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NASA seeks industry ideas for an advanced Mars satellite

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications...

NASA preparing for fourth series of flight tests of unmanned aircraft

NASA illustrationNASA and its partners are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop regulations to integrate...

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion for deep space exploration

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. of Redmond, Wash., to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's...

NASA seeks proposals for deep space habitation prototypes

NASA is soliciting proposals for the development of prototypes for deep space habitats that will give astronauts a place to call home during long-duration...

Educators learn about effects on humans from long-term space exposure

NASA photograph by Lauren HughesParticipants are learning about the electromagnetic spectrum as they look through diffraction slides that bend visible light unto rainbow...

Hyten announces Space Enterprise Vision

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command's Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The...

NASA to attach, test first expandable habitat on ISS

Bigelow Aerospace imageThis artist’s concept depicts the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module attached to the International Space Station’s Tranquility module. The first human-rated expandable structure...

Lockheed Martin readies sensitive IR instruments for NASA telescope

Lockheed Martin photographNIRCam (left) beat requirements during final cryogenic testing with the Integrated Science Instrument Module for the James Webb Space Telescope. The...

Dragon, Cygnus to meet for first time in space

SpaceX photographA Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon spacecraft stand at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station before the...

Icy ‘spider’ on Pluto

Sprawling across Pluto’s icy landscape is an unusual geological feature that resembles a giant spider. “Oh, what a tangled web Pluto’s geology weaves,” said Oliver...