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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…
CubeSats Dance: One Water-Powered NASA Spacecraft Commands Another in Orbit

August 6, 2019

On June 21, 2019, NASA demonstrated the first coordinated maneuver between two CubeSats in low-Earth orbit as part…
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 Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life

June 30, 2019

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan.…
Look, No Hands! NASA’s First Astrobee Robot “Bumble” Starts Flying in Space

June 21, 2019

On June 14, a robot named Bumble became the first Astrobee robot to fly under its own power…
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 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 Spacecraft to use ‘Green’ Fuel for the First Time

June 11, 2019

A non-toxic, rosé-colored liquid could fuel the future in space and propel missions to the Moon or other…
Exploring the Moon Promises Innovation and Benefit at Home

June 7, 2019

Walking on another world was science fiction until NASA’s Apollo program made it a reality. Fifty years later,…
Sandia launches a bus into space

May 28, 2019

HOT SHOT sounding rocket program picks up flight pace. Sandia National Laboratories recently launched a bus into space.…
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…
Beyond the Metal: Investigating Soft Robots at NASA Langley

May 8, 2019

Into the Spiderverse’s newest crew of villains include a brilliant scientist named Doctor Octopus who uses flexible robotic…
Next-Generation NASA Instrument Advanced to Study the Atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

April 26, 2019

Much has changed technologically since NASA’s Galileo mission dropped a probe into Jupiter’s atmosphere to investigate, among other…
NASA ‘Nose’ Importance of Humans, Robots Exploring Together

April 18, 2019

NASA is sending humans forward to the Moon, this time to stay. Upcoming expeditions to the Moon will…
NASA Tech One Step Closer to Launch on Next Falcon Heavy

April 15, 2019

A new kind of atomic clock, non-toxic propellant system and missions to characterize how space weather interferes with…
NASA Invests in Potentially Revolutionary Tech Concepts

April 11, 2019

Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two…
Northrop Grumman Carries Technology, Scientific Investigations on Mission to Space Station

April 11, 2019

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft scheduled to liftoff on April 17 carries supplies and scientific experiments to the…
NASA Selects Two New Space Tech Research Institutes for Smart Habitats

April 9, 2019

As exploration missions venture beyond low-Earth orbit and to the Moon — and eventually Mars — NASA must…
NASA Garners 7 Webby Award Nominations

April 6, 2019

Want to talk about how to land spacecraft onto other planets? We’re here for you. Looking for the…
New Spinoff Publication Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

April 4, 2019

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world’s first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up…
SLS Engine Section Approaches Finish Line for First Flight

March 23, 2019

NASA and Boeing have completed the majority of outfitting for the core stage engine section for the first…
NASA-Supported Payloads to Get Lift from Blue Origin

December 18, 2018

Before a NASA technology makes it to orbit or lands on another planet, researchers test – and retest…
NASA Begins America’s New Moon to Mars Exploration Approach in 2018

December 18, 2018

NASA welcomed a new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, deputy administrator, Jim Morhard, and chief financial officer, Jeff DeWit, in…
NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch with US Partner Rocket Lab

December 18, 2018

A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology demonstrations,…
Four NASA-Sponsored Experiments Set to Launch on Virgin Galactic Spacecraft

December 13, 2018

A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo will separate…
Keeping Cool: Robotic Refueling Mission 3

December 3, 2018

Heading to the International Space Station aboard December’s SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services Mission-16 (CRS-16), the Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3)…
Hubble Celebrates 25 Years Since First Repair Mission in Space

December 3, 2018

On May 20, 1990, you could hear a pin drop as a room full of scientists waited breathlessly…
NASA Team Investigates Ultrafast Laser Machining for Multiple Spaceflight Applications

November 3, 2018

An ultrafast laser that fires pulses of light just 100 millionths of a nanosecond in duration could potentially…
NASA Television to Air Departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from Space Station

November 2, 2018

After delivering more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments to the International Space Station,…
NASA Looking to Tiny Technology for Big Payoffs

October 31, 2018

NASA is advancing technology that could use large amounts of nanoscale materials to launch lighter rockets and spacecraft…
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