Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA, BLUE ORIGIN AGREEMENT SIGNALS GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL SPACE

Officials from NASA and the private space company Blue Origin have signed an agreement that grants the company use of a historic test stand as the agency focuses on returning to the Moon and on to Mars, and America’s commercial space industry continues to grow. Under a Commercial Space Launch Act agreement, Blue Origin will […]

NASA ACHIEVES ROCKET ENGINE TEST MILESTONE NEEDED FOR MOON MISSIONS

NASA is a step closer to returning astronauts to the Moon in the next five years following a successful engine test on Thursday at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The latest “hot fire” was the culmination of four-plus years of testing for the RS-25 engines that will send the first four […]

THE PRESSURE IS ON FOR SLS HARDWARE IN UPCOMING TEST

Engineers are getting ready to put the pressure on hardware for the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, as part of a rigorous test series to ensure each structure can withstand the incredible stresses of launch. “Not only is this series more cost effective by testing several qualification articles together, but it also […]

MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH OCT. 12

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month October 12, hosting the program “Innovations that Embraced, Enriched, and Enabled America” in Morris Auditorium, Building 4200 at 10 a.m. CDT. John “Danny” Olivas, former NASA astronaut and veteran of two space shuttle missions, will give the keynote address. Olivas serves as director of […]

NASA’S MARSHALL CENTER CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT

On Saturday, October 8, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the public and media are invited to attend the 6th annual International Observe the Moon Night celebration, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, both in Huntsville, Alabama. The free event will […]

PIECE BY PIECE: BUILDING SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM’S CORE STAGE

The largest rocket stage in the world is coming together piece by piece at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. Large elements for NASA’s Space Launch System are in production and will be joined together to create the rocket’s 212-foot-tall core stage, the backbone of the SLS rocket. Why is NASA building the world’s […]

THE SPACE RACE STARTUP CHALLENGE ADVANCES 37 TEAMS

From a pool of more than 300 aspiring entrepreneurs with expertise in engineering, business, and law, thirty-seven multidisciplinary teams have been selected to write business plans in Phase 2 of the SPACE RACE startup challenge. The SPACE RACE is a first-of-a-kind, global initiative to launch startups around near-term, commercially viable NASA inventions. This startup challenge […]

NASA IN THE PARK

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Downtown Huntsville Inc. are partnering for a third year to host an event celebrating the city and space agency’s enduring relationship. NASA in the Park will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 18 in Huntsville’s Big Spring Park East. The downtown event will feature exhibits and […]

ISS CREW 3-D PRINTS FIRST STUDENT DESIGNED TOOL IN SPACE

When NASA fired up the Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station to begin more testing of the emerging 3-D printing technology in orbit, one college student in particular watched intently. In autumn of 2014, a high school senior in Enterprise, Alabama, Robert Hillan entered the Future Engineers Space Tool design competition, which challenged […]

STENNIS SPACE CENTER MARKS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST TEST

In April 1966, Lyndon Johnson was president of the United States, protests of the Vietnam War were growing, gas was priced at 32 cents per gallon, (You’re My) Soul and Inspiration was the No. 1 song on the Billboard charts, Bonanza was the No. 1 television show in the country and Ronald Reagan was successfully […]

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