Tag Archives: Marshall Space Flight Center

NASA Promotes Robyn Gatens to Full-Time ISS Director

Robyn Gatens

Robyn Gatens, who served as NASA's acting director for the International Space Station for seven months, has been named to the post permanently. Gatens will also have risk management, program execution and technical advisory responsibilities in her new position. Her career at the space agency began at the Marshall Space Flight Center in 1985.

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NASA Tests 3D-Printed Parts for Future Spacecraft

Hot-Fire Test

NASA has demonstrated the hot-fire performance of 3D-printed rocket engine parts designed for future lunar landers. The space agency said Tuesday it tested a copper alloy combustion chamber and a hydrogen-resistant alloy-made nozzle that were produced via additive manufacturing. The LLAMA project is part of the larger Game Changing Development program that aims to explore new approaches to space technology and operations.

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Lisa Watson-Morgan: NASA Eyes Ways to Stretch Out Funding for HLS Program

Lisa Watson-Morgan

Lisa Watson-Morgan, Human Landing System (HLS) program manager at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, said the HLS program is considering “some interesting methods” that could help stretch out its budget for an additional month or so in the event that Congress faces further delays in passing a final appropriations bill for fiscal year 2021. 

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KBR Wins $570M NASA Contract to Support Marshall Space Flight Center Operations; Stuart Bradie Quoted

Stuart Bradie

KBR has been awarded a $570.3 million cost-plus-award-fee Marshall Operations, Systems, Services and Integration (MOSSI) contract by NASA to develop and execute spaceflight operations at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the company reported on Monday

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Report: NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Set to Announce Human Lunar Lander Program HQ

NASA Administrator and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Jim Bridenstine is scheduled to announce the selection of the Alabama-based Marshall Space Flight Center as the headquarters for its human lunar lander program on Friday to bring astronauts to the moon by 2024, Reuters reported Friday.

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NASA Vet Lisa Watson-Morgan Named Human Landing System Program Manager

Lisa Watson-Morgan, a three-decade NASA veteran, has been appointed manager of a program to facilitate the development of a lunar lander to support manned missions to the moon by 2024 as part of the space agency’s Artemis program. NASA said Monday that Watson-Morgan will oversee the development and testing of landing platforms and manage the integration of such systems with the Orion crew vehicle as part of her duties as Human Landing System program manager.

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Larry Leopard Named Engineering Head of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Larry Leopard, a 28-year veteran at NASA, was appointed director of the Engineering Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., NASA said Friday. The move follows Preston Jones’ appointment as the center’s associate director and designates Lisa Watson-Morgan as the directorate’s new deputy director.

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