NASA Invites Media to Briefing on OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Stowage
on October 29, 2020 at 3:35 pm
NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Thursday, Oct. 29, to provide an update on the status of the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft and the mission’s work to safely stow the sample it collected from asteroid Bennu.
NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
on October 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Collects Significant Amount of Asteroid
on October 23, 2020 at 9:00 pm
Two days after touching down on asteroid Bennu, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission team received on Thursday, Oct. 22, images that confirm the spacecraft has collected more than enough material to meet one of its main mission requirements – acquiring at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of the asteroid’s surface material.
NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
on October 21, 2020 at 4:59 pm
NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26.
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Asteroid
on October 20, 2020 at 6:09 pm
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Tuesday, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023.
NASA Invites Students to Join the Artemis Generation at SciFest Virtual Event
on September 23, 2020 at 6:35 pm
Venture with NASA to discover the future of flight, understand the portrait of planet Earth, and take the next steps in exploration at SciFest, the virtual STEM expo from the USA Science and Engineering Festival
NASA Missions Spy First Possible ‘Survivor’ Planet Hugging White Dwarf Star
on September 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm
An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and retired Spitzer Space Telescope has reported what may be the first intact planet found closely orbiting a white dwarf, the dense leftover of a Sun-like star, only 40% larger than Earth.
Solar Cycle 25 Is Here. NASA, NOAA Scientists Explain What That Means
on September 15, 2020 at 3:32 pm
Solar Cycle 25 has begun. During a media event on Tuesday, experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discussed their analysis and predictions about the new solar cycle – and how the coming upswing in space weather will impact our lives and technology on Earth, as well as astronauts in space.
NASA, NOAA to Discuss Solar Cycle Prediction During Media Teleconference
on September 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 15. Tracking the solar cycle is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on human technology and infrastructure.
NASA Selects Proposals for New Space Environment Missions
on August 28, 2020 at 5:59 pm
NASA has selected five proposals for concept studies of missions to help improve understanding of the dynamics of the Sun and the constantly changing space environment with which it interacts around Earth.