Space & Technology

December 30, 2016
 

NASA 2017 – Building the Future

NASA looks forward to 2017. For more information on NASA in 2016 and beyond, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-reveals-the-unknown-in-2016




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NASA/iGoal Animation photograph

Science launching to space station looks forward, back

Some of the earliest human explorers used mechanical tools called sextants to navigate vast oceans and discover new lands. Today, high-tech tools navigate microscopic DNA to discover previously unidentified organisms. Scientist...
 
 
NASA photograph by Bill Hrybyk

NASA eyes highly versatile carbon-nanotube technology for different spaceflight applications

NASA photograph by Bill Hrybyk John Hagopian (left) collaborated with instrument scientist Lucy Lim to develop a new instrument that relies on carbon nanotubes to provide the electrons needed to excite minerals contained in an ...
 
 
Los Alamos National Laboratory photograph

Demonstration proves nuclear fission system can provide space exploration power

NASA image Artist’s concept of new fission power system on the lunar surface. NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power syst...