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News Archive / Tagged: Human Space Flight

  • The Orion Crew Module: A conversation with NASA’s Jason Hutt

    Scott JohnsonNovember 21st, 2022

    In the lead-up to the first Artemis 1 Space Launch System launch attempt, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to speak with a number of people involved in its design, construction, assembly, and flight. One of those people is Jason Hutt -- NASA's human-rating, systems engineering, and integration lead for the Orion crew module.

  • The European Service Module: A conversation with NASA’s Jim Withrow

    Scott JohnsonNovember 12th, 2022

    During the first Artemis 1 launch attempt, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to speak with Jim Withrow, NASA's deputy propulsion functional area manager for the European Service Module.

  • The People of Artemis: Jose Perez Morales

    Scott JohnsonJune 26th, 2022

    At the first rollout of NASA's Space Launch System rocket, Spaceflight Insider spoke with several people involved with the program -- The People of Artemis.

  • The people of Artemis: Brad McCain

    Scott JohnsonMay 12th, 2022

    Brad McCain is the vice president and deputy general manager for the Test and Operations Support Contract at Jacobs, the prime contractor for NASA's EGS.

  • The People of Artemis: Chris Cianciola, NASA Space Launch System deputy manager

    Scott JohnsonApril 23rd, 2022

    During the rollout of NASA's Artemis 1 Space Launch System moon rocket, Spaceflight Insider had the opportunity to speak with the SLS deputy manager.

  • The People of Artemis: Jeremy Parsons, NASA Exploration Ground Systems Deputy Manager

    Scott JohnsonApril 2nd, 2022

    During the rollout of NASA's Artemis 1 SLS rocket, Spaceflight Insider spoke with Exploration Ground Systems Deputy Program Manager Jeremy Parsons.

  • SLS Program Manager provides update on Artemis I

    Scott JohnsonMarch 11th, 2022

    NASA is working toward a March 17 rollout of its Artemis 1 Space Launch System rocket from Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly building in Florida for an early-April wet dress rehearsal at nearby Launch Complex 39B in anticipation of a summer 2022 launch.

  • Artemis I Space Launch System Rollout Delayed to January

    Scott JohnsonDecember 12th, 2021

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and SLS Program Manager John Honeycutt provide an update on Artemis 1 rollout, and RS-25 engine controller issue.

  • NASA leadership visits Marshall Space Flight Center

    Scott JohnsonDecember 6th, 2021

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson visited the Marshall Space Flight Center for an update on the center's contribution to the nation's space program.

  • NASA completes SLS core stage in preparation for Artemis 1 mission

    Curt GodwinDecember 10th, 2019

    Boeing completes milestone in 15-year-long effort to reignite crewed deep space missions.

  • Lockheed Martin provides details into use of Shuttle-era cargo pods for proposed cislunar habitat

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 8th, 2017

    Lockheed Martin was recently selected by NASA to build a full-scale prototype of a cislunar habitat. The development of the habitation module is part of the Phase II contract for the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) program.

  • Lockheed Martin announces plans to build prototype cislunar habitat

    Curt GodwinJuly 26th, 2017

    Though NewSpace companies may garner the lion's share of headlines when it comes to reusing flight hardware, there are members of the industry's old guard who are keen to show that reusability isn't a skill held solely by the newcomers.

  • Super Guppy transports SLS test hardware from Marshall

    Scott JohnsonJuly 14th, 2017

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA's Super Guppy aircraft made an appearance in Huntsville earlier this week at the Redstone Arsenal airfield, adjacent to the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The aircraft was in town to retrieve the MSFC-manufactured Space Launch System Orion Stage Adapter structural test article and transport the hardware to Lockheed Martin's facilities in Colorado.

  • Study suggests increased cancer risk on Mars missions

    Paul KnightlyJune 13th, 2017

    A new study by researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) suggests the cancer risk for astronauts on a mission to Mars could be higher than expected. The results of the study were published in the May issue of Scientific Reports and show the risk is effectively doubled compared with previous models.

  • New NASA astronaut class to be announced June 7

    Bart LeahyMay 31st, 2017

    After fielding more than 18,300 applications between December 2015 and February 2016, NASA is ready to announce its astronaut class for 2017. Out of that record-breaking number, a bare 8–14 people will be selected to be part of the agency’s next human spaceflight missions. The space agency will make the announcement at 2 p.m. EDT (18:00 GMT) on June 7, 2017.