Spaceflight

NASA Coverage Set for Chris Cassidy, Crewmates Flight to Space Station

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 4:36pm

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy , is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --A trio of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy , is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday, April 9.
  • NASA Television and the agency's website will provide live coverage of the crew's launch and arrival at the orbiting laboratory.
  • The four-orbit, six-hour journey to the space station will be the third flight for Cassidy and Ivanishin and the first for Vagner.
  • Meir and Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft onSept.

Dyndrite Welcomes Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Expert, Steve Walton, to lead product team.

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:00am

Steve brings more than a decade of experience in innovation, testing, and production of rocket systems at Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company.

Key Points: 
  • Steve brings more than a decade of experience in innovation, testing, and production of rocket systems at Blue Origin, an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company.
  • Mr. Walton most recently served as the director of the company's additive manufacturing group.
  • He's uniquely equipped given his years spent procuring software, hardware, and materials as an additive customer in aerospace.
  • Dyndrite is partnered with additive industry leaders through its Developer Council to enable advanced solutions for their customers.

Viking Launches New Experience Channel Viking.TV

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:00pm

The announcement was made by Executive Vice President Karine Hagen in a video for current and past Viking guests, posted on the homepage of Viking.TV.

Key Points: 
  • The announcement was made by Executive Vice President Karine Hagen in a video for current and past Viking guests, posted on the homepage of Viking.TV.
  • Guest Speaker Thursdays Viking is proud to welcome onboard as guest lecturers many experts in the fields of science, the arts and exploration.
  • Through her friendship with Karine, Viking has enjoyed a long relationship with Highclere Castle, to which many Viking guests each year enjoy Privileged Access.
  • Viking has a fleet of 79 vessels (in 2020), offering scenic cruising on rivers, oceans and lakes around the world.

Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group Prepares to Launch their First Satellite "Golden Bauhinia No.1"

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 9:14am

HONG KONG, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) announced it aims to launch the "Golden Bauhinia No.1" low-orbit high frequency satellite in June from China.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) announced it aims to launch the "Golden Bauhinia No.1" low-orbit high frequency satellite in June from China.
  • The rapid development of international commercial aerospace makes it one of the most dynamic industries after the Internet, AI and 5G.
  • According to the US Satellite Industry Association (SIA), commercial aerospace revenue was US$277.4 billion in 2018 and is expected to increase 10 percent per year.
  • Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) was established in July 2019 as the first aerospace business group in Hong Kong-based on the aerospace industry chain of satellite remote sensing, satellite manufacturing, satellite navigation, satellite communications and satellite remote sensing ground receiving stations.

Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group Prepares to Launch their First Satellite "Golden Bauhinia No.1"

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 8:41am

HONG KONG, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) announced it aims to launch the "Golden Bauhinia No.1" low-orbit high frequency satellite in June from China.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) announced it aims to launch the "Golden Bauhinia No.1" low-orbit high frequency satellite in June from China.
  • The rapid development of international commercial aerospace makes it one of the most dynamic industries after the Internet, AI and 5G.
  • According to the US Satellite Industry Association (SIA), commercial aerospace revenue was US$277.4 billion in 2018 and is expected to increase 10 percent per year.
  • Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) was established in July 2019 as the first aerospace business group in Hong Kong-based on the aerospace industry chain of satellite remote sensing, satellite manufacturing, satellite navigation, satellite communications and satellite remote sensing ground receiving stations.

News Conference to Feature NASA Astronauts on International Space Station

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:12pm

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Three NASA astronauts will participate in a live media teleconference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Three NASA astronauts will participate in a live media teleconference at 10:45 a.m. EDT Friday, April 10.
  • Expedition 62 flight engineers Chris Cassidy , Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan will be available to answer questions from orbit.
  • Meir and Expedition 62 commander Oleg Skripochka launched to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Sept. 25, 2019 .
  • Cassidy and his Expedition 63 crewmates, Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, are scheduled to launch and arrive at the space station Thursday, April 9.

NASA TV to Air U.S. Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 3:53pm

NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

Key Points: 
  • NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
  • Expedition 62 Flight Engineer Drew Morgan of NASA will back up the ground controllers and monitor Dragon's systems as it departs the orbital laboratory.
  • The splashdown will not air on NASA TV.
  • Dragon launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket March 6 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the space station three days later.

Thousands Apply to Join NASA's Artemis Generation, #BeAnAstronaut

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 5:20pm

"We've entered a bold new era of space exploration with the Artemis program, and we are thrilled to see so many incredible Americans apply to join us," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

Key Points: 
  • "We've entered a bold new era of space exploration with the Artemis program, and we are thrilled to see so many incredible Americans apply to join us," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
  • "The next class of Artemis Generation astronauts will help us explore more of the Moon than ever before and lead us to the Red Planet."
  • This new class also may launch aboard NASA's powerful new Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft for Artemis missions to the Moon.
  • Gaining insights from new experiences on and around the Moon will prepare NASA to send the first humans to Mars in the 2030s.

First Orion Helps Mission-Critical Calls Get Answered During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

"During this unprecedented time, First Orion is here to help mission-critical calls get answered from hospitals, first responders, healthcare providers and others because lives are at stake and time is of the essence."

Key Points: 
  • "During this unprecedented time, First Orion is here to help mission-critical calls get answered from hospitals, first responders, healthcare providers and others because lives are at stake and time is of the essence."
  • This ensures critical calls are answered the first time eliminating the phone tag cycle or important calls being missed entirely.
  • With First Orion - enterprises, hospitals, government entities, non-profits, last-mile logistics, banks and more can now deliver critical communications and have their calls answered.
  • PrivacyStar, First Orion and Engage are trademarks of First Orion Corp. All registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.

Veteran Astronaut Karen Nyberg Retires from NASA

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:58pm

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly 30 years at NASA's Johnson Space Center supporting human spaceflight, including 20 years as an astronaut and two spaceflights totaling 180 days in space, Astronaut Karen Nyberg is retiring from NASA.

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly 30 years at NASA's Johnson Space Center supporting human spaceflight, including 20 years as an astronaut and two spaceflights totaling 180 days in space, Astronaut Karen Nyberg is retiring from NASA.
  • She was selected as an astronaut in 2000, flew on one space shuttle mission, and was a member of one International Space Station long-duration expedition.
  • "Karen has been an important part of the astronaut corps for many years.
  • Her teamwork and leadership skills have made her a great astronaut, a dear colleague, and a mentor to many," said Pat Forrester, chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson.