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NASA Highlights Science on 20th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station


NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss select science investigations…
NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission


A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,500…
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus resupply spacecraft is seen at sunrise on Pad-0A, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Credits: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani
NASA TV Coverage Set for Feb. 14 Cygnus Launch to Space Station

5 days ago

Northrop Grumman’s next NASA resupply services mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch at 3:43…
NASA TV to Air Landing of Record-Setting Astronaut Christina Koch, Crewmates

January 30, 2020

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent more time in space on a single mission than any other woman,…
New Research Launching to Station Aboard Northrop Grumman’s 13th Resupply Mission

January 30, 2020

nvestigations studying tissue culturing, bone loss and phage therapy will be launching, along with more scientific experiments and…
NASA Selects First Commercial Destination Module for International Space Station

January 28, 2020

NASA has selected Axiom Space of Houston to provide at least one habitable commercial module to be attached…
NASA TV to Air Departure of Cygnus Cargo Spacecraft from Space Station

January 26, 2020

More than two months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station,…
What we learned from the space station in 2019

January 2, 2020

Dozens of experiments are going on at any given time aboard the International Space Station. We are advancing our…
NASA TV to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station.

January 1, 2020

Filled with almost 3,600 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft is…
Solving the Challenges of Long Duration Space Flight with 3D Printing

December 18, 2019

The International Space Station has continuously been home to astronauts for more than nineteen years. Astronauts conduct scientific research using…
Boeing and NASA Approach Milestone Orbital Flight Test

December 17, 2019

When Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test (OFT) launches on Dec. 20, 2019, it will be a major step toward returning human…
This new NASA ebook includes more than 150 images of our planet in darkness as captured from space by Earth-observing satellites and astronauts over the last 25 years. Credits: NASA
New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space

December 11, 2019

Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night. Earth at Night, NASA’s new 200-page…
SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station With NASA Science

December 6, 2019

Upgraded science hardware for the Cold Atom Lab – built and operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,…
New Earth Mission Will Track Rising Oceans Into 2030

November 22, 2019

Earth’s climate is changing, and the study of oceans is vital to understanding the effects of those changes…
NASA Science, Cargo Heads to Space Station on Northrop Grumman Mission

November 3, 2019

On the 19th anniversary of the arrival of the first crew to live aboard the International Space Station, a…
A Series of Spacewalks Four Years in the Making Will Attempt to Revive a Scientific Experiment

November 2, 2019

Many scientists theorize stars, planets and the molecules that comprise them are only less than five percent of…
Sandia National Laboratories’ Drew Woodbury works on a flat-sat assembly designed to prove software and cyber defense algorithms work before deploying them on orbiting satellites. (Photo by Meagan Brace/Sandia)
Armoring satellites to survive and operate through attacks

October 23, 2019

Sandia launches campaign to develop autonomous satellite protection systems. Satellites do a lot of things — they help…
Celebrating a Mission That Changed How We Use Radar

October 13, 2019

Oct. 11, 2019, marks the 25th anniversary of the end of a space mission that transformed the way…
NASA Spacecraft Launches on Mission to Explore Frontier of Space

October 11, 2019

After successfully launching Thursday night, NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft is in orbit for a first-of-its-kind mission…
NASA Smallsats Can Aid Hurricane Forecasts with GPS

October 8, 2019

Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane’s wind speed…
Successful Ocean-Monitoring Satellite Mission Ends

October 5, 2019

The Jason-2/Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM), the third in a U.S.-European series of satellite missions designed to measure…
NASA to Air Rescheduled Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to Space Station

September 23, 2019

A Japanese cargo spacecraft loaded with more than four tons of supplies, spare parts, and experiment hardware is…
MarCO Wins the ‘Oscar’ for Tiny Spacecraft

August 12, 2019

The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight’s…
CubeSats Dance: One Water-Powered NASA Spacecraft Commands Another in Orbit

August 6, 2019

On June 21, 2019, NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part…
NASA Targets Coastal Ecosystems with New Space Sensor

August 2, 2019

NASA has selected a space-based instrument under its Earth Venture Instrument (EVI) portfolio that will make observations of…
SpaceX Dragon on Route to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

July 26, 2019

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to deliver the second commercial crew docking port and…
Look, No Hands! NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space

