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NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million. In all, NASA has selected 142 proposals from 129 U.S. small businesses from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Phase […]

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which will support accelerated plans to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.  Credits: NASA NASA is sending astronauts to the Moon and then on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. The direction from Space […]

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

NASA will host a range of activities and demonstrations, including a virtual reality chair and Oculus Go trip to the Moon, at the COSI Science Festival Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4, in Columbus, Ohio. NASA’s exhibit will be in the atrium of the COSI building, located at 333 W. Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

 “InSight’s first readings carry on the science that began with NASA’s Apollo missions,” said InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “We’ve been collecting background noise up until now, but this first event officially kicks off a new field: Martian seismology!” The new seismic event was too […]

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country. Here is a list of the major agency Earth Day activities: #PictureEarth on Social Media Celebrate the planet we all call home with NASA’s #PictureEarth social media event. Post […]

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants to see your take. NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event. Post a close-up photo on social media of your favorite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming […]

NASA Invests in 18 Potentially Revolutionary Space Tech Concepts

NASA Invests in 18 Potentially Revolutionary Space Tech Concepts

Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The program will fund 18 studies to determine the feasibility of early-stage technologies that could go on to change […]

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Veteran NASA Astronauts Inducted into US Astronaut Hall of Fame

Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, and James Buchli are the latest veteran NASA astronauts to join the ranks of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. “The pioneering spirit we see in every astronaut is truly exemplified by this year’s inductees,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “Janet Kavandi and James Buchli represent the best of America’s […]

New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world’s first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of commercial technologies that were developed or improved by the agency’s space program and benefit people everywhere. “NASA works hard, not […]

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s launch and arrival will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the orbiting laboratory, […]