The Breakthrough Prize today announced Jeffery Chen, 17, of Burlingame, California, as the winner of the fifth annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science video competition designed to inspire creative thinking about fundamental concepts in the life sciences, physics, and mathematics. Jeffery, his teacher, and his school will share prizes worth a combined $400,000. Currently a […]
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Robert Pearce as the next associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Pearce replaces Jaiwon Shin, who retired from the agency on August 31, 2019. Pearce has served as the acting associate administrator for ARMD since September 1, responsible for the agency’s overall aeronautics research strategic direction, […]
NASA honored John Culberson, former U.S. representative from Texas, with an agency Distinguished Public Service Medal. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine presented the award to Culberson at the 70th International Astronautical Conference in Washington. Culberson served in the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2019 representing Texas’ seventh congressional district in west Houston. He served 16 […]
NASA celebrated the far-reaching legacy of the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope – a mission that, after 16 years of amazing discoveries, has come to an end. In a special live broadcast, which aired on January 22, featured experts such as NASA’s Director of Astrophysics Paul Hertz; and from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Spitzer […]
Each year, Science’s editors and writers choose several runners-up and one Breakthrough of the Year. This year, the top honor went to the first image of a black hole — the culmination of more than 10 years of work. There were many other advances that were recognized. Learn about the Breakthrough of the Year and nine runners-up […]
For the eighth consecutive year, NASA has been selected by the Partnership for Public Service as the Best Place to Work in Government. The rankings reflect NASA’s unified focus and dedication to sending humans farther into space than ever before and the agency’s highest employee satisfaction results since this index was developed. “NASA’s selection as […]
NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) program has selected four informal education organizations to promote STEM learning and help inspire the next generation of explorers. The projects provide students the opportunity to engage in NASA’s Moon to Mars exploration approach through science, technology, engineering, and math, and aim to reach populations […]
Image credit: NASA The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) of NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is partnering with the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate to provide students at minority-serving institutions the education and experience needed to help address manufacturing needs in the U.S. aerospace sector. The MUREP Aerospace High-Volume Manufacturing and Supply Chain […]
NASA has added five American companies to the pool of vendors that will be eligible to bid on proposals to provide deliveries to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative. The additions, which increase the list of CLPS participants on contract to 14, expand NASA’s work with U.S. […]
NASA released a report with recommendations from the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB) the agency established in response to a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report and a recommendation from the NASA Advisory Council. With NASA, international, and commercial entities planning bold missions to explore our solar system and return samples […]