Astronauts

COLLINS AEROSPACE, ILC DOVER UNVEIL NEXT GENERATION SPACE SUIT SYSTEM PROTOTYPE FOR FUTURE MISSIONS

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., joined with ILC Dover to design a Next Generation Space Suit system prototype for future missions. The unveiling took place at a United Technologies event on Capitol Hill featuring the company’s past, present and future contributions to manned space exploration as part of a celebration of […]

RED WINE’S RESVERATROL COULD HELP MARS EXPLORERS STAY STRONG

Mars is about 9 months from Earth with today’s tech, NASA reckons. As the new space race hurtles forward, Harvard researchers are asking: how do we make sure the winners can still stand when they reach the finish line? Published in Frontiers in Physiology, their study shows that resveratrol substantially preserves muscle mass and strength […]

VELCRO COMPANIES ‘WALKING ON THE MOON’ AGAIN TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LUNAR LANDING

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, Velcro Companies commissioned indie pop band Walk Off The Earth to release a new cover and music video of the classic rock song “Walking on the Moon” using VELCRO Brand fasteners as instruments to create a one-of-a-kind sound. The music video was released to celebrate the July […]

MAXAR TEAMS WITH DYNETICS ON POWER AND PROPULSION ELEMENT FOR LUNAR GATEWAY

Maxar Technologies announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics to support Maxar in building and demonstrating the power and propulsion element for the Gateway − an essential component of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program and future expeditions to Mars. The teaming agreement establishes a framework for the companies to work together […]

SPACE STATION MOLD SURVIVES HIGH DOSES OF IONIZING RADIATION

The International Space Station, like all human habitats in space, has a nagging mold problem. Astronauts on the ISS spend hours every week cleaning the inside of the station’s walls to prevent mold from becoming a health problem. New research being presented here finds mold spores may also survive on the outside walls of spacecraft. […]

STARLINER SPACE CAPSULE COMPLETES PARACHUTE TESTING

Boeing cleared another milestone toward launching its Starliner space capsule with the fifth, and final, qualification test of the vehicle’s parachute system. The final test was the most difficult. Two parachutes were disabled on a Starliner test article that was dropped from a balloon at an altitude of 40,000 feet. During a four-minute descent, the […]

ORION LAUNCH ABORT SYSTEM DESIGNED TO PULL ITS WEIGHT FOR MOON MISSIONS

JAstronauts inside NASA’s Orion spacecraft will soar toward the Moon atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as part of the agency’s Artemis program to establish a permanent presence at the Moon and learn the skills needed to send humans to Mars. Crew members will journey aboard Orion with the confidence knowing the spacecraft is […]

NASA OPENS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO NEW COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full speed ahead on its goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, where American companies also will […]

NASA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is partnering with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary event called Small Steps to Giant Leaps. This event is held to honor this historic moment in time when mankind first landed on the moon, and also looks forward to the […]

BOEING COMPLETES STARLINER HOT FIRE TEST

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner propulsion system was put to the test on May 23 at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico in support of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Teams ran multiple tests on Starliner’s in-space maneuvering system and the spacecraft’s launch abort system, which are key elements on the path to restore America’s capability […]

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