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. […]

NASA Certifies Orion for Flight to the Moon on Artemis-1 Next Year

Technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida work on the Artemis I Orion spacecraft, attaching its adapter (SA) cone on Aug. 20, 2020. It’s one of the final major hardware operations Orion will undergo during closeout processing before being hoisted atop the SLS rocket for the first Artemis mission in late 2021. Photo: […]

Sierra Nevada Makes Progress on LIFE Inflatable Habitat for Lunar, Mars Missions

@SierraNevCorp continues to press ahead with its LIFE Habitat tech & potential future Deep Space Habitat missions. […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Propulsion Hardware for Artemis-2 Crewed Lunar Mission

@AerojetRdyne has completed its rocket engines & motors that will propel Artemis-2 & humans back to the Moon. […]

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 […]

SLS Testing Continues for NASA's First Artemis Moon Mission

Engineers at Stennis Space Center are back to work putting the SLS core stage through a Green Run test campaign (left), while workers at Marshall are wrapping up a 3-year structural qualification test series. Photos: NASA

While a pandemic and social unrest have swept the nation, NASA is staying focused on their goal 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 […]

NASA Orders 18 More RS-25 Engines for SLS Moon Rocket, at $1.79 Billion

The first SLS rocket for NASA’s Artemis moon missions rolls out of its assembly facility. Photo: NASA

With four years to go before human bootprints again dot the dusty surface of the Moon, NASA has awarded a contract worth $1.79 billion to Sacramento, Calif.-headquartered Aerojet Rocketdyne to fabricate 18 additional RS-25 engines for the […]

NASA Selects Companies to Develop Vehicles for Landing Humans on the Moon

The Artemis program aims to send the next man and the first woman to the Moon by 2024. NASA has selected 3 companies to develop human landers that will land astronauts on the moon. Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Dynetics. Image Credit: NASA

America’s goal to return humans to the Moon before the end of […]