NASA Renames Facility in Honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson | NASA

NASA has redesignated its Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia, as the Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility, in honor of the West Virginia native and NASA “hidden figure.” “I am thrilled we are honoring Katherine Johnson in this way as she is a true American icon who overcame incredible […]

The Washington Post: NASA spacecraft sends back signal from most distant object humans have ever explored

I can’t wait until tomorrow to see the high resolution images! “I don’t know about you, but I’m really liking 2019 so far,” the mission’s principal investigator, Alan Stern, joked at a press briefing after the signal was acquired. https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/12/31/most-distant-space-encounter-history-is-happening-now/

Voyager 2 Has Left Our Solar System

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. Now slightly more than 11 billion miles (18 bil. km) from Earth, @NASAVoyager 2 has now left the Sun's protective bubble & is flying in interstellar space: https://t.co/zRnhiaJqGS #AGU18 pic.twitter.com/Zzncki4GKB — NASA (@NASA) December 10, 2018 The @NASAVoyager 2 […]