#NASAatHome: Spaceport Series Episode Two
Cliff Lanham, a project manager from the Exploration Ground Systems team, chats with us about the mobile launcher, which is the ground structure that will be used to assemble, process and launch NASA’s Artemis Program rocket for missions to the Moon.
#NASAatHome: Spaceport Series Episode One
David Stafford and Ben Marti, two integration engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory joined us live and discussed what it's like to take a Mars rover on a cross-country road trip.
Inside KSC! for April 3, 2020
NASA’s Orion spacecraft for Artemis I returned to Kennedy Space Center from the agency’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio. Also, NASA selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract.
Kennedy Puts Priority on Workforce Safety
Janet Petro, deputy director at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, provides an update on Kennedy's response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Inside KSC! for March 13, 2020
A SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station following a successful launch on March 6, 2020, for the company's 20th Commercial Services mission. Carrying more than 4,300 pounds of supplies and science investigations, the spacecraft will remain at the station until April 9, when it will return to Earth with research and cargo. Also, the United States Naval Academy Glee Club visited the Kennedy Space Center, performing for Kennedy employees as well as visitors.
SpaceX CRS-20: Dragon Spacecraft Separation
The SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft separates from the Falcon 9 rocket as the company's 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station begins. Liftoff took place at 11:50 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6, 2020, from Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX CRS-20: Liftoff
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft launch on the company's 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff took place at 11:50 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6, 2020, from Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX CRS-20: Launch Broadcast Begins
The live broadcast begins for the countdown and liftoff of SpaceX’s 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The company's Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft lifted off at 11:50 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6, 2020, from Launch Complex 40 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Inside KSC! for March 6, 2020
NASA and SpaceX are preparing for the 20th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 on March 6, 2020. Liftoff is targeted for 11:50 p.m. EST. Also, Kennedy Space Center employees attended a variety of presentations and events during the center's annual Safety and Health Days.
Inside KSC! for Feb. 28, 2020
Community leaders, business executives, partners, educators and government representatives gathered at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Feb. 18 for an update on Kennedy Space Center's accomplishments and what's ahead for this year. Center Director Bob Cabana served as moderator of a panel discussion with senior leaders of NASA programs based at the center. And the Kennedy workforce was saddened to hear of the passing of Katherine Johnson on Feb. 24. Johnson's life and work for NASA was one of those depicted in the big-screen film "Hidden Figures."
Rocket Ranch Episode 20: Space Explorer
Is Pluto really a planet? Listen to this episode of the Rocket Ranch to find out!
Inside KSC! for Feb. 21, 2020
NASA's Mars 2020 rover has arrived at Kennedy Space Center, where it's being readied for its upcoming launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket. Also, Kennedy employees celebrated Black History Month on Feb. 18 with special guest speaker James Jennings, former NASA associate administrator for Institutions and Management and the former deputy director of the Florida spaceport.
OSCAR: NASA is developing tech for recycling in space
The Orbital Syngas Commodity Augmentation Reactor, or OSCAR, is an Early Career Initiative project funded by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in 2018. Work on OSCAR has demonstrated new ways to manage trash and waste in space by offering new options for safe disposal and the potential to transforming it into useful resources. OSCAR has a reactor that uses heat, oxygen and steam to turn things like food packaging, old clothing and even human waste into water and a gas mixture. Industry calls this mixture synthetic gas or syngas, and it is primarily carbon dioxide with small amounts of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and methane. Molecules from syngas can be used as building blocks for beneficial products like fuel for the spacecraft. The crew can also vent these gases for easy trash disposal. On Dec. 11, 2019, OSCAR reached a major milestone when it launched on a Blue Origin New Shepard rocket. This suborbital flight added around three minutes of valuable microgravity performance data to OSCAR’s previous data from lab and drop tests. During the flight, OSCAR was able to autonomously inject trash into the high temperature reaction chamber and collect targeted product gases. To learn more about NASA's investments in space technology, visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/spacetech To learn more about NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit:
https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/home To learn more about NASA's Flight Opportunities program, visit:
Inside KSC! for Feb. 14, 2020
Solar Orbiter has officially begun its seven-year mission to study the Sun. The spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Feb. 9 at 11:03 p.m. Also, NASA Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana discussed accomplishments and looked ahead to the agency's bright future during an employee event held at the Florida spaceport.
Interview with Solar Orbiter Program Manager Cesar Garcia
Solar Orbiter Program Manager Cesar Garcia discusses the launch and talks about what is next for the spacecraft.
Post Solar Orbiter Launch Interview with Tim Dunn
Joshua Santora, NASA Communications, talks with NASA Launch Manager Tim Dunn after the successful launch of the Solar Orbiter Sunday evening from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Solar Orbiter Lifts Off!
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying Solar Orbiter, lights up the sky as it lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Solar Orbiter Status Poll
Status checks to proceed with terminal count are a "go" and everything is on schedule for Solar Orbiter's 11:03 p.m. EST launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Solar Orbiter Broadcast Show Open
A look at the opening coverage of the Solar Orbiter Mission, which will lift off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Inside KSC! for Feb. 7, 2020
Under the leadership of NASA's first female Launch Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, a team of nearly 100 engineers came together to rehearse various countdown simulations for the launch of Artemis I, familiarizing them with launch day operations. Also, Gateway Logistics Element Manager Mark Wiese attended the AirCargo 2020 conference in Nashville, presenting an overview of the Artemis program and the agency's plan for a commercial supply chain to the Gateway.