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Could Future Homes on the Moon and Mars Be Made of Fungi?

2 days ago

Science fiction often imagines our future on Mars and other planets as run by machines, with metallic cities…
NASA’s New Moon Rover Tested in Lunar Operations Lab

3 days ago

An engineering model of the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER, is tested in the Simulated Lunar Operations Laboratory at NASA’s…
NASA Rings in Busy New Year in Florida to Prepare for Artemis Missions

3 days ago

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida will have a busy year preparing facilities, ground support equipment and space…
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…
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…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Completes Its First Drive

December 19, 2019

NASA’s next Mars rover has passed its first driving test. A preliminary assessment of its activities on Dec.…
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,…
Two Rovers to Roll on Mars Again: Curiosity and Mars 2020

December 11, 2019

Curiosity won’t be NASA’s only active Mars rover for much longer. Next summer, Mars 2020 will be headed…
NASA, Public Marks Assembly of SLS Stage with Artemis Day

December 10, 2019

On Monday, Dec. 9, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine showed off the Space Launch System liquid-fueled rocket stage that…
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…
Orion Spacecraft Arrives in Ohio Aboard the Super Guppy

November 26, 2019

Almost 1,500 people turned out Sunday, November 24 to watch NASA’s Super Guppy aircraft arrive at Mansfield Lahm…
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…
Two of a Space Kind: Apollo 12 and Mars 2020

November 21, 2019

Fifty years ago today, during their second moonwalk, Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr. and Alan Bean became the first…
Lunar IceCube Mission to Locate, Study Resources Needed for Sustained Presence on Moon

November 12, 2019

As we venture forward to the Moon and establish a sustained lunar presence, finding and understanding water on…
All Four Engines Are Attached to the SLS Core Stage for Artemis I Mission

November 9, 2019

All four RS-25 engines were structurally mated to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for Artemis…
A Next Generation Spacesuit for the Artemis Generation of Astronauts

October 9, 2019

At first glance, NASA’s new spacesuit that will be worn on Artemis missions might look like the suits…
Scientists chose basalt, because the surface of the Moon and Mars contains a lot of this kind of rock. Image credit: NASA via Wikimedia, Public Domain
Sun Science has a Bright Future on the Moon

October 4, 2019

here are many reasons NASA is pursuing the Artemis mission to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024: It’s a crucial…
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…
NASA Science Experiments to be Delivered to Moon by Commercial Landers

September 6, 2019

After sitting in a vacuum chamber for 15 years, a gas-sniffing instrument will finally get its chance to…
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…
NASA-JPL Names ‘Rolling Stones Rock’ on Mars

August 23, 2019

For decades, the music of The Rolling Stones has had a global reach here on Earth. Now, the…
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…
MarCO Wins the ‘Oscar’ for Tiny Spacecraft

August 12, 2019

The first briefcase-size CubeSats to journey to another planet have been honored for their role in NASA InSight’s…
How NASA Will Protect Astronauts From Space Radiation at the Moon

August 8, 2019

August 1972, as NASA scientist Ian Richardson remembers it, was hot. In Surrey, England, where he grew up,…
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…
MEDLI2 Installation on Mars 2020 Aeroshell Begins

August 5, 2019

Hardware installed onto NASA’s Mars 2020 entry vehicle this week will help to increase the safety of future…
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…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Does Biceps Curls

July 27, 2019

The robotic arm on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover does not have deltoids, triceps or biceps, but it can…
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