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For decades, the exploration of our solar system left one of our neighbouring planets, Venus, largely unexplored. Now, things are about to change.

Nasa has announced two missions to Venus by 2030 – here’s why that’s exciting

In the latest announcement from Nasa’s solar system exploration program, two missions have been given the go-ahead – and they’re both bound for Venus. The two ambitious missions will ...

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Teams with NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems and contractor Jacobs integrate the launch vehicle stage adapter (LVSA) for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the massive SLS core stage on the mobile launcher in the agency’s Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 22, 2021. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux

Next Element for NASA’s Moon Rocket Gets Stacked for Artemis I

Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have stacked the launch vehicle stage adapter atop the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). ...

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The Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission arrives at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Abort System facility on July 10, 2021, after being transported from the Florida spaceport’s Multi-Payload Processing Facility earlier in the day. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston

Teams Add Launch Abort System to Ready Orion for Artemis I

The Orion spacecraft for the Artemis I mission recently completed fueling and servicing checks while inside the Multi-Payload Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The capsule ...

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The Space Launch System rocket’s intertank is the first piece of the upper part of the core stage to be moved for stacking in the vehicle assembly area at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

NASA Begins Major Assembly of Rocket Stage for First Crewed Artemis Mission

The NASA team is moving parts of the Space Launch System rocket to begin assembly of the forward, or upper part, of the rocket’s core stage for the Artemis II Moon mission. On March 19, the intertank ...

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Artemis moon program logo and graphic via NASA.

NASA’s Moon Program – Artemis – Boosted At White House Press Briefing

NASA’s ongoing Artemis mission – a mission to return humans to the moon by 2024 – got a positive mention in a White House press briefing this week (February 4, 2021), a welcome boost ...

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DAVINCI+ will send a meter-diameter probe to brave the high temperatures and pressures near Venus’ surface to explore the atmosphere from above the clouds to near the surface of a terrain that may have been a past a continent. During its final kilometers of free-fall descent (shown here), the probe will capture spectacular images and chemistry measurements of the deepest atmosphere on Venus for the first time.
Credits: NASA GSFC visualization by CI Labs Michael Lentz and others

NASA to Explore Divergent Fate of Earth’s Mysterious Twin with Goddard’s DAVINCI+

Although Earth and Venus are similar in size and location, they are very different worlds today. While Earth has oceans of water and abundant life, Venus is dry and fiercely inhospitable. Although it’s ...

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Artist rendering of ESA s EnVision spacecraft. Credits: European Space Agency/Paris Observatory/VR2Planets

Then There Were 3: NASA to Collaborate on ESA’s New Venus Mission

With significantly higher resolution than that of NASA’s Magellan mission, which captured images of Venus in the early 1990s, VenSAR will improve our understanding of the planet’s surface features. ...

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Venus hides a wealth of information that could help us better understand Earth and exoplanets. NASA s JPL is designing mission concepts to survive the planet s extreme temperatures and atmospheric pressure. This image is a composite of data from NASA s Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Selects 2 Missions to Study ‘Lost Habitable’ World of Venus

NASA has selected two new missions to Venus, Earth’s nearest planetary neighbor. Part of NASA’s Discovery Program, the missions aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world when ...

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SpaceX Crew-1 NASA astronauts splash down in the Gulf of Mexico

The four Crew-1 astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico right on schedule early Sunday, returning to Earth after a six-month stay on the International Space Station. The astronauts — three ...

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Credit: NASA

What Is the International Space Station?

The International Space Station is a large spacecraft in orbit around Earth. It serves as a home where crews of astronauts and cosmonauts live. The space station is also a unique science laboratory. Several ...

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Astronaut Megan McArthur signs her name next to the SpaceX CRS-22 cargo mission sticker before the Cargo Dragon’s departure last week.

Station Research Today Benefitting Astronauts and Earthlings

Nanoparticles, time perception and peppers topped the science schedule aboard the International Space Station on Monday. Life support maintenance and cargo operations rounded out the day for the Expedition ...

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Astronauts (from left) Thomas Pesquet and Mark Vande Hei service a variety of hardware inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module.

Nanoparticles, Microscopic Animal Research during Life Support Work

Nanoparticles and microscopic animals were the research highlights aboard the International Space Station today. The Expedition 65 crew also focused on servicing life support components and Russian spacesuit ...

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This illustration depicts preliminary concepts, not a finished design. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Concepts for Mars Sample Return

The Mars Sample Return Campaign is an effort to bring samples of Martian rocks and soil back to Earth, where they can be investigated in unprecedented detail, using all the capabilities of terrestrial ...

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NASA s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this image of tracks made by the Perseverance rover during its ninth flight, on July 5. A portion of the helicopter s landing gear can be seen at top left. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team

Ingenuity’s ninth flight provided imagery that will help the Perseverance rover team develop its science plan going forward.

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Mars Express Views Red Planet’s South Pole. Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/Bill Dunford

Study Looks More Closely at Mars' Underground Water Signals

A new paper finds more radar signals suggesting the presence of subsurface ‘lakes,’ but many are in areas too cold for water to remain liquid.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Taking Flight on Another World

The Mars Helicopter, Ingenuity, is a technology demonstration to test powered, controlled flight on another world for the first time.

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credits: Lockheed Martin

NASA's X-59 Project

NASA is on a mission to revolutionize supersonic air travel for passengers across the globe, with NASA’s first large scale, piloted X-plane in more than three decades.

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Artemis Update

NASA'S Artemis Project Announces the Selection of 18 Astronauts

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NASA Launches Mars Rover

Mission Update provided by NASA
The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover, powered by the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket, has blasted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station! The liftoff went right on time, at 7:50 a.m. EDT.

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The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich ocean observation satellite lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST) Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020.
Credits: NASA TV

NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

A joint U.S.-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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