Video courtesy NASA / JPL
NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) released a video encompassing the last year of the Curiosity rover digging, scooping, and drilling for science on Mars.
Curiosity is the car-sized rover launched on November 26, 2011, as part of the […]
The rapid pace of United Launch Alliance was made apparent during the lead up to the recent launch of an Atlas V rocket (which took place on July 19). Over at a nearby pad, ULA was preparing another rocket to be launched just 19 days later on Aug. 7. Photo Credit: ULA
While there […]
Despite dire weather predictions, United Launch Alliance successfully delivered the MUOS 2 spacecraft orbit via the venerable Atlas V rocket. Liftoff occurred at 9 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Today United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully sent the […]
NASA image of proposed 2020 Mars rover.
NASA detailed its plans for the next robotic mission to Mars on Tuesday, July 9 during a conference held in Washington, D.C. This mission will use a robot similar to the successful Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity which touched down on the surface of Mars almost one […]
An Atlas V rocket with its GPSIIF4 payload launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace
Between them, they have spent nearly five decades sending robotic explorers to almost every planet—and a few “non-planets,” too—in our Solar System. Missions bound for Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, […]
Image Credit: Planetary Resources
After a month-long campaign, Planetary Resources, Inc., a company with its eye on mining asteroids, reached its goal on Sunday, June 30 of raising $1.5 million through crowdfunding. The money, pledged by 17,600 supporters through the Kickstarter website, will go toward launching the world’s first public-use space telescope—Arkyd. Due to […]
In this panorama shot, one can see the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity’s view of its destination—Mount Sharp on Mars. Photo Credit: NASA / JPL / Caltech / MSSS
Curiosity is approaching the biggest turning point to date in its planned two-year mission of exploration on the Red Planet. This is according to NASA […]
SpaceX—the first company to send a spacecraft to orbit and have it return safely to Earth, the first company to journey to and deliver supplies to the International Space Station—appears to be setting its sights on Mars. Photo Credit: Jason Rhian / AmericaSpace
Mars, the world that has transfixed so many for so long, […]
Findings from the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity reveal the amount of radiation that astronauts would be exposed to exceeds career limits imposed by NASA. Photo Credit: NASA
Mars might be further out of reach than we previously thought. This stems from recent findings made by the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity’s Radiation […]
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission plan. Image Credit: ISRO.
The India Space Research Organisation, ISRO, is preparing for the launch of its Mars Orbiter Mission by November 2013, which will see the Mangalyaan Mars probe lift off from ISRO’s launch site at Sriharikota, on the east coast of the India mainland. ISRO’s primary goal for […]