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WASHINGTON — NASA Tuesday issued a Request for Information (RFI) that will help agency officials better understand current plans in the U.S. commercial space industry for a robotic lunar landing capability. The RFI will assist NASA in assessing U.S. industry’s interest in partnerships to develop a robotic lander that could enable commercial and agency missions.
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 […]
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 […]
On the 3,309th Martian day, or sol, of its mission on Mars (May 15, 2013), NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity drove 263 feet (80 meters) southward along the western rim of Endeavour Crater. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
PASADENA, Calif — While Apollo 17 astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt visited Earth’s moon for three days in […]
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity drilled into this rock target, “Cumberland,” during the 279th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars (May 19, 2013) and collected a powdered sample of material from the rock’s interior. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
PASADENA, Calif — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm […]
This map shows the location of “Cumberland,” the second drilling target for NASA’s Curiosity rover, in relation to the “John Klein” site, within the southwestern lobe of a shallow depression called “Yellowknife Bay.” The base map is part of an image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance […]
NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity working in the Matijevic Hill area on Endeavour’s rim. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University
NASA announced that Mars rover Opportunity recovered from a glitch that forced the rover into standby mode on April 22.
“Opportunity rover is back under ground control, executing a sequence of commands sent by the […]
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered what could be segments of the Soviet Union’s Mars 3 spacecraft, which disappeared on the Red Planet in 1971. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
On May 28, 1971, the Soviet Mars 3 spacecraft blasted off from Baikonur atop a Proton-K rocket, just nine days after its sister probe Mars 2. […]
If the cosmos is filled with alien life, then why haven’t we heard from them? Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle
This article originally appeared on the website for The Planetary Society and is republished with permission.
You and your wife are on a two-hour trip late at night in separate cars, travelling through dense fog. […]