NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

(NASA) – 6 May 2018 – NASA’s Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission is on a 300-million-mile trip to Mars to study for the

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ESA Deep Space Stations Ready for NASA’s Insight Mars Flight

(ESA) – 4 May 2018 – NASA’s latest mission to Mars begins tomorrow. ESA deep space ground stations in Australia and South America will track the InSight spacecraft on NASA’s

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Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

(NASA) 06 May 2018 – NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions

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NASA Has Picked Out Three Potential Landing Sites for its Mars 2020 Rover

(THE VERGE) – As NASA continues to develop its next Mars rover, the space agency also has the important job of figuring out where to put the vehicle on the

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Space Travel’s Mental Health Toll Could Endanger Long Missions

(NEW SCIENTIST) – ISOLATION, radiation and other dangers could interact to pose a major risk to mental and physical health on long space missions, according to the US National Academies

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Weird Mars Rock Spied by Curiosity Rover Is Probably a Meteorite

(SPACE.COM) – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has stumbled onto another rock that likely fell from space.  By Mike Wall The object is a small, dark-gray spot among the reddish rock

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SpaceX Launches, Lands Rocket for First Time Since Sept Blast

(SPACE DAILY) – SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.  By Kerry Sheridan “Liftoff of

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NASA Testing SLS for Transonic Behavior

(SPACE DAILY) – Tucked away in Hampton, Virginia, is a 56-year-old NASA wind tunnel capable of generating winds speeds of up to 900 miles per hour. In its lifetime, the

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NASA’s Peer-Reviewed EM Drive Paper Has Finally Been Published

(SCIENCE ALERT) – After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA’s long-awaited EM Drive paper has finally been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the ‘impossible’ propulsion system really

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New Year Yields Interesting Bright Soil for Opportunity Rover

(SPACE DAILY) – Opportunity is located on the rim of Endeavour crater, heading south along the rim. The near-term plan is to reach a valley called “Willamette” where grooves are seen

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