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July 18, 2011

NASA Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Large Asteroid

Dawn Began Vesta Encounter Friday

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has begun a prolonged encounter with the asteroid Vesta, making the mission the first to enter orbit around a main-belt asteroid.

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NASA Internship Exposes Teachers To Aerospace Engineering

High School Educators Will Work With Agency's Technical Staff

An innovative summer internship program will give 42 U.S. middle and high school teachers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with NASA's latest aerospace engineering technologies while working closely with agency technical mentors.

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NASA Releases Book About Psychology Of Human Spaceflight

Examines What Factors Affect Astronauts During Long Duration Space Flights

NASA's History Program Office is releasing a new book that examines the different psychological factors that affect astronauts during space travel, especially long-duration missions.

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Aero-TV: The End Of An Era -- Atlantis' Final Voyage

We Were There to Cheer on STS-1... And To Bid STS-135 A Fond Farewell

Is it really all about to be over and done with? It was just over 30 years ago that saw a much younger, leaner and far less grey Jim Campbell in attendance for the maiden flight of the Space Shuttle. Now, three decades later, its hard to believe that our final sight of the lift-off of Atlantis is the last we will ever envision of such a magnificent rocket powered flying machine.

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NASA Announces Winners Of Space Flight Awareness Award

Civil Servants And Contractors Recognized For Their Contributions To Flight Safety

NASA's Space Flight Awareness Program recognized 143 civil servants and contractors for their outstanding support of human spaceflight. The awardees work at NASA facilities across the country and represent 15 states.

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