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The Red Planet’s early evolution appears to be one that’s water rich, and could have been wet environments to support potential niches for ancient life.

New evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars stems from orbital observations by a NASA spacecraft of the floor of McLaughlin Crater. This feature is 1.4-mile-deep (2.2-kilometer-deep...


U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Titusville, Fla. Photo Credit/NASA

Shuttle commanders Eileen Collins and Curt Brown join scientist and payload commander Bonnie Dunbar as the latest astronauts to earn a place in the U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Their April 20 induction at NASA’s Kennedy Space...

Credit: Texas A&M/Mortari-Missel

Space clutter and what to do about this menacing problem will demand creative solutions.

Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering Professor Daniele Mortari, and his Ph.D. student Jonathan Missel, are developing a new and imaginative concept that reinvents the way the problem is approached.


NASA has forged its first international partner in plans to develop a future human deep space exploration capability.

The European Space Agency will furnish the U. S. Orion/Multipurpose Crew Vehicle with the service module for its first unpiloted test flight atop the new NASA Space Launch System in 2017 and potentially for the  first crewed mission of the capsule and heavy lift rocket in 2021.

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Portable Unit for Metabolic Analysis (PUMA). Credit: NASA

Oxygen…you can’t live without it. And you can’t leave Earth without it either.

On long duration space travel, astronauts need to carry out rigorous exercise to help combat the effects of microgravity on the body.

NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center in...

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is seen during a media briefing where NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and President and founder of Bigelow Aerospace Robert T. Bigelow announced that BEAM will join the International Space Station to test expandable space habitat technology, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Bigelow Aerospace in Las Vegas. BEAM is scheduled to...

What to do about human-made space junk? A first step is get up to speed on speeding orbital clutter!

The NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) has made public release of Orbital Debris Management and Risk Mitigation, its first publication of NASA training materials using the iBook format.

Orbital Debris...


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