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Observing a Record Atlantic Storm Season from Space on This Week @NASA – September 18, 2020

Observing a record Atlantic storm season, smoke from western fires seen moving east, and the start of a new solar cycle … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: href="https://images.nasa.gov/details-Observing%20a%20Record%20Atlantic%20Storm%20Season%20from%20Space%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%2018,%202020">https://images.nasa.gov/details-Observing%20a%20Record%20Atlantic%20Storm%20Season%20from%20Space%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%2018,%202020

Happy 90th Birthday General Tom Stafford

NASA wishes Apollo 10 astronaut General Tom Stafford a happy 90th birthday on Sept 17, 2020. Stafford commanded Apollo 10, the first flight of the lunar module to the Moon. He also flew our first rendezvous in space on Gemini 6, and piloted Gemini 9’s path to Earth with pencil and paper when the vehicle’s guidance computer failed in space. Throughout...

Countdown to Mars: A Story of Perseverance

"When you look at the team that put this robot together, and the team that put this launch vehicle together, that's what they've done. They've persevered." Go behind the scenes of our Perseverance Mars rover's July 30, 2020 launch with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. On Feb. 18, 2021, the rover will land in Jezero Crater, Mars, where it will search...

A Step Toward Sustainable Lunar Exploration on This Week @NASA – September 11, 2020

A step toward sustainable lunar exploration, looking for science and tech delivery to the Moon, and gearing up for some extreme conditions … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: href="https://images.nasa.gov/details-A%20Step%20Toward%20Sustainable%20Lunar%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%2011,%202020">https://images.nasa.gov/details-A%20Step%20Toward%20Sustainable%20Lunar%20Exploration%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%2011,%202020

Gravity Assist: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life?

If astrobiologists find life beyond Earth in the solar system, it will most likely be in the form of tiny organisms called microbes – nothing that would talk to us. But the galaxy is a big place; the universe even bigger. Somewhere out there, life may have evolved to become as smart, or even much smarter, than us. And the next step in that ladder may...

NASA Science Live: Our Next Solar Cycle

The Sun goes through regular cycles of activity approximately every 11 years, and tracking these cycles is a key part of better understanding the Sun and mitigating its impacts on human technology and astronauts in space. Join NASA and NOAA experts Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 3:00 p.m. EDT as they discuss predictions for the upcoming solar cycle. Send in your...

NASA Asks Commercial Companies to Collect Moon Rocks

While NASA is working aggressively to meet our near-term goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, our Artemis program also is focused on taking steps that will establish a safe and sustainable lunar exploration architecture. NASA is taking a critical step forward by releasing a solicitation for commercial companies to provide...

20 Years of Science: NASA Explorers S4 Bonus

This season on NASA Explorers, you’ve seen what it takes to send science to the International Space Station through the eyes of one team of researchers. They are just two of thousands more scientists who have sent experiments to the orbiting laboratory over the past two decades. Take a look back at those 20 years of microgravity science along...

Firing Up a Rocket Booster for Artemis on This Week @NASA – September 4, 2020

Firing up a rocket booster for Artemis, looking for new flight directors, and a launch date for an Earth-observing mission … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA! Download Link: href="https://images.nasa.gov/details-Firing%20Up%20a%20Rocket%20Booster%20for%20Artemis%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%204,%202020">https://images.nasa.gov/details-Firing%20Up%20a%20Rocket%20Booster%20for%20Artemis%20on%20This%20Week%20@NASA%20September%204,%202020

NASA Tests Space Launch System Rocket Booster for Artemis Missions

NASA completed a full-scale booster test for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in Promontory, Utah, on Sept. 2. The full-scale booster firing was conducted with new materials and processes that may be used for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket boosters. NASA and Northrop Grumman, the SLS boosters lead contractor, will use data from the test...

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