NEWS & EVENTS
There’s a misconception in some quarters that NASA’s glory days are behind it. After all, the Apollo Moon landings, still widely recognized as humankind’s greatest technological achievement, occurred almost five decades ago. But NASA is just getting started. NASA is now 60. As we reflect on the agency’s early successes, we also need to note […]
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut Nick Hague offers an inside look at last Thursday’s dramatic Soyuz launch abort, while Russian investigators continue to assess the cause. December skies may host a naked eye comet. A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 launch early Wednesday placed an Air Force communications satellite in orbit.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA and Roscosmos leadership express confidence Soyuz missions to the International Space Station (ISS) will resume “swiftly.” NASA’s Chandra X-ray space telescope, in orbit since 1999, is on the mend after a gyroscope issue. Billionaire commercial space backer Paul Allen has died.
In Today’s Deep Apace Extra… Experts from the Russian and U.S. space agencies are investigating Thursday’s safe abort of a Soyuz crew transport mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with urgency. It’s unclear, however, how the incident will affect long standing plans to return the Station’s current three person crew to Earth and replace them with a Soyuz launch in mid-December. NASA has extended efforts to address a gyroscope issue aboard the Hubble Space Telescope to the Chandra X-ray space telescope. James Morhard has been confirmed as NASA’s deputy administrator.
In Today’s Deep Space Extra… The dramatic launch abort Thursday of a Russian Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) with a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut generated growing speculation over the future of the orbiting science lab and the return of the three U.S., European and Russian astronauts currently on board. NASA’s Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, however, landed safely in remote Kazakhstan aboard their Soyuz capsule and were quickly reunited with their families.