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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…
Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon

December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close,…
This new NASA ebook includes more than 150 images of our planet in darkness as captured from space by Earth-observing satellites and astronauts over the last 25 years. Credits: NASA
New NASA eBook Reveals Insights of Earth Seen at Night from Space

December 11, 2019

Earth has many stories to tell, even in the dark of night. Earth at Night, NASA’s new 200-page…
MAGIC Telescope, La Palma, Canary Islands. Image credit: Pachango via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
The tera from outer space

November 21, 2019

Gamma-ray bursts are the most energetic phenomenon known to humankind. Although short-lived, they outshine stars and even galactic…
Investigating water ice, space weathering on the Moon

November 13, 2019

When humans go back to the Moon — and NASA plans to return by 2024 — they’re going…
Left: Apollo 12 astronauts (front to back) Conrad, Gordon, and Bean stand outside the Command Module simulator. Right: Apollo 12 astronauts (left to right) Bean, Gordon, and Conrad seen through a fish-eye lens inside the Command Module simulator. Image credits: NASA
50 Years Ago: Countdown Begins for Apollo 12

November 8, 2019

In November 1969, American astronauts prepared to embark on the second mission to land humans on the Moon.…
Top NASA Manager Says the 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts might not Happen

September 19, 2019

Speaking before a Congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, 18 September 2019, Kenneth Bowersox, Acting Associate Administrator for Human Exploration…
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…
Using ionic liquid capsules to capture carbon dioxide from air

August 9, 2019

If humans are going to successfully make longer-distance space trips, it will depend on discovering and engineering new…
Illustration of NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA’s TESS mission finds ‘missing link’ planets

August 6, 2019

NASA’s newest planet-hunting satellite has discovered a type of planet missing from our own solar system. Launched in…
NASA-funded study aims to map air pollution in front of our faces

August 2, 2019

To measure air pollution across the United States and other large areas, scientists rely on a patchwork of…
Terraforming the Surface of Mars with Silica Aerogel?

July 23, 2019

The idea of terraforming Mars and other planets within the Solar System and beyond has not only deep…
Student-built satellites deployed into orbit from the International Space Station

July 22, 2019

On a quiet Wednesday morning, a small group gathered at Virginia Tech’s Center for Space Science and Engineering…
The Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket on its journey to the Moon in 1969. Credits: NASA
Math Invented for Moon Landing Helps Your Flight Arrive on Time

July 19, 2019

They say the computers on board the Apollo spacecraft were not even as powerful as your smartphone. So,…
Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite

July 17, 2019

When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific…
NASA is Building Robots That Can Climb Rock and Ice Cliffs

July 17, 2019

NASA has pioneered the development of all kinds of robots and robotic systems. Beyond its0 orbiters and satellites,…
The next giant leap in space exploration

July 15, 2019

NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part…
Is NASA Sacrificing Sending Astronauts to Mars in Order to Get to the Moon Sooner?

July 9, 2019

On December 11th, 2017, President Trump issued Space Policy Directive-1, a change in national space policy which tasked…
Scientists scramble to build payload for 2021 moon landing

July 3, 2019

Scavenging spare parts and grabbing off-the-shelf hardware, University of California, Berkeley, space scientists are in a sprint to…
NASA Plans to Fly a Drone to Titan in Search of the Building Blocks of Life

June 28, 2019

In a statement released on Thursday, NASA revealed its next target of exploration within our solar system to…
Apollo Mission Control Reopens in All Its Historic Glory

June 27, 2019

On July 20, 1969, the United States achieved the most profound milestone of human accomplishment when it landed…
NASA’s Fermi mission reveals record-setting gamma-ray bursts

June 19, 2019

For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s most luminous…
50 Years Ago: One Month til Apollo 11 Liftoff

June 18, 2019

The achievement of President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing a man on the Moon and returning him…
Stanford and NASA Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit

June 4, 2019

A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into…
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 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…
Space Tech Conference 2019: Powerful insights, thought leadership and future trends from NASA, Lockheed Martin and Virgin Orbit

May 15, 2019

This May 20-22, Conference and Pre-conference workshops at Space Tech Expo unites creators, cultivators, and collaborators from across…
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…
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First iterations of space-traveling ‘wafercraft’

May 10, 2019

These are the journeys of the “StarChip Wafersize.” UC Santa Barbara students sent up, via balloon, a prototype…
How Atmospheric Sounding Transformed Weather Prediction

May 3, 2019

In the late 1950s, a scientist named Lewis Kaplan divined a new and groundbreaking way to calculate temperature…
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