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RBSP Rides ULA Atlas V to 'Storm' Heaven's Secrets

Photo Credit: Mike Killian – ARES Institute / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — NASA’s twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) satellites slowly, steadily rode a Atlas V 401 launch vehicle to orbit Saturday, Aug. 30 at 4:05 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41). This is the second scientific mission launched [...]

Bolden Highlights Commercial Partners' Efforts

Charles Bolden addresses members of the media during a press event at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden stopped by NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida in an effort to highlight the efforts of the space agency’s [...]

Martian Weather Provided Perfect Landing Conditions

This global map of Mars was acquired on Aug. 4, 2012, by the Mars Color Imager instrument on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. One global map is generated each day to forecast weather conditions for the entry, descent and landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover. The atmosphere is clear and seasonal around Gale Crater, in agreement [...]

Morpheus Moving Forward Not Starting Over

Video courtesy of NASA

NASA has released the following video that highlighted the loss of the space agency’s Morpheus lander. This prototype vehicle began testing at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas but was recently moved to Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was at KSC’s Shuttle Landing Facility where the [...]

Curiosity Spotted on Parachute by Orbiter

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera captured this image of Curiosity while the orbiter was listening to transmissions from the rover. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

During the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity this morning the orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this stunning image of the [...]

NASA Makes it Look Easy - Curiosity Safely on Mars

The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity safely touched down on the surface of Mars at 1:34 a.m. EDT. The stage is now set to have Curiosity search the Red Planet for signs of life. Image Credit: Max-Q Entertainment

A difficult and daring descent by NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) has resulted in a spectacular [...]

The 'God of Dreams' Rises at Kennedy Space Center

Seen here in the right of this image, Jon Olansen, JSC Morpheus Project Manager details how the Morpheus lander was developed. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

The stuff of dreams arrived at Kennedy Space Center this week. The Morpheus project flew in from Texas to conduct test flights of its special new lander [...]

Saving Curiosity’s Landing Relay Satellite

Mars Odyssey Launched in 2001 is depicted over the Martian south polar ice cap. It also will act as a real time relay satellite for sending Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent and Landing milestones back to Earth. Image Credit: JPL

The late July emergency repositioning of the NASA Mars Odyssey orbiter after a serious [...]

NASA Conducts Mission Simulations In Hawaii

NASA is testing out ways to cultivate lunar resources by training using similar equipment in Hilo, Hawaii. Image Credit: NASA

Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the commander of Apollo 17, was the last man who walked on the Moon in December 1972. NASA is currently conducting a nine-day field test outside Hilo, Hawaii, so they can [...]

Atlas V Launches AEHF-2 Satellite For Classified U.S. Messages

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V carries a U.S. Air Force/ Lockheed Martin AEHF spacecraft to orbit. The AEHF-2 satellite will carry the most highly-classified U. S. satcom traffic. This flight marks the 30th successful Atlas V mission; the launch vehicle has a 100 percent success record. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

The second U.S. Air [...]