NASA Funds Study of Proposals to Investigate Space Weather Systems – NASA

NASA Funds Study of Proposals to Investigate Space Weather Systems – NASA

NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions to investigate the complex system of space weather that surrounds our planet and how it’s connected to Earth’s atmosphere. The three concepts propose how to enact the DYNAMIC (Dynamical Neutral Atmosphere-Ionosphere Coupling) mission, which was recommended by the 2013 Decadal Survey for Solar and Space … Read more

NASA Invites Media for Launch of New Disaster Response System – NASA

NASA Invites Media for Launch of New Disaster Response System – NASA

NASA invites media to an event at the agency’s headquarters at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 13, to learn about a new Disaster Response Coordination System that will provide communities and organizations around the world with access to science and data to aid disaster response.   The event will be held in NASA’s James E. … Read more

NASA Awards Advance Technologies for Future Habitable Worlds Mission – NASA

NASA Awards Advance Technologies for Future Habitable Worlds Mission – NASA

NASA announced Friday it selected three industry proposals to help develop technologies for future large space telescopes and plan for the agency’s Habitable Worlds Observatory mission concept, which could be the first space telescope designed to search for life outside our solar system. The mission would directly image Earth-like planets around stars like our Sun … 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 Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory – NASA

NASA Teammates Recall Favorite Memories Aboard Flying Laboratory – NASA

After flying more than three decades and 158 science campaigns, just one flight remains. NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory will make its final flight May 15 to Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, where it will be used to train future aircraft technicians by providing real-world experience in the college’s Aircraft Maintenance Technology Program. Before … Read more

Meet NASA Women Behind World’s Largest Flying Laboratory – NASA

Meet NASA Women Behind World’s Largest Flying Laboratory – NASA

NASA’s DC-8 aircraft – the world’s largest flying science laboratory – began its science missions in 1987 and since then, has flown in service of the science community over places like Antarctica, Greenland, and Thailand. Aircraft like the DC-8 have enabled scientists to ask questions about life on Earth and explore them in a way … Read more

NASA to Discuss New Polar Climate Mission During Media Teleconference – NASA

NASA to Discuss New Polar Climate Mission During Media Teleconference – NASA

NASA is hosting a media call at 3 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 15, to discuss the agency’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) mission, which aims to improve life on Earth by studying heat loss from Earth’s polar regions and provide information on our changing climate. The first of two shoebox-sized satellites is … Read more

New Proposals to Help NASA Advance Knowledge of Our Changing Climate – NASA

New Proposals to Help NASA Advance Knowledge of Our Changing Climate – NASA

NASA has selected four proposals for concept studies of missions to help us better understand Earth science key focus areas for the benefit of all including greenhouse gases, the ozone layer, ocean surface currents, and changes in ice and glaciers around the world. These four investigations are part of the agency’s new Earth System Explorers … Read more

NASA’s ORCA, AirHARP Projects Paved Way for PACE to Reach Space – NASA

NASA’s ORCA, AirHARP Projects Paved Way for PACE to Reach Space – NASA

It took the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission just 13 minutes to reach low-Earth orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in February 2024. It took a network of scientists at NASA and research institutions around the world more than 20 years to carefully craft and test the novel instruments that allow PACE … Read more