An artist’s concept of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Image Credit: NASA/ESA
NASA announced on July 8 that it had completed static load testing on the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) Primary Mirror Backplane Support Structure (PMBSS). The testing was completed by two of the contractors tapped to work on JWST, the Northrop [...]
Artist’s concept of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Credit: NASA/ESA
GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD — The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is NASA’s top priority science mission launching in this decade and will have the capability to “look back towards the very first objects that formed after the Big Bang,” said Dr. John [...]
Segments of the James Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror, while undergoing cryogenic testing. Image: Ball Aerospace
In what constitutes important and exciting news for space science and astrophysics, the final segments of the primary mirror for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have been delivered to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg inside the Cupola component of the International Space Station. Photo Credit: NASA
At the robotics workstation in the International Space Station’s Cupola, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 36 flight engineer, participates in onboard training activity in preparation for the grapple and berthing of the Japanese “Kounotori” H2 Transfer Vehicle-4 (HTV-4). [...]
Image Credit: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the nonprofit organization managing research onboard the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, today announced a four-week contest titled “What Would You Send to the ISS?”, which is open to the general [...]
Expedition 36 flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin completed Russia’s longest ever EVA on Friday, Aug. 16. Photo Credit: Roscosmos
It was a record that hadn’t been challenged since the days of Mir in 1990, but on Friday, Aug. 16, it was smashed by Expedition 36’s Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr [...]
If you are in Florida, you can see the International Space Station from Aug. 3 through Aug. 8. Photo Credit: NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Ever wish you could see the International Space Station (ISS) as it travels overhead? For those folks in Central Florida, this weekend could be an excellent opportunity for you to [...]
Photo Credit: Mark Usciak / AmericaSpace
The Last — This image, snapped by AmericaSpace’s Mark Usicak, shows Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The final launch of the shuttle era took place two years ago today.
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WASHINGTON — The American Astronautical Society, in cooperation with NASA and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), will conduct the second annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference July 16-18 in Denver.
Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian commander of the ISS, has retired from the Canadian Space Agency. Photo Credit: NASA
Just a month after his return from a stint aboard the International Space Station where he served as the first Canadian commander of that vessel, astronaut Chris Hadfield announced his resignation on his first trip [...]