Northrop Grumman Completes Critical Review for Gateway HALO Module

As @NorthropGrumman completes Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for #Gateway & #Artemis, the coming months will prove critical for the fledgling program. […]

'SCE to Aux': Remembering Apollo 12's Hair-Raising Launch, OTD in 1969

OTD in 1969, #Apollo12 astronauts Pete Conrad, Dick Gordon & Al Bean launched to the Moon. Then a thunderstorm got in their way. […]

NASA's SOFIA Observatory Makes First Direct Detection of Water in Sunlit Lunar Soil

Illustration depicting water molecules trapped in lunar soil, along with SOFIA onboard a modified Boeing 747SP jetliner. Image Credit: NASA/Daniel Rutterit

The Moon is generally thought of as a very dry place, with no surface water or even water vapor clouds. Nothing but arid, dusty regolith and rocks. That’s true for the most part, […]

NASA Discusses Exploration, Inspiration and Funding for 2024 Moon Landing and Beyond

@NASA talks exploration & inspiration ahead of Lunar South Pole landing by #Artemis astronauts in 2024, amid lingering worries about HLS funding. […]

Never A Better Dollar: Remembering Gemini XI, OTD in 1966 (Part 1)

As @NASA_SLS readies to send humans again beyond Earth orbit, AmericaSpace looks back at #GeminiXI in Sept 1966, which remains the highest non-lunar mission ever flown by humans. […]

Blue Origin-Led Human Lunar Lander Mockup Arrives in Houston for Testing

@BlueOrigin #NationalTeam has delivered a full-scale engineering mockup of its Human Landing System (HLS) to NASA’s Johnson Space Center for evaluation & test. […]

Landing in The Drink: Remembering America’s Oceanic Returns from Space (Part 2)

As @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken head back to Earth, they become the first American astronauts to splashdown in 45 years. […]

NASA Completes Orion Heat Shield Milestone for Crewed Artemis-2 Mission

Engineers work to complete Avcoat block bonding on the heat shield for the Artemis-2 mission, the first flight with humans to lunar distance since Apollo 17. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA has completed a significant milestone ahead of the Artemis-2 mission as it prepares to send the first humans around the Moon since Apollo 17 […]

As Structural Testing Concludes, Orion and SLS Look Ahead to Artemis-1

The Orion Structural Test Article (STA) undergoes a critical jettison test of panels surrounding the service module last month at Lockheed Martin’s facility near Denver, Colo. Photo Credit: NASA

Last week’s completion of parallel structural testing campaigns for Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) is a critical step towards the maiden voyage of […]

NASA Announces Contracts for VIPER Mission to Lunar South Pole

Artist’s concept of the four-wheeled VIPER rover at work at the lunar south pole. Much of its scientific instrumentation originates from the now-canceled Resource Prospector. Image Credit: NASA

NASA has selected Astrobotic Technology, Inc., of Pittsburgh, Penn., to launch its Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) mission, targeted to rise from Earth in 2023 […]