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NASA, Lockheed Martin Announce Exploration Design Challenge for Students

NASA has the first flight of the Orion spacecraft scheduled to take place in the latter half of 2014. More and more elements needed to conduct this mission have been assembled and are being readied for the inaugural flight of NASA’s new spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

NASA and Lockheed Martin Corp., of Bethesda, Md., [...]

NASA to be Part of President Obama’s Inaugural Activities Jan. 18–21

NASA is poised to play an integral role in President Obama’s upcoming inaugural festivities. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / AmericaSpace

NASA is preparing to be part of President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities that are slated to occur from Jan. 18–21. Several events are planned to take place during this period, including an open house of NASA [...]

Opinion: I.Am.Mars Highlights Media's Space Coverage Failings

Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am has the honor of producing the first song to be broadcast from Mars. Entitled “Reach for the Stars” the track has helped rekindle interest in space exploration. This effort has been championed by two-time shuttle veteran and current NASA Associate Administrator for Education Leland Melvin, seen here shaking hand [...]

New Will.I.Am Song Premieres In Live Broadcast - From Mars

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during one of his visits to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Singer, songwriter, and producer Will.I.Am, during his visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for the launch of the Curiosity rover to Mars last November. Photo Credit: Julian Leek

Students, journalists, and other invited guests visiting NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California were treated to the first song broadcast from another planet Tuesday, when [...]

Black Eyed Peas Frontman to Narrate NASA Spinoff PSA

Video courtesy of NASA TV

Musician Will.i.am has produced a public service announcement discussing some of NASA’s “spinoff” technology. The PSA above has been developed in an effort to promote them as well as the agency that made them. 

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Shuttle Endeavour – Inside & Out

 

When I told folks that I would actually be going inside one of the space shuttles – they were surprised. They assumed that this was something that I had done long ago. Up until not too long ago – the shuttles were still taking wing and it was not easy to get to [...]

History of Shuttle Program Video Highlights Why Shuttle “Rocked”

 

Video Courtesy of Suresh Atapattu 

For those of us that followed or worked on the space shuttle program, the fleet of flying gliders will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We will miss seeing Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour riding pillars of flame to orbit, hearing the twin sonic booms that heralded [...]

Uncommon Ability, Uncommon Goal: NASA’s First Black Astronauts

 

To date, NASA's last African-American space voyager was Al Drew, seen here during an EVA on the STS-133 mission in early 2011. However, the work and achievements of many black astronauts have served to galvanise a new generation. Photo Credit: NASA.

Thirty years ago, in April 1982, NASA announced the names of three [...]

Celebrating Black History Month: NASA’s African-American Astronauts

NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Photo Credit: NASA

February is Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, and here at AmericaSpace we are celebrating the achievements of African-American astronauts in the United States Space Program. From Guion “Guy” Bluford to Ronald McNair, these courageous Americans made significant contributions to human space exploration. [...]