2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows

NASA Finds 2020 Tied for Hottest Year on Record
Globally, 2020 was the hottest year on record, effectively tying 2016, the previous record. Overall, Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1880s. Temperatures are increasing due to human activities, specifically emissions of greenhouse gases, like carbon dioxide and methane.
Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Lori Perkins/Kathryn Mersmann

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NASA Science to Host Community Town Hall

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate will hold a community town hall meeting with Thomas Zurbuchen, the agency’s associate administrator for science, and his leadership team at 2 p.m. EST Monday, Jan. 25, to discuss updates to NASA’s science programs, the current status of activities, and the science portion of the recently passed FY21 NASA appropriation. Continue reading

NASA TV to Air Hot Fire Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

NASA TV to Air Hot Fire Test of Rocket Core Stage for Artemis Moon Missions

This image shows liquid hydrogen being safely vented and burned as it naturally warms and boils off
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Teams at NASA’s Stennis Space Center will perform a hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage on Jan. 16, 2021. This image shows liquid hydrogen being safely vented and burned as it naturally warms and boils off during a rehearsal of a countdown to hot fire of the stage’s engines on Dec 20, 2020.
Credits: NASA

NASA is targeting a two-hour test window that opens at 5 p.m. EST Saturday, Jan. 16, for the hot fire test of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Live coverage will begin at 4:20 p.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website, followed by a post-test briefing approximately two hours after the test concludes. Continue reading

Atlas Air Worldwide Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Cathay Pacific 747-8f air to air

Freighters to add additional capacity to meet growing e-commerce and express cargo demand

Order will complete production of the 747-8 in 2022

SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Atlas Air Worldwide today announced an agreement to purchase four 747-8 Freighters. The order enables Atlas Air to leverage the operational advantages of the 747-8 Freighter to meet growing cargo demand around the globe. Continue reading

NASA Accelerates SLS Rocket Hot Fire Test, Invites Media to Pretest Briefing

NASA Accelerates SLS Rocket Hot Fire Test, Invites Media to Pretest Briefing

This image shows liquid oxygen as it naturally boils off and is vented from the four RS-25 engines
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Teams at NASA’s Stennis Space Center will perform the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the new Space Launch System Saturday, Jan. 16. This image shows liquid oxygen as it naturally boils off and is vented from the four RS-25 engines that will be fired during the final core stage test.
Credits: NASA

Following a test readiness review on Monday, NASA is now targeting Saturday, Jan. 16, for the final test in the Green Run testing series for the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will launch the agency’s Artemis I mission. NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan.12, to discuss the test, known as the hot fire, which will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Continue reading