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#NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an 🌏-orbiting observatory designed to create high-res mapping of soil moi...
29/11/2021

#NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an 🌏-orbiting observatory designed to create high-res mapping of soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state.

What caused its radar to fail in 2015?

Find out in "Proximate Cause of the SMAP Radar Failure": 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3rl8c2g

#NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) is an 🌏-orbiting observatory designed to create high-res mapping of soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state.

What caused its radar to fail in 2015?

Find out in "Proximate Cause of the SMAP Radar Failure": 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3rl8c2g

29/11/2021

Today at 2 p.m. EST, station managers preview Tuesday's spacewalk with astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron live on NASA TV. https://www.nasa.gov/live

Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post
26/11/2021

Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post

✨🔭Before NASA's James Webb Space Telescope can rewrite scientific understanding of the early #Universe, it will perform ...
24/11/2021

✨🔭Before NASA's James Webb Space Telescope can rewrite scientific understanding of the early #Universe, it will perform the most complex sequence of deployments ever attempted for a space mission. #UnfoldTheUniverse

Learn more about Webb's massive sunshield & mirror:
🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/30VG2Q0

✨🔭Before NASA's James Webb Space Telescope can rewrite scientific understanding of the early #Universe, it will perform the most complex sequence of deployments ever attempted for a space mission. #UnfoldTheUniverse

Learn more about Webb's massive sunshield & mirror:
🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/30VG2Q0

23/11/2021

The countdown to launch is on for the #DARTMission! Part of NASA's planetary defense research, DART will test techniques for changing the motion of an asteroid slightly should an Earth-threatening asteroid be discovered in the future. This is only a test. DART's target asteroid and the test itself pose no danger to Earth. More about the mission: nasa.gov/dartmission

Join us:

🎙 Nov. 22 - Pre-launch briefing at 7pm ET (00:00 23 Nov. GMT)
📺 Nov. 23 - NASA Science Live show at 4pm ET (21:00 GMT)
🚀 Nov. 24 - Launch coverage begins at 12:30am ET (05:30 GMT)

Details: go.nasa.gov/3Ds4J56
Watch here or at: nasa.gov/nasalive

Be sure to also join our virtual NASA social for the DART launch: www.facebook.com/events/482682769619286/

And become an official #PlanetaryDefender : dart.jhuapl.edu/Planetary-Defender/

🗣️ 💬 Asking good questions can help to develop a better outcome or drive change for a project. Jimmy Kenyon, who served ...
22/11/2021

🗣️ 💬 Asking good questions can help to develop a better outcome or drive change for a project.

Jimmy Kenyon, who served as Director for NASA Aeronautics's Advanced Air Vehicles Program, gives insight into the importance of asking good questions.

Learn more: ▶️ https://go.nasa.gov/3xc8U2G

🗣️ 💬 Asking good questions can help to develop a better outcome or drive change for a project.

Jimmy Kenyon, who served as Director for NASA Aeronautics's Advanced Air Vehicles Program, gives insight into the importance of asking good questions.

Learn more: ▶️ https://go.nasa.gov/3xc8U2G

18/11/2021

Mark your calendars! 🗓 NASA is hosting a virtual STEM-a-Thon on Thursday, November 18, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET. The STEM-a-Thon will feature live presentations—including a fireside chat with NASA’s Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli—a career panel, chats with NASA STEM experts, interactive science content, a scavenger hunt experience, trivia, downloadable resources, and more.

Register to join us here: https://nasa.6connex.us/event/NASAEDU/login

"We’re flying at least 10 new technologies that have never been flown before." #UnfoldTheUniverse NASA's James Webb Spac...
17/11/2021

"We’re flying at least 10 new technologies that have never been flown before." #UnfoldTheUniverse

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will study the formation of distant galaxies, NASA Exoplanets, and will help us better understand our own ☀️ system.

Program Director Greg Robinson joins us in our new 🎙️ episode: https://go.nasa.gov/3kKHkV0

"We’re flying at least 10 new technologies that have never been flown before." #UnfoldTheUniverse

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will study the formation of distant galaxies, NASA Exoplanets, and will help us better understand our own ☀️ system.

Program Director Greg Robinson joins us in our new 🎙️ episode: https://go.nasa.gov/3kKHkV0

NASA has finished months of meticulous work stacking and integrating the components of the NASA Artemis I mission that w...
15/11/2021

NASA has finished months of meticulous work stacking and integrating the components of the NASA Artemis I mission that will soon begin a bold, new era of space exploration.

Learn more in "Artemis I Undergoing Final Rounds of Testing" 👉 https://go.nasa.gov/3kEQJ0y

NASA has finished months of meticulous work stacking and integrating the components of the NASA Artemis I mission that will soon begin a bold, new era of space exploration.

Learn more in "Artemis I Undergoing Final Rounds of Testing" 👉 https://go.nasa.gov/3kEQJ0y

11/11/2021

Thank you, veterans 🇺🇸

In this image, Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad, the third human to walk on the Moon, holds the American flag at the Ocean of Storms landing site on November 19, 1969. Astronauts Alan Bean and Richard Gordon joined Conrad on the Apollo 12 mission, forming an all-Navy crew.

10/11/2021

Congratulations to our Landing and Recovery team members, who are now officially certified to recover NASA’s Orion Spacecraft after its trip around the Moon on Artemis I! 👏
More: go.nasa.gov/30i9lfH

09/11/2021

"The mission was so challenging in so many ways, what I least expected was for it to go smoothly."

Marc Rayman of our NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory joins the "Small Steps, Giant Leaps" podcast to discuss Dawn, the first and only spacecraft to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt. Listen (transcript included): https://go.nasa.gov/3k5XHvb

Photos from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems's post
08/11/2021

Photos from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems's post

STS-2 was #SpaceShuttle Columbia's 2nd flight, making it the 1st reusable spacecraft to ever return to space in 1981. Sk...
08/11/2021

STS-2 was #SpaceShuttle Columbia's 2nd flight, making it the 1st reusable spacecraft to ever return to space in 1981.

Skilled pilots Joe Engle and Richard Truly were on board.

Learn more in "This Month in NASA History: Columbia Returns to Space" 👉 https://go.nasa.gov/3ETODkV

STS-2 was #SpaceShuttle Columbia's 2nd flight, making it the 1st reusable spacecraft to ever return to space in 1981.

Skilled pilots Joe Engle and Richard Truly were on board.

Learn more in "This Month in NASA History: Columbia Returns to Space" 👉 https://go.nasa.gov/3ETODkV

05/11/2021

🛰️ NASA's newest X-ray astronomy mission, Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), is scheduled to launch from here at Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 9! This will be our first satellite mission dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources: https://go.nasa.gov/3bGyfHT

04/11/2021

Can we move an asteroid by intentionally crashing a spacecraft into it?

Later this month, our DART mission is scheduled to blast off towards the asteroid Didymos and its moonlet Dimorphos, which DART will collide with as a test of our planetary defense technology. Neither asteroid poses a threat to Earth.

Interested in learning more? Tune in tomorrow, Nov. 4, for a mission sneak preview from our DART experts: https://go.nasa.gov/3GKxufz

In our NEW 🎙 ep, "Dawn Mission", we discuss:⚡️ How ion propulsion made the mission possible🛰 What the #DawnMission revea...
03/11/2021

In our NEW 🎙 ep, "Dawn Mission", we discuss:

⚡️ How ion propulsion made the mission possible
🛰 What the #DawnMission revealed
🤝 How the team overcame daunting challenges to achieve mission success

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Marc Rayman joins us.

Listen today!: http://go.nasa.gov/3nVy7KA

In our NEW 🎙 ep, "Dawn Mission", we discuss:

⚡️ How ion propulsion made the mission possible
🛰 What the #DawnMission revealed
🤝 How the team overcame daunting challenges to achieve mission success

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Marc Rayman joins us.

Listen today!: http://go.nasa.gov/3nVy7KA

03/11/2021
Podcast Episode 72: Dawn Mission

✨🛰️ Marc Rayman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discusses the legacy of the #DawnMission to Vesta and Ceres–2 most massive bodies in the main asteroid belt.

How did these diverse worlds offer scientific snapshots of the early solar system? NASA Solar System Exploration

More in our NEW 🎙️ ep: https://go.nasa.gov/3nVy7KA

Timeline Photos
02/11/2021

Timeline Photos

To #UnfoldTheUniverse, the James Webb Space Telescope must first unfold itself in space.

In the 29 days following launch, thousands of parts must work correctly in sequence. We’ve never done any of this before, and there are no second chances. Two decades of work by thousands of people around the world all comes down to this.

