NASA has selected 21 more space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft.
06.26.2013 - On Wednesday, June 26, NASA’s newest mission, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph or IRIS, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. IRIS will take flight using a Pegasus XL rocket, carried aloft by an Orbital Sciences L-1011 aircraft from Vandenberg. This exciting launch will broadcast live at the NASA Ames Visitor Center at NASA’s Ames Research Center.
06.07.2013 - The Kepler spacecraft remains in its Point Rest State (PRS) and is operating well in this mode.
06.06.13 - Airborne and satellite mission over southern U.S. this summer to study how pollution and natural emissions affect atmospheric composition and climate.
06.04.13 - NASA's next scientific satellite, which is scheduled for launch June 26, will provide the most detailed look ever at the sun's lower atmosphere.
06.04.13 - The NASA Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) arrived today at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility to begin final processing for its trip to the moon later this year.
05.31.2013 - On May 28, 2013, NASA's Kepler mission delivered new data to the NASA Exoplanet Archive.
05.29.2013 - Reporters are invited to interview IRIS team members from NASA Ames and view a live televised news briefing broadcast June 4, 2013.
05.22.2013 - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will join more than 500 world-renowned researchers and scientists May 23, 2013, to release a call to action on climate change.
05.21.2013 - Following the apparent failure of reaction wheel 4, engineers were successful at transitioning the spacecraft to Point Rest State.
05.20.2013 - NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit Ames on May 24 to view PhoneSat and 3D printing demonstrations, and to meet with local news media.
05.15.2013 - At our semi-weekly contact on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, we found the Kepler spacecraft once again in safe mode.
05.15.2013 - NASA will host a news teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT, today, May 15, to discuss the status of the agency's Kepler Space Telescope.
05.15.2013 - Nanosatellites now have their own mass transit to catch rides to space and perform experiments in microgravity.
05.14.2013 - Scientists now have the capability to systematically investigate the molecular evolution of cosmic carbon.
05.09.2013 - During a scheduled contact, engineers discovered Kepler was in a self-protective mode. The spacecraft returned to science data collection on May 6.
05.06.13 - Abegael Jakey, pilot and NASA aviation safety advocate, just flew with the Blue Angels. What did you do today?
05.02.2013 - For about one week, engineers at NASA Ames and ham radio operators worldwide reconstructed an image of Earth.
04.30.13 - Robert Carvalho is one of two flight controllers for the IRIS mission, and is helping design, develop and integrate flight controller software tools.
04.30.2013 - NASA's LADEE Observatory recently completed the Thermal-Vacuum phase of environmental testing at NASA's Ames Research Center.