NASA has installed the wheels, air brakes and parachute system of Perseverance, the rover designed to collect samples for the Mars 2020 mission. The space agency said Friday its Kennedy Space Center completed the rover's wheel installation March 30, following a test in December with mock-up wheels.Read More »
NASA has proposed an outline on how to approach the progressive phases of the Artemis program, an effort to revive manned space exploration. The space agency said Friday delivered a plan that lists requirements for lunar exploration and the progressive phases that would lead astronauts to Mars.Read More »
Frontier Aerospace and NASA have completed testing of two prototype thruster systems being developed to support landers for the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program and the Artemis mission in 2024.Read More »
NASA has launched a competition in search of a new lunar soil collection tool for a certain digging robot under development. The Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot or RASSOR requires a new bucket drum for storage of lunar soil, also known as regolith, the space agency said March 17.Read More »
NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel has released its report on the space agency's efforts to promote safety across 2019 activities. The 2019 ASAP report focused on efforts to qualify systems for the agency's space exploration and Commercial Crew Program activities, NASA said Wednesday.Read More »
NASA has chosen four organizations to deliver science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects that promote space exploration.Read More »
NASA has officially opened one of the three permanent ground stations of the Near Earth Network’s Launch Communications Segment that will provide services to support future space explorations including the Artemis moon landing mission.
The space agency said Wednesday the Kennedy Uplink Station, located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will work with companion ground stations Ponce De Leon and Bermuda to facilitate communications for Artemis launch missions.Read More »