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A DVD will be attached to the MAVEN spacecraft for the journey to Mars.(Courtesy Lockheed Martin/LASP)

Want to go along for the ride aboard NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission?

Here’s a way without packing your bags.

The MAVEN Mars orbiter is being groomed for liftoff in November, 2013. It will carry with it selected art and...

NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission Notional Concept Video, released on YouTube, offers a fast paced account of how U. S. astronauts might launch aboard an Orion spacecraft mounted atop a Space Launch System rocket to rendezvous with a small asteroid and gather samples.

The space agency is seeking the funds to start preparations for such an expedition as part of NASA’s proposed 2014 budget.

The mission itself, a piloted test flight of the Orion/SLS system, could take place as early as 2021. It would follow a novel robotic mission to locate and capture a small asteroid well beyond the Earth and then maneuver it into a...

The Boeing Co. is partnered with Space Center Houston to develop a unique $12 million educational display commemorating NASA’s space shuttle era.

The Shuttle and 747 Carrier Project is expected to open in 2015 at Space Center Houston, the official visitor’s center for NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Artist's rendering of new Space Center Houston space shuttle exhibit. Image Credit...

Dream Chaser takes flight over NASA Dryden Desert. Credit: Carla Thomas/NASA

NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colo., successfully completed a captive-carry test of the firm’s Dream Chaser spacecraft today at the...


NASA will bring its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, a 16 inch space telescope, out of retirement in September to scan the solar system for potential destinations for the agency’s proposed Asteroid Retrieval Mission — an ambitious bid to corral a small asteroid into orbit around the moon, where it could be explored by U. S. astronauts.

WISE was launched in 2009 and deactivated two years ago.



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