Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-04-30 02:20
An April 29 exploration forum aired on NASA Television from NASA headquarters, featured Administrator Charles Bolden and other agency leadership showcasing NASA's human exploration path to Mars. NASA is developing the capabilities needed to send astronauts to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-03-13 23:14
Meyya Meyyappan is the director of the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center. In this video interview with Physics World, Meyyappan explains why NASA is placing so much faith in nanotechnology for the future of its space-exploration programme. Visit physicsworld.com for more videos, webinars and podcasts.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-02-07 02:43
NASA is known for hi-tech wizardry when it comes to spacecraft, but some of that whiz bang technology has floated back down to earth and made it into objects we use everyday. Here are five that surprised us!
Submitted by Exponential Times on Fri, 2014-01-24 06:16
Two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, landed on the Red Planet in January, 2004, on a 90-day mission. Spirit's mission lasted 2,269 days (over 6 years) and ended in 2010. Ten years after landing, the Opportunity rover continues to explore. The rover's science team explains how Opportunity traversed the Red Planet, examined the diverse environment and sent back data that transformed our understanding of Mars.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2014-01-23 09:20
For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet. The five launches, including two to the International Space Station, are part of a very busy year for NASA Earth science researchers, who also will conduct airborne campaigns to the poles and hurricanes, develop advanced sensor technologies, and use satellite data and analytical tools to improve natural hazard and climate change preparedness.
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2014-01-08 01:39
NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Media held public events at the museum to commemorate 10 years of roving across Mars. Activities highlighted the images and achievements of Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity and how Mars robotic exploration and discovery will aid plans for a future human mission to Mars. NASA landed the rovers on Mars in January 2004 and both completed three-month prime missions in April 2004. Although Spirit stopped communicating with Earth in March 2010, Opportunity continues to explore. The rovers have made important discoveries about wet environments on ancient Mars that may have been favorable for supporting microbial life.