Posts filtered by tags: Jim Bridenstine[x]


NASA administrator Bridenstine wants everyone to know he still has faith in the SLS

Well, that certainly didn't take long! Just a day after NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine alluded to the possibility of flying the new Orion crew capsule's first experimental trip around the Moon using a pair of commercial rockets instead of NASA's own Space Launch System which is still in development, he's issued a new statement assuring everyone that the SLS is still a major part of NASA's future.In a new memo sent to all NASA employees and contractors, Bridenstine clarifi...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

NASA may be forced to rely on a commercial rocket to test its new crew capsule

NASA is betting big on its Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft as a one-two punch that will send astronauts on missions to the Moon and beyond. Both the Orion and SLS are currently in development, but they're not progressing at nearly the same rate.This leaves NASA in a bit of a pinch as it looks at its immediate schedule. A lunar test flight of the Orion, perched atop the SLS rocket to send it on its way, was supposed to take place by the middle of 2020, but the SLS is way behind sched...
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Orion, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

NASA chief acknowledges more trouble with SLS rocket

The US space agency NASA on Wednesday cast a shadow on the future of its new heavy-lift rocket, the SLS -- acknowledging development delays on a project that is already years behind. The Space Launch System program is being run much as the Apollo and space shuttle mission were handled in the days of old. "SLS is struggling to meet its schedule" and won't be ready in time for a first unmanned mission around the Moon and back, dubbed EM-1, set for June 2020, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine to...
Tags: Science, US, Nasa, Jim Bridenstine

NASA will now seek competitors for Boeing’s delayed deep-space rocket

Administrator Jim Bridenstine said his plans for deep-space exploration are not going to wait for a hugely expensive rocket being built under contract by Boeing.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Boeing, Jim Bridenstine

NASA’s new rocket won’t be ready for moon shot next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s top official says the space agency’s new rocket won’t be ready for a moon shot next year. Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee Wednesday he’s considering switching to commercial rockets to preserve the June 2020 launch date. Bridenstine says two commercial rockets would be needed, one to launch […]
Tags: Science, News, Senate, Ap, Nasa, Nation, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

NASA considers shifting a key test flight beyond the moon to commercial rockets

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing today that his agency is looking into an option to double up commercial launch vehicles in order to keep a crucial test mission for its Orion spaceship and European-built service module on schedule for mid-2020. The shift would take NASA’s own heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket, or SLS, out of the rotation for the uncrewed test flight around the moon, known as Exploration Mission 1 or EM-1. “Certainly there are opportunities to utilize ...
Tags: Science, Senate, Nasa, Orion, Jim Bridenstine

NASA boss says first Martian ‘likely to be a woman’

An upcoming spacewalk at the International Space Station will feature two female astronauts for the very first time. NASA didn't specifically plan it as an "all-woman spacewalk," but things just kind of shook out that way, and as NASA's ranks are inching closer to an even split between male and female astronauts, some are wondering about how that might affect upcoming trips to the Moon and eventually Mars.When NASA's Apollo missions sent mankind to the Moon things were a lot differen...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

SpaceX splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean, completes historic crew capsule mission

The Dragon has returned to Earth.  SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule parachuted down to the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning, successfully capping the first test of a commercial spacecraft that will likely bring astronauts to the International Space Station — possibly in the next year.  The Crew Dragon capsule gently splashed down off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:45 a.m. ET after spending five days docked to the space station. The demonstration mission — which carried no humans but a d...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Washington Post, Nasa, Earth, Boeing, Roscosmos, Atlantic Ocean, Ripley, Cape Canaveral Florida, Kennedy Space Center, Anne McClain, McClain, Bill Gerstenmaier, Jim Bridenstine, CrewDragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon test flight gets through the toughest bit without issue

SpaceX sent its Crew Dragon capsule skyward on Saturday for a crucial test of its ability to carry human passengers. Now, slightly more than 24 hours later, the next phase of the test has played out. It went well. The Crew Dragon capsule, designated Demo-1, was able to successfully dock with the International Space Station at roughly 3:00 a.m. ET. Although there was no crew aboard this time, SpaceX's reusable capsule is designed to carry up to seven astronauts to and from Earth's orbit...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, New Zealand, Mars, Iss, Boeing, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Ripley, Kennedy Space Center, Little Earth

SpaceX kicks off a 'new era in spaceflight' with the Crew Dragon launch

It's been a momentous Saturday for SpaceX, and for the future of crewed voyages into space. At 2:49 a.m. ET, the American aerospace company founded by Elon Musk staged its first launch of Crew Dragon. It's big news because this is the first time a commercial interest has launched a spacecraft that was built to carry humans. LIFTOFF! The next big leap in a new chapter of U.S. human spaceflight systems has left the pad. @SpaceX’s #CrewDragon demo flight will be the 1st commercially-bu...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Demo, Boeing, Ripley, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, International Space Station Hitching

