#StateOfNASA

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During the presentations I learned a lot about the missions and the scientists. Frustratingly I was often left at the end with many new questions to ponder. This must be the paradox of research the unknown.
When will humans become an interplanetary species? Most liked comment will be shared on our stories! Work by @stuz0r #universe_dope
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The ‘hyperwall’ was next level for presenting. More of a narrated mini movie than PowerPoint, and Jim Garvin Chief Scientist knows how to work it. @nasagoddard #NASASocial
The first stop in our tour behind the scenes was the Network Integration Center (NIC). “Every human space flight from Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo to the Space Shuttle...has relied on communications assets managed by Goddard.” Talk about a room with some history!
This facility was filled with so many wonders of imagination, science, and engineering. All with the goal of increasing the collective knowledge, and learning around the universe we reside in. 😍
Before the tour started I walked around the visitors center, and if you’re in the area it’s worth the trip. The back courtyard was filled with history and a breakdown of universe in terms of composition, size and age. Inside there is a almost live feed of the Sun.
A week ago I was fortune enough to be invited to tour the NASA Goddard Facility. It was awesome! I was part of a small group to see behind the scenes as NASA announced their new budget. @nasagoddard @nasa #StateOfNASA
Space vibes 10/10. Captured by the legend @yuribeletsky at the Las Campanas Observatory. #universe_dope
Exploration is a tradition at NASA. As we work to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind, our acting Administrator shared plans for the future during the #StateOfNASA address today, February 12, 2018 which highlights the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal. Acting Administrator Lightfoot says “This budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission and reinforces the many ways that we return value to the U.S. through knowledge and discoveries, strengthening our economy and security, deepening partnerships with other nations, providing solutions to tough problems, and inspiring the next generation. It places NASA and the U.S. once again at the forefront of leading a global effort to advance humanity’s future in space, and draws on our nation’s great industrial base and capacity for innovation and exploration.” Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot is seen here during delivery of today's State of NASA address at our Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #stateofnasa #NASA #space #exploration #spaceexploration #lightfoot
Dream. Innovate. Build. Discover: The State of NASA. This morning, Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot gave an address at NASA Headquarters to rollout the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget proposal. He touched on the fact that NASA missions inspire the next generation, inject innovation into the national economy, provide critical information needed to address challenges and support global engagement and international leadership. “As NASA approaches its 60th anniversary in 2018, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget request will maintain NASA’s place as the global leader in space.” Detailed information on NASA’s budget proposal can be found at nasa.gov/budget CREDIT: NASA #nasa #space #stateofnasa #budget #proposal #science #technology #aeronautics #mars #journeytomars #earth #solarsystem #exploration #discovery #dream #innovate #build #discover
That detail! Photo by @martin_k07 at Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe, California. #universe_dope
This is perfect 🤤 Captured by @claudiu_s96 in Black Forest of Southwest Germany. #universe_dope