Learn more about what is ahead for #NASAWebb in the days leading up to, and after liftoff here: https://go.nasa.gov/3k1rpS9

Timeline Photos
28/10/2021

Timeline Photos

It's a season of launches! We've already watched Landsat 9 and Lucy successfully take off and are looking forward to more -- including the James Webb Space Telescope slated for December. Many of our team members at the IV&V Program have played a role in these missions. To see all of our current projects, visit our website: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ivv/services/ivvprojects_current.html

27/10/2021

Help us train Mars rovers. 🤖
AI can change how we study the universe, but the machine learning algorithms require human training. The AI4Mars project asks YOU to label features of scientific interest in imagery taken by NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover to help future exploration. go.nasa.gov/2ZAnTXE

"As designers, we always want to make sure that we have redundancy, not only to meet our requirements, but to ensure cre...
27/10/2021

"As designers, we always want to make sure that we have redundancy, not only to meet our requirements, but to ensure crew safety and mission success."

NASA's Kennedy Space Center's LRS Lead Engineer Damion Lucas discusses end-to-end redundancy analysis: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/2ZtJUas

"As designers, we always want to make sure that we have redundancy, not only to meet our requirements, but to ensure crew safety and mission success."

NASA's Kennedy Space Center's LRS Lead Engineer Damion Lucas discusses end-to-end redundancy analysis: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/2ZtJUas

🛰 The #LucyMission spacecraft will accomplish an ambitious trajectory—traveling nearly 4 billion miles in 12 years and w...
26/10/2021

🛰 The #LucyMission spacecraft will accomplish an ambitious trajectory—traveling nearly 4 billion miles in 12 years and will provide knowledge about the early solar system. NASA Solar System Exploration

Find out more in "Pioneering Spacecraft Bound for Jupiter #TrojanAsteroids".

🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/314LWi0

🛰 The #LucyMission spacecraft will accomplish an ambitious trajectory—traveling nearly 4 billion miles in 12 years and will provide knowledge about the early solar system. NASA Solar System Exploration

Find out more in "Pioneering Spacecraft Bound for Jupiter #TrojanAsteroids".

🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/314LWi0

📚 Chief Knowledge Officer Kevin Rivers discusses knowledge sharing at NASA Langley Research Center. "In my opinion, no g...
25/10/2021

📚 Chief Knowledge Officer Kevin Rivers discusses knowledge sharing at NASA Langley Research Center.

"In my opinion, no great idea came from just one person who was operating with the knowledge that they held within their own brain."

Read full interview: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3EhAPjQ

📚 Chief Knowledge Officer Kevin Rivers discusses knowledge sharing at NASA Langley Research Center.

"In my opinion, no great idea came from just one person who was operating with the knowledge that they held within their own brain."

Read full interview: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3EhAPjQ

Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post
22/10/2021

Photos from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's post

Stacking Operations for Artemis I Mission Nearing Completion – Artemis
21/10/2021
Stacking Operations for Artemis I Mission Nearing Completion – Artemis

Stacking Operations for Artemis I Mission Nearing Completion – Artemis

Stacking Operations for Artemis I Mission Nearing Completion Photo Credit: Frank Michaux Teams with Exploration Ground Systems successfully lifted the Orion Spacecraft for the Artemis I mission inside the Vehicle Assembly Building on Oct. 20, 2021. Teams attached the spacecraft to one of the five ov...

✨ An oxygen generator on Mars was the stuff of science fiction – until this year. Meet #MOXIE – a technology demonstrati...
20/10/2021

✨ An oxygen generator on Mars was the stuff of science fiction – until this year. Meet #MOXIE – a technology demonstration aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover that is generating oxygen from CO2.

Mike Hecht, Principal Investigator, joins our discussion in our new 🎙 ep: https://go.nasa.gov/3DV4xv5

✨ An oxygen generator on Mars was the stuff of science fiction – until this year. Meet #MOXIE – a technology demonstration aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover that is generating oxygen from CO2.

Mike Hecht, Principal Investigator, joins our discussion in our new 🎙 ep: https://go.nasa.gov/3DV4xv5

On July 16, 2013, what started out as a normal #spacewalk turned into a life-threatening situation for Italian astronaut...
19/10/2021

On July 16, 2013, what started out as a normal #spacewalk turned into a life-threatening situation for Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano when his helmet began filling up with water.

What happened next? What were the lessons learned?

Find out more: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3DYeBTR

On July 16, 2013, what started out as a normal #spacewalk turned into a life-threatening situation for Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano when his helmet began filling up with water.

What happened next? What were the lessons learned?

Find out more: 🔗 https://go.nasa.gov/3DYeBTR

Photos from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems's post
18/10/2021

Photos from NASA's Exploration Ground Systems's post

16/10/2021
Podcast Episode 70: Lucy Mission

Congrats on the successful launch and deployment of solar panels, #LucyMission! Your space journey is just beginning 🛰️

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