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dragonfly mission

NASA’s Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of...

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for...
SpaceX Falcon Heavy

NASA Technology Missions Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the...
Visionary Aerospace Concepts

NASA Looks to the Future, Seeks Next Level Visionary Aerospace Concepts

NASA is looking for trailblazing ideas that could one day change what’s possible in space. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program...
Terahertz laser

Terahertz Laser for Sensing and Imaging Outperforms Its Predecessors

A terahertz laser designed by MIT researchers is the first to reach three key performance goals at once — high constant power,...
Space Communications and Navigation

NASA Space Communications and Navigation: Supporting Exploration

NASA spacecraft have studied Earth and the surrounding universe for more than 60 years, making ground-breaking discoveries and enabling human exploration. From...
Powerful aurora-forming

Powerful Aurora-Forming Mini Explosions Seen Behind the Earth

The new study, including researchers from Imperial College London, showed that these events, though small, were fast enough to hurl particles towards the Earth’s...
Robotic Arm

Canadian Robotic Arm Installs U.S. Cygnus Cargo Ship to Station

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo ship was bolted into place on the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Unity module at 7:31 a.m....
Photodetector Camera

Next-Generation Photodetector Camera to Deploy During Robotic Servicing Demonstration Mission

Testing tools and technologies for refueling and repairing satellites in orbit won’t be the only demonstration taking place aboard the International Space Station during...
coatings

NASA-Developed Coating Investigated for Protecting Smithsonian Specimens

A technology that has shielded some of NASA’s highest-profile space observatories from potentially harmful molecular contamination is now being evaluated as a possible solution...
Supersonic Flight

NASA, French Aerospace Lab to Collaborate on Sonic Boom Prediction Research

NASA and France’s Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA), the French national aerospace research center, signed a research agreement Wednesday that could make supersonic...
internet in space

Disruption Tolerant Networking to Demonstrate Internet in Space

NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and Science Mission Directorates are collaborating to make interplanetary internet a reality.They’re about to demonstrate Delay/Disruption Tolerant Networking, or DTN...
robotics

NASA, Partners, Advance In-Space Assembly Robotics

A robotic arm moving a solar array up and down along a space structure, and a robotic hand and jigging system autonomously building truss...
satellite

NASA Tests Solar Sail for CubeSat that Will Study Near-Earth Asteroids

NASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a small satellite designed to study asteroids close to Earth, performed a successful deployment test June 28 of the solar sail that will...
Antarctica’s coldest temperatures

New Study Explains Antarctica’s Coldest Temperatures

Tiny valleys near the top of Antarctica’s ice sheet reach temperatures of nearly -100 degrees Celsius, according to a new study published this week in Geophysical Research...
Supersonic Aircraft

NASA’s Experimental Supersonic Aircraft Now Known as X-59 QueSST

NASA’s newest experimental aircraft, designed with quiet supersonic technology and intended to help open a new era in faster-than-sound air travel over land, will...
robotics

Sample Return Technology Successfully Tested on Xodiac Rocket

Just a sample will do.Honeybee Robotics in Pasadena, California, flight tested its pneumatic sampler collection system, PlanetVac, on Masten Space Systems’ Xodiac rocket on...
NASA, Mars

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as...
solar wind drops

How Solar Wind Drops from Gale to Gentle Breeze as It...

As Earth orbits the sun at supersonic speed, it cuts a path through the solar wind. This fast stream of charged particles, or plasma,...
RainCube

Small Packages to Test Big Space Technology Advances

This weekend, when the next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, it will...
Microgap Cooling

NASA’s Emerging Microgap Cooling To Be Tested Aboard Reusable Launch Vehicle

An emerging technology for removing excessive, potentially damaging heat from small, tightly packed instrument electronics and other spaceflight gear will be demonstrated for the...