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NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids

NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids

Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained human presence at the Moon – part of the agency’s broader Moon to Mars exploration approach. Two mission concepts to explore these capabilities have been selected as the first-ever Phase III studies within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. “We […]

NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program

NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program

NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of the Artemis program. Each commercial lander will carry NASA-provided payloads that will conduct science investigations and demonstrate advanced technologies on the lunar surface, paving the way for NASA astronauts to land on […]

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — stenciled on chips — to the Red Planet with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, which represents the initial leg of humanity’s first round trip to another planet. The rover is scheduled […]

NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers – 4 in California

NASA Taps 11 American Companies to Advance Human Lunar Landers – 4 in California

NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole by 2024 and establish sustainable missions by 2028. “To accelerate our return to the Moon, […]

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development

Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop with small business awards totaling $106 million. In all, NASA has selected 142 proposals from 129 U.S. small businesses from 28 states and the District of Columbia to receive Phase […]

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which will support accelerated plans to land astronauts on the Moon by 2024.  Credits: NASA NASA is sending astronauts to the Moon and then on to Mars, in a measured, sustainable way. The direction from Space […]

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival

NASA will host a range of activities and demonstrations, including a virtual reality chair and Oculus Go trip to the Moon, at the COSI Science Festival Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4, in Columbus, Ohio. NASA’s exhibit will be in the atrium of the COSI building, located at 333 W. Broad St., from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely ‘Quake’ on Mars

 “InSight’s first readings carry on the science that began with NASA’s Apollo missions,” said InSight Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “We’ve been collecting background noise up until now, but this first event officially kicks off a new field: Martian seismology!” The new seismic event was too […]

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country. Here is a list of the major agency Earth Day activities: #PictureEarth on Social Media Celebrate the planet we all call home with NASA’s #PictureEarth social media event. Post […]

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

NASA Invites You to “Picture Earth” for Earth Day

Our magnificent planet is always ready for its close-up. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA wants to see your take. NASA invites you to celebrate the planet we call home with our #PictureEarth social media event. Post a close-up photo on social media of your favorite natural features, such as crashing waves, ancient trees, blooming […]

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