NASA’s Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

Artemis 1 rocket beside Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA

NASA’s ambitious Artemis 1 moon mission is go to return to the pad, one last time, ahead of launch. The Artemis 1 stack will make the roughly 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) journey from Kennedy Space Center’s Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Complex 39B on Aug. 18, NASA confirmed on Friday (Aug. 5). The rollout will keep … Read more

Florida braces for crowds for NASA’s Artemis 1 moon mission launch

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They’re coming. Tourism officials in Florida’s Space Coast are expecting a massive influx of tourists for the upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission, the first launch for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. The “Space Coast” is a term given to the region of Florida where both Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station … Read more

NASA’s mineral dust detector starts gathering data

This image shows the first measurements taken by EMIT on July 27, 2022, as it passed over Western Australia. The image at the front of the cube shows a mix of materials in Western Australia, including exposed soil (brown), vegetation (dark green), agricultural fields (light green), a small river, and clouds. The rainbow colors extending … Read more

X-59: NASA’s quest to build a ‘quiet’ supersonic plane

(CNN) — If you’ve heard a sonic boom recently, you probably remember it. The loud, explosion-like bang — caused by a plane flying faster than the speed of sound — can be startling, and even crack windows. Sonic booms are part of the reason why there are no supersonic passenger planes flying today, and one … Read more