NASA is joining with Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to operate a new institute charged with researching and developing innovative approaches to reduce risks to humans on long-duration exploration missions, including NASA’s Journey to Mars.
Read more here:: NASA Establishes Institute to Explore New Ways to Protect Astronauts
Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted the first search for atmospheres around temperate, Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system and found indications that increase the chances of habitability on two exoplanets.
Read more here:: NASA’s Hubble Telescope Makes First Atmospheric Study of Earth-Sized Exoplanets
NASA and Boeing will announce a Small Business Mentor-Protégé Program agreement Tuesday, July 26, at Boeing’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility (C3PF) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Read more here:: NASA, Industry Boost Opportunities for Small Businesses with Mentor-Protégé Agreement
NASA has selected five U.S. aerospace companies to conduct concept studies for a potential future Mars orbiter mission. Such a mission would continue key capabilities including telecommunications and global high-resolution imaging in support of the agency’s Journey to Mars.
Read more here:: NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
Climate experts from NASA will discuss recent trends in global temperatures and Arctic sea ice, as well as research now underway to better understand their impacts, during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 19.
Read more here:: NASA Scientists to Discuss 2016 Climate Trends, Impacts
Instruments to perform the first-ever DNA sequencing in space, and the first international docking adapter for commercial spacecraft, are among the cargo scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station after Monday’s launch of the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services-9 (CRS-9) mission.
Read more here:: NASA Sends Trailblazing Science, Cargo to International Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission
After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.
Read more here:: NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch
NASA will host a Facebook Live event at 1 p.m. EDT Friday, July 15, to talk about the science and technology aboard NASA’s next Mars rover, Mars 2020, and the significant step the agency is taking on its Journey to Mars, proceeding with final design and construction of the robotic explorer.
Read more here:: NASA to Discuss Next Mars Rover on Facebook Live
Media accreditation now is open for the launch of the next Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Read more here:: Next Space Station Cargo Launch From Virginia Targeted for August, NASA Opens Media Accreditation
NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have opened a new environmental monitoring program in West Africa that will enhance the role of space-based observations in the management of climate-sensitive issues facing the world today.
Read more here:: NASA, USAID Open Environmental Monitoring Hub in West Africa