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NASA To Broadcast Administrator’s Welcome For Orion Powerhouse

Engineers and technicians from ESA (European Space Agency) and ESA contractor Airbus use a crane to uncrate the European Service Module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Nov. 6, 2018. The service module will provide power and propulsion for the Orion spacecraft for Exploration Mission-1, a three-week mission around the Moon. The service module also will house air and water for astronauts on future missions. Image Credit: NASA/Bill White

November 14, 2018 – NASA is hosting an event at its Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. MST (9 a.m. EST) Friday, November 16, to celebrate the arrival of the European Service Module for the agency’s Orion spacecraft. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will preside over the event, which will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Read More


Lockheed Martin Boosts Student Mars Missions With $150,000 Grant For Challenger Learning Center Of Colorado Springs

From Lockheed Martin Space, Kay Sears, Vice President and General Manager for Military Space, and Monica Palko, Vice President and General Counsel, pose with Robert Fredell, President & CEO of the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

November 14, 2018 – Colorado students will soon have a chance to visit Mars thanks to Lockheed Martin. The company announced a $150,000 grant which will provide the Challenger Learning Center of Colorado Springs with a next-generation Mission to Mars upgrade for its spacecraft and mission control simulator. Read More


OSIRIS-REx Executes Fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver

Illustration of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during a burn of its main engine. Image Credit: University of Arizona

November 14, 2018 – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft from approximately 0.31 mph (0.14 m/sec) to 0.10 mph (0.04 m/sec). The ACS thrusters are capable of velocity changes as small as 0.02 mph (0.01 m/sec). The maneuver targeted the spacecraft to fly through a corridor designed for the collection of high-resolution images that will be used to build a shape model of Bennu. The mission team will continue to examine telemetry and tracking data over the next week to verify the new trajectory. Read More


Ball Aerospace Team Receives NASA Group Achievement Recognition

Image Credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

November 13, 2018 – Ball Aerospace recently received a Group Achievement Award from NASA’s Ames Research Center in California’s Silicon Valley, recognizing the company for the innovative solution that enabled the continued use of the Kepler spacecraft for the K2 science mission. Read More


U.S. Department Of Labor Approves Lockheed Martin National Standards Of Apprenticeship

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

November 13, 2018 – Lockheed Martin today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has approved its proposed National Standards of Apprenticeship, establishing a common framework for the company to develop and expand registered apprenticeship programs across its U.S. facilities. These programs will include on-the-job training and classroom instruction for highly-skilled roles. Read More


Boulder County Hosting World GIS Day Event And Presentations

November 12, 2018 – Boulder County is hosting a World GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day event on Wednesday, November 14 in Boulder. The event is free and open to the public. Read More


November 19 Is Deadline To Enter Space Foundation International Student Art Contest

November 12, 2018 – Student artists from around the world are invited to submit their original artwork depicting the theme “Where Will Your Spaceship Take You?” The contest is open to children ages 3 to 18 years and is sponsored by Austin-based Firefly Aerospace. Read More


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