Aerospace

Hidden chambers help with contamination control.
by Eric Villard and Rob Gutro, NASA
12:39pm
10.19.2017
Puncture an astronaut's space suit — whether by projectile, the sharp edge of a tool or falling onto a rock — and you could let in a world of trouble.
by University of Delaware
9:56am
10.13.2017
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Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Space Vehicle 01 is expected to launch in 2018.
by Lockheed Martin
11:33am
10.10.2017
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope now is planning to launch between March and June 2019 from French Guiana, following a schedule assessment of the remaining integration and test activities. Previously Webb was targeted to launch in October 2018.
by NASA
10:20am
9.29.2017
NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, designed to study asteroids close to Earth, recently performed a full-scale solar sail deployment test in a cleanroom at ManTech NeXolve's facility in Alabama. The device relies on an innovative solar sail the size...
by Shannon Ridinger, Marshall Space Flight Center
11:17am
9.27.2017
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Engineers at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston used light waves to align the James Webb Space Telescope’s mirror segments to each other, so they act like a single, monolithic mirror in the cryogenic cold of the center’s iconic Chamber A.
by Eric Villard and Maggie Masetti, NASA
10:38am
9.21.2017
An electrical engineer has teamed up with astronomers to improve telescope mirrors using thin-film technology from the electronics industry.
by Tim Stephens, UC Santa Cruz
11:06am
9.19.2017
NASA recently released a video of an in-depth look into a cleanroom at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where the ICESat-2 satellite is currently being monitored.
by NASA
10:35am
9.11.2017
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At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, an analysis of Hurricane Harvey's tremendous rainfall was created using eight days of satellite data.
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
10:13am
8.29.2017
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope began a nearly 100-day cryogenic test in a giant chamber in Texas in mid-July. Components of the Webb have previously endured similar tests to ensure they would function in the cold environment of space. Now all of...
by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
12:44pm
8.14.2017
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The crew of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS) checked the operation of the Tomsk-TPU-120 satellite on July 24. Satellite launch into outer space is scheduled on August 17, 2017.
by Tomsk Polytechnic University
10:22am
7.25.2017
Researchers used the Inflatable Lunar/Mars Analog Habitat (ILMAH), a unique, simulated closed environment that mimics the conditions found on the International Space Station and possible human habitats on other planets. They showed that the overall...
by BioMed Central
10:06am
7.13.2017
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Innovative thinking could improve the way biological samples are processed and transported from space back to research labs on Earth for future studies. This thinking was prompted by researchers in NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and Twins Study...
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
1:36pm
7.12.2017
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.
by Australian National University
11:49am
7.3.2017
Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
by NASA
10:07am
6.21.2017
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A team of students from Michigan Technological University took first place in the University Nanosat 6 competition, earning the rare privilege of having the Department of Defense launch their custom-made satellite into orbit.
by Michigan Technological University
1:28pm
6.19.2017
NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is simulating space radiation on Earth following upgrades to the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory.
by NASA/Johnson Space Center
10:36am
6.15.2017
A wide variety of research relies on growing cells in culture on Earth, but handling these cells is challenging. Handling cells in microgravity poses even greater challenges, and with ongoing cell investigations aboard the International Space...
by NASA
10:33am
6.9.2017
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Major experiments that will look into the human body and out into the galaxy are on their way to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft following its 5:07 p.m. EDT launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket.
by NASA
11:34am
6.5.2017
NASA's Johnson Space Center’s "Chamber A" in Houston is an enormous thermal vacuum testing chamber and now appears to be opening its "mouth" to take in the James Webb Space Telescope for testing.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
12:11pm
6.1.2017
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Now that Webb telescope has moved to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, a special camera was installed there to continue providing daily video feeds on the telescope's progress.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
11:53am
5.31.2017
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where it will undergo its last cryogenic test before it is launched into space in 2018.
by Laura Betz, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and Jenny Knotts, NASA’s Johnson Space Center
12:12pm
5.8.2017
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The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully passed the last test held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The spacecraft is being shipped to the Johnson Space Center in Houston for more testing.
by Laura Betz, NASA
11:18am
5.2.2017
The fabrics could potentially be useful for large antennas and other deployable devices, because the material is foldable and its shape can change quickly. The fabrics could also eventually be used to shield a spacecraft from meteorites, for...
by Elizabeth Landau, NASA
10:05am
4.19.2017
NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S satellite was lifted into a thermal vacuum chamber to test its ability to function in the cold void of space in its orbit 22,300 miles above the Earth.
by NASA
10:24am
4.17.2017
At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope.
by Rob Gutro, NASA
10:28am
3.30.2017
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