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NASA is drawing up a long checklist for the lunar 2024 project

The next mission to the Moon is on and a new team of astronauts are set to touch down on the lunar surface in 2024. With the date announced, how ready is NASA? Some commentators are wondering if the announcement is premature.

July on track to be hottest month ever after record-breaking June

An historic heatwave in Europe and unusually warm conditions across the Arctic and Eurasia caused the Earth's average temperature to soar last month, making June the hottest on record. However, July is on track to break that heat record.

NASA project proves the New Mexico chile is out of this world

A team of scientists at NASA is working to launch the Española chile pepper into space. This would be the first fruiting plant the United States has grown and harvested at the International Space Station.

Director Scott Faris talks 'Apollo 11 — The Immersive Live Show' Special

Pasadena - Director Scott Faris chatted with Digital Journal about "Apollo 11 – The Immersive Live Show," which will make its world debut on Friday, July 5.

Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system passes launch test

NASA's Orion capsule aced a critical launch-abort test this morning (July 2), showing that it can indeed get astronauts out of harm's way during a liftoff emergency and keeping the craft on target for a first crewed flight in 2022.

NASA — 'No doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

Paris - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April “no doubt” delays NASA’s drive to return Americans to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency’s chief said on Tuesday.

NASA will test 'green' fuel in Falcon Heavy mission next week

SpaceX's upcoming Falcon Heavy mission next week will not only be testing a new "green" propellant, but it will be carrying 20 satellites and materials that will support the Deep Space Atomic Clock as well as two additional experiments.

'Moon Rock Hunter' on quest to track down Apollo gifts

Houston - After Neil Armstrong took a "giant leap for mankind" on the Moon nearly 50 years ago and collected rocks and soil along the way, Richard Nixon presented lunar souvenirs to every nation -- 135, at the time.

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Washington - NASA has renamed the street outside its Washington headquarters to honor three black female mathematicians whose pioneering work on the agency's early space program was chronicled in the film "Hidden Figures".

Op-Ed: White House explains Trump's tweet about NASA's moon mission

A day after President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on NASA’s plans to send humans to the moon, a White House official said the moon remained a goal of the agency’s programs as a step towards Mars.

NASA announces it's opening the Space Station to tourism

For a mere $35,000 per night, tourists will now be able to visit the International Space Station (ISS), NASA announced on Friday. The price does not include transportation, which will run around $85,000.

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.Price tag?

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

New York - NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism -- with stays priced at $35,000 a night -- as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.

NASA gets $125 million to develop nuclear thermal propulsion

With additional congressional funding and industry support, nuclear thermal propulsion technology is making progress for potential use on future NASA deep space missions, although how it fits into the agency's exploration architectures remains uncertain.

NASA official quits weeks after being chosen to lead moon mission

Washington - A top NASA official appointed the head of strategy for the space agency’s planned mission to the moon in 2024 quit his role on Wednesday, just weeks after starting the job.

NASA requests $1.6 billion for upcoming Artemis Mission

Washington - NASA’s ambitious plan to put the first woman on the surface of the Moon by 2024 is now officially named Artemis, after the Greek goddess of the Moon and twin sister of the god Apollo. NASA also needs some money, about $1.6 billion.

NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge has two winners of $700K prize

In the third and final phase of the NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, two teams met on May 1-4 in a head-to-head challenge at Caterpillar’s Demonstration and Learning Center in Edwards, Illinois, competing for a prize package totally $700,000.

Metals fraud leads to $700 million satellite failure

NASA is blaming a serious case of metals fraud on a $700 million satellite failure, linked to two aborted satellite missions. This is based on an investigation undertaken by the U.S. space agency.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

NASA astronaut to set record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Washington - NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to nearly 11 months, which would set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said Wednesday.

NASA’s twins study explores long-term life in space

How effectively can be survive and thrive in space? Does long exposure to micro-gravity affect our mental and physical capabilities? To understand this, NASA has completed a fascinating study on twins.

NASA selects SpaceX to provide launch services for DART mission

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been awarded a launch services contract for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, scheduled to take place in June 2021.

NASA announces three winners of 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

Teams competing in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge completed the latest level of the competition – complete virtual construction – and the top three were awarded a share of the $100,000 prize purse.

NASA may send smallsat mission to giant asteroid Pallas

Pallas, our solar system’s third largest and wholly unexplored asteroid, is the target for a potential SmallSat NASA flyby mission for possible launch in 2022.

NASA's Space Launch System may be replaced by commercial rockets

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s surprise announcement March 13 that NASA is considering moving Exploration Mission 1 off of the Space Launch System (SLS) took many in the industry by surprise.

NASA captures unprecedented images of supersonic shockwaves

Washington - NASA has captured unprecedented photos of the interaction of shockwaves from two supersonic aircraft, part of its research into developing planes that can fly faster than sound without thunderous "sonic booms".

Huge crack in Brunt Ice Shelf could calve iceberg larger than NYC

Cracks are snaking in two directions across the Brunt Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Antarctica. The fracturing ice shelf could soon release an iceberg about twice the size of New York City.

Space agencies preparing for 3-year round-trip journey to Mars

Getting to Mars is a journey that could involve 140 million miles of travel. Astronauts on a Mars mission will be subjected to extreme conditions requiring problem-solving skills and creative thinking. How are we preparing for a Mars mission?

SpaceX gains green light for Crew Dragon DM-1 mission to the ISS

NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2, following a green light from the key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Friday.

NASA warns SpaceX and Boeing of design risks of launch systems

NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.
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