NASA

Montgomery Students Among Hundreds of Army Recruits Sworn-In from Outer Space

Two future soldiers from Montgomery’s Sidney Lanier High School made their commitment to the U.S. Army official on Wednesday in a ceremony that was “out of this world”. For the first time-ever, the U.S. Army held a held a live enlistment ceremony that was broadcast from outer space.  More than 800 future service members across the country tuned in to…

Boeing Capsule Goes Off Course, Won’t Dock at Space Station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the unmanned Boeing Starliner crew capsule on an orbital flight test to the International Space Station lifts off from Cape Canaveral on Friday. Boeing reported that the capsule’s subsequent insertion into orbit was not normal. (Terry Renna/Associated Press) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Boeing’s new Starliner capsule went off course after launch…

NASA Picks Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ for Lunar Lander Job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – NASA has picked Alabama’s ‘Rocket City’ to lead development of the next lunar lander for astronauts. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville on Friday beat out Johnson Space Center in Houston, which managed the Apollo lunar lander a half-century ago. Members of Congress from Texas had asked that the decision be reconsidered. The new lunar…

NASA expands freezer contract with UAB

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The nation’s space agency is increasing a contract with engineers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. A news release from the school says NASA has doubled a multi-year deal for the UAB Engineering Innovation and Technology Development group to provide and maintain refrigerated storage units for the International Space Station. The contract is now worth…

NASA Recruits Alabama State University Students

NASA representatives made a special visit in the capital city today, and not without stopping by Alabama State University. NASA officials are encouraging Alabama State University Students to shoot for the moon, and consider a career in the space program. NASA’s stop at the ASU campus is apart of Alabama aerospace week; a week long reminder of the important role that…

NASA Guidelines for Watching the Solar Eclipse Safely

NASA has issued several safety recommendations for safely watching the solar eclipse on August 21st. One of the biggest suggestions is to make sure you have proper eye protection.  Experts warn looking directly at the solar eclipse could lead to permanent vision loss. Plus, make sure if you buy solar eclipse glasses that they meet government safety requirements. For more…

New Director Named for Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – NASA has named a new director to lead the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. NASA officials said in a statement Monday that Todd May has been named to the post after the retirement of former director Patrick Scheuermann. May, of Fairhope, had been serving as acting director since November. May previously worked as the space…