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NASA Selects Two Missions to Explore the Early Solar System

January 5, 2017

NASA has selected two missions that have the potential to open new windows on one of the earliest…
Gemini IX Crew Found ‘Angry Alligator’ in Earth Orbit

June 2, 2016

NASA’s Gemini IX mission was another step in developing technology for future spaceflights from Apollo to the agency’s…
U.S. Demonstrates Production of Fuel for Missions to the Solar System and Beyond

December 23, 2015

The first U.S. production in nearly 30 years of a specialized fuel to power future deep space missions…
Thomas Pesquet closer to space with mission name Proxima

November 15, 2015

Today, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet revealed the name and logo for his six-month mission to the International Space…
A Mission to a Metal World: The Psyche Mission

October 9, 2015

In their drive to set exploration goals for the future, NASA’s Discovery Program put out the call for…
The Next Generation of Exploration: The DAVINCI Spacecraft

October 6, 2015

It’s no secret that there has been a resurgence in interest in space exploration in recent years. Much…
China Plans Lunar Far Side Landing by 2020

September 24, 2015

China aims to land a science probe and research rover on the far side of the Moon by…
ExoMars 2016 targets March launch window

September 21, 2015

A problem recently discovered in two sensors in the propulsion system of the entry, descent and landing demonstrator…
September launch could give rare measurements of ‘dusty plasmas’

September 7, 2015

Researchers from the University of Washington are awaiting the launch an over 50-foot-long rocket from a launch site…
Andreas Mogensen to photograph giant lightning bolts and thunder clouds from space

August 26, 2015

On his forthcoming space mission, Denmark’s first astronaut—Andreas Mogensen—will photograph giant lightning bolts and thunder clouds through the…
Send Your Name to Mars on NASA’s Next Red Planet Mission

August 19, 2015

Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by adding their names to a…
Space mining is closer than you think, and the prospects are great

August 7, 2015

In this week’s Q&A on the ABC, the American cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson gushed about the prospects of mining in…
Gemini V: Paving the Way for Long Duration Spaceflight

August 7, 2015

During the summer of 1965, the United States began to pull even in the space race with the…
Lunar IceCube to Take on Big Mission From Small Package

August 5, 2015

In what scientists say signals a paradigm shift in interplanetary science, NASA has selected a shoebox-size mission to…
Space probes: sterile launch into outer space

August 3, 2015

Components used on a space mission must be cleaned meticulously. Fraunhofer researchers designed a cleanroom for the ESA…
Andreas Mogensen launch moved by a day

July 24, 2015

The next ESA astronaut to work on the International Space Station, Andreas Mogensen, will arrive a day later…
Scientist planning to send microscopic worms into space

July 21, 2015

A University of Exeter scientist is set to send thousands of microscopic worms on a mission to the…
New plan proposed to send humans to Mars

June 30, 2015

A new, cost-constrained U.S. strategy to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by…
NASA Prepares for Future Space Exploration with International Undersea Crew

June 28, 2015

NASA will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean this summer to prepare for…
A Brief History of Nukes in Space

June 26, 2015

In just a few short weeks, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will make its historic flyby of Pluto and…
Veteran NASA Spacecraft Nears 60,000th Lap Around Mars, No Pit Stops

June 22, 2015

NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft will reach a major milestone June 23, when it completes its 60,000th orbit since…
First Dane in space will test equipment from DTU

June 17, 2015

This September, space flight engineer Andreas Mogensen is set to become the first Dane in space. His mission…
Automated ion analyzer for space missions

June 16, 2015

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is scheduled to launch its Eu:CROPIS research satellite into orbit in early 2017.…
NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats on Agency’s Next Mission to Mars

June 15, 2015

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars – a stationary lander in 2016 –…
How Low Can You Orbit?

June 12, 2015

The Earth’s atmosphere is a total drag, especially if you’re trying to orbit our planet. So how low…
What Does NASA Stand For?

June 8, 2015

Chances are that if you have lived on this planet for the past half-century, you’ve heard of NASA.…
Three candidates for ESA’s next medium-class science mission

June 5, 2015

Exoplanets, plasma physics and the X-ray Universe are the topics chosen by ESA to be considered for the…
Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun

June 4, 2015

In June 2015, Mars will swing almost directly behind the sun from Earth’s perspective, and this celestial geometry…
NASA’s Exploration Plans Include Living Off the Land

June 2, 2015

When early explorers crossed vast oceans to reach new worlds, they traveled with only what they needed to…
NASA’s Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

May 27, 2015

NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, to investigate whether the mysterious…
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