The NRP Post – NASA

The NRP Post – NASA

Dive into the captivating history of the NASA Research Park (NRP) and its industry partners through our comprehensive collection of magazines and articles. Spanning from the summer of 2006 to the present day, the NRP Post Archives offer a journey through time, chronicling the collaborative endeavors, breakthrough discoveries, and technological advancements within NASA’s research ecosystem. … Read more

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

5 Min Read The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA A total solar eclipse is seen in Dallas on April 8, 2024. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the North American continent from Mexico’s Pacific coast to the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, Canada. A partial solar eclipse … Read more

45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center – NASA

45 Years Ago: Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center – NASA

Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter that NASA built, arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on April 10, 1979. Although not space worthy, as a pathfinder Enterprise carried out tasks critical to ensuring the success of the space shuttle program. During its four-month stay at KSC, Enterprise validated procedures for the assembly … Read more

The First Space Shuttle – NASA

The First Space Shuttle – NASA

The new era in space flight began on April 12, 1981. That is when the first Space Shuttle mission (STS-1) was launched. The Marshall Space Flight Center developed the propulsion system for the Space Shuttle. This photograph depicts the launch of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia crewed with two astronauts, John Young and Robert Crippen. … Read more

NASA Invites Media to Mars Sample Return Update – NASA

NASA Invites Media to Mars Sample Return Update – NASA

NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 15, to discuss the agency’s response to a Mars Sample Return Independent Review Board report from September 2023, including next steps for the program. The teleconference will livestream at: https://www.nasa.gov/nasatv Mars Sample Return has been a major long-term goal of international planetary exploration … Read more

Tech Today: Folding NASA Experience into an Origami Toolkit  – NASA

Tech Today: Folding NASA Experience into an Origami Toolkit  – NASA

Math for designing lasers becomes artist’s key to creating complex crease patterns After uncovering the mathematical underpinnings of origami, Robert Lang left a 20-year engineering career, including over four years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, to pursue his lifelong passion. However, while he was working at JPL, Lang picked up an important … Read more

Hubble Spots a Galaxy Hidden in a Dark Cloud

Hubble Spots a Galaxy Hidden in a Dark Cloud

However, we can’t fully appreciate the features of this galaxy — at least in visible light — because it’s partially concealed by a stretch of dark dust (lower-right third of the image). This dark nebula is part of the Chamaeleon star-forming region, itself located only around 500 light-years from us, in a nearby part of … Read more

Altitude Chamber Gets Upgrade for Artemis II, Spacecraft Testing Begins  – NASA

Altitude Chamber Gets Upgrade for Artemis II, Spacecraft Testing Begins  – NASA

Before the Orion spacecraft is stacked atop NASA’s powerful SLS (Space Launch System) rocket ahead of the Artemis II mission, engineers will put it through a series of rigorous tests to ensure it is ready for lunar flight. In preparation for testing, teams at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have made significant upgrades … Read more

Media Get Close-Up of NASA’s Jupiter-Bound Europa Clipper – NASA

Media Get Close-Up of NASA’s Jupiter-Bound Europa Clipper – NASA

Excitement is mounting as the largest spacecraft NASA has ever built for a planetary mission gets readied for an October launch. Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California are running final tests and preparing the agency’s Europa Clipper spacecraft for the next leg of its journey: launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in … Read more