Category Archives: Breaking News

NASA Awards Mars Ascent Propulsion System Contract for Sample Return

NASA has awarded the Mars Ascent Propulsion System (MAPS) contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation of Elkton, Maryland, to provide propulsion support and products for spaceflight missions at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsvil…

NASA to Provide Update on Perseverance ‘Firsts’ Since Mars Landing

Since NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover touched down at Jezero Crater Feb. 18, mission controllers have made substantial progress as they prepare the rover for the unpaved road ahead.

Vice President Kamala Harris Calls NASA Astronaut Victor Glover

In celebration of Black History Month, NASA astronaut Victor Glover welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to the International Space Station for a virtual chat.

NASA Celebrates ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson With Building Naming Ceremony

On Friday, NASA celebrated the agency’s first African American female engineer, Mary W. Jackson, with a ceremony to formally name the agency’s headquarters building in Washington in her honor.

NASA Awards Launch Service Contract for TROPICS Mission to Study Storm Processes

NASA has selected Astra Space Inc. to provide a launch service for the agency’s Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats (TROPICS) mission.

NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft. NASA is also supporting these n…

NASA to Honor ‘Hidden Figure’ Mary W. Jackson During Headquarters Naming Ceremony

Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk will lead a ceremony at 1 p.m. EST Friday, Feb. 26, officially naming the NASA Headquarters building in Washington in honor of Mary W. Jackson

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touch…

NASA Takes Steps to Reduce Aviation Emissions, Invigorate US Economy

NASA is seeking proposals for ground and flight demonstrations of integrated megawatt-class powertrain systems for subsonic aircraft.

NASA Awards Contract for Engineering, Programmatic Support Services

NASA has awarded the Spectrum and Resource Management, Engineering and Programmatic Support Services (SpectRE) contract to Agile Decision Sciences LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.