The City of Kerrville to host Annual Kerrville River Festival with onsite NASA broadcast of Annular Solar Eclipse Viewing

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, The City of Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the 4th annual Kerrville River Festival. This year, the festival coincides with an annular solar eclipse in which NASA has designated Kerrville as a primary partner for viewing. NASA will be on-site live broadcasting coverage of the annular eclipse that will create a “ring of fire” around the sun. The part of the eclipse you do not want to miss, annularity, […]

Nasa And The Future Of Spacex’s Starship

~NASA Shuttle Commander Eileen Collins Available for Insights~ After NASA introduced the world to the most powerful rocket ever flown to orbit last year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is prepared to set off its creation ’Starship’, which could pack nearly twice the power of anything flown before. The skyscraping rocket and spacecraft was scheduled to launch on its first mission on Monday but had to be rescheduled at the last minute due to a frozen valve issue. This mission is immensely consequential […]

Sen. Cruz Participates in NASA Artemis II Launch Crew Announcement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today participated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Artemis II Crew Unveiling at Ellington Field JRB. Sen. Cruz spoke at the crew unveiling, where NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) announced the four astronauts who will venture around the Moon. Sen. Cruz said: “It is an exciting moment to know that the four of you will be the first […]

Libraries Host Virtual Film Screening Of Nasa/Cinespace Winners

Fort Bend County Libraries will host a special online film screening of winners from the 2020 CineSpace film competition on Friday, October 8, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm. The event, “Space, Above, and Beyond,” will showcase a collection of short films created by filmmakers of all ages from around the world for the CineSpace film competition. Live-streamed via Webex, the film screening will begin with a short Q&A session with panelists from NASA, the Houston Cinema […]

NASA Rover Concept Headed To Esports Summit

The Galveston Island Esports Summit will offer a sneak peek at what visitors will see at the event when a NASA Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) rover mockup arrives on Thursday in preparation for the big weekend. Transported by Doggett Heavy Machinery Services and escorted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department and Galveston Police Department, the SEV may be seen departing from the Johnson Space Center heading south on Interstate 45 to 61st & Seawall Boulevard, to […]

Advancing space robotics: Chasing a new frontier at Texas A&M

Dr. Robert Ambrose has joined the faculty of the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical  Engineering at Texas A&M University. Along with his appointment, Ambrose is also the recipient of the Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) grant program and The Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI). A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Ambrose will serve as a professor in the department as well as a staff member of the Texas […]

Katy ISD Student Essay to be Included on Upcoming NASA Moon Mission

Aditi Gokhale (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter A sixth-grader at Adams Junior High has written an essay that later this year will travel aboard the Artemis I satellite to the moon. Aditi Gokhale’s essay, “Enabling the Artemis Missions: Landing a Permanent Supply of Oxygen,” focuses on the icy outer rims of craters found on the lunar south pole which produce oxygen. The essay was one of 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest, sponsored by NASA. “I […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Apollo Landing Sites Signed Into Law

Senator Ted Cruz

‘This bill will rightly protect our history of American exceptionalism and ingenuity in space’  President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) that will protect artifacts left in the Apollo landing sites on the Moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would enact first-of-its-kind legal protections for the Apollo sites by […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters Applaud House Passage of Their Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

Senator Ted Cruz

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to permanently protect the Apollo landing sites on the moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would enact first-of-its-kind legal protections for the Apollo sites by making NASA’s preservation recommendations a requirement for future activities on the Moon. The […]