Italy To Purchase Six New Piaggio Aerospace Aircraft And Dropping Plans To Buy Drones


ROME (October 7, 2021)— Italy announced it will purchase six new Piaggio Aerospace aircraft to help relaunch the Italian firm, and indicated the government is dropping long-held plans to buy drones from the company, ending the ill-fated story of the Hammerhead UAV. The Italian Defence Ministry said it would spend…

NASA Invites Media to Kennedy for Artemis Activities


FLORIDA (September 3, 2021)---NASA is inviting a limited number of media to capture imagery of the fully stacked and integrated Artemis I mission Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System (SLS) rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Experts from NASA, industry partners, and contractors will be available for interviews at the media…

NASA Science Mission Directorate to Hold Town Hall Meeting


NASA's Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting with Associate Administrator for Science Thomas Zurbuchen and his leadership team at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 22, to discuss updates to NASA's science program and share the current status of NASA activities. Members of the science community, academia, the media, and the…

Live: Trudeau, Legault make aerospace announcement in Montreal


CANADA (July 15, 2021)---Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an aerospace announcement and hold a media availability alongside Quebec Premier François Legault on Thursday. They will be joined by Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly, Quebec’s Minister of Finance…

NASA Announces Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Reactor Concept Awards


NASA is leading an effort, working with the Department of Energy (DOE), to advance space nuclear technologies. The government team has selected three reactor design concept proposals for a nuclear thermal propulsion system. The reactor is a critical component of a nuclear thermal engine, which would utilize high-assay low-enriched uranium…

Purdue team flying miles above Earth with NASA, gathering data on North American monsoon season


WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana (July 13, 2021) — During the summer, North America’s monsoon season creates massive storms across the Midwest. These storms can cause a phenomenon where the lowest atmospheric layers, the troposphere and stratosphere, mix. Though rare and difficult to study — the stratosphere hovers from 6.2 to 31 miles above Earth’s…

NC, Wisconsin, NY Students to Hear from Astronauts on Space Station


Students from three states will hear from astronauts from three different countries aboard the International Space Station next week. The Earth-to-space calls will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. On Monday, July 12, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will answer prerecorded video questions from North Carolina…