What is 3D-MAT? – NASA

What is 3D-MAT? – NASA

The 3-Dimensional Multifunctional Ablative Thermal Protection System (3D-MAT) is a thermal protection material developed as a critical component of Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft built for human deep space missions. It is able to maintain a high level of strength while enduring extreme temperatures during re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere at the end of Artemis missions to … Read more

Artemis Accords Reach 40 Signatories as NASA Welcomes Lithuania – NASA

Artemis Accords Reach 40 Signatories as NASA Welcomes Lithuania – NASA

A milestone was reached on Wednesday as Lithuania became the 40th nation to join NASA and the international coalition in pursuit of safer space exploration by signing the Artemis Accords. The ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel in Vilnius, Lithuania, and signifies a continued push toward transparency and peace as more nations … Read more

NASA Tests Technology, Practices Artemis Moonwalks in Arizona Desert – NASA

NASA Tests Technology, Practices Artemis Moonwalks in Arizona Desert – NASA

To prepare for exploring the Moon during NASA’s Artemis campaign, the agency is conducting a week-long field test in the lunar-like landscape of San Francisco Volcanic Field near Flagstaff, Arizona to practice moonwalk scenarios. NASA astronauts Kate Rubins and Andre Douglas are serving as the crewmembers and wearing mockup spacesuit systems as they traverse through … Read more

NASA Field Geology Training Prepares Artemis Mission Support Teams   – NASA

NASA Field Geology Training Prepares Artemis Mission Support Teams   – NASA

NASA engineers, managers, and flight directors recently traded their cubicles and conference rooms for an ancient volcanic field in the northern Arizona desert to participate in a field geology course aimed at arming them with first-hand experience in what Artemis astronauts will do when they explore the Moon.  The two-and-a-half-day exercise for Artemis mission support … Read more

I Am Artemis: Lauren Fisher – NASA

I Am Artemis: Lauren Fisher – NASA

Not many music majors get to be hands-on with building a Moon rocket, but Lauren Fisher has always enjoyed the unusual. Now a structural materials engineer at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, Fisher works on a key adapter for NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket for the first crewed missions of NASA’s … Read more

NASA Invites Media to Arizona Simulated Artemis Moonwalking Site   – NASA

NASA Invites Media to Arizona Simulated Artemis Moonwalking Site   – NASA

Media are invited to interact with the NASA team members practicing Artemis moonwalking operations Saturday, May 18, in the San Francisco Volcanic Fields near Flagstaff, Arizona. NASA’s in-person only event includes an opportunity to speak with subject matter experts and view various hardware stations. The activities are the fifth in a series since April 2022 … Read more

Gateway: Forward Progress on Artemis IV – NASA

Gateway: Forward Progress on Artemis IV – NASA

The Artemis IV mission is taking shape with major hardware for Gateway, humanity’s first space station to orbit the Moon, progressing in Turin, Italy. NASA will launch HALO (Habitation and Logistics Outpost), center of image in background, along with the Power and Propulsion Element (not pictured) to lunar orbit ahead of the Artemis IV mission … Read more

Work Underway on Large Cargo Landers for NASA’s Artemis Moon Missions – NASA

Work Underway on Large Cargo Landers for NASA’s Artemis Moon Missions – NASA

Under NASA’s Artemis campaign, the agency and its partners will send large pieces of equipment to the lunar surface to enable long-term scientific exploration of the Moon for the benefit of all. NASA’s human landing system providers, SpaceX and Blue Origin, are beginning development of lunar landers for large cargo deliveries to support these needs. … Read more