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Rover Challenge Issued By NASA To Students
2013-11-30 04:16:39

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students, some of whom will have only recently earned their driver’s licenses, will soon have the opportunity to test drive vehicles for use on other planets, asteroids, moons and comets. NASA has issued a new engineering design challenge for teams of high school and college students: to design, build and test vehicles on the simulated surface of another world. Registration for the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will be...

Tomorrow's Discoveries Title
2013-11-12 11:58:49

[ Watch the Video: Powering A Manned Mission To Mars ] In the last half century, mankind has begun to explore the solar system. We’ve imaged foreign worlds, discovered new moons, and reached beyond our Sun’s influence. But much has changed; our dreams of learning about the heavens are only expanding and becoming more ambitious. Soon, man will unleash a new wave of explorers to visit planets and moons in our little corner of the galaxy. There are even plans to send astronauts to...

World Space Walk 2013: Simultaneous Experiments Performed By Three Mars Analogue Spacesuit Teams
2013-10-10 12:36:21

AlphaGalileo Foundation One of the key elements of equipment for a future human expedition to Mars will be a spacesuit that allows astronauts to roam the Martian surface. Now, for the first time, three Mars analogue suit development teams around the world have performed simultaneous experiments, coordinated from a single mission control center. The experiments are a first step in developing a universal standard for comparing Mars analogue suits in terms of the impact they have on the...

Mars Rover 2020 Mission
2013-09-28 04:12:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA has announced that they are currently accepting applications from researchers hoping to have their science and exploration technology instruments become part of the payload of the US space agency’s next Mars rover. The new rover, which is scheduled to be launched in July or August of 2020, will further explore Mars and determine whether or not the Red Planet could be a potential habitat for life. It will also seek out signs...

Gravity Film Real NASA science
2013-09-27 11:14:13

[ Watch The Video: Sandra Bullock's 'Out-Of-This-World' Role ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most anticipated films of the year, Gravity, will be coming to theaters next weekend, and while it is sure to provide a thrilling "what-if" scenario, it will also shed light on the dangers NASA astronauts face during each spacewalk. In Gravity, two astronauts end up drifting in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by space...

2013-09-26 12:33:20

NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions. The one-year grants from NASA's Space Technology Research Grants Program are worth about $250,000 each, with an additional year of research possible. Selected proposals address technology challenges that may improve astrophysics scientific instruments, oxygen recovery for space life...

NASA Introduces The Next Generation Of Astronauts
2013-08-20 14:56:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA introduced its next generation of astronauts on Tuesday, as well as a deep space exploration roadmap. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden took the stage to formally welcome eight new astronauts to the space agency. These new astronauts will be among the first generation to potentially carry out the missions to asteroids and Mars. "This class joins a distinguished and elite group of Americans who have carried out historic missions...

BBC Examines How To Get To Mars
2013-07-24 12:18:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This weekend, BBC News and Imperial College London will treat BBC viewers to a five-part television series depicting how a manned mission to Mars might unfold. The mini-series, titled "How to put a human on Mars," examines the many challenges of the such a mission, including creating artificial gravity to prevent muscle atrophy, protecting astronauts from solar radiation, and landing the crew and other assets on the Martian...

Asteroid Capture In Peril By Potential Budget Cuts
2013-06-20 04:47:33

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA missions designed to send astronauts to Mars and capture an asteroid for closer analysis could be in danger due to a new bill in the House of Representatives that would cap spending at the US space agency. According to FoxNews.com, the draft spending bill would drop funding for the proposed asteroid retrieval and relocation project while limiting NASA´s spending to approximately $16.87 billion over the next two years. The...


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