Anming Hu, the Chinese professor accused of hiding his ties with China while applying for a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) project research grant, has been acquitted.
The case: Hu, a former associate professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, had been accused of deliberately hiding a professorship he held with Beijing University of Technology on forms submitted to UT Knoxville and NASA, according to the Associated Press.
Vietnamese American Margaret Vo Schaus is now the new chief financial officer for NASA after swearing-in on Wednesday.
The ceremony: In the statement published by NASA, Vo Schaus said she was “honored to be sworn in by Administrator Bill Nelson” during the ceremony.
Ellison Onizuka, the first Asian American astronaut, was recently honored with a NASA spacecraft named after him.
A fallen hero: Aerospace company Northrop Grumman named its NG-16 Cygnus spacecraft S.S. Ellison Onizuka after the astronaut died along with six other crew members in the tragic Space Shuttle Challenger mishap on Jan. 28, 1986, reported the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
MiMi Aung, the project manager for Ingenuity at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was recently captured on camera ripping her prepared contingency speech in excitement after the successful flight of the helicopter on Mars.
The helicopter first became airborne on Monday at 3:34 a.m. EDT, according to NASA. Ingenuity hovered for 30 seconds at 10 feet above the Martian surface before landing safely for a total flight time of 39.1 seconds, becoming the “first-ever controlled, powered flight on another planet,” Newsweek reported.
The successful landing of the NASA Perseverance rover on Mars on Thursday after its 293 million-mile journey from Earth was made possible by a team of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines, including several Asian Americans.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) managed and operated in California by Caltech under NASA, employs a number of Asian American specialists who made notable contributions to the Mars 2020 mission.
The 18 members of NASA’s Moon landing mission, called the Artemis program, have been revealed, and four of their members are of Asian descent.
Who are the members: Vice President Mike Pence revealed the nine men and nine women members of the Artemis program at an event in Florida last week, according to BBC. Here are the four Asian American members of NASA’s moon landing mission for 2024.
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) docked to the International Space Station (ISS) at 11:01 p.m. EST on Monday, successfully completing the first of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) flights.
Noguchi was with three NASA astronauts aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience, which lifted off Sunday evening from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
A 9-year-old boy from Malaysia may have solved one of the biggest dilemmas on NASA’s plate.
Easy peasy: Zyson Kang Zy Sun invented the “Spacesuit Lunar Toilet,” a portable toilet specially designed for astronauts, which would allow them to urinate in zero gravity, reported the New Straits Times.
The number of Filipinos wanting to “travel” to Mars has just breached the million mark.
Send me: The Philippines has topped the countries with the most number of signups for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s “Send Your Name to Mars” program.
A pair of 10th graders from India has discovered an asteroid that will eventually find its way toward planet Earth.
Schoolgirl scientists: Radhika Lakhani and Vaidehi Vekariya got to name their celestial discovery HLV2514, which they chanced upon while participating in a joint project by Space India and NASA.
Women make up only a third of NASA’s workforce, and Filipina American engineer Josephine Santiago-Bond is one of them.
Santiago-Bond is the head of the Advanced Engineering Development Branch that she helped create, and oversees a team of 21 engineers and interns according to Asian Journal.
China reportedly saw a dramatic decrease in its air pollution as the country focuses its attention on fighting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The data, which compares NASA satellite images taken from January 2019 to February 2020, show a massive decline in air pollution and U.S. space agencies believe that this is “partly related” to the economic shutdown as a result of the COVID-19, according to The Guardian.