Winners Announced in Gateways to Blue Skies Aeronautics Competition – NASA

Winners Announced in Gateways to Blue Skies Aeronautics Competition – NASA

The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, team, with their project titled “Aero-Quake Emergency Response Network,” took first place at the third annual Gateways to Blue Skies Competition. Competing among eight finalist teams that presented their ideas for aviation-related systems for natural disasters, the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona team earned the top award at the … Read more

NASA Releases New High-Quality, Near Real-Time Air Quality Data – NASA

NASA Releases New High-Quality, Near Real-Time Air Quality Data – NASA

NASA has made new data available that can provide air pollution observations at unprecedented resolutions – down to the scale of individual neighborhoods. The near real-time data comes from the agency’s TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution) instrument, which launched last year to improve life on Earth by revolutionizing the way scientists observe air quality … Read more

Tech Today: Measuring the Buzz, Hum, and Rattle – NASA

Tech Today: Measuring the Buzz, Hum, and Rattle – NASA

NASA-supported wireless microphone array quickly, cheaply, and accurately maps noise from aircraft, animals, and more. Anyone who lives near an airport or is experiencing the emergence of a cicada brood can quickly identify the source of that ongoing noise. However, running tests to identify the noise created by a new drone or find pests in … Read more

X-59 Passes Milestone

X-59 Passes Milestone

NASA has taken the next step toward verifying the airworthiness for its quiet supersonic X-59 aircraft with the completion of a milestone review that will allow it to progress toward flight.  A Flight Readiness Review board composed of independent experts from across NASA has completed a study of the X-59 project team’s approach to safety … Read more

1942: Engine Roars to Life in First Test at Future NASA Glenn

1942: Engine Roars to Life in First Test at Future NASA Glenn

In a crowded control room on May 8, 1942, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) leaders George Lewis and John Victory pushed a button and spun a crank that activated a massive piston engine in the adjacent test cell of the Engine Propeller Research Building (EPRB). This commenced the first test conducted at the NACA’s … Read more

Washington State High Schooler Wins 2024 NASA Student Art Contest – NASA

Washington State High Schooler Wins 2024 NASA Student Art Contest – NASA

A 12th grade artist with a passion for NASA and space took home the top prize for the 2024 NASA Student Art Contest, a nationwide competition hosted by NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Esther Lee, of Washington State, was selected as the grand prize winner for her submission “Beyond Imagination,” which depicts a … Read more

NASA to Hoist Its Sail: Solar Sail Mission Gets Ready for Launch – NASA

NASA to Hoist Its Sail: Solar Sail Mission Gets Ready for Launch – NASA

A NASA mission testing a new way of navigating our solar system is ready to hoist its sail into space – not to catch the wind, but the propulsive power of sunlight. The Advanced Composite Solar Sail System is targeting launch on Tuesday, April 23 (Wednesday, April 24 in New Zealand) aboard a Rocket Lab Electron … Read more

A Langley Intern Traveled 1,340 Miles to View a Total Solar Eclipse. Here’s What She Saw. – NASA

A Langley Intern Traveled 1,340 Miles to View a Total Solar Eclipse. Here’s What She Saw. – NASA

Emma Friedman, an Office of Communications intern at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, understood that the total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024, was an out-of-this-world opportunity she couldn’t miss. Equipped with the proper eye protection, I traveled over one thousand miles to Dallas, Texas, to be in the eclipse’s path of totality. … Read more

Media Invited to Learn About NASA’s New Solar Sail Technology  – NASA

Media Invited to Learn About NASA’s New Solar Sail Technology  – NASA

Media are invited to learn about NASA’s next-generation solar sail technology – known as the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System – that could enable ambitious lower-cost missions to expand our understanding of the Sun and solar system.  The event will occur from 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, … Read more

NASA Next-Generation Solar Sail Boom Technology Ready for Launch – NASA

NASA Next-Generation Solar Sail Boom Technology Ready for Launch – NASA

Sailing through space might sound like something out of science fiction, but the concept is no longer limited to books or the big screen. In April, a next-generation solar sail technology – known as the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System – will launch aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in … Read more