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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 Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars

December 11, 2019

NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending…
NASA’s Briefcase-Size MarCO Satellite Picks Up Honors

November 28, 2019

Aviation Week & Space Technology is bestowing a prestigious Laureate award on NASA’s pair of briefcase-size Mars Cube…
Global Storms on Mars Launch Dust Towers Into the Sky

November 27, 2019

Dust storms are common on Mars. But every decade or so, something unpredictable happens: A series of runaway…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Will Hunt for Microscopic Fossils

November 13, 2019

Scientists with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look…
Screening Soon: ‘The Pathfinders’ Trains Lens on Mars

November 7, 2019

The era NASA called “Faster, Better, Cheaper” started with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory agreeing to land something on…
Mars InSight’s Mole Has Partially Backed Out of Its Hole

October 29, 2019

After making progress over the past several weeks digging into the surface of Mars, InSight’s mole has backed…
Mars 2020 Stands on Its Own Six Wheels

October 26, 2019

This time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 8, 2019, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, captures the…
New Selfie Shows Curiosity, the Mars Chemist

October 25, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover took this selfie on Oct. 11, 2019. A new selfie taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars…
Mars 2020 rover unwrapped. Image credit: NASA
Mars 2020 Unwrapped and Ready for Testing

October 19, 2019

In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 4, 2019, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited…
Summit simulates how humans will ‘brake’ during Mars landing

October 11, 2019

The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be “like…
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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Tests Descent-Stage Separation

October 7, 2019

In this picture from Sept. 28, 2019, engineers and technicians working on the assembly and testing of the…
NASA is Testing a Drill to Search for Life on Mars – On Its Own

September 20, 2019

NASA has barely scratched the surface of Mars – literally. While past rovers have dug inches into the…
Speeded up 28 times, this time-lapse shows NASA's Mars 2020 rover on a spin table at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Aug. 29, 2019. Engineers were looking to establish the rover's center of gravity, or the point at which weight is evenly dispersed on all sides. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA’s Mars 2020 Comes Full Circle

September 13, 2019

Engineers took NASA’s Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was…
NASA Research Gives New Insight into How Much Atmosphere Mars Lost

September 6, 2019

A key tracer used to estimate how much atmosphere Mars lost can change depending on the time of…
Robotic Toolkit Added to NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

August 16, 2019

The bit carousel — a mechanism that will play a key role in the acquisition, containment and eventual…
NASA ‘Optometrists’ Verify Mars 2020 Rover’s 20/20 Vision

August 6, 2019

Equipped with visionary science instruments, the Mars 2020 rover underwent an “eye” exam after several cameras were installed…
New Finds for Mars Rover, Seven Years After Landing

August 6, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has come a long way since touching down on Mars seven years ago. It has…
Mars 2020 Rover: T-Minus One Year and Counting

July 18, 2019

The launch period for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover opens exactly one year from today, July 17, 2020, and…
Want to Colonize Mars? Aerogel Could Help

July 16, 2019

Raising crops on Mars is far easier in science fiction than it will be in real life: The…
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…
Mars 2020 Rover Gets a Super Instrument

July 4, 2019

Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, have installed the SuperCam Mast Unit onto the Mars 2020 rover.…
NASA’s InSight Uncovers the ‘Mole’

July 2, 2019

Behold the “mole”: The heat-sensing spike that NASA’s InSight lander deployed on the Martian surface is now visible.…
NASA-Johnson-Built Device to Help Mars 2020 Rover Search for Signs of Life

June 13, 2019

Next summer, NASA is launching the Mars 2020 robotic rover to the Red Planet, loaded with equipment to…
NASA’s Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

June 7, 2019

NASA’s Mars Helicopter flight demonstration project has passed a number of key tests with flying colors. In 2021,…
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache

May 30, 2019

NASA’s Curiosity rover has confirmed that the region on Mars it’s exploring, called the “clay-bearing unit,” is well…
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…
NASA’s MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars

May 16, 2019

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter hit a dizzying milestone this morning: It completed 60,000 loops around the Red Planet…
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…
Why This Martian Full Moon Looks Like Candy

May 10, 2019

For the first time, NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter has caught the Martian moon Phobos during a full moon…
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