, is among the inductees, and the event also features remarks by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson.   The ceremony will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Space Shuttle…

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