NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity’s first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2021 — The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars Thursday, after a 203-day journey traversing 293 million miles (472 million kilometers). Confirmation of the successful touchdown was announced in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California at 3:55 p.m. EST (12:55 p.m. PST).
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2020— In 2020, NASA made significant progress on America’s Moon to Mars exploration strategy, met mission objectives for the Artemis program, achieved significant scientific advancements to benefit humanity, and returned human spaceflight capabilities to the United States, all while agency teams acted quickly to assist the national COVID-19 response.
GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 24, 2020 — As part of the Artemis program, NASA will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before. The public is invited to learn more about NASA’s 21st century lunar exploration program in the next live “Getting to Know Goddard” session. The event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, […]
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2020 — NASA is seeking new partners to help the agency tell the story of human exploration at the Moon with the Artemis program in ways that engage, excite, and inspire a worldwide audience. Through the end of this decade, NASA will explore more of the lunar surface than ever before and will establish a sustainable human […]
Unique Combination of Sensors Used to Gather High Resolution Topographic and Bathymetric Lidar Data Along 12,000 Square Miles of Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast Areas Not Surveyed Since Civil War Era
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2020 — NASA released Friday the results of its first-ever agencywide economic impact report. The report shows that, through all NASA activities, the agency generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide, and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes throughout the United […]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 — NASA commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman is targeting 10:27 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 29, for the launch of its 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 24, to discuss science investigations, technology demonstrations, and commercial products launching on Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.
System increases efficiency of space exploration while decreasing human exploration risk