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…

Older Adults Are Excluded From Using AR–A Revolutionize Essential Way People Complete Essential Everyday Task


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 8, 2021)--- in a recent study, University of BATH said in a released statement that Augmented Reality (AR) has great potential for improving the lives of older adults who have much to gain from the technology. Read the entire findings here: Augmented reality (AR) is poised…

Astronauts Pesquet and Kimbrough tackle ISS solar panel work in new spacewalk


Spacewalking astronauts equipped the International Space Station with the first in a series of powerful new solar panels Sunday, overcoming suit problems and other obstacles with muscle and persistence. ADVERTISING   It took two spacewalks for French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to install and unfurl the panel to its full 63 feet (19 meters)…

Experts in Space Exploration, Illumination and Interferometry to Headline 2021 Optical Design and Fabrication Congress


Washington – The all-virtual OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress, to be held 27 June – 01 July, will feature three plenary talks describing advances in space telescopes, applications of freeform optics and a historical overview of interferometry. Other topics that attendees can engage in include the fabrication of optics by…

China’s Largest Rocket Has Plunged Back Through The Atmosphere


CHINA (May 9, 2021)---Remnants of China’s largest rocket, launched last week, are expected to plunge back through the atmosphere in the coming hours, landing somewhere around the Mediterranean Sea, the China Manned Space Engineering Office said on Sunday. https://twitter.com/MohamedSherif_H/status/1391218869260464129?s=20 The 18-tonne remnants of China’s Long March 5B rocket re-entered the…