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NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio Of First Likely ‘Quake’ On Mars

April 23, 2019 – NASA’s Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely “marsquake.” Read More

Next Atlas V Arrives At The Launch Site

The Atlas V first stage rolls off the Mariner. Image Credit: United Launch Alliance

April 23, 2019 – United Launch Alliance’s sea-faring cargo vessel has delivered the Atlas V rocket to the Cape Canaveral launch site from our manufacturing facility in preparation for boosting a U.S. national security asset into space this summer. Read More

NASA Calls For Proposals To Stimulate Sustainable Demand For Low-Earth Orbit

The International Space Station. Image Credit: NASA

April 23, 2019 – NASA and its international partners opened the door for research in orbit more than 20 years ago by launching the first pieces of the International Space Station, and NASA wants to work with U.S. industry to ensure that a robust, sustainable orbital economy will endure. Read More

New Planetary Protection Board To Review Guidelines For Future Solar System And Beyond Exploration

A view of Mars showing Valles Marineris. Image Credit:NASA

April 23, 2019 – Following National Academy of Sciences recommendations, advice from the NASA Advisory Council, and subsequent unanimous agreement from NASA’s science leadership, the agency has established an independent Planetary Protection Review Board to review established guidelines for planetary protection and recommend any updates that are required. Planetary protection policies are designed to protect solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life, and to protect Earth from possible harm from potential biological sources beyond our planet. Read More

Apogee Engineering’s Recent Contract Wins Signal Strong Federal Focus On Space Mission Innovation & Intelligence Technology Advances

April 22, 2019 – Apogee Engineering (Apogee), a leading small business contractor within the federal industry, today announced that the company recently won three major Department of Defense (DoD) contracts with a total value exceeding $190 million. Apogee provides intellectual capital, technical solutions, and critical mission support to U.S. military organizations and federal/civilian agencies. Read More

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Multiple Regenerative Medicine Payloads Ready For Flight To The International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory
Source: ISS U.S. National Laboratory

Illuminating Gases In The Sky: NASA Technology Pinpoints Potent Greenhouse Gases
Source: NASA

Message From The PI: The Health Of HiRISE
Source: Alfred McEwen/The University of Arizona

Op-Ed: Reestablishing U.S. Space Command In Colorado Springs Is The Only Serious Option
Source: U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn/SpaceNews

Dinosaur National Monument Gets ‘Dark Sky Park’ Designation

SpaceX Likely To Move Next Rocket Landing To Drone Ship
Source: Spaceflight Now

DoD Practices Starliner At Sea Recovery For First Time

ASTROSAT: Canadian Technology On Board India’s First Space Astronomy Mission Adds To Unique View Of The Universe
Source: Canadian Space Agency

PathFinder Digital Awarded Contract By Boeing
Source: PathFinder Digital LLC

Podcast: Beyond Earth: How Humans Will Tackle The Next Generation Of Space Travel
Source: University of Colorado Boulder

Six Students Earn NASA Space And Technology Research Fellowships
Source: University of Colorado Boulder

Seminar – Countdown To Launch: Smead Aerospace 2019
Source: University of Colorado Boulder

Celebrate Earth Day With These GOES Satellite Images
Source: NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information
Service (NESDIS)

Earth Vs. Asteroids: Humans Strike Back
Source: ESA

NASA Earth Data Helps Scientists To Understand Our Home Planet
Source: NASA

Self-Driving Spacecraft Set For Planetary Defense Expedition
Source: Parabolic Arc

Robotic Refueling Mission 3 Can’t Perform Cryogenic Fuel Transfer
Source: Parabolic Arc

Beidou Navigation Satellite Successfully Launch By China
Source: Spaceflight Now

Boeing Receives $605 Million Air Force Contract For WGS-11 Communications Satellite
Source: SpaceNews

Spaceflight Looks To More Rideshare Missions With Fewer Satellites Per Launch
Source: SpaceNews

NASA Moves Ahead With Cargo Dragon Launch After Crew Dragon Anomaly
Source: SpaceNews

SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident May Affect NASA Plans To Launch Astronauts From US Soil

NASA Administrator Statement On SpaceX Static Fire Test
Source: NASA

SpaceX Confirms Anomaly During Crew Dragon Abort Engine Test
Source: Spaceflight Now

Physical Optics Corporation’s Technology Launched To The International Space Station
Source: Physical Optics Corporation