Category Archives: Nasa

Live Event with Astronaut Kate Rubins

On her first trip to the International Space Station, Kate Rubins became the first person to sequence DNA in space. Find out the plans for her next trip during a live event at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 1. Rubins and two Russian crewmates will launch to the station in October.

What You Need To Know About Asteroids and Other Near-Earth Objects

Have burning questions about asteroids? Our experts have answers! (Spoiler Alert: none of them will hit Earth.) Our solar system is littered with asteroids and comets and sometimes they get a little close to Earth. When an asteroid or comet looks like it could come near our home planet, we keep close watch to warn […]

International Space Station Spacewalk, July 1, 2020

Tune in for our next International Space Station spacewalk! On Wednesday, July 1, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will begin the 229th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. Astronauts Cassidy and Behnken will exit the station’s Quest airlock to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for one of two power channels […]

First Images: The Solar Dynamics Observatory, SDO

The first images of NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) released on April 21, 2010. Launched Feb. 11, 2010, SDO is the most advanced spacecraft ever designed to study the sun and its dynamic behavior. The spacecraft can produce images with clarity ten times better than high definition television and provide more comprehensive science data faster […]

A Power Spacewalk Outside the Space Station on This Week @NASA – June 26, 2020

A power spacewalk outside the space station, honoring a former ‘Hidden Figure,’ and a “way cool” find of a hot Jupiter … 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-A%20Power%20Spacewalk%20Outside%20the%20Space%20Station%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20%E2%80%93%20June%2026,%202020

Preview of Two Upcoming Spacewalks at the International Space Station

Tune in on Wed., June 24 at 2 p.m. EDT to learn about two upcoming spacewalks to begin the replacement of batteries for one of the space station’s power channels, as well as the latest on the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour’s mission to the orbiting laboratory.  On Fri., June 26 and Wed., July 1, NASA astronauts […]

International Space Station Spacewalk, June 26, 2020

Tune in for our next International Space Station spacewalk! On Friday, June 26, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will begin the 228th spacewalk in support of space station assembly, maintenance and upgrades. Astronauts Cassidy and Behnken will exit the station’s Quest airlock to replace aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for one of two power channels […]

NASA Science Live: Science in the Time of Coronavirus

Our planet is facing an unprecedented crisis as we continue to wrestle with the impacts of coronavirus. With its unparalleled technical and scientific expertise, NASA has joined the fight against the pandemic. Join us Thursday, June 25 at 3 p.m. EDT on #NASAScience Live to learn about the ideas and developments that NASA has contributed […]

NASA names headquarters after Hidden Figure Mary W. Jackson

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the agency’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson started her NASA career in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Jackson, a […]

Highlights of Science Launching on SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft scheduled to launch May 1, 2019 takes supplies and a variety of scientific experiments to the International Space Station. Lifted into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the craft represents the 17th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services contract mission for NASA. Read more […]