• A section of sunshield material

    Umbrella on the Shores of the Universe

    03.21.11 - The Webb telescope has a unique sunshield allowing the instruments beneath to see far into the universe.

  • The Goddard centrifuge

    Webb Space Telescope's 'Chassis' Takes a Spin

    03.08.11 - The centrifuge at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. will spin the ISIM while engineers monitor it's progress to ensure it can survive a launch.

  • Glowing red light from High Emissivity Aluminiferous Luminescent Substrate, or HEALS technology, has been proven to aid in the healing of human wounds, burns, diabetic skin ulcers and oral mucositis.

    Reducing Cancer Patients Painful Side Effects

    03.03.11 - A NASA technology developed for plant growth experiments in space has successfully eased painful side effects of cancer treatment.

  • The robotic lander during strapdown testing. This phase of tests allows the engineering team to fully check out the integrated lander prototype before moving to more complex free flight tests.

    New Robotic Lander Tested at Historic Test Site

    03.03.11 - Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center began the first phase of integrated system tests on a new robotic lander prototype.

  • O/OREOS nanosatellite

    NASA Nanosatellite Celebrates 100 Days In Space Studying Life

    03.02.11 - More than one hundred days ago, on Nov. 19, 2010, NASA sent a small satellite about the size of a loaf of bread on an important mission to answer astrobiology’s fundamental questions about the origin, evolution and distribution of life in the universe.

  • A massive test article moves into location at the Marshall Center Engineering Test Laboratory in preparation for a Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor test.

    The World's Largest Can Crusher Test

    02.25.11 - NASA engineers will "crush" a huge aluminum-lithium rocket fuel tank to help develop light-weight, safe and sturdy "skins" for future launch vehicles.

  • Participants in NASA Ames' Tweetup.

    They Came. They Saw. They Tweeted.

    02.18.11 - On Feb. 11, 2011, a group of 57 avid space enthusiasts received a rare “behind-the-scenes” glimpse at NASA’s Ames Research Center and then instantly shared their adventure with the world.

  • Bruce Banks supporting the Space Environment and Experiments branch in the lab

    Out of Thin Air

    02.17.11 - NASA researchers are investigating ways that atomic oxygen can be used to make positive contributions to life on Earth, including in the biomedical realm.

  • NASA Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

    NASA Announces Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

    NASA announced Monday an $18.7 billion budget request for fiscal year 2012 that supports a reinvigorated path of innovation, technological development and scientific discovery.

  • Robonaut

    Robonaut 2 To Make Television Debut on Super Bowl Sunday

    02.04.11 - Robonaut 2, NASA's dexterous humanoid robot, will make its television debut on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.