Flying the Friendly Martian Skies: NASA to Test Mars Airplane Prototype

Artist’s conception of the Prandtl-m airplane flying above the surface of Mars. Image Credit: NASA Illustration/Dennis Calaba

For several decades, Mars has been a busy place, with orbiters, landers, and rovers providing unprecedented views of the Red Planet. Another exciting possibility which has yet to be realized is an airplane, which could soar […]

Suborbital Rocket Launches From NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

Photo Credit: NASA / Chris Perry

A Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital rocket carrying experiments developed by university students nationwide in the RockSat-X program was successfully launched at 6 a.m. EDT, August 13, from NASA’s launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Students and Teachers Become Rocket Scientists at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility

Photo Credit: Colorado Space Grant Consortium / NASA

WASHINGTON — More than 120 students and educators will delve into the world of rocket science June 15-21 during Rocket Week at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

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Rock On! Student Experiments Set to Launch on Thursday

A NASA Terrier-Orion sounding rocket leaves the launch pad at the Wallops Flight Facility on June 24, 2010, carrying RockOn! and RockSat-C experiments. Photo Credit: NASA

This week, university students behind four atmospheric and technology experiments will get to see their ideas take flight. Literally. Four student-built experiments are set to launch on […]