Did our planet once have two moons? Some researchers say so. Moreover, the missing satellite might still be up there–splattered across the far side of the Moon. NASA’s GRAIL mission could help confirm or refute the “two moon” hypothesis.
The impact of coronavirus to NASA’s missions, prelaunch training continues for the next space station crew, and launch preparations for Orion … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NASA_2020_0327_The%20Impact%20of%20Coronavirus%20to%20NASA%E2%80%99s%20Missions%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20March%2027,%202020
NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified 747 jumbo jet, touched down just before 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SCA, which is designated NASA 905, was the original shuttle carrier and was used in 1977 for the space shuttle approach […]
A NASA Mars Curiosity rover team member gives an update on developments and status of the planetary exploration mission. The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft delivered Curiosity to its target area on Mars at 1:31:45 a.m. EDT on Aug. 6, 2012 which includes the 13.8 minutes needed for confirmation of the touchdown to be radioed to […]
Tracking the space station’s next crew, a distant and lonely neutron star, and taking the bite out of some very dangerous bugs – a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2018_0601_Tracking%20the%20Space%20Station%E2%80%99s%20Next%20Crew%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20June%201,%202018.html
Our Artemis program will return U.S. astronauts to the surface of the Moon, a goal announced by Vice President Mike Pence on March 26, 2019. Take a look at all we’ve accomplished since then, from testing our Orion spacecraft and building our Space Launch System rocket to graduating a new Artemis Generation class of astronauts […]
Expedition 24 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin, Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker relocated their Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft on June 28 from the aft end of the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet module, which was installed in May. Yurchikhin manually docked the Soyuz to Rassvet for the first-ever linkup to the module. The move opens the […]
(Silent Video) NASA collaborated with the Exploratorium in San Francisco and the National Science Foundation to provide live coverage of the 2016 total solar eclipse from Micronesia, on March 8. The fully eclipsed sun was visible from only a few Pacific islands, but the live broadcast made the phenomenon available to millions of people around […]