After more than three decades of service at NASA, Steve Jurczyk, who served as acting NASA administrator from January 20 to May 3, retired on May 14, 2021. ”Steve was instrumental to NASA over the past 32 years and had overseen incredible successes as associate administrator the last three years. His inclusive, collaborative, and creative leadership has had an incredible […]
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced that Robert D. Cabana, who has served as director of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida since 2008, began serving as associate administrator effective May 17, 2021. Steve Jurczyk, who held the position since 2018, has retired. “Bob has a relentless determination to expand America’s role in space. Under his […]
NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy took office on June 21, 2021, after NASA Administrator Bill Nelson gave her the oath of office during a ceremony at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington, DC. “It is a joy to be back in the NASA family, the smartest and most dedicated workforce of any place that I’ve […]
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced four new additions to the agency’s senior staff. Shahra Anderson Lambert will serve as senior advisor for engagement, and Bale Dalton will serve as the deputy chief of staff. Nelson also announced Bryan Gulley as media relations specialist and Justin Weiss as deputy press secretary. Lambert comes to NASA after […]
Dr. William H. Donahue (St. John’s College/Green Lion Press) is the recipient of the 2022 LeRoy E. Doggett Prize for Historical Astronomy. The Doggett Prize, awarded biennially by the American Astronomical Society’s (AAS) Historical Astronomy Division (HAD), goes to an individual who has significantly influenced the field through a career-long effort. In his decades-spanning career, […]
The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 120 members — 59 of whom are women, the most elected in a single year — and 30 international members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,461 and the total number of international members to […]
The LPI is pleased to announce the 2021 grant awardees of the Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research: Anna Barbaro University of Pavia, Italy Renato Borges Bernardes University of Brasilia, Brazil Jennifer Davis University of Colorado – Boulder, United States Nicolas Garroni University of Western Ontario, Canada Daniela Guerror Gutierrez University of Brasilia, Brazil […]
”Commander Moonikin Campos” is the official name of the manikin launching on Artemis I, NASA’s uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft around the Moon later this year. The Moonikin received its name as the result of a competitive bracket contest honoring NASA figures, programs, or astronomical objects. NASA received […]
As NASA continues plans for multiple commercial deliveries to the Moon’s surface per year, the agency has selected three new scientific investigation payload suites to advance understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor. Two of the payload suites will land on the far side of the Moon, a first for NASA. All three investigations will be sent […]
NASA has a long history of supporting America’s entrepreneurs as they develop technologies from ideas to commercial readiness. The agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is furthering that legacy with 140 new Phase II awards to 127 U.S. small businesses that will help them move their innovations to market. The awards to these small businesses, located across […]
NASA is announcing its 2021 Entrepreneurs Challenge to invite fresh ideas and new participants that will lead to new instruments and technologies with the potential to advance the agency’s science mission goals. The agency’s Science Mission Directorate is seeking novel ideas that focus on priority areas for the commercial sector. The Entrepreneurs Challenge aligns with […]
NASA and Northrop Grumman of Dulles, Virginia, have finalized a contract to develop the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) for Gateway, which will be a critical way station and outpost in orbit around the Moon as part of NASA’s Artemis program. NASA and its commercial and international partners are building Gateway to support science investigations […]