Missions

Making the Case for a Mission to the Martian Moon Phobos

by Tim Reyes October 1, 2014

Ask any space enthusiast, and almost anyone will say humankind’s ultimate destination is Mars. But NASA is currently gearing up to go to an asteroid. While the space agency says its Asteroid Initiative will help in the eventual goal of putting people on Mars, what if instead of going to an asteroid, we went to […]

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Gallery: 5 Exotic Places NASA’s Next-Generation Rocket Could Help Explore

by Elizabeth Howell October 1, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – Could NASA’s new rocket bring a probe to sample the geysers of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, or ferry human explorers to the surface of Mars? Representatives of contractor Boeing think so. They’ve put together some ideas for sending their Space Launch System to these far-flung destinations, which they presented at the International Astronautical […]

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Assembly Completed on Powerful Delta IV Rocket Boosting Maiden Orion Capsule Test Flight

by Ken Kremer September 28, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – Assembly of the powerful Delta IV rocket boosting the pathfinder version of NASA’s Orion crew capsule on its maiden test flight in December has been completed. Orion is NASA’s next generation human rated vehicle that will eventually carry America’s astronauts beyond Earth on voyages venturing farther into deep […]

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MOM Eyes the Limb of Mars after History Creating Arrival

by Ken Kremer September 28, 2014

India’s maiden interplanetary voyager, the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has transmitted a breathtaking new image eyeing the limb of Mars and its atmosphere against the blackness of space. The beautiful Martian image is only MOM’s second since successfully braking into orbit during the ‘history creating’ insertion maneuver days ago on Sept. 23/24. Ken Kremer on […]

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Russia Plans To Spend $8B On Space Station Through 2025: Report

by Elizabeth Howell September 24, 2014

Amid tensions surrounding international space collaboration, Russia is planning to spend $8 billion (321 billion rubles) on the International Space Station between 2016 and 2025, according to a Russian state agency report. Deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin made the announcement at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia. Part of the money […]

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