Jody Singer, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Director, announced her retirement, effective Saturday, July 29, after more than 38 years of service. Among many firsts in her career, Singer was appointed as the first female center director at Marshall in 2018, after serving as deputy director from 2016 to 2018. Marshall’s current deputy center director, […]
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is pleased to announce the 2023 awardees of the Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research. George Anim Portland State University, USA Fanny Cattani Université Paris Cité, France Aswathi Janardhanan University of Kerala, India Erik Schoonover Pennsylvania State University, USA Emily White Pennsylvania State University, USA The Barringer Family Fund […]
NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) Awards recognize outstanding achievements in exploration science. Recipients have each made unique contributions to NASA’s human exploration efforts. SSERVI Award winners are nominated by their academic peers, recommended by a committee based at SSERVI’s central office, and selected by SSERVI leadership. The awards were presented along with […]
NASA announced the recipients of its annual STEM grants, providing nearly $4 million in total funding, to support scientific and technical research that aligns with the agency’s strategic research and technology development priorities. By providing resources to STEM research, NASA helps create a stronger and more vibrant scientific community to drive innovation and push the […]
NASA will partner with seven U.S. companies to meet future commercial and government needs, ultimately benefitting human spaceflight and the U.S. commercial low Earth orbit economy. Through unfunded Space Act Agreements, the second Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities-2 initiative (CCSC-2) is designed to advance commercial space-related efforts through NASA contributions of technical expertise, assessments, lessons […]
NASA announced the University of Alabama in Huntsville as the overall winner of the agency’s 2023 Student Launch challenge on June 6. More than 800 students from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico launched high-powered, amateur rockets on April 15, near NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the culminating event […]
NASA is investing more than $14 million in 19 U.S. colleges and universities to grow their STEM capacity to participate in critical spaceflight research and prepare a new generation of diverse students for careers in the nation’s science, technology, engineering, and math workforce. The new MUREP (Minority University Research and Education Project) Curriculum Award was […]
Members of the public are invited to add their names to an original poem dedicated to NASA’s Europa Clipper mission before the spacecraft begins its journey to Jupiter’s moon Europa in October 2024. The poem and the names will be like a message in a bottle, traveling billions of miles as the mission investigates whether […]
While NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are busy exploring Mars, one-tenth-scale buildable models of them have begun touching down in homes around the globe. Developed in cooperation with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California, a new LEGO® Technic building set is based on the real rover and helicopter, which have been roaming through Mars’ Jezero Crater since landing there in […]