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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 […]

RETURNING ASTRONAUTS TO THE MOON: LOCKHEED MARTIN FINALIZES FULL-SCALE CISLUNAR HABITAT PROTOTYPE

For long-duration, deep space missions, astronauts will need a highly efficient and reconfigurable space, and Lockheed Martin is researching and designing ways to support those missions. Under a public-private partnership as a part of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Phase II study contract, Lockheed Martin has completed the initial ground prototype for […]

‘ARTISTS INSPIRE ASTRONAUTS’ CONTEST

NASA is holding an art contest to fill the hallowed halls of the Astronaut Crew Quarters at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This iconic hallway is where past Apollo and space shuttle astronauts took some of their last steps on Earth before heading to the Moon and the International Space Station. Today, the […]

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER CLOSING IN ADVANCE OF HURRICANE MATTHEW

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida closed at 1 p.m. EDT today, Wednesday, October 5, due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew. Across the spaceport, essential personnel prepared facilities for the storm’s arrival. Hurricane Matthew is expected to make its closest approach to the Cape Canaveral/Kennedy area overnight Thursday and into Friday morning, bringing with […]

ORION CREW MODULE REACHES MILESTONE IN PROCESSING FOR FIRST TEST FLIGHT

Assembly of the Orion crew module for the first uncrewed flight test atop NASA’s Space Launch System reached a significant milestone this month in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Lockheed Martin, manufacturer of Orion, and its subcontractor engineers, technicians and X-ray specialists completed […]

SLS PLATFORM REACHES HALFWAY POINT

Installation of new work platforms for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and the journey to Mars reached the halfway point this month inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Prior to rolling out to the launch pad, the rocket and Orion spacecraft will come together in the […]

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