Managing the Human Landing Systems program that will land #Artemis astronauts on the Moon is an extraordinary task that requires extraordinary vision. That's why @NASA_Marshall veteran engineer Dr. Lisa Watson-Morgan is leading it.
NEWS: @NASA_Marshall will be the lead @nasa center for human lunar landing systems - a critical component of infrastructure to return to the Moon, along with @NASA_SLS, @NASA_Orion and the Gateway. Learn more about this #Artemis announcement: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-marshall-to-lead-artemis-program-s-human-lunar-lander-development/
It's been a busy week on @Space_Station prepping for our upcoming #spacewalk! @AstroDrewMorgan & I will assist in the installation of International Docking Adapter-3, which will provide a 2nd docking port to station for the future arrivals of @Commercial_Crew spacecraft.
This rounded object isn't something seen through a microscope. Instead, it's a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an aging star and seen by the @NASAHubble telescope. The star is visible in the orb's center, shining through the gases it formerly held: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2019/hubble-s-portrait-of-star-s-gaseous-glow?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72158838
After spending more than 50 years supporting @nasa's human spaceflight programs, the Vehicle Assembly Building is getting its first commercial tenant.
@northropgrumman will assemble and test its new OmegA rocket inside the massive facility : https://blogs.nasa.gov/kennedy/2019/08/16/northrop-grumman-becomes-first-commercial-partner-to-use-vab/
Images from our @NASAFermi space telescope are a reminder that astronauts on the Moon will need to withstand gamma radiation on the lunar surface. See how these observations are helping us prepare for a sustainable lunar presence w/ our #Artemis missions: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/moon-glows-brighter-than-sun-in-images-from-nasas-fermi?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72118713
I think we’re going to need a taller spacesuit! Thanks for visiting, @blakegriffin23. From astronaut training to discussing our #Artemis plans to go forward to the Moon, we’re glad we could share our space with you!
#DidYouKnow: There have been more than 200 spacewalks to assemble, maintain & make upgrades to the @Space_Station. Tune in starting at 2pm ET tomorrow for a preview of the tasks that will be completed during a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk. Details: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-tv-to-air-us-spacewalk-briefing-on-space-station-docking-port-install/?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72118668
We are going! And there's an opportunity for #Undergrads to design devices that @NASA_Astronauts may use on future #Artemis missions. Learn more about the 2020 #MicrogNExT challenge → https://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov/about-micro-g-next.cfm
By focusing on SmallSats and capitalizing on the cost savings of sharing a launch, we can test and advance cutting-edge technologies at a reasonable price. Learn more about this @NASASun science news: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-proposals-to-demonstrate-smallsat-technologies-to-study-interplanetary https://twitter.com/NASASun/status/1162096159252520961
Small satellites to study space weather: We've selected two proposals to demo cutting-edge technologies to improve observations in deep space. One will share a ride on the launch of a @NASASun mission studying the boundary of the heliosphere. Details: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-proposals-to-demonstrate-smallsat-technologies-to-study-interplanetary?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72118542
Thanks to a joint effort with @NOAA, our scientists are studying the composition & chemistry of atmospheric smoke to better understand its impact on air quality and climate. Find out what we’ve learned from flying through ‘fire clouds’ such as these: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145446/flying-through-a-fire-cloud?utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=NASA&utm_campaign=NASASocial&linkId=72113424
He’s got game even when it comes to getting in and out of our #Starliner spacecraft trainer at @NASA_Johnson. At 6 feet 10 inches, @BlakeGriffin23 has boldly gone where few basketball players have gone before.
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