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Lockheed Martin’s Mars Base Camp would stage Mars surface missions

Lockheed Martin shared more information about its Mars Base Camp (MBC) architecture and operation plans at this year’s International Astronautical Congress, as reported by Space. The concept ima

NASA and Russia agree to work together on Moon space station

At this year's International Astronautical Congress, NASA and Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, signed a joint statement expressing their intent to work collaboratively toward the development of a spa

Save the International Space Station and give it to the private sector

Bob Brumley Contributor Robert "Bob" Brumley served as the Executive Director, Commercial Space Working Group, of the National Security and Economic Policy Councils, which developed the Reagan Adminis

The Cassini Orbiter’s greatest images and discoveries

The Cassini-Huygens mission launched from Cape Canaveral on October 15, 1997, and tomorrow, just a month shy of 20 years later, one of the most prolific purveyors of beautiful planetary science crashe

Space Nation will tap NASA for global astronaut training program

Democratizing access to space is going to take a lot of work, but Space Nation wants to help with the astronaut training bit of that equation. Now, the startup has announced it will have some help fro

On Voyager’s 40th anniversary, here are 20 of the mission’s best images and discoveries

It's been 40 years to the day since the Voyager mission commenced with the launch of Voyager 1, with its twin Voyager 2 launching two weeks later. This groundbreaking and incredibly ambitious mission

Watch astronaut Peggy Whitson return to Earth after 288 days in space

Record-setting astronaut Peggy Whitson is coming back from space as the cumulative record holder for longest time spent floating up among the stars and you can watch the live stream of her touching do

3D-printed space habitats earn $400K in prizes at NASA competition

One of the many considerations we will have should we decide at last to colonize another planet is where we'll live. Should we bring inflatable habitats? Should we ship girders and metal sheets? Or sh

Citizen spacecraft builders literally race to the moon in NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge

NASA is in the business of giving small-time scientists and engineers opportunities: its small business grants, open data initiatives and other efforts are meant to empower the high school kid or hobb

Watch the solar eclipse live right here!

Today, the country will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 100 years. And people are amped. Unfortunately, the total eclipse (of the heart; sorry, I can't help myself) will only be vis

NASA is using Intel’s deep learning to build better moon maps

NASA’s Frontier Development Lab collects a lot of data. It’s one of the main things it does when it’s not landing things on other things. But actually deriving useful information from all the da

NASA launches satellite to relay data from Hubble, ISS and other spacecraft

NASA launched a new satellite on Friday morning, aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. The launch occurred at just before 8:30 AM ET, after a brief delay from its o

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule successfully attached to ISS

SpaceX’s latest International Space Station Resupply mission has completed its latest step, with the Dragon capsule launched on Monday loaded with over 6,400 pounds of supplies successfully dock

SpaceX successfully launches and recovers Falcon 9 for CRS-12

SpaceX has successfully launched yet another rocket, this one carrying a Dragon capsule loaded with over 6,400 pounds of cargo destined for the International Space Station. That makes an even dozen fo

SSL and NASA move closer to creating a service spacecraft for LEO satellites

Satellite provider Space Systems Loral (SSL) and NASA have completed a key step towards building a spacecraft that can service satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), potentially extending their useful l

NASA puts $14M in funding towards soft robots, flash lidar and other research projects

NASA has announced the latest beneficiaries of its Small Business Technology Transfer program, which solicits and funds small-scale research projects outside the agency but relevant to its interests.

NASA seeks to build a quieter supersonic plane for passenger flight

NASA has designed a supersonic plane that it hopes will help reduce flight time for international travelers, and its design is intended to reduce the noise of the jet to well below that of the Concord

NASA tests astronaut ocean exit process for Orion crew capsule

NASA has a long and thorough safety certification process for any vessels hoping to transport astronauts to space and back – and its Orion crew capsule is no exception. The vehicle, which is aiming

In NASA speech, Mike Pence shoots for the Moon (and Mars)

Taking a break from touching pieces of sophisticated technology labeled “do not touch” in a Kennedy Center clean room, Vice President Mike Pence made a speech to NASA yesterday that furthe

NASA picks 3 research teams to lay the groundwork for an autonomous future

NASA has greenlighted three of its teams of researchers to perform feasibility studies on projects that could pave the way for autonomous drones and self-driving cars to operate safely and effectively
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