NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the selection of Mark Geyer as the next director of the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. He assumed the director’s position on May 25, when current Center Director and former astronaut, Ellen Ochoa, retired after 30 years at the agency. As Johnson’s center director, he’ll lead one of NASA’s […]
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine named Steve Jurczyk as associate administrator, the agency’s highest-ranking civil servant position. Jurczyk has been serving in the position in an acting capacity since March 10. In addition, Deputy Associate Administrator Krista Paquin will retire from NASA at the end of May. Melanie W. Saunders has been assigned as the acting […]
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) announced the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,382 and the total number of foreign associates to 484. Foreign associates are nonvoting members of the […]
Recognizing that science and exploration go hand in hand, NASA created SSERVI in 2013, expanding the scope of the former NASA Lunar Science Institute to include basic and applied scientific research on the Moon, near Earth asteroids, and the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos. The Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist medal, Michael J. Wargo Award, Susan Mahan […]
The Lunar and Planetary Institute announced the names of the students whose research will be supported by The Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research. The 2018 awardees are Neeraja Chinchalkar (Auburn University, United States), Thomas Déhais (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), Sietze de Graaff (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), and Elycheikh Mohamed Naviee (Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco). […]
NASA has awarded five-year grants, each approximately $8 million, to three research teams that will study the origins, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe. “With NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite on its way to discover new worlds around our nearest stellar neighbors, Cassini’s discovery of the ingredients necessary for life in Enceladus’ plumes, and with Europa Clipper and Mars 2020 on the […]
NASA’s Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) has selected three informal education organizations to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning to inspire the next generation of explorers. The TEAM II solicitation of approximately $2 million will be awarded to the selected projects from the organizations: The Moon and Beyond:  An […]
On NASA’s Exoplanet Exploration website, you can explore an imagined surface of an alien world via 360-degree, interactive visualizations. As you investigate each planet’s surface, you’ll discover fascinating features, like the blood-red sky of TRAPPIST-1d, or stand on a hypothetical moon of the massive planet Kepler-16b, which appears larger than either of the planet’s two suns. The view […]