NASA Ames Research Center – News and Features
- The Changing Colors of our Living Planet
While NASA began monitoring life on land in the 1970s with the Landsat satellites, this fall marks 20 years since the space agency has continuously observed plant life at the surface of both the land …
- NASA CubeSat Missions: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology
NASA CubeSat Missions: Pushing the Boundaries of Technology
- NASA Moves Up Critical Crew Safety Launch Abort Test
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is scheduled to undergo a design test in April 2019 of the capsule’s launch abort system.
- Observations of a Comet’s First Passage Through the Solar System Reveal Unexpected Secrets
Researchers onboard NASA’s flying observatory examined a new comet as it made its first approach through our solar system.
- NASA CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite Technology
On Nov. 10 a NASA-funded, shoebox-sized CubeSat will be launched into Earth's orbit to demonstrate that a small satellite can perform many of the same functions as today's weather satellites …
- NASA Embraces Urban Air Mobility, Calls for Market Study
Our definition for UAM is a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo transportation within an urban area, inclusive of small package delivery and other urban Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) …
- NASA Ames at the 2017 Bay Area Science Festival
NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley will return to the Bay Area Science Festival this year at the Discovery Day at AT&T Park on November 11, 2017.
- NASA Selects New Technologies to Flight Test on Parabolic Aircraft, Balloons and Suborbital Rockets
NASA has selected nine space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies …
- NASA Air Traffic Management Demonstration Goes Live in Charlotte
Begun Sept. 29, ATD-2 is a three-year field demonstration of software solutions to better manage air traffic to and from Charlotte, with an emphasis on more efficiently handling aircraft movements bet …
- Fruit Fly Lab (FFL-02) Scientist's Blog
In this blog, get a behind-the-scenes look at sending a Fruit Fly Lab experiment to the International Space Station!