Tagged: NASA

  • Changes Coming to NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program

    A Few Month’s Into the Job, NASA’s Head of the Human Spaceflight Program Looks to Implement Big Changes. We knew it was coming. Nearly a year ago, when Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Trump administration would cut four...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Announces New Cubesat Mission to Study Solar Storms

    NASA’s New Cubesat Mission to Help Astronomers Learn About Solar Radiation and Much More. Yesterday NASA announced funding for a brand new cubesat mission!  The mission, intended to study solar storms, will use an array of six cubesats. Of course,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Fixes InSight Mars Probe By Smacking It.

    NASA’s InSight Mars Probe Had A Problem, So They Hit it With A Shovel. And It Worked, Of Course. Sometimes you just need a hammer. Fans of Jeremy Clarkson will understand. There are certain problems, which, in life, pop up...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Shifts All Centers to Mandatory Telecommuting

    Only Mission-Essential Personnel Exempt from NASA-Wide Mandatory Telecommuting Order. Late yesterday, March 17th, NASA announced a mandatory telecommuting order for all agency employees. Of course, mission-essential personnel will still need to be on-site in certain cases. However, for everyone else,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Spitzer telescope

    NASA to Retire the Spitzer Telescope

    After Sixteen Years of Faithful Service, NASA’s Ready to Buy Its Spitzer Telescope a Watch and a Cake. For those of you youngins that don’t get the watch and cake reference, once upon a time, people would work at the...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • star wars actors train with astronauts

    Star Wars Actors Train Like Astronauts for a Day

    NASA Posts a New Video of Star Wars Actors Kelly Marie Tran and Naomi Ackie Training with Real Astronauts. I’ll be honest. Star Wars never really made me want to be an astronaut. It made me want to be a space...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Curiosity Rover

    Curiosity Rover Glitch Leads to a Freeze-Up

    The Curiosity Rover Bugs Out and Needs an Attitude Adjustment Okay. So it’s not really that type of attitude adjustment. Nevertheless, NASA’s Curiosity rover—the only working rover we have on Mars—seemed to have a crisis on the existential level. A glitch...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Christina Koch and Jessica Meir prepare for the second all-female spacewalk

    Another All-Female Spacewalk Tomorrow!

    After Making History in October with the First All-Female Spacewalk, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are Ready to Head out into the Black Again Tomorrow. According to a tweet from astronaut Jessica Meir, she and fellow astronaut Christina Koch are...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's new graduating class is part of this week's top space tweets

    Top Space Tweets for Friday

    It’s Friday Again! Time for the Top Space Tweets from the Twitterverse. It hasn’t been the busiest week in space news, but there have been some significant developments that are worth mentioning. We’re ready to run down the top five...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's ruptured Space Launch System

    Watch NASA Blow Up The Space Launch System!

    Here’s What Happens When Engineers Decide to Blow Up Its New Space Launch System (SLS) Progress and greatness often demand sacrifice. Sometimes, in order to create something beautiful, one must destroy it first. Still, I personally burst into tears every...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Space Launch System

    NASA’s Space Launch System First Core Unveiled (Watch)

    The Controversial and Expensive Space Launch System is One Step Closer to Taking Americans Back to the Moon.  Senator Richard Shelby’s (R- Alabama) pet project—a ridiculously large and expensive rocket called the Space Launch System (SLS)—got all kinds of attention...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • An elephant seal wearing a scientific hat for NASA

    NASA Recruits Elephant Seals in Funny Hats

    These Elephant Seals Will Help NASA to Better Understand Climate Change Elephant seals Wearing The Latest Fashion For Science! No, this seal isn’t under a delusion that it’s a unicorn. And it’s not putting on a fashion show for its...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Super Guppy Transport Aircraft

    NASA’s Super Guppy Aircraft Delivers Orion to Ohio!

    The Super Guppy Brings the Artemis 1 Mission Spacecraft to Final Testing Grounds One certainly understands why NASA’s giant transport aircraft is named after a fish. Beyond that, though, the bulbous Super Guppy manages to be both retro and futuristic...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Asteroids in space 3

    NASA and Europe Warn Policy Makers about Asteroids

    NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) Ask for Funding to Avoid Future Impacts from Asteroids There’s something about people; isn’t there? We’re animals, yes. But while we belong to the animal kingdom, in that realm we stand unique. Sure,...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA graphic of Artemis lander

    NASA Requests More Money for Artemis Program

    Despite the President’s Insistence That the Moon’s Not a “Big Deal,” White House Officials Ask Congress for $2.3 Billion More In Order to Meet Its Self-Imposed 2024 Deadline. Let’s start by saying there’s a lot to unpack here. I’ll do...

    Brandon Humphreys