Elon Musk's SpaceX and NASA launch new astronaut capsule

Elon Musk's SpaceX has successfully  launched a rocket out of the Earth's atmosphere in a significant step towards reviving  the USA's human spaceflight programme. The unmanned crew capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Florida bound for the International Space Station at 7.49am GMT on Saturday. NASA and SpaceX successfully launched the new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights f...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Usa, Science, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Moon, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Boeing, Musk

SpaceX and NASA prepare to test new astronaut capsule

NASA and SpaceX are counting down to the launch of a new astronaut capsule on a week-long trip to the International Space Station and back - a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil after an eight-year break. This time around, the only occupant on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule will be a dummy named Ripley. But if the test goes smoothly, NASA plans to put two astronauts aboard by the end of the year. The new capsule will blast off aboard a rocket built by SpaceX - ru...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Moon, Sigourney Weaver, Iss, Boeing, Cape Canaveral, Ripley, Cape Canaveral Florida

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA's administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. "It's important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible," said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA's Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028.
Tags: Science, Washington, US, Nasa, Moon, Donald Trump, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

NASA and President Trump pay tribute to fallen astronauts in shutdown’s wake

NASA highlighted the legacy of astronauts lost in tragic missions including 1967’s Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger’s launch in 1986 and the shuttle Columbia’s breakup in 2003 today — a week later than originally planned due to the partial government shutdown. The observance was postponed because NASA had to forgo non-essential activities during the 35-day hiatus in funding. A deal was struck to end the shutdown on Jan. 25, but by then NASA had already decided to reschedule. Now another shutdown...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Columbia, Trump, Jim Bridenstine

Postponed by Shutdown, NASA's Day of Remembrance Happens Next Week

NASA will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 7, agency officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 29). The Day of Remembrance honors the 17 NASA astronauts who died in the agency's three tragedies -- the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 and the destruction of the shuttle Columbia in 2003. These three accidents all occurred between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1 in their respective years, which is why the Day of Remembrance is held in late January or early February...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Iss, Boeing, Columbia, Arlington National Cemetery, International Space Station ISS, Mike Wall, Facebook Originally, Jim Bridenstine, ISS SpaceX, Bridenstine, Karl Tate

China lands probe on the far side of the moon in a world first

While you've been watching Ultima Thule, China has landed a spacecraft on the far side on the moon in what is a giant leap for its space program. State media reported that the China National Space Administration soft-landed its Chang'e-4 lander and rover in the Von Kármán crater on Thursday at 10:26 a.m. Beijing time (9:26 p.m. ET). SEE ALSO: Queen rockstar unleashes badass space song about mysterious world of Ultima Thule It's the first time someone has landed on the 'dark s...
Tags: Science, China, Nasa, Earth, Beijing, Cctv, Chang, Andrew Jones, China National Space Administration, Jim Bridenstine, Von Karman, China Global Television Network, Queqiao Magpie Bridge, Ultima Thule China

Ultima Thule is getting clearer, and it looks like a big bowling pin

It looks like a giant bowling pin. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has sent back its closest view of the most distant world humanity has ever visited, Ultima Thule, a snapshot taken on December 31. From half a million miles out, Ultima still appears fuzzy, but the irregularly-shaped object is becoming increasingly clear. The day prior, New Year's Eve, Ultima was just comprised of a few pixels — so this is a notable improvement. "Even though it’s a pixelated blob still, it's a bette...
Tags: Science, Maryland, Nasa, Kuiper Belt, Weaver, Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute, Ultima Thule, Ultima, Jim Bridenstine, Hal Weaver, Eve Ultima, JHUAPL NASANew Horizons

America’s next moon landing will be by private companies, not NASA

America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said.
Tags: Science, America, Nasa, NASA NASA, Jim Bridenstine

NASA chief says Elon Musk won't be smoking joints publicly again

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine elaborated this week on the reasons why the US space agency launched a safety review of SpaceX and Boeing, which are building spaceships for astronauts, including their workplace culture and drug-free policies. "We've had a number of conversations," Bridenstine was quoted as telling The Atlantic magazine. Speaking later to AFP, Bridenstine said the review shows how seriously NASA takes the safety of its astronauts.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Nasa, Atlantic, Boeing, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, AFP Bridenstine

You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

Elon Musk's days of smoking weed in public are, apparently, over.  To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. And NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Musk will not be doing it again, The Atlantic reported Thursday. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' isn't meshing with Mexico's tequila industry “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that di...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, Mexico, Nasa, Atlantic, Boeing, Columbia, Musk, Joe Rogan, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, Musk Bridenstine

