Category Archives: Science and Technology

NASA Deputy Administrator Among US Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees

NASA Deputy Administrator Among US Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, along with fellow veteran astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria and Scott Kelly, were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame class of 2021 on Saturday, Nov. 13. Their induction ceremony, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, brings the Hall of Fame’s membership to 102.

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NASA To Crash Spacecraft Into Asteroid, Testing Earth’s Planetary Defenses

NASA To Crash Spacecraft Into Asteroid, Testing Earth’s Planetary Defenses

Asteroids orbit the Sun and sometimes come close to Earth. When these space rocks come within 30 million miles of Earth, NASA calls them Near-Earth objects (NEOs). On Nov. 23, the space agency plans to launch a spacecraft into Earth’s orbit that will eventually slam into an asteroid about a year from now, hoping to alter the space rock’s course. 

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NASA Selects New Mission to Study Storms, Impacts on Climate Models

NASA Selects New Mission to Study Storms, Impacts on Climate Models

NASA has selected a new Earth science mission that will study the behavior of tropical storms and thunderstorms, including their impacts on weather and climate models. The mission will be a collection of three SmallSats, flying in tight coordination, called Investigation of Convective Updrafts (INCUS), and is expected to launch in 2027 as part of NASA’s Earth Venture Program.

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Coverage Update for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

Coverage Update for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

NASA is updating its coverage of the upcoming launch and docking activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third crew rotation mission with astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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NASA’s Juno: Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere

NASA’s Juno: Science Results Offer First 3D View of Jupiter Atmosphere

New findings from NASA’s Juno probe orbiting Jupiter provide a fuller picture of how the planet’s distinctive and colorful atmospheric features offer clues about the unseen processes below its clouds. The results highlight the inner workings of the belts and zones of clouds encircling Jupiter, as well as its polar cyclones and even the Great Red Spot.

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Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third crew rotation mission with astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and the fourth flight with astronauts, including the Demo-2 test flight, as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

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