NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils’ of Planet Formation

NASA, ULA Launch Lucy Mission to ‘Fossils’ of Planet Formation

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the Lucy spacecraft aboard is seen in this 2 minute and 30 second exposure photograph as it launches from Space Launch Complex 41, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Lucy will be the first spacecraft to study Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids. Like the mission’s namesake – the fossilized human ancestor, “Lucy,” whose skeleton provided unique insight into humanity’s evolution – Lucy will revolutionize our knowledge of planetary origins and the formation of the solar system.
Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls
NASA’s Lucy mission, the agency’s first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, launched at 5:34 a.m. EDT Saturday on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2

NASA, Boeing to Provide Update on Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket as it is rolled out of the Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
Credits: NASA
NASA and Boeing will hold a joint teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 19, to update media on the company’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. Teams will discuss work on the oxidizer isolation valve issue that was discovered ahead of the planned uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station in August.

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NASA Invites Media to Briefing on New Water Data Platform

NASA Invites Media to Briefing on New Water Data Platform

Nevada farmer Denise Moyle in a field checking her mobile phone.
Nevada farmer Denise Moyle will use OpenET to plan irrigation of her alfalfa fields.
Credits: Photo courtesy of Glow by G Photography
NASA will hold a virtual media briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 21, to share a powerful, new, web-based platform to help those who rely on water resources across the drought-stricken western U.S.

 

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Morgan Stanley Research / Aerospace & Defense: Flyby: From D.C. to Vegas, Army Equipment to Bizjets

15 Oct 2021 | Kristine T Liwag | Matthew Sharpe | Jason T Holcomb
Aerospace & Defense: Flyby: From D.C. to Vegas, Army Equipment to Bizjets
This week we’ve been on the road from Capitol Hill to the desert. What we learned: The Pacific is strongly in focus, excitement around bizjets continues to build, and in-person conferences are in demand.

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