Tag Archives: Johnson Space Center

NASA Receives Full-Scale Mockup of Blue Origin-Led National Team’s Human Landing System

National Team HLS mockup

A Blue Origin-led team has handed over to NASA an engineering mockup of a human landing system that could bring astronauts to the lunar surface. Blue Origin was one of the three prime contractors tapped by NASA in late April to develop a landing platform in support of the agency’s Artemis moon mission in 2024 and the company said Thursday that it works with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper as part of the HLS National Team.

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NASA Awards $608M Base Operations and Spaceport Services Contract to PAE-KBR

NASA has awarded a two-year, Base Operations and Spaceport Services contract to the joint venture PAE-SGT Partners LLC, known as PSP, with a potential value of $608.7 million to provide support services at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, KBR announced on Monday. The contact has three two-year options after the initial two years.

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Virgin Galactic Conducts Second ‘SpaceShipTwo’ Suborbital Test Flight

Virgin Galactic launched its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft on Friday carrying four NASA-supported research payloads into suborbital space. NASA said Saturday the payloads aboard the second test flight are the Microgravity Multi-Phase Flow Experiment for Suborbital Testing from the agency’s Johnson Space Center; Vibration Isolation Platform from Controlled Dynamics; Collisions into Dust Experiment from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and Electromagnetic Field Measurements from Johns Hopkins University.

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NASA, Blue Origin Partner to Leverage Moon Landing Technologies; Kim Cannon Quoted

NASA’s Langley Research Center has partnered with Blue Origin through a Tipping Point solicitation to leverage sensor suites for lunar landing missions. The space agency said Friday the effort will integrate and test Langley’s Navigation Doppler Lidar technology, Terrain Relative Navigation and altimetry sensors aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard vertical …

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Engility Joins Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies’ NASA Mission Systems Support Team

Engility has joined a Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies-led industry team that will support operations at NASA‘s Houston-based human spaceflight hub under a potential eight-year, $1.12 billion contract. The Mission Systems Operations Contract covers administrative, technical and managerial services for the NASA Flight Operations Directorate’s systems that support multiple spaceflight programs, Engility said Tuesday. Those programs …

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NASA Extends Teledyne’s ISS Ground Operations Center Support Contract

A Teledyne Technologies subsidiary has received a contract extension to provide ground operations support for the International Space Station through NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and Johnson Space Center. The company said Tuesday Teledyne Brown Engineering will continue to help the agency prepare missions, train crew and flight controllers crew and manage spaceflight operations …

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