NASA has named the astronauts who will embark on the second operational mission with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough will represent NASA in the Crew-2 mission that will send the spacecraft to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, the space agency said Tuesday.Read More »
Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, has formed an agreement with Japan in support of the International Space Station and the Artemis program, an effort that aims to revive manned space exploration. The joint exploration declaration of intent defines Japan's contributions to Artemis' lunar exploration and the complementary Gateway outpost.Read More »
SAIC to Provide Systems Engineering For New Zealand Government to Improve Tsunami Buoy Network; Jim Scanlon Quoted
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has received a multi-million dollar, firm-fixed contract from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Government of New Zealand to provide systems engineering, integration work and deliver a regional tsunami buoy network, the company announced on Friday.Read More »
Japan is establishing its own space force as part of the country’s air force, The National Insterest reported Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the new space domain mission unit will begin operations in April as part of the country’s air self-defense force and would collaborate with the U.S. Space Force.Read More »
The U.S. has entered into an agreement with Japan to promote collaborative research and development activities on quantum information science.Read More »
The U.S. Marine Corps could see its F-35B fighter jets take off for an initial combat mission in the next few days after an amphibious assault ship started its voyage toward the Persian Gulf, CNN reported Wednesday. Defense officials told the publication that the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B aircraft aboard the USS Essex ship could be deployed soon to support airstrikes in Afghanistan.
Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock, former deputy director of plans, policies, and operations at the U.S. Marine Corps‘ headquarters, has taken a new role as the service branch’s chief information officer, FCW reported Friday. She will concurrently serve as director of command, control, communications and computers at USMC. Mahlock succeeds Kenneth Bible, who has …Read More »