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NASA to Begin High-Voltage Ground Testing on All-Electric X-57

NASA is set to start high-voltage functional ground testing of the agency’s first all-electric X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell, which will perform flights to help develop certification standards for emerging electric aircraft. NASA is also supporting these new electric aircraft by developing quiet, efficient, reliable technology these vehicles will need February 25, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/2PdlAV6 via IFTTT

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gives High-Definition Panoramic View of Landing Site

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover got its first high-definition look around its new home in Jezero Crater on Feb. 21, after rotating its mast, or “head,” 360 degrees, allowing the rover’s Mastcam-Z instrument to capture its first panorama after touching down on the Red Planet on Feb 18. February 24, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3kjQtTf via IFTTT

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Provides Front-Row Seat to Landing, First Audio Recording of Red Planet

New video from NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover chronicles major milestones during the final minutes of its entry, descent, and landing (EDL) on the Red Planet on Feb. 18 as the spacecraft plummeted, parachuted, and rocketed toward the surface of Mars. February 22, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3aL2gHb via IFTTT

NASA to Reveal New Video, Images from Mars Perseverance Rover

NASA will hold a virtual briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) today to unveil the “How to Land on Mars” video, which will present first-of-its-kind footage the Perseverance rover captured as it touched down on the Red Planet Feb. 18. The agency also will show new images the rover took on the Martian surface. February 22, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/2NkDrsJ via IFTTT

NASA Science, Cargo Launches on 15th Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission to Space Station

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is en route to the International Space Station with approximately 8,000 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. About three hours after launch, the spacecraft’s solar arrays successfully deployed to collect su February 20, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/2M89zyX via IFTTT

NASA Awards Consolidated Program Support Services Contract

NASA has awarded the Consolidated Program Support Services Project Coordination contract to Barrios Technology Ltd. of Houston to provide project coordination services at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with the potential to provide these services to other NASA centers. February 16, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3s15yfa via IFTTT

NASA Invites Media to Prelaunch, Launch Activities for Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2

Media accreditation now is open for prelaunch and launch activities for NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station, the second uncrewed flight test of the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. February 03, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3oGNLYp via IFTTT

NASA Announces New Role of Senior Climate Advisor

In an effort to ensure effective fulfillment of the Biden Administration’s climate science objectives for NASA, the agency has established a new position of senior climate advisor and selected Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Science in New York, to serve in the role in an acting capacity. February 03, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3pKjFov via IFTTT

NASA Names Leaders to Key Agency Roles

NASA has named appointees for senior agency positions. Bhavya Lal joins the agency as acting chief of staff, Phillip Thompson will serve as White House liaison, Alicia Brown will serve as associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Marc Etkind will serve as associate administrator for the agency’s Office February 01, 2021 from NASA https://ift.tt/3als8I9 via IFTTT