Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spaceplane. Image Credit: NASA

Sierra Nevada Corporation Protests NASA Commercial Crew Award

Update: According to a statement released on NASA’s website, “Pursuant to the GAO protest, NASA instructed Boeing and SpaceX to suspend performance of the contracts. ” The Sierra Nevada Corporation has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office against NASA over contract the company was vying for that the agency awarded to Boeing and […]
Image credit: NASA / Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado

MAVEN Spacecraft Returns First Images Of Mars

NASA’s latest Mars mission made its first observations of the upper atmosphere of the Mars just hours after entering orbit around the Red Planet. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft, or MAVEN, captured these false-color images of Mars in three ultraviolet wavelengths using its Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph instrument eight hours after orbital insertion. MAVEN […]
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John Young: The Legendary Astronaut

Over the course of NASA’s history, few have had the same impact that astronaut John Young has had. With a career spanning more than four decades, Young participated in three of NASA’s human spaceflight programs; Project Gemini, Project Apollo and the Space Shuttle Program. He became the ninth man to walk on the Moon, played […]