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A Next Generation Spacesuit for the Artemis Generation of Astronauts

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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…
What is Artemis?

July 26, 2019

NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon…
Fueling of NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Power System Begins

July 25, 2019

NASA’s Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen, has given the go-ahead to begin fueling the…
Inside Dark, Polar Moon Craters, Water Not as Invincible as Expected, Scientists Argue

July 25, 2019

The Moon’s south pole region is home to some of the most extreme environments in the solar system:…
Earth Blue, Rocket Red and Lunar Silver: A New Identity for Artemis Program to the Moon

July 20, 2019

NASA has led the charge in space exploration for 60 years, and as we mark the 50thanniversary of…
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…
NASA Scientists Find Sun’s History Buried in Moon’s Crust

June 18, 2019

The Sun is why we’re here. It’s also why Martians or Venusians are not. When the Sun was…
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…
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,…
Ascent Abort-2 Preparations ‘A Really Good Test Run’ For Artemis 1

June 6, 2019

NASA is gearing up for a test of the system that will help keep astronauts safe when traveling…
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.…
NASA’s Mars 2020 Gets a Dose of Space Here on Earth

May 25, 2019

NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft has completed acoustic and thermal vacuum (TVAC) testing at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…
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 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 and Peanuts Celebrate Apollo 10’s 50th Anniversary

May 20, 2019

Today NASA and Peanuts Worldwide celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Apollo 10 and the history…
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