Throwback to last week, when I visited @nasa_marshall as part of the #stateofnasa #nasasocial event. I had the honor and privilege of hearing about the future of spaceflight directly from acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot and Marshall director Todd May, as well as numerous administrators and actual rocket engineers. ☄ Other highlights: exploring the mockup of a possible deep space habitat for long range missions (like to Mars!), viewing actual components of the future Space Launch System and Orion, watching an impressively gigantic robotic arm building another SLS component, the ISS Payload Operations center where they monitor experiments on board ISS 24/7, and seeing a training mockup of the American sections of the ISS which are a near exact replica of the interior off the space station, updated every few months with photos taken by the astronauts in orbit. 🚀 I am deeply impressed not only with the scale and breadth of what NASA is accomplishing, but the kindness and willingness of everyone we encountered to give a bunch of regular social media users such an eye-opening experience. It is obviously a deeply held belief within NASA to share their knowledge with the public and increase scientific understanding among us all. Todd May even delayed a flight so he could spend an extra 5 minutes with our group to personally answer our questions. Humbled and honored and awed by the experience. Thank you for everything you do, #NASA ! 🌌 #space #spacetravel #SLSinspires #spacelaunchsystem #aatronaut #stem #science #universe #solarsystem #galaxy #aerospace #ihearthsv #nasa 🚀 #iss #spacestation #rocket #rocketcity
One week ago today I was listening to the Interstellar score, driving my happy self to Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. I knew what was coming for me: amazement, catching a right-hook of humility (because I mean it’s NASA), most likely tears, countless inspiration to take home with me, etc. What I tend to forget when going to NASA’s facilities is the passion that is actually tangible. It’s contagious, really. Of course, at a NASA Social, it’s basically a requirement to love space. So you can imagine that it was all wide eyes and gasps the whole time. What really made me giddy was it wasn’t only us- you could see the spark in the eyes of the employees who had been with NASA for decades, elaborating on their hard work (I saw those erase boards with equations looking like another language PHEW). I saw rocket engine test stands that towered proudly, claiming the *second* tallest spot in Mississippi (by inches, c’mon with it). I listened to Robert Lightfoot talk about plans for the allotted 19.9 FREAKING BILLION DOLLARS allotted to the agency. I walked the halls of Aerojet Rocketdyne, sexy protective glasses and all, and gaped over 80 million dollar engines being assembled right in front of me (RS 25 and 68 engines). I will never be over this experience and the straight up joy it has brought my soul- forever swooning over NASA and space and God and His cosmos we so adore. Here’s to you, @nasastennis #stateofnasa #nasasocial
How many Astronauts do you think we’ve had for the USA? On this wall, the names of the Space Shuttle Astronauts between 1981-2011. This wall is at the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) where they prepare the shuttle before launch. #NASA #nasasocial #stateofnasa #spaceshuttle #spaceship #spacestation #astronaut #astronauts #spacecraft #spacex #nasabeyond #rocketship #rockets #rocketships #mars #themoon #tothemoonandback #tothemoon #marsmission #didyouknow #didyouknowthat #astrology #astrophotography #space #universe #cosmos
Chief Scientist Dr. James Garvin of @nasagoddard explaining the unforeseen data and learning opportunities of instruments aboard the @marscuriosity @marscuriositynasa #stateofnasa #nasasocial
What an honor it was to meet @parkersolarprobe.fields Project Scientist Nicky Fox of @johnshopkinsu #appliedphysics laboratory. Inside that giant #thermalvacuumchamber is the #parkersolarprobe which will explore the sun and conduct #heliophysics like never before. #stateofnasa #nasasocial
@nasagoddard Chief Scientist Dr. James Garvin discusses the powerful #solarwind and #solarradiation with respect r the ancient #atmosphere of #mars to #nasasocial attendees during the #stateofnasa event using the #hyperwall
Scale model of the #wfirst #spacetelescope 🔭 which we are all rooting for to survive budgetary gravity. Spotted at @nasagoddard during the #stateofnasa #nasasocial
@nasagoddard Chief Scientist Dr. James Garvin takes the #stateofnasa #nasasocial team to #mars using the #supercomputer - powered #hyperwall
Being introduced to the dynamic #icesat2 mission to analyze #icemelt 🌎 Shown is a miniature model of what will be visible when we are provided access to the windows of the #cleanroom as part of our tour through @nasagoddard for #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Dr. James Garvin presenting to the #stateofnasa #nasasocial team on @marscuriosity @curiosity_rover @marscuriositynasa regarding #science performed at drill sites and how the #mars #insight mission will improve on previous data.
