News Archive / Author: Joe Latrell
Joe Latrell is a life-long avid space enthusiast having created his own rocket company in Roswell, NM in addition to other consumer space endeavors. He continues to design, build and launch his own rockets and has a passion to see the next generation excited about the opportunities of space exploration. Joe lends his experiences from the corporate and small business arenas to organizations such as Teachers In Space, Inc. He is also actively engaged in his church investing his many skills to assist this and other non-profit endeavors.
Articles By Joe Latrell
Bridenstine selects new director of Goddard Space Flight CenterAugust 1st, 2019
Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been assigned a new acting director by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine as the previous head of the Center has opted to move on.
Challenges and triumphs mark TESS’ first year on orbitJuly 30th, 2019
NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) recently celebrated one year of operational status with the discovery of one of the smallest exoplanets found to date. For those working on the project, its discoveries are just a small part of the mission's success.
Proof of Apollo 11 landing hard as ‘rock’July 15th, 2019
JOHNSON SPACE CENTER, Texas -- When asked why they believe the Apollo 11 Moon landings were faked, conspiracy theorists point to the lack of stars in the photos taken by the astronauts, incongruous shadows and other bits of data from that mission. Some evidence that counters their claims isn't so fragile, in fact - it's written in stone.
Mars 2020 spacecraft tested for flight, rover gets camerasJune 13th, 2019
Leading up to a planned July 2020 launch date, NASA’s latest mission to Mars is currently undergoing testing. Both the spacecraft and its rover payload have been tested and have been equipped with new equipment in preparation for flight.
May the 4th be with you: SpaceX CRS-17 Dragon launches to ISSMay 4th, 2019
Supplies are on their way to the International Space Station after SpaceX successfully launched its CRS-17 Dragon cargo resupply mission to the outpost.
Dragon to send science, supplies to ISS in early-morning launchApril 29th, 2019
SpaceX is set for another cargo Dragon flight to the International Space Station, sending food, supplies and experiments slated for Expeditions 59 and 60.
Astronaut Owen K. Garriott passes away aged 88April 15th, 2019
Skylab and Space Shuttle veteran Owen K. Garriott died Monday at age 88 in his home in Huntsville Alabama. The news was released by Garriott’s family to the Association of Space Explorers.
SpaceIL’s Beresheet now in lunar orbitApril 5th, 2019
After firing its engines for six minutes, the Beresheet Moon lander transitioned from a highly-elliptical Earth orbit to a new lunar orbit.
Arianespace successfully launches OneWeb satellites to orbitFebruary 27th, 2019
Despite concerns over about Soyuz launcher, Arianespace successfully placed the first six satellites of OneWeb's broadband constellation into orbit.
ULA tapped to begin NASA mission to Jupiter’s trojan asteroidsFebruary 2nd, 2019
NASA's Launch Services Program announced Feb. 1 that the agency's Lucy asteroid mission would be sent to space using an Atlas V rocket.
Rocket Lab fields an array of NASA CubeSats on its latest successDecember 16th, 2018
Rocket Lab successfully launched another Electron rocket from its private launch complex in Mahia, New Zealand. The rocket vaulted from the pad at 06:33 UTC (19:33 NZDT) carrying 10 CubeSats for NASA as part of the agency's ELaNa 19 mission.
Arianespace launches two geosynchronous satellites to orbitDecember 4th, 2018
Arianespace successfully launched flight VA246 carrying geosynchronous satellites for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) from its facility in French Guiana.
Orion’s European Service Module makes its debut at Kennedy Space CenterOctober 27th, 2018
NASA's Exploration Mission 1 is just over the horizon, but it wouldn't be able to fly to the Moon without a critical component developed from a surprising source.
Lockheed martin unveils reusable lander to pair with Lunar GatewayOctober 4th, 2018
Lockheed Martin has proposed a reusable lunar lander that could reignite exploration of the surface of the Moon by humans.
Astrobotic spins out CubeRover, opens offices in LuxembourgOctober 2nd, 2018
CubeRover is eyeing the use of a small rover for lunar exploration. In the case of exploring the Moon, is smaller really better?