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Artemis Student Challenge: NASA Selects University Teams to Build Technologies for the Moon’s Darkest Areas

3 days ago

Almost a quarter of a million miles away from home, the Moon’s permanently shadowed regions are the closest…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Goes Coast-to-Coast to Prep for Launch

5 days ago

The agency’s first step in returning rocks from Mars just arrived at Kennedy Space Center. The Mars 2020…
’Pale Blue Dot’ Revisited

5 days ago

For the 30th anniversary of one of the most iconic views from the Voyager mission, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…
Explorers Wanted: NASA to Hire More Artemis Generation Astronauts

6 days ago

As NASA prepares to launch American astronauts this year on American rockets from American soil to the International…
NASA Prepares for Moon and Mars With New Addition to Its Deep Space Network

6 days ago

Robotic spacecraft will be able to communicate with the dish using radio waves and lasers. Surrounded by California…
NASA Administrator Statement on Moon to Mars Initiative, FY 2021 Budget

February 11, 2020

Jim Bridenstine addresses NASA’s ambitious plans for the coming years, including Mars Sample Return. “President Donald Trump’s Fiscal…
All About the Laser (and Microphone) Atop Mars 2020, NASA’s Next Rover

February 8, 2020

SuperCam is a rock-vaporizing instrument that will help scientists hunt for Mars fossils. NASA is sending a new…
NASA to Industry: Send Ideas for Lunar Rovers

February 7, 2020

As NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program mounts toward a robust decade of modern science, research, and human exploration at the…
SHIIVER is 13-foot diameter test tank built by NASA to evaluate technologies aimed at reducing the evaporation or “boiloff” losses in large cryogenic storage tanks for human exploration missions. Image credits: NASA
SHIIVER: Changing the way NASA Keeps it Cool

February 5, 2020

When deep space exploration missions launch, like NASA’s future Artemis missions to the Moon, they carry liquids with them for…
How ESA-NASA’s Solar Orbiter Beats the Heat

February 5, 2020

When Solar Orbiter launches on its journey to the Sun, there’s one key piece of engineering making this ESA-NASA…
NASA to Broadcast Solar Orbiter Launch, Prelaunch Activities

February 1, 2020

NASA is targeting 11:03 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 9, for the launch of Solar Orbiter, an international collaborative…
Voyager 2 Engineers Working to Restore Normal Operations

January 29, 2020

Engineers for NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft are working to return the mission to normal operating conditions after one…
NASA’s Newest Astronauts Ready for Space Station, Moon, and Mars Missions

January 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: This release was updated shortly after being issued to correct the number of active astronauts in NASA’s…
First NASA Artemis Rocket Core Stage Loaded on Pegasus Barge

January 9, 2020

The first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stage for NASA’s Artemis program completed manufacturing work at  NASA’s Michoud…
NASA Prepares Artemis I SLS Rocket Stage for Move to Pegasus Barge

January 3, 2020

Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans moved the core stage, complete with all four RS-25…
What’s Next For NASA in 2020?

January 3, 2020

In 2020, NASA will be taking long strides toward returning astronauts to the Moon, continuing the exploration of…
Space History Is Made in This NASA Robot Factory

December 25, 2019

Built in 1961, the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is the cradle…
NASA’s Moon to Mars Plans, Artemis Lunar Program Gets Fast Tracked in 2019

December 24, 2019

In 2019, NASA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the agency’s Apollo 11 Moon landing, the most historic moment in space…
Astronauts “Train Like You Fly” in Boeing Starliner Simulations

December 20, 2019

While Starliner tests its capabilities during Boeing’s first uncrewed Starliner flight test, astronauts are getting ready to fly…
NASA’s Astronaut Candidates to Graduate with Eye on Artemis Missions

December 19, 2019

NASA will honor the first class of astronaut candidates to graduate under the Artemis program at 10:30 a.m. EST Friday,…
NASA’s Juno Navigators Enable Jupiter Cyclone Discovery

December 13, 2019

upiter’s south pole has a new cyclone. The discovery of the massive Jovian tempest occurred on Nov. 3,…
New Launch Communications Segment Empowers Artemis

November 28, 2019

As Artemis astronauts lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, new ground systems will provide them with…
NASA Shares Mid-Sized Robotic Lunar Lander Concept with Industry

