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. […]

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 […]