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NASA SLS Rocket Testing Ensures Astronaut Safety, Mission Success

July 11, 2019

As the world reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions, NASA is looking forward to its next giant…
NASA Invites Media to Orion Abort Test Before Moon Missions with Crew

May 24, 2019

Media accreditation is open for an uncrewed flight test of the launch abort system of NASA’s Orion spacecraft…
Mars 2020 Is Coming Together

May 18, 2019

An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA’s next Mars rover to the Red Planet, prior…
Image Credit: NASA/Tyler Martin
SLS Liquid Hydrogen Tank Test Article Loaded into Test Stand

January 16, 2019

The largest piece of structural test hardware for America’s new deep space rocket, the Space Launch System, was…
NASA Unveils Sustainable Campaign to Return to Moon, on to Mars

September 27, 2018

In December of 2017, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-1, in which the president directed NASA “to…
Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella

September 12, 2018

Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella.…
NASA is Looking for New Ways to Deal With Trash on Deep Space Missions

July 11, 2018

Life aboard the International Space Station is characterized by careful work and efficiency measures. Not only do astronauts…
360 Video: Tour a Mars Robot Test Lab

March 9, 2018

NASA’s InSight lander looks a bit like an oversized crane game: when it lands on Mars this November,…
NASA’s Lunar Outpost will Extend Human Presence in Deep Space

February 15, 2018

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing…
Falcon Heavy: A Multi-User Spaceport Success Story

February 7, 2018

The launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket on its demonstration flight is another sign that NASA’s Kennedy…
NASA Tests Atomic Clock for Deep Space Navigation

February 6, 2018

In deep space, accurate timekeeping is vital to navigation, but many spacecraft lack precise timepieces on board. For…
Exploring alien worlds with lasers

January 11, 2018

In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful…
Orion Parachute Tests Prove Out Complex System for Human Deep Space Missions

December 19, 2017

When NASA’s Orion spacecraft hurtles toward Earth’s surface during its return from deep-space missions, the capsule’s system of…
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies

November 3, 2017

Like rude relatives who jump in front of your vacation snapshots of landscapes, some of our solar system’s…
Deep Space Communications via Faraway Photons

October 19, 2017

A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead…
Big dishes band together

August 27, 2017

Earlier this month, radio dishes from three deep-space networks combined to catch faint ‘survival’ whispers from one of…
Power Up! System Tests Prepare Orion for Deep Space Exploration

August 19, 2017

Hurtling beyond the Moon at a speedy 25,000 mph for a three-week mission requires a space processor capable…
NextSTEP Partners Develop Ground Prototypes to Expand our Knowledge of Deep Space Habitats

July 29, 2017

Through exploration, NASA is broadening horizons, enhancing knowledge, and improving our way of life. Our efforts to explore…
Technology Research on Station Breathes Life into Life Support

June 19, 2017

There is nothing as refreshing as a breath of fresh air or cool glass of water. On Earth,…
NASA Affirms Plan for First Mission of SLS, Orion

May 15, 2017

In February, NASA began an effort looking at the feasibility of putting crew aboard the first integrated flight of the Space…
NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

April 10, 2017

NASA is preparing for a future that could include soft robotic spacecraft with flexible surfaces that can anchor…
Deep Space Gateway to Open Opportunities for Distant Destinations

March 29, 2017

NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin…
NASA Kicks off Study to Add Crew to First Flight of Orion, SLS as Progress Continues to Send Humans to Deep Space

February 26, 2017

NASA is assessing the feasibility of adding a crew to the first integrated flight of the agency’s Space Launch…
New Horizons Exits Brief Safe Mode, Recovery Operations Continue

February 11, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is operating normally after just over 24 hours in a protective “safe mode,” the…
Major Review Completed for NASA’s New SLS Exploration Upper Stage

January 31, 2017

NASA has successfully completed the exploration upper stage (EUS) preliminary design review for the powerful Space Launch System…
Technicians Prep Space Launch System Booster Structures for First Deep Space Mission

December 22, 2016

When NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), soars from its launch pad at Kennedy Space…
NASA’s Newest Deep Space Network Antenna is Operational

October 12, 2016

NASA’s newest Deep Space Network (DSN) antenna began communicating with Mars Odyssey and MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile…
New ESA’s antenna ready for business

February 15, 2016

ESA inaugurated a new tracking dish in Australia yesterday, marking a significant step in the Agency’s worldwide satcom…
ESA station tracks Earth flyby mission

December 3, 2015

An ESA deep-space ground station will lend a helping ear as Japan’s Hayabusa-2 asteroid mission visits Earth on…
More Than 50 Pieces of Hardware Completed for SLS Core Stage Tanks

October 20, 2015

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have completed more than 50 pieces of flight and…
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