November 26, 2019

As NASA presses forward with the agency’s mission to the Moon, Mars and beyond, the development of top-tier…
NASA Commits to Future Artemis Missions With More SLS Rocket Stages

October 17, 2019

NASA has taken the next steps toward building Space Launch System (SLS) rocket core stages to support as…
Orion Suit Equipped to Expect the Unexpected on Artemis Missions

October 16, 2019

When astronauts are hours away from launching on Artemis missions to the Moon, they’ll put on a brightly…
NASA Designing Shapeshifting Robots for Saturn’s Moons

September 26, 2019

Mini robots that can roll, fly, float and swim, then morph into a single machine? Together they form…
NASA Commits to Long-term Artemis Missions with Orion Production Contract

September 24, 2019

NASA is setting in motion the Orion spacecraft production line to support as many as 12 Artemis missions,…
NASA Joins Last of Five Sections for Space Launch System Rocket Stage

September 20, 2019

NASA finished assembling and joining the main structural components for the largest rocket stage the agency has built…
Deadline Closing for Names to Fly on NASA’s Next Mars Rover

September 19, 2019

It’s the final boarding call for you to stow your name on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover before it…
Orion to Face Simulated Rigors of Space in Last Major Testing Before Artemis I

September 19, 2019

The recently completed Orion spacecraft for Artemis I will head to Ohio for the final stretch of major…
NASA Prepares for Green Run Testing, Practices Lifting SLS Core Stage

August 28, 2019

NASA cleared a milestone in preparation for Green Run testing of its Space Launch System (SLS) core stage…
Orion Hot Fire Test Blazing a Safe Trail for NASA Missions to the Moon

August 24, 2019

The Northrop Grumman built attitude control motor (ACM) on Orion’s launch abort system was successfully tested on August 22, at…
30 Years Ago: Voyager 2’s Historic Neptune Flyby

August 23, 2019

Thirty years ago, on Aug. 25, 1989, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft made a close flyby of Neptune, giving…
Hot Fire! Orion’s Service Module Completes Critical Propulsion Test

August 7, 2019

NASA is building a system to send astronauts to the Moon for Artemis missions, and that includes tests…
NASA Announces US Industry Partnerships to Advance Moon, Mars Technology

July 31, 2019

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this release misstated the number of companies selected. The correct number is…
What is Artemis?

July 26, 2019

NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon…
RoboSimian can walk on four legs, crawl, move like an inchworm and slide on its belly. In this photo it stands on the Devil's Golf Course in Death Valley, California, for field testing with engineer Brendan Chamberlain-Simon.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
For Climbing Robots, the Sky’s the Limit

July 11, 2019

Robots can drive on the plains and craters of Mars, but what if we could explore cliffs, polar…
Planetary Rings of Uranus ‘Glow’ in Cold Light

June 25, 2019

Using the both ALMA and the VLT, astronomers have imaged the cold, rock-strewn rings encircling the planet Uranus.…
Small Satellite Concept Finalists Target Moon, Mars and Beyond

June 24, 2019

NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets Its Wheels

June 21, 2019

In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install…
How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time

June 15, 2019

NASA navigators are helping build a future where spacecraft could safely and autonomously fly themselves to destinations like…
NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids

June 12, 2019

Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained…
Five Things to Know about NASA’s Deep Space Atomic Clock

June 5, 2019

NASA is sending a new technology to space on June 22 that will change the way we navigate…
NASA Reaches New Milestone on Complex, Large Rocket

June 4, 2019

NASA achieved a significant milestone in manufacturing the first large, complex core stage that will help power the…
From Alabama to the Moon

May 30, 2019

The path to the Moon has run through Alabama since the earliest days of our nation’s space program.…
50 Years Ago: Apollo 10 Clears the Way for the first Moon Landing

May 26, 2019

“Houston, we are returning to Earth!” With those words, Apollo 10 Commander Thomas P. Stafford announced that the…
NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set

May 23, 2019

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1…
NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers

May 17, 2019

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar…
NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

May 15, 2019

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among…
NASA Selects Two New Space Tech Research Institutes for Smart Habitats

April 9, 2019

As exploration missions venture beyond low-Earth orbit and to the Moon — and eventually Mars — NASA must…
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