NASA to Broadcast Mars 2020 Perseverance Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA is targeting 7:50 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 30, for the launch of its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is approximately two hours, with a launch opportunity every five minutes.

NASA Television to Air Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel, and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) beginning at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 23.

NASA to Discuss Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission with Space Foundation

NASA leadership will participate in a virtual discussion with the Space Foundation on the upcoming Mars 2020 Perseverance rover launch at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, July 20. The event, called Roving the Red Planet, will stream live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

A new agency to manage radioactive waste


The Australian Radioactive Waste Agency is the next important step in developing Australia’s radioactive waste management capabilities.

Tackling the misinformation epidemic with “In Event of Moon Disaster”

New website from the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality rewrites an important moment in history to educate the public on the dangers of deepfakes.

Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19

0 Digital Transformation Institute awards $5.4 million to top researchers to steer how society responds to the pandemic.

3 Questions: Thomas Kochan on new policies to shape work of the future

MIT Sloan professor says major transformation of labor law and associated policies are needed for improved worker-employer relationships.

NASA Announces New James Webb Space Telescope Target Launch Date

NASA now is targeting Oct. 31, 2021, for the launch of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana, due to impacts from the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as technical challenges.

MIT-BU law clinics help students bring innovations into the world

Growing program provides free legal services to student entrepreneurs and researchers, while giving law students practical experience.

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How energy-intensive economies can survive and thrive as the globe ramps up climate action.
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Jobs at the National Radioactive Waste Management Facility


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NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down after First Commercial Crew Flight to Space Station

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight.

NASA Broadcasts First Splashdown of American Astronauts in 45 Years

NASA is broadcasting the return of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley from the International Space Station – the first splashdown of an American crew spacecraft in 45 years.