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NASA announced on Wednesday that its Stardust-NExT spacecraft will rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 on Valentine's Day.
NASA's Robotic Lunar Lander Development Project at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala, has completed a series of hot fire tests and taken delivery of a new propulsion system for integration into a more sophisticated free-flying autonomous robotic lander prototype.
Researchers say that nuclear decay-driven machines could gather gases from the atmosphere of Mars for propulsion.
BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace-built Deep Impact Flyby spacecraft successfully completed another "first" for NASA on November 4 when its onboard cameras captured spectacular images of comet Hartley 2 as part of the EPOXI mission.
NASA has awarded Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) contracts to six companies for the purchase of technical data resulting from industry efforts to develop vehicle capabilities and demonstrate end-to-end robotic lunar landing missions.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander discovered a surpise chemical in 2008, which suggests that carbon-based chemicals found in 1976 by Viking Mars landers could be from the Martian soil and not from cleaning fluids.
Russia and India are battling China in a modern-day space race to land an unmanned probe on the moon.
NASA has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to purchase specific data resulting from industry efforts to test and verify vehicle capabilities through demonstrations of small robotic landers.
PASADENA, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander's solar panels.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful.
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