Tag Archives: NASA

Boeing, Lockheed to launch habitats for space tourists and researchers

Washington Post – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Bigelow Aerospace’s expandable space habitat just arrived at the International Space Station, but the company is already thinking about the next steps: flying even larger inflatable habitats into space to be used for research and even space hotels. The company announced at a conference here Monday that starting in 2020 […]

Lockheed Martin Celebrates Ten Years Of Mission Success For The Spitzer Space Telescope

WSJ — Ten years ago, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope — built, integrated and tested at Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems in Sunnyvale — roared into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying the observatory into an Earth-trailing orbit around the sun. The Spitzer Space Telescope is a space-borne, cryogenically-cooled infrared observatory that […]

Lockheed Martin Ships MAVEN Spacecraft To NASA

PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft to the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Friday, Aug. 2. The orbiter will now undergo three-and-a-half months of final processing in preparation for a November launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V-401 rocket. […]

NASA Test Fleet Mobilized For Climate Projects

Aviation Week — Remote-sensing satellites have become indispensable tools for weather forecasting and resource monitoring and, given the right set of instruments, researchers believe future spacecraft could also dramatically improve the understanding of climate change and air pollution. That is the aim of Earth science researchers involved in three parallel missions underway at NASA’s Dryden […]

New Spacecraft Should Improve Storm Forecasting

Aviation Week — A new climate-study spacecraft just entering environmental test here is expected to sharpen weather-forecasting models in ways that would have given forecasters a better handle on the back-to-back storms that slammed the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast this fall. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a U.S.-Japanese follow-on to the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission […]

Three ISS Soyuz Crew Descend To Rare Night Landing

Expedition 33 Commander Sunita Williams of NASA, right, and Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of ROSCOSMOS (Russian Federal Space Agency), and Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), left, sit in chairs outside the Soyuz Capsule just minutes after they landed in a remote area outside the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, Nov. 19, […]

Space Shuttle Atlantis Rolls to Retirement

Employees of Kennedy Space Center who worked with Atlantis for over 26 years walk behind her as she rolls past the Orbiter Processing Facilities that housed her for that time. Photo Credit: Jon Brack     National Geographic — Kennedy Space Center said goodbye to their final departing space shuttle orbiter on Friday, though Atlantis […]