New Orleans Plays Pivotal Role in the Future of NASA Spaceflight

November 16, 2022

Early Wednesday morning, NASA launched its Artemis I flight test - the first integrated flight test of the agency's new deep space exploration systems. Among those important systems is the Space Launch System rocket (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built, and the Orion spacecraft - both of which are assembled right here in New Orleans.

Artemis I Launch Delayed; Named Tropical System Likely by Labor Day; Counteroffensive Under Way In Ukraine

August 29, 2022

NASA's planned launch of the Artemis 1 spacecraft was delayed this morning. NHC is tracking an area of low pressure over the central Atlantic that has an 80 percent chance of becoming a named system within the next five days. Senior US officials have said that Ukrainian forces are conducting "shaping" operations ahead of a planned counteroffensive in the southern region of the country. 

50-Acre Louisiana Space Campus Coming to New Orleans East

March 11, 2021

On Wednesday, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the State of Louisiana signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NASA to explore the creation of the Louisiana Space Campus, a 50-acre business park located on NASA's 829-acre property in New Orleans East. 

Water on the Moon: What NASA’s Announcement Means

October 27, 2020

On Monday, October 26, NASA announced that earth’s moon has a lot more water than scientists once previously thought. For the first time, scientists have found water molecules across the sunlit regions of the moon’s surface. How was the water discovered? NASA scientists made the discovery using SOFIA – the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. […]

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