Aerospace

SpaceX Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station Set for Friday, Spacewalk Wednesday

NASA and SpaceX are targeting a 3:25 p.m. EDT launch on Friday, April 18, of SpaceX's third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m.

China's President Xi urges greater military use of space

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the air force to adopt an integrated air and space defence capability, in what state media on Tuesday called a response to the increasing military use of space by the United States and others.

NASA Signs Agreement with SpaceX for Use of Historic Launch Pad

NASA signed a property agreement with Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., on Monday for use and occupancy of the seaside complex along Florida's central east coast. It will serve as a platform for SpaceX to support their commercial launch activities.

Lockheed Martin To Offer Real-life Science And Technology Experiences For Students At USA Science & Engineering Festival

As part of its ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will feature an exciting lineup of hands-on, interactive science and technology attractions for student attendees at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival , where the company will serve as founding and presenting host.

Air Force Uses STEM To Propel the Future of Hypersonics

Hypersonic research and several young engineers are reaping the benefits of a pilot mentoring program at Arnold Engineering Development Complex‘s Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 in  White Oak, Md.

NASA's Hubble Extends Stellar Tape Measure 10 Times Farther Into Space

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible.

Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft Set to Visit Asteroid in 2018

NASA's team that will conduct the first U.S. mission to collect samples from an asteroid has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.

US-Russian Relations and the International Space Station

The current troubles with Crimea, and the souring of the relations between the United States and Russia, has led to a series of actions by NATO countries sure to drive Russia's political reactions to ever more troubling extremes. Could the International Space Station become another casualty?

U.S. Navy testing more sophisticated pilotless helicopters

Rear Admiral Matthew Klunder, chief of Naval Research, said the sensor and software pack is "truly leap-ahead technology" that will let a Marine with no flight experience issue landing instructions to a cargo helicopter via tablet computer after just a few minutes of training.

NASA Coverage Set for SpaceX Mission to Space Station

The next SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Monday, April 14, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA TV

NASA Challenge Invites Students to Design Exploration Systems

College and university students have an opportunity to help design systems for future space habitats and exploration systems through NASA's Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge. Applications for the fifth annual challenge will be accepted through April 30.

Rensselaer Researchers Develop Computer System That Could Prevent Some Airline Crashes

New research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute associate professor of computer science Carlos Varela indicates that “thirty lines of computer code might have saved Air France flight 447, and 228 passengers and crew aboard, from plunging into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with "Global Selfie" Event

For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth-observing missions will be launched into space in a single year. To celebrate this milestone, NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.

Mini robot space surgeon to climb inside astronauts

It could one day answer the prayers of astronauts who need surgery in deep space.

Private space taxis are a 'critical need' for US, NASA chief says

Developing private spaceships to launch astronauts from U.S. soil in the near future should be a top priority for the nation's space program, NASA administrator Charles Bolden said Thursday.

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