June 21, 2019

On June 14, a robot named Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power…
E-TBEx's deployment is tested at the Michigan Exploration Lab. Constructing and testing the E-TBEx CubeSats was particularly complex because of the multiple antennas and solar panels that deploy after launch. Credits: University of Michigan/Michigan Exploration Lab
NASA Prepares to Launch Twin Satellites to Study Signal Disruption From Space

June 11, 2019

NASA’s twin E-TBEx CubeSats — short for Enhanced Tandem Beacon Experiment — are scheduled to launch in June…
NASA’s SET Mission to Study Satellite Protection Is Ready for Launch

June 11, 2019

Ready, SET, go — NASA’s Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, will launch in June 2019 on its mission to…
Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles

May 17, 2019

A small satellite designed to hunt for new planets beyond the solar system recently looked down at Earth…
10 Years Ago, Hubble’s Final Servicing Mission Made It Better Than Ever

May 14, 2019

Astronaut Mike Massimino floated next to the Hubble Space Telescope’s cylindrical body and began to remove the screws…
SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo

May 5, 2019

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with…
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission

April 18, 2019

NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will…
Northrop Grumman Heads to Space Station with New NASA Science, Cargo

April 18, 2019

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,600 pounds of…
NASA Tech One Step Closer to Launch on Next Falcon Heavy

April 15, 2019

A new kind of atomic clock, non-toxic propellant system and missions to characterize how space weather interferes with…
Northrop Grumman Carries Technology, Scientific Investigations on Mission to Space Station

April 11, 2019

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft scheduled to liftoff on April 17 carries supplies and scientific experiments to the…
A brief laser flash at the center of the frame was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats. In it, one small satellite used a laser to send information to the ISARA CubeSat, managed by JPL. Credit: The Aerospace Corporation
NASA Demos CubeSat Laser Communications Capability

April 10, 2019

Two NASA CubeSats teamed up on an impromptu optical, or laser, communications pointing experiment. The laser beam is…
Image credit: NASA
Spacewalk Reassignments: What’s the Deal?

March 28, 2019

On Friday, March 29, Christina Koch and Anne McClain were scheduled to perform a spacewalk together to upgrade…
NASA Updates Spacewalk Assignments, Announces Final Preview Briefing

March 26, 2019

With the first in a series of three spacewalks successfully completed at the International Space Station, NASA has…
NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

March 16, 2019

Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their…
NASA, SpaceX Launch First Flight Test of Space System Designed for Crew

March 3, 2019

For the first time in history, a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket, which launched from…
Astronauts Assemble Tools to Test Space Tech for Fuel Storage in Orbit

February 28, 2019

Technology drives exploration for future human missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. For spacecraft to journey farther…
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module as the orbital complex orbited 261 miles above the Indian Ocean southwest of the continent of Africa. The Canadarm2 robotic arm vertically splits the frame prior to grappling the spacecraft ahead of planned departure activities. Credits: NASA
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 7, 2019

January 15, 2019

The three Expedition 58 crew members aboard the International Space Station have finished packing the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft with science experiments…
NASA astronaut Anne Mcclain working within a Mouse Habitat Unit. “@ISS_Research is really phenomenal; every day we get to play a part in learning about our universe, our Earth, and the creatures that live on it. Getting to do science on the ceiling? Well, now that’s just cool!” she tweeted. Credits: NASA
Aging Faster in Space to Age Better on Earth

January 15, 2019

A new investigation heading to the International Space Station will provide space-flown samples to scientists from academia, industry…
Crystal Clear: Finding Ways to Protect Crews from the Effects of Space Radiation

December 21, 2018

In the near future, crews will embark on multi-month missions to the Moon, and eventually Mars and beyond.…
The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

December 21, 2018

What’s the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low…
NASA-Supported Payloads to Get Lift from Blue Origin

December 18, 2018

Before a NASA technology makes it to orbit or lands on another planet, researchers test – and retest…
NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch with US Partner Rocket Lab

December 18, 2018

A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations,…
10 CubeSats Ready for NASA’s First Venture Class Launch

December 16, 2018

NASA will enable the launch of 10 small research satellites, or CubeSats, selected through the CubeSat Launch Initiative…
Four NASA-Sponsored Experiments Set to Launch on Virgin Galactic Spacecraft

December 13, 2018

A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo will separate…
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