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SPACEX WATCH LIVE: NILESAT 301 MISSION

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, June 8 for launch of Nilesat 301 to a geosynchronous transfer orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The two-hour and twenty-nine-minute window opens at 5:04 p.m. ET, 21:04 UTC. A backup launch opportunity is available on Thursday, June 9 with the same window. The Falcon 9 first…

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NASA to Inflate Heat Shield on Earth Before Spaceflight Demo

NASA is inviting media to see a technology that could one day help land humans on Mars after it is inflated for the final time on Earth before its spaceflight demonstration later this year. The event will take place beginning 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 15, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Bernard Kutter Low-Earth Orbit Flight…

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NASA to Highlight Climate Research on Cargo Launch, Sets TV Coverage

  A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:07 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, carrying the Dragon spacecraft on its journey to the International Space Station for SpaceX’s 24th commercial resupply services mission.Credits: NASA/Kevin Davis and Chris Colem NASA and SpaceX are targeting 10:22 a.m. EDT Friday,…

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NASA Announces Winners of 2022 Student Launch Competition

For the second year in a row, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte won the launch division, while Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, won first place in the design division of NASA’s 2022 Student Launch rocketry competition. NASA announced the winners Thursday during a live virtual ceremony. Each year, NASA challenges middle school, high school, college, and university students from…

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NASA Administrator to Launch Artemis Learning Lunchbox Initiative

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson is helping kick off a new initiative to deliver food and hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math kits, called Learning Lunchboxes, in Orlando at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, June 3. The lunchboxes are aimed at inspiring and educating youth and families about NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, which includes landing the first woman and person of color on…

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NASA Partners with Industry for New Spacewalking, Moonwalking Services

NASA has selected Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace to advance spacewalking capabilities in low-Earth orbit and at the Moon, by buying services that provide astronauts with next generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems to work outside the International Space Station, explore the lunar surface on Artemis missions, and prepare for human missions to Mars. The awards leverage NASA expertise with commercial innovation…

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NASA to Pick Next Generation Spacesuits for Moonwalking, Spacewalking

NASA will announce at 2 p.m. EDT (1 p.m. CDT) Wednesday, June 1, the company, or companies, selected to move forward in developing the next generation of spacesuits for Artemis missions at the Moon and the International Space Station during an event at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. The announcement will air live on NASA Television, the agency’s website,…

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NASA to Discuss Status of Final Test Needed for Artemis I Moon Mission

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 27, to discuss the status of the next wet dress rehearsal test of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida ahead of the uncrewed Artemis I lunar mission. The rehearsal is the final test needed before launch and…

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NASA Administrator, Arizona Students to Hear from Station Astronauts

Students from Arizona will have an opportunity this week to hear from astronauts aboard the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Sen. Mark Kelly will participate in the call. The Earth-to-space call will air live at 1:35 p.m. EDT Friday, May 27, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha…

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