Sat. Jul 13th, 2024
In this week’s newsletter, find out how to watch live coverage of upcoming U.S. spacewalks and the launch of GOES-U weather satellite; discover ways for students to beat back boredom with fun and educational activities; and explore new images from the Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Upcoming U.S. Spacewalks
Join us for live coverage as NASA astronauts Tracy C. Dyson and Mike Barratt conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Monday, June 24. A second spacewalk will take place on Tuesday, July 2.
GOES-U Launch
The GOES-U satellite, the fourth and final satellite in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R series, will enhance meteorologists’ ability to provide advanced weather forecasting and warning capabilities. Watch the Tuesday, June 25 launch live.
THE UNIVERSENew Pointing Mode
The Hubble Space Telescope returned to science operations on Friday, June 14, after being offline for several weeks due to an issue with one of its gyroscopes, which help control and orient the telescope. The new image features NGC 1546, a nearby galaxy in the constellation Dorado.
THE UNIVERSEStars of the Serpens
A new image of Serpens from the James Webb Space Telescope shows an intriguing group of aligned protostellar outflows within one region of the nebula. The discovery of these aligned objects is providing information into the fundamentals of how stars are born.READ MORE
 LEARNING RESOURCESBlast Away Summer Boredom
Whether you’re whiling away the hours on a quiet summer day or setting out on a travel adventure, NASA offers fun resources for young explorers to learn while passing the time.
Students can download and create their own Artemis illustrations through Learn How to Draw Artemis, featuring the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, and younger kids can learn the ABCs of human spaceflight with the Commercial Crew A to Z Activity and Coloring Booklet.
If crafts are more appealing, create and launch a straw rocket and use printable templates to build a model of the Orion spacecraft or the Parker Solar Probe. Kids can even create a sundial and use the Sun to tell time on a sunny day.
Finally, summer isn’t complete without a sweet treat, so bake some sunspot cookies. Real sunspots are not made of chocolate, but in this recipe, they are!
More NASA News
A new study, made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, reveals that the interiors of neutron stars may contain a type of ultra-dense matter not found anywhere else in the Universe.
At a simulated 27,500 feet inside an altitude chamber at NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed facility, engineers at magniX recently demonstrated the capabilities of a battery-powered engine that could help turn hybrid electric flight into a reality.
After months of driving on Mars, Perseverance has finally arrived at ‘Bright Angel’, discovering oddly textured rock unlike any the rover has seen before.
 NASA HISTORYFrom the Archives
Today is National Selfie Day! Traveling miles above Earth, space provides a unique perspective for astronauts to take epic selfies, like this image of former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, taken himself during the first of three Gemini XII spacewalks.
Gemini XII was the 10th and final crewed flight of the Gemini series, which bridged the Mercury and Apollo programs. This mission, carrying astronauts Jim Lovell and Aldrin, performed a rendezvous and docking with the Agena target vehicle, conducted three spacewalks, conducted a tethered station keeping exercise, performed docked maneuvers using the Agena propulsion system to change orbit, and demonstrated an automatic reentry. There were also 14 scientific, medical, and technological experiments on board.


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