Abandoned by NASA, the European Space Agency has begun working with the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, to [...]
Something big could be brewing on the dusty plains of Mars—but NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in Pasadena, Calif., is keeping mum as to what that discovery might be. It appears that [...]
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The Mars Science Laboratory rover “Curiosity” has been actively studying the surface of Mars using the rover’s Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument. SAM has been studying the Martian atmosphere for signs of life on the Red Planet.
NASA has selected ATK’s MegaFlex™ solar array design under the space agency’s Space Technology Program thru a competition held to develop lightweight, compact, solar array structures. Under this program, ATK received a little over $6 million to develop the MegaFlex™ design. These solar arrays will be developed at ATK’s Space Components Division located in Goleta, Calif., [...]
Yesterday, NASA announced its next mission. We’re going back to Mars in 2016 to get a look at the red planet’s internal structure with the aptly named InSight mission. The goal is for scientists to get some (pardon the pun) [...]
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Want to keep up-to-date on what the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity is doing? Here is the second in a series of video updates by NASA. Find out what NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has done to prepare the rover for her upcoming mission of exploration.
Video courtesy of NASA/JPL/MSSS – Compiled by Spaceflight 101
This video is a higher-quality version of the MARDI imagery released showing the heat shield falling away and the rover’s descent to the surface of Mars.
Curiosity is getting ready to use her laser cannon. [...]