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2014-01-16 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the progress of NASA's partnerships with the U.S. commercial space industry to develop new spacecraft and rockets capable of delivering cargo, and soon, astronauts to low Earth orbit, the agency is now looking for opportunities to spur commercial cargo transportation capabilities to the surface of the moon. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA has released an announcement seeking...

2013-04-11 12:54:42

The following are statements from the associate administrators of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate on the administration's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year. From Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier: "The mission to find, capture and redirect an asteroid robotically, and then visit it with astronauts to study it and return samples takes...

2013-04-10 16:20:58

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following are statements from the associate administrators of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, Science Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate on the administration's budget request for the 2014 fiscal year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) From Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier: "The mission to find, capture...

Manned Moon Mission A No Go, Says NASA's Charles Bolden
2013-04-09 07:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We are less than a week away from the third anniversary of President Barack Obama´s Kennedy Space Center speech where he announced ambitious goals to launch a human mission to an asteroid in 2025 and to further work toward a manned Mars mission. And while some would like to see humans return to the Moon, the President said during that April 2010 speech: “We´ve been there before. Buzz has been there. There´s a lot...

2012-08-20 10:20:32

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected a new mission, set to launch in 2016, that will take the first look into the deep interior of Mars to see why the Red Planet evolved so differently from Earth as one of our solar system's rocky planets. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new mission, named InSight, will place instruments on the Martian surface to investigate whether the core of Mars is solid or liquid like Earth's and why...

2012-07-18 09:31:51

NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon. These mission simulations, known as analog missions, are performed at extreme and often remote Earth locations to prepare for robotic and human missions to extraterrestrial destinations. The In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) analog mission is a collaboration of NASA partners, primarily the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), with help from the...

2012-07-17 10:21:37

HILO, Hawaii, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is conducting a nine-day field test starting Tuesday outside Hilo, Hawaii, to evaluate new exploration techniques for the surface of the moon. These mission simulations, known as analog missions, are performed at extreme and often remote Earth locations to prepare for robotic and human missions to extraterrestrial destinations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)...

Workshop Held Regarding Future Of Mars Missions
2012-06-27 14:02:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com International scientists and engineers gathered together in Houston, Texas a few weeks ago to discuss ideas about future exploration of Mars. The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) set up a workshop to bring in new ideas, concepts and capabilities to address the challenges of exploring the Red Planet. The discussions provided information for reformulating NASA's Mars Exploration Program (MEP) to be responsive to high-priority science goals and the...

2012-04-23 06:22:42

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Moon Express, a Google Lunar X PRIZE contender, announced today that it has successfully delivered a mission design package to NASA under its Innovative Lunar Demonstration Data (ILDD) Program, providing NASA continuing data on the development of the company's commercial lunar missions and plans to mine the Moon for precious planetary resources. The newest task order in the $10M ILDD contract called for Moon Express to provide NASA with...

2011-09-12 15:47:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, Md. will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. It's a free afternoon of eye-opening, hands-on activities spotlighting the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), an unmanned mission exploring the Moon's features and resources to aid in the design of future lunar outposts. (Logo:...