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NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

  For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex…

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Watch the Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

  NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30, for the launch of the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to…

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Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

  Grammy Award Winner Kelly Clarkson to Perform National Anthem NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight on Wednesday, May 27, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. NASA and SpaceX are targeting 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27 for the launch of the first…

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NASA Telescope Named For ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader universe. The newly named Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope – or Roman Space Telescope, for short – is set to launch in the…

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NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

  NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica – the first flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in 2011. Known as NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, which is targeted for lift off at 4:33…

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Testing NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lives up to its name by enduring a series of tests to prepare for its journey to the Red Planet. Tests for the mission were performed between September and December of 2019 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. This video highlights the following tests: Spin test Shake test Mobility…

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NASA to Make Announcement About WFIRST Space Telescope Mission

  NASA will host a special edition of NASA Science Live at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 20, to share an exciting announcement about the agency’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission. The episode will air live on NASA’s website, NASA YouTube, NASA Facebook and Twitter/Periscope. Members of the mission will respond to questions from the livestream chat in…

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Meet NASA’s Al Chen, Mars 2020 Entry, Descent & Landing Lead —Behind the Spacecraft – Live Q&A

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Get to know some of the diverse team of engineers and scientists working on NASA’s next Mars rover, Perseverance. NASA-JPL engineer Al Chen will be at the helm as the Perseverance Mars rover makes its entry, descent, and landing into the Martian atmosphere. Join our conversation to find out how he is using a new navigation…

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NASA TV to Air Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to International Space Station

NASA will broadcast the launch of a Japanese cargo spacecraft to the International Space Stationbeginning at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 20, live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are scheduled to launch the unpiloted H-II Transport Vehicle-9 (HTV-9) on a Japanese H-IIB rocket at 1:30 p.m. (2:30 a.m….

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