Month: July 2019

NASA Announces Major Shakeup in Human Exploration Leadership for Moon Program

NASA Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, testifies during a Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee hearing titled, “A Review of NASA’s Plans for the International Space Station and Future Activities in Low Earth Orbit,” Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani  KenKremer

NASA Selects Dragonfly Quadcopter to Land and Fly Around Saturn’s Moon Titan to Search for Signs of Life

This illustration shows NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander approaching a site on Saturn’s exotic moon, Titan. Taking advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere and low gravity, Dragonfly will explore dozens of locations across the icy world, sampling and measuring the compositions of Titan’s organic surface materials to characterize the habitability of Titan’s environment and investigate the progression of prebiotic chemistry.  Credits: NASA/JHU-APL Ken

SLS Artemis 1 Engines Delivered to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility for Core Stage Installation: Photos

Crews delivered the last of four RS-25 engines for Artemis 1, the first flight of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the Orion spacecraft, from NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, June 27, 2019. The Aerojet-Rocketdyne engines are lined up side-by-side on June 28 and will be installed