NASA's Mars Helicopter Delivers 'Bird's Eye' Views from 9th Flight, Perseverance Prepares for First Sampling

This view from Ingenuity shows the location called “Raised Ridges,” which is thought to be part of an ancient fracture system where water may have flowed underground. You can see one “foot” of the helicopter on the left side as well as the helicopter’s shadow on the ground at the bottom of the image. […]

NASA, Northrop Grumman Finalize Lunar Gateway Integration Contract

@NASA & @NorthropGrumman have finalized contracts to integrate, test & deliver the first pressurized elements of the Lunar Gateway, scheduled to launch NET 2024. […]

NASA Announces Long-Awaited Return to Venus with Two Exciting New Discovery Missions

Artist’s concept of DAVINCI+ as it descends through the thick Venusian atmosphere to the surface. It is one of two new NASA missions that will return to Venus for the first time in over 30 years. Image Credit: NASA GSFC visualization by CI Labs Michael Lentz and others

On June 2, NASA announced its […]

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Begins Long Journey Home with First-Ever Asteroid Sample from Bennu

Artist’s depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft departing the Asteroid Bennu and beginning its long voyage back to Earth. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) mission has completed its in-depth study of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, and has now begun its 2-year journey back to Earth […]

NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Achieves Historic First Powered Flight on Another World

Success! The Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, took this photo looking down at its own shadow on the surface after liftoff. This is the first time that powered, controlled flight has been accomplished on another planet. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

After much anticipation, NASA’s first-ever Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has successfully completed its first test flight, which took […]

Walker Becomes Third Female ISS Skipper, Expedition 65 Set For Three Commanders

Expedition 65 astronauts Shannon Walker, @Aki_Hoshide & @Thom_astro are set to take turns at commanding @Space_Station over the next few months. […]

Maxar, Busek Conclude End-to-End Testing of SEP System for Lunar Gateway Element

@Maxar & Busek have completed end-to-end hot-fire testing of Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) systems for @NASA’s Power and Propulsion Element (PPE). […]

Serendipitous Juno Discovery Suggests Zodiacal Light Caused by Dust from Mars

The zodiacal light is seen as a faint glow that extends upwards just before dawn or just after dusk. Scientists thought the dust that causes it came from asteroids or comets, but now new data from the Juno mission suggests the dust originated on Mars. Photo Credit: A. Fitzsimmons/ESO/Wikipedia

A team of scientists with […]

Northrop Grumman Receives Propulsion Contract for Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV)

As another rover sets to work on Mars, @NorthropGrumman has begun work on a mission that will bring @NASAPersevere’s samples back to Earth. […]

Starliner's OFT-2 Launch Date Under Review, Ahead of Busy April at Space Station

A busy Visiting Vehicle manifest @Space_Station in April has produced another delay for @Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner OFT-2 mission. […]