NASA's New Mars Sample Return Program Director

I am happy to announce that we have filled the critical senior manager role in the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) of Mars Sample Return (MSR) program director. Jeff Gramling will be joining us June 22 to begin that important work. The Mars Sample Return campaign, which begins its first leg with Read full post

NASA Aids in Mapping Michigan Floods

Heavy rainfall starting on May 17 caused significant flooding in Michigan’s Midland County. The governor of Michigan declared a state of emergency and ordered more than 10,000 residents to evacuate. The floods resulted in the failure of the Edenville Dam the evening of May 19 and the Sanford Dam several Read full post

ISS Daily Summary Report – 5/28/2020

Payloads Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) Soft Matter Dynamics & Compacted Granulars: The crew exchanged Sample 04 with Sample 01 inside the Soft Matter Dynamics (SMD) Experiment Container in the Lower drawer (CEM Lower) of the FSL. FSL Soft Matter Dynamics - Hydrodynamics of Wet Foams (Foam Coarsening) aims to investigate bubble Read full post

Expedition 63 Waits for Weekend Arrival of SpaceX Crew

The Expedition 63 crew will wait a few more days to gain two new crewmembers after weather scrubbed the initial launch attempt of the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Meanwhile, the orbiting trio aboard the International Space Station continued focusing on lab operations. Rain and lightning around Kennedy Space Center kept Commercial Crew Read full post

Bertha - Atlantic Ocean

May 28, 2020 - NASA Looks at Inland Rainfall from Post Tropical Cyclone Bertha NASA’s GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall generated from post-tropical cyclone Bertha as it continues to move toward the Great Lakes. Bertha formed into a tropical storm on May 27, about 30 miles off the South Carolina coast. By Read full post