NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully completing the initial design and technology development phase for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program.
Last May, NASA conducted a somewhat similar test of Orion’s parachutes. This test also was a success. Photo Credit: NASA
Engineers testing the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft increased the complexity of their tests Thursday, Jan. 16, adding the jettison of hardware designed to keep the capsule safe during flight.
Introduced by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers on March 4, H.R. 933: “Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations” was passed by the House on March 6. The goal of this appropriations bill was to fund the government, including NASA, through September of this year. For NASA, H.R. 933 represents [...]
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — When NASA once again sends astronauts to destinations beyond the orbit of Earth, it will need technologies that are currently only in their infancy—or have yet to be developed. The Engineering Services Contract, or “ESC,” has tasked Dr. Tracy Gibson and [...]
NASA has selected 26 proposals for its next heavy-lift booster, the Space Launch System or SLS. The space agency has also apparently mentioned a new destination to which this powerful rocket would send crew and cargo to. Image Credit: NASA
Twenty-six proposals have been selected under the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) by NASA for [...]