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Thu, 30 Nov 2023 02:44:14 +0000

Discovery Alert: Watch the Synchronized Dance of a 6-Planet System
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Six “sub-Neptune” exoplanets orbit their star in a kind of rhythmic dance – one easily set to music.

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 23:40:46 +0000

The Marshall Star for November 29, 2023
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Artemis II Crew Enjoys Visit with Marshall Team Members By Wayne Smith From talking about continuing the legacy of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in space exploration to describing their roles in an upcoming historic mission, Artemis II astronauts enjoyed visiting with center team members Nov. 27. The crew will be the first to ride […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 22:30:07 +0000

NASA Remembers Trailblazing Astronaut, Scientist Mary Cleave
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Retired NASA astronaut Mary Cleave, a veteran of two NASA spaceflights, died Nov. 27. She was 76. A scientist with training in civil and environmental engineering, as well as biological sciences and microbial ecology, Cleave was the first woman to serve as an associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. Born in Southampton, New York, […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 22:11:37 +0000

NASA Tests In-Flight Capability of Artemis Moon Rocket Engine
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

NASA conducted the third RS-25 engine hot fire in a critical 12-test certification series Nov. 29, demonstrating a key capability necessary for flight of the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket during Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond. NASA is conducting the series of tests to certify new manufacturing processes for producing RS-25 engines for […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 21:30:14 +0000

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope Pauses Science Due to Gyro Issue
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

NASA is working to resume science operations of the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope after it entered safe mode Nov. 23 due to an ongoing gyroscope (gyro) issue. Hubble’s instruments are stable, and the telescope is in good health. The telescope automatically entered safe mode when one of its three gyroscopes gave faulty readings. The gyros […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 19:17:01 +0000

Announcing the New Heliophysics Division Director 
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023 NASA has selected Dr. Joseph Westlake to fill the position of Heliophysics Division Director. Joe will join the Science Mission Directorate and assume his new role on Jan. 16, 2024.  I am pleased to have Joe take on the role as the Heliophysics Division Director. Joe has a strong background in heliophysics […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 17:51:21 +0000

The Beginnings of a Sunrise
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

City lights stretch across the United States like a string of holiday lights in this image taken from the International Space Station on Nov. 10, 2023. At far left, the lights of Chicago, Illinois, are outlined by Lake Michigan. At far right, the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area shines through the clouds while the sun’s first […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 16:31:32 +0000

NASA, Small Companies Eye New Cargo Delivery, Heat Shield Technologies
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Two small businesses are benefitting from NASA’s expertise as they develop heat shield technologies, cargo delivery systems, and new protective materials for spacecraft and space stations in the growing commercial industry of low Earth orbit operations. The two American companies – Canopy Aerospace Inc. of Littleton, Colorado and Outpost Technologies Corp. of Santa Monica, California […]

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 15:00:00 +0000

Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 14:00:00 +0000

Ham Radio in Space: Engaging with Students Worldwide for 40 Years
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2023

In May 2018, a student at Mill Springs Academy in Alpharetta, Georgia, Andrew Maichle, talked to NASA astronaut Scott Tingle on the International Space Station via amateur or ham radio. The experience profoundly affected Maichle, who went on to study electrical engineering at Clemson University in South Carolina. “It was so cool to see in […]



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