A peek into the #cleanroom @nasagoddard where #icesat2 is currently undergoing testing before its launch to LEO this Fall. #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Getting the lowdown on #icesat2 from one of the lead project scientists @nasagoddard during the #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Dr. James Garvin talks to the #stateofnasa #nasasocial audience about #planetaryscience #astrobiology #exoplanets and how the TESS #space mission will advance the #searchforlife 🛰
I'm still thinking about being at @nasastennis this week and how much it felt like walking into a movie. Spaceflight is essential to the future of humanity. It was cool to meet some of the people who are helping make our future possible. #NASASocial #stateofNASA #Space
Above. Get it? Like...in space.. 🙌🏼 #stateofnasa #nasasocial
We were introduced to the #thermalvacuumchamber building @nasagoddard where researchers and engineers are testing the functionality and hardware of #icesat which extensively monitor #seaice and global #icemelt as well as #sealevel among other data points when it launches later this Fall. #stateofnasa #nasasocial
#hyperwall #presentation with Chief Scientist Dr. James Garvin @nasagoddard for #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Dr. James Garvin talking #cosmicrays and #spaceweather with a #hyperwall presentation @nasagoddard during the #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Dr. James Garvin, Chief Scientist @nasagoddard speaks to #nasasocial attendees during the #stateofnasa event. We were treated to a brilliant experience in front of the #hyperwall via programs developed with #supercomputers
This week @stephaniecarcache and I had the honor of being invited to attend the #nasasocial #stateofnasa event @NASAkennedy. Fun fact, most people don’t know what a space geek I am and what a dream this was for me! I love science, technology and innovation. I feel those are the things that push our human race forward and let us experience incredible things in our lifetime. That’s what @nasa is to me. The epitome of innovation and science. From the moment we drove through the “employees only” gates I knew we were about to experience something special. Not only did we make amazing new friends but heard first hand from the incredible staff at NASA about what they have in store for the future in space exploration, science and aeronautics. We had the opportunity to walk through the off limits vehicle assembly building and got to see where they build the rockets and the stage for the build out of the sls, even launching pads! Steph and I also got a chance to sit behind the official desk used for press conferences! NASA is a leader in innovation and with their big ideas and passionate employees I believe we are heading into an incredible future! Thank you Wendy and your amazing team for having us! To see more of our incredible day at NASA checkout my story titled “Nasa” and my Twitter @melicarcache for exclusive video content from the press room!
Exploration is a tradition at NASA. As we work to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown for the benefit of humankind, our acting Administrator shared plans for the future during the #StateOfNASA address today, February 12, 2018 which highlights the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal. Acting Administrator Lightfoot says “This budget focuses NASA on its core exploration mission and reinforces the many ways that we return value to the U.S. through knowledge and discoveries, strengthening our economy and security, deepening partnerships with other nations, providing solutions to tough problems, and inspiring the next generation. It places NASA and the U.S. once again at the forefront of leading a global effort to advance humanity’s future in space, and draws on our nation’s great industrial base and capacity for innovation and exploration.” Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot is seen here during delivery of today's State of NASA address at our Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls #stateofnasa #NASA #space #exploration #spaceexploration #lightfoot
Proud achievement of the men and women who’ve come and gone from the program at @nasa @nasagoddard — one of the many influential robotic precursor missions in prelude to human #mars missions 🛰💫 #stateofnasa #nasasocial
#nasasocial lead Aries Keck explaining the chronological history of achievements at @nasagoddard during the #stateofnasa event ⭐️
The Deputy Director for the @nasagoddard #LRO #lunarreconnaissanceorbiter providing a thorough overview of LRO, the life and death of proposed to actual space missions, LRO highlights, and the every day lives of mission specialists. #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Inside the Network Integrations Center (NIC) @nasagoddard , where every second counts. #stateofnasa #nasasocial
