The Many Faces of Pluto and Charon

Today’s blog post is from Kimberly Ennico, a member of the New Horizons’ Composition Theme Team and one of the deputy project scientists. She works at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, and has been on detail to the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. No one can doubt Read full post

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 6:35 pm on Pluto New Horizons

Wreath Honors Apollo Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

In memory of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell, a memorial wreath was placed in the Apollo Saturn V Center at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The brief ceremony took place on the morning of Feb. 12, 2016. The wreath was placed in the Treasures of Apollo exhibit where the Read full post

Posted Feb 12, 2016 at 3:42 pm on Kennedy Space Center

ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/11/16

Ocular Health Testing:  Today Kelly and Kornienko, with Kopra as the operator, completed their Return minus 30 day (R-30) Ocular Health testing by performing ocular and cardiac ultrasound scans.  The Ocular Health protocol calls for a systematic gathering of physiological data to characterize the risk of microgravity-induced visual impairment/intracranial pressure Read full post

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

What's A Spacecraft Factory Like? Think Big!

"I've been to the Smithsonian," said one awed observer. "I've seen crew capsules before. They're not that big!" Last month, welding concluded on the pressure vessel, the basic structure of the Orion deep-space crew vehicle. Workers from around the country who had prepared components and materials for the spacecraft were invited Read full post

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm on Rocketology: NASA’s Space Launch System

Spacesuit Work Wraps Up as Robotic Arm Preps for Cygnus Release

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly

Two astronauts are wrapping up spacesuit maintenance today while a variety of human research takes place inside the International Space Station. Outside the station, the 57.7 foot long Canadarm2 robotic arm is being prepared for the upcoming release of a space freighter. Commander Scott Kelly and astronaut Time Peake from the Read full post

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm on Space Station

Descarga Tus Materiales del Programa de Tripulacion en Espanol!

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Hemos publicado tarjetas de coleccionista de Tripulacion Comercial, marcadores y hojas para colorear en español , así que consiga el suyo hoy! Todos son informativos, divertidos, fáciles de descargar, leer, colorear y compartir! Puede descargarlos usando estos enlaces o en http://www.nasa.gov/content/for-fun We’ve posted Commercial Crew collector cards, bookmarks and coloring sheets in Read full post

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 9:18 am on Commercial Crew Program

NASA Education Express -- Feb. 11, 2016

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ New This Week! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Join STEM on Station for #mISSionimaginaTIon -- Design Challenge #2 Audience: Grades 6-12 Educators and Students Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators Next Event Date: Feb. 11, 2016, at 6:30 Read full post

Posted Feb 11, 2016 at 8:46 am on NASA Education Express

ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/10/16

Burning and Suppression of Solids - Milliken (BASS-M):  Today Kopra completed the fifth set of BASS-M operations, preparing and testing five different samples with ground assistance from the Principal Investigator.  The BASS-M investigation tests flame-retardant cotton fabrics to determine how well they resist burning in microgravity. Results benefit research on Read full post

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 4:29 pm on ISS On-Orbit Status Report

Booster Arrives to Prep for Orbital ATK CRS-6 Launch

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage that will help launch the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is offloaded from ULA's Delta Mariner barge (above) Feb. 5 at Port Canaveral in Florida. The booster was transported to the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (right) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Read full post

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm on Kennedy Space Center

Booster Arrives to Prep for Orbital ATK CRS-6 Launch

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V first stage that will help launch the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is offloaded from ULA's Delta Mariner barge (above) Feb. 5 at Port Canaveral in Florida. The booster was transported to the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center (right) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Read full post

Posted Feb 10, 2016 at 3:06 pm on Orbital ATK