Tag Archives: Jim Bridenstine

NASA to Address Hot Fire Test of Rocket for Artemis Moon Missions

Space Launch System

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the hot fire 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. The test will occur at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. In the first test, the agency ignited all four RS-25 engines successfully. 

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Biden Administration Names Steve Jurczyk as Acting NASA Administrator

Steve Jurczyk

President Biden's administration has appointed Steve Jurczyk, NASA’s associate administrator, to serve as the agency’s acting administrator until the role is permanently filled. Jurczyk has served with NASA since May 2018. “We also could not be prouder of how every civil servant and contractor has stepped up to move the NASA mission forward,” Jurczyk and White House appointee Bhavya Lal wrote in the joint message

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Jim Bridenstine Addresses Importance of Artemis Program

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed the importance of the Artemis program and moon missions moving into the future. “We need our Artemis program, we need our moon-to-Mars program, to span generations…We need to make sure that we’re leading the world in a return to the moon and on to Mars,” Bridenstine said. 

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NASA Completes Green Run Test Series for Artemis Mission’s Engines; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA, at Stennis Space Center, concluded green run tests of four RS-25 engines that would ignite for the Artemis program's first lunar mission. The space agency said Sunday it test-fired the engines of the Space Launch System on Saturday for the first mission under Artemis, a NASA-led effort to revive crewed space exploration.

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NASA, Japan Sign Agreement for Gateway Life Support Capabilities

Gateway Life Support

The Japanese government has inked an agreement with NASA to provide capabilities to sustain the habitation module of the agency's Gateway orbital outpost as part of the Artemis program. Gateway is designed to support scientific research efforts and function as a rendezvous point for astronauts that will fly to the Moon via the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. 

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NASA, FAA Partner to Increase Space Transportation Capabilities; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to foster commercial space transportation capabilities, including commercial crew and cargo. “Our partnership with the FAA will support the growth of American commercial aerospace capabilities that will benefit NASA, the nation, and the entire world,” said NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, Jim Bridenstine

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NASA, NSF Sign MOU to Drive Space Initiatives; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), solidifying their intent to continue a long term partnership in mutually beneficial space research activities. “We look forward to continued collaboration on areas of research here on Earth and in space,” said Jim Bridenstine, NASA administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Jim Bridenstine: NASA-USDA Partnership Aims to Transform Agricultural Production Through Earth Observations

Jim Bridenstine

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and NASA will collaborate to explore the potential of Earth observation systems and other space-based technology to address agricultural research challenges. The partnership also seeks to address measures recommended in the 2017 Earth Science decadal survey report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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NASA, Canada Sign Partnership Agreement for Gateway Lunar Outpost

Gateway

Canada's space agency has officially agreed to provide an external robotics system and execute other efforts for NASA's Gateway, an orbiting space outpost that will support lunar exploration missions. Canada will provide the Canadarm3 robotic arm and interfaces for robotic modules that would help Gateway personnel install instruments, NASA said Wednesday.

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W. Russ DeLoach to Oversee Safety & Mission Assurance Across NASA; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

W. Russ DeLoach

W. Russ DeLoach, director of safety and mission assurance (SMA) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has been appointed to lead SMA across the whole space agency, effective Jan. 1, 2021. DeLoach will succeed Terrence Wilcutt who will soon conclude a NASA career that ran for over three decades, the space agency said Wednesday.

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