Month: April 2021

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Targets Ambitious 2nd Martian Test Flight to ‘Go Bigger’ on April 22

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Following up on the paradigm shifting history making 1st flight of NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter earlier this week on Monday, April 19, the gleeful chopper team is now targeting early Thursday, April 22, for the 2nd and more ambitious test flight of the first powered aircraft beyond Earth – on the

NASA Ingenuity Helicopter Succeeds Brilliantly at Historic 1st Test Flight on Another World – Mars !

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – In a paradigm shifting moment for space exploration human ingenuity triumphed under the most trying of flight conditions early this Monday morning when NASA’s experimental Ingenuity mini helicopter succeeded brilliantly at accomplishing its history making attempt at making the first powered flight by an aircraft beyond Earth – on the Planet Mars!

NASA Targets Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Historic Test Flight Apr 19 after Software Update and Successful Spin Test: Watch Live

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – NASA is targeting early Monday, April 19, for the history making first ever controlled test flight of the experimental Ingenuity Mars helicopter on the Red Planet after successfully updating the software to avoid glitches that postponed the inaugural test from last week and then completing a required high speed spin test of the

Crew-2 Astronauts and NASA SpaceX Launch Teams Practice Procedures and Complete Static Fire Test for April 22 Launch

For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Its been a busy weekend of prelaunch activities and accomplishing two key required milestones as the four astronauts flying on the NASA SpaceX Crew-2 mission bound for a six month stay at the International Space Station (ISS) and launch teams completed a full countdown dress rehearsal of the launch day events

Russian American Soyuz Trio with NASA’s Kate Rubins Returns Safely to Earth after 6 Month Stay Aboard International Space Station

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A Russian American trio of spaceflyers including one NASA astronaust and two cosmonauts return safely to Earth this morning seated inside their cramped Russian Soyuz capsule, Saturday, April, 17 after an action packed and science filled six month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS). NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey

NASA, SpaceX GO for April 22 Launch 4 Astronauts to International Space Station: Photos

  For & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL –  NASA and SpaceX announced they are GO for launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) following the successful conclusion of the joint Flight Readiness Review (FRR) held at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The NASA and SpaceX launch teams are

President Biden Proposes $24.7 Billion Budget for NASA for FY 2022

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  President Biden is proposing a $24.7 Billion Budget for NASA in Fiscal Year 2022 in newly released initial funding documents from the Biden Administration. This FY 2022 NASA discretionary budget spending proposal amounts to a significant 6.3% increase over the enacted budget for 2021 amounting to $1.5 Billion and thereby indicates strong support for NASA programs

Blue Origin Successfully Completes Astronaut Rehearsal Test for Crew Flights on Suborbital New Shepard Vehicle

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Blue Origin successfully completed the launch and landing of their astronaut rehearsal test simulating crew flights with humans with their suborbital New Shepard launch vehicle and capsule during the NS-15 test flight mission Wednesday, April 14 from the company’s West Texas test site. Liftoff of the 60-foot-tall (18-meter) New Shepard suborbital vehicle

Blue Origin to Conduct Astronaut Rehearsal Test on New Shepard Launch April 14: Watch Live

For & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  Blue Origin plans to conduct an astronaut rehearsal test simulating flights with humans for the next flight of their New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle during a launch targeted for Wednesday morning, April 14 from the company’s West Texas test site. Liftoff of the New Shepard suborbital vehicle on the NS-15 mission is