NASA Breaking News

NASA’s Jon B. Olansen to Serve as New Gateway Program Manager

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:28 EDT

NASA has selected Dr. Jon B. Olansen as the new manager of the agency’s Gateway Program, an international collaboration building humanity's first lunar space station, which will support Artemis missions to the Moon.

NASA Astronauts Bring STEM to Washington Students

Tue, 28 Mar 2023 10:15 EDT

Local students will have an opportunity to hear from NASA astronauts and learn more about Artemis lunar exploration, in an event hosted at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 30, at the Martin Luther King Library in Washington.

NASA Helps Fund Minority Institutions Preparing Students for College

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 14:31 EDT

High school students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities will have a path to pursue careers in STEM with help from NASA. The agency announced Monday it has selected seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and one Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) to receive more than $3 million in funding to streng

NASA, Boeing to Host Media Briefing, Provide Starliner Update

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 13:09 EDT

NASA and Boeing will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 29, to provide an update on the Crew Flight Test (CFT) of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station.

NASA Names Two Diversity Champions for Agency

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 12:29 EDT

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson announced Monday he is taking additional steps forward to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) at the agency. Nelson named Steve Shih to serve in a new position as the agency’s first Diversity Ambassador and selected Elaine Ho as the next associate administrator for the Office of Diversity an

Changes Ahead as NASA’s Human Spaceflight Head Plans Retirement

Mon, 27 Mar 2023 12:02 EDT

Kathryn Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate, announced Monday she will retire from the agency at the end of April. Lueders’ current deputy and astronaut, Ken Bowersox, will become the new head of Space Operations, effective Monday, May 1.

NASA Invites Media to See Mars Habitat Before Crew Enters for One Year

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 15:23 EDT

Media are invited to visit NASA’s simulated Mars habitat on Tuesday, April 11, at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This summer, four volunteers will begin a yearlong Mars mission in the ground-based habitat, helping NASA prepare for human exploration of Mars for the benefit of humanity.

NASA Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Undocking, Departure

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 13:58 EDT

The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 28.

NASA Selects Repairs Operations Maintenance and Engineering Contractor

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:25 EDT

NASA has selected ASRC Federal Facilities Logistics, LLC, of Beltsville, Maryland for the Repairs, Operations, Maintenance and Engineering (ROME) contract.

NASA Seeks Student Solutions for Managing Moon Landing Dust Cloud

Tue, 21 Mar 2023 12:51 EDT

As NASA and industry partners develop new human landing systems to transport astronauts from lunar orbit to the Moon’s surface and back as part of Artemis, the agency is asking university students to investigate solutions to one particularly dusty aspect of landing spacecraft on the lunar surface.