NASA

NASA

An independent space-related agency of the United States government.

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is an independent space-related agency of the United States government that is headquartered in Washington D.C. and was formed on July 29, 1958. NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, aeronautics research, and aerospace research for the United States government.

Centers and Facilities

The following centers and facilities are part of NASA: Ames Research Center, Armstrong Slight Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Goldstone Observatory, Headquarters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA Engineering and Safety Center, NASA Shared Services Center, and Wallops Flight Facility.

Missions

Notable missions by NASA include the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, Curiosity Mars Rover, InSight Mars Lander, Parker Solar Probe, Artemis Program, Commercial Crew, Juno: Mission at Jupiter, OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission, James Webb Space Telescope, New Horizons: Pluto and Beyond.

Timeline

June 12, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) announces that it has appointed a female head who managed the inaugural private crew flight into the International Space Station last month to be the head of human spaceflight.

April 6, 2020

NASA releases a stunning image of the Eagle Nebula's Pillars of Creation.

February 15, 2020

NASA launches spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station

August 29, 2019

NASA's Kennedy Space Center said it will move its 400 foot (122 meters) tall, $650 million mobile launcher structure used to assemble the agency's rocket for future moon missions from a launchpad and into the Vehicle Assembly Building, a 526 foot (160 meters) tall complex built to withstand winds of up to 125 miles per hour (201 kph).

August 23, 2019

Northrop Grumman Corporation, along with NASA and Lockheed Martin, announces that it successfully completed the second qualification test of its Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA's Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS).

August 9, 2019

The head of NASA is set to announce plans to name the U.S. space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama as headquarters for its human lunar lander program, signaling progress in its drive to put astronauts back on the moon by 2024, three people familiar with the plan said.

June 2019

NASA and the ESA also releases a short video, taken in June, that shows several of Saturn's icy moons orbiting the planet over 18 hours.

March 28, 2019

NASA releases photos of 2 asteroids

January 7, 2019

NASA’s new planet-hunting machine, Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) discovers 203 possible planets.

December 18, 2018

NASA's 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

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By Colin Fernandez Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail
July 12, 2020
Mail Online
King's College London scientists looked at the immune response of more than 90 patients and healthcare workers. The study suggests a vaccine for coronavirus may have to be reformulated yearly.
Chris Ciaccia
July 10, 2020
Fox News
A photographer in Italy captured the image of a lifetime when he snapped a picture showing two astronomical phenomena, including a streaking comet and "night-shining" clouds.
BBC News
July 10, 2020
BBC News
The US space agency's next rover is placed atop of the rocket that will send it to the Red Planet.
Darrell Etherington
July 10, 2020
TechCrunch
NASA has signed a new agreement with Japan that lays out plans for the two nations to cooperate on the International Space Station (continuing existing partnership between the countries there) as well as on NASA's Artemis program, which includes missions in lunar space and to the lunar surface. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine signed the agreement [...]
Eric Berger
July 10, 2020
Ars Technica
"iRocket will be competing with SpaceX."
Loren Grush
July 9, 2020
The Verge
NASA plans to update its guidelines for how much biological contamination of the Moon and Mars will be allowed, as the agency plans to send humans into deep space in the years and decades to come.
Daniel Oberhaus
July 9, 2020
Wired
If NASA's Perseverance rover finds life on the Red Planet, there's a good chance our first extraterrestrial encounter will be a little ambiguous.
Scott Hershberger
July 9, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
July 9, 2020
Mail Online
Formally named C/2020 F3, the comet was discovered in late March by the NEOWISE space telescope and is currently visible with the naked eye.
Shibu Tripathi
July 9, 2020
@bsindia
Amid coronavirus pandemic, scientists at Nasas Jet Propulsion Laboratory are executing commands from their living rooms to run a rover over 116 million km away, on Mars
July 8, 2020
Geekologie
Gary Larson teased he was working on something new awhile ago, but yesterday he finally posted some of his new work on his site. He writes: So a few years ago--finally fed up with my once-loyal but now reliably...
Chris Ciaccia
July 8, 2020
Fox News
NASA has plans to send manned missions to Mars in the 2030s, but before astronauts get there, they should stop by Venus first.
Kenneth Chang
July 7, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
July 7, 2020
Mail Online
The Pacific volcanic island Nishinoshima is experiencing a 'vigorous growth spurt.' Experts observed multiple eruptions since June, which have added to its land mass.
Jonathan O'Callaghan
July 7, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
Eric Berger
July 7, 2020
Ars Technica
New budget also offers some hope for Human Landing System.
Chris Ciaccia
July 6, 2020
Fox News
Just days after it spotted a "bat shadow," the Hubble Space Telescope has found a "feathered spiral" galaxy in deep space.
James Rogers
July 6, 2020
Fox News
NASA experts have used radar technology to shed new light on the subsurface of the moon.
Daniel Oberhaus
July 6, 2020
Wired
The United Arab Emirates is preparing to launch its first Martian satellite, Hope, which will search for clues to the Red Planet's atmospheric mysteries.
Srividya Kalyanaraman
June 25, 2020
AmericanInno
Here's NASA's strange assignment for innovators: Build us a lunar toilet. The agency is prepping for the Artemis program, which will return astronauts to the moon in 2024. And it is asking innovators to design a toilet that is easy to maintain and is able to reduce mass, volume and power consumption. Launched in partnership with HeroX, a crowdsourcing platform for innovations, the NASA Tournament Lab and its Human Landing System program are calling the competition "Lunar Loo." The eight-week challenge is asking innovators across the world to submit their novel design concepts for compact toilets that can operate in both microgravity and lunar gravity. To be clear, space toilets do exist. In fact, the International Space Station is getting a new one this year. But those are designed for microgravity only, and do not work in lunar gravity. "As NASA astronauts prepare to set their boots on the Moon in 2024, we're turning to the global network of problem solvers to design the next
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