Biden is committed to NASA’s Artemis program for the moon and beyond

President Biden is committed to NASA’s multilateral mission to return to the moon and send astronauts to Mars. “Through the Artemis program, the United States is building the broadest and most diverse international human space exploration coalition in history,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in November 2022. The Artemis program aims to land the ... Read More»

How NASA helps fight cancer

One benefit of scientific research is how expanding knowledge in one area leads to breakthroughs in another. In the United States, research designed to protect astronauts from radiation exposure in space is helping to fight cancer on Earth. An astronaut working on the International Space Station for six months faces as much radiation as 1,000 ... Read More»

International Cooperation in NASA’s Artemis I Program

NASA’s Artemis program is inspiring the world as it seeks to land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon and conduct a historic first crewed mission to Mars. The Artemis program, comprising a series of robotic and crewed science and exploration missions, is intended to be the broadest and most diverse ... Read More»

NASA Webb telescope poised to reveal space mysteries

A NASA telescope began a space mission that will enable astronomers to study distant galaxies previously imagined only in science fiction. Scientists anticipate that the James Webb Space Telescope, launched on December 25, will reveal new insights about the origins of the universe. The telescope is equipped to examine the solar system in detail and ... Read More»

NASA readies its best asteroid punch

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster, but it’s real. NASA scientists will soon launch a mission to change the course of a distant asteroid in a test of technology that could one day save planet Earth from disaster. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spaceship could launch as early as July. It ... Read More»

Biden is committed to NASA’s Artemis program for the moon and beyond

President Biden is committed to NASA’s multilateral mission to return to the moon and send astronauts to Mars. “Through the Artemis program, the United States government will work with industry and international partners to send astronauts to the surface of the moon,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said February 4, announcing the Biden administration’s ... Read More»

Who names NASA’s Mars rovers?

When NASA engineers need a name for a robotic Mars “rover,” they know where to find creativity. They turn to America’s young people. More than 28,000 students — from kindergarten through 12th grade — submitted names for the rover that landed on Mars last month. It was Alex Mather, a Virginia seventh-grader, who won the ... Read More»

How NASA fights climate change from space

The U.S. agency that explores outer space is aiding the global fight against climate change. With more than two dozen satellites and other measuring tools, NASA collects massive amounts of environmental data on everything from air pollution to global temperatures. Scientists use that information to better understand climate change and how to slow it. Read More»

The scientist who helped NASA catch an asteroid

Among those behind one of NASA’s greatest feats of science — collecting samples from a moving asteroid — is a Venezuelan-American immigrant who came to the United States to realize a lifelong dream. This past October, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft took a sample from the asteroid Bennu, the smallest ... Read More»

NASA Administrator Signs Declaration of Intent with Italy on Artemis Cooperation

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, representing the United States government, signed a joint statement of intent with Italian Undersecretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Riccardo Fraccaro, representing the Italian government, articulating strong mutual interest between the two countries in pursuing Italian contributions to lunar exploration activities as part of NASA’s Artemis Program. The signing took ... Read More»

NASA Space Apps Challenge in Vicenza

The first edition of Space Apps in northern Italy, in Vicenza, was a smashing success, with 164 participants and 18 teams. Participants included students from local high school, including a group of students from the American high school hosted at the U.S. Army base at Caserma Ederle, who worked with their Italian colleagues to tackle ... Read More»

NASA Space Apps Vicenza Kick-Off

Local and regional media attended the event and generated positive coverage of the initiative, brought to Vicenza for the first time ever and organized by the U.S. Consulate General Milan with a pool of local sponsors: the City of Vicenza, the local SMEs association Confartigianato Vicenza, and the University of Vicenza. The event was also ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador John Phillips at the opening of NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016

[...] Collaboration is definitely the key word for this event that brings together people and ideas in Rome, Naples and in more than 170 other cities around the world. Ever since NASA launched this challenge in 2012, the emphasis has been on teamwork and sharing knowledge, valuable lessons we hope participants will gain from this ... Read More»
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