NASA Administrator Bill Nelson has named Dr. Jimmy Kenyon director of the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, effective immediately. Kenyon has served as the acting director of Glenn since June. “I’m honored to be chosen to lead the more than 3,200 employees and contractors at Glenn Research Center who work each day to design, […]
Edward Stone has retired as the project scientist for NASA’s Voyager mission a half-century after taking on the role. Stone accepted scientific leadership of the historic mission in 1972, five years before the launch of its two spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Under his guidance, the Voyagers explored the four giant planets and became the first human-made objects to […]
Universities Space Research Association (USRA) proudly announced the winners of the prestigious 2022 USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards on December 8. USRA bestows these awards to honor outstanding undergraduate students in various majors through a competitive process. These awards are granted to students who tackle challenging problems in aerospace engineering, space science research and exploration, demonstrate […]
NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program celebrated its 25th anniversary in fall 2022. The program is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and is managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California. The Solar Systems Ambassadors Program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to communicate the science and excitement of NASA’s space exploration […]
NASA has awarded a contract modification to SpaceX to further develop its Starship human landing system to meet agency requirements for long-term human exploration of the Moon under Artemis. With this addition, SpaceX will provide a second crewed landing demonstration mission in 2027 as part of NASA’s Artemis IV mission. Known as Option B, the […]
NASA’s CAPSTONE spacecraft has completed final maneuvers to place it in its target orbit around the Moon. The spacecraft is now in the operational phase of its pathfinding mission, during which it will test an orbit key to future Artemis missions and demonstrate new technologies for spacecraft operating near the Moon. CAPSTONE — short for […]
NASA has finalized its contract with Boeing of Huntsville, Alabama, for approximately $3.2 billion to continue manufacturing core and upper stages for future Space Launch System (SLS) rockets for Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond. Under the SLS Stages Production and Evolution Contract action, Boeing will produce SLS core stages for Artemis III and […]
For the 12th consecutive year, NASA has received an unmodified or “clean” opinion from an external auditor on its fiscal year 2022 financial statements. The rating is the best possible audit opinion, certifying that NASA’s financial statements conform with accepted accounting principles for federal agencies and accurately present the agency’s financial position. NASA’s FY22 Agency […]
NASA released the results of its second agency-wide economic impact report in October, demonstrating how its Moon to Mars activities, investments in climate change research and technology, as well as other work, generated more than $71.2 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2021. Combined, NASA’s impact supported more than 339,600 jobs nationwide and […]