Follow Us:

Hashtag: NASA

17 Results

  • NASA to probe cosmic secrets using exploding stars

    NASA to probe cosmic secrets using exploding stars

    "By narrowing down possible explanations, Roman could revolutionise our understanding of the universe -- and dark energy is just one of the many topics the mission will explore!"

    May 29, 2021
  • Organic salts detected on Mars: NASA

    Organic salts detected on Mars: NASA

    Organic compounds and salts on Mars could have formed by geologic processes or be remnants of ancient microbial life, NASA said in a statement.

    May 24, 2021
  • SpaceX-NASA crew-1 astronauts return safely from space station

    SpaceX-NASA crew-1 astronauts return safely from space station

    "Welcome home Victor, Michael, Shannon, and Soichi, and congratulations to the teams at NASA and SpaceX who worked so hard to ensure their safe and successful splashdown," NASA Administrator, Senator Bill Nelson, said.

    May 3, 2021
  • NASA to launch balloons to study Sun-Earth system

    NASA to launch balloons to study Sun-Earth system

    Balloon-Based Observations for sunlit Aurora will test a wide-view infrared camera designed to study daytime auroras.

    May 1, 2021
  • NASA astronaut successfully harvests 2 plants in space

    NASA astronaut successfully harvests 2 plants in space

    Astronauts have been enjoying the Amara mustard "like a lettuce wrap," Hopkins explained, adding ingredients such as chicken, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar.

    April 29, 2021
  • NASA’s Apollo 11 mission astronaut Michael Collins passes away

    NASA’s Apollo 11 mission astronaut Michael Collins passes away

    "NASA mourns the loss of this accomplished pilot and astronaut, a friend of all who seek to push the envelope of human potential. Whether his work was behind the scenes or on full view, his legacy will always be as one of the leaders who took America's first steps into the cosmos."

    April 29, 2021
  • Bezos’ Blue Origin slams NASA for giving Musk a $2.9B contract

    Bezos’ Blue Origin slams NASA for giving Musk a $2.9B contract

    "NASA has executed a flawed acquisition for the Human Landing System programme and moved the goalposts at the last minute," Blue Origin said in a statement on Monday.

    April 27, 2021
  • Martian subsurface has ingredients for present-day microbial life

    Martian subsurface has ingredients for present-day microbial life

    "The big implication here for subsurface exploration science is that wherever you have groundwater on Mars, there's a good chance that you have enough chemical energy to support subsurface microbial life,"

    April 24, 2021
  • NASA’s Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet

    NASA’s Mars rover extracts first oxygen from Red Planet

    "Oxygen isn't just the stuff we breathe. Rocket propellant depends on oxygen, and future explorers will depend on producing propellant on Mars to make the trip home," Reuters said.

    April 22, 2021
  • NASA launches mini helicopter on Mars in historic feat

    NASA launches mini helicopter on Mars in historic feat

    The Perseverance rover will provide support during flight operations, taking images, collecting environmental data, and hosting the base station that enables the helicopter to communicate with mission controllers on Earth.

    April 20, 2021
  • NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

    NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

    "This goal aligns with President Biden's commitment to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all," said the US space agency.

    April 10, 2021
  • NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars

    NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars

    Launched 20 years ago on April 7, the orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarke's classic sci-fi novel "2001: A Space Odyssey", was sent to map the composition of the Martian surface, providing a window to the past so scientists could piece together how the planet evolved.

    April 9, 2021
  • NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet

    NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet

    "#MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile (471 million km) journey aboard @NASAPersevere ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, tweeted late on Saturday.

    April 5, 2021
  • NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter

    NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter

    "Come fly with us. #MarsHelicopter is preparing to do something that's never been done: controlled, powered flight on another planet. Takeoff is now slated for no earlier than April 11, with data arriving on Earth on April 12,"

    April 3, 2021
  • First historic Mars helicopter flight on April 8: NASA

    First historic Mars helicopter flight on April 8: NASA

    "When NASA's Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, it proved that roving the Red Planet was possible and completely redefined our approach to how we explore Mars. Similarly, we want to learn about the potential Ingenuity has for the future of science research,"

    March 24, 2021
  • NASA hails nomination of new chief before key Moon mission

    NASA hails nomination of new chief before key Moon mission

    NASA last month selected Elon Musk's aerospace company SpaceX to provide launch services for two major components of the Gateway that will serve as a way station for future Moon missions.

    March 20, 2021
  • NASA inks pact with SpaceX on space safety

    NASA inks pact with SpaceX on space safety

    Both NASA and SpaceX benefit from this enhanced interaction by ensuring all parties involved are fully aware of the exact location of spacecraft and debris in orbit.

    March 19, 2021