NASA Seeks Ultra-lightweight Materials to Help Enable Journey to Mars - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA is seeking proposals to develop and manufacture ultra-lightweight materials for aerospace vehicles and structures of the future. Proposals will demonstrate lower-mass alternatives to honeycomb or foam cores currently used in composite sandwich structures.

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Bullying Prevention Message Ahead of His One-Year Mission - Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who is scheduled to fly on a one-year spaceflight mission in 2015, is lending his voice to help reduce childhood bullying. As part of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, Kelly recorded a special message encouraging bystanders to take action.

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars - Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet.

NASA Television Coverage Set for Orbital Resupply Mission to Space Station - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch its next mission to resupply the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27, and NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of the event, including pre- and post-launch briefings and arrival at the station.

NASA Awards Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder for the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Mission - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission.

NASA TV Broadcasts Space Station Cargo Ship Activities - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA Television will broadcast live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft from the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, Oct. 27, as well as the launch and docking of its replacement Wednesday, Oct. 29.

Media Invited to Participate in Interactive Space Station Technology Forum - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Media are invited to interact with NASA experts who will answer questions about technologies being demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS) during "Destination Station: ISS Technology Forum" from 10 to 11 a.m. EDT (9 to 10 a.m. CDT) Monday, Oct. 27, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Partners with Leading Technology Innovators to Enable Future Exploration - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Recognizing that technology drives exploration, NASA has selected four teams of agency technologists for participation in the Early Career Initiative (ECI) pilot program. The program encourages creativity and innovation among early career NASA technologists by engaging them in hands-on technology development opportunities needed for future missions.

New Commercial Rocket Descent Data May Help NASA with Future Mars Landings - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

NASA successfully captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars.

Boeing Concludes Commercial Crew Space Act Agreement for CST-100/Atlas V - Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:00:00 EDT

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing’s crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket.