11.12.08 - NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Rick Gilbrech announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the agency for a position in the private sector.
11.10.08 - NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has awarded a contract to ZIN Technologies Inc., of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, for the definition, design, fabrication, assembly, integration, test and operation of a broad array of space flight projects.
11.10.08 - NASA and ATK will conduct the first full-scale test fire of the motor for a new launch abort system.
11.04.08 - The first major flight hardware of the Ares I-X rocket has arrived in Florida.
10.28.08 - NASA will host a media teleconference Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m. EDT, to brief reporters about recent developments and ongoing progress in NASA's Constellation Program.
10.23.08 - NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has begun environmental testing in a thermal vacuum that simulates the harsh rigors of space.
10.22.08 - Media are invited to observe tests of NASA equipment and rover concepts that will demonstrate how astronauts might prospect for lunar resources and make their own oxygen for survival on the moon. The tests will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, starting at 9 a.m. HST outside Hilo, Hawaii.
10.17.08 - Nine teams with rocket-powered vehicles will compete during the 2008 Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge.
10.15.08 - NASA is practicing for future lunar road trips, and reporters are invited to observe the activities. The annual Desert RATS, or Research and Technology Studies, field test will be held in Arizona during October, and NASA will host a media day on Oct. 24.
09.30.08 - A new NASA contest challenges college-level students to design tools for moon rovers.
09.25.08 - NASA managers briefed industry representatives, members of academia and reporters Thursday about the agency's initial plans for the Ares V heavy-lift rocket and Altair lunar lander.
09.11.08 - Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have completed first-round testing of a critical motor for NASA's new Ares I rocket.
09.10.08 - NASA has taken a major step toward building the nation's next generation launch vehicle with Wednesday's successful completion of the Ares I rocket preliminary design review.
09.10.08 - NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale will deliver a keynote address at 8:45 a.m. EDT, Thursday, Sept 18, at Boston's Museum of Science to kick off next week's Future Forum.
09.10.08 - NASA astronauts will need power sources when they return to the moon and establish a lunar outpost. NASA engineers are exploring the possibility of nuclear fission to provide the necessary power and taking initial steps toward a non-nuclear technology demonstration of this type of system.
09.08.08 - NASA To Hold Briefing About Lunar Exploration Concepts And Plans
09.08.08 - NASA will host a teleconference Wednesday, Sept. 10, no earlier than 6 p.m. EDT, to discuss the conclusion of the Ares I rocket preliminary design review.
08.25.08 - Reporters will have a unique chance to experience lunar life, including driving across and touching a simulated moonscape, on Monday, Sept. 8, at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
08.18.08 - NASA will host a media teleconference on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, to discuss results and recommendations from the Ares I thrust oscillation focus team.
08.18.08 - Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have completed a series of tests on a key component of the J-2X engine. The J-2X powers the upper stage of the Ares I rocket, which will launch human explorers to the International Space Station and to the moon.