Tagged: NASA

  • 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
  • A mission to Venus could reveal details about the surface

    Mars Is Neat, but What About a Mission to Venus?

    Scientists Say We Have the Tools, We Have the Technology, Let’s Go on a Mission to Venus Tomorrow! A month ago, a group of scientists and others from the Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) presented recommendations to NASA’s planetary science...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Jupiter's Moon Europa discussed on today's NASA Live Stream

    Watch Today’s NASA Live Stream from the IAC!

    It’s a Busy Day at the International Astronautical Congress; Fortunately, NASA’s Streaming All of the Happenings! Today is the third day of the 2019 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington, D.C. Though the IAC is a closed event (until Friday),...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Space Launch System

    NASA Space Launch System Launch May Be Delayed Until 2021

    NASA’s Beguiled Megarocket—The Space Launch System (SLS)—Faces Even More Delays The Space Launch System, or SLS, won’t fly this year. Probably not next year either. The megarocket meant to send U.S. astronauts back to the Moon has faced many delays....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk discuss Crew Dragon details

    Crew Dragon Is Nearly Ready to Fly

    Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine Appeared Together for an Update on the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule One wouldn’t call them “frienemies,” exactly. However, the relationship between NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk hasn’t been particularly chummy, of late, either....

    Brandon Humphreys
  • SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule

    Crew Dragon Now Top Priority for SpaceX

    Bridenstine Complained; Musk Listened, and Now Crew Dragon Is in High Gear Now that all of the hullabaloo over Starship has died down, Elon Musk’s SpaceX wizards can get back to the alchemical sorcery that is getting a Dragon to...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA's Langley Research Center

    New Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center Announced

    Bridenstine Announced the New Director of NASA’s Langley Research Center Monday There’s a new Director in town at NASA’s Langley Research Center, according to a press release by NASA on Monday, September 9th. The position’s current occupant, Davide Bowles, retires...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • Artist's rendering of SpaceX's final Starhsip design

    SpaceX Starhopper Test Delayed after Last-Minute Abort

    SpaceX Hopes to Retry Starhopper Test Today SpaceX Starhopper, the prototype for the long-awaited Starship spacecraft, failed again on Monday. Starhopper should have launched around 500 feet into the air and made a gentle landing on terra firma using propulsion...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

    NASA Calls for Independent Review of ISS National Lab

    Jim Bridenstine Calls for “Strategic Pause” and Independent Review of ISS National Laboratory.  NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced via Twitter Tuesday night that an independent review of ISS National Lab is coming. This comes just a couple of weeks after...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • The primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope

    NASA’s Next Space Telescope Hits New Milestone

    NASA’s Next Space Telescope Finally Gets a Win The James Webb Space Telescope is size large. Everything about it is. The physical size is large. NASA’s budget for the project is large. The timetable is large. Even the delays and...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • President Trump at the Apollo 11 commemoration.

    Trump Knows Nothing About Space or Science.

    The President Can’t Seem to Understand What the NASA Administrator Tells Him. Last Friday the President met with Apollo 11 astronauts and NASA officials to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. During that photo op, Trump repeatedly grilled...

    Brandon Humphreys
  • NASA rendering of exoplanets 4

    Missing Link Planets Discovered by NASA Satellite

    TESS – NASA’s Planet-Hunting Satellite Had a Great First Season A year ago, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) started hunting for exoplanets. Exoplanets orbit a sun other than our own, and we’ve only recently started seeing them. Since the...

    Brandon Humphreys