Category | Spacecraft & Rockets

By Susie Murph on May 2, 2018 in

Saturday morning, May 5, NASA is scheduled to launch the InSight mission to Mars, under pre-dawn skies from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central coast of California. The mission’s launch period is May 5 through June 8, 2018, with daily launch windows that last two hours per day. Launch opportunities are set five minutes […]

By Susie Murph on November 23, 2016 in

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and although our astronauts in the International Space Station are working up their with their peers from multiple countries, missing time with families can be hard. So NASA tries to make sure that there are ways to celebrate, by sending up special food and treats. Here’s Expedition 50 […]

By Susie Murph on November 22, 2016 in

Today, President Barak Obama awarded 21 extraordinary Americans the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor. This award is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. One of […]

By Susie Murph on August 17, 2016 in

Dr. Katherine Johnson, a brilliant African-American mathematician who, along with her colleagues Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson, were mission-critical experts behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history — the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and his safe return. And now this story, based on an adaptation of the Margot Lee […]

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Press Release from the Astronomy Society of the Pacific, one of our CosmoQuest partners: San Francisco, California – August 15, 2016 – Dr. Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician who calculated and verified the trajectories that took the first Americans into space and to the Moon, will be the inaugural recipient of the Astronomical Society of the […]