NASA picks nine commercial teams for moon deliveries – including dark horses

NASA says it’s partnering on lunar delivery services with nine commercial teams, headed by companies that run the gamut from the space industry’s heavyweights to startups. The lineup, announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at the space agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., will take part in a program known as Commercial Lunar Payload Services, or CLPS. The program is aimed at boosting the development of lunar landing services for NASA and commercial payloads, starting with sh...
Tags: Science, Washington, Nasa, Jim Bridenstine

NASA's InSight lander touches down on Mars after daring maneuver

NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on Mars Monday afternoon, finishing one journey -- through space -- and now launching on another: to go deeper into Mars. It was celebratory with every new information we received," NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said on a NASA livestream.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars, Jim Bridenstine

InSight lander: Nasa probe touches down on Mars – live updates

Joy and cheering at Nasa as Insight lander touches down on the red planet: ‘Touchdown confirmed!’ Follow all the latest live 8.13pm GMT Mike Pence has called the Nasa to say he is “absolutely ecstatic” at the InSight landing.Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine said the vice-president called him moments after landing to pass on congratulations. 8.06pm GMT The space probe has declared itself to be “home”:I feel you, #Mars – and soon I’ll know your heart. With this safe landing, I’m here. I’...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Mars, Mike Pence, Jim Bridenstine

Russia will be ready to resume Soyuz flights soon, NASA says

It's only been a couple of weeks since Russia's Soyuz rocket launch towards the International Space Station ended abruptly due to an unspecified failure, sending the two passengers back down to Earth, where they landed safely. NASA immediately offered a show of support for the Russian space program and said things would work themselves out in short order. That confidence appears to have been well-placed, as NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine now says that Soyuz rocket launches are ...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Roscosmos, Jim Bridenstine, National Space Council, Bridenstine

NASA plans ‘on schedule’ Soyuz launch despite failure of Russian rocket

The high-profile failure of a normally reliable Soyuz rocket during a crewed mission to the International Space Station earlier this week spooked the space community in more ways than one, but NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said he expects to launch a new crew in December via Soyuz anyway. Speaking to reporters at the US embassy in Moscow (as reported by the AFP), Bridenstine observed that “not every mission that fails ends up so successful.” and indeed the malfunctioning rocket very fortuna...
Tags: Space, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Moscow, Iss, Boeing, Soyuz, Roscosmos, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine, Aleksey Ovchinin, AFP Bridenstine

'We will fly again': Nasa to keep using Russia's Soyuz despite failure

After Russian-American crew made emergency landing, chief of US space agency predicts return to flight by DecemberNasa’s chief has praised the Russian space programme and said that he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December, despite a rocket failure.Jim Bridenstine spoke to reporters at the US embassy in Moscow a day after a Soyuz rocket failure forced Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague to make an emergency landing shortly after takeof...
Tags: Space, Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Moscow, The space shuttle, Kazakhstan, Jim Bridenstine, Nick Hague, Aleksey Ovchinin, DecemberNasa

NASA head: Space station hole cause will be determined

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of the U.S. space agency says he is sure that the cause will be determined of a mysterious hole that appeared on the International Space Station, which his Russian counterpart has said was deliberately drilled. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine also said Tuesday that collaboration with Russia’s Roscosmos remains important, despite […]
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Ap, Nasa, International Space Station, Moscow, Roscosmos, Nation & World, Jim Bridenstine

Past NASA chiefs gather for space agency’s 60th anniversary

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NASA chiefs going back 30 years have come together to mark the space agency’s 60th anniversary. Five former NASA administrators joined current boss Jim Bridenstine in Orlando on Monday. It was the largest gathering ever of NASA heads and included every administrator since 1989. The conference was arranged by the American […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nasa, Orlando, Orlando Fla, Jim Bridenstine

NASA might sell naming rights to missions and expand endorsements to raise money for new missions

Exploring space isn't cheap. We live in an age where technology is allowing us to discover distant worlds and learn more about our neighboring planets than ever before, but many top space agencies — including NASA — are finding it harder and harder to pay their bills. Now, NASA's new director is opening kicking around the idea of selling off the naming rights to various scientific pursuits and expanding the endorsements that NASA astronauts and the space program are involved in. The idea...
Tags: Science, America, Nasa, Mars, Nascar, Jim Bridenstine, NASA Advisory Council

NASA chief wants ‘lots of humans in space’

NASA obviously has a huge interest in mankind exploring space, so it would make sense that the administration's newly-appointed chief shares the same interests. In a recent interview with, NASA's newly-appointed boss Jim Bridenstine makes a couple of interesting declarations, but starts by assuring everyone that he wants to get as many humans as possible off of planet Earth. His remarks come as many in the scientific community are questioning president Trump's new push to g...
Tags: Science, America, Nasa, Moon, Mars, Trump, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine

show more filters
January - 2019
February - 2019
March - 2019