Kevin Carmack, Project Manager for the Laser Communication Relay Demonstration Project at @nasagoddard discusses the importance of #laser #communication in #space and between the NIC and @iss with #astronauts and #spacecraft during the #stateofnasa #nasasocial 💫
I don’t normally walk towards the light at the end of the tunnel, but when I do, it’s an 8x6 Supersonic Wind Tunnel. The white noise grew louder as I walked closer to the edge. 2nd picture shows our location on the lab diorama. @nasaglenn #nasasocial #stateofnasa #space
Have you seen the first video on my @wingsoverky page?! Click the link in my bio to see how @nasa_marshall is using a 21 ft tall robotic arm to create composite panels for the SLS system! . . . . #nasa #marshall #stem #womeninstem #space #composite #photographylover #aviation #math #science #technology #engineering #photography #space #sls #stateofnasa #nasasocial #marshallspaceflightcenter #aviatior #warbirds #flying #avgeek #aviationphotography
“Had the opportunity of crossing out one of my bucket list goals which is to go inside of NASA’s VAB in the Kennedy Space Center. thank you @nasa @nasakennedy for letting me stand , and explore where so much history has been made and will continue to be made on this new 2020’s space race. So much new exiting missions a head ; back to the Moon 🌚, Europa exploration, Mars surface samples , etc! 🚀 thank you Wendy Neuerburg for the opportunity and all the great NASA staff. #nasa #stateofnasa #nasasocial #sls #vab #space #spacex #rockets
First video from my #stateofnasa #nasasocial mini series is officially up! This was one of my favorite places to tour during the trip! The 21 ft tall robotic arm is being used to create large scale space structures for the SLS (Space Launch System), as seen in the video. This method is ideal for many reasons, mostly being: 1. The weight load is decreased by 30% and 2. A cost saving of 20% which gives it the significant advantage over other materials such as metal. Check it out!! FULL LINK IN MY BIO. . . . . #nasa #spacenerd #spacegeek #kennedyspacecenter #nasaremembers #flying #astronaut #aviation #space #aviationlover #aviationphotography #technology #alabama #marshall #space #center #composite #carbon #fiber #science #astronaut #launch #system #printing #laboratory
Am I tall enough to be an astronaut yet? 👩🏽‍🚀🤳🏽 New blog post up on @nasa and the power of social media! (Link in bio.) 📸: @jonreinophotography #NASASocial #StateOfNASA
This is a Centaur Upper Stage Rocket. Active from 1994 to 2003, it was used to propel NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn after being launched on the Titan IV booster. This one is permanently parked in front of Glenn Research Center, check the link in my bio for the full gallery from #nasasocial #stateofnasa #nasa #space #rocket #centaur #cassini #saturn #glennresearchcenter #titan #science #history #linkinbio @nasa @nasaglenn
Hey folks! Alexander Winn here, bringing you an account of my trip to the JPL campus, as part of #NASASocial . After checking in (and getting our super-cool security badges), we were escorted into a theater to hang out while we waited for everyone to arrive. I chatted with a bunch of people, and checked out an awesome globe that can track the orbital positions of various NASA missions, display environmental data, and more. Once everyone was there we went around and introduced ourselves, and then we got to watch a speach by NASA's Acting Director Lightfoot on the new budget for the year and how it will be used. - After that, the tour really got started. We got to see a test chamber where a mockup of the upcoming InSight lander, which will carry the first seismograph to another planet, is being tested. We were shown a cleanroom where the Mars2020 rover is being constructed, based on the designs of the Curiosity rover that came before it. We saw quite possibly the world's coolest data visualization ever: a cascading series of lights representing up- and down-link data streams between Earth and space. And I got my picture taken next to a life-sized model of the Curiosity rover (which was WAY bigger than I realized!) - Finally, we were taken to Mission Control. For 54 years there have been at least 4 people in Mission Control at all times, without a single interruption. We got to enjoy some peanuts (a good luck tradition during every launch), and sit at the very desks where some of the most famous missions in the history of space exploration were coordinated and run. - I could go on and on, but I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. It was a truly amazing experience, and it wouldn't have happened without your support. So thank you for making TerraGenesis what it is today, and I can't wait to continue this wild ride with you all. - Happy terraforming! #nasasocial #stateofnasa
I had an incredible day @nasagoddard for the #StateOfNASA social event! Meeting the scientists and engineers helping us understand our planet and getting us to the moon, sun, and beyond was such an inspiration. #NASAsocial
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