Space Station Crew Gets Ready for Spacewalk and Dragon Departure

Cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov is pictured during a space flight on September 3, 2021, initially wearing a Russian Nauka versatile lab module. Credit: NASA The crew of Expedition 66 is preparing for a space flight on Wednesday while packing a US refueling ship for its departure on Friday. Meanwhile, the International Space Station conducted a pair … Read more

Is Texas’s grid ready for the next big winter storm?

In February of last year, Uri, also known as the 2021 North American winter storm, brought temperatures below freezing to a typically mild US south. The unconscious rolling blasts caused by the weather, but in some areas, utilities including heat and water have closed to millions of residents throughout Texas. In some lower-income communities throughout … Read more

NASA getting SLS megarockets ready for crewed moon missions

The giant rockets that will transport NASA astronauts to the moon a few years from now are really starting to come together. In a brief status update posted Tuesday (Jan. 11), NASA officials wrote that the agency and its manufacturing partners have made “major progress” on the formation of a Space Launch System (SLS) rocket … Read more

NASA’s New IXPE Mission Opens Its Eyes and Is Ready for Discovery!

An artist’s representation of IXPE in Earth’s orbit. Credit: NASA NASAlatest X-ray eyes open and ready for discovery! After spending just over a month in space, the X-ray Imaging X-ray Polarimetry (IXPE) Examiner is working and already zeroing in on some of the hottest, most energetic objects in the universe. A joint effort between NASA … Read more