NASA’s sun-kissing Parker Solar Probe finds the source of the “fast” solar wind.

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NASA’s Parker Solar probe, which touches the sun, flew close enough to our star to pick out the finer details of the solar wind, including its origin, the “coronal holes” in the solar atmosphere. Armed with this information, scientists may now be able to predict better solar storms which can overload dawns on our planet, … Read more

NASA’s Psyche Asteroid Mission Returns to Star Trail Extraordinary Turnaround Amazes Review Board

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An independent review panel has given a positive assessment of efforts by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Caltech to get the Psyche mission back on track for an October 2023 launch. This follows a delay in the 2022 mission launch to a metal-rich asteroid. due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other … Read more

NASA’s moon commander likes to do the ‘impossible’ – WTOP News

NASA's moon commander likes to do the 'impossible' - WTOP News

“Would I have ever thought about boarding a NASA rocket to the moon?” said Reid Wiseman, commander of the Artemis II mission to the moon, with a laugh. “Absolutely not; it wasn’t in my wildest imagination.” NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman has always loved going fast. “When I was a kid, I wanted to ride trains,” … Read more

NASA’s heavy metal Psyche asteroid journey is set for October

NASA's heavy metal Psyche asteroid journey is set for October

NASA is on track to launch its mission to asteroid Psyche later this year in October, after correcting several project management issues that led to its initial delay. Psyche was originally scheduled to launch in August 2022 and cost about $1 billion, but was pushed back when engineers delivered flight guidance, navigation and control (GNC) … Read more

NASA’s Psyche mission is back on track for October launch

NASA's Psyche mission is back on track for October launch

WASHINGTON An independent review concluded that NASA’s Psyche asteroid mission was back on track for a launch this October after software problems, exacerbated by institutional issues at JPL, delayed its launch last year. NASA released an Independent Review Board (IRB) report commissioned by the agency last year on June 5 after Psyche missed two launch … Read more

NASA’s Mars Helicopter is somehow still flying and playing hide and seek

NASA's Mars Helicopter is somehow still flying and playing hide and seek

For about a week in April, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory anxiously searched for signs of life on Mars. Lost somewhere in the rolling terrain of a Martian river was Ingenuity, the diminutive and surprisingly rugged helicopter that had just completed its 49th flight to the Red Planet. The team searched every day for … Read more