‘Smoke and fire’ rise over Utah Salt Flats as student rockets soar

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With the success of the Apollo program, NASA delivered great progress in the fields of rocketry and aeronautics, as well as the fields of civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Lesser known accomplishments are some of the many spinoffs that came from the Apollo program—partnerships created between NASA and industry to commercialize the technologies developed for …

  Four pages of activities and information from NASA exploring the upcoming role of Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) in manned space exploration beyond low Earth orbit (LEO). These pages are available from NASA and geared toward students and educators of grades K-12.   This article appeared in the 1st issue of RocketSTEM …

Shown here is a 50-light-year-wide view of the central region of the Carina Nebula where a maelstrom of star birth — and death — is taking place within the Milky Way Galaxy. This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope along with ground-based observations. …

Host a conversation with crewmembers aboard the ISS NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, contact between May 1 and Nov 1, 2013. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that …