Webb’s Supreme Look at a “Star Factory” and Artemis Moonwalks
A new look at a “star factory” …
Practicing Moonwalks here on Earth …
And an Earthly assist for a NASA spacecraft … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
Webb’s New Star-Filled “Pillars of Creation” Image
A new Webb Space Telescope image of the iconic Pillars of Creation – a star factory of sorts – is visually stunning and could help us better understand how stars form within clouds of gas and interstellar dust.
Practicing Artemis Moonwalks in the Arizona Desert
Lucy Spacecraft Gets Gravity Assist from Earth
NASA’s Lucy spacecraft swung back by Earth on October 16, exactly one year after its launch. The close flyby also gave Lucy the first of several gravity assists it needs from Earth to reach the never-before-visited Trojan asteroids that share an orbit with Jupiter.
X-57 Maxwell Aircraft Gets Powered Up
Lithium-ion battery packs installed in NASA’s all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft successfully powered the plane’s motors. This important milestone brings the experimental plane a step closer to first flight.
NASA Astronaut James McDivitt Dies at Age 93
Former NASA astronaut Jim McDivitt, who commanded the Gemini IV and Apollo 9 missions, died on October 13. Jim McDivitt was 93 years old.
That’s what’s up this week @NASA
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