Tag: NASA

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral

NASA's Ascent Abort-2 Test Successfully Launched From Cape Canaveral
NASA performed a successful test of the Launch Abort System (LAS) for the Orion spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Tuesday morning. The test is critical to the success of the Artemis program, ensuring a safe flight for astronauts that will one day launch to the Moon and then Mars in Orion. The... Read more »

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020

This Week in Space Photos: Boeing, Starlink, Marsquakes, & Mars 2020
Boeing’s Starliner completes a hotfire test, view InSight seismic data, SpaceX launches 60 satellites, and on this day JFK calls for a commitment to land a man on the Moon, these are just some of the incredible space events captured this week in photos. Each of these events highlights missions results and space events that... Read more »

PHOTOS: Expedition 60/61 Crew Members Discuss Upcoming Mission to Space Station

On Friday, April 19 a briefing was held at NASA's Johnson Space Center to allow the Astronauts of Expedition 60/61 to talk about their mission and answer questions. Seen in the photo (L to R) Aleksandr Skvortsov, Cosmonaut, Luca Parmitano, ESA Astronaut, Andrew R. Morgan, NASA Astronaut, and Brandi Dean, NASA PAO. Photo: Michael Galindo/Cosmic Chicago
Photos of the NASA crew briefing for the Expedition 60/61 mission to the International Space Station. NASA Astronaut, Andrew Morgan, ESA Astronaut, Luca Parmitano, and Russian Cosmonaut, Alexander Skvortsov discussed their training, past spaceflight experience, the upcoming mission, and what they look forward to during their time living and working on the Space Station. 
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What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019

What's Happening This Week in Space: March 6th, 2019
This week in space might not include any exciting rocket launches, but there is still plenty to happening around town and around the country. As the weather warms up, astronomy clubs around the city are beginning to prepare for nighttime observation sessions. Until then, take advantage of the many science centers and planetariums around Chicago... Read more »

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
The SpaceX Crew Dragon will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early on Saturday morning, and you can watch the historic test flight from the comfort of home. Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are vertical on historic Launch Complex 39A pic.twitter.com/5MarVJTVYK — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 1, 2019 After many... Read more »

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague 100% Confident in Russian Soyuz

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague 100% Confident in Russian Soyuz
NASA Astronaut Nick Hague’s first mission earned him a place in the spotlight as one of a handful of astronauts to survive a spaceflight anomaly. That position and experience, makes Hague a source of knowledge to fellow astronauts, NASA, Roscosmos, other space agencies, and commercial space companies.   On October 11, 2018, just minutes after... Read more »
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A Different Apollo Story

I didn’t think my family had an Apollo era story to share, at least not one I ever heard, but I was wrong. Every time a big Apollo mission anniversary rolls around, everyone begins to share stories and memories about the day men landed on the Moon. For years I’ve clung to the same story: there... Read more »

Mars InSight Lander Explained: NASA's Mission to Mars

Mars InSight Lander Explained: NASA's Mission to Mars
NASA’s latest mission to Mars is unique because not only will it land a spacecraft on the surface of the planet, but the lander will perform science operations that will tell us about the geology and formation of the planet. InSight’s instruments will bore into the ground, measure ground motion, and measure the rotation of... Read more »

Historic Apollo Mission Control Consoles Return to Houston

Historic Apollo Mission Control Consoles Return to Houston
If you were to visit Historic Apollo Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center today, you would be surprised to learn that the quiet, vacant room, in obvious need of restoration, was once the scene of restrained frenzy. It’s where, five decades ago, confident, boisterous flight controllers worked to land men on the Moon. Today,... Read more »
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Johnson Space Center Open House Celebrates NASA's 60th Anniversary

NASA's Johnson Space Center is hosting an Open House on October 27th, 2018. Photo Credit: Cosmic Chicago
This year marks the 60th anniversary of NASA and the agency is celebrating with a Johnson Space Center open house. For four hours the gates of the Houston campus will be open to the general public to explore, with nine buildings open to visitors for the first time in five years. Mission Control, the Space... Read more »