NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

April 27, 2017

By Preston Dyches (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo (NASA HQ) NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and […]




NASA Invests in 22 Visionary Exploration Concepts

April 10, 2017

By Andrew Good (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Gina Anderson (NASA HQ) A mechanical rover inspired by a Dutch artist. A weather balloon that recharges its batteries in the clouds of Venus. These are just two of the […]




Student-Built Robots Compete in Robotics Competition

March 24, 2017

By Jeannette Owens (NASA Glenn Research Center), Katherine Brown (NASA HQ), and William Jeffs (Johnson Space Center) Over 1,500 high school students from Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will compete in the 16th […]




JPL Tests Robotics in Ice Caves Near Active Volcano

February 13, 2017

Descent into a Frozen Underworld By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, jpl.nasa.gov Mt. Erebus is at the end of our world — and offers a portal to another. It’s our planet’s southernmost active volcano, reaching 12,448 […]




NASA, UCI Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

February 11, 2017

By Carol Rasmussen, NASA Earth Science News Team Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic increase […]




NASA Michoud Assembly Facility Recovering from Tornado

February 9, 2017

By Stephanie Schierholz (NASA HQ) and Kim Newton (Marshall Space Flight Center) Teams at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans worked overnight and are continuing Wednesday with assessment and recovery efforts following a tornado strike at […]




NASA’s NuSTAR Finds New Clues to Chameleon Supernova

January 24, 2017

By Elizabeth Landau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory “We’re made of star stuff,” astronomer Carl Sagan famously said. Nuclear reactions that happened in ancient stars generated much of the material that makes up our bodies, our planet and […]




NASA’s NEOWISE Mission Spies One Comet, Maybe Two

December 30, 2016

By DC Agle (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Laurie Cantillo and Dwayne Brown (NASA Headquarters) NASA’s NEOWISE mission has recently discovered some celestial objects traveling through our neighborhood, including one on the blurry line between asteroid and comet. […]




Sea Robots: From Monterey Bay to Europa

December 5, 2016

By Andrew Good, Jet Propulsion Laboratory If you think operating a robot in space is hard, try doing it in the ocean. Saltwater can corrode your robot and block its radio signals. Kelp forests can tangle […]




Lockheed Martin-built GOES-R Weather Satellite Launched

November 20, 2016

New Weather Satellite for NOAA to Greatly Improve Weather Forecasting and Warnings By Gary Napier, Lockheed Martin NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched yesterday at 6:42pm (ET) from […]




NASA Small Satellites Will Take a Fresh Look at Earth

November 8, 2016

By Alan Buis (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Steve Cole (NASA HQ) Beginning this month, NASA is launching a suite of six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative new approaches for studying our changing planet. […]




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