NASA

NASA Invites Public to Participate in Virtual "Getting to Know Goddard" Artemis Discussion

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

The public is invited to learn more about NASA's 21st century lunar exploration program in the next live "Getting to Know Goddard" session.

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  • The public is invited to learn more about NASA's 21st century lunar exploration program in the next live "Getting to Know Goddard" session.
  • The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, from 1 to 2:10 p.m.
  • NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon in 2024 and establish sustainable lunar exploration by the end of the decade.
  • Immediately following theArtemispresentation, a specialpanel discussion will airfrom 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.on the same Ustream channel.

Universities Space Research Association Scientists Contribute to Development of Air Quality Monitoring Application for Thailand

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

The new app builds on existing air quality monitoring through incorporating satellite observations and model forecasts of conditions.

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  • The new app builds on existing air quality monitoring through incorporating satellite observations and model forecasts of conditions.
  • Developed as part of NASA's SERVIR project, this application will address air pollution challenges in the lower Mekong Delta.
  • Using NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS), and data obtained from Earth observing satellites, this new application, called SERVIR-Mekong Air Quality Explorer, will provide timely air quality monitoring and forecasting to support air quality management and decision-making efforts.
  • Universities Space Research Association is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 7:17pm

After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.

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  • After arriving in orbit, the spacecraft separated from the rocket's second stage and unfolded its twin sets of solar arrays.
  • Ground controllers successfully acquired the satellite's signal, and initial telemetry reports showed the spacecraft in good health.
  • His close family and friends attended the launch of the satellite that now carries his name.
  • The launch is managed by NASA's Launch Services Program, based at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The U.S. Senate Promotes Private Sector Development of Next-Generation Satellite-Based Technology to Deliver Broadband Connectivity to the Unconnected

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

As outlined in the Committee's FiscalYear 2021 Senate Appropriations bill, EXPLANATORY STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2021 ,the committeehighlighted private sector development and encouraged FCC support for innovative technologies designed to provide U.S. citizens with space-based broadband communications to their existing mobile devices without the need for traditional ground infrastructure.

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  • As outlined in the Committee's FiscalYear 2021 Senate Appropriations bill, EXPLANATORY STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2021 ,the committeehighlighted private sector development and encouraged FCC support for innovative technologies designed to provide U.S. citizens with space-based broadband communications to their existing mobile devices without the need for traditional ground infrastructure.
  • "We believe connectivity is a human right for everyone and we are pleased to see strong U.S. bipartisan support for an innovative space-based wireless communications approach that ties directly to our business model," said Abel Avellan, Chairman & CEO, ASTSpaceMobile.
  • Additionally, AST SpaceMobile is pleased to announce that it has commenced collaborating with NASA, inlcuding recent technical discussions that highlighted the company's and NASA's commitment to the responsible and safe use of space.
  • We are grateful for the invaluable support we are attracting as we gain momentum in setting the stage to bring our game-changing network to the public."

NASA Hosts Virtual Event to Leverage STEM, Small Business Opportunities with Minority Colleges

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 11:19pm

Attendees will learn about emerging research opportunities involving grants, cooperative agreements, fellowships and small business contracts.

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  • Attendees will learn about emerging research opportunities involving grants, cooperative agreements, fellowships and small business contracts.
  • Group sessions with various NASA program and technical personnel, in addition to large prime contractors, will enable attendees to gain insight and strategies to pursue procurement and technical opportunities.
  • Connecting with NASA Small Business Specialists, featuring Robert Watts, Christine Munroe and Jennifer Perez.
  • MUREP Funding Opportunities: Engagement Opportunities in NASA STEM, with Roslyn Soto, NASA's EONS solicitation coordinator.

NASA Highlights Science, New Airlock on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 4:31pm

David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an introduction to the research and technology aboard the Dragon spacecraft.

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  • David Brady, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an introduction to the research and technology aboard the Dragon spacecraft.
  • Brock Howe, program manager for the Nanoracks Bishop Airlock , the first privately funded module to be delivered to the space station.
  • Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical science research to the space station, significantly increasing NASA's ability to conduct new investigations at the only laboratory in space.
  • The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in exploration, including future human missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.

Moon Mark and Lunar Outpost Announce Partnership for Racers to Land on the Moon in 2021

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:48pm

Lunar Outpost will adapt its patented Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP), created for extraterrestrial scientific missions, for racing mobility.

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  • Lunar Outpost will adapt its patented Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform (MAPP), created for extraterrestrial scientific missions, for racing mobility.
  • "We could not be more pleased to partner with Lunar Outpost, the industry's leader in aerospace mobility," said Mary Hagy, Moon Mark's Founder and CEO.
  • In 2021, Houston-based aerospace company, Intuitive Machines will launch their Nova-C Lunar Lander carrying racers uniquely designed by Lunar Outpost for our space race.
  • https://moonmark.space
    Founded in 2017, Lunar Outpost creates technologies that enable a sustainable presence on the lunar surface through the use of robotics and advanced instrumentation.

NASA Receives 10th Consecutive Clean Financial Audit Opinion

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3:54am

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2020 financial statements, marking the 10th consecutive "clean" opinion from an external auditor the highest opinion that may be received.

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  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --NASA has received an unmodified audit opinion on its Fiscal Year 2020 financial statements, marking the 10th consecutive "clean" opinion from an external auditor the highest opinion that may be received.
  • The auditor's unmodified opinion is that NASA's financial statements fairly present the agency's financial position and results of operations.
  • "Our prudent management of taxpayer resources, and the firm financial footing that this report confirms, enables us to achieve incredible things on behalf of the nation and is moving us forward to the Moon and on to Mars," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
  • I am incredibly proud to be among such dedicated and forward-thinking professionals," said Acting Chief Financial Officer Stephen Shinn.

NASA Research Exhibit to Highlight Science and Engineering Advances at the Virtual SC20 Supercomputing Conference

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:59pm

This year, the conference is being held virtually November 9 through 19, 2020.

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NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 4:42am

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history.

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  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history.
  • NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • "NASA is delivering on its commitment to the American people and our international partners to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective missions to the International Space Station using American private industry," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
  • The space station remains the springboard to NASA's next great leap in space exploration, including future missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars.