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How’s the Weather in Jezero Crater? According to Perseverance: Cold

The Perseverance rover just provided its first Martian weather report (it was cold!), which could help inform future missions involving…

17 hours ago

Lunar Gateway Will Maintain its Orbit With a 6 kW ion Engine

The ionic propulsion system that will allow the Lunar Gateway to orbit the Moon just got its first test, and…

6 days ago

A Lake in a Martian Crater was Once Filled by Glacial Runoff

Using images obtained by the MRO, a team of researchers has found features on Mars that were formed billions of…

1 week ago

Maybe Mars Didn’t Lose its Water After All. It’s Still Trapped on the Planet

Roughly 4 billion years ago, Mars looked a lot different than it does today. For starters, its atmosphere was thicker…

2 weeks ago

This Time NASA’s SLS Hotfire Goes the Full 8 Minutes

The Core Stage of NASA's SLS rocket passed its Hot Fire test with flying colors, remaining lit for over 8…

2 weeks ago

A 1-Stage, Fully Reusable Lunar Lander Makes the Most Sense for Returning Humans to the Moon

A study conducted by researchers from Moscow and MIT has determined that a reusable lunar lander is the best option…

2 weeks ago

Exploring the Moon’s Shadowed Regions Using Beamed Energy

NASA is exploring new concepts for its long-awaited return to the Moon, one of which promises to "beam" power wherever…

2 weeks ago

Remembering NASA Flight Director Glynn Lunney, 1936-2021

Legendary NASA flight director Glynn Lunney has passed away at age 84. Lunney played a key role in the early…

3 weeks ago

Perseverance has Started Driving on Mars

On February 18th, 2021, NASA's Perseverance rover landed in the Jezero Crater on Mars. Over the next two years of…

3 weeks ago

A Titan Mission Could Refuel on Site and Return a Sample to Earth

As part of the 2021 NAIC proposals, NASA is investigating a concept for a sample-return mission to Titan that would…

